Protest held over ongoing closure of vital children’s ward

Parents and carers held a protest outside a hospital yesterday over the continued closure of a children’s ward to in-patients who have been seen out of hours.

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A green salad with spinach, quinoa, walnuts and dried cranberries (Picture: Getty)

Stephen Jardine: Veganism and Brexit show how divided we are

Vegans and the rest are further apart than Remainers and Brexiteers, says Stephen Jardine.

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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

Wet wipes, straws and ‘mermaids’ tears’: Jane Bradley on the marine plastic epidemic that’s poisoning our food.

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Many calls to landlines are unwanted (Picture: Getty)

John McLellan: How I took on a dodgy cold caller selling insurance

About half of all calls to landlines in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen are unwanted, writes John McLellan.

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Youtube influencers are now banned. Picture: PA Wire

Hotel owner bans ‘vloggers’ after free stay request

A popular vlogger who asked a hotel owner for a free stay was given a scathing response - and her request posetd online.

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

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

The Duke of Cambridge’s new haircut reportedly cost as much as £180.

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Boris Johnson made the suggestion following talks between the UK and France.

Boris Johnson proposes bridge across the English Channel

Boris Johnson has raised the prospect of a second crossing for the English Channel after top-level talks between the UK and France.

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Brexit may prove to have positive benefits for Scotlands fishing fleet. Picture: Getty

Brian Wilson: The one thing that could make me a Brexiteer

Sometimes it helps to see events through the prism of local experience rather than relying on pronouncements from those who present themselves as all-knowing. This may apply to the strange case of Brexit, the dog that isn’t barking.

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Jim Duffy: Ferris Bueller’s warning to today’s young generation

Real life moves quickly, warned Ferris Bueller, so don’t be distracted by social media too much or it could pass you by, writes Jim Duffy.

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Nicola Sturgeon signalled the Scottish Government may act over short-term holiday lets

Leader comment: Holiday lets shouldn’t be hell for neighbours

The boom in short-term holiday lets in Scotland has had a significant impact on the economy.

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Ocean liners will form part of the opening exhibition at the great ship of the V&A museum in Dundee in September

Leader comment: Excitement growing over new V&A museum in Dundee

The V&A Museum of Design in Dundee was designed to look like the prow of a ship pointing out into the Firth of Tay, so it is apt that the opening exhibition will be Ocean Liners: Speed & Style.

Chris Tarrant outside London Studios on the Southbank

Chris Tarrant fined after pleading guilty to drink-driving

Radio host and TV presenter Chris Tarrant has apologised after he was given a road ban for drink-driving.

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Rent levels in Edinburgh are among the highest in the UK. Picture: Callum Bennetts

Edinburgh workers spend a quarter of their salaries on rent

Nearly a quarter of the average income earned by residents in Scotland’s capital is spent on rent, a new study has shown.

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A cross-party group of MSPs will attend the inter-parliamentary forum on Brexit.

Brexit: MSPs to set out Repeal Bill fears at House of Lords

A delegation of MSPs is due to raise concerns over key Brexit legislation in talks at the House of Lords.

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

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

SIR Andy Murray has won a battle to build a new multi-million pound mansion with a swimming pool and gym.

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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

Imagine what it would feel like if you had your career ripped out from under you. If you had your entire life’s work destroyed by people who feared your critical appraisal. How would you feel if, all of the sudden, you became a ­target for violence or retribution just because you worked at a university and were considered to have intellectual ­abilities?

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Carillion's collapse was spectacular and questions must be asked, but the answer is not nationalisation (Picture: SWNS)

Bill Jamieson: Carillion’s failure was necessary, nationalisation isn’t

The demise of the corporate behemoth Carillion is no argument for nationalisation, writes Bill Jamieson.

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Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson's frustration with Conservative party leaders at Westminster has boiled over into public view in recent days (Picture: Greg Macvean)

Tom Peterkin: Tory tin ear on Scotland is fuelling ‘power grab’ row

The UK Government’s failure to meet a deadline to amend legislation to devolve some EU powers to Scotland after Brexit may play into the SNP’s hands but a deal can still be struck, writes Tom Peterkin.

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The take-up of the flu vaccine has been too low (Picture: SWNS)

Kevan Christie: This year’s flu isn’t Australian

The current furore around the outbreak of so-called Aussie flu has led to outlandish comparisons with the Spanish influenza pandemic of 1918 which claimed the lives of around 50 million people.

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The Bayeux Tapestry would be 'probably the most significant' loan of art by France to the UK, according to the British Museum (Picture: PA)

Leader comment: Rude UK must learn from Macron’s Bayeux diplomacy

Emmanuel Macron has just given Britain a masterclass in diplomacy. His announcement that the Bayeux Tapestry will be loaned to the UK has already created a significant stir. Just imagine what it will be like when the 950-year-old artefact actually arrives.

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