Scotland Herald

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 10:33:19 +0000
Five Britons die after car plunges 82ft into canal in Sweden
Five Britons have died when their car plunged into a canal in Sweden.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 00:15:52 +0000
The Scots taking refugees into their homes and their hearts
Scotland took pride in offering a home to a disproportionate number of refugees when the UK Government agreed to house 1,000 of those fleeing from the Syrian crisis at the end of last year.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 00:19:31 +0000
Secret recording reveals depth of SNP infighting
A SECRET recording obtained by the Sunday Herald has laid bare the vicious infighting that led the SNP to suspend all its branches in a top election target.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 11:08:43 +0000
Snowfall up to 15cm expected as temperatures plummet to minus 15C
Large parts of the UK are facing a freezing cold Valentine's Day as snow, ice and sub-zero temperatures sweep the country.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 11:56:22 +0000
John Leslie: Police will not charge me with sexual assault of woman (22)
John Leslie says police will not charge him with sexual assault on woman (22)

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 00:05:17 +0000
Labour MSP blasts party for not doing enough to help disabled people
A Labour MSP dumped as a Holyrood candidate has accused her party of doing nothing to promote disabled people getting into Parliament.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 00:08:00 +0000
Police chair criticises lack of financial expertise on his own board
A troubled police watchdog is facing sweeping boardroom changes after the chairman flagged up his colleagues’ lack of financial experience.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 00:05:24 +0000
SNP Government announces controversial fracking research
SCOTTISH Ministers have announced three controversial pieces of research into fracking, fuelling fears the Government will back the disputed energy extraction method after the election.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 00:04:26 +0000
McAveety row over lack of gender balance in top jobs deepens
FRANK McAveety’s leadership of Glasgow Council is under further strain after it emerged that a meeting was called to voice concerns about his commitment to gender equality.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 00:19:12 +0000
Holyrood election sees former Better Together allies fall out over the Union
TORY leader Ruth Davidson will this week hammer the final nail into the coffin of Better Together, when she attacks her former allies for being too weak to defend the Union.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 00:15:07 +0000
Seen but not heard: Glasgow's anti-abortion protesters are impossible to ignore
APPROACHING the maternity unit on foot from the main entrance, the first sign of something amiss is the security guard outside. He's here to make sure a handful of people standing a hundred metres down the road don't cross over into the grounds of...

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 00:19:19 +0000
Misery continues for displaced Syrians despite 'truce' agreement
Thousands of displaced Syrian refugees are continuing to flock to the country's borders amid intensified bombing despite a temporary 'truce' agreement.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 00:20:23 +0000
SNP MPs back Greens motion to withdraw from pension investment in fossil fuel firms
A DOZEN SNP MPs have backed a Green motion urging the Westminster Parliament to withdraw its multi-million pound pension funds from fossil fuel companies to help tackle climate pollution.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 00:15:28 +0000
Environmentalists and big business square-off over drinks bottles deposit scheme
THE drinks and retail industries have been accused of deploying “dirty tricks” in an attempt to derail Scottish

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 00:18:16 +0000
One last chance for new powers deal, warns Swinney
JOHN Swinney last night warned there was one last chance to strike a deal on securing new tax and welfare powers for Holyrood before the election.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 00:18:51 +0000
America has a "profound interest" in the UK staying in Europe, says Kerry
AMERICA has a “profound interest” in a strong UK in a strong EU, the US Secretary of State John Kerry has said ahead of a crunch European summit for David Cameron.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 00:18:07 +0000
Tensions rising: behind the gangland feud tearing Dublin apart in its 1916 centenary year
Ireland's capital city is this week on a state of high alert, with gangland violence on a scale not seen since the murder of crime reporter Veronica Guerin almost two decades ago and armed police patrolling the streets.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 00:18:58 +0000
Russian Prime Minister claims world has been pushed into 'new Cold War'
Russia's prime minister has claimed tension between Russia and the West has sparked a new Cold War.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 00:18:35 +0000
UK's "outsized" world role depends on Trident, says US Defence Secretary
THE UK needs to keep its Trident nuclear deterrent to maintain its “outsized role” on the world stage, the US defence secretary said yesterday. However, SNP MSP Bill Kidd, vice-president of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation hit ba...

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 00:18:27 +0000
Police: 300 hit in Scotland's biggest pension scam yet
THREE hundred Scots have lost their pensions in a single organised crime scam worth millions of pounds, police believe.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 00:19:48 +0000
Somalia's Islamist militant group al-Shabab claims responsibility for bomb attack on plane
Islamist militant group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for a bomb attack which blew a huge hole in the side of a plane in Somalia.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 00:18:43 +0000
Soldiers deployed across Brazil to warn against risks of Zika virus
More than 220,000 soldiers are being deployed across Brazil to warn people about the risks of the Zika virus.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 00:20:33 +0000
Gears of War: Rising tensions between North and South Korea
It was only to be expected that there would be a reaction to North Korea’s recent decision to explode a nuclear weapon early in January and to test fly an intercontinental ballistic missile last Sunday. And it came just a few days ago. According...

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 00:20:01 +0000
Weather warnings issued as cold snap continues
MORE wintry spells are predicted to hit Scotland for the rest of the weekend, as the country continues to face bitterly cold temperatures.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 00:19:54 +0000
Hospital inspectors given powers to close wards
HOSPITAL inspectors will have the power to close wards over safety concerns as a "last resort" from April if the Scottish Parliament decides to approve the proposal.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 00:19:23 +0000
Pro-choice campaigners rally to oppose anti-abortion vigil
PRO-CHOICE campaigners gathered in Glasgow to send a strong message of opposition to those staging an anti-abortion vigil outside a city hospital during Lent.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 00:19:06 +0000
The 'extraordinary' loophole that saw Russia threaten to brand UK as tax haven
Russia has come close to blacklisting the UK as a tax haven as concerns grow over Scotland's booming offshore business.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 00:18:22 +0000
Valentine's Day in the digital age: 'panic' dating, e-cards and roses delivered by app
SWIPE right if you like it, and left if you don't. The pressure and commercialisation of Valentine's day in the digital age is leading record numbers of people to turn to panic online dating, according to relationship experts who claim its time fo...

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 00:16:06 +0000
Food of the future: insect burgers and personalised meals delivered by drone
Burgers made of insects, farmers using satellites to track cows and sheep and personalised meals delivered to doorsteps by drones: these are just some of the ideas of how food could be produced in the future.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 00:15:47 +0000
No Borders campaign fined after belatedly filing accounts
ONE of the biggest-spending No campaign groups in the independence referendum has been fined almost £400 after filing late accounts.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 00:09:43 +0000
Mother killed in Borders crash named
A MOTHER who was killed in a car crash has been named.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 00:09:35 +0000
Police quiz clubbers to find clues to nightclub death
POLICE investigating the death of a young man are to return to the Ayrshire nightclub where he was involved in a fight just hours before he was found dead, in an attempt to track down witnesses.

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00:12:28 +0000
Sturgeon urged to release secret report into crisis-hit 'Monklands McMafia' SNP branch
NICOLA Sturgeon is facing calls to release a secret investigation report into a "rotten" SNP branch at the centre of a race row.

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 10:34:00 +0000
Scots Council plans to fly Irish Tricolour for 1916 anniversary on doubt as SNP supporters backtrack on move
A Scot council's bid to fly the Irish tricolour to commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising split the authority's ruling Labour administration.

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 16:33:08 +0000
Scots MP Natalie McGarry re-emerges on Twitter after social media row with JK Rowling
MP Natalie McGarry has re-emerged on Twitter after disappearing from public view when being threatened with potential legal action by JK Rowling.

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 10:34:00 +0000
Confirmed: Rangers regain legal ownership of its name and trademarks
RANGERS has regained the legal ownership of its precious trademarks from Sports Direct supremo Mike Ashley, it has been confirmed.

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 14:09:00 +0000
Police 'could face prosecution' over Sheku Bayoh custody death
A NEW investigation into Police Scotland over the death of a man in custody is being considered by prosecutors.

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00:13:10 +0000
Unity: Cameron already said to have one eye on post-EU vote reshuffle to help heal Tory wounds
IN a sign that David Cameron expects the rush to the line over Britain’s membership of the EU to be a particularly painful and divisive experience for the Conservatives, talk is already rattling around Westminster of a post-vote healing process ...

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00:12:31 +0000
That's entertainment: revealed how Speaker spends thousands wining and dining MPs and dignitaries
House of Commons Speaker John Bercow claimed £2,000 for “hand-finished” beeswax candles and £210 for postcard-sized portrait prints of himself to be given out to admirers on expenses, it has emerged.

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 10:03:16 +0000
Dambusters uncle inspired Scots gravitational waves scientist
Jill Castle

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00:13:55 +0000
Rape victim welcomes new rights to fight against court hearing past medical history
A RAPE victim has welcomed a landmark legal ruling which allows complainers to challenge moves to reveal their medical history in court.

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00:05:56 +0000
Threats to acclaimed children's orchestra as more council service cuts and job losses emerge
A CHILDREN'S orchestra that attracts budding musicians from disadvantaged backgrounds is set to have its funding slashed as cash-strapped councils across Scotland face up to new budget restraints.

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00:13:42 +0000
Cash-strapped Scottish councils face £2.5m bill for new school testing regime
THE annual cost of delivering controversial new standardised tests to Scottish pupils is likely to top £2.5 million sparking a war with cash-strapped councils.

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 15:37:00 +0000
Scottish pupil fails exam after "impersonation" scam
TEACHERS caught someone impersonating a Scottish pupil during an examination last summer, new figures show.

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 14:07:48 +0000
Mother, 34, named as fatal car crash victim
A mother who was killed in a car crash that injured her three sons has been named locally.

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 10:12:19 +0000
UK needs Trident to maintain 'outsized role on global stage', says US
Britain must keep its Trident nuclear deterrent to maintain its "outsized" role in the world, according to the US defence secretary.

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00:10:00 +0000
Scots banks rated worst for customer satisfaction
SCOTLAND-based banks are amongst the worst in Britain for customer satisfaction, according to a new consumer watchdog study.

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00:13:21 +0000
Anger grows over Scottish film studio plans 'shrouded in secrecy'
SCOTTISH film makers are losing confidence with efforts to build a national film studio with one leading producer branding the failure to build one a 'national disgrace.'

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00:13:36 +0000
Holyrood committee calls on Home Office to sanction Scottish student visa scheme
SCOTLAND should be allowed to introduce its own visa scheme for international graduates, an influential Holyrood committee has said.

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00:13:29 +0000
Charities urged to grasp nettle over fundraising
CHARITIES should help build a strong system to regulate their fundraising to help maintain public confidence, according to their own leaders and the Scottish Government.