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Hero of Iolaire disaster to be honoured in new stage show

A hero of the Iolaire disaster which claimed the lives of more than 200 servicemen returning to the Isle of Lewis is to inspire a new musical production marking its centenary.

Tributes at the home of Mylee Billingham. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Tributes to TV star’s niece, 8, who died from stab wounds

The headteacher of Mylee Billingham has spoken of his school’s shock at the death of the “fun-loving” eight-year-old pupil.

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The happy couple. Picture: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Princess Eugenie and boyfriend engaged

Princess Eugenie and long-term boyfriend Jack Brooksbank’s engagement has been greeted with joy by her parents the Duke and Duchess of York.

Sir Nick Carter. Picture: Getty Images.

Army could stay in Germany to counter Russian aggression

The head of the British Army has paved the way for a potential U-turn on the decision to pull back troops from Germany owing to the growing threat of Russian aggression.

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Theresa May at the event. Picture: Downing Street

Theresa May hosts Burns Supper in Downing Street

Prime Minister Theresa May hailed the legacy of Robert Burns as she hosted a celebration of the bard with politicians, business leaders, and other well-known faces from Scotland.

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Maid Marian star Howard ‘Lew’ Lewis dies in Edinburgh hospital

Maid Marian star Howard ‘Lew’ Lewis dies in Edinburgh hospital

THE former wife of comic actor Howard “Lew” Lewis has paid tribute to the fun-loving star who brought laughter to millions.

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The Forth road Bridge is to be painted - and it'll take about ten years. Picture Lisa Ferguson.

Forth Road Bridge is to get first full paint job since it opened

THE Forth Road Bridge is to have its first full paint job since it opened in 1964.


Nine members of Scotland’s ‘most sophisticated’ crime gang jailed

A MAJOR crime gang branded the “most sophisticated” in Scotland has been jailed for a total of 87 years.


In pictures: Train derails in Scottish Highlands after landslide

A landslip has caused a train to derail in the Scottish Highlands - causing travel chaos.


In pictures: The terrifying weapons horde of Scotland’s most sophisticated crime gang

A major crime gang is behind bars after a large-scale police investigation into violence, drugs, firearms and dirty money.

Many tasks are now being performed over the internet, so a functioning connection is important (Picture: PA)

Keith Brown: Superfast broadband for all Scots is coming

In an age of burgeoning technological advancements, digital connectivity is playing an increasingly influential role in Scotland’s economic success, writes Keith Brown, Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work.

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Edinburgh Trams introduce contactless payments

Edinburgh Trams introduce contactless payments

CONTACTLESS payment technology has now be rolled out to all Edinburgh Trams stops.


Theresa May to host Burns Supper at Downing street

Theresa May is set to host a traditional Burns Supper in Downing Street this evening in celebration of the life and works of the national bard.

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Scotland's small businesses to be 'most affected' by Brexit

Small and medium-sized businesses thought to be the most significant for boosting productivity and economic growth may be the most negatively affected by Brexit, new research suggests.

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Scottish Government to state Brexit position in Brussels

The Scottish Government says it will set out its position on Brexit during a ministerial visit to Brussels.

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Weather update: police warn drivers as snow starts to melt

Police are advising drivers to drive with caution as conditions in some parts of the country remain dangerous.

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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

PINSENT Masons has pioneered a new way of providing freelance legal resource to clients who need specialist short-term or temporary legal assistance. Vario is now an established network of freelance lawyers which includes individuals with in-house and in-firm legal counsel experience, who come from a huge variety of backgrounds and usually hold a divergence of personal motivations.

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

Court actions for industrial disease and illness arising from exposure to excessive dust and fumes in the workplace are normally associated with the “heavy” professions of the past – not with colleges and schools.

ACAS research suggests companies and organisations should consider installing individual cubicles catering for all staff regardless of gender identity or expression. Picture: Getty

Val Dougan: Gender issues should be high on your agenda

THE Scottish Government has stated its intention to make the legal process of changing gender easier and less intrusive. This follows a 2016 House of Commons Committee investigation which reported high levels of transphobia in the UK, with an alarming rate of attempted suicide within the trans-gender community.

Balmers 1995 Self-portrait on a Frosty Friday is held by the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh  � The Artist

Barbara Balmer, Scottish artist

On New Year’s Eve the Artist Barbara Balmer died at the age of 88, her 65th Wedding Anniversary with the artist/designer George Mackie.

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