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Sky TV upgrade: how to get 80 extra channels for free

Sky TV customers are being offered upgrades that will give them 80 more channels for free.

Gadgets & Gaming
If you have to give up work to care for someone in need, make sure you apply for Carers Credit. Picture: Getty

Gareth Shaw: Get credit where it’s due for carers

The UK’s state pension is one of the most treasured benefits out there. It may not be enough to provide you with a comfortable retirement on its own, but it is an important foundation for your pension income, guaranteed to rise every year and not something you can lose in falling investment markets or see eaten up in high charges, as you could with a private pension.

Opinion
RENOWNED: Haggis firm Macsween was established in the 1950s as a butchers shop in the south of Edinburgh

Four sacked after Macsween’s haggis factory blunder

FOUR workers employed by a world famous haggis firm have been sacked just days before Burns Night following a blunder on the factory floor.

News
A green salad with spinach, quinoa, walnuts and dried cranberries (Picture: Getty)

Stephen Jardine: Veganism and Brexit show how divided we are

Vegans and the rest are further apart than Remainers and Brexiteers, says Stephen Jardine.

Opinion
The Ship Inn overlooks the River Forth. Picture: Contributed

Sale of iconic Fife pub offers chance to escape the rat race

One of Fife’s best known pubs, the Ship Inn in the historic shoreside village of Limekilns, has gone on the market.

Media & Leisure
Nicola Sturgeon signalled the Scottish Government may act over short-term holiday lets

Leader comment: Holiday lets shouldn’t be hell for neighbours

The boom in short-term holiday lets in Scotland has had a significant impact on the economy.

Opinion 2
Dundee's 80 million waterfront museum has been in the planning for more than a decade.

V&A Dundee to open in September with ocean liners exhibition

A lavish celebration of the golden age of ocean travel will be unveiled at Dundee’s long-awaited V&A Museum of Design when it opens to the public in the autumn.
Lifestyle 20
The east end of Falkirk High Street, with Callendar Square shopping centre on the left. The centre had a vacancy rate of 64.9 per cent in 2017. Picture: Michael Gillen

Shop vacancy rates in Scottish town centres rises

The rapidly changing nature of Scotland’s high streets has been laid bare in a report outlining the challenges facing retailers in the age of online shopping and out-of-town business parks.

Retail
John Swinney visits CodeClan, the Edinburgh-based digital skills academy, in 2015. The Scottish Government views tech as a key growth sector in the coming years. Picture: Julie Bull

As Scotland’s tech sector grows, what will the jobs of 2020 be?

Scotland’s digital technology sector has experienced strong growth in recent years, with business and political leaders confident the upward trend will continue in the long-term with sufficient support and investment.

Tech 1
Karen Gillan will be patron of an expanded programme for young people at the Edinburgh International Film Festival this year.

Karen Gillan to be Edinburgh film festival's figurehead for young people

Doctor Who star Karen Gillan has agreed to be the figurehead of a dedicated string of events for young people at the Edinburgh International Film Festival this summer.
Lifestyle
Keith Brown visits the Eagle Lab

Scotland’s first Eagle Lab will use technology to help businesses fly high

An innovation hub which will allow businesses to rapidly produce and test prototypes without having to import them from overseas was opened this week in Edinburgh, the first of its kind in Scotland.

Tech
Artistic director Donald Shaw is at the helm of the 25th Celtic Connections, which launches on Thursday.

Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund to be opened up to Celtic Connections

Glasgow’s long-running winter music festival will be able to access an Edinburgh Festival funding pot for the first time.
Lifestyle
RBS Bothwell is among 62 branches set to close across Scotland

RBS workers joked about letting customers ‘hang themselves’

RBS employees in a controversial small business unit joked about letting customers “hang themselves”, newly published memos reveal.

Politics 5
Tesco has delayed plans to change its Clubcard rewards scheme

Tesco delays Clubcard changes

Tesco is delaying changes to its Clubcard rewards scheme after an outcry from customers who objected to a cut to the value of vouchers without warning.

Politics
British holidaymakers could face a four-day wait for visas to travel to European destinations such as Spain after Brexit. Picture: Home Office

Britons could face high fees, holiday visa wait to go to Europe after Brexit

British holidaymakers could have to provide their criminal record, immigration history and biometric data to travel in Europe after Brexit.

News 33
Irn-Bru is the biggest selling soft drink in Scotland and is due to have a recipe change

Scotland supermarket stockpiles thousands of original Irn-Bru bottles

A supermarket south of Glasgow has stockpiled thousands of bottles of the ‘original’ recipe Irn-Bru.

Glasgow & Strathclyde 1
The MV Glen Sannox, the UK's first dual-fuel ferry, is launched at Ferguson Marine Engineering in Port Glasgow. Picture: PA

Will 2018 be plain sailing for the Clyde shipyards?

The launch of any ship is a celebratory occasion but the naming of the MV Glen Sannox in 2017 was a particularly notable event in the history of shipbuilding on the Clyde.

Companies 11

RBS bosses refuse U-turn on Scotland branch closures

Banking regulations may have to be changed to make sure rural communities are not left without vital services, the SNP’s Westminster leader has said after RBS executives rejected calls from MPs to reconsider a wave of branch closures.

News 32
Date for Harry Potter pop-up bar in Edinburgh revealed

Date for Harry Potter pop-up bar in Edinburgh revealed

MUGGLES keen for a taste of Harry Potter will soon be able to sample a butterbeer in a new pop-up bar on East Market Street.

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