'Enough is enough’: biggest-ever climate protest sweeps UK | Environment

‘Enough is enough’: biggest-ever climate protest sweeps UK | Environment

From the small sun-drenched Inner Hebridean island of Iona to the packed streets of central London, parents and grandparents, children and trade unionists have stepped out of their Friday routines to tell their political leaders time is running out to tackle the climate crisis. Organisers said it was the biggest-ever environmental protest the UK had […]

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Judges urged to back MPs' recall if they rule against prorogation | Politics

Judges urged to back MPs’ recall if they rule against prorogation | Politics

Parliament should be allowed to reassemble next week, the supreme court has been urged, as the legal battle over Boris Johnson’s five-week suspension threatened to escalate into a constitutional crisis over who has authority to recall MPs and peers. At the end of the third and final day of an emergency hearing over the lawfulness […]

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Sturgeon signals Queen should stay out of future Scotland vote | Politics

Sturgeon signals Queen should stay out of future Scotland vote | Politics

Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s first minister, has implied the Queen should refuse to be drawn into a future vote on Scottish independence after David Cameron admitted he asked the monarch to intervene in 2014. Cameron confirmed in a BBC interview he had asked the royal household whether the Queen could “raise an eyebrow” about independence after […]

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David Cameron sought intervention from Queen on Scottish independence | Politics

David Cameron sought intervention from Queen on Scottish independence | Politics

David Cameron has revealed that he suggested to the Queen’s private secretary how the monarch could influence the outcome of the 2014 Scottish independence referendum, before she went on to make an intervention that was widely seen as helping a faltering pro-union campaign. Cameron, as prime minister, was on a weekend break at the Balmoral […]

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Man jailed for stealing 7,000 books from Scottish universities | UK news

Man jailed for stealing 7,000 books from Scottish universities | UK news

A prolific book thief has been jailed for 25 months after he stole more than 7,000 books from three universities in Edinburgh, before selling them online. Darren Barr, 28, from Kinross in Perthshire, is believed to have made more than £30,000 by selling the textbooks through the online book markets WeBuyBooks, Ziffit and Zapper. During […]

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EU citizens feel safer in Scotland than in England, report says | Politics

EU citizens feel safer in Scotland than in England, report says | Politics

EU citizens feel more welcome and safer in Scotland than they do in England, university researchers have found. Interviewees from 13 different EU states living in Scotland acknowledged that the atmosphere was different in the run up to the referendum and was “not, or less hostile” than their experience of the aftermath in England. “While […]

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Shetland wages war on trout poachers – archive, 17 September 1957 | Environment

Shetland wages war on trout poachers – archive, 17 September 1957 | Environment

“Wha’ll gang a poachin’ tae Kergord wi’ me?” is the challenging refrain of a comic song, sung to the tune of Waltzing Matilda, popular at village hall concerts in Shetland. Hear an audience of young Shetlanders taking up this refrain and you may assume that they are no less willing than their forebears to encroach […]

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Rugby forward 'forced' to retire after concussion

Rugby forward ‘forced’ to retire after concussion

By BBC SPORTMore by this Author Scotland forward David Denton has been forced to retire from rugby on the advice of doctors. The 29-year-old back row has been advised to quit following a concussion he sustained playing for Leicester Tigers in October. “Of course, it is devastating that my rugby career is ending,” Denton told […]

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Diageo’s short measures are an insult to Johnnie Walker’s workers | Kevin McKenna | Opinion

Diageo’s short measures are an insult to Johnnie Walker’s workers | Kevin McKenna | Opinion

In the wilderness of post-Brexit Britain, ruthlessness and cunning, backed by financial muscle, will prevail. Many good days to bury bad news will dawn and corporate Britain will gather for the feast. In this jungle, there are few beasts more ruthless and cunning than Diageo, one of the biggest drinks manufacturers in the world. In […]

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