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Nicola Sturgeon: Politicians ‘united in defence of democracy’

Nicola Sturgeon has said all General Election campaigners will be “united in defence of our democracy” as the campaigning formally resumes.

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Donald Trump was rebuked by Theresa May over intelligence leaks. Picture: Getty Images

US promises crackdown after Manchester investigation leaks

US president Donald Trump was forced to calm a growing row between UK and US intelligence services after a series of leaks from the Manchester bombing investigation that infuriated investigators and hurt grieving families.

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The Princess Royal and Right Rev Dr Derek Browning, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. PICTURE: ANDREW  O'BRIEN

Kirk agrees to apologise for failing to recognise gay people

The 2017 General Assembly of the Church of Scotland agreed on Thursday that the Kirk should apologise individually and corporately for failing to recognise the Christian vocation of gay people.

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Former TV weatherman Fred Talbot arrives at court.  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Former TV weatherman Fred Talbot found guilty of sex offences

Former TV weatherman Fred Talbot has been convicted of a string of sex offences against schoolboys he took on trips to Scotland more than 35 years ago.

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Kalyani Uthaman suffered multiple organ failure after the scalding and died in hospital. Picture: Contributed

Edinburgh hotel pays compensation over shower scalding death

The family of a tourist who died after being scalded in an Edinburgh hotel shower has received an apology and compensation from the owners.

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Scottish Police Authority chairman, Andrew Flanagan. Picture: Michael Gillen

Scottish Police Authority chairman loses confidence of MSPs

A cross-party committee of MSPs has heaped pressure on the chairman of the Scottish Police Authority by saying it has “no confidence” in his leadership.

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Barack Obama is in Edinburgh on Friday.

Details of Barack Obama dinner in Edinburgh revealed

Guests at a charity dinner with former US president Barack Obama will be given the chance to bid for a part in the next film of the Harry Potter franchise.

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Revellers from Airdrie enjoying the sun on Ayr beach. Picture: SWNS

Scotland’s weather: Scots bask in record mini-heatwave

Scots are being urged to bask in a record-breaking mini-heatwave while they can as cooler temperatures and thunderstorms are set to move in towards the end of the bank holiday weekend.

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People gathered for a vigil in Manchester's Albert Square on Tuesday evening. Picture: PA

David Walsh: A love letter to Manchester

The humanity shown in adversity by his fellow Mancunians offers a way forward for a world confronted with terror, writes David Walsh

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Daniel Broby  of CeFRI sees blockchain unlocking opportunities.

Where do I learn skills needed to work in Scotland’s fintech sector?

From the days when Clydeside rattled with the roar of shipbuilding to oil and steel manufacturing, engineering and medical breakthroughs, brewing, textiles and agriculture, Scottish industry and skills have led the way.

Meeting the challenges that each industry brings, evolving to meet fresh demands and carving a successful reputation as a world leader – whether in distilling or banking, jute, journalism or Dolly the Sheep – Scotland has consistently punched above its weight.

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Manchester attack: Armed police to patrol on board trains

Armed police officers are patrolling on board trains nationwide for the first time.

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May ‘must bear responsibility’ for Arena attack, claims Ukip

Theresa May “must bear some responsibility” over the Manchester terror attack, a senior Ukip figure has claimed as the party cut short a campaign truce to launch its general election manifesto.

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Ruth Davidson gets election campaigning underway again

Scottish political leaders signal end to election truce

Tory leader Ruth Davidson has urged Scots to use the General Election as a chance to "move on" from the uncertainty of recent years as campaigning resumes north of the border tomorrow.

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Isabella Jackson, 72, attends Kirkcaldy sheriff court (Pic: George McLuskie)

Jail for Fife OAP who threatened to kill Prime Minister

A Fife woman in her 70s has been jailed for almost four years for sending death threats to the Prime Minister, emailing bomb threats and sending white powder to Levenmouth Police Station.

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People enjoying the sunny weather at Portobello Beach. Picture; Greg Macvean

Scotland’s weather: Edinburgh hotter than Canary Islands

SKYROCKETING temperatures in the capital are set to make Edinburgh warmer than Cape Town and Lanzarote over the bank holiday weekend, as Scotland prepares for its hottest May temperatures in five years.

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A project to restore peat bogs at Forsinard, in Sutherland's Flow Country, is among six international initiatives to win funding from the European Outdoor Conservation Association

Scottish peatland restoration wins £26,000 funding boost

A peatland restoration project in the far north of Scotland is among a group of international initiatives selected to receive funding from the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA).

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A fishing boat enters Port Seton. The value of fish landings reached a record high in 2016. Picture: Julie Bull/TSPL

Value of fishing in Scotland reaches record high

The value of Scotland’s fishing industry has reached a record high ahead of the Brexit negotiations which will determine its future.

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Manchester United's Wayne Rooney donated 100,000 pounds to the victims of the Manchester terror attack. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Wayne Rooney donates £100k to Manchester bombing victims

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has donated £100,000 to help the victims of Monday’s terror attack in Manchester.

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The professor will look at the role of play in global education. Picture Toby Williams

University of Cambridge recruits Professor of Lego

The University of Cambridge has recruited a Lego Professor of Play following widespread interest in what was billed as a dream job role.

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