Stephen Jardine: KFC’s chicken was even turned down by a charity

A few years back, I went out for dinner with friends in Inverness. One person wanted a curry, someone else wanted pasta and I was in the mood for fish and chips. Thankfully we all ended up happy after stumbling upon a so-called international restaurant.

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If men take more parental leave, their daughters will grow up in a more equal world, says Jane Bradley

Jane Bradley: How dads can make a more equal world for their daughters

If more men took parental leave, it could lead to a sea change in attitudes among employers, writes Jane Bradley.

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Cabinet bid for Brexit unity bid runs into trouble

Prime Minister Theresa May’s bid for unity on Brexit was short-lived as Conservative MPs from both wings of the party rejected a compromise reached by ministers in eight hours of talks at Chequers.

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Stephen Fry. picture: Matthew Eisman/Getty Images

Stephen Fry reveals cancer diagnosis for first time

Stephen Fry has announced that he has been battling prostate cancer.

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Nathan Berrie, John Muir Trust Land Manager

Nathan Berrie: In this Year of Young People, let’s get them into the great outdoors

Recent years have supported the appreciation of Scottish nature, culture, health, food and adventure – but this year is our year!

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Theresa May. Picture: Greg Macvean

Tory Brexit rebels told to get behind Theresa May

Conservative rebels on both wings of the party have been warned by Downing Street they risk bringing down Theresa May’s government unless they fall in line behind her Brexit strategy.

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Scots middle earners face an ‘unknown tax future’

Scotland’s “squeezed middle earners” may be ready to mount a backlash over tax hikes, a leading tax expert has warned.

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The play Abigail's Party satirises 1970s dinner parties, although the title character, a 15-year-old girl having her first party next door, never appears (Picture: Nobby Clark)

Jim Duffy: This is why dinner parties are dying out

The astonishingly rapid rise of allergies and food intolerances is making it hard to cater for a party of friends, says Jim Duffy.

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Police in East London Street in Edinburgh's New Town where a homeless man died after a bitterly cold night (Picture: Lisa Ferguson)

Leader comment: Here’s why ending rough sleeping is a moral imperative

People ran to try to help, but it was too late. The life of a man sleeping rough among the million-pound properties of Edinburgh’s New Town on a bitterly cold night was at an end.

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Nicola Sturgeon and Scots justice in dock after killer freed

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is facing demands to overhaul a justice system that sees thousands of offenders freed every year without parole after a convicted murderer tried to kill a dog walker while on home leave.

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David Mundell backs Scottish Tory MPs over 'hard Brexit' letter

Scottish Secretary David Mundell has defended four fellow Scottish MPs over a letter calling on Theresa May to push ahead with a hard Brexit, in an apparent breach with policy set out by Ruth Davidson.

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A student is facing life behind bars for stabbing a 19-year-old to death following a petty WhatsApp group spat.

Student in court for stabbing teen to death after WhatsApp group spat

A student is facing life behind bars for stabbing a 19-year-old to death following a petty WhatsApp group spat.

Theresa May's spokesperson said the PM was 'absolutely committed' to supporting Grenfell after Stormzy asked 'where's the money' at the Brits. Pictures: PA/Getty

Downing Street responds to Stormzy’s Grenfell rap at BRIT awards

Downing Street has insisted Theresa May is “absolutely committed” to supporting those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire, after the Prime Minister came under a blistering attack from grime artist Stormzy at the Brit Awards.

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The way we talk about alcohol doesn't convey the damage that it can do (Picture: PA)

Kevan Christie: It can cause sickness and death, but we love it

The latest booze horror story, this time linking the ‘demon drink’ with early onset dementia, once again highlights the curious disconnect between people’s perceptions and reality when it comes to alcohol.

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Brexit: Nicola Sturgeon and Theresa May on standby as talks fail

Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon are likely to be called in to break the deadlock between the UK and devolved governments over a Brexit ‘power grab’ after talks failed to produce an agreement.

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Bill Jamieson: I’ve found two antidotes to our cult of unhappiness

Two new books – by Jordan Peterson and Steven Pinker – are like verbal waterboarding for supporters of big government, writes Bill Jamieson.

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The inhalers. Picture: MHRA

Thousands of asthma inhalers recalled in safety scare

About 6,000 inhalers used by asthma patients have been recalled by health officials.

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Leo Varadkar has defended the Good Friday Agreement from Brexiteers

Brexiteers’ ‘provocative’ for undermining Northern Ireland peace deal

The Taoiseach has said he is trying to defend the Good Friday Agreement from some Brexiteers who are seeking to undermine it.

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Stormzy has won his first Brit award

Stormzy edges out Ed Sheeran to claim first Brit award

Stormzy has been announced as the winner of British male solo artist at the Brit Awards, fending off competition from the likes of Ed Sheeran and Liam Gallagher.

Male monkeys with large noses have more females in their harem

Male monkeys with big noses get the girls, proving size matters

Male monkeys with large noses have more females in their harems - proving that size does matter, according to a team of scientists.

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