British Airways grounds flights amid ‘major IT failure’

British Airways has cancelled all flights from Gatwick and Heathrow as computer problems cause disruption worldwide.

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Ryanair boss Michael OLeary is expected to announce pre-tax profits of �1.13bn as a result of a sharp drop in unit costs. Picture: Getty Images

Reduced costs tipped to help Ryanair reach full-year profit targets

Ryanair is expected to hit full-year profit targets when it reports to the market this week having benefited from a higher-than-expected drop in unit costs.

The steam train experience is heading to the Borders Railway.

Borders Railway set for unique steam experience

It’s full steam ahead for Scotland’s newest scenic rail route thanks to the Scottish Railway Preservation Society.

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More than one third of secondary pupils travel to school by bus. Picture: Johnston Press

Alastair Dalton: Seat belts in school buses leave safety hurdles

You may be surprised to learn that fitting seat belts is still not compulsory in school buses in Scotland - let alone compulsory for them to be worn.

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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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Cycling to school is is on the increase but fewer pupils are walking. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Walking to school at its lowest for at least eight years

The proportion of Scottish pupils walking to school is at its lowest for at least eight years, a survey by cycling and walking charity Sustrans showed today.
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Norwegian will start flights from Edinburgh to a range of US destinations in June.

Edinburgh-US flights go on sale for less than £100

Flights from Scotland to the US are being sold for less than £100 as a low-cost airline prepares to open new routes.

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Barriers were erected as emergency services worked at the site of the collision on Wednesday. Picture: SWNS

Lorry driver arrested after five killed in M6 crash

The driver of a lorry involved in a crash on the M6 which left five people dead has been arrested on suspicion of ­causing death by dangerous driving.

Swarms of emergency services at Manchesters MEN Arena and Piccadilly Station after an explosion

Manchester attack: woman buys tickets home for Scots teens

A woman from a village in South Lanarkshire has gone viral after praising a Good Samaritan who helped her daughter return home from the bombing at an Ariana Grande concert on Monday night.

Virgin Trains East Coast services are among those affected.

Trains halted after east coast main line power lines damaged

Trains are at a standstill on the east coast main line after serious damage to overhead power lines in East Lothian.
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Armed police on patrol outside the Scottish Parliament building . Picture: PA

In pictures: Armed police deployed across Scotland

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed there will be no army personnel on the streets of Scotland despite the raised terror threat.

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Manchester attack: Armed police to patrol Scottish Cup final

Armed police will patrol the Scottish Cup final on Saturday for the first time in memory as part of Police Scotland stepping up its presence at major events to reassure the public after the Manchester attack.

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Police have launched a public appeal after a drone was involved in a near miss with a commercial jet at Edinburgh Airport.

Drone comes within 30m of plane landing at Edinburgh Airport

A commercial plane had a near miss when it came within just 30 meters of a drone while landing at Edinburgh Airport.

Experts and environmentalists last night welcomed the move, saying it could save thousands of lives from the deadly impact of air pollution. Picture: JP

New road cameras will charge Scottish drivers for pollution

“Fume cameras” will be used to fine Scotland’s worst-polluting drivers.

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Arkleston Road in Paisley is the No 1 cycling accident hotspot. Picture: John Devlin

Revealed: 20 black spots for cycling accidents

Scotland’s riskiest roads for cyclists have been named by campaigners, who called for the most dangerous junctions to be improved.

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Ian Maxwell is campaigning for a two-way cycle path alond Princes Street. Picture: submitted

Ian Maxwell: we must improve road safety for cyclists

The reason many people give for not cycling is fear of traffic, and this is why government and councils must fund protected cycling infrastructure on main roads.

Opinion 7
Volunteer crews were alerted at 5:15am following reports of a person in the Tay this morning. The person later died. Picture: TSPL

Broughty lifeboats called out to Tay Bridge fall death

Broughty Ferry RNLI volunteers were involved in the recovery of an unresponsive man from the Tay this morning, who despite attempts, later died.

ScotRail said it is already one of Britain's most punctual train operators. Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Network Rail ‘stealth plan’ to make trains run on time

Commuters face longer train journeys to make timetables more reliable, The Scotsman has learned.

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A warning has been issued about trespassing at the Glenfinnan Viaduct. Picture: Wikicommons

Harry Potter fans risking their lives on Scots rail track

Harry Potter fans are putting themselves in serious danger by walking along a live rail track to a Hogwarts Express landmark, transport police have warned.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands 6
Scottish Labour transport spokesman Neil Bibby campaigning for rail nationalisation at Glasgow Central. Picture: John Devlin

Alastair Dalton: Shaking up railways won’t make them better

Rail nationalisation keeps being bandied about as a popular policy among voters, but this appears to be more about dissatisfaction with the current system than any benefits a return to state hands would offer.

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