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Whitbread to spin off Costa business

Whitbread is pushing ahead with demerger plans that will see Britain’s biggest coffee chain spun out as a separate business.

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John McLellan is director of the Scottish Newspaper Society. Picture: Contributed

John McLellan comment: Ofcom must keep close eye on BBC’s recruitment intentions

Hook, line but perhaps not quite the sinker yet, Ofcom is swallowing the BBC’s story that its plans to recruit 80 journalists for a one-hour 9 O’Clock News bulletin on the new BBC Scotland Channel won’t make any difference to existing news markets.

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Donald Trump’s Turnberry wins top Scottish hotel award

Trump Turnberry has been named as Scottish Hotel of the Year amid acclamations from the judges that appear to endorse the US president’s greatest boasts about his Ayrshire golf resort.

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MoneySavingExpert founder Martin Lewis has taken his battle against Facebook to the High Court

MoneySavingExpert’s Martin Lewis in legal fight against Facebook

MoneySavingExpert founder Martin Lewis is launching a High Court battle to “give Facebook a bloody nose” over claims the site is publishing scam adverts causing vulnerable people to hand over thousands of pounds to criminals.

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Dave Gornall and his daughter Abby. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Youth bands and orchestras at mercy of council cuts

Parents fear the postcode lottery in musical instrument tuition will stifle the promise of a generation.

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Scottish News has folded before an issue could be produced

‘Scottish News’ media company folds before first issue

A media start-up which claimed it would hire up to 300 journalists has folded without printing a single newspaper or broadcasting any material.

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Thomas Telford's Crinan Canal, described as Britain's most beautiful shortcut, was built in 1801. (Picture: Allan Milligan)

Leader comment: The wonderful tales Scotland must tell

The ‘ancient kingdom of Dalriada’ is crying out for a box set.

Opinion

Scottish heritage attractions set new visitor record

More than 5 million people have visited Scotland’s heritage attractions in a single year with a new record set by the country’s historic properties.

Lifestyle
Chief executive Ashley Highfield: 'Our vision remains constant ' to be at the heart of our communities'. Picture: Malcolm Irving

Johnston Press sees advertising upturn as annual profits top £40m

Johnston Press, the publishing group that owns The Scotsman, has delivered underlying profits of more than £40 million and said it will continue to invest in the business over the coming year.

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Senior pupils on challenging Outward Bound courses can learn many 'soft' skills which will be of use in the world of work, while future employers can also help with active mentoring and even taking part

Bound to succeed – getting youngsters and employers outdoors together

In Scotland, our government has done much to facilitate and encourage the education sector to equip young people with the knowledge and skills they need to flourish once they enter the working world. Initiatives such as Developing the Young Workforce bring together schools and employers in working partnerships to encourage and deliver learning opportunities.

Opinion
John McLellan is director of the Scottish Newspaper Society. Picture: Contributed

John McLellan comment: Trinity swoop on Northern & Shell could be resolved rapidly

The Competition and Markets Authority announcement that the Trinity Mirror acquisition of Daily Express publisher Northern & Shell raises “public interest considerations” feels like a throwback to the 1980s and a time when social media, live streaming and mobile technology were the stuff of science fiction.

Opinion
Football-playing robot who could teach the next generation some neat tricks

The robot teacher aimed at primary aged kids

Encouraging the next tech smart generation means starting interest early. Meet Marty, the little interactive robot who teaches kids to code.

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Enoch Powell speaking in 1974 at a rally in Birmingham for the anti-Common Market group Get Britain Out. Picture: Welsy/Keystone/Getty

Dani Garavelli: Powell speech renews lifeblood of racist UK

By all accounts, Archive On 4 – broadcast at the same time on a Saturday night as Britain’s Got Talent – is a classy programme which takes bits of old audio on a particular theme and builds an interesting and intelligent discussion around them.

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Tourism secretary Fiona Hyslop said the campaign was 'the first time we've had a campaign to brings together all the different messages that promote Scotland internationally'

‘National brand’ unveiled to sell Scotland to the world

The biggest ever campaign to sell Scotland to the world has been launched - to attract new high-spending visitors, international students, major investors and “migrant talent”.

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New £6m campaign launched to sell Scotland to the world

The biggest ever campaign to sell Scotland to the world has been launched - to attract new high-spending visitors, international students, major investors and “migrant talent.”

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The proposed development on the banks of Loch Lomond has proved controversial. Picture: Allan Milligan/TSPL

Developers seek approval for Loch Lomond park plans

A controversial proposal to build a £30 million leisure resort on the banks of Loch Lomond is expected to be submitted for national park authority approval by the end of the month.

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Brand Oath was responsible for the Team Scotland branding.

Brand agency plans to go the distance after Team Scotland success

An agency that created the Team Scotland branding used at the at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth games that launch today is looking to grow headcount, open an office in Europe and continue to diversify.

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A European lynx on the prowl in Bavaria (Picture: Ronald Wittek/REX/Shutterstock)

Leader comment: Scotland should be cautious about lynx reintroduction

In recent years, Scotland has seen the return of some wonderful animals such as beavers, ospreys and sea eagles that were once driven to extinction.

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John McLellan is director of the Scottish Newspaper Society. Picture: Contributed

John McLellan: New system promises to reflect the true reach of advertising

The apparent success of the Scottish advertising effectiveness business TVSquared illustrates the nagging doubt faced by every advertiser: how much bang for my marketing bucks am I getting for my campaign?

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