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Quiz: What is this UK comic heroine's real name?

<b>It's the weekly news quiz - have you been paying attention to what's been going on in the world over the past seven days?</b><p>Click to see content: qotw_15_06_18<p>If you cannot see the quiz, click here.<p>If you missed last week's quiz, try it here.<p><i>Picture credits: BBC, Getty Images, US Air Force, DC</i> …


Unstoppable Women conference: Judy Murray tells Perth audience 'One day, women will rule the world'

© DC Thomson<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>Sexism, “pushy mother” accusations and the trials of raising competitive sons were all on the table when …

Sport (Australia)

Blitzkrieging Panzers! New Commando comics on sale on Thursday!

Brand new Commando (Issues 5127 – 5130) are on sale in all good newsagents from DC Thomson across the UK

North Africa

Slaughters and Hogan Lovells advising as Mothercare confirms store closures in refinancing plan

Baby products retailer set to close 50 stores, with hundreds of jobs under threat

Law (UK)

Beano joins in Meghan and Harry wedding celebrations

<b>Never known for missing out on the fun, Beano is adding its own take to the Royal Wedding celebrations with a special satire strip.</b><p>This week's comic will see mayhem ensue at the wedding reception, to which characters Dennis, Gnasher and The Bash Street Kids have blagged an invite.<p>Prince Harry and …

Entertainment (UK)

Gone shopping: Ocado up 44%; Mothercare up 26% | Financial Times

Ocado shares jumped 44 per cent to an all-time high on Thursday following news that British retail logistics technology company had struck a deal to …


Record number of billionaires with Scots connection

A record number of billionaires with a connection to Scotland are included in an annual list of the UK's wealthiest people.<p>The 11 billionaires, with …


When Kennedy’s Collide: the Commando work of Cam and Ian Kennedy

When it comes to staying power, it is hard to come up with a better definition than comic artist Ian

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The Sunday Post: how Scotland's sleepiest newspaper silenced the detractors

During the 100-year-plus history of Scotland’s Sunday Post, people have often said it is without compare – but they didn’t always intend it …

Culture (UK)

RAF100: Record breaking pilot reveals senior officers were 'pole-axed' by the closure of RAF Leuchars

Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>As the RAF celebrates its 100th birthday, <b>Michael Alexander</b> speaks to former RAF Leuchars personnel about what the Royal …

St Andrews

Dundee’s McManus Gallery becomes the McMenace Gallery as Beano celebrates 80th anniversary

Beano Studios and The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery & Museum will come together this summer for a bespoke exhibition dedicated


Snap reportedly bought its very own 3D game engine

Snapchat’s parent company bought a web-based 3D game engine startup out of the UK this past May, Business Insider (paywalled) reports.<p>PlayCanvas is a development tool focused on letting people easily design rich 3D environments. Unlike products from companies like Unity and Epic Games, PlayCanvas’s …

Technology (India)

Snap quietly acquired a British VR and gaming software startup called PlayCanvas

Snapchat's parent company Snap Inc. has acquired PlayCanvas, a British software startup which powers 3D gaming on mobile browsers and social media services.<p>PlayCanvas was founded in 2011, and has built an open-sourced game engine that powers casual games on Facebook and on browsers. Its technology …


Dundee Gallery To Be Renamed McMenace For Beano’S 80th-Year Exhibition

A museum is to be renamed the McMenace Gallery as part of the Beano’s 80th anniversary celebrations.<p>The McManus in Dundee will be showing an …


The Editor’s Cut: Kirsten Murray reveals how the Commando war comic celebrated International Women’s Day

Earlier this month, DC Thomson released two very special issues of their war comic, Commando, which focused on female heroes.

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New Statesman implements metred paywall to lessen reliance on advertising

The New Statesman has become the latest news organisation to erect a paywall after inviting readers to ‘support our journalism’ in the face of a …


Parragon Faces Closure

U.K-based book publisher Parragon announced on Tuesday morning that, due to a number of years of “difficult market conditions and severe pressure on …

DC Thomson

Police hunt man who exposed himself to woman outside school

© DC Thomson<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>A man exposed himself to a woman in broad daylight after approaching her at a bus stop close to a Dundee …

Babcock bidding to bring £1.2 billion warship-building programme to Fife

Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>Engineering giant Babcock is bidding to bring part of the £1.2 billion Type 31 frigate building programme to Fife.<p>The …

Royal Navy

Jings, crivens! Broons' fans outrage as 2018 annual reuses nearly twenty old stories

Eagle-eyed readers noticed some strips in the new annual seemed very familiar - with some identical to 2017's book.<p>Jings, crivens, help ma boab… fans …

Comic Books

Comic anti-hero Dennis loses his Menace as 'reformed' schoolboy is re-branded by Beano bosses

Dennis the Menace - the naughty schoolboy who terrorised his family and neighbours for more than 70 years - is no more.<p>From now on, the iconic comic …

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Beano publisher DC Thomson's owners set for £20m payout

The owners of DC Thomson, the family-owned publisher whose titles include <i>The Beano</i>, are set to share dividend payouts of more than £20m after a rise in profits.<p>Revenues at the Dundee-based company, which also owns the free magazines <i>Stylist</i> and <i>Shortlist</i>, as well as Scotland’s <i>Sunday Post</i>, inched up …

Business (India)

Angus abuse survivor shares her story to save others

UK News

Figures suggest just 16% of Glenrothes young people accepted to university

© DC Thomson<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>Young people from Glenrothes are less likely to be accepted to university than those from anywhere else in …


Holyrood to vote against RBS and Bank of Scotland branch closures

© DC Thomson<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>Banks will be left in no doubt about the scale of opposition in Scotland to the branch closures when the …

UK News

Carving a career from stone is a grave business for Gillian

Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>As a long-established stone carver, Gillian Forbes has spent years working on high profile public art projects across …


Sex offenders roaming unregistered across Tayside and Fife

© DC Thomson<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>Dozens of sex offenders in Tayside and Fife previously subject to “indefinite notification” have been wiped …


Commando: The Best Issues of the 1960s?

Someone has been really nice to me and loaned me their copies of the short-lived fanzine <i>Achtung! Commando</i>, a title published nearly 20 years ago now, …

Cover Art

"SOS" appeal for homes as Fife shelter warns it is running out of room for abandoned cats

Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>Animal rescuers have warned they may be unable to house any more abandoned Fife cats after taking in a large number of …


Man charged over Dundee 'sexual assault'

© DC Thomson<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>A 36-year-old man has been charged in connection with a serious sexual assault at Dundee’s West Henderson’s …