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Obituary: Eberhard ‘Paddy’ Bort, academic, folk music activist and local democracy champion

Born: 1 December, 1954, in Ilsfeld, Germany. Died: 17 February, 2017 in Edinburgh, aged 62.


Obituary: Ronald DS Jack, Professor Emeritus of Medieval and Scottish Literature, University of Edinburgh

Professor Ronald DS Jack. Born: 3 April, 1941 in Ayr. Died 14 December, 2016 in Edinburgh, aged 75.

Co-operative Energy is to pay out compensation to customers after a string of failings in its billing and complaints resolution processes.

Consumers switching of energy suppliers reaches six year high

Switching of energy suppliers has surged to a six-year high as householders increasingly shop around for better deals on gas and electricity.

Mary's Meals celebrates feeding one million children around the world every school day. Picture: Chris Watt

Mary’s Meals expanding food project to Syrian schools

A Scottish charity has expanded its school feeding programme into Syria to help youngsters rebuild their lives following years of civil war.

Two-fifths of drivers unaware of tougher phone punishments

Two-fifths of drivers unaware of tougher phone punishments

Two-fifths of drivers are unaware they face tougher punishments for using a hand-held mobile phone while driving, a study has found.

Georgina Mackie was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015. Picture:  Lenny Warren / Warren Media 07

One in three cancer sufferers in Scotland has no savings

Thirty per cent of Scottish cancer sufferers have no savings to help cushion the financial impact of the disease, according to new research.

Drivers fined £100 after speeding crackdown in Grangemouth

Drivers fined £100 after speeding crackdown in Grangemouth

Four drivers have been fined £100 after a police crackdown on speeding in the Grangemouth area.

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David Tennant plays the Scottish psychiatrist RD Laing in his latest movie Mad To Be Normal.

David Tennant closes Glasgow Film Festival with RD Laing biopic

David Tennant drew the Glasgow Film Festival to a close as he unveiled his portrayal of a hugely controversial Scottish psychiatrist.

Game Of Thrones star Neil Fingleton, who has died at the age of 36. Picture: Geoff Caddick/PA Wire

Game of Thrones star Neil Fingleton dies age 36

Game Of Thrones star Neil Fingleton has died at the age of 36, it has been reported.

The new version of the Nokia 3310 which has been unveiled at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. Picture: Martin Landi/PA Wire

Nokia relaunches 3310 mobile phone - with snake

Nokia is to relaunch its 3310 mobile phone as the technology firm revealed a new line-up of smartphones in an attempted revamp of the company.

Bill Paxton, who has died after complications following surgery. Picture: Ian West/PA Wire

Aliens actor Bill Paxton dies age 61 following surgery

Actor Bill Paxton has died after complications following surgery.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn speaking on the third day of the Scottish Labour Party Conference at Perth Concert Hall. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Jeremy Corbyn: ‘SNP should clear up its mess and forget indryref2’

Embattled Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has told Nicola Sturgeon to forget a second independence referendum and clear up the “shameful” mess she has made in governing Scotland.

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Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street, London. Picture: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Theresa May urges voters: Use local ballot to reject indyref2

The Prime Minister has urged voters in Scotland to use May’s council elections to make clear to Nicola Sturgeon that they do not want to have another independence referendum.

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Michael Jamieson won the silver medal in the 200m breast stroke at the London Olympics. Picture: Robert Perry The Scotsman.

Michael Jamieson retires after opening up on depression battle

Olympic silver-medallist Michael Jamieson has retired from competitive swimming.

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Puffins on the Isle of May in the Firth of Forth. Picture: Jane Barlow / TSPL

Volunteers needed to work and live on tiny Scottish island

Bird-loving volunteers are being hunted for a “chance of a lifetime opportunity” to work and live on a tiny Scottish island,

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A double decker bus at New Gunter station. Picture: Wikicommons

Double decker trains ‘could ease Edinburgh to Glasgow travel crisis’

Using double decker trains to transport passengers between Edinburgh and Glasgow could help solve the country’s rail crisis, according to Scotland’s former transport minister.

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Celtic legend Billy McNeil.

Celtic legend Billy McNeill’s wife speaks out on his dementia

The wife of Celtic legend Billy McNeill has spoken out about his battle with dementia.

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Kezia Dugdale tried to defuse the row this morning. Picture: John Devlin

Kezia Dugdale defends Sadiq Khan in SNP ‘racism’ row

Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has sought to defuse a row over claims of racism directed at the SNP by the London mayor Sadiq Khan.

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Director David Mackenzie. Picture: Frazer Harrison/Getty

David Mackenzie tells Oscar nominees: don’t “babble” on Trump

The Scottish director of an Oscar best film nominee has urged this year’s winners not to “babble” on about political issues.

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Theresa May meeting Donald Trump in Washington. Picture: PA

Theresa May ‘must get Trump to reverse media ban’

Theresa May should use her relationship with Donald Trump to ensure British media organisations are not affected by the US President’s clampdown on the press, Tom Watson has said.

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