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Congestion charge urged to beef up Glasgow low emission zone

Motorists should pay to drive into Glasgow city centre to cut pollution in Scotland's first low emission zone (LEZ), Labour demanded today.

The shooting is reported to have taken place at Great Mills High School. Picture: Google

Maryland school shooting - injuries reported

Injuries have been reported after a shooting at a high school in Maryland, a sheriff’s spokeswoman said.


Susan Dalgety: Alex Salmond is a footsoldier for evil despot Putin

I met that Vladimir Putin once. In Edinburgh Castle of all places. He came to the city 15 years ago during his state visit to the UK and my then boss and First Minister, Jack McConnell, showed him round.

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Artistic director Jacky Hardacre said the rescue deal for Scottish Youth Theatre would ensure young people had their own "thriving national theatre company."

Closure-threatened Scottish Youth Theatre bailed out by Scottish Government

The Scottish Government has bailed out Scottish Youth Theatre after offering the company £150,000 to help prevent it from closing down in the summer.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon wants a "sunset clause" in UK Brexit Bill

No breakthrough in Holyrood-Westminster Brexit deadlock

The constitutional stand-off between Holyrood and Westminster over Brexit is unlikely to see an 11th hour breakthrough as MSPs this week prepare to pass a new post-EU legal framework for Scotland.

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Many fathers find it difficult to take time off to share childcare, a report finds.

Fathers miss out on equal childcare due to workplace rules

Fathers wanting to take an equal share of looking after young children are being failed by workplace policies, the Westminster Government is being warned.

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53,000 babies were born in Scotland in 2017. Picture Michael Gillen

Amazon and Queen-Johanna among unusual baby names in Scotland

Sailor, Thor, Hero, Rainbow and Ultra-Violet were among the unusual names given to babies born in Scotland last year.

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Inflation falls as pressure on Brexit-hit pound eases

Inflation cooled in February as the impact of the Brexit-hit pound on everyday prices began to “work through the system”.

Markets Economy
Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard and UK party leader Jeremy Corbyn on the campaign trail in Kilwinning last month. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

Labour could win ‘more votes but fewer seats’ than Tories in Scotland

Labour would secure more votes but win fewer seats than the Conservatives in Scotland if a general election was held today, polling analysis has found.

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Brexit deal sparks furious row over Scotland’s fishing industry

A post-Brexit transition deal struck with Brussels has been condemned as a “sell-out” after it was revealed that the UK will have to abide by quotas imposed by Brussels in 2020.

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Green MSP Andy Wightman

Politicians win right for judicial review of Article 50 decision

A cross party group of Scottish politicians have won the right to have their attempt to find out if Brexit can be cancelled heard in the courts.

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The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and The Royal Hospital for Sick Kids in Glasgow. Picture: Emma Mitchell

Fourth child treated amid infected water scare at children’s hospital

Another child has been re-admitted to the flagship Royal Hospital for Children for an infection which could be linked to the discovery of bacteria in the water supply.

Glasgow & Strathclyde
Swimmers posing with Daphne the giant inflatable duck. Pic: Getty

Giant inflatable duck found in Australia after week-long search

A giant inflatable duck has been found off the Western Australian coast after it blew away in strong winds a week ago.

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11 words and phrases you’ll only hear in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a city of contrasts and differences, and that extends to the dialect of its residents.

Rising oil prices meant revenues from the sector increased from �16 billion to �21 billion last year

North Sea oil and gas outlook remains ‘uncertain’

Oil and gas production in the North Sea is forecast to grow by 5% in 2018, however low levels of drilling mean the outlook for future years is “much more uncertain”.

Armed police on Edinburgh's High Street during the Fringe Festival. Pic: Scott Louden

Scots urged to play part in terrorism crackdown

Scots are being urged to look out for suspicious behaviour as part of a UK-wide campaign to prevent terrorism.

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The interior of the Edinburgh office of Sputnik. Picture: Contributed

Russian news agency Sputnik expelled from Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce

A Russian news outlet has slammed the “politically motivated” decision to expel them from the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce.

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Miles Briggs joins Cameron Fraser and staff to cut the ribbon at a refurbished McDonald's/

Anger as health chief Miles Briggs appears at fast food restaurant launch

SHADOW health secretary Mile Briggs has come in for a grilling – after being guest of honour at the reopening of a new fast food restaurant.

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The nuclear submarine HMS Revenge is arrives at Rosyth naval dockyard in April 1980.

Emergency at sea – the crisis on a nuclear sub that had to stay secret

It was June 1978, the Cold War was in full swing and the Polaris submarine, HMS Revenge, was on patrol somewhere so sensitive that 40 years later we still cannot be told.

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Shamed former minister Mark McDonald. Pic: Contributed

SNP urged to share Mark McDonald report findings with watchdog

Scottish Labour has called on the SNP to share the details of its investigation into shamed former minister Mark McDonald with Scotland’s public ethics watchdog.

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