Doddie Weir to host fundraiser for MND campaigner Gordon Aikman

Scotland rugby legend Doddie Weir will host a fundraising event in memory of fellow motor neurone disease (MND) sufferer Gordon Aikman.


Toys R Us founder dies as all 100 UK stores to shut

The founder of Toys R Us has died days after the firm announced it would shut all 100 of its UK stores.


Sherlock Holmes tartan made by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle descendant

A descendant of Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has created a tartan inspired by the famous fictional detective.


Edinburgh’s Russian diplomat calls for Boris Johnson to resign

A Russian diplomat has called for Boris Johnson resign after the Foreign Secretary compared Russia’s staging of the World Cup to Hitler hosting the Olympics.


Airbnb launches Edinburgh experiences campaign

VisitScotland has launched a new tourism initiative with Airbnb to give visitors more “authentic experiences” of Scotland.

A Red Arrows jet has crashed in north Wales

RAF engineer killed in Red Arrows jet crash in north Wales

An RAF engineer died when a Red Arrows Hawk jet crashed following an incident at RAF Valley in north Wales.

Mark Meechan arrives at Airdrie Sheriff Court. Picture: Sam Hardie

Scots man who filmed pet dog giving Nazi salutes is convicted

A man who filmed a pet dog giving Nazi salutes before putting the footage on YouTube has been convicted of committing a hate crime.

Theo De Geus was last seen on Friday morning.

Appeal launched to trace missing Aberdeen teenager

An appeal has been launched in a desperate attempt to trace the whereabouts of a missing teenager in Aberdeen.

The site stopped working on Wednesday evening. Picture: AP

Netflix down as thousands say they cannot access service

Netflix has been hit by an outage, leaving thousands of customers unable to access the streaming service.


Yellow alert for snow issued for east of Scotland

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow across much of eastern Scotland, including Fife and part of the Lothians.

Jim Bowen before featuring at the Edinburgh festival in 2005. Picture: Paul Parke

Bullseye presenter Jim Bowen dies, age 80

Comedian and former Bullseye presenter Jim Bowen has died aged 80, his agent said.


Stephen Hawking’s ashes to be interred at Westminster Abbey

The ashes of Professor Stephen Hawking will be interred at Westminster Abbey near the grave of Sir Isaac Newton.


12 of Professor Stephen Hawking’s most memorable quotes

Professor Stephen Hawking captured the public’s imagination as a trapped mind exploring the boundaries of scientific knowledge.

British scientist Professor Stephen Hawking attends the launch of The Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence at the University of Cambridge in 2016. Picture: Getty Images

Professor Stephen Hawking’s triumph over MND

Professor Stephen Hawking overcame a debilitating rare disease to become one of the world’s best known physicists.


Toys R Us gift cards no longer being accepted in stores

Gift cards are no longer being accepted at Toys R Us stores after customers were told they had until last weekend to use them.

A tram has collided with a car on Princes Street this morning. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Tram collides with car on Edinburgh’s Princes Street

An investigation has been launched after a tram collided with a car in Edinburgh this morning.

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Kezia Dugdale in her role as former Scottish Labour Party leader

Dugdale says ‘brazen’ Mark McDonald only returning to pick up pay

Former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has accused shamed MSP Mark McDonald of only returning to Holyrood to pick up his pay.

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High demand for new 26-30 'millennial' rail card. Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty

Millennial 26-30 railcard website crashes due to huge demand

New railcards have gone on sale online, but with only 10,000 available the website is struggling to cope with demand.

Sir Ken Dodd at Southport Pier in 1989. Picture: Peter Lomas

Sir Ken Dodd may have had last laugh over tax affairs

Sir Ken Dodd may have had the last laugh when it came to his tax affairs.

Former Royal Mail worker Alan Alencar, 29, pushed a father-of-two under a Tube train while on day release from a mental health unit. Picture: Kieran Southern

Edinburgh patient sectioned after pushing man under Tube train

An Edinburgh paranoid schizophrenic who admitted pushing a commuter into the path of an oncoming London Tube train said he was “crazy and stupid” shortly after the near-fatal shove.

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