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Senior medic calls for NHS to focus on patients instead of targets

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Number 10 mocked over ‘gaffe-filled’ Burns Night guest list

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The letter from Burns to his old school friend will go on show in Edinburgh: PIC: National Library of Scotland.

Robert Burns letter on ‘night out with the lads’ to go on show

Lifestyle

Academic: Holyrood and Westminster facing Brexit court battle

Politics

Council to take Errington Cheese to court over E.coli warning

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Forth Road Bridge to get first paint job since 1964

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Sir David Murray’s Murrayfield mansion sells for almost £1m under asking price

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Muriel Spark and Penelope Jardine. Picture: Nick Cornish

Muriel Spark’s companion of 30 years tells of ‘deep friendship’

Lifestyle

Darren McGarvey: Comparing Sturgeon to Thatcher is deeply offensive

Darren McGarvey

Number 10 mocked over ‘gaffe-filled’ Burns Night guest list

Politics 386
Homelessness had been falling since the start of the decade but is now rising again

Homelessness on the rise again Scotland

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Poor students outperformed by rich at universities

Politics 9
Phil Gormley had been told he could return to work in November

Michael Matheson wins backing over chief constable row

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Almost 86 per cent of A&E patients were dealt with within the four-hour target time

Scottish A&E waiting times performance improving despite flu outbreak

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Doctors are urging the Scottish Government to review "preventable" child deaths

Scottish Government urged to act on ‘preventable’ child deaths

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Shona Robison has been under pressure over the NHS. Picture: Greg Macvean

Senior medic calls for NHS to focus on patients instead of targets

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Academic: Holyrood and Westminster facing Brexit court battle

Politics 99

Darren McGarvey: Comparing Sturgeon to Thatcher is deeply offensive

Opinion 450

Fiona Hyslop: Scotland’s aid spending is vital despite austerity at home

Opinion 33

David Galloway: NHS is being harmed by politically driven targets

Opinion 6

Swinney to Edinburgh tram inquiry: ‘I didn’t want Government to get blame’

Transport 6
James Watt and Martin Dickie have plans to extend the BrewDog brand

BrewDog eyes opening a pub at Edinburgh Airport

Transport 2

Edinburgh Trams introduce contactless payments

Transport 3
Forth Road Bridge. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Forth Road Bridge to get first paint job since 1964

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In pictures: Train derails in Scottish Highlands after landslide

Transport

Weather update: police warn drivers as snow starts to melt

Transport 29

Severe disruption on Glasgow - Edinburgh services

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Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates will visit the University of Edinburgh, Picture: AFP/Getty

Bill Gates set for University of Edinburgh agriculture visit

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Poor students outperformed by rich at universities

Politics 9
Zakia Moulaoui from Invisible Cities who is providing haircuts and handing out toiletries to homeless people from the police box on Leith Walk. Photograph: Greg Macvean

Barbers think outside the box to give homeless free haircuts

Education 1
Plastic-stemmed cotton buds were one of the most common items found on Cramond Beach (Picture: Catherine Gemmell/Marine Conservation Society)

Jane Bradley: Toxic plastic waste is returning from sea to poison us

Opinion 10
Employers can reap the benefit of a diverse workforce

Lauren Brown: Employers should tap into a well of creative ideas from a diverse workforce

Opinion 4
S. Karly Kehoe, Member of the RSE Young Academy of Scotland

S. Karly Kehoe, Debora B. F. Kayembe and Shawki Al-Dubaee: Academic refugees have much to offer countries which give them a safe haven

Opinion 8

Scotland faces severe accommodation shortage for university students on campus

Politics 2

Two-thirds of Scottish teachers do not get ‘sufficient’ mental health training

News 7

Which Scottish schools could be closed tomorrow due to snow?

Education 1
Artists from the US have created Climoji, a special set of emoticons for use in dicussions about climate change

Ilona Amos: There’s some good news – and bad – about global warming

Opinion 2

Scotland’s weather: Drivers told to stay off the roads

Transport 99

Plastic levels at Scapa Flow ‘similar to Forth and Clyde’

Environment 2

Controversial Highland dunes golf course moves a step closer

Environment 18

‘No-one came to check on us’: Motorists relive horror night stuck in Scottish snow

Environment 67

Rescued baby hedgehog receives hydrotherapy from Scottish SPCA

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Humphrey Errington of Errington Cheese. Picture: Neil Hanna

Council to take Errington Cheese to court over E.coli warning

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Almost 86 per cent of A&E patients were dealt with within the four-hour target time

Scottish A&E waiting times performance improving despite flu outbreak

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Doctors are urging the Scottish Government to review "preventable" child deaths

Scottish Government urged to act on ‘preventable’ child deaths

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Neil Diamond retiring from touring after Parkinson’s diagnosis

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Shona Robison has been under pressure over the NHS. Picture: Greg Macvean

Senior medic calls for NHS to focus on patients instead of targets

News 106
A surge in flu cases has put the NHS under severe pressure (Picture: Getty)

David Galloway: NHS is being harmed by politically driven targets

Opinion 6

Young women avoiding smear tests over body embarrassment

News 2

Barbers think outside the box to give homeless free haircuts

Education 1

Leading doctor warns new GP contract fails to meet needs of poor patients

News

Science unearths neglected health food: potatoes

Health 7
Govan shipyard on the Clyde. (Picture: Phil Wilkinson)

Mike Clancy: The Government’s actions show defence is a low priority

Opinion
5 Soldiers by the Rosie Kay Dance Company, pictured at Edinburgh Castle by Colin Hattersley

Hannah Utley: What a drama! How conversation starters can build real connections

Culture
Richard Leonard abandoned all reason in comparing Sturgeon to Thatcher, says Darren McGarvey  Picture by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Darren McGarvey: Comparing Sturgeon to Thatcher is deeply offensive

Opinion 450
Sir Nick Carter. Picture: Getty Images.

Army could stay in Germany to counter Russian aggression

UK 10

Keith Brown: Superfast broadband for all Scots is coming

Opinion 14

Kirsty Gunn: Women need to be brave on streets, not just say ‘me too’

Opinion 6

Queen Elizabeth - What will happen when the monarch dies?

UK 884

Protest held over ongoing closure of vital children’s ward

UK 28
Deputy First Minister John Swinney helped launch 'CodeClan'

Nick Freer: You don’t need to be a geek to succeed in coding

Tech 1
Govan shipyard on the Clyde. (Picture: Phil Wilkinson)

Mike Clancy: The Government’s actions show defence is a low priority

Opinion
Celtic fans unfurl a banner that comments on the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act. Picture: Rob Casey/SNS Group

Euan McColm: Political football was no way to tackle bigots

Opinion
The sun sets on a Carillion construction crane in London. Photograph: AFP/Daniel Sorabji/Getty

Bill Jamieson: Our strategy puts PFI and Carillion to shame

Opinion 1
Richard Leonard abandoned all reason in comparing Sturgeon to Thatcher, says Darren McGarvey  Picture by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Darren McGarvey: Comparing Sturgeon to Thatcher is deeply offensive

Opinion 450
A health worker speaks to a mother in Kasungu, Malawi (Picture: AFP/Getty)

Fiona Hyslop: Scotland’s aid spending is vital despite austerity at home

Opinion 33
A portrait of Robert Burns

Leader comment: Robert Burns may be lauded but he had his flaws

Opinion 1

David Galloway: NHS is being harmed by politically driven targets

Opinion 6

Ilona Amos: There’s some good news – and bad – about global warming

Opinion 2

Leader comment: The Great Powers are playing a dangerous game

Opinion 2

Keith Brown: Superfast broadband for all Scots is coming

Opinion 14
Chief of the General Staff General Nick Carter, seen inspecting soldiers in Winchester, has warned about the military threat posed by Russia (Picture: AFP/Getty)

Leader comment: The Great Powers are playing a dangerous game

Opinion 2
Jacinda Ardern and her partner, Clarke Gayford, speak to the press outside their home in Auckland. Picture: Hannah Peters/Getty

Dani Garavelli: Let’s share in premier’s joy at having a baby on board

Opinion 14
Afghan security personnel stand guard as black smoke rises from the Intercontinental Hotel after an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. Picture; AP

Afghan forces end Intercontinental Hotel siege

World

What are the odds of Trump surviving 2018 in office? An expert crunches the numbers

Politics 12

Independence push surges ahead as Catalonia parliament elects speaker

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Bayeux Tapestry could be put on display in Britain

UK 3

Watch: Crabbies get into Burns Day spirit with unique version of ‘500 Miles’

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Youtube influencers are now banned. Picture: PA Wire

Hotel owner bans ‘vloggers’ after free stay request

UK 114
The Duke of Cambridge shows off his new haircut. Picture: Matt Dunham/PA Wire

Prince William’s new buzz cut ‘cost £180’

UK 6
5 Soldiers by the Rosie Kay Dance Company, pictured at Edinburgh Castle by Colin Hattersley

Hannah Utley: What a drama! How conversation starters can build real connections

Culture
Matthew Kay is Director of Vario for Pinsent Masons

Matthew Kay: Our Vario model offers a new and better way to provide freelance legal services

Opinion
Court actions for industrial disease and illness caused by breathing in excessive fumes and dust are no longer confined to heavy industry

David McIntosh: We all have a right to work in safety

Opinion
Major General Charles Ramsay wins the Sprot Prize in 1977

Obituary: Major General Charles Ramsay, career soldier who embodied the qualities of a leader

Obituaries
Fritz Lustig, secret listener

Obituary: Fritz Lustig, ‘secret listener’ whose covert work helped shorten Second World War

Obituaries
Adam Montgomery

Obituary: Adam Montgomery, Provost, councillor and shop steward

Obituaries

Oscars 2018: Shape of Water lands 13 nominations for Academy Awards

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Neil Diamond  / AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWNFREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images

Neil Diamond retiring from touring after Parkinson’s diagnosis

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Kieran Tierney, left, is a big fan of Celtic supporter Conor McGregor. Picturses: Getty Images

Conor McGregor attends training session in Kieran Tierney Celtic top

Celtic 6
Andy Murray will knock down the existing property in Surrey. Picture: PA

Andy Murray wins battle to build pool and gym at new home

Andy Murray 8
Meghan Markle received an apron as an official Royal gift last year. Picture: Getty Images

Meghan Markle gets an apron as first official Royal gift

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