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Row as Scotland promotional campaign is accused of "pushing the SNP message" by showing baby boxes

AN advertising campaign aimed at attracting more visitors to Scotland has been accused of "pushing the SNP message" by promoting images of the baby box initiative.

Published on 20 July 2018 | 1:24 pm

Macron security officer filmed beating activist is detained

Alexandre Benalla was identified by a newspaper as a man recorded beating a May Day protester.

Published on 20 July 2018 | 11:59 am

Queen’s income from estate rises by almost £1m

The Duchy of Lancaster estate, which funds the Queen’s public and private activities, has gone up from £19.2 million to £20.1 million.

Published on 20 July 2018 | 11:39 am

Theresa May takes on internal critics over plans for Irish border

The Prime Minister also used a speech in Belfast to urge the EU to change tack in Brexit negotiations.

Published on 20 July 2018 | 11:36 am

UK and Australian ministers to discuss security

Security is on the agenda as senior UK and Australian government ministers meet for talks.

Published on 20 July 2018 | 11:29 am

Axe-wielding shop assistant jailed for life for colleague’s murder

Imran Muhammed hacked married father-of-seven Seyed Khan to death.

Published on 20 July 2018 | 11:19 am

Thunderstorms and heavy rain to hit parts of England

Yellow weather warnings are in place.

Published on 20 July 2018 | 11:12 am

Judge again urges Dave King to make Rangers share offer over 'forced takeover' in 'contempt' case

Rangers chairman Dave King has been again been urged by a judge to make an £11 million bid for most of the club's shares.

Published on 20 July 2018 | 10:22 am

HebCelt 2018: Sell-out event marks most successful year to date

THE Hebridean Celtic Festival 2018 is set to become the most successful in its 23-year history after selling out all four nights.

Published on 20 July 2018 | 10:05 am

Chief Whip made ‘honest mistake’ in vote pact row, says Cabinet minister

But Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley declined to say if Julian Smith’s job was at stake.

Published on 20 July 2018 | 9:38 am

Officers in ‘improper’ messages court fight with chiefs

TEN police officers who engaged in “inappropriate” private messages have launched court action against Police Scotland to stop them being made public amid claims it would bring the force into disrepute.

Published on 20 July 2018 | 9:00 am

11 dead, six missing after tourist boat capsizes in Missouri lake

The amphibious duck boat sank after capsizing during stormy conditions.

Published on 20 July 2018 | 6:45 am

BA plane in emergency landing at Gatwick

The aircraft was inspected on the runway after reports of a technical fault.

Published on 20 July 2018 | 6:42 am

How Britain enables routine, everyday corruption and fraud in the ex-USSR

IN Armenia and Siberia there are questions about millions of dollars of missing tax. In Kazakhstan, holidaymakers are complaining about a hard-sell timeshare scheme.

Published on 20 July 2018 | 4:20 am

Profits tumble at Sports Direct as retailer is hit by £85.4m Debenhams own goal

RETAILER Sports Direct saw its stake in embattled department store Debenhams bite into its annual profits, sending shares tumbling by 11 per cent in early trading yesterday.

Published on 20 July 2018 | 4:11 am

Anti-fascists to launch counter protest as far-right group stage Glasgow demo

ANTI-FASCIST campaigners are to protest at a rally in support of former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson at the weekend.

Published on 20 July 2018 | 3:00 am

Ian McConnell: Calamitous no-deal risk grows with Tory Brexit circus in full swing

GIVEN the mind-bogglingly calamitous circus performance at Westminster, as the Conservatives’ deep divisions over the UK’s (foolish) Brexit move have blown up big style, it might seem strange to argue what is going on in Parliament is a sideshow.

Published on 20 July 2018 | 3:00 am

Letters advise Scots to take short showers as concerns over water levels rise in heatwave

Thousands of Scots have received written water saving appeals including requests to take short showers instead of baths as concerns increase over supplies in the heatwave.

Published on 20 July 2018 | 3:00 am

Career criminals jailed after attack on SNP justice minister's father

TWO career criminals have been jailed after beating Justice Minister Humza Yousaf’s father with weapons during a home robbery that saw them make off with a luxury car.

Published on 20 July 2018 | 3:00 am

Sixty pianos are the key to a ‘playable’ Fringe venue

ONE of the Edinburgh Festival’s most unusual, and tuneful, venues is being constructed in Leith.

Published on 20 July 2018 | 3:00 am

Chocoholics delight as Cadbury's reveal plans for a reduced sugar Dairy Milk

A NEW version of the Cadbury Dairy Milk bar containing 30 per cent less sugar is to go on sale from next year as part of industry efforts to respond to the obesity crisis.

Published on 20 July 2018 | 3:00 am

Football’s ‘dark money’ funnelled through UK firms

DIRTY money is pouring in and out of world football through Scottish and English “tax haven” firms, campaigners have warned.

Published on 20 July 2018 | 3:00 am

Living in fear of violence and racism … welcome to Scotland

WHEN Shabaz Ali opened his eyes, after fighting for his life in hospital for three days, he didn’t know where he was.

Published on 20 July 2018 | 3:00 am

Kenny MacAskill: These cravenly silent Scottish Tories must develop a spine

STRONG and stable is the mantra, dysfunctional and deluded the reality under a Tory Government that’s falling apart. Brexit policy changes day to day, the position differing depending on which Minister speaks and backbenchers only allow Theresa May to remain in office out of fear of something worse.

Published on 20 July 2018 | 2:00 am

Youngest Spitfire pilot to fly in the Battle of Britain dies aged 96

One of the “Few”, Geoffrey Wellum, joined the RAF in 1939 at the age of 18.

Published on 20 July 2018 | 1:02 am

I love her already: Doctor Who fans delighted after watching Comic-Con trailer

Jodie Whittaker is the first woman to be cast as Doctor Who.

Published on 20 July 2018 | 12:55 am

David Walliams guest edits Beano for comic’s 80th birthday

David Walliams will guest edit and feature in a commemorative issue of Beano to mark the comic’s 80th birthday.

Published on 20 July 2018 | 12:52 am

Facebook boss Zuckerberg faces Holocaust denial row

Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook posts denying the Holocaust took place would not be removed automatically.

Published on 20 July 2018 | 12:46 am

In Pictures: Flying whale takes to the skies as Airbus unveils BelugaXL

The plane was given facial markings similar to the ocean creature for its maiden flight at Toulouse-Blagnac airport. Download

Published on 20 July 2018 | 12:42 am

Trump rejects Putin offer on interviewing suspects

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the proposal was made in sincerity the Russian president.

Published on 20 July 2018 | 12:40 am

Trump invites Putin to US for talks this autumn

The two presidents met earlier this week in Finland.

Published on 20 July 2018 | 12:37 am

Real life war DJ who inspired Good Morning, Vietnam has died

Adrian Cronauer started every show in Saigon with the catchphrase made famous by Robin Williams.

Published on 20 July 2018 | 12:36 am

Novichok poison breakthrough follows large and complex probe

By last month 250 detectives from the country’s counter-terror network had been involved in the “painstaking” investigation, the Met Police said.

Published on 20 July 2018 | 12:34 am

What happens if UK leaves EU without a deal?

Here are some of the possible impacts of a cliff-edge Brexit on March 29 2019.

Published on 20 July 2018 | 12:25 am

Poundworld to disappear from the high street as final store closures announced

Poundworld will disappear from the high street next month after its administrators announced the chain’s final set of store closures.

Published on 20 July 2018 | 12:11 am

Harry and Meghan’s wedding carriage goes on display

The carriage was pulled by four Windsor Greys.

Published on 20 July 2018 | 12:08 am

Appearance-related stress rockets among young women, survey reveals

Some 42% of young women have experienced stress related to their appearance this year, up from 26% in 2016, analysts said.

Published on 20 July 2018 | 12:00 am

Charles curates ‘very personal’ exhibition for Buckingham Palace summer opening

The prince picks his favourite artwork for the display.

Published on 19 July 2018 | 11:58 pm

£1.6m grant to help transform historic Magna Carta site by the Thames

The funding will help visitors explore the site where King John was forced to seal the ‘the great charter’ more than 800 years ago.

Published on 19 July 2018 | 11:47 pm

Sir David Attenborough: Watching butterflies offers ‘precious breathing space’

Common species could see bumper numbers in annual butterfly count, but ongoing heatwave could spell disaster for the insects, experts warn.

Published on 19 July 2018 | 11:44 pm

Theresa May: EU must change ‘unworkable’ Brexit position

Mrs May will use a speech on Friday to reiterate that any customs backstop that creates a border down the Irish Sea is unacceptable.

Published on 19 July 2018 | 11:43 pm

Diabetic women at greater risk of cancer than men with condition, study finds

Researchers warned the differences between men and women “are not insignificant and need addressing”.

Published on 19 July 2018 | 11:40 pm

Police appeal for two key witnesses after 'traumatic' Glasgow rape

Police investigating the rape of a woman in Glasgow are trying to trace a key witness who might hold vital clues to who carried out the attack.

Published on 19 July 2018 | 11:00 pm

Police investigate footage of 'fan' hurling racist abuse at children before Rangers match in Macedonia

POLICE are investigating footage in which a fan appears to racially abuse children before Rangers' Europa League tie in Macedonia.

Published on 19 July 2018 | 11:00 pm

Councils set to be handed powers to banish lap-dancing clubs

LAP-DANCING clubs could be banished from council areas across Scotland under new plans being pushed forward by ministers.

Published on 19 July 2018 | 11:00 pm

Euro Commission accepts petition that could help the British retain EU citizenship after Brexit

The European Commission has allowed a group to launch a petition calling for permanent EU citizenship despite the probability that UK nationals will lose it after Brexit.

Published on 19 July 2018 | 11:00 pm

May stands by Chief Whip as voting row escalates with resignation calls

UNDER pressure Theresa May is standing by her Chief Whip and the Tory Party Chairman after calls were made for them to go in an escalating Westminster row over claims they adopted underhand tactics during a crucial Brexit vote.

Published on 19 July 2018 | 11:00 pm

Leadsom warns Brussels: choose May's Chequers Plan or face no deal

BRUSSELS will have to accept Theresa May’s Chequers Plan on Brexit as Britain’s “final offer” or see the UK crash out of the European Union without a deal, Andrea Leadsom has insisted.

Published on 19 July 2018 | 11:00 pm

BiFab workers accuse bosses of ditching full-time staff in favour of agencies

WORKERS at the troubled Burntisland Fabrications construction yards have accused bosses of seeking to sack full-time staff and replace them with temporary agency employees.

Published on 19 July 2018 | 11:00 pm

Spain drops extradition bid for Clara Ponsati and other Catalan leaders

SPAIN has withdrawn an international arrest warrant for former Catalan minister Clara Ponsati, who was fighting extradition from Scotland amid accusations of violent rebellion.

Published on 19 July 2018 | 11:00 pm

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