Scotland

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Glasgow driver caught with sofa and armchairs piled on roof

Glasgow driver caught with sofa and armchairs piled on roof

Police in Scotland have caught a driver travelling along a city road with an entire lounge suite tied to the roof.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Friday, October 4, 2019

Boris Johnson faces further legal battles over Brexit

Boris Johnson faces further legal battles over Brexit

He could face two more legal showdowns to force a Brexit extension should he fail to secure a deal by October 19.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Scottish Parliament votes to ban smacking of children

Scottish Parliament votes to ban smacking of children

MSP's have passed a new law to ban smacking in Scotland in an "historic step", with 84 votes in favour to 29 votes against.

Scotland to introduce ban on smacking children

Scotland to introduce ban on smacking children

It will be the first country in the UK to make it a criminal offence for parents to smack their children.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Friday, September 6, 2019

Boris Johnson heads to Scotland on election trail

Boris Johnson heads to Scotland on election trail

He will visit a farm in Aberdeenshire and announce an extra £51.4 million for Scottish farmers over the next two years.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn: MPs can stop ‘smash and grab raid’ against democracy

Jeremy Corbyn: MPs can stop ‘smash and grab raid’ against democracy

He pledged to work across party lines to prevent Boris Johnson from suspending Parliament when it returns on Tuesday.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Friday, August 16, 2019

Council criticised over plans to limit student climate strikes

Council criticised over plans to limit student climate strikes

Edinburgh City Council has faced criticism over plans to allow students just one day off school to protest for action on climate change.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Pensioners ordered to take down 'offensive' football flags

Pensioners ordered to take down 'offensive' football flags

The council has asked two pensioners to remove Rangers FC flags from their sheltered housing in case they sparked "anti-social behaviour".

Monday, July 29, 2019

Monday, July 29, 2019

Boris Johnson ramps up no-deal Brexit plans ahead of Scotland trip

Boris Johnson ramps up no-deal Brexit plans ahead of Scotland trip

He has stepped up preparations for a no-deal Brexit ahead of his first visit to Scotland as Prime Minister.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Thursday, July 25, 2019

SNP's Ian Blackford dubs Boris Johnson UK's 'last Prime Minister'

SNP's Ian Blackford dubs Boris Johnson UK's 'last Prime Minister'

Ian Blackford has branded Boris Johnson the “last Prime Minister of the UK” in Mr Johnson’s first Prime Minister’s Questions as leader.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Scotland drug deaths reach record high

Scotland drug deaths reach record high

More than 1,100 people died from drugs in Scotland last year, new figures indicate - the worst total since records began.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Friday, June 28, 2019

Sturgeon: Next PM like choice between being hit by lorry or bus

Sturgeon: Next PM like choice between being hit by lorry or bus

She said the choice of either candidate is like “asking me if I'd prefer to be run down by a lorry or a bus”.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Sturgeon Sajid

Nicola Sturgeon and Sajid Javid in Twitter spat over independence

Nicola Sturgeon and Sajid Javid in Twitter spat over independence

The SNP leader and Tory leadership hopeful have clashed over the issue of Scottish independence.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Scottish Maritime Museum

Scottish Maritime Museum adopts 'gender neutral' names for boats

Scottish Maritime Museum adopts 'gender neutral' names for boats

A maritime museum is no longer referring to boats as 'she' and 'her' after a string of vandalism.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Man arrested over death of T2 Trainspotting actor Bradley Welsh

Man arrested over death of T2 Trainspotting actor Bradley Welsh

Man arrested over death of T2 Trainspotting actor Bradley Welsh

A man has been arrested in connection with the death of T2 Trainspotting actor Bradley Welsh.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Thursday, April 18, 2019

T2 writer leads tributes to Bradley Welsh after shooting

Bradley Welsh: Tributes paid for Trainspotting 2 actor

Bradley Welsh: Tributes paid for Trainspotting 2 actor

Police are investigating the death of actor Bradley Welsh after he was shot dead in Edinburgh on Wednesday night.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Ben Nevis

Two die in Ben Nevis avalanche

Two die in Ben Nevis avalanche

Two climbers have died and another two have been injured after an avalanche on Ben Nevis, the UK's highest mountain.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Monday, March 11, 2019

Britain's longest-serving ice cream man memorialised

Britain's longest-serving ice cream man memorialised

Britain’s longest-serving ice cream, who died last year aged 96, will be honoured with a street named after him.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Friday, February 22, 2019

Killer of six-year-old Alesha MacPhail named as teenager Aaron Campbell

Killer of six-year-old Alesha MacPhail named as teenager Aaron Campbell

Killer of six-year-old Alesha MacPhail named as teenager Aaron Campbell

The 16-year-old boy who raped and murdered Alesha MacPhail can be identified as Aaron Campbell after a judge allowed his name to be reported.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Alex Salmond wins sexual harassment inquiry case against Scottish government

Alex Salmond wins sexual harassment inquiry case against Scottish government

Alex Salmond wins sexual harassment inquiry case against Scottish government

The Scottish government has admitted to acting unlawfully during investigations of sexual harassment claims against Alex Salmond.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Friday, December 28, 2018

Artist to plant weeping willow Brexit tree on day UK leaves EU

Artist to plant weeping willow 'Brexit tree' on day UK leaves EU

Artist to plant weeping willow 'Brexit tree' on day UK leaves EU

An artist is to plant a weeping willow as a symbol of loss and healing on the day the UK leaves the EU.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Swan ‘just chillin’ on motorway causes rush hour delays

Swan ‘just chillin’ on motorway causes rush hour delays

Swan ‘just chillin’ on motorway causes rush hour delays

Motorists faced disruption after a swan wandered onto a motorway during rush hour.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Schools and home care disrupted by Glasgow equal pay strike

Schools and home care disrupted by Glasgow equal pay strike

Schools and home care disrupted by Glasgow equal pay strike

Hundreds of schools and nurseries are shut as council workers strike for 48 hours in one of the UK’s biggest equal pay strikes.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Turnberry caravan park may change name to avoid links with Donald Trump

Scottish caravan park may change name to avoid links with Donald Trump

Scottish caravan park may change name to avoid links with Donald Trump

A caravan park close to Donald Trump’s luxury Turnberry golf resort in South Ayrshire could change its name due to “negative” associations with the US President.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Man jailed for trying to kill six children in a hit-and-run

Man jailed for trying to kill six children in a hit-and-run

Man jailed for trying to kill six children in a hit-and-run

A man has been jailed for 11 years after he admitted trying to kill six children in a hit-and-run.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Friday, September 21, 2018

60,000 bees stolen from farm in Scotland

60,000 bees stolen from farm in Scotland

60,000 bees stolen from farm in Scotland

Around 60,000 bees have been stolen from a farm in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Eyewitness to Storm Ali: ‘The last time I saw a storm like this was in 1922 and I was being evacuated from a hurricane’

Eyewitness to Storm Ali: ‘The last time I saw a storm like this was in 1992 and I was being evacuated from a hurricane’

Witness to Storm Ali: ‘The last time I saw a storm like this it was a hurricane'

Nick Edgington from Oban in Scotland has said that the last time he witnessed weather like Storm Ali he was “being evacuated from a hurricane”.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Willie Rennie: The SNP need to 'get off the fence' and back a second Brexit referendum or 'just shut up'

Willie Rennie: The SNP need to 'get off the fence' over second Brexit referendum

The Scottish Lib Dem leader has said the SNP need to "put their money where their mouth" is and join the campaign for a second Brexit referendum.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Friday, September 14, 2018

Piece of fatberg

Water firm announces new project to tackle fatbergs

Water firm steps up fight against fatbergs

A Scottish water firm has announced a new pilot project to tackle fatbergs

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Professor to Matthew Wright: ‘Do we really want to tell children it is okay to hit out at other people?’

Professor to Matthew Wright: ‘Do we really want to tell children it is okay to hit out at other people?’

Professor to Matthew Wright: ‘Do we want to tell children it is okay to hit?'

Professor Ray Jones has said that we should not be teaching our children “it is okay to hit out at other people” by smacking them as psychologists call for smacking of children in the family home to be outlawed due to the effect it can have on their mental health.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Sikh Gurdwara in Edinburgh has front doors 'petrol bombed'

Sikh Gurdwara in Edinburgh has front doors 'petrol bombed'

Sikh Gurdwara in Edinburgh has front doors 'petrol bombed'

A Sikh temple in Edinburgh had its doors set alight in the early hours of Tuesday morning

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Sound experts at the Scottish stadium recorded an "incredible" 115 decibel peak during Celtic v Rangers

'Hampden roar' as loud as a real lion

'Hampden roar' as loud as a real lion

Sound experts said the noise generated by at the recent Old Firm match was the equivalent of a real wildcat

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Mobile anti-terror barriers to be used in Edinburgh

Mobile anti-terror barriers to be used in Edinburgh

Mobile anti-terror barriers to be used in Edinburgh

The barriers sound an alert in major incidents and will be used at festivals and events

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

New dinosaur footprints discovered on Isle of Skye

New dinosaur footprints discovered on Isle of Skye

New dinosaur footprints discovered on Isle of Skye

The footprints are 170 million-years-old

Friday, March 23, 2018

Friday, March 23, 2018

Firefighters continue to tackle nightclub blaze in Glasgow

Firefighters continue to tackle nightclub blaze in Glasgow

Firefighters continue to tackle nightclub blaze in Glasgow

More than 120 firefighters have been dealing with the blaze which began in the roof of Victoria's nightclub

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

​Research finds that Scotland’s poorest people are disproportionately affected by the availability of alcohol in their neighbourhood

Low earners drink too much, study claims

Low earners drink too much, study claims

Experts call for "radical" policy changes to tackle health inequalities and alcohol-related harm

Friday, March 16, 2018

Friday, March 16, 2018

Former SNP councillor guilty of sending racist texts following Paris terror attacks

Former SNP councillor guilty of sending racist texts following Paris terror attacks

Former SNP councillor guilty of sending racist texts

Craig Melville sent the texts to a woman he was having an affair with

Humza Yousaf calls for Labour councillor Jim Dempster to resign over Islamophobic comment

Humza Yousaf calls for Labour councillor Jim Dempster to resign over Islamophobic comment

Humza Yousaf calls for Labour councillor Jim Dempster to resign

Scottish Transport Secretary Humza Yousaf has said he is 'insulted and deeply shocked'

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Knott wrestled with his victims, his trial was told

Convicted paedophile Gordon Knott jailed again for abusing care home boys

Convicted paedophile Gordon Knott jailed again for abusing care home boys

Knott sentenced to four years in prison after two more victims spoke out against him

Monday, February 19, 2018

Monday, February 19, 2018

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Tories are furious Greg Jamieson hid his previous record

Greg Jamieson: Former police officer sacked from Tory staff job after being found guilty of sexual assault

Former police officer sacked from Tory staff job over sex assault

Greg Jamieson was working as a police officer when he grabbed a colleague's breast on a night out

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Burns Night: Scottish celebrations scuppered in America as haggis is still banned

Burns Night: Scottish celebrations scuppered in America as haggis is still banned

Why America's Scots won't be enjoying any haggis with their Burns Night dinner

Scots in America won't be able to eat traditional haggis as it's banned due to its use of lungs and Scottish meat

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Drivers stranded overnight in Scotland due to snow and ice

Drivers stranded overnight in Scotland due to snow and ice

Drivers stranded overnight in Scotland due to snow and ice

Mountain rescue teams were sent to help those stuck on the M74

Friday, December 22, 2017

Friday, December 22, 2017

Nairn posted this on social media

Celebrity chef Nick Nairn left bruised by early hours assault

Celebrity chef Nick Nairn left bruised by early hours assault

Former Ready Steady Cook star was on Union Row in Aberdeen at around 1am on Friday when he was assaulted

Monday, December 18, 2017

Monday, December 18, 2017

Rohingya people are 'victims of crimes against humanity', says UK aid charity head

Rohingya people are 'victims of crimes against humanity', says UK aid charity head

Rohingya are 'victims of crimes against humanity', says UK aid charity head

The director of the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF), Alistair Dutton, made the comments during a visit to a refugee camp in Bangladesh

Monday, December 11, 2017

Monday, December 11, 2017

UK braced for more disruption with planned snowfall from Storm Caroline

Storm Caroline snow set to bring fresh chaos to UK

Storm Caroline snow set to bring fresh chaos to UK

Up to 20 centimetres (eight inches) of snow could fall on Monday as the storm keeps its grip on the country

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Education and parenting groups call for lessons against LGBT bullying in schools

Education and parenting groups call for lessons against LGBT bullying in schools

Education and parenting groups call for lessons against LGBT bullying in schools

The National Parent Forum Scotland has announced it is backing the Time for Inclusive Education campaign

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Drew Hendrie had a frank exchange of views with Julia Hartley-Brewer this morning

Brexit: SNP lawmaker Drew Hendry says there'd be no need for a hard border if Scotland stayed in the single market

SNP MP says Scotland wouldn't need hard border if it stayed in single market

Drew Hendry backed Nicola Sturgeon's call for Scotland to be given special arrangements

Monday, December 4, 2017

Monday, December 4, 2017

'Trump is right to question FBI motives', says Republicans Overseas Scotland founder

'Trump is right to question FBI motives', says Republicans Overseas Scotland founder

'Trump is right to question FBI motives', says Republicans Overseas Scotland

Drew Liquerman, the founder of the organisation, spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about Donald Trump's tweet saying the FBI was in 'tatters'

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Jeremy Corbyn has faced criticism for his latest promise

Jeremy Corbyn faces backlash for promising to introduce bank holiday for Scotland's Patron Saint

Jeremy Corbyn faces backlash for St Andrew's Day bank holiday promise

Voters blast Corbyn for continually 'promising free stuff' and suggesting Corbyn hates England

Damien Green to meet Scottish Ministers for key Brexit talks

Damian Green to meet Scottish Ministers for key Brexit talks

Damian Green to meet Scottish Ministers for key Brexit talks

The Scottish Government refuses to grant the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill legislative consent

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Kezia Dugdale has joined I'm A Celebrity

What does Kezia Dugdale have to do to resign from the Scottish Labour party?

'What does Kezia Dugdale have to do to resign from the Scottish Labour party?'

How disgraceful the vitriol from prominent Labour members has been, it's extremely hard to argue Dugdale hasn't let her party down badly

Monday, November 20, 2017

Monday, November 20, 2017

'I'm A Celebrity will be a doddle for Kezia Dugdale after being in Scottish Labour's bear pit'

'I'm A Celebrity will be a doddle for Kezia Dugdale after being in Scottish Labour's bear pit'

'I'm A Celebrity will be a doddle for Kezia Dugdale compared to Scottish Labour'

Former advisor John McTernan says anyone who thinks Kezia Dugdale should be with constituents has 'no sense of humour and no heart either'

Friday, November 17, 2017

Friday, November 17, 2017

Scottish Government 'deeply concerned' over Sikh 'detained and tortured' in India

Nicola Sturgeon urged to help Sikh man Jagtar Singh Johal after 'electrocution torture' in India

Nicola Sturgeon urged to help Sikh man after 'electrocution torture' in India

The Sikh Federation UK claims no official charges have been made against Jagtar Singh Johal

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Protest against Football Lads Alliance planned in Scotland

Protest against Football Lads Alliance planned in Scotland

Protest against Football Lads Alliance planned in Scotland

The Socialist Worker is calling for people to protest against the FLA during an annual racism march

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