Leaders: Labour fighting against the tide benefits no-one

The party needs to put its house in order and become a viable opposition to give voters a genuine choice and uphold democracy

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The Party leader spoke with young Scottish Labour activists at the Edinburgh Festival. Picture: SWNS

Jeremy Corbyn vows to reverse cuts and boost arts funding

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has pledged to reverse years of “systemic under-funding” for the arts as he launched his culture strategy in Edinburgh.

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Jeremy Corbyn manages a smile in Edinburgh this week  Labour voters seeking an election win are not so happy. Picture: SWNS

Paris Gourtsoyannis: Corbynistas are content with failure

The people who make up the majority of Jeremy Corbyn’s support aren’t hung up on victory, writes Paris Gourtsoyannis

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Scotland has taken largest share of Syrian refugees

More than a tenth of the 20,000 Syrians the Government has pledged to resettle have been brought to Britain so far, with Scotland taking the greatest share of refugees.

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Jimmy Choo said the weaker pound would help boost sales and profits. Picture: Robert Perry

Pound’s fall to put some steam behind Jimmy Choo

Jimmy Choo put its best foot forward yesterday with a surge in profits, as the shoemaker to the stars also said it would benefit from the collapse in the pound since the EU referendum.

Peppa Pig and friends will not be moving to ITV. Picture: Contributed

Peppa Pig will not fly for ITV as suitor walks away

ITV threw in the towel yesterday in its £1 billion offer to buy Entertainment One, the company behind Peppa Pig.

Media & Leisure
Jeremy Corbyn addresses supporters in Glasgow today

Jeremy Corbyn’s backing for Remain cast in doubt by Smith

Labour’s divisions over Brexit erupted last night as leadership challenger Owen Smith hinted Jeremy Corbyn lied about voting “In” at the European referendum as the pair clashed during an ill-tempered hustings event in Glasgow.

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Poles are now the most common migrants in the UK. Picture: Jane Barlow

Polish migrants overtake Indians as most common overseas nationality in the UK

Poland is now the most common overseas country of birth in the UK after overtaking India for the first time.

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Paddy Power and Betfair joined forces in February: PA Wire

Paddy Power Betfair eyes jump in merger savings

Costs arising from the £7 billion merger of Paddy Power and Betfair pushed the combined group into a loss during the first six months of the year, but savings from the tie-up will be larger and come faster than originally expected.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will not entertain coalition with SNP. Picture: Greg Macvean/JP

Jeremy Corbyn rules out alliance with SNP

JEREMY Corbyn has ruled out an alliance with the SNP as the campaign for the Labour leadership shifts to Scotland.

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Jeremy Corbyn is said to have 'learnt the lesson' of Labour's participation in the Better Together campaign. Picture: PA

Corbyn ‘avoided EU campaign after Better Together backlash’

Jeremy Corbyn stayed away from the cross-party Remain campaign during the EU referendum over fears of the same backlash suffered by Labour in Scotland after the Scottish independence referendum.

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OneSavings Bank joined the London market in 2014. Picture: Sang Tan/AP

OneSavings mulls more deals after ‘stunning’ results

Specialist lending and retail savings group OneSavings Bank (OSB) has reported what one analyst described as a “stunning” performance in the first half, with pre-tax profits more than doubling from the year-ago period amid growth in its loan book.

Pfizer is buying the antibiotics business of rival AstraZeneca. Picture: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images

Pfizer to buy Astra firm for £1.1bn in new twist

UK drugs giant AstraZeneca is selling its antibiotics division to US rival Pfizer in an agreement that could be worth more than £1.1 billion.

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WPP chief Sir Martin Sorrell urged the UK government to press ahead with Brexit. Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

WPP shrugs off Brexit as shares hit record high

Sir Martin Sorrell’s WPP’s shares hit an all-time high yesterday after the advertising agency giant posted a 15.8 per cent jump in profits and said Brexit would not derail its growth strategy.

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RPI inflation could overtake wage increases later this year. Picture: John Devlin

Inflation rate set to overtake ‘subdued’ pay rises

With pay increases remaining “subdued” in recent months, a new report has predicted they will be overtaken by inflation this year.

Anjem Choudary has been convicted of inviting support for IS  and had 32,000 Twitter followers. Picture: Getty Images

Social media ‘spreading extremism’, claims Commons committee

Social media giants are “consciously failing” to tackle the use of their sites to promote terrorism, a Commons report claims.

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Artists impression of Earths newly discovered neighbour, Proxima b. Picture: PA

Scientists find new planet that may harbour life forms

A rocky planet that may harbour life has been discovered in another solar system just four light years from Earth – close enough to be reached by future space missions.

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Private Conor McPherson, who was aged 24 and from Paisley, enlisted into the Royal Regiment of Scotland in May 2014. Picture: Contributed

Tributes paid to Scots soldier who died in training exercise

Tributes have been paid to a soldier who died after being shot during a live-firing exercise on Monday night.

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A WEexit would let Northern Ireland and Scotland stay within  the European Union while Wales and England leave. Picture: Getty Images

Peter Sellar and John Bell: Will Wales and England go for WEexit?

With Brexit looking ever more complex, how about another solution, ask European law experts Peter Sellar and John Bell

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Mia Ayliffe-chung, from Derbyshire, has been named as the victim of a stabbing at a backpackers' hostel in Australia. Picture: Tommy Martin/PA Wire

British woman, 21, stabbed to death in Australia hostel

A 21-year-old British woman has been stabbed to death at a backpackers’ hostel in Australia by an attacker shouting “Allahu Akbar”.

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