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Boris gets close to nature on first leg of Latin America tour

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has met with his Peruvian counterpart Nestor Popolizio on the first leg of his tour of Latin America.

Published on 20 May 2018 | 9:03 pm

M&S accused as its hospital shops charge more for fruit

MARKS & Spencer is charging more for everyday items - such as fruit and sandwiches - in their hospital shops, it has emerged.

Published on 20 May 2018 | 7:40 pm

Culture Secretary contacts Ofcom to raise concerns about proposed cuts at STV

The Culture Secretary has written to the communications watchdog to raise concerns about proposed cuts at STV.

Published on 20 May 2018 | 7:34 pm

Royal wedding: Themed cocktails, up-market fast-food and fireworks

Prince Harry has thanked his wife’s wedding dress designer for transforming Meghan into an “absolutely stunning” bride as details of the all-night royal partying emerged.

Published on 20 May 2018 | 7:30 pm

Weather: Warm and sunny week ahead for Scotland

Scotland is set to enjoy warm and sunny weather over the coming bank holiday weekend.

Published on 20 May 2018 | 6:08 pm

New Duchess of Sussex gets her own royal web page

JUST hours after fireworks lit up the night sky over Windsor Castle in a spectacular finale to the royal wedding, the Duchess of Sussex unveiled her aspirations for her new role.

Published on 20 May 2018 | 4:52 pm

Royal wedding: Scots families thrilled to be part of the occasion

IT was a wedding of global interest, watched by billions around the world and drawing an audience of more than 18 million at its peak in the UK alone.

Published on 20 May 2018 | 4:30 pm

Millionaire banker receives large EU subsidies through offshore tax haven

A key Conservatives donor is receiving large European Union subsidies for a Scottish estate owned through an offshore tax haven.

Published on 20 May 2018 | 4:23 pm

Mother lobbies MPs over cannabis treatment

The mother of a severely epileptic boy who was the UK’s first patient to receive marijuana legally on the NHS is to lobby MPs this week after the Government halted his prescription.

Published on 20 May 2018 | 4:21 pm

Serena Williams: I wore sneakers under royal wedding outfit

Serena Williams has revealed she wore trainers underneath her dress for Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding reception.

Published on 20 May 2018 | 4:14 pm

Firefighters tackle large wildfire which has spread to Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh

Around 30 firefighters are tackling a large wildfire which has spread across Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh.

Published on 20 May 2018 | 3:58 pm

Amazon criticised over workers' pay

Workers for online retailer Amazon are still not receiving the real living wage - despite a vow by the firm that it would consider introducing the rate.

Published on 20 May 2018 | 3:50 pm

Firms make final push to comply with GDPR as new data laws loom

The biggest overhaul of data privacy regulation in the history of the internet will come into force on Friday as businesses scramble to comply with the new rules.

Published on 20 May 2018 | 3:08 pm

Humza Yousaf and Anas Sarwar on Ramadan in Scotland

THEY are political rivals and the two most high profile Muslim politicians in Scotland for the SNP and Labour respectively.

Published on 20 May 2018 | 3:01 pm

Henrik Larsson steals Scott Brown's thunder as Celtic and Ireland draw 2-2

The celebrations continued at Celtic Park this afternoon as the Parkhead support turned out to salute the contribution of Scott Brown.

Published on 20 May 2018 | 2:58 pm

Meghan may have admired my working mother role, says Givenchy designer

The designer of the royal wedding dress said she thinks Meghan Markle may have admired her role as a successful “working mother”.

Published on 20 May 2018 | 2:49 pm

Man attacked in East Kilbride as he walked home

A man had his face and neck slashed in an attack while walking home in the early hours.

Published on 20 May 2018 | 2:41 pm

Teenager seriously injured in crash in Aberdeenshire

A road had to be closed for several hours after a teenager was seriously injured in a crash.

Published on 20 May 2018 | 2:35 pm

The royal wedding: Audience peaks with 13.1 million on BBC1

The royal wedding attracted a peak of more than 13 million viewers on BBC1.

Published on 20 May 2018 | 1:20 pm

McCluskey: Corbyn criticism should be less feral and hysterical

Criticism of Jeremy Corbyn from right-wing Labour MPs should be “less feral, less hysterical and more constructive”, the leader of the Unite union has said.

Published on 20 May 2018 | 1:15 pm

Boris Johnson to lay wreath at Argentine Falklands memorial

Boris Johnson is set to lay a wreath at a memorial to the Argentine dead of the Falklands war as he arrives in the South American country on the second leg of a trade tour.The Foreign Secretary will visit the Monumento a los caidos en Malvinas – the Monument to the Fallen In the Falklands – in Argentine capital Buenos Aires.The monument honours the memory of the 649 Argentine troops who died in the 1982 conflict following the invasion of the British territories in the south Atlantic.The Malvinas memorial in the centre of Buenos Aires (John Stillwell/PA)The Falklands are still claimed by Argentina, but since his election as president in 2015, Mauricio Macri has significantly dialled down rhetoric on the issue, and Mr Johnson is hoping that it will not prove a bone of contention during his two day visit.Anglo-Argentine relations were thrust into the deep freeze for more than a decade by the bellicose approach of Mr Macri’s predecessors Nestor Kirchner and Cristina Kirchner, who used the islands as a distraction from Argentina’s economic woes.Mr Johnson will become the first foreign secretary to visit Argentina since 1993, as he attends a meeting of G20 foreign ministers in Buenos Aires on Monday.Theresa May is due to become the first prime minister since Tony Blair in 2001 to travel to the country when she takes part in the leaders’ summit of the international organisation in November.                    Mr Johnson kicked off his Latin American tour in Peru, where he announced a £177 million UK-funded programme to encourage carbon reduction in four of the region’s countries, as well as viewing front line action to tackle the trade in illegal wildlife and meeting British firms involved in construction work for 2019’s Pan Am Games athletics tournament in Lima.The Foreign Secretary was also keen to get involved when he visited a village school at nearby Santa Marta, on the bank of the Amazon.As school children performed a dance to a pounding drumbeat, Mr Johnson took the hand of infant class teacher Adriana Pinedo and led her out to join them.(function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){(i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o),m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m)})(window,document,'script','//www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js','ga');

Published on 20 May 2018 | 1:11 pm

Digital minister says she was target of online abuse and reported it to police

The Digital minister has revealed that she has received abuse online and reported it to the police.Margot James, appearing on Sky’s Ridge On Sunday, was asked whether she had ever reported online abuse to the police, and told the programme: “I have.”It comes as the Government announced new laws will be introduced to tackle the internet’s “wild west” to make Britain the “safest place in the world” to be online.Many female MPs have reported receiving abuse online, and Ms James was asked about her own experiences.'It shouldn't be up to the taxpayer to fund removing abusive content from social media' says Digital Minister Margot James pic.twitter.com/GUiLptyLyw— Ridge on Sunday (@RidgeOnSunday) May 20, 2018Ms James told the programme’s host Sophy Ridge: “I would like to comment just generally though, Sophy, because I conducted a roundtable of women parliamentarians earlier this year and, like you, I was completely horrified by what I’ve heard.“It’s not just of parliamentarians, it’s any woman in public life, and some of our famous broadcasters have had the most terrible abuse online which is completely unacceptable – if it’s not illegal it should be and I think some of it is.“I feel very strongly that it shouldn’t be up to the taxpayer to fund all of the mechanisms by which this content is removed which is currently the case, it should be up to the platforms themselves.“There is sufficient artificial intelligence available for them to make a huge impression on this and the fact that most of them don’t is highly irresponsible which is why we intend to bring in legislation to control it.”(function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){(i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o),m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m)})(window,document,'script','//www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js','ga');

Published on 20 May 2018 | 1:08 pm

Harry thanked me for helping make Meghan look stunning, dress designer says

The designer of Meghan’s wedding dress said Prince Harry thanked her for her role in making his new wife look “absolutely stunning”.

Published on 20 May 2018 | 1:00 pm

Ruth Davidson: UK must become less London-centric to save union

The UK should become less London-centric to strengthen and protect the union, Ruth Davidson has said.

Published on 20 May 2018 | 12:09 pm

Attempted murder probe launched in Glasgow after man is attacked in flat

An attack on a man in a Glasgow flat is being treated as attempted murder.

Published on 20 May 2018 | 11:38 am

What next for the newlyweds? Honeymoon on hold for Harry and Meghan

Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan are expected to return to normal life later today and bid farewell to the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh after spending the night at Windsor Castle.

Published on 20 May 2018 | 11:19 am

Nicola Sturgeon to restart independence debate

Nicola Sturgeon will "restart the debate" on Scottish independence this week as the findings of her party's economic growth commission are revealed.

Published on 20 May 2018 | 11:06 am

Food and drink: the rise and rise of Scotland's artisan superstars

FOOD trends come and go, but if there’s one that’s showing no signs of going away, it’s our insatiable appetite for hand-crafted produce. There is good reason for this. For artisan and craft goods are more likely than others to satisfy a growing and politicised consumer market that is interested in provenance – where the food you are eating comes from. When people buy craft food at farmers’ markets they do so directly from the artisan. Often they are handed over accompanied by tales of contented, roaming livestock or carefully cultured kitchen gardens.

Published on 20 May 2018 | 4:09 am

Pomp, grandeur, celebrity, divorce, inequality and religion ... what the wedding of Harry and Meghan says about modern Britain

IF royal romances are rarely fairy tale, Harry Windsor and Meghan Markle's seems to have all the required elements, brought up to date for a modern audience and with added stardust. In the latest chapter yesterday, in a stunning setting, clearly in love and loved by those witnessing it, they married with the full pomp and majesty of state. Now and for ever after.

Published on 20 May 2018 | 4:09 am

Weapons to Israel: the UK's lethal gift to Gaza

Palestinians in Gaza continued to bury their dead last week. Even by the bloody standards associated with this beleaguered and bitterly contested strip of land, the last seven weeks of violence have taken a heavy toll.

Published on 20 May 2018 | 4:08 am

Victim at scandal-hit charity chaired by aspiring Labour candidate never received her £75,000 compensation

A WOMAN who was sexually harassed and victimised at a charity chaired by would-be Labour candidate Asim Khan has never received her £75,000 compensation.

Published on 20 May 2018 | 4:08 am

Call for food revolution in schools to fight obesity

LOCAL authorities around Scotland need to take decisive action to improve school meals – and create a culture of healthy eating in primaries and secondaries across the country – as part of the Scottish Government's drive to tackle obesity, according to campaigners and young people's charities.

Published on 20 May 2018 | 4:08 am

Glasgow Labour's 'sexism' row reignited as women bid to unseat 'old guard'

A ROW over gender inequality among Scottish Labour’s Glasgow councillors has been reignited after two women revealed they are challenging the “old guard” for key leadership positions when an AGM is held tomorrow.

Published on 20 May 2018 | 4:08 am

Swinney approved £345,000 for Government adviser's school project after unminuted meeting with backers

NO official minute was taken of a meeting with lobbyists ahead of a £345,000 grant award for a private school spearheaded by a Government adviser, the Sunday Herald can reveal.

Published on 20 May 2018 | 4:08 am

Iain Macwhirter: Indyref2 will come when Nicola Sturgeon knows she can win

“Alex Salmond pledges return to front-line politics”, said the headlines last week. In other news, the Pope is believed to be member of the Catholic faith and bears apparently defecate in the woods. I mean – did anyone think he had ever left?

Published on 20 May 2018 | 4:08 am

Revealed: Men working at BBC Scotland more likely to be paid more than women - and get bigger bonuses

THE issue of fair pay for women at the BBC is “far worse” in Scotland than it is for the broadcaster across the UK as a whole, according to the SNP. Hannah Bardell MP, who is the party’s media spokeswoman at Westminster, and a former BBC producer, said the statistics are an “insult” and urged BBC Scotland to close the gender pay gap before a dedicated TV channel for Scotland is launched next year.

Published on 20 May 2018 | 4:07 am

Kirk in Crisis: Church of Scotland could be dead in 30 years, warns top cleric

The life expectancy of the Church of Scotland could be as little as 30 years, according to the architect of a ten-year rescue plan for the Kirk which may lead to job cuts.

Published on 20 May 2018 | 4:07 am

"Rock star" economist has not attended SNP Government expert group in five years

A LEADING public intellectual who was unveiled as a member of the Scottish Government’s economic advisory group has not attended a meeting of the body in over five years.

Published on 20 May 2018 | 4:07 am

The new pioneers of space

JEFF Bezos may be the richest man who ever lived but he is not one to squander his wealth on meaningless luxuries. Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon, is liquidating some $1 billion a year of Amazon stock to finance his remarkable ambitions for space through his main passion: the space company, Blue Origin. It develops technologies aimed at enabling human access to space "at dramatically lower cost and increased reliability.”

Published on 20 May 2018 | 4:07 am

How the FBI's Dundee don and Andy Serkis changed the way we think of Ned the Neanderthal

WHEN the makers of a new BBC documentary about Neanderthals wanted help to show how our ancient ancestors walked and talked they turned to motion capture technology and to the world’s foremost exponent of it – Hollywood actor Andy Serkis. But before Serkis could bring the male Neanderthal to life, presenter and paleontologist Ella Al-Shamahi needed to know exactly what he might have looked like. For that she headed to Dundee University’s acclaimed Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification and its expert Dr Christopher Rynn.

Published on 20 May 2018 | 4:07 am

Future shock: Why we should all Dredd the future of policing

LIKE a Uri Geller fever dream, the movie Minority Report envisioned psychics being forcibly plugged into computers to predict crimes before they are even committed. If you don’t remember it, that’s because you’re a Sunday Herald reader. The only Tom Cruise movie you’ve ever watched was Rain Man on Channel 4 one night, too full of organic gin and quinoa flan to turn the channel.

Published on 20 May 2018 | 4:07 am

The digital backlash. Let's get physical.

THE digital age, it's safe to say, is an increasingly less physical age. It’s there in all the statistics: less exercise, less sex, less dancing, even less close friends. Maybe we eat a little more - that's a physical activity - but we cook less. We still read, but fewer people are reading real physical books. Our thumbs certainly get a regular work out, though.

Published on 20 May 2018 | 4:07 am

School surveillance cameras 'secretly installed' without teachers knowing

SURVEILLANCE cameras were secretly installed in a Scottish secondary school without teachers being told, it has emerged.

Published on 20 May 2018 | 4:05 am

Derek Rae: Liverpool's fab three can get Real in Champions League final

I NEVER have any problem remembering my movements on 25 May, 2005. The Champions League final in Istanbul, contested by Milan and Liverpool, was a meeting of hot favourites and clear underdogs. ESPN had kindly asked me to fly to Turkey to commentate and at half time, it seemed a record margin of victory in a major European final was likely. Milan were rampant, Liverpool forlorn. It was a mis-match.

Published on 19 May 2018 | 11:06 pm

Put the gammon knife down. We're butchering our language.

YOU would think, sometimes, that Twitter, was actually a machine designed to generate new insults, determine whether they are hate speech or not, and then have them struck from the dictionary all together. It’s a way, if you like, of getting rid of words, because surely there are too many of them – around 172,000 of the pesky things in the Oxford English Dictionary.

Published on 19 May 2018 | 11:06 pm

Matthew Lindsay: Scott Brown and his Celtic team mates deserve their place in Scottish football history

IF you know your history you will be well aware that before yesterday no side had managed to complete a clean sweep of domestic trophies two seasons running in the 71 years that such a feat has been possible.

Published on 19 May 2018 | 11:05 pm

SNP to unveil new independence blueprint

THE SNP’s revised blueprint for an independent Scotland is to be published next week.

Published on 19 May 2018 | 9:00 am

Review - You're Gorgeous singer turns 'nasty' in "disaster" Glasgow gig

BabybirdHug 'n' Pint, Glasgow****

Published on 19 May 2018 | 4:00 am

Tax break will hand boost to 12,000 first-time buyers

THOUSANDS of first-time buyers will be handed a tax break from the end of next month, it has been confirmed.

Published on 19 May 2018 | 3:00 am

Scots fail to get in the party spirit for the Royal Wedding

IT is regarded as a uniquely British tradition, where the road is closed off to traffic and residents gather together for tea and jam tarts beneath bunting and blue skies.

Published on 19 May 2018 | 3:00 am

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