Category: NEWS

Gary MacKay-Steven shines as Celtic press forward

CELTIC 3 (Mackay-Steven 9, 54, Armstrong 44) ST JOHNSTONE 1 (MacLean, 12) Had the stadium announcer had his way, Gary Mackay-Steven would have left Celtic Park on...

Zika virus outbreak in Brazil linked to World Cup

A mosquito-borne virus which has been linked to a surge in cases of children born with brain damage in Brazil could have arrived in the country during the World Cup of...

Hilary v Bernie: the battle for the soul of the Democratic Party

When Bernie Sanders first floated the idea of a run for the White House, in 2013, he presented his candidacy as a means of promoting debate within the Democratic party,...

Leaked police document reveals “gaps” in Scotland’s counter-terror plans

Police have identified "knowledge gaps" in Scotland's counter-terrorism strategy, according to a classified paper. The private document, published in error...

Tommy Sheridan will quit politics if he loses at Holyrood 2016

TOMMY Sheridan has indicated he will quit politics if he fails yet again to get elected this May. Voters last endorsed him 13 years ago, when he was elected a Socialist...

Accusations fly that Scotland’s endangered harbour porpoises are being sacrificed for offshore wind farms

Plans to protect endangered porpoises around the Scottish coast have been blocked by the Scottish Government to help clear the way for new offshore wind farms, according...

Edinburgh University at the heart of the battle over freedom on speech on campus

ACROSS Britain, in a great many of our universities, a battle is taking place over free speech. Every month brings some new revelation of a university or students union...

The Scottish university that spent £1m to rent a New York campus with no students

GLASGOW Caledonian University paid over £1m in one year on “occupancy” costs for a New York campus that has no degree students. The flagship project,...

After ‘cannon fodder’ outcry … Holyrood urged to investigate military visits to schoolsfodder’ outcry … Holyrood urged to investigate military visits to schools

MSPs are being urged to hold an inquiry into the presence of the armed forces in Scotland’s schools after an outcry over plans to set up cadet units aimed at the...

One hundred days to go: education the priority for parties at Holyrood election

THE Holyrood election campaign will dramatically move up a gear tomorrow, as the parties enter the final 100-day stretch with education at the top of their agenda. SNP...