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22 dead and many injured in Manchester terror attack

22 dead and many injured in Manchester terror attack

Twenty two people have died after a blast tore through a pop concert at Manchester Arena in a suspected terror attack, police have said.

1:47am Tuesday 23 May 2017

Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp: The price of Brexit to rural Scotland will be costly

The CalMac ferry Hebrides berthed at Uig on Skye Photograph: Colin Mearns

IF there is any certainty around Brexit it is that we are entering into a period of uncertainty like no other. Most people muddle through economic crashes, and recessions are seen by entrepreneurs as periods of disruption and therefore opportunity.…

12:00am Friday 19 May 2017

Transport firm William Lithgow Transport backs living wage drive

Some of the employees of William Lithgow Transport

KEEPING costs down is crucial for any contractor but William Lithgow Transport still makes sure he pays the living wage. As the boss of a transport company and employer of more than 40 people, Lithgow has found that paying the living wage reduces…

12:00am Tuesday 9 May 2017

Venezuela: At least two killed as fresh round of anti-government protests bring chaos

Thousands staged a a 12-hour 'sit-in against the dictatorship'

CHAOS has erupted in western Venezuela during another round of protests against the socialist government, with buildings set afire, tear gas swirling around protesters and at least two people killed.

6:00pm Tuesday 16 May 2017

Majority of Scots agree that 20mph is plenty in the city

Of those who expressed an opinion when questioned, 65 per cent were in favour of a default 20mph urban speed limit

ALMOST two-thirds of Scots agree that twenty’s plenty when it comes to vehicles driving in urban areas, according to a new survey.

12:00am Monday 15 May 2017

Carolyn Leckie: A revolution is needed for us to properly serve isolated communities

In the areas around Ullapool, local people have established a community-owned broadband company  Photograph: Jan Holm

ACHILTIBUIE is one of the places that most of us have heard of but many would struggle to pinpoint on a map. Strictly speaking, it’s a village on the beautiful Coigach peninsula north of Ullapool – though most local people use the name Achiltibuie…

12:00am Monday 15 May 2017

TV Picks, May 10: Morocco to Timbuktu – An Arabian Adventure, and The Truth About Sleep

Alice Morrison, right, and Michelin chef Najat Kaanache in Fes. Photograph: Tern Television Productions

MOROCCO TO TIMBUKTU: AN ARABIAN ADVENTURE, BBC2, 9pm WHO on earth is Alice? This new travel series is presented by Alice Morrison, a writer and explorer, and I was glad to have never heard of her. Often these shows are pinned to a celebrity whose…

12:00am Thursday 11 May 2017

Ayrshire’s Rubbish Party candidate swept to power

Sally Cogley, who lives in a castle in Galston, stood on a promise to clean up Irvine Valley

THE single candidate for the one-woman campaign the Rubbish Party has been elected to serve as a councillor in East Ayrshire.

12:00am Saturday 6 May 2017

Weekend TV Preview: Saturday May 6 and Sunday May 7

In Babs, Barbara Windsor, who makes a cameo appearance as herself, is played by Samantha Spiro

JAPAN’S NORTHERN WILDERNESS, BBC2, 7.30pm ADENTURER

12:00am Saturday 6 May 2017

Mark Ruskell: I don’t want my family's health put at risk by air pollution

Londoners have suffered record levels of pollution

AS A green activist and politician, improving air quality is an issue I’ve always campaigned on. But now the situation is critical and we can no longer depend solely on Green MSPs and councillors to speak out.

12:00am Friday 5 May 2017
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