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Comment: Using a sledge hammer to crack the data nut?

General Data Protection Regulation. GDPR. Doom and gloom. Is it “The end of the world as we know it”, “I predict a riot” or in fact “Let’s stay together”?

Opinion
Real Madrid's Gareth Bale always makes an impact says his Wales manager Ryan Giggs. Picture: Getty.

Gareth Bale can make big impact in Champions League final – Ryan Giggs

Ryan Giggs has warned Liverpool that Gareth Bale is ready to make the difference in the Champions League final.

Football
Travelodge is on the hunt for ten more hotel sites close to cruise ports. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Cruise boom drives hotel chain to find port stopovers

A boom in cruises setting off from Scotland has prompted budget hotel chain Travelodge to look for sites for new £6 million hotels in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Media & Leisure
Vets are urging owners to take precautions after several dogs, including this lurcher in Manchester, contracted Alabama Rot. Picture: Woodcroft

Dog owners warned to remain vigilant after Alabama Rot death

Vets have warned dog owners not to let their pets play in muddy areas following the death of a retriever which contracted a rare disease.

Galashiels
A police officer on the scene in Kingsway Court, Glasgow. Picture: SWNS

Drive-by shooting in Glasgow treated as murder attempt

Police are hunting for a gunman who carried out a drive-by shooting in a busy residential area of Glasgow.

News 1
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the funding will help to create jobs and attract private investment. Picture: PA

£5.5 million funding boost set for Clyde Gateway

A regeneration project in one of Scotland’s most deprived areas is to receive £5.5 million of funding.

Lifestyle
Rangers' Jason Cummings, right, and Hibs' Lewis Stevenson both helped their clubs qualify for Europe. Picture: Rob Casey/SNS

Who Celtic, Aberdeen, Rangers and Hibs could face in Europe

The final whistle at Hampden on Saturday signalled an historic double treble for Celtic but it also confirmed Scottish football’s four European hopefuls for the 2018/19 campaign.

Rangers 4
Ken Livingstone was suspended from the Labour party in 2016. Picture: Getty

Ken Livingstone quits Labour Party amid anti-Semitism row

Ken Livingstone has resigned from the Labour Party, saying the issues around his suspension for anti-Semitism had become a “distraction”.

Politics
Unai Emery is reportedly set to succeed Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Unai Emery set to be appointed new Arsenal manager

Arsenal are set to appoint Unai Emery as Arsene Wenger’s successor, according to reports.

Football
Ms Davidson used a conference on unionism in London to state the SNP was 'weaponising' Brexit to push for a fresh independence poll. Picture: PA

No indyref2 on the horizon, leading Better Together figures insist

There is “no appetite” for a second referendum on Scottish independence, senior Unionist politicians have claimed in response to Nicola Sturgeon’s pledge to “restate the debate” about the country’s constitutional future.

News 550
Finance Secretary Derek Mackay, with Nicola Sturgeon, bowed to demands for extra cash for councils in this year's budget

Councils in Scotland ‘suffer the brunt’ of austerity cuts

Almost £750 million has been axed from budgets for frontline services like schools and social care in recent years as councils “suffer the brunt” of Scots austerity cuts, new research has revealed.

Politics 250
It could soon be beach weather. Picture: TSPL

Scotland weather: temperatures could be set to soar as heatwave arrives

Scotland is set to sizzle with temperatures predicted to hit the mid 20s this week.

News 1
Scott Hutchison performing with Frightened Rabbit at T in the Park in 2013. Picture: Greg Macvean

Artists creates striking mural in honour of Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison

For generations of music fans still in mourning at the loss of one of Scotland’s most distinctive and articulate voices, it has already become a place of pilgrimage.

Glasgow & Strathclyde

Edrington unveils spectacular new ‘cathedral of The Macallan’

With Edrington’s new £140 million state-of-the-art distillery set to open to the public next month, Sean Murphy heads north to Speyside to find out just how impressive the new site really is.

News
Grant Holt in action for Hibs. The veteran forward played 39 times for the Easter Road side last season. Picture: SNS Group

Ex-Hibs striker Grant Holt signs pro wrestling deal

Former Hibs striker Grant Holt has signed a deal to become a professional wrestler, World Association of Wrestling has announced.

Hibernian 4
Research reveals parents are worried about air pollution outside their children's school. PICTURE:  Emma Mitchell

Ban school drop-off cars to improve pupil health, says charity

Cars should be banned from dropping pupils off at the school gates, a campaigning charity has said.

Environment 10
JJ Chalmers and Anita Rani host Wild Escapes. Picture: PA

Forget two-week holidays and go for three-day adventures instead

New BBC travel show Wild Escapes offers solutions for the time poor, writes Gemma Dunn

News
Author Kate Mosse is happy to be back writing again. Picture: Ruth Crafer/PA.

Author Kate Mosse on returning to writing after a long hiatus

Kate Mosse, whose new historical adventure is set during the French Wars of Religion, talks to Hannah Stephenson about returning to 
full-time writing after a long hiatus

News
Michael Gove accused the SNP of 'identitarian' nationalism, but refused to engage with suggestions this played a part in the Brexit vote (Picture: Getty)

Paris Gourtsoyannis: Indyref2 may be battle of ‘identitarian’ politics

A gathering of Better Together leaders offers a hint of the indyref fight that could be coming, says Paris Gourtsoyannis.

Opinion
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan emerge from the West Door of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)

Paris Gourtsoyannis: Why angry UK needed a royal wedding

Whether you agree with the monarchy or not, you have to admit: the royal wedding was the event that wounded, angry Britain needed.

Opinion
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