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Charity founded by prominent SNP activist to be wound up

A CONTROVERSIAL charity launched by senior SNP activist Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh with £16,000 worth of taxpayer support is being wound up amid a misconduct probe.

Published on 22 March 2018 | 5:00 am

Banned: Scotland's secret tax havens for Putin cronies

BRITAIN is set to ban Scotland’s secret tax haven firms in a crackdown on Russian dirty money sparked by the Salisbury poisonings.

Published on 22 March 2018 | 5:00 am

Trail of loot from £1bn heist led to door of Scots shell firms

THERE had been a £1 billion bank heist.

Published on 22 March 2018 | 5:00 am

Director of new BBC drama blames Brexit for not being able to film abroad

The City And The City was forced to settle on filming in Liverpool and Manchester.

Published on 22 March 2018 | 4:16 am

Tory former Scottish secretaries slam SNP for turning all issues into grievances

Two Tory former Scottish secretaries have criticised the SNP for turning every issue into a "grievance" and "constitutional crisis" amid fears the party will block Brexit legislation.

Published on 22 March 2018 | 4:11 am

Failures in fundamental controls allowed council worker to embezzle £1m

Failures in "fundamental controls" within Dundee City Council's financial systems allowed an employee to embezzle more than £1 million in almost seven years, a report has found.

Published on 22 March 2018 | 4:07 am

Ex-French president Sarkozy faces charges in campaign funding probe

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been handed preliminary charges over allegations he accepted millions of euros in illegal campaign funding from the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Published on 22 March 2018 | 4:04 am

Three care homes face closure after elderly residents left without heating during snowstorm

Dozens of vulnerable elderly people were left without heat as the ‘Beast from the East’ blanketed Scotland in snow last month, because managers had no plans to fix broken boilers, care inspectors found.

Published on 22 March 2018 | 4:00 am

Managers fear care crisis if equal pay staff take settlements as opportunity to retire

Home care services in Glasgow could see a mass exodus of staff when historic equal pay claims are settled, health and social care chiefs have been warned.

Published on 22 March 2018 | 4:00 am

New partnership deal for two Scottish private schools

TWO Scottish private schools are to join forces under a new partnership deal.

Published on 22 March 2018 | 4:00 am

Scottish broadcaster STV latest to report gender pay gap

ONE of Scotland biggest broadcasters is the latest to come under fire for reporting a gender pay gap among its staff.

Published on 22 March 2018 | 4:00 am

Alison Rowat: Telling the difference between free speech and hate is no joke

Haven’t you heard? No-one can make a joke, or take a joke, any more. The Thought Police are on every corner

Published on 22 March 2018 | 4:00 am

Former Polish Consul General in Scotland dies aged 53

The former Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Scotland has died at the age of 53.

Published on 22 March 2018 | 4:00 am

SNP ministers urged to end "outrageous" approach to FoI requests

SNP ministers have been urged to stop an “outrageous” whitewashing of the political record as Scotland’s information watchdog appears before MSPs.

Published on 22 March 2018 | 4:00 am

Ken Smith's Diary: Bowled over, Taking the pill and Going for gold

Thursday musings from The Diary

Published on 22 March 2018 | 4:00 am

Scottish universities to the fore in student satisfaction survey

LEADING Scottish universities have performed well in a survey on the satisfaction of their students.

Published on 22 March 2018 | 4:00 am

Celebrate difference at The Herald and GenAnalytics Diversity Conference

THE theory of neurodiversity argues that diverse conditions such as Autism, Asperger’s, dyspraxia, dyslexia and ADHD, are a result of normal variations in the human genome.

Published on 22 March 2018 | 4:00 am

Camley's Cartoon on Thursday, March 22

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

Published on 22 March 2018 | 4:00 am

Sculptor to create statue to Polish hero Maczek

Polish artist and sculptor Bronislaw Krzysztof has been commissioned to create a life-size memorial of General Stanislaw Maczek in the Scottish capital.

Published on 22 March 2018 | 4:00 am

A new Passion: theatrical version of the Easter story will include perspective of the mother of Judas

SHE is not mentioned in the Bible, but she must have existed - and how she is to find her voice on a Scottish stage.

Published on 22 March 2018 | 4:00 am

Elon Musk’s Tesla pay package could net him 50 billion US dollars

Shareholders of electric car and solar panel maker Tesla have approved an ambitious pay package for CEO Elon Musk that could net him more than 50 billion US dollars (£35 billion) if he meets lofty milestones over the next decade.

Published on 22 March 2018 | 3:58 am

Police warn Austin residents to stay vigilant after death of suspected bomber

Officials said they had a “reasonable level of certainty” that he had not planted any more bombs, but urged people to remain aware.

Published on 22 March 2018 | 3:56 am

Sugary drinks linked to increased risk of death

Gulping down too many sugary drinks can lead to an early grave, new research has shown.

Published on 22 March 2018 | 3:53 am

RAF engineer killed in Red Arrows crash named

The engineer killed when a Red Arrows jet crashed in Anglesey, north Wales has been named as 41-year-old Corporal Jonathan Bayliss.

Published on 22 March 2018 | 3:49 am

Patients remain in stable condition with water-linked infection

Four children remain in a stable condition with infections linked to bacteria found in the water supply at a Glasgow hospital.

Published on 22 March 2018 | 3:45 am

TV presenter Ant McPartlin charged with drink-driving

TV presenter Ant McPartlin has been charged with drink-driving following his arrest on Sunday, and will appear in court next month.

Published on 22 March 2018 | 3:41 am

First UK flights to Terracotta Army

The UK’s first direct flights to the home of China’s Terracotta Army launch this summer.

Published on 22 March 2018 | 3:39 am

Oxfam scandal ‘tip of iceberg’ in aid sector abuse

The Oxfam sex scandal in Haiti is just the “tip of the iceberg”, a parliamentary gathering has been told.

Published on 22 March 2018 | 3:37 am

Boris Johnson compares Putin’s World Cup to Hitler’s Berlin Olympics

Foreign Secretary says he is ‘deeply concerned’ at the treatment of England fans in the wake of the Salisbury nerve agent attack.

Published on 22 March 2018 | 3:34 am

Five clifftop homes at risk of falling in sea will be demolished

Five partially-collapsed clifftop homes that are on the brink of falling into the sea will be demolished, while eight more remain at “significant risk” of being lost.

Published on 22 March 2018 | 3:32 am

Menopausal hormone therapy may protect against Alzheimer’s, say scientists

Hormone replacement therapy patches used to reduce symptoms of the menopause may preserve the brain and protect against Alzheimer’s, research suggests.

Published on 22 March 2018 | 3:27 am

Firefighters tackling major blaze at Dublin hotel and apartment block building

As well as the large Dublin Fire Brigade presence, gardai and ambulance crews were also on site.

Published on 22 March 2018 | 3:01 am

Mark Zuckerberg admits mistakes over Cambridge Analytica scandal

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has admitted the social media giant “made mistakes” over the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Published on 22 March 2018 | 2:59 am

Boots takes over from M&S as women’s top brand

Boots has replaced Marks & Spencer at the top of a ranking of brands among women.

Published on 22 March 2018 | 2:56 am

Inquest to open into death of Russian businessman Nikolay Glushkov

An inquest into the death of Russian businessman Nikolay Glushkov is set to open.

Published on 22 March 2018 | 2:48 am

More than five million driving licence holders aged over 70

The number of over-70s holding a driving licence has exceeded five million for the first time, new figures show.

Published on 22 March 2018 | 2:45 am

Irish Taoiseach hopes to agree EU-UK guidelines

Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar hopes to agree guidelines on the future relationship between the EU and UK at this week’s European Council summit.

Published on 22 March 2018 | 2:43 am

Corbyn urges voters to tell Government ‘enough is enough’

Jeremy Corbyn is calling on voters to use upcoming local elections to tell the Government that “enough is enough” and they want a change in direction.

Published on 22 March 2018 | 2:40 am

Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson in a bit of a tight squeak for her show

One of the nation’s best-loved children’s authors has stepped into one of her own books to entertain children as part of the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour.

Published on 22 March 2018 | 2:16 am

Team writes own story for V&A project

THE Scottish Design Relay to mark the opening of the V&A Dundee was in Govan, Glasgow yesterday.

Published on 22 March 2018 | 2:11 am

Director of sweets firm Lees dies in freak tree accident in his own garden

A DIRECTOR of one of Scotland’s most famous companies has been killed in a tragic accident at his home.

Published on 22 March 2018 | 1:48 am

May warned by Tory colleagues transitional fishing deal is "completely unacceptable"

THERESA May has been warned that her Brexit transition deal will be voted down in the Commons unless she tears up her "completely unacceptable" proposals for fishing.

Published on 22 March 2018 | 12:01 am

Video: Nazi dog Scot considers hate crime appeal accusing sheriff of "huge attack on my character"

THE prankster convicted of hate crimes after releasing a viral video in which he trains his dog to Sieg Heil and react to the phrase "gas the Jews" has accused a sheriff of a "huge attack" on his character.

Published on 22 March 2018 | 12:00 am

Court battle looms as Holyrood passes alternative Brexit Bill

HOLYROOD has passed a Bill intended to elbow aside Brexit legislation at Westminster and prevent a “power grab” in a controversial first for devolution.

Published on 22 March 2018 | 12:00 am

Eight Scottish New Look stores under threat of closure

Fashion chain New Look has confirmed plans that it is to close eight stores across Scotland.

Published on 22 March 2018 | 12:00 am

Robison: NHS Scotland staff will get pay deal 'at least' as good as England

NURSES, midwives and hospital porters are in line for pay rises of up to 29 per cent over the next three years as Shona Robison pledged to match the uplifts agreed for NHS England.

Published on 22 March 2018 | 12:00 am

Clyde FC's handling of race row footballer condemned in Scottish Parliament

A FOOTBALL club’s failure to suspend or expel a player for racially abusing an opponent has come under fire in the Scottish Parliament.

Published on 22 March 2018 | 12:00 am

Pilot who crashed, killing 11 at air show, charged with manslaughter

THE pilot whose plane crashed in the Shoreham Airshow disaster, killing 11 men, will be charged with manslaughter by gross negligence, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has announced.

Published on 21 March 2018 | 8:38 pm

Facebook founder admits failures in protecting users data

FACEBOOK CEO Mark Zuckerberg has admitted mistakes and outlined steps to protect user data in light of a privacy scandal involving a data mining firm.

Published on 21 March 2018 | 8:34 pm

Former MP Natalie McGarry appears in court over embezzlement charges

FORMER MP Natalie McGarry has appeared in court charged with embezzling more than £41,500.

Published on 21 March 2018 | 4:04 pm

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