Scots fashion guru hits out over political bickering at awards ceremony

The figurehead of the Scottish Fashion Awards has complained that the country is being held back by arguments about political borders, a failure of ambition and the lack of a ‘can do’ attitude.
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A proposed 50p per unit price will 'reduce consumption', according to Court of Session judges. Picture: John Devlin

SNP wins alcohol minimum price court battle

The Scottish Government has won its legal battle to introduce alcohol minimum pricing in Scotland after the Court of Session today kicked out an objection by the drinks industry.

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Sir Philip Green put BHS in the name of his wife.

MPs call for ex-BHS boss to be stripped of knighthood

MPs have unanimously recommended ex-BHS owner Sir Philip Green be stripped of his knighthood.

New images have been unveiled showcasing the �25 million revamp of Muirhouse shopping centre.

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Plans for £25 million revamp of Muirhouse shopping centre revealed

NEW images have been unveiled showcasing the £25 million revamp of Muirhouse shopping centre.

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Tommy Sheppard believes there is a clear mandate. Picture; John Devlin

‘Clear mandate’ for Indy vote says City MP Tommy Sheppard

ANOTHER referendum on independence is “certain”, the SNP’s Tommy Sheppard has insisted – the only question is when.

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Lothian Buses cheifs are to reap a substantial bonus. Picture; Jane Barlow

City bus bosses secure £270,000 in bonuses after threatening legal action

TWO controversial outgoing Lothian Buses chiefs have pocketed £180,000 in bonuses in the last two years – and are set to rake in another £90,000 before they leave.

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Nicola Sturgeon has unveiled legislation for a second independence referendum

Nicola Sturgeon and Theresa May clash over indyref2 proposal

Nicola Sturgeon and Theresa May were embroiled in a furious row last night after the First Minister unveiled legislation for a second independence referendum before the UK leaves the EU.

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Nicola Sturgeon says Scots must have referendum option. Picture: PA

Sturgeon unveils indyref2 vote plan `before Brexit’

Nicola Sturgeon has today unveiled the Scottish Government’s plans for a second independence referendum which would take place “before the UK leaves the EU” in just over two years.

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Farmer Jim Telfer and his daughter Mary Begbie with local campaigners at his Old Pentland Farm in Damhead. Picture: contributed

Alison Johnstone: Jim Telfer’s story is yet another example of the need for genuine community involvement in planning

Recently I had the opportunity to welcome campaigners to Holyrood to hand in a petition of 
 protest over the potential eviction of a tenant farmer from his family’s home of 100 years. Jim Telfer, 82, is fighting to protect Old Pentland Farm near Straiton, as landowners aim to sell to the developers behind a proposed film studio. The Scottish Government has a decision on its hands, after Midlothian Council failed to make a ruling on the application.

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This SNP supporter is in no doubt about the case for a second independence referendum. Picture: Lisa McPhillips

Ian Murray: Brexit was a blow. Don’t let it turn into a disaster

As the Brexit debate rumbles inexorably on, the Scottish people – through no fault of their own – are in danger of being caught between a rock and a hard place: a Tory government that wants Scotland in the UK and out of the EU, and an SNP government that wants Scotland out of the UK and in the EU.

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The only Labour seat in Edinburgh will vanish in the redrawing of constituencies.

Labour’s only seat to vanish under boundary proposals

SCOTLAND’S only Labour MP has hit out after his Edinburgh South constituency was wiped off the map in proposed boundary changes for the next Westminster elections.

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The future of the independence camp is yet to be decided. Picture: Greg Macvean

Judges retire to consider independence camp eviction appeal

Judges have retired to consider an appeal against eviction from the Scottish Parliament’s independence camp.

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Up to 4000 Hogmanay revellers will be able to use the free tram service

Free trams laid on for Edinburgh's Hogmanay revellers

Free tram rides are to be laid on in Edinburgh for the first time since the controversial service began operating - for the city’s Hogmanay revellers.
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Ian Murray stands to lose his seat. Picture: JP

Scotland’s MPs cut from 59 to 53 in constituency review

Wide-ranging changes to Scottish constituencies which will see Scotland’s MPs cut from 59 to 53 are being announced tomorrow.

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Nicola Sturgeon takes the applause of SNP delegates. Picture: John Devlin

Ian Swanson: Is Sturgeon ready to roll the dice on referendum?

NICOLA Sturgeon has a reputation for being cautious – yet within minutes of opening the SNP conference last week she was fuelling expectations of a new vote on independence.

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Alastair Shields

Ex-Lib Dem councillor to quit at next election

A COUNCILLOR who quit the Liberal Democrats to sit as an independent has given up his campaign to get re-elected.

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Scottish Fire and Rescue chiefs are set to sell the Lauriston Place building to Edinburgh University. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Sturgeon snubs campaigners’ fire museum plea

CAMPAIGNERS have voiced their disappointment at Nicola Sturgeon’s failure to step in and save the UK’s last Victorian fire station as the home of Edinburgh’s Museum of Fire.

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The SNP's Hannah Bardell. Picture Neil Hanna

Easier to become citizen of Asgardia than Brexit Britain- Hannah Bardell

EU nationals are finding easier to become citizens of a new space state than Brexit Britain, ministers have been told.

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Porty pupils tour their new school ahead of its opening. Picture: Neil Hanna

Kezia Dugdale: Every pupil deserves a school like the new Porty High

Last week saw pupils and staff finally say goodbye to the current Portobello High School building, a building that at eight stories high, has dominated the local skyline for over 50 years.

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Panels can only monitor and ask questions. Picture; Greg Macvean

Locals have ‘lost influence’ since police merger

RESIDENTS and councillors feel they have lost influence over local policing since the creation of a single Scotland-wide force, Edinburgh’s community safety leader has claimed.

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