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Scotland to bask in temperatures higher than Marbella

SCOTLAND is ready to bask in a summer heatwave with temperatures due to rise higher than Spanish sunspot Marbella.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 5:32 pm


Sun Shines on Glasgow's Mela

Sun Shines on Glasgow's Mela at Kelvingrove park. Pictures by Jamie Simpson/The Herald

Published on 24 June 2018 | 5:14 pm


BBC viewers complain about biased England commentary

BBC commentator Danny Murphy has been criticised for 'biased' commentary during England’s 6-1 World Cup victory over Panama.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 3:38 pm


Assisted suicide laws would be 'unethical and wide open to abuse'

ANY attempt to give terminally ill Scots the right to die would be “unethical and wide open to abuse”, religious campaigners have warned.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 3:26 pm


Halloumi shortage threat to Britain

Britain is facing a halloumi shortage in the hottest week of the year, it has been claimed.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 3:21 pm


Images show moment colossal warship squeezes into home port

THE Royal Navy's largest ever warship has been pictured squeezing through a narrow harbour to return home.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 2:36 pm


Fire suppression system was due to be fitted in Glasgow School of Art

A fire suppression system that could have saved Glasgow School of Art was “agonisingly close” to being activated before the building was devastated.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 12:10 pm


Trump press secretary says she was told to leave Virginia restaurant

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was told to leave a Virginia restaurant because she works for President Donald Trump.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 11:37 am


Glasgow School of Art fire was like 'battling a volcano' say firefighters

Firefighters who tackled the Glasgow School of Art have told of battling a “volcano” blaze which left some on their hands and knees, taking days to recover from the sapping heat.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 11:32 am


Martina Cole: How I almost destroyed my debut novel

Martina Cole has told how she almost destroyed the manuscript which launched her career as a best-selling crime writer.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 11:22 am


Former Greenock Morton chairman Douglas Rae has died at 87

Greenock Morton have announced the death of club honorary president and former chairman Douglas Rae OBE at the age of 87.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 10:53 am


Scots suicide student's family describe horror over violent partner's Oxford place

The parents of Emily Drouet - the university student who killed herself days after a catalogue of abuse by her then boyfriend - have described their horror as her violent partner starts at Oxford.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 10:39 am


Nia Griffith: Labour not going back on decision to support trident

Labour will not reverse its decision to keep Britain's Trident nuclear deterrent, the shadow defence secretary has said.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 10:35 am


Pierce Brosnan: Tom Hardy would put a bit of wiggle into James Bond

Tom Hardy has been given the seal of approval to play James Bond by former 007 Pierce Brosnan.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 10:27 am


Actress Brigitte Nielsen, 54, gives birth to her fifth child

Brigitte Nielsen says she has given birth at age 54.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 10:21 am


Zsa Zsa, the English bulldog, wins World’s Ugliest Dog title

A nine-year-old English bulldog has been named the winner of the 2018 World’s Ugliest Dog contest in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 10:14 am


25 injured in building explosion in Germany

German police say that 25 people have been injured, four of them severely, when an explosion destroyed a building in the western city of Wuppertal.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 10:11 am


Attempted murder probe launched in Whitburn after young man is attacked with a weapon

A YOUNG man has sustained a serious injury to his chest after he was attacked in West Lothian.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 10:05 am


Poll reveals Scots would pay more tax to help the NHS

A majority of Scots would be prepared to pay more tax to help the NHS, a poll has found.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 9:56 am


Polls open in Turkey’s high-stakes presidential election

Polls have opened for Turkey’s high-stakes presidential and parliamentary elections, which could consolidate President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s hold on power.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 9:26 am


Saudi women now in the driving seat as long-standing ban ends

Saudi women are in the driver’s seat for the first time in their country after the world’s last remaining ban on women driving was lifted.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 8:53 am


France and Belgium seek Unesco recognition for WWI memorials

France and Belgium are urging Unesco to designate scores of their World War I memorials and cemeteries as World Heritage sites.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 8:47 am


Second person dies after blast at rally for new Ethiopian PM

A second person has died after Saturday’s explosion at a massive rally in the Ethiopian capital for the new prime minister, the health minister says.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 8:43 am


City tycoon says Britain must get right Brexit deal or ‘walk away’

The boss of CMC Markets and former Tory party treasurer Peter Cruddas has said Britain should “walk away” unless it can get the right EU deal, and attacked the Lords and rebel MPs for frustrating Brexit efforts.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 8:40 am


Jogger detained for two weeks after accidental US border crossing

A 19-year-old woman who travelled from France to Canada to visit her mother in British Columbia says US officials detained her for two weeks after she accidentally crossed the border while jogging.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 7:47 am


Calls for text messages to remind accused to turn up at court

Text alerts could be used to remind accused people of court appearances in a bid to cut down the number of prisoners held on remand, a Holyrood committee has suggested.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 7:33 am


East Coast Main Line trains back under public control

Services on the East Coast Main Line have been brought back under public control following the failure of the Virgin Trains East Coast (VTEC) franchise.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 7:17 am


Potholes caused £70,000 of damage to emergency service vehicles

A written-off fire service van was among 171 emergency service vehicles damaged in pothole-related accidents since 2015, records show.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 6:39 am


How big tech got involved in Ireland's abortion referendum

FACEBOOK and Google took steps to prevent foreign involvement ahead of Ireland’s vote on abortion last month.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 6:11 am


Scotland well placed for PIP powers says minister

THIS week the MS Society launched their report ‘PIP: A step too far’ which outlined the impact of the ‘20 metre rule’ – the rule that bars anyone who can walk that distance unaided from receiving the enhanced rate of PIP – has had on those living with multiple sclerosis.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 6:10 am


Senior Dublin politicians say hard right fake news tactics may be used to target Ireland after Brexit

FAKE news tactics could be used to target Irish voters in next year's European elections, a senior Dublin politician has warned.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 6:10 am


Former spokesman for the Defend Tommy Sheridan campaign hired by Scottish Labour

A POET who believes perjurer Tommy Sheridan was the victim of a conspiracy has been hired by Scottish Labour as one of the party’s new community organisers.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 6:10 am


The week in pictures: 25 photographs that made this week's news.

A collection of the most striking images which captured news and topical issues across the UK and around the world this week.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 6:00 am


Future shock: 'Incorruptible' corpses of saints are the McDonald's hamburgers of religious delusion

A FRIEND recently confided that he’d discovered an uneaten McDonald’s meal of indeterminate age under the bed while decontaminating his disgusting hovel. This particular room had been subject to historic disregard – and perhaps somewhere deep within that dusty pit also lie the bones of Shergar and Lord Lucan. Pecked dry by the last surviving dodo.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 5:35 am


Revealed: the missing safety checks at ravaged Glasgow School of Art fire

THE restoration work to Glasgow of School Art after the 2014 fire was not subject to the usual building regulation and inspection procedures.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 4:13 am


Drug gangs using kids as young as 12 to import heroin into Scotland

DRUG gangs are using children as young as 12 to import heroin and other Class A drugs into Scotland after police successes in disrupting traditional delivery routes and crime syndicates.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 4:12 am


Marchers demand vote on final Brexit deal

TENS of thousands of people marched through central London to demand a final vote on any UK exit deal, on the second anniversary of the Brexit vote.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 4:12 am


Glasgow School of Art fire: Glasgow's Garnethill community 'let down' by authorities in wake of blaze

RESIDENTS and business owners evicted following the Glasgow School of Art fire have claimed they feel let down by authorities and were left struggling to find information – and in some cases accommodation – in the aftermath of the blaze.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 4:12 am


Petrol supplies under threat during possible strike

SCOTLAND'S petrol supplies are under threat from a bitter industrial dispute

Published on 24 June 2018 | 4:12 am


Nicola Sturgeon poised to unveil dramatic cabinet reshuffle this Tuesday

SPECULATION is mounting that Nicola Sturgeon will carry out a reshuffle this week amid reports that a number of senior ministers are leaving the government.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 4:12 am


SNP says UK economy lagging behind other EU nations

THE UK's economy is lagging behind smaller independent nations such as Austria, Ireland, Norway and Denmark, the SNP says.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 4:12 am


Iain Macwhirter: Don't dignify Trump by violence – turn his Scottish visit into a carnival of contempt

According to Godwin’s Law, revealed online by the American lawyer and author Mike Godwin in 1990, the longer an internet discussion continues, the greater the likelihood that someone will be compared with Hitler. Another internet wit combined this with Moore’s Law on computer memory, and concluded that the length of Twitter threads which end with accusations of fascism, halve every year.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 4:11 am


Row over proposal by councillors to install CCTV in classrooms

CAMPAIGNERS have hit out at proposals debated by one of the country’s largest local authorities to install CCTV in classrooms.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 4:11 am


Glasgow Caley University Court chair: direction of London campus has to be "reset"

GLASGOW Caledonian University is facing questions about the finances of its London campus after a senior figure at the body said the direction of the project had to be “reset”.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 4:10 am


Call to allow MSPs annual access visits to Dungavel detention centre

THE UK Government is facing a call to allow MSPs to make annual visits to the controversial Dungavel immigration centre.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 4:10 am


Scottish Labour probe aspiring Westminster candidate criticised in sexual harassment tribunal case

SCOTTISH Labour has launched a probe into a would-be Westminster candidate who was branded “untruthful” and “evasive” in a sexual harassment case.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 4:10 am


Boom! The sound of Edinburgh's housing crisis

THE Edinburgh property market is currently booming. It saw higher levels of growth than any other UK city last year. Currently, according to Graham White, estate agent at Anderson Strathern, “It is extremely buoyant. We are seeing houses selling at 15-25 per cent over asking price in certain places.”

Published on 24 June 2018 | 4:10 am


Profile: Principled to the last: John McCain, still speaking up for his beliefs

TO Donald Trump, it was not of the slightest importance that John McCain, when a US naval pilot, had been captured during the Vietnam War and been tortured and beaten during nearly six years as a prisoner in Hanoi.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 4:10 am


A mother's plea: "Cystic Fibrosis is still a killer of young people. That's why we need Orkambi."

RUTH McEnaney hasn’t yet told her four-year-old son, Ciaran, all that much about the disease she takes her regular medicines for. “I say that I need these medicines to help my tummy. I need it to help my breathing. Things like that are just simple that he can understand.” He’s not yet old enough, she says, to take on the bigger information about what she is suffering from – what took her to hospital, in the last year, and made her cough up blood. For McEnaney has cystic fibrosis, a genetic condition which causes intense pain and suffering, and severely shortens the lives of those who have it.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 4:09 am


Fears over "culture of secrecy" at Glasgow School of Art after Mackintosh fire

THE Glasgow School of Art has been warned against adopting a “culture of secrecy” in the wake of the fire that destroyed the iconic Mackintosh building.

Published on 23 June 2018 | 11:05 pm








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