POLICE were called out to three separate incidents yesterday, as security fears soared in the aftermath of the terrorist murder of a British soldier in London.
A LEADING transport company has warned that plans to strengthen regulations of the Scottish bus industry will damage the quality of the service to passengers.17 comments
THE grieving family of murdered soldier Lee Rigby have paid a touching tribute to him, speaking of their immense pride and love.
A SCOTTISH council which is currently consulting on a series of controversial school closures sparked outrage by announcing proposals to spend an estimated £860,000 to ensure every pupil has access to a smartphone in the classroom.30 comments
ALEX Salmond has claimed a vote for the SNP is the only way to protect “vital services” as he launched the party’s campaign in the Aberdeen Donside by-election.94 comments
PASSENGERS will be riding the trams in Edinburgh by the end of the year, a former consultant to the £776 million project has predicted.53 comments
JUST hours old a new born reindeer struggles to stand in the snow - a normal scene perhaps in Lapland in Christmas but one that is not expected in Scotland at the end of May.2 comments
DEMANDS are growing for a public inquiry into failures to clean up coal mines across Scotland, after a new report revealed a potential £60 million shortfall in funds in one region alone.3 comments
BRITAIN was just six hours away from running out of gas during the cold spell in March, according to an energy expert working for the Crown Estate.11 comments
The man accused of abducting and murdering April Jones told a jury today he had “no answer” as to what he did with her body.
Funeral of soldier Samuel Flint draws big crowds Picture gallery
THE CENTRE of a small town came to a standstill today for the funeral of a young soldier killed in Afghanistan with shops closing and hundreds of people lining the streets.5 comments
A TWEET by Sally Bercow, the wife of the Commons Speaker, about Lord McAlpine, following a BBC Newsnight programme on child sex abuse, was highly defamatory, a judge has ruled.
LEARNER drivers are to be taught “cyclist awareness” under plans announced yesterday by the UK’s two biggest driving schools.3 comments
IT WAS filmed in Ireland, stars an Australian soap actress and is intended for the same audience as the supernatural hit Vampire Diaries.4 comments
TWO former Korean sex slaves demanded the resignation of an outspoken Japanese mayor yesterday, cancelling a clear-the-air meeting after the official defended Japan’s wartime practice of forcing tens of thousands of Asian women into prostitution.
A NORTH Korean envoy visiting China said yesterday that North Korea is prepared to rejoin nuclear disarmament talks – an apparent victory in China’s effort to lower tensions in the Korean peninsula.
THE Syrian government has agreed to attend a conference proposed by Russia and the United States on ending the country’s civil war, the Russian foreign ministry said yesterday in what was the first sign that president Bashar al-Assad’s regime would be willing to take part in talks with the opposition.
Bridge collapse dumps cars in river in Washington video Picture gallery
A TRUCK that crashed into a bridge in Washington state may have caused it to collapse, sending vehicles into the freezing river below, officials said.
NEIL Lennon has revealed he tried to persuade Kris Commons not to retire from international football this week and believes the player may yet change his mind and make himself available for Scotland again in the future.15 comments
PROSPECTHILL Road has been a veritable Via Dolorosa for Hibs fans through the ages.23 comments
THIS time, they will turn up. This time, they will compete. This time, they will do themselves justice – and justice may just be enough.14 comments
WHEN considering Hibernian’s chances in the Scottish Cup final tomorrow, it is impossible not to look to the past, and wonder whether the code can be broken.15 comments
THE Co-operative Bank has stopped offering loans to new business customers, part of measures designed to quell growing concerns over its capital position.2 comments
BANKS have been asked to gauge market appetite for a £1.5 billion syndicated loan to back the planned privatisation of Royal Mail, according to banking industry sources.
HSBC chairman Douglas Flint publicly apologised to shareholders yesterday for the bank’s failings after it was fined £1.3 billion in December following a probe into its Mexican and stateside operations.1 comment
LASER maker M Squared is teaming up with German research institute Fraunhofer to develop ways of detecting harmful gases from chemical plants, industrial sites and rubbish tips.
BANK of England policymaker Paul Fisher has cautioned against a US-style commitment to long-term financial stimulus, although he remains in favour of a “slow amount” of additional bond purchases.1 comment
He’s learnt to ride, brandish a sword and, for his new film, keep bees – Yet for Viggo Mortensen, it’s all in a day’s work
The roots of everything lie much further in the past than we think.2 comments
SOMETIMES the skill of being a writer lies in realising your material is right in front of your eyes.
Reader Ian Gordon photographed these nesting mute swans at Tayport, on the River Tay in Fife, on a chill but bright day. Swans mate for life and return to the same nest year after year
She’s been an all singing, all dancing musical theatre star for 27 years, but Ruthie Henshall has always spoken honestly about the tough times. The key, she says, is finding a balance
Inspired partly by his own youthful idealism, Oliver Assayas’s new film is a poignant meditation on protest and disillusion
Alistair Harkness reviews the rest of this week’s film releases
The Coen Brothers’ new film, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this week – far, far ahead of its UK release date of 24 January, 2014.
House music and voguing are more politically radical than you might think. Kirstin Innes on a festival where clubbing rubs shoulders with transgender theory and the avant garde
The foibles and mores of the past are a rich seam from which to mine humour, as a revival of Patrick Barlow’s Buchan adaptation amply demonstrates
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