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2022-07-29 20:42:34 By : Ms. Silviya Liu

NEVER mind the threat from China, supermarkets security-tagging Lurpak, or any other sign that the UK is going to hell in a wonky trolley. Which earrings was Liz going to wear? That, if you were Nadine Dorries, was the question of the night as

RISHI Sunak and Liz Truss have clashed noisily and repeatedly in the first head-to-head TV debate of the Tory leadership debate, arguing over the cost of living, tax, and China. Mr Sunak accused Ms Truss of being prepared to “tip millions of people

DOWNING Street has insisted Boris Johnson would step down as Prime Minister once a new Tory leader is chosen after he reportedly told a supporter he wants to carry on. Lord Cruddas of Shoreditch, a former Tory party treasurer who has started a

Former Northern Ireland first minister David Trimble has died aged 77, it has been announced. Mr Trimble as leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) along with John Hume, leader of the SDLP, were the main movers behind the 1998 Good Friday Agreement

THE SNP leader of North Lanarkshire Council is facing a knife-edge confidence vote after refusing to step down over alleged sexual misconduct. Jordan Linden, who became the £45,000 boss of the authority two months ago, was urged to resign today

A MYSTERIOUS outbreak of hepatitis in young children has been linked to a virus not previously associated with human disease. Testing of the blood plasma of nine paediatric patients in Scotland who fell ill with unexplained liver inflammation between

RANGERS have confirmed the signing of Besiktas full-back Ridvan Yilmaz on a long-term deal. The Ibrox club announced Yilmaz has signed a five-year deal after an undisclosed fee was agreed with the Turkish side. Giovanni van Bronckhorst moved

MORE than 20,000 people have objected to Flamingo Land's plans for a new resort on the banks of Loch Lomond.  It is the second time the Yorkshire theme park operator has faced public anger over plans for a tourist resort.  They withdrew their

PLANS to bring an historic Scottish harbour back into greater public use have been lodged. It is understood a bid has been launched with the UK Levelling Up fund for more than £8m for the community-driven project in Dumfries and Galloway. The

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GLASGOW has insisted it is “the safest of safe pairs of hands” when it comes to finding a host for next year’s Eurovision Song Contest.  A spokesman for the council said civil servants had been beavering away on a bid to host the pop spectacular

THE Scottish Government has raised a dispute with the UK Department of Work and Pensions amid spiralling costs for a new devolved welfare system. Ministers have challenged the DWP over who pays for new investment in the digital delivery of benefits

THE SCOTTISH Government has insisted they are still on target to launch their deposit return scheme next year, despite a lack of interest from organisations looking to operate voluntary return points.  The scheme, which aims to cut plastic waste

LIZ Truss is refusing to be interviewed by the veteran political journalist Andrew Neil in an echo of Boris Johnson dodging a grilling at the 2019 general election. Former Chancellor Rishi Sunak has agreed to be interviewed by Mr Neil this Friday

Aldi has said it will give store workers across the UK a second pay rise since the start of the year as inflation continues to surge. The German discounter, which runs 970 UK stores, said store assistants will see with their minimum pay increase

Brits entering Spain may have to follow new entry requirements and prove that they can afford their stay. Under the new rules, holidaymakers may be forced to prove that they have at least 100 euros per person per day of the trip. The Spanish

By Ewen Fleming THE steady decline of cash is now in freefall in Scotland, according to a recent analysis by MPs. The Scottish Affairs Committee’s Access to Cash in Scotland report found that there had been an unprecedented rate of bank closures

ALFREDO MORELOS was back in Rangers training today as he joined his team-mates at Ibrox for the open day. The striker missed the season run-in through a thigh injury which required an operation. Since then he has been working hard to get back

PLANS to bring next year’s Eurovision Song Contest to Scotland have been reignited after the organisers of the annual pop gala announced it would need to be held in the UK. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the BBC confirmed that the show

This situation will be very familiar to most chaps who have braced themselves opposite a pub urinal, having just knocked back nine or ten pints…   Water pressure😲 — the best of science (@bestofscience_) July

We got there in the end. There was so much water swilling around on the final day of the Senior Open here at a sodden Gleneagles, you half expected the result to be decided by the number of fathoms a player could get below par. Amid downpours, disruption

SIR KEIR Starmer's attempt to unveil a “distinctively British” plan to “reboot” the economy was overshadowed by a row over nationalisation.  In a speech to activists in Liverpool, the Labour leader sought to distance himself even further from Jeremy

An emotional Richie Ramsay dedicated his Cazoo Classic victory to daughter Olivia after holing an eight-foot putt on Hillside’s 18th hole to win his first tournament in six years. The Scot produced a brilliant finish, with three birdies in the

Cricket leaders in Scotland have vowed to 'repair' the sport after a damning report uncovered 448 incidents of institutional racism. One club volunteer said it was 'very difficult' to work in the West of Scotland and not witness racism. Others

RAIL travellers are being warned to expect significant disruption as strike action by RMT members of Network Rail gets under way this week. State run Scotrail has said a limited number of services will run on the first of three planned stoppages

MARGARET Thatcher famously inferred that “there is no such thing as society”. The phrase came to embody her creed of individualism. In Scotland, her philosophy and politics were universally rejected. Scotland has long clung to the belief that it

New seasons demand new clothes. But what if you could get high-quality fashion apparel that is timeless and trending every season? When it comes to warm knits and cosy accessories, there should be no compromise on quality, and one brand that gets

ANDY Cartwright’s letter headlined "Pursuing green dream at the expense of our wellbeing is virtue-signalling nonsense" (The Herald, July 22) was astounding on so many levels it is difficult to know where to begin. After 200 years of an economic

THE race for Number 10 has been branded “puerile” and “embarrassing” by a Tory minister after a row broke out over Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss’s wardrobe choices. Cabinet Office minister Johnny Mercer said the rival campaigns should remember that

THOUSANDS of football fans will be affected due to a Glasgow subway strike which coincides with Rangers first home game of the new season. Union Unite has confirmed that its Glasgow subway members have voted for strike action with the first Rangers

PLANS have been lodged for a 148-bed student accommodation development in the Scottish capital. Architects Fletcher Joseph Associates has submitted a design statement on behalf of CA Yeaman (Edinburgh) Property Owner Limited which is seeking detailed

Looking to move to Dundee? Read our pick of the city’s best places to live, from quiet coastal suburbs to the lively city centre. Discover more with MOV8. With a population of just under 150,000, Dundee is a compact, walkable city bursting with

Perhaps I’ve been reading too much John le Carré but is it possible that Liz Truss, hot favourite to be the next UK Prime Minister, is actually a plant? I don’t mean the sort of plant you grow in a remote farmhouse using hydroponics and strip-lights

GREAT BRITAIN'S Keely Hodgkinson clinched a gritty silver on the final day of the World Championships. The 20-year-old adds to her Olympic silver medal from last year after running a season’s best of one minute 56.38 seconds in Eugene. Silver

THE World Championships finished in Eugene, Oregon, on Sunday with Great Britain winning seven medals. Here, the PA news agency looks at some of the stories after the championships in America. Hudson-Smith’s bravery Hudson-Smith had been

JONAS VINDEGAARD celebrated his first Tour de France title after Jasper Philipsen brought the curtain down on the 109th edition with a sprint victory in Paris. Vingegaard crossed the line arm in arm with his Jumbo-Visma team-mates, with Wout Van

LEWIS HAMILTON claimed his best result of the season at Sunday’s French Grand Prix – and then said he is ready to extend his Formula One career. In his 300th race, Hamilton started fourth and finished second, blasting past Red Bull’s Sergio Perez

Two children and four adults have been rescued by boat after their camping spot was submerged in water following torrential rain. Loch Lomond Rescue Boat said it was called to a report of a family “washed out” of their tent at the north end of

A bird flu outbreak on one of the UK’s most important habitats, which could potentially kill tens of thousands of seabirds, has been branded an “unprecedented wildlife tragedy”. Rangers working on the Farne Islands off the Northumberland coast

The Scottish Government has been accused of peddling “empty commitments” after new data revealed no NHS health boards have signed up to a key equality charter to tackle gender imbalance. Scottish Labour hit out at the Scottish Government after

Viaplay shaking up the old order Scandinavian streaming service Viaplay entered the Scottish football market last week with its £30m purchase of Premier Sports – giving it access to League Cup and Scotland international matches – and set chins

Though the heyday of Clyde paddle-steamers is over, people can still go “doon the watter” at Glasgow Fair, thanks to the enduring and magnificent Waverley. The Clyde’s paddle-steamer era has a pedigree of more than 200 years, since Henry Bell’s pioneer

The First Minister and Deputy First Minister should be asked to give oral evidence to a committee of MSPs investigating the delayed Ferguson Marine ferries, the Scottish Liberal Democrats have said. The party’s economy spokesman Willie Rennie MSP

THE polls are up and down in the Tory leadership race but on one prediction you can (probably) rely. Tonight at 9pm Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss will be in Stoke-on-Trent for the latest live televised debate. Presented by Sophie Raworth with political

One of the things getting me through this Tory leadership contest is the videos of Liz Truss being weird. You’ve probably seen the one in which she says importing cheese is a “disgrace”. The one at the school in which she’s grilled about Boris Johnson

WHEN your musical preferences stopped evolving around about the mid-1980s, you’re not really in a position to offer critiques of much that’s happened since. If you were being polite, you might say that my tastes have been in a state of arrested development

It seems we have become obsessed with all things associated with food and drink. If so inclined, we can binge on cooking programmes, hosted by a melange of interchangeable and smug TV chefs. Magazines are chock a block with recipes involving ingredients

Is Boris Johnson’s reign almost over or will his spirit live on in the premiership of Liz Truss? The current Tory leadership favourite makes great play of her loyalty towards Johnson whilst curiously slamming his premiership – along with the last

RISHI Sunak has said he would ban all 30 of China’s controversial Confucius Institutes from the UK, including five attached to Scottish universities, if he becomes Prime Minister. Signalling a major hardening of policy towards China, the former

DEAR diary, can it really be 25 years since we first met Bridget Jones? Now the famous singleton is making a comeback.   25 years! Fans of the first book may be surprised how quickly time has whooshed past, but it was indeed in 1996 that

THE Edinburgh Festival has not even begun, yet already the weird stuff is weirdening, for we learn that in the Bow Bar, in the city’s Old Town, a knight of the realm recently entered the premises. And we’re not talking about a chap who sits in

CURRENT levels of wildlife protection in Scotland's seas are too weak, with two in five Scots perceiving that the state of the nation's coastal waters have worsened in the past ten years, a new survey has found. The analysis found Scots believe

THE entire board of Scottish cricket's governing body has resigned on the eve of the publication of a review that is today (Mon) expected to find it institutionally racist. The Herald understands that the 50-page independent review into Cricket

After recent political theatrics, one could be forgiven for thinking the Edinburgh Festival had kicked off early. But it isn’t until August that we will see the wholehearted return of one of the world’s biggest arts festivals to Scotland’s capital

AS a committed Scottish nationalist, I would like to offer Allan Carmichael (Letters, July 20) some of the information for which he is looking when he asks for someone to put the case for the Union. In the first place, his letter itself underlines

LIFE has been moving fast for Steven Smith-Hay and Vault City Brewing, the Edinburgh-based company he co-founded in January 2018. The sour-beer brewer is rapidly building its presence in bars and supermarkets, having secured more than 400 listings

TESTING and treating methadone users for Hepatitis C in pharmacies would wipe out the disease much faster than conventional approaches, according to an award-winning Scotland-led study. Researchers in Dundee found that pharmacy-based testing by

A SCOTTISH country house hotel with 29 bedrooms has been put up for sale. The Dryfesdale Country House Hotel was originally a two-storey mansion dating from the 19th century and has been extended and refurbished. Smith & Clough Associates and

A SCOTTISH aquaculture technology business has hailed a major link-up with a growing sustainable fish producer to sit alongside Scottish staples like salmon and cod. Dundee-based Ace Aquatec has secured a significant contract with Regal Springs

Lockdown robbed Jack Tobin of his love of water. His lifeline legacy will now help keep others safe. For father of two Jack Tobin, being beside the river near his Callander home, and sitting in the shadow of Ben Ledi fishing, brought a particular

A small telephone box, a grand historic house and a forest occupied by free-roaming hens dubbed Chicken Town will feature in a new festival of ‘making’, which celebrates the art, skill, beauty and satisfaction that comes with creating. The first

GALL - James Peacefully at home surrounded by his family, James Gall, retired dental surgeon, sadly passed away on 18th July 2022, aged 98 years. Husband of the late Margaret, dad of Robert, Jane and Morag, dearly loved grandpa 'Gee' and great-grandpa

FRASER - Susan Elizabeth Suddenly at home on Sunday 17th July 2022. Susan Elizabeth Fraser (nee Muir), cherished mother to Iain and Stephen and mother-in-law to Lindsay and Layla. Adored gran to Josh. Loving sister to Laraine and Sheena. Much loved daughter

McCALLUM - Dr H. Morag M. Suddenly, but peacefully, at The Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley, on Friday 15th July 2022. Morag, (retired pathologist, formerly with Glasgow University, latterly with Victoria Infirmary). Funeral service, to which all family

BROWN - Avril Peacefully, after a short illness, at St Andrews Community Hospital, on Saturday 16th July 2022, Avril, of Beacon Court, Anstruther, much loved Mum of Valerie and Rosalind and dear Granny and Great-Granny. Funeral service in Brewsterwells

CAMPBELL - David Ross C.B.E. Peacefully at home on Tuesday 12th July 2022, David Ross Campbell C.B.E. aged 78 years, beloved husband of Moira, dear brother of Alex and loving uncle of the family. A funeral service will take place at West Kilbride Parish

YOUNG - James Peacefully at home on 12th July, 2022, aged 74 years, James Miller, formerly of Over Hessilhead Farm, Beith. Beloved husband of Anne, father of Caroline and David and a dear grampa. Private cremation followed by service in Beith Parish Church

If you're not a fan of the hit games Wordle or Heardle then maybe try the movie spin-off Framed.  Described as a game for 'cinephiles and casual movie watchers alike' it is inspired by the worldwide popular guessing games.  The game sees a

Turn up the heat on your daily brainteaser by swapping your regular Wordle for a Quordle mind bender. Whether you've aced the music spin-off Heardle and you've got the Film version Framed beat, it might be time to raise the stakes.  Described

If you haven't cracked today's Heardle and immediately added it to your Spotify playlist yet, we can help you out. If you're anything like us, you've been agonising over the New York Times' mind-bender for months now. Described as "a respectful

Daily word ladder game, Weaver, brings the original format of an age-old puzzle, into the 21st century. The idea is reported to have been devised by novelist Lewis Carroll for his children, Julia and Ethel Arnold, on Christmas day in 1877, calling

Wordle has taken the world by storm, and if you’ve not given in to playing the daily game, we can guarantee you’ve seen the elusive squares all over social media. The aim of the game is to find a 5 letter word in only six attempts. The game

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