News (Scotland)

Snow, heavy rain and gales to hit UK overnight

Severe weather warning issued for Scotland, with yellow weather warning of heavy rain in northern England and north-west Wales<p>Snow is forecast to hit parts of the UK on Wednesday night along with heavy rain and strong winds.<p>Heavy and persistent snow is forecast north of the border on Thursday …

Weather

From cough sweets to Jeremy Clarkson – six of the chancellor's best budget jokes

Today’s Autumn Budget speech was injected with usual levity by Chancellor Philip Hammond.<p>Perhaps in an attempt to shake off the image of a bland …

Philip Hammond

Politician Kezia Dugdale admits constituents will be ‘shocked and angry’ as she enters I’m A Celebrity jungle

Scottish politician Kezia Dugdale has entered the I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here jungle.<p>The 36-year-old Scottish MP is one of two last-minute …

Scottish Politics

Lottery players could win £10k a month for life in new prize shake-up

Operators Camelot aim to launch a draw that guarantees a regular payout in 2019.<p>Lottery players could scoop £10,000 a month for life as part of a …

Scottish Politics

Budget 2017: Hammond pledges £650m for Northern Ireland Executive

Chancellor Philip Hammond unveiled his Budget promising to invest in technology, provide further funding for devolved authorities, business and the …

News (Ireland)

I'm A Celebrity contestants hit with more accusations of homophobia

More allegedly homophobic tweets from I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! stars have surfaced, leading fans to call for their removal from the …

LGBTQ

Kezia Dugdale admits her I'm A Celebrity fee is not 'in any sense small'

Kezia Dugdale has described her fee for appearing on I’m A Celebrity…Get me Out Of Here! as not “in any sense small”, while insisting that her three week stint in the jungle is not a second job.<p>The MSP and former Scottish Labour leader is donating the £2,500 salary she will earn as a politician …

Scottish Politics

Budget 2017: What Philip Hammond said – and what he really meant

<b>What Philip Hammond said:</b> I report today on an economy that continues to grow, continues to create more jobs than ever before and continues to …

Referendums

Phillip Hammond won’t stop telling dad jokes in Parliament

<b>Philip Hammond staged the ultimate dad joke this afternoon – and it featured cough sweets.</b><p>The Chancellor, who went in for several laughs during his …

Philip Hammond

Asleep on the job: alleged burglar found napping and covered in Doritos

A 46-year-old man has been found sleeping and covered in food in a home he reportedly tried to rob in Scotland<p>An alleged burglar appears to have taken the saying “sleeping on the job” literally after passing out with a half-eaten pie and covered in Doritos in a home he reportedly tried to rob near …

Crime

Five things you need to know about Hammond’s Budget

After months of Tory nerves, Philip Hammond has just finished presenting his Autumn Budget in the Chamber. Among the main giveaways, the Chancellor announced more funding for the NHS as well as pitching to the young with his housing proposals and 18-30 railcard.<p>However, although the Chancellor was …

Sajid Javid

Brexit: All The Questions You Want Answered

News<p>Yesterday the British public voted in favour of Brexit, but what happens next? We answer all your questions about leaving Europe<p>Welcome to Life …

Brexit

The government has got its groove back – but Scottish voters fear their SNP future 

The UK government is starting to get its mojo back. Rocked by the general election result and following the flattest party conference in a decade, there were times it seemed HMG would struggle ever to clear its feet. The daily duties were diligently performed, but where was the horizon-scanning or, …

Ruth Davidson

Autumn Budget: Tories rally behind "Tigger" Hammond despite OBR's downgrades, stamp duty warnings

Conservative MPs have rallied behind Philip Hammond after his long-awaited Autumn Budget.<p>Despite having to admit to a number of economic downgrades, …

Brexit

Calls for ‘cruel’ electric dog collars to be banned

There are renewed calls for the use of electric dog collars to be banned in the UK<p>The ‘cruel’ devices have come under the spotlight following calls …

Manchester

Londoner's Diary: Goodbye to a likely lad and a lovely man

In Today's Diary: Farewell to Rodney Bewes | Julian Barnes wins a bucket of meat | Get ready for The Crownb Season 2 | Rebekah Brooks is no cat lady …

Ruth Davidson

'The Economist' Debuts Special 2018 Issue

<i>The Economist</i> has today unveiled the 32nd edition of its special issue “The World in 2018," which will look ahead to the World Cup in Russia, midterm …

Digital Media

Kezia Dugdale will face fewer vipers in the I'm A Celebrity jungle

© PA<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>If any other politician had announced they were taking part in a reality television show just as their party’s new …

Referendums

Cough sweets, Clarkson and booze: Hammond brings out budget jokes

After traffic en route, a chancellor not renowned for standup delivered a few choice and sometimes spiky gags<p>Key points from budget 2017 – at a glance<p>The bleaker the economic predictions in a budget, the warmer the jokes need to be. And given the news that growth had been downgraded to 1.5% and the …

Philip Hammond

Clear that austerity has failed the UK: SNP economy spokesperson

The Scottish National Party's Kirsty Blackman discusses her hopes for Wednesday's U.K. budget announcement.

Scottish National Party

Stewart Milne Homes to appeal after councillors reject north-east housing plans

Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>A major housing developer has appealed to the Scottish Government after its application for 142 homes was …

UK News

The Waugh Zone Wednesday November 22, 2017

The five things you need to know about in politics today.<p><b>1. PHIL TIME, PHIL SPACE</b><p>Politics is often an expectations management game and as he prepares …

Brexit

Time for a new approach on the NHS

© DC Thomson<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>Sir, – The conclusions of the report from the Royal College of Emergency Medicine regarding NHS Scotland’s …

Alex Salmond

North-east family win chance to stay in Lego house

Sign up to our <b>Lifestyle</b> newsletter<p>A Mearns girl will wake up on her fifth birthday with her family in a house made entirely of Lego.<p>The “Lego mad” …

Lego

What does Philip Hammond's November Budget mean for Scotland? How the Chancellor's statement will affect you

Scotland's biggest announcement came as the Chancellor announced he would scrap VAT for Police Scotland and Scottish Fire and Rescue.<p>The biggest …

Philip Hammond

Unqualified students teaching maths in Edinburgh school - because no-one wanted job

The school said none of the applicants matched their criteria, with the crisis sparking a row between Nicola Sturgeon and Ruth Davidson.<p>A secondary …

Education

Supermodel Bella Hadid in fashion faux-pas as she suffers double nip slip on the runway

The glamorous American star lifted her arms during the Victoria's Secret show, flashing more flesh than she would have bargained for.<p>One of the …

Bella Hadid

Kezia Dugdale and Iain Lee dramatically land in I'm A Celeb camp after bosses brought the stars in to 'ruffle some feathers'

If I'm A Celebrity bosses wanted to cause some controversy this season, it seems they've got their wish - as the last two celebs to land in the …

Scottish Politics

UK water firms admit using divining rods to find leaks and pipes

Calls for regulator to stop companies passing cost of using discredited medieval practice on to customers<p>Ten out of the 12 water companies in the UK have admitted they are still using the practice of water dowsing despite the lack of scientific evidence for its effectiveness.<p>The disclosure has …

Business

Mystery radioactive cloud over Europe sparks fears of secret nuclear accident in Russia

A plume containing the radioactive isotope ruthenium at nearly 1,000 times normal levels has been measured in the Ural mountains.<p>Russia's …

Scottish Politics