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Warning issued over illegal set-top boxes

MORE than a million illegal TV set-top boxes which allow consumers to stream content illegally have been sold in the UK in the last two years, investigators have warned.

Published on 20 September 2017 | 12:19 am


The Ivy embraces whisky as it opens new premises in capital’s St Andrew Square

ONE of the most famous names in dining is ready to open in Scotland’s capital.

Published on 20 September 2017 | 12:16 am


Thieves who stole Rhona Martin’s Olympic medas jailed

TWO men have been jailed for a total of seven years for the theft of Team GB skip Rhona Martin’s Salt Lake City Winter Olympics gold medal from a museum.

Published on 20 September 2017 | 12:02 am


Hurricane Maria heads to Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria was rumbling toward the exposed Caribbean island of Puerto Rico as an angry, Category 5 storm after hammering Dominica, where the Prime Minister said his nation has lost all that "money can buy and replace".

Published on 19 September 2017 | 11:39 pm


Boy, 13, appears in court charged with slashing pupil

A 13-YEAR-OLD boy has appeared in court accused of slashing a pupil at a West Lothian secondary school.

Published on 19 September 2017 | 11:20 pm


Feared Midge is served up perfect swarm with wet August weather

The conditions for midges have been so ideal this year that there has now been an unusual third hatch of the biting beastie.

Published on 19 September 2017 | 11:20 pm


YouTube condemned for failing to take down extremist video propaganda

Online video giant YouTube has been condemned for failing to take down extremist content including films praising Adolf Hitler and Taliban propaganda.

Published on 19 September 2017 | 11:20 pm


One in four girls aged 14 suffer from depression, study shows

Almost one in four teenage girls are depressed, researchers have found.

Published on 19 September 2017 | 11:17 pm


Video: Ex-UKIP activist in row over alleged Union flag theft attack was at centre of 'blacking up' storm

A PRO-BRITAIN protester at the centre of a row over an alleged attack during a pro-independence rally is a former UKIP activist who caused a racism storm after he was photographed 'blacking up'.

Published on 19 September 2017 | 11:10 pm


My new slippers from Amazon are covered in swastikas claims pensioner

A pensioner has spoken of his shock after claiming his brand new slippers had "swastikas all over the soles".

Published on 19 September 2017 | 11:10 pm


Neolithic communities in Orkney faced tensions and rivalries with other villages, scientists show

THEY were built more than 4,000 years ago and offer a fascinating insight into the lives of the Neolithic population.

Published on 19 September 2017 | 11:10 pm


Yvonne Murray "celebrating" after council settles stress case

ATHLETICS legend Yvonne Murray-Mooney has said she is "celebrating" after her stress-related personal injury case against her former council bosses was settled out of court.

Published on 19 September 2017 | 11:10 pm


Surfer who's just 12 searches out waves in land of the rising sun

A YOUNG Scots surfer is preparing to take part in the world surfing championships in Japan.

Published on 19 September 2017 | 11:10 pm


"Global emergency" as world running out of antibiotics, say health chiefs

The world is running out of antibiotics, global health leaders have warned.

Published on 19 September 2017 | 11:10 pm


Comment: High time we got behind Scotland's oil and gas industry

IT is high time we stopped talking down this industry and instead got right behind it.

Published on 19 September 2017 | 11:10 pm


Experts call for minimum wage and progressive tax to tackle Scotland's health divide

Calls have been made to introduce a “minimum wage for healthy living” and a more “progressive” tax system as part of an effort to tackle health inequality across Scotland.

Published on 19 September 2017 | 11:10 pm


Diesel car prices in surprise rise

The price of used diesel cars has increased despite plans to ban the sale of new diesel vehicles from 2040 to tackle air pollution, research has revealed.

Published on 19 September 2017 | 11:10 pm


Big interest from Europe in building 4x4, reveals chemicals firm Ineos

BILLIONAIRE chemicals boss Jim Ratcliffe, who owns the huge petrochemical site at Grangemouth, is planning to launch Britain’s biggest independent car company.

Published on 19 September 2017 | 11:10 pm


Grey partridges return to Highlands with help of surrogates

Wild grey partridges have returned to the Tomatin moors in the Scottish Highlands for the first time in 20 years – after bantam hens were used as surrogate egg-sitters.

Published on 19 September 2017 | 11:10 pm


Piracy could be foiled by unique new way of printing magazines and books

A new high-tech way of printing has been hailed as a major breakthrough in the battle against forgery and fraud.

Published on 19 September 2017 | 11:10 pm


Labour aims to put Sturgeon on the spot over higher income tax

SCOTTISH Labour will today dare the SNP to vote against raising income tax, as it tests Nicola Sturgeon’s commitment to a more “progressive” system for funding public services.

Published on 19 September 2017 | 11:06 pm


Think tank demands clarity from UK government on Holyrood powers

SCOTLAND’S leading economic think tank has called on the UK government to name the powers it intends to transfer to Holyrood after Brexit.

Published on 19 September 2017 | 11:06 pm


Moves to remove Scot who helped found Canada from the history books

THE Scot who founded Canada is in danger of being airbrushed from history after he was accused of "cultural genocide".

Published on 19 September 2017 | 11:06 pm


Stanislav Petrov, credited with preventing a nuclear war, dies at 77

Stanislav Petrov, a former Soviet military officer known in the West as “the man who saved the world” for his role in averting a nuclear war, has died at the age of 77.

Published on 19 September 2017 | 11:06 pm


Asylum seekers fear children being taken in to care because they are poor

ASYLUM seekers fail to ask for help from Scotland's child protection system because they fear their youngsters will be taken away from them because they are poor, experts warned.

Published on 19 September 2017 | 11:05 pm


Iain Macwhirter: When it comes to the vexed matter of referendums, less is definitely more

THERE has been an alarming outbreak of what can only be called cross party co-operation in Scottish politics. Tomorrow, the SNP and the Tories will discuss amendments to the Brexit Bill; Nicola Sturgeon is backing Labour over the Westminster “power grab”; and now the Liberal Democrats appear to be in some kind of dialogue with the SNP over their call for a repeat referendum. No, not on Scottish independence but a repeat ballot on the European Union. “An Exit from Brexit” as the spritely new leader of the LibDems, Vince Cable, 74, puts it.

Published on 19 September 2017 | 11:05 pm


David Coulthard Aviva advert banned for encouraging dangerous driving

A TV advert for a safer driving app featuring former Formula One ace David Coulthard has been banned for encouraging dangerous driving.

Published on 19 September 2017 | 11:05 pm


Barrow-style burial 'columbarium' to be Scotland's first

IT is based on an Iron Age barrow burial chamber and could provide an underground repository for ashes between a tranquil loch and a rural ecology centre.

Published on 19 September 2017 | 11:05 pm


John Swinney vows to press on with controversial curriculum reforms

MINISTERS are to press ahead with curriculum reforms despite recent criticism from academics and teachers.

Published on 19 September 2017 | 11:05 pm


Father of two caught during undercover operation on designer drug

A FATHER-of-two who was caught during an undercover police operation into designer drug Flakka has been jailed for four years and six months.

Published on 19 September 2017 | 11:05 pm


Trees for Life charity launches appeal to save Scotland's ancient pinewoods

CONSERVATIONISTS have launched an appeal to save Scotland’s “lonesome pines”.

Published on 19 September 2017 | 11:05 pm


Man jailed after lying about St Andrews degree and stealing £131,000 from employer

A MAN has been jailed after getting a well-paid job by falsely claiming to have a degree from St Andrews University then stealing £131,000 from his employers.

Published on 19 September 2017 | 11:05 pm


Japan moves defence system closer to flight path of North Korea missiles

Japan has moved a mobile missile-defence system on the northern island of Hokkaido to a base near recent North Korean missile flyover routes.

Published on 19 September 2017 | 11:04 pm


Man on trial over baby assaults

A MAN is due to go on trial accused of assaulting two babies.

Published on 19 September 2017 | 11:04 pm


Around 8.3 million people across the UK 'living with debt problems'

More than eight million people across the UK are living with problem debts, according to the Money Advice Service (MAS).

Published on 19 September 2017 | 11:03 pm


UK to withdraw military work in Burma over violence against Rohingya minority

Britain is to withdraw engagement with Burma’s military until the campaign of violence against the Muslim Rohingya minority is ended.

Published on 19 September 2017 | 11:02 pm


Culture secretary: New culture strategy is not "a state view" on the arts

Scotland's new Culture Strategy will not be dictated by the government, the culture secretary has declared.

Published on 19 September 2017 | 11:02 pm


Analysis: Cable insists Lib Dems more than "just Ukip in reverse" as he targets helping Generation Rent

JUST before the yellow peril gathered by the Dorset seaside, Paddy Ashdown bemoaned how the Liberal Democrats had not had “one big, dangerous idea” since the Coalition years and that his beloved party now faced an existential challenge.

Published on 19 September 2017 | 11:01 pm


Tory tensions mount as Johnson threatens to quit

No 10 insists he will stay in job but allies say Foreign Secretary will not accept soft Brexit

Published on 19 September 2017 | 11:01 pm


North Sea oil and gas production will end withing next decade, academics have warned

NORTH Sea oil and gas production will cease within a decade, academics have warned.

Published on 19 September 2017 | 11:00 pm


Family of dead British kayaker say she set out to prove challenges still existed in the world

The family of British adventurer Emma Kelty have paid tribute to their "active and determined sister" after she was killed while kayaking alone in the Brazilian Amazon.

Published on 19 September 2017 | 9:55 pm


Third arrest in Parsons Green train bomb probe

A third man has been arrested in connection with the Parsons Green terror attack, Scotland Yard said.

Published on 19 September 2017 | 8:31 pm


Buildings damaged as powerful 'quake hits Mexico City

A powerful earthquake has hit central Mexico, cracking building facades and scattering rubble in the capital on the anniversary of a devastating 1985 quake.

Published on 19 September 2017 | 8:26 pm


Trump accused of using United Nations as 'stage for war'

A LEADING Democratic Party senator has condemned President Trump, accusing him of using the peaceful forum of the United Nations as a “stage to threaten war”.

Published on 19 September 2017 | 8:02 pm


Trump threatens to 'totally destroy North Korea' if it continues on nuclear path

IN A BRACING speech to the United Nations that raised the spectre of nuclear warfare, President Trump has threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea if it does not give up its nuclear weapons programme.

Published on 19 September 2017 | 5:21 pm


Flight makes emergency landing at Edinburgh Airport

A FLIGHT from Paris to Aberdeen has made an emergency landing at Edinburgh Airport.

Published on 19 September 2017 | 1:15 pm


Full list of 111 powers vulnerable to Brexit "power grab" published

NICOLA Sturgeon and Carwyn Jones have has published a list of “substantial” demands they want to become law in order to avoid a constitutional crisis over Brexit.

Published on 19 September 2017 | 1:00 pm


London tube bomber suspect took CalMac ferry to Rothesay to visit fellow Syrian refugees

London tube bomber suspect took a CalMac ferry to visit fellow Syrian refugees in Rothesay.

Published on 19 September 2017 | 10:52 am


Ryanair crisis hits thousands of Scottish passengers

THE crisis engulfing Ryanair is deepening after it emerged thousands more passengers will left in the lurch as almost 30 Scottish flights are cancelled.

Published on 18 September 2017 | 11:10 pm


The joy of sex: Scottish Colourist's depiction of love-making to be shown for first time in 100 years

IT IS ranked as one of the most provocative images ever created by a British painter but has been sheltered from prying eyes for more than a century

Published on 18 September 2017 | 11:02 pm








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