Dementia now second only to poverty on the worry list

Developing dementia is second only to poverty in terms of what people are most concerned about for their later life, a study by Age Scotland has shown.


UK terror threat level reduced from critical to severe

Britain’s threat level has been downgraded to ‘severe’, Theresa May has said.

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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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Labour are to use technology which helped propel Barack Obama to the US presidency. Pic: Steffi Loos/Getty Images

Labour to tap into Obama campaign technology to target swing voters

Labour in Scotland will today launch its biggest ever telephone blitz with up to 200,000 swing voters in marginal seats being contacted.

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Jeremy Corbyn critised for linking Manchester to War on Terrror

Jeremy Corbyn has been accused of a “totally inappropriate and crassly timed” intervention as he seeks to draw links between Britain’s involvement in military interventions overseas and terrorism at home, as the General Election campaign resumes four days after the Manchester bomb attack.

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Arrivals from some European countries has fallen sigificantly. Picture: Jane Barlow

Net migration falls by a quarter as EU citizens leave UK

Net long-term migration to the UK fell below a quarter of a million in 2016 for the first time in nearly three years as arrivals from eastern and central European countries plunged dramatically.

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The owner of Frankie & Benny's is pressing ahead with its turnaround plan. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Sales decline slows at ‘transitional’ Restaurant Group

The owner of Frankie & Benny’s has reported a slowdown in its sales decline as the firm presses ahead with its turnaround plan.

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Mountain Warehouse plans to open 40 more stores this year, creating hundreds of jobs. Picture: Contributed

Mountain Warehouse creating 400 jobs after record profit

Outdoor retailer Mountain Warehouse has booked record profits as it pushes ahead with a store expansion that will create 400 jobs.

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'Manufacturing, construction and exports are largely treading water,' writes Martin Flanagan. Picture: Colin Mearns

Martin Flanagan: UK economy displays a sickly pallor

Whenever politicians and business organisations talk about the need to rebalance the UK economy away from consumer consumption, many of us do not hold our breath.

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The CBI report found slowing growth in volumes among consumer services such as restaurants and hotels. Picture: Chris Hondros/Getty Images

Cost pressures weigh on profits in key services sector

Rising costs dented profits in Britain’s crucial services sector in the three months to May as demand remained flat for the fourth consecutive quarter, says today’s latest survey from the CBI.

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The Battle of the Somme is remembered at the National Memorial

Jane Anderson: Don’t wait for centenary to visit National Memorial

Next month marks the centenary of the initiation of a project at the heart of Scottish culture and heritage.

Geography provides students with an ability to discuss issues impacting on their lives

Roger Crofts: Geography undervalued in understanding of world

Improving skills in ­literacy and numeracy are vitally important components of school education. But it is wrong to assume that these can only be achieved by teaching English and Mathematics respectively. Many other subjects can and do teach these skills using real life examples.

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Rising inflation is taking its toll on consumer spending. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Scottish economy fears as UK growth revised downward

Fears that Scotland’s economy fell into recession during the opening months of 2017 have intensified after official figures for the UK were revised downwards.

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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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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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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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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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