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Plane carrying 66 people crashes in southern Iran, reports say

The report identified the plane as an ATR-72. It said the plane was flying from Tehran to the southern Iranian city of Yasuj.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 8:38 am


Britain’s biggest female stars demand end to sexual harassment ahead of Baftas

They have penned an open letter calling for the eradication of harassment, abuse, and impunity in a world ‘ripe for change’.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 6:53 am


Richard Leonard: Labour owes apology to Glasgow council women over equal pay

THE leader of Scottish Labour has said women in Glasgow City Council are owed an apology for "too much resistance" to their equal pay claims during the time that the local authority was under his party's control.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 5:06 am


SNP minister says Scots benefits system will not dehumanise claimants

SCOTLAND’S social security minister has vowed that disabled welfare claimants will not be "dehumanised" when Holyrood take charge of the payments.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 5:06 am


Goodbye Laura Lee ... sex industry in mourning for the escort who took on the establishment

SHE was, in the words of Scots author Kirstin Innes, “a powerhouse, a formidable, vital, hilarious and angry star.” Dr Brooke Magnanti, the former call-girl blogger who came to fame as Belle de Jour, said “she put herself on the line in a way few have the guts to do.” Others described her as a “fierce warrior” for women. She appeared regularly in the pages of this newspaper fighting the corner of the most marginalised women in society - sex workers. She was Laura Lee - a brilliantly clever Irish woman who found an adoptive home in Scotland and made the choice to work in the sex industry. Last week, she died aged just 39.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 5:06 am


Sturgeon: May has put party before country when it comes to national security

NICOLA Sturgeon has accused Theresa May of betraying the national interest by leaving a gaping hole in post-Brexit security arrangements.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 5:00 am


Revealed: the Netflix deal that backfired on Creative Scotland

CREATIVE Scotland has been criticised for handing £1m of public money to the makers of big budget Netflix film Outlaw King, which a publicist for the production described as a “nice bonus”.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 5:00 am


SPA accused of "sizeable" misuse of funds by whistleblowing staff member

A WHISTLEBLOWER at the Scottish Police Authority has accused the watchdog of a misuse of public funds, the Sunday Herald can reveal. Details of the claims remain under wraps after the SPA applied for an anonymity order at an employment tribunal, however, it is claimed that the funds in question are ‘sizeable’.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 4:00 am


Outrage at behaviour of German police over hunt for missing Scot

A SCOTTISH policeman whose brother has been missing in Hamburg for a week has criticised how German detectives are conducting the search.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 4:00 am


When the fun fair stops: Showpeople call for fair deal in Govan

MAYBE it’s the dizzying speed of the waltzers and the smell of burned sugar from candyfloss mingled with the earthy scent of damp grass underfoot that makes the fairground special. Or the way the hook-a-duck, hoopla and shooting gallery stallholders call in customers low and fast over the mic. Or the bitter-sweet nostalgia of the carousel music, brightly-lit horses whirling in the darkness.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 4:00 am


Mystery: why did Whitehall take secret files on Lockerbie and Dunblane from Scottish archives?

WHITEHALL officials have taken a sensitive file on “subversive activities” relating to the Lockerbie disaster from the National Records of Scotland and failed to return the documents, it can be revealed.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 4:00 am


Coding is the new alphabet ... but are your kids prepared?

SCHOOLS need to prioritise teaching children how to write computer code according to leading academics who fear Scottish pupils could find themselves left behind unless they learn digital skills essential for success in the modern world.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 4:00 am


Swinney shocked by crimewave of illegal sexual pictures in Scottish schools

JOHN Swinney has told of his shock about the epidemic of boys secretly taking illegal sexual pictures of women teachers and girls without their knowledge in Scottish schools.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 4:00 am


Education experts say 'ban phones in school as they damage learning'

MOBILE phones in schools should be banned because they pose a much graver risk to children's education than previously considered, the author of a flagship report on their use says.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 4:00 am


Glimmer of hope for BiFab's 1000 at risk jobs

MORE than 1000 jobs at the troubled BiFab engineering firm could be saved despite warnings of mass redundancies, a union leader has claimed.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 4:00 am


Warning: golf links will disappear into the sea

A controversial golf course planned for northwest Scotland will be damaged by coastal erosion caused by climate pollution, according to expert advice from the Scottish Government’s wildlife agency.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 4:00 am


170 Scottish charities report serious concerns over staff to regulator

NEARLY 200 charities in Scotland have reported serious concerns about their own organisations to the official regulator in the last two years.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 4:00 am


The week in pictures: 39 stunning photographs from this week's news and sports

A selection of the best news photographs from the UK and around the world, taken over the pastweek.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 4:00 am


Make or break for South Africa

The story of Nelson Mandela’s special relationship with Scotland is well known.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 4:00 am


Corbyn set to re-consider Labour's Brexit policy

LABOUR'S leadership will re-examine the party's Brexit policy at an "away day" tomorrow, the Sunday Herald has learned.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 4:00 am


Are Scotland's brewers on the verge of a golden age of beer?

Once it was seen as the preserve of bearded men in big woolly sweaters stretched over beer-bellies the size of medicine balls, propping up dated bars and talking of strange concepts such as “hops” and “malt” and “International Bitterness Units”.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 4:00 am


Why it looks like the game's a bogey for Trump's dream of a second golf course in Aberdeenshire

Donald Trump is facing an uphill struggle to win approval for a second golf course on the Aberdeenshire coast amidst mounting concerns from councillors and the public.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 4:00 am


Scotch Whisky Association launch legal challenge against German whiskey over 'Glen' name

The Scotch Whisky Association has launched a legal challenge against a German distillery’s use of the word 'glen' in the name of its signature single malt.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 4:00 am


Britain’s biggest female stars unite to ‘stamp out’ harassment across society

They have penned an open letter calling for the eradication of harassment, abuse, and impunity in a world ‘ripe for change’.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 3:15 am


Christopher Nolan addresses rumours he will direct next Bond film

The Dunkirk director talks about Bond and having never won an Oscar for directing.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 3:13 am


Kosovo marks decade of independence as Rita Ora headlines celebrations

Two days of festivities are being held over the weekend to mark the anniversary.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 3:09 am


Driving instructors in relationships with young pupils could be struck off

In 2016-17 there were 109 investigations into instructor misconduct, which includes inappropriate sexual behaviour.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 3:07 am


Husband of murdered MP Jo Cox quits charity roles over ‘inappropriate’ behaviour

Brendan Cox apologised for how he had previously acted, saying: ‘I made mistakes and behaved in a way that caused some women hurt and offence.’

Published on 18 February 2018 | 3:05 am


£38k a day for NHS consultant overtime

NHS BOARDS have spent more than £38,000 a day on consultants' overtime in the past three years, according to figures collated by the Scottish Liberal Democrats.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 12:09 am


Scots women amongst most politically empowered in the world

SCOTLAND ranks third in the world for the political empowerment for women, according to new analysis.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 12:09 am


Celebrities show support for Burberry director's final London Fashion Week show

CELEBRITIES from the world of fashion, film and music came out in force yesterday to pay tribute to Burberry's outgoing creative director Christopher Bailey at his London Fashion Week show.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 12:09 am


Boy, 4, critical after flat fall horror

A FOUR-year-old boy is in a critical condition after falling from the upper storey window of a block of flats in Aberdeen.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 12:09 am


Teen missing from care home in Renfrewshire

A teenage girl is missing from a secure care home for young people in Renfrewshire.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 12:09 am


Groundhog Day in Ukip-land as party faces yet another leadership battle

HENRY Bolton has been ousted as UKIP leader after party members backed a motion of no confidence in him. The anti-immigration, anti-EU party, which has no elected members in the House of Commons or Scottish Parliament, now faces yet another leadership race.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 12:09 am


Teenager arrested after 13-year-old girl raped

A teenage boy has been arrested in connection with the rape of a 13-year-old girl in Bannockburn, near Stirling.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 12:09 am


Girls star Lena Dunham thanks fans for support after hysterectomy

Girls star Lena Dunham has thanked fans for their support after she revealed she had undergone a total hysterectomy.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 12:08 am


Mexico chopper crash kills 13

A military helicopter carrying officials assessing damage from a 7.2 magnitude earthquake has crashed in southern Mexico - everyone onboard the chopper survived but 13 people were killed on the ground with another 15 injured.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 12:08 am


Kremlin mocks indictment of Russians for disrupting US presidential election

MOSCOW'S foreign minister has said that the US indictment of 13 Russians accused of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election is "just blabber".

Published on 18 February 2018 | 12:08 am


Holyrood policing convener criticised over failure to declare link to acting chief constable

THE new convener of Holyrood's policing committee has been criticised after failing to declare a previous professional link to the acting Chief Constable of the single force.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 12:08 am


SNP plans national day of action to stop RBS bank branch closures

THE SNP has planned a national "day of action" as part of a campaign to prevent RBS branch closures.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 12:08 am


Iain Macwhirter: Brexit has created havoc in Northern Ireland

“CURRY my yoghurt can coca coalyer.”

Published on 18 February 2018 | 12:08 am


David Tennant on unleashing his inner hipster, playing demons and trying to find John Knox's cuddly side

IF a willingness to embrace outlandish hairdos and challenging costumes is any measure of worth in an actor, David Tennant is up there with the best – as he has shown in the past, and as his next few screen outings will further demonstrate.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 12:06 am


Hidden details uncovered in Picasso’s oil painting

Scientists have uncovered hidden details beneath one of Pablo Picasso’s oil paintings that give an insight into how the famous painter created his work of art.

Published on 17 February 2018 | 4:39 pm


Teenager arrested in connection with rape of 13-year-old girl

A teenage boy has been arrested in connection with the rape of a 13-year-old girl.

Published on 17 February 2018 | 4:06 pm


Navy’s flagship HMS Ocean sold to Brazil for £84 million

The Ministry of Defence is selling the Royal Navy’s flagship vessel HMS Ocean to help plug a mammoth financial black hole.

Published on 17 February 2018 | 3:38 pm


Labour hit by ‘bullying’ claims at policy event

Labour faced a fresh internal row after an election to a key policy position was postponed amid allegations of “bullying” by allies of Jeremy Corbyn.

Published on 17 February 2018 | 3:26 pm


Video: Winter Olympics: Christie crashes out again and is taken to hospital

Great Britain's Elise Christie has crashed out of her 1500m semi-final in the women's short track speed skating at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

Published on 17 February 2018 | 11:41 am


Pop star hits out at sexist abuse over her support for new Scotland manager

POP star Amy Macdonald has hit out at sexist abuse she received online for supporting Alex McLeish's imminent appointment as Scotland national team manager.

Published on 17 February 2018 | 5:00 am


Scottish Governments farm payment fiasco has left farmers on the brink

Generations working the land struggling for daily survival amid ongoing IT fiasco

Published on 17 February 2018 | 5:00 am


Security over Rangers property is lodged to secure £3 million funding

RANGERS have lodged details of a finance company's security over a £3 million funding facility against a car park and a derelict building.

Published on 17 February 2018 | 5:00 am








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