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Surprise Depute Leader candidate urges SNP to ‘get into training for Indyref2’

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Richard Leonard calls for apology over Labour council’s equal pay fight

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A new IT system introduced by the Scottish Government has been criticised and has driven farmers into debt.

Farmers ‘forced off their lands’ due to SNP’s failed farm payment system

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Elise Christie of Britain is attended to after crashing during her women's 1500 meters short track speedskating semifinal in the Winter Olympics. Picture; AP

Elise Christie taken to hospital after Winter Olympics crash

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Ukip leader Henry Bolton sacked by party members

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MoD to sell Roval Navy flagship vessel to Brazil for £84m

News

Timothy Egan: A kid just schooled Donald Trump on mass shootings

Opinion
The earthquake registered 4.4 on the  Richter  scale, Photo: OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images

Parts of UK shaken by 4.4 magnitude earthquake

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Brian Wilson: Here’s how to avoid political interference in the police

Brian Wilson
Dr David Blane says the overweight should be given the same priority as smokers and alcoholics with emphasis on psychological and cultural pressures involved. Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty

Expert seeks strategy of total war on endemic obesity

Politics 2
From November 2016 to October 2017, there were 506 incidents of prisoners self-harming.

Concern grows over rise in self-harming by prisoners

Politics
From Nicola Sturgeons point 
of view, the level-headed Angus Robertson will be a hard act to follow as deputy leader. Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty

Euan McColm: Hats in the ring spoil Sturgeon high wire act

Opinion 1
Although not an elected politician, Julie Hepburn is well-known in SNP and has worked for Deputy First Minister John Swinney.

Julie Hepburn in bid to replace Angus Robertson as SNP deputy leader

Politics
Mark McDonald, pictured with Nicola Sturgeon and Alex Salmond in 2013, has failed to attend parliament since his resignation as a junior minister in November. Photograph: Universal News And Sport

Nicola Sturgeon urged to back or sack suspended MSP Mark McDonald

Politics 3
'The whole comparison to England thing  I do find that very difficult,' says BMA Scotland chair Dr Peter Bennie. Picture: John Devlin

Insight: BMA Scotland chair Peter Bennie wants action from the government, not soundbites

Health

Richard Leonard calls for apology over Labour council’s equal pay fight

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Ukip leader Henry Bolton sacked by party members

News 9

All year round free school meals to tackle "holiday hunger"

Politics 71

Surprise Depute Leader candidate urges SNP to ‘get into training for Indyref2’

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The new Hitachi trains have yet to come into service. Photograph: SNS

Railway chief targets Edinburgh-Glasgow in 39 minutes

Transport
ScotRail passengers face disruption

Signal fault causing disruption on Glasgow to Kilmarnock trains

Transport
ScotRail will lose four of its class 170 trains at the end of February. Picture: Ian Georgeson

ScotRail forced to halve carriages on some Edinburgh-Glasgow trains

Transport 47
Drivers have been warned to expect delays on the M8. Stock image

Traffic diversion in place for M8 resurfacing works at Glasgow Airport

Transport

Alastair Dalton: Could pothole crisis lead to congestion charging?

Opinion 17

‘Horrid’ 1970s buildings to make way for Queen Street station revamp

Transport 6

Drivers facing diversions on A90 due to carriageway closures

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Irvine Welsh vents over US plane delay due to iPad glitch

News 14

Concerns over ‘diluted’ teacher training standards

News 29
Martin Davidson, Scottish Director, Outward Bound Trust

Martin Davidson: Challenge is what Outward Bound strives to do – for youngsters and ourselves

Opinion 2
From left, Dave Bruinvels, Ann Bruinvels and Alice Farrell of Px HealthCare. Picture: Dave Fitch

Tech firms working to extend cancer survival rates by up to five months

Tech
The Data Talent event introduces students from Scottish universities to some of the country's biggest employers. Picture: Contributed

Mining the data – meet and greet gives jobseekers chance to show off skills

Tech
A mother and daughter play with toys in their home. The Scottish Governments ambitious policy to double early learning and childcare hours by 2020 has sparked warnings

Nicola Sturgeon warned of major ‘risks’ with SNP childcare plan

Education 85
John Swinney arrives at Waverly Gate. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Plea for evidence to support John Swinney’s school reforms

Politics 30
School Standards Minister Nick Gibb

Minister Nick Gibb refuses to answer times table question on TV

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Scotland’s trainee teachers set to get lessons from children

Education 56

Satellites to monitor water quality of Scottish lochs

Tech 1

Young city musicians to perform for Prince Harry and Meghan visit

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Students campaign for cat to become Scottish university rector

Education 6
The earthquake registered 4.4 on the  Richter  scale, Photo: OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images

Parts of UK shaken by 4.4 magnitude earthquake

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The curlew is one of the upland species which has seen a decline in numbers. Picture: Horst Jegen/REX/Shutterstock

Half Scotland’s upland birds suffer ‘significant long-term decline’

Environment 4
A golden eagle. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Anger after suspected killing of golden eagle near Edinburgh

Environment 22

Rare butterfly breeds in Scotland for first time in 130 years

Environment

Scotland’s upland birds suffer ‘worrying’ fall in numbers

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Scottish marine firms receive £4.8m funding boost

News

Cliff Hague: How good planning saved Scotland

Opinion 19
Dr David Blane says the overweight should be given the same priority as smokers and alcoholics with emphasis on psychological and cultural pressures involved. Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty

Expert seeks strategy of total war on endemic obesity

Politics 2
Obesity is placing a huge burden on the health of our nation, impacting on workplace productivity and sapping the NHS. Picture: Getty Images/Purestock

Leader: Bold action needed to tackle obesity crisis

Opinion
'The whole comparison to England thing  I do find that very difficult,' says BMA Scotland chair Dr Peter Bennie. Picture: John Devlin

Insight: BMA Scotland chair Peter Bennie wants action from the government, not soundbites

Health
NHS Lothian has received repeated complaints about�parking�at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

2,200 staff on waiting list for Scottish NHS car park permits

Politics 15
Nevaeh Stewart died at Montrose Royal Infirmarys community midwife unit.

Parents of dead baby hope ruling ‘reduces risk’ for other families

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The fishcakes were withdrawn over fears that they may contain metal or plastic.

Fish cakes withdrawn after being contaminated with plastic and metal

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More than 5,000 children seen by NHS weight management services since 2014

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Children as young as two receive weight help

UK 1

Vaccine ‘may stop cancer from developing’

News 3

Tech firms working to extend cancer survival rates by up to five months

Tech

Scottish aid charity Sciaf confirms two child sex cases

News 17
Tthe US Department of Justice claims RBS mis-sold risky mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crash. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA

Tenth year of losses looms for troubled RBS

Business
Jamie Oliver has done more to change Britain's popular food culture than anyone else (Picture: PA)

Stephen Jardine: Jamie Oliver is learning a lesson about restaurants

Opinion 3
The marriage of Prince Nicholas and Alina Binder seems to have been a happy affair but the familys adventures in exile have been colourful to say the least (Picture: Sipa/Rex/Shutterstock)

Jane Bradley: The UK Royal Family have nothing on this lot

Opinion 2
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Haiti, Antonio Rodrigue leaves after a press briefing about the Oxfam case. Picture: AFP/Getty

Fund-raisers face uphill struggle in wake of aid agencies scandal

UK 1

Buying home is £31,000 cheaper than renting one in Scotland

News 16

Angela Merkel: Germany ‘deplores’ Brexit but ‘curious’ about approach

UK 34

Martin Davidson: Challenge is what Outward Bound strives to do – for youngsters and ourselves

Opinion 2

Joyce McMillan: Mass shootings are deadly price of an Age of Unreason

Opinion 20
From Nicola Sturgeons point 
of view, the level-headed Angus Robertson will be a hard act to follow as deputy leader. Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty

Euan McColm: Hats in the ring spoil Sturgeon high wire act

Opinion 1
Obesity is placing a huge burden on the health of our nation, impacting on workplace productivity and sapping the NHS. Picture: Getty Images/Purestock

Leader: Bold action needed to tackle obesity crisis

Opinion
Jenners owner House of Fraser is refinancing its debts. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Bill Jamieson: Start-ups betray weak pulse of the economy

Business
The chemical industry makes �3bn a year for the Scottish economy

Siobhán Jordan: R&D a crucial catalyst for chemical industry

Tech
George Osborne sold the Lifetime Isa as a shiny alternative to a pension when he unveiled the details in his 2016 Budget  but the reality has proved somewhat different. Picture: Getty

Gareth Shaw: Is the Lifetime Isa dead in the water?

Opinion
Edinburgh's Studio 24 closed following complaints about noise (Picture: Ian Georgeson)

Leader comment: Peace at last in Scotland’s music venue noise row

Opinion 2

Stephen Jardine: Jamie Oliver is learning a lesson about restaurants

Opinion 3

Jane Bradley: The UK Royal Family have nothing on this lot

Opinion 2

Timothy Egan: A kid just schooled Donald Trump on mass shootings

Opinion 107

Family: Janet Christie’s Mum’s the Word

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Letters from St Kilda were launched in a waterproof box.

£15,000 price tag for washed up St Kilda letter

World
The marriage of Prince Nicholas and Alina Binder seems to have been a happy affair but the familys adventures in exile have been colourful to say the least (Picture: Sipa/Rex/Shutterstock)

Jane Bradley: The UK Royal Family have nothing on this lot

Opinion 2
Joe Zevuloni tends a makeshift memorial to honour victims of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. (Picture: Getty)

Timothy Egan: A kid just schooled Donald Trump on mass shootings

Opinion 107
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Haiti, Antonio Rodrigue leaves after a press briefing about the Oxfam case. Picture: AFP/Getty

Fund-raisers face uphill struggle in wake of aid agencies scandal

UK 1

FBI admits bungling warning on Florida school gunman

World 3

Wanted: Lyricist to pen unifying national anthem for Kosovo

World

Ten thought-provoking World Press Photo 2018 entries

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Up to 100 Islamic state fighters ‘could in theory seek UK return’

World

Tennent’s create ultimate assistant for Alex McLeish in Scotland role

Odd

In pictures: 21 things you’ll only understand if you’re from Edinburgh

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The brothel has closed down following complaints

Scotland’s first sex doll brothel shuts down following ‘complaints from neighbours’

Odd 21
Girlguiding Scotland members speak out

Hannah Brisbane: Speak out, girls! How are politicians to know what we think otherwise?

Opinion 2
Martin Davidson, Scottish Director, Outward Bound Trust

Martin Davidson: Challenge is what Outward Bound strives to do – for youngsters and ourselves

Opinion 2
Gary Voy, Founder, Timberbush Tours

Gary Voy: ‘Over-tourism’ is an opportunity, not a problem

Opinion 4
Donald Erskine

Obituary: Donald Erskine, National Trust for Scotland Factor with breathtaking knowledge of the nation

Obituaries
Kay Blair

Obituary: Kay Blair, former chair of Scottish Housing Regulator

Obituaries
Prince Henrik of Denmark has died at the age of 83

Obituary: Prince Henrik of Denmark, royal who resented lack of status as husband of Danish queen

Obituaries

Paloma Faith first to sign up for Edinburgh ‘Summer Sessions’ gigs

Lifestyle
Hugh Jackman stars in surprise box office hit The Greatest Showman

Scots school wins free film trip after Hugh Jackman praise

Lifestyle

Sir Billy Connolly to make a return to TV screens

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Glasgow chef Gary MacLean wants Scottish children to be taught to cook from as young as the age of five

Scotland’s national chef wants kids taught to cook from age five

Retail 11

Olympic diver Tom Daley announces he is having a baby

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