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Headteacher power over staff 'will restrict subject choice'

PUPILS face restricted subject choices under proposals to hand greater power to headteachers over the appointment of staff, a conference has heard.

Published on 21 November 2017 | 11:00 am

Kezia Dugdale 'upset' by I'm a Celebrity leak

KEZIA Dugdale was “upset” when news of her appearance on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! leaked before the Labour leadership announcement, her partner has revealed.

Published on 21 November 2017 | 10:57 am

Early blow for Leonard as moderates secure re-election on Scottish Labour governing body

RICHARD Leonard has suffered an early reverse as Scottish Labour leader after two moderates were re-elected to his party’s governing body.

Published on 21 November 2017 | 10:36 am

Former Rangers scout who was facing child sex abuse charges dies aged 84

A former Rangers and Liverpool football scout who was facing historical child abuse charges has died.

Published on 21 November 2017 | 9:27 am

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Published on 21 November 2017 | 9:00 am

Glasgow filmmaker launches crowdfunder for Orkney production

A GLASGOW-BASED filmmaker has launched a crowdfunding appeal to complete a unique production in Orkney.

Published on 21 November 2017 | 8:40 am

Impeachment proceedings against Robert Mugabe set to begin

Zimbabwe’s ruling party is set to begin impeachment proceedings against President Robert Mugabe.

Published on 21 November 2017 | 7:30 am

Change of Scene: Citizens Theatre to shut building for two years

ONE of Scotland's most prized theatres will close for two years this June to make way for a major upgrade to the 139-year-old venue.

Published on 21 November 2017 | 7:01 am

Scottish housebuilder plots route into England

CONSTRUCTION group CCG (Scotland) has opened a route to the English market as it plans for growth after recovering its profitability in a year of record turnover.

Published on 21 November 2017 | 5:07 am

Family-friendly working practices 'exacerbating' Scotland's teacher shortage

FLEXIBLE and family-friendly working practices are "further exacerbating" Scotland's teacher shortage, according to the body representing education leaders.

Published on 21 November 2017 | 5:06 am

Kirk pushes Hammond on welfare changes in budget

THE Kirk has urged Philip Hammond to rethink a series of welfare reforms and promote greener policies in tomorrow’s budget.

Published on 21 November 2017 | 5:06 am

Chris Deerin: The failure of Africa’s leaders poses a problem for all of us

AFRICAN leaders don’t so much step down as run away. Idi Amin’s infamously brutal reign in Uganda, which led to the deaths of an estimated 300,000 people, came to an end in 1979. He fled to Saudi Arabia and died there in 2003. Mobutu Sese Seko seized power in mineral-rich Congo in 1965. After 30 years of profoundly corrupt dictatorship he was overthrown and took refuge in Morocco. Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh ruled for more than 22 years. Last year, the opposition candidate was elected to replace him, resulting in a tense stand-off. Eventually, Mr Jammeh and his family flew into exile in Equatorial Guinea.

Published on 21 November 2017 | 5:04 am

Why 'Jezza' almost wasn't 'Jezza' after Corbyn's father pulled a fast one on his mother

Jeremy Corbyn's name has become a slogan in its own right, chanted by crowds at Glastonbury and emblazoned on T-shirts.

Published on 21 November 2017 | 5:00 am

Police 'ring of steel' around Edinburgh's Christmas festivities after last year's Berlin attack

ARMED police form part of the “rings of steel” protecting Scotland’s Christmas markets as security is bolstered amid fears of Berlin-style copycat terror attacks.

Published on 21 November 2017 | 5:00 am

Camley's Cartoon on Tuesday, November 21

Framed prints of Steven Camley's cartoons are available by calling 0141 302 6210.

Published on 21 November 2017 | 5:00 am

Vital ferries delayed threatening widespread disruption again on busy island routes

SCOTLAND’S island communities face widespread disruption next year as two £50 million hybrid green ferries will be delayed by complex engineering works required on the pioneering vessels.

Published on 21 November 2017 | 5:00 am

'It's absurd': Dairy hits out after its milk banned from Scottish schools wins UK food quality award

A DAIRY which has had its milk banned from Scottish schools has won one of Britain's most prestigious awards for food quality.

Published on 21 November 2017 | 5:00 am

Advanced Higher pupils 'teaching themselves' more as school recruitment crisis bites

PUPILS studying for crucial exams are increasingly having to take responsibility for teaching themselves because of a lack of school staff, a report has warned.

Published on 21 November 2017 | 5:00 am

Ken Smith's Diary: Off the telly; Football crazy; And a birthday surprise

Tuesday musings from The Diary

Published on 21 November 2017 | 5:00 am

Art cuts would "devastate" culture north of the border, leading arts organisations warn

CUTS to cultural funding in the upcoming budget would "devastate" the arts north of the border and cause "irreversible" damage, leading arts figures have claimed.

Published on 21 November 2017 | 12:03 am

Chancellor poised to exempt Scottish emergency services from future VAT

PHILIP Hammond is poised to exempt Scotland’s police and fire and rescue services from future VAT payments in tomorrow’s Budget but will stop short to agreeing a £140 million Treasury refund for past payments.

Published on 21 November 2017 | 12:01 am

Andrei Kanchelskis: Derek McInnes fits the bill perfectly for Rangers

ANDREI Kanchelsksis last night endorsed the credentials of his former Rangers team-mate Derek McInnes to be the Ibrox side's next permanent manager.

Published on 20 November 2017 | 10:30 pm

May urged to walk away from Brexit talks if Brussels refuses to talk trade

THERESA May is being urged to walk away from the Brexit talks if Brussels does not agree to talk trade in December.

Published on 20 November 2017 | 10:00 pm

Lewis Hamilton jet VAT loophole set to be slammed shut

A LOOPHOLE which allowed Formula 1 star Lewis Hamilton to avoid paying £3.3 million in VAT on his private jet is to be closed, it emerged last night.

Published on 20 November 2017 | 9:33 pm

Poppyscotland forced to defend itself after Ruth Davidson is accused of 'politicising' £2.5m government funding

POPPYSCOTLAND has moved to defend its political independence in the face of sharp criticism after Scottish Conservatives leader Ruth Davidson promoted a £2.5 million UK government donation to the war veterans charity from its premises.

Published on 20 November 2017 | 7:53 pm

1,000 jobs to be moved from UK to Amsterdam because of Brexit

NEARLY 1,000 highly skilled jobs are to be moved from the UK to Europe as a result of Brexit.

Published on 20 November 2017 | 6:06 pm

Founder of Edinburgh-based fantasy sports specialist FanDuel quits

FANDUEL, the Edinburgh-based fantasy sports specialist, has announced the departure of chief executive and co-founder Nigel Eccles.

Published on 20 November 2017 | 5:07 pm

Tories move to dampen claims Police Scotland set for VAT windfall

PHILIP Hammond is poised to exempt Scotland’s police and fire and rescue services from future VAT payments in the Budget.

Published on 20 November 2017 | 4:22 pm

Russian destroyer 'shadowed' by Royal Navy as it passes by Scotland

A ROYAL Navy frigate shadowed a Russian naval destroyer through the Moray Firth this weekend.

Published on 20 November 2017 | 3:58 pm

A walk on the wild side across the world as Trossachs paths go on Google Maps

IT was launched a decade ago and allows users to take a virtual tour of some the world's most famous boulevards and avenues.

Published on 20 November 2017 | 3:56 pm

Yorkshire-born Leonard says he would back England football team over Scotland

RICHARD Leonard has made clear that he would support England in a football or rugby match against Scotland.

Published on 20 November 2017 | 3:28 pm

'Serious investment' required to make major shake-up of student support a reality

PLANS for a radical shake-up of the way students are supported in Scotland needs "serious new investment", ministers have been told.

Published on 20 November 2017 | 3:00 pm

Video: 'Evil won' - 10,000 including Scots family pay last respects to duty police officer gunned down in Canada

Some 10,000 mourners, including men and women in uniform lined streets to pay their last respects to a Scots police officer who was shot dead while serving in Canada.on's sisters Sheila (centre) Isabel and Sheila and brother Keith from Scotland were amongst those who paid their tearful tributes.

Published on 20 November 2017 | 2:39 pm

Edinburgh has lowest birth rate in Scotland as nation's fertility remains lowest in UK

THE fertility rate in Scotland is continuing to decline and remains the lowest in the UK, according to the latest statistics on birth trends.

Published on 20 November 2017 | 2:12 pm

Innocent man jailed for 25 years for crime he did not commit calls for justice reform

A MAN who spent 25 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit has made fresh calls for sweeping changes to the criminal justice system which wrongly locked him up.

Published on 20 November 2017 | 1:20 pm

First Minster on 'Jungle Kez': 'I don't know what she expects to get out of this'

NICOLA Sturgeon is backing former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale as she prepares to enter the reality TV show I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!.

Published on 20 November 2017 | 12:01 pm

Rog Wood: 'There's a radical solution to the problem of a growing horse population'

All cattle in the UK have to have two ear-tags fitted that are embossed with an individual identification number, registered with a national database and recorded on an individual passport.

Published on 20 November 2017 | 12:01 pm

Fostered sisters taking legal action against council over abuse claims

Three sisters are taking legal action against a council over claims they were abused by their foster parents for nearly two decades.

Published on 20 November 2017 | 11:45 am

Mugabe ignores noon deadline to quit or face impeachment bid

He has been fired as ruling party leader but says he will preside at a party congress next month.

Published on 20 November 2017 | 11:22 am

Shona Craven: Kezia Dugdale's not a celebrity… so why is she in the jungle?

WON’T someone think of the D-list celebrities? All those vaguely recognisable souls whose acting, singing or sporting careers have dried up must have been sitting by the phone these past few months, praying for a call-up to the Australian jungle.

Published on 20 November 2017 | 11:00 am

Fears women prisoners may be deprived of vital support

NEW concerns have been raised about the number of women in Scots prisons as two support programmes aimed at keeping hundreds out of jail have been revealed to be at risk.

Published on 20 November 2017 | 11:00 am

Make a lasting difference by backing The Herald's Christmas Appeal for Mercy Corps

This year's Herald Christmas Appeal will benefit Mercy Corps Europe.

Published on 20 November 2017 | 11:00 am

New lifeline for multi-million pound Glasgow Airport tram-train link

FALTERING plans to connect Glasgow Airport to the rail network have received a major boost after the Transport Minister confirmed the scheme retains his full support.

Published on 20 November 2017 | 11:00 am

Kezia Dugdale's partner accuses the Labour Party of 'bullying'

KEZIA Dugdale's partner has accused the Labour Party of bullying the ex-leader over her decision to take part in 'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!'

Published on 20 November 2017 | 10:29 am

Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna dies aged just 49

The Czech had been battling cancer and died surrounded by her family at her home.

Published on 20 November 2017 | 10:01 am

Celtic set for taste of own medicine when they travel to Paris

There is a realisation, an acceptance almost, among opposition teams that no matter how good their players are, how astute their game plan is and how well they perform on the day, the superior quality their rivals possess will always give them an edge.

Published on 20 November 2017 | 8:57 am

Kezia Dugdale was banned from taking part in jungle TV show

KEZIA Dugdale was denied permission to take part in the reality TV show ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here’, new Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard has said.

Published on 20 November 2017 | 8:49 am

Brexit should be 'paused' until 2024, says top Labour MEP

SCOTLAND's longest-serving parliamentarian has called for Brexit to be "paused" to allow for a full discussion about leaving the European Union.

Published on 20 November 2017 | 5:06 am

Video: 'The council can sue the f*** out of the mixing desk makers' - Technology lets OMD down in Glasgow

It was the night that for once one of the pioneers of synthpop found that technology had actually let them down.

Published on 20 November 2017 | 5:00 am

Scotland among hardest hit as Brexit costs each worker a week's wages

Brexit has already cost the equivalent of an average weekly wage for every worker in Britain.

Published on 20 November 2017 | 12:00 am

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