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Dani Garavelli: Women on the march nurse their wrath

Those tempted to despair after Trump’s inauguration should follow the example of demonstrators across the globe, writes Dani Garavelli

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About �10 billion is spent each year by the NHS on treating diabetes

Helen Colhoun: Big data holds key to tackling diabetes

Diabetes is one of the most pressing modern health problems. Nearly 350 million people worldwide are affected by the disease and rates of both type 1 and 2 diabetes are on the rise.

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Trump delivers his provocative inaugural address at the Capitol in Washingon DC. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/Getty

Euan McColm: ‘America first’ is a dumb example to follow

It was grimly compelling, wasn’t it? Donald Trump’s speech after being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States was so ostentatiously awful, so devoid of class or statesmanship that one could only despair that this punk, this lousy huckster duped so many Americans.

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More than half of Scottish tourism businesses are confident about the next 12 months

Bill Jamieson: Mind the growing gap between north and south

Amid the Niagara of news and comment on Brexit, a worrying trend is slipping by with little discussion: the growing disparity in economic performance between Scotland and the rest of the UK.

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You may require insurance even on the nursery slopes. Photograph: Getty

Don’t get caught out by winter holiday mishaps


ScotRail Alliance Phil Verster is leaving after nearly two years in charge. Picture: Network Rail

Leader comment: Draw a line under ScotRail troubles

While transport minister Humza Yousaf has been at the centre of the political storm over ScotRail’s performance, Phil Verster has been at the sharp end of sorting it out.

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The haggis is piped into a Burns Supper, an international celebration that puts Scottish hospitality on the map.

Stephen Jardine: Burns Night showcases Scottish hospitality to the world

In theory, it should never work. Just a month after Christmas most of us are still feeling a bit abstemious when it comes to food and drink. So the idea of sitting down to another feast based around a sheep’s stomach and copious amounts of whisky should be a non-starter.

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According to a survey, 115,000 over 60s visit a supermarket every day, many of them making the trip just to make sure they dont go through the day without speaking to another soul.

Jane Bradley: Don’t wait too long to reach out to the lonely - do it now

As social isolation deepens, we should all make an extra effort to connect with those who have no-one else says Jane Bradley

President Barack Obama waves as he leaves the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, before the start of presidential inaugural festivities for the incoming 45th President of the United States Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Ross Douthat: How the Obama legacy crumbled

Much of the progress made in the former President’s first four years in office was undone during his second term says Ross Douthat

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US President-elect Donald Trump is sworn in as President on January at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Leader comment: Trump plays the patriotism card

So remote looked the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency for much of last year that yesterday’s inauguration had an almost surreal quality.

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ScotRail is installing passenger counters to gauge how full its trains are. Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Alastair Dalton: Dramatically cut fares to fill empty seats?

You might think from all the coverage of ScotRail’s overcrowded trains that there’s not a spare seat to be had.

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The chaffinch featured in 5th place in the Big Farmland Bird Count in Scotland last year. Photo: GWCT

Count on farmers to make sure that Scottish songbirds keep their habitats

At the Oxford Farming Conference 2017 held earlier this month, one highlight was the debate entitled After CAP, what? To survive and thrive what policies does GB agriculture need?

Whitelee Windfarm, 20 minutes from central Glasgow, is the UK's largest windfarm

Leader comment: We should all aim for more sustainable energy

Often the size of Scotand and the country’s ambition are used as weapons in the wrangle over our consstitutional future, but in tackling the causes of climate change, our small nation can genuinely claim to be in the vanguard.

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The assassination of John F Kennedy is a moment that many of that generation will never forget.

Jim Duffy: Another JFK moment is here: Trump takes over as President

Today’s historic moment is a day many of us will never forget says Jim Duffy - an event that changes the world we live in

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Theresa May's speech was followed by "a minor explosion of war-mongering language' says Joyce McMillan.

Joyce McMillan: Brexit rhetoric insults a generation

War reference promotes dangerous idea that conflict is more natural than co-operation says Joyce McMillan

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It remains possible to apply for national patents in countries of interest, which will be subject to the jurisdiction of national courts.

Franziska Luckert: Charting a path through European patents maze

A new agreement offers benefits, but a mixed approach might actually be the best route for small business, writes Franziska Luckert

28th October 1914:  British soldiers lined up in a narrow trench during World War I.  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Peter Kearney: Blaming religion for wars simply doesn’t add up

Atheists say Faith is behind the vast majority of conflicts throughout history, but it’s just not true, says Peter Kearney

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David Robertson, Solas CPC

Dare to debate this damaging idea that gender is a social construct

There is a fear that dare not speak its name, a question that dare not be asked. An ideology is being foisted on Scotland’s children which, though well-meaning, is ultimately harmful.

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Nicola Sturgeon has upped the ante over Brexit but may have been better advised to have stayed her hand. Picture: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Bill Jamieson: Nicola Sturgeon’s credibility on the line

Leaving the single market will require adjustment but talk of an economic “catastrophe” is over the top says Bill Jamieson

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Nazareth House convent in Cardonald on Paisley Rd West, Glasgow.   Former residents of the Nazareth House childrens home were told allegations of abuse dating from the 1960s and 70s were made too late. Picture Robert Perry

Leader comment: Time to end bar that denies victims justice

If recent child abuse scandals have shown one thing to be demonstrably true, it’s that many victims will take years before feeling ready to come forward.

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