Government will review ban on cannabis for medicinal use

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has announced a review of the medicinal use of cannabis which could lead to patients in the UK being prescribed drugs derived from the banned plant.

News 3
People are increasingly opting to rent.

Britain moving 'towards German housing model'

Britain is moving towards a “German housing model” with a greater percentage of the population renting, a study has claimed - with two thirds of renters saying they have no intention of purchasing a property.

Companies 7
Revealed: How much petrol stations are ‘overcharging’ drivers at pumps

Revealed: How much petrol stations are ‘overcharging’ drivers at pumps

Petrol stations are overcharging drivers by a minimum of £2.50 per tank, a new report has found.

Energy 3
Richard Jennings, Managing Director, Castle Rock Edinvar

Richard Jennings: Regenerated communities need a brand new approach to create a different image

The recently established Great Places Commission believes that placemaking is all about creating communities that are thriving and resilient. There are so many factors that make a ­community a thriving place to be and one that is often overlooked is the importance of marketing and the brand being created alongside the physical and community investment.

Lesley McLeod, CEO, Association for Project Safety

Lesley MacLeod: Don’t bet the house on faults being fixed quickly

Would you buy a car from a dodgy dealer – or even an upstanding member of ­Scottish society advertising in the ­Scotsman? What would you reasonably expect when forking out for such a big-ticket item? Complete log book? A look under the bonnet? A chance to kick the tyres? A test drive, perhaps?

David Dimbleby has been the regular host of Question Time since 1994

Search for new Question Time host as David Dimbleby announces exit

The BBC’s flagship current affairs show will have its first new regular host in 25 years after David Dimbleby announced his intention to step aside.

TV & Radio 10
The deaths took place near the station in south London

Three people die after being hit by train in London

Three people have died after being hit by a train near a busy station in south London.

It would mark the weakest annual growth since 2009, when the economy was in the throes of the global financial crisis.

UK economy set for weakest year of growth since 2009

The UK economy is set for its weakest year of growth in almost a decade as wage growth fails to translate into increased consumer spending, a top business body warned today.

Business 11
MPs have highlighted the lack of vehicle-mounted anti-tank weapons available to UK Armed Forces

Scottish Government raises alarm over military bases in Scotland

The Scottish Government has raised the alarm over military bases in Scotland after a Commons committee report warned that Britain’s armed forces need a significant hike in funding to fill “black holes” in their finances

Politics 188
Theresa May was speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show on Sunday

Calls for Theresa May to come clean over £20bn ‘Brexit dividend’

A £2 billion Barnett formula windfall for Scotland must be spent on the NHS, opposition parties have warned the SNP.

Politics 252
Brian Monteith: Bringing Government down might play into May’s hands

Brian Monteith: Bringing Government down might play into May’s hands

With another High Noon this week, Theresa May might have only one course left to her, writes Brian Monteith

Opinion 39

Ian Blackford to call for emergency laws to end Brexit ‘power grab’

SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford is to make the case for emergency legislation to end the “power-grab” on Scottish devolution.

Politics 602
The service taking place. Picture: Getty

Stephen Hawking’s voice beamed at black hole as his ashes are interred

Professor Stephen Hawking has been laid to rest between the graves of Sir Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin at Westminster Abbey as he was celebrated for his “unique example of achievement against all the odds”.

UK 1
Salt has increased by 13 per cent in just four years.

Salt levels in ready-made salads put customers health ‘in jeopardy’

UK 1
Niall Iain Macdonald. Picture: Contributed

Isle of Lewis rower’s attempt to cross Atlantic ended by storm

A Scottish rower attempting to cross the Atlantic has been rescued from his boat, after his cabin was swamped and his systems started to fail during heavy seas.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
Christopher Chope MP. Picture: UK Parliament

New law to ban ‘upskirting’ blocked by one Tory MP

A law that would make it a criminal offence in England and Wales to take “upskirting” photos was blocked today by one Conservative MP.

Politics 137

Ancient Ice Age rock formation toppled by vandals

An ancient stone landmark dating back to the last Ice Age has been ruined by youths in an act of ‘mindless destruction.’


McDonald’s to replace plastic straws in all UK restaurants

McDonald’s is replacing plastic straws with paper ones across all its UK and Ireland restaurants after a successful trial.

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Brian Sloan, chief executive, Age Scotland.

Brian Sloan: Shared spaces can help to end ‘age apartheid’

Nursery rhymes, stories, and giggling aren’t what you might expect to hear when you step into a care home. But that’s the scenario at a growing number around the world.

Volunteers taking part in the Paths for All project at the Royal Botanic Gardens

Jack Martin: We can all do our bit to help others – and it’s good for your health too

Football fever may be ­hotting up with the World Cup, but the volunteering community has been doing their own celebrating recently with National Volunteer Week, which runs annually from 1-7 June. This awareness week gives charities and organisations an opportunity to say thank you for the fantastic contribution volunteers make.

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