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Briton faces jail for smuggling stolen coins in voyage where his wife vanished

Lewis Bennett could be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison when he appears in a Miami court on Tuesday.

Published on 20 February 2018 | 2:56 am


Visitor numbers break two million mark at castle and museum

More than 30 million visits were made to 232 tourism sites across Scotland in 2017.

Published on 20 February 2018 | 2:54 am


Oxfam chief executive under investigation over handling of sex abuse claim

The charity says it takes all complaints seriously.

Published on 20 February 2018 | 2:51 am


Prince William to celebrate Triumph motorcycle with factory visit

He will also be shown new vehicle technology at a site associated with driverless vehicles.

Published on 20 February 2018 | 2:49 am


‘Sadistic’ paedophile who forced victim to eat dog food jailed for 32 years

‘Manipulative and cruel’ Cambridge graduate Matthew Falder wanted ‘total control’ of his vulnerable victims, the court heard.

Published on 20 February 2018 | 2:46 am


Artists in Chinese village inspired to be touch masters

He is one of the world’s favourite artists, whose canvasses change hands for millions of pounds among the global elite.

Published on 20 February 2018 | 2:34 am


Author Irvine Welsh reveals he had criminal record aged eight

Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh has revealed he had a criminal record at the age of eight.

Published on 20 February 2018 | 2:25 am


Americans hail Dundee’s V&A museum as one of the best to explore

Scotland’s newest museum has been named the world’s best to explore in 2018 - despite not opening for another seven months.

Published on 20 February 2018 | 2:22 am


Clinic will give rape victims’ healthcare

A GROUNDBREAKING new clinic offering specialised health care for victims of sexual violence opens this month.

Published on 20 February 2018 | 2:17 am


Teacher’s rant blaming parents for school killings touches a raw nerve

Last week, a 19-year-old with an AR-15-style assault weapon was accused of walking into a Florida high school and killing 17 people. This week, the nation is embroiled in a debate about who's to blame.

Published on 20 February 2018 | 12:10 am


Man who led Lockerbie bombing investigation, Sir John Orr, dies aged 72

Former Strathclyde Police chief constable Sir John Orr has died, it has been announced.

Published on 20 February 2018 | 12:10 am


Scottish knitwear firm which supplied Prince George's school sweaters unravels

A KNITWEAR firm which made school sweaters for Prince George’s has collapsed, bringing to an end 120 years of textile history.

Published on 20 February 2018 | 12:10 am


Watch: Ex-Rangers star in 'is it that bad' row with ex-Scotland star over West Brom players 'taxi theft'

COMPLAINTS have been lodged with Talksport after ex-Rangers player Joey Barton and footballer-turned-film star Vinnie Jones defended West Brom players accused of stealing a tax in Barcelona after ex-Scotland star turned radio host Alan Brazil criticised them.

Published on 20 February 2018 | 12:10 am


Family reveal first confirmed sighting of missing Liam Colgan

The family and friends of Liam Colgan who went missing after a stag weekend in Hamburg have revealed details of his first confirmed sighting.

Published on 20 February 2018 | 12:10 am


Queen appoints St Andrews professor as Regius Chair

An academic who has worked at St Andrews University for more than two decades has received one of the most prestigious academic honours in the UK by being appointed Regius Chair of Mathematics by the Queen.

Published on 20 February 2018 | 12:06 am


Halo Trust suspends worked accused of sexual assault

A SCOTTISH mine-clearing charity made famous by Princess Diana has suspended a member of staff over a sexual assault allegation.

Published on 19 February 2018 | 6:41 pm


Pictures of the Day: Stunning photographs from around Britain and the world

View the news in pictures. News stories and topical issues using the most striking images from the UK around the world.

Published on 19 February 2018 | 6:03 pm


ScotRail's record £3 million fines dubbed 'simply unacceptable'

CRITICS have branded news ScotRail has received record fines of £3 million “simply unacceptable”.

Published on 19 February 2018 | 4:30 pm


Four in five KFCs shut due to chicken shortage

The fast food chain KFC has been forced to temporarily close most of its UK outlets after problems with a new delivery contract led to a chicken shortage.

Published on 19 February 2018 | 2:43 pm


Boris Johnson compares dead monkey head to Labour backbencher

The Foreign Secretary made the comment while visiting the Metropolitan Police’s Wildlife Crime Unit.

Published on 19 February 2018 | 1:52 pm


Oxfam sex scandal must not be ‘cover’ for foreign aid cuts, says Sturgeon

The Scottish First Minister spoke out as the charity officially released the findings of its investigation into the Haiti sex scandal.

Published on 19 February 2018 | 1:49 pm


University tuition fees among most expensive in world, Theresa May says

The Prime Minister is announcing a review of post-18 education.

Published on 19 February 2018 | 1:42 pm


First Minister sees work of equity fund on school visit

Nicola Sturgeon met with pupils and staff at Levenvale Primary School in West Dunbartonshire.

Published on 19 February 2018 | 1:40 pm


Theresa May says she feels secure in her job

Theresa May has insisted that she feels secure in her position as Prime Minister, despite reports of colleagues weighing up the possibility of a challenge for the top job.

Published on 19 February 2018 | 1:37 pm


Boris Johnson attacks ‘lowlife’ traders in illegal wildlife products

The Foreign Secretary saw a haul presented by the Met’s Wildlife Crime Unit including stuffed big cats.

Published on 19 February 2018 | 1:35 pm


Sturgeon: Fans would rather listen to Morrissey’s music than his politics

Some fans were said to have been angered by the singer’s comments during a gig at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro.

Published on 19 February 2018 | 1:32 pm


Meghan Markle gets official help in the form of royal aide

Ex-Kensington Palace press officer helping Meghan Download

Published on 19 February 2018 | 1:22 pm


Pete Wishart MP rules himself out of SNP deputy leadership race

PETE Wishart has ruled himself out of the SNP’s deputy leadership race, admitting he does not think he has sufficient support to win the role.

Published on 19 February 2018 | 1:10 pm


Skier rescued after 200m fall from mountain

A mountain rescue team spokesman described it as ‘one of the most difficult and technical rescues’ over the last year.

Published on 19 February 2018 | 11:13 am


Video: New political party aims to stop Brexit

Renew also wants to introduce a universal basic income, build two million homes and relieve pressure on the NHS.

Published on 19 February 2018 | 11:08 am


Woman arrested after paramedics ‘verbally abused and note left on ambulance’

A resident left the note after the vehicle was parked outside a Stoke-on-Trent house while responding to an emergency.

Published on 19 February 2018 | 9:57 am


Fire Brigades Union passes vote of no confidence in fire service leadership

Fire Brigades Union members have passed a unanimous vote of no confidence in the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service chief officer and his senior leadership team.

Published on 19 February 2018 | 8:28 am


Councils press for extra funding for pay in future budgets

Councils have called on the Scottish Government to provide extra funding in future budgets to allow them to deliver on its public sector pay policy without cutting services.

Published on 19 February 2018 | 7:27 am


One in eight Scots oppose their own human rights

MORE than one in eight Scots oppose their own human rights, a new poll has found.

Published on 19 February 2018 | 5:17 am


Study predicts Brexit could halve Scotland’s sheep flock

Scotland’s Rural College researchers found the number of sheep could fall by 56% and beef cows by 28% by 2022.

Published on 19 February 2018 | 4:18 am


‘Credible witness’ emerges in Moira Anderson mystery

A WOMAN who heard a scream and saw footprints in the snow could hold vital clues to the 61-year-old mystery of Moira Anderson’s disappearance.

Published on 19 February 2018 | 4:00 am


Scots motor dealers face action for not revealing car history details

SCOTS motor dealers have been warned they face criminal action and compensation claims if they do not disclose if a second hand car they are selling is an former business use vehicle.

Published on 19 February 2018 | 4:00 am


Warning after Assange fans targeted MP for retweets by Wikileaks

POLITICIANS have been urged to show more caution on social media after evidence emerged that Wikileaks supporters were encouraged to use an SNP MP to spread their message on Twitter.

Published on 19 February 2018 | 4:00 am


Rangers directors enjoy salary hike despite club posting rising losses

RANGERS’ two paid senior executives have seen their pay packages rise by more than £60,000 while the club made a net loss of £6.7 million last season.

Published on 19 February 2018 | 4:00 am


Probe launched into Scottish LibDems' election spending

WATCHDOGS have launched a formal investigation into spending by the Scottish Liberal Democrats at the last Holyrood election, after a complaint about possible irregularities.

Published on 19 February 2018 | 4:00 am


Social media blitz in China sees visitor numbers soar

A SOCIAL media blitz aimed at attracting more Chinese tourists to Edinburgh has helped boost visitor numbers by up to 40 per cent in just over a year.

Published on 19 February 2018 | 4:00 am


Scotland is best in the UK to see dolphins with record sightings around the coast

AS they leap gracefully out of the water to perform their acrobatic airshows, it is truly a majestic sight to see.

Published on 19 February 2018 | 4:00 am


Reality gap for first-time buyers hits £10,000

HOUSE buyers are having to pay more than £10,000 over the asking price on average to secure their dream home , according to new research.

Published on 19 February 2018 | 4:00 am


Misery for passengers sees ScotRail fined a record amount

RAIL passengers misery has been laid bare after ScotRail has received record fines for failing to meet required standards for the running of the nation’s trains and stations.

Published on 19 February 2018 | 4:00 am


Polish general takes his seat in history outside City Chambers

A STATUE to a Polish war hero is to be erected outside the City Chambers in Edinburgh as the culmination of years of work to have the general who protected Scotland in the Second World War recognised.

Published on 19 February 2018 | 2:31 am


TV addicted toddlers prone to reach teens eating junk food and struggling at school

COUCH potato children who watch too much TV are more likely to be junk food addicts as teenagers, research warns.

Published on 19 February 2018 | 2:28 am


TV review: Sun will set fast on this Cleese comeback

HOLD THE SUNSET

Published on 19 February 2018 | 12:10 am


Royal Mint unveils coloured Beatrix Potter coins, starting with Peter Rabbit

THE iconic Scottish cartoon character Peter Rabbit is to be commemorated, once again, with an eye-catching coloured 50p coin.

Published on 19 February 2018 | 12:02 am


Fans storm out of Morrissey's Glasgow gig after controversial singer pokes fun at Nicola Sturgeon

CONTROVERSIAL singer Morrissey caused saw furious concert goers leave his Glasgow gig midway through the performance after he condemned the First Minister.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 1:47 pm


Review: Morrissey, SSE Hydro, Glasgow

Morrissey

Published on 18 February 2018 | 12:03 pm








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