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Testing P1 pupils causes “stress and anxiety”

Testing primary one children is ‘tantamount to illness, or neglect or abuse’, say a lobby of educationalists in Scotland.

Education
David Friel as a policeman. Picture: Stewart Robertson

Actor sentenced for impersonating a police officer

An actor obsessed with pretending to be a police officer is to be sentenced today for using a car he had kitted out for a role in River City to pose as a cop during a traffic jam on country road.

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Video: 5 little ways Brexit could impact everyone

The finer intricacies of the Brexit deal will trickle down into every aspect of UK life.

Politics
Victoria the polar bear and her new cub venture into theiroutdoor enclosure at Highland Wildlife Park for the first time. PIC: SWNS.

Public given chance to name new polar bear cub

The name of the first polar bear cub to be born in the UK for 25 years will be chosen by the public.

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Boy hit by car outside Dundee school

A teenager was treated for injuries after being struck by a car outside a school in Dundee earlier this afternoon.

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Is the national stadium your dream workplace?

7 exciting jobs for football fans in Scotland

Making a living as a professional footballer may be an unattainable dream for most of us, but that doesn't mean you should rule out a career in football. Take a look at these seven job vacancies in the Scottish game.

Football

Footage released of Avengers:Infinity War battle sequence shot in Waverley Station

Extended footage of the Avengers: Infinity War blockbuster that were shot in Edinburgh have finally been released - depicting an epic battle in Waverley Station.

News
An extended delay to MV Clansman's repairs has triggered CalMac's vessel shortage. Picture: CalMac

Widespread CalMac disruption to last till end of May

Significant disruption for CalMac passengers will continue until the end of next month after late-running repairs to a ferry forced other vessels to be switched between routes.
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Shona Robison, right, is under fresh pressure to quit

Rennie tells Robison: "Resign now."

Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has called on under-fire health secretary Shona Robison to quit.

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BBC Scotland plan to launch a new channel. Picture: John Devlin

Ofcom green-light new BBC Scotland channel

Plans for a new BBC Scotland channel have been given the provisional go-ahead by regulators.

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Scotrail passengers tweeted the company asking for the heating to be turned off on trains

Scotrail passengers rage as heating left on during hottest day of year

Commuters have blasted ScotRail for turning on the heating just as Scotland finally enjoyed a spell of warm weather.

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EU ‘annihilates’ Theresa May’s plan to avoid hard Irish border

The latest proposals by the UK Government to avoid a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic have been comprehensively rejected by the European Union, it has been reported.

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Vladimir Putin has a choice to make (Picture: AFP/Getty)

UK could do more to put pressure on Putin’s ‘gangster regime’, says MP

Britain could be doing “a lot more” to put pressure on Vladimir Putin’s “gangster” regime to combat overt and covert Russian activities in the West, a senior MP has said.

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SNP accused of ‘disowning’ Scotland’s oil and gas sector

The Scottish Government has axed a flagship measure of the state of the oil and gas industry - prompting claims it is "actively disowning"  the sector.

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A new Gaelic school has opened in Portree, the largest town on Isle of Skye. Picture: Donald MacLeod

Row over £10m Gaelic school opening on Isle of Skye

A bitter row has broken out on the Isle of Skye over a new £10m Gaelic school, which one local councillor has dubbed a “disaster for community relations”.

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SNP depute leader favourite: indyref2 could be set for April 2019

The favourite to become SNP depute leader Keith Brown has said a second independence referendum could be held as early as April next year.

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Tragic toddler killed by her own teddy bear

A tragic toddler died in bed after being suffocated by her giant teddy bear.

Dundee & Tayside
Margo MacDonald led previous bids to change the law. Picture: Esme Allen

Fresh bid to legalise assisted suicide for the dying in Scotland

A fresh bid to introduce assisted suicide in Scotland is under way, with one MSP backing the prospect of “cross party” legislation to give dying Scots the right to end their lives.

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Brexit fears as migration into Scotland falls after EU vote

Scotland’s population has risen for the eighth year in a row and now stands at its highest ever level, official figures have revealed.

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Letters: Not just Windrush generation who fall foul of UK authorities

Letters: Not just Windrush generation who fall foul of UK authorities

As the daughter of Eastern European refugees, Scotsman reader Marina Donald says it’s not just migrants from the Commonwealth who feel their citizen status is “inferior” to those that are British-born.

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