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Duchess of Sussex visits exhibition charting life of Mandela

The exhibition traces Mandela’s career from activist to president.

Published on 17 July 2018 | 11:29 am

Surrealist portrait by Leonora Carrington acquired by National Galleries of Scotland for £560,000

A PORTRAIT by a surrealist painter and writer, which she gave as a gift to her estranged lover, has been bought by the National Galleries of Scotland for more than half a million pounds.

Published on 17 July 2018 | 11:03 am

Janet Archer steps down from Creative Scotland

The chief executive of Creative Scotland, Janet Archer, is leaving her post following a string of controversies over funding decisions.

Published on 17 July 2018 | 10:18 am

How did Vote Leave break election law?

The official registered pro-Brexit campaign was investigated over its spending during the 2016 referendum campaign.

Published on 17 July 2018 | 9:38 am

Record number of people in work as earnings remain ‘modestly’ up

Employment increased by 137,000 in the quarter to May to 32.4 million, the highest since records began in 1971, new figures show.

Published on 17 July 2018 | 9:30 am

Public broadcast of Bank of England grilling derailed by technical issues

The Treasury Committee was holding its first session outside Westminster.

Published on 17 July 2018 | 9:24 am

Almost a quarter of Fringe theatre shows deal with social issues, research finds

Mental health, women in society and social media are among the issues featuring in productions, the SIT-UP Awards research found.

Published on 17 July 2018 | 9:13 am

Sir Cliff Richard waits for judge’s decision in court battle with BBC

The entertainer wants damages at the ‘top end’ of the scale over TV coverage of a police raid on his home.

Published on 17 July 2018 | 9:05 am

Official Brexiteer campaign group Vote Leave fined for breaking electoral law

The official Brexiteer campaign organisation at the 2016 referendum has been fined and senior figures referred to the police for breaking electoral law.

Published on 17 July 2018 | 8:33 am

RBS at risk of legal battle with London council over loans scandal

Newham Council has already filed a protective claim against Barclays at the High Court.

Published on 17 July 2018 | 8:30 am

Hawaii boat passengers injured by flying volcanic lava

The lava is coming from the Kilauea volcano, which has been erupting since early May.

Published on 17 July 2018 | 8:20 am

Japan and EU to sign trade deal eliminating nearly all tariffs

The accord appears to defy global tensions sparked by the protectionist policies of Donald Trump’s administration.

Published on 17 July 2018 | 8:11 am

Showtime denies Sacha Baron Cohen posed as disabled veteran to dupe Sarah Palin

Ms Palin complained that the comedian ‘heavily disguised himself’ to dupe her into an interview for his new show, Who Is America?

Published on 17 July 2018 | 8:08 am

European lawmakers: 'We're not on our own,' despite Trump's siding with Putin

European lawmakers have blasted President Donald Trump for failing to publicly condemn Russian President Vladimir Putin for meddling in democratic elections.

Published on 17 July 2018 | 8:05 am

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Published on 17 July 2018 | 8:00 am

MPs to vote on starting summer holiday early

MPs are due to begin their summer break next week but, as Theresa May’s Brexit headache continues, a vote is expected to take place allowing politicians to start their six-week holiday early.

Published on 17 July 2018 | 7:52 am

Vote Leave fined and referred to police for breaking electoral law

Brexit campaign group Vote Leave has been fined and referred to the police for breaking electoral law, the Electoral Commission has announced.

Published on 17 July 2018 | 7:49 am

Women over age of 50 don't exist in film world, says actress Julie Graham

Julie Graham has said that older women "don't exist" in the film world, and has praised the TV industry for leading the way with more roles for older actresses.

Published on 17 July 2018 | 4:28 am

Michelle Obama due to attend fundraising dinner in Edinburgh

Former US first lady Michelle Obama is due to attend a fundraising dinner in Edinburgh later.

Published on 17 July 2018 | 4:26 am

Archaeologists uncover ‘find of a lifetime’ tomb

The excavation uncovered the new find in the Bru na Boinne – Boyne Valley Tombs – World Heritage Site.

Published on 17 July 2018 | 4:23 am

Glasgow’s SEC reveals £150m expansion plan

One of the UK’s largest events hubs has revealed plans for a £150 million expansion.

Published on 17 July 2018 | 4:20 am

Google introduces new job search feature for UK workers

The company has introduced job vacancies on to its main search engine in the UK.

Published on 17 July 2018 | 4:17 am

Chief Rabbi calls for Labour to change its anti-Semitism code

Ephraim Mirvis warns pressing ahead with the current plan would show “contempt” for the Jewish community.

Published on 17 July 2018 | 4:13 am

Older Scots workers face discrimination, Age Scotland warns

Scots aged over 50 face prejudice in the workplace and employers are missing out on their talents, according to Age Scotland.

Published on 17 July 2018 | 4:09 am

New shark species could be swimming towards UK as seas warm

But protection is needed for those already in UK waters in the face of over-fishing, climate change and plastic pollution, experts warn.

Published on 17 July 2018 | 4:07 am

Duke and Duchess of Sussex to visit Mandela exhibition

Leading former anti-apartheid campaigner Lord Peter Hain, who is chair of the Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition, welcomed the royal support.

Published on 17 July 2018 | 4:00 am

Psychiatrist 'must answer' claim she lied in case of man suing Ministry of Justice

A PSYCHIATRIST hired by the Ministry of Justice to assess a former civil servant must face claims she made up a damning report into his mental health.

Published on 17 July 2018 | 4:00 am

Dave King will face court-ordered contempt hearing over £11m Rangers shares bid failure

Rangers chairman Dave King is to face court-ordered contempt proceedings over a failure to make a judge-ordered £11 million bid for most of the club's shares.

Published on 17 July 2018 | 4:00 am

How a love of baking saw Morven rise to top of confectionery world

GROWING up she loved nothing better than raiding her mother’s cupboards for ingredients and producing her own version of cakes and biscuits, which would then be disposed of before being eaten.

Published on 17 July 2018 | 4:00 am

Bowel cancer blood test 'flags up people at risk of early death from ALL causes'

A BOWEL cancer test which checks for hidden blood in stools could be used to flag up people at risk of premature death from all causes, a new study suggests.

Published on 17 July 2018 | 4:00 am

Julie Walters burst into tears during Mamma Mia damehood celebration

Her co-star Christine Baranski said she was stunned when she was serenaded on set.

Published on 17 July 2018 | 3:58 am

My fight for equal pay at BBC was worse than cancer, says Carrie Gracie

The journalist reached an agreement with the corporation last month.

Published on 17 July 2018 | 3:56 am

Superfans descend on southern California for San Diego Comic-Con

Superfans will flock from around the world to see some of the biggest franchises in entertainment at this week’s San Diego Comic-Con.

Published on 17 July 2018 | 3:54 am

World Cup final protesters get 15 days in jail

They were also banned from attending sports events for three years.

Published on 17 July 2018 | 3:52 am

WATCH: Trump labelled ‘weak’ after questioning US intelligence on election meddling

The Russian leader spoke during a press conference following a summit with US president Donald Trump in Helsinki.

Published on 17 July 2018 | 3:50 am

WATCH: May to face fresh Commons test just hours after customs struggle

Theresa May faces a fresh Commons battle over Brexit just hours after Tory civil war pushed her customs legislation to the brink.

Published on 17 July 2018 | 3:35 am

Andrew McKie: Theresa May’s downfall is inevitable, but not imminent

“NOT Scott!” will have been the cry yesterday as news broke that, hot on the heels of the resignation of Robert Courts as a parliamentary aide to the Foreign Office, Scott Mann, the Tory MP for North Cornwall, is standing down as a parliamentary private secretary at the Treasury.

Published on 17 July 2018 | 3:02 am

Scots Paul McCartney fans' anger as touts sell tickets for up ten times face value to sell out show

A FRESH row over ticket touts has erupted after briefs for Sir Paul McCartney's instant sell out concert in Glasgow ended up on secondary sites at more than ten times their face value.

Published on 16 July 2018 | 11:00 pm

Alex Salmond RT show misled audience, rules regulator

The Alex Salmond Show on Kremlin-backed TV channel RT breached broadcasting rules, watchdog Ofcom has ruled.

Published on 16 July 2018 | 11:00 pm

Fife father tells of 'painful' day he crushed son with forklift in farm accident

The family of a three-year-old who died after being run over by a forklift truck on a farm say the "only saving grace" was he suffered no pain.

Published on 16 July 2018 | 11:00 pm

Putin denies interfering in US election but admits he wanted Trump to win

RUSSIAN president Vladimir Putin has denied his country interfered in the 2016 US elections.

Published on 16 July 2018 | 9:06 pm

Davis defends UK Government's negotiating hand and urges colleagues to back Brexit bills

DAVID Davis launched a staunch defence of Britain's Brexit negotiating hand amid bitter Tory infighting and claims that the UK Government was "frightened" of Brexiteer MPs.

Published on 16 July 2018 | 7:31 pm

May 'caves in' to Brexiteers' demands to avoid humiliating Commons defeat

THERESA May’s compromise Brexit plan has been labelled “dead on arrival” after the Prime Minister was accused of caving in to rebel Brexiteers’ demands to stave off a humiliating Commons defeat.

Published on 16 July 2018 | 7:01 pm

Trump sides with Putin against FBI

THEY were, said one commentator close to the Kremlin, “like lovers on a first date”.

Published on 16 July 2018 | 6:50 pm

Andy Murray now 23rd best tennis player...in Britain

Andy Murray is now ranked the 23rd best men's tennis player, in Britain.

Published on 16 July 2018 | 6:33 pm

Off duty police officer dies in Scottish Borders motorcycle crash

An off-duty policeman has died after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a car in the Scottish Borders.

Published on 16 July 2018 | 12:27 pm

Theresa May faces Brexiteer pressure to change Chequers plan

Theresa May is facing the prospect of a Commons revolt by Brexiteers unless a compromise is reached

Published on 16 July 2018 | 10:38 am

Novichok victim ‘picked up perfume bottle containing deadly nerve agent’

Charlie Rowley is still seriously ill in hospital after exposure to the chemical weapon which killed his partner, Dawn Sturgess.

Published on 16 July 2018 | 10:17 am

Police hand fire-ravaged Cameron House Hotel back to owners - but investigation is ongoing

POLICE Scotland are continuing to investigate the fatal fire at the luxury Cameron House Hotel last December, after handed the building back to its owners.

Published on 16 July 2018 | 3:00 am

Golfer Ian Poulter labelled an 'a***hole' by Scots author during Scottish Open exchange

Ian Poulter has denied swearing at a marshal during the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open after being labelled "an a*******" by best-selling crime author Quintin Jardine.

Published on 15 July 2018 | 11:00 pm

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