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    Herald on Sunday – the new UK Regional Newspaper of the Year


    TODAY, The Herald on Sunday is celebrating. Barely nine months after our launch, we have been crowned Newspaper of the Year at the UK Regional Press...

    TODAY, The Herald on Sunday is celebrating. Barely nine months after our launch, we have been crowned Newspaper of the Year at the UK Regional Press Awards.

    Senior SNP source: Joanna Cherry is the 'Boris' of the Yes movement


    A SENIOR SNP MP who is at the centre of bullying allegations in her own office is the "Boris" of the Yes movement, according to a senior party...

    A SENIOR SNP MP who is at the centre of bullying allegations in her own office is the "Boris" of the Yes movement, according to a senior party source.

    The drumbeat of war: should we be worried about the US and Iran?


    An aircraft carrier and bombers deployed along with plans for over 120,000 troops and orders for all non-emergency staff to leave the region. Is the US and Iran really headed for a calamitous war? Foreign Editor David Pratt takes stock of the growing...

    An aircraft carrier and bombers deployed along with plans for over 120,000 troops and orders for all non-emergency staff to leave the region. Is the US and Iran really headed for a calamitous war? Foreign Editor David Pratt takes stock of the growing crisis.

    The Joanna Cherry imbroglio and how we got to here


    Like most earthquakes it began with barely a rumble along a fault line, before the very public explosions and outpourings. At the start of this month the impressive SNP MP Joanna Cherry had been given police protection over death threats and online abuse...

    Like most earthquakes it began with barely a rumble along a fault line, before the very public explosions and outpourings. At the start of this month the impressive SNP MP Joanna Cherry had been given police protection over death threats and online abuse on social media. Last Sunday this newspaper revealed that she was at the centre of a bullying inquiry into alleged staff mistreatment inside her own office.

    Scottish Tory veteran urges Ruth Davidson to back Brexit referendum


    A Scottish Tory grandee has said Ruth Davidson should back a second referendum on Brexit if she wants to replace Nicola Sturgeon as First...

    A Scottish Tory grandee has said Ruth Davidson should back a second referendum on Brexit if she wants to replace Nicola Sturgeon as First Minister.

    New Lanark: how the World Heritage Site was almost lost forever


    The mill and village houses of New Lanark are a World Heritage Site, but Sandra Dick finds a new exhibition sheds light on how it was almost lost...

    The mill and village houses of New Lanark are a World Heritage Site, but Sandra Dick finds a new exhibition sheds light on how it was almost lost forever

    Holidaymakers fears for their breaks after Thomas Cook shares branded worthless


    WORRIED holidaymakers have been contacting Thomas Cook with fears about their holidays after the company shares were branded 'worthless' after a £1.5billion...

    WORRIED holidaymakers have been contacting Thomas Cook with fears about their holidays after the company shares were branded 'worthless' after a £1.5billion loss.

    Students 'buying a lottery ticket' for education at cash-strapped university, staff claim


    STAFF at a cash-strapped university claim prospective students are buying a “lottery ticket” rather than an education after bosses announced at least 20 staff would be...

    STAFF at a cash-strapped university claim prospective students are buying a “lottery ticket” rather than an education after bosses announced at least 20 staff would be axed.

    Scottish Tory MP: Michael Gove has the "vision and ideas" to be leader


    A SCOTTISH Tory MP has said Environment Secretary Michael Gove has the qualities to become the next Prime Minister, amid growing speculation Theresa May will stand down in the next few...

    A SCOTTISH Tory MP has said Environment Secretary Michael Gove has the qualities to become the next Prime Minister, amid growing speculation Theresa May will stand down in the next few weeks.

    High steaks: The lowdown on the carbon emissions on our plates


    HOW we eat is a significant factor in how big our greenhouse emissions are. It's a key part of the story of how we change, globally, locally and in our own kitchens, to avert climate crisis. But it’s often hard to work out where to start, or what are...

    HOW we eat is a significant factor in how big our greenhouse emissions are. It's a key part of the story of how we change, globally, locally and in our own kitchens, to avert climate crisis. But it’s often hard to work out where to start, or what are the worst culprits in our shopping baskets. This guide to a few plates of food offers some idea of what has the biggest impact. What's the beef on steak? Is it time we dethroned King Prawn?

    US-China trade tensions could mean "wild ride" for rest of globe


    COUNTRIES around the globe must "buckle up for a wild ride" as the US and China stoke up tensions over trade, one of the leading figures in Scottish business warns...

    COUNTRIES around the globe must "buckle up for a wild ride" as the US and China stoke up tensions over trade, one of the leading figures in Scottish business warns today.

    Iain Macwhirter: Even with May gone, Britain will still be stuck in purgatory, but at least that's better than Brexit


    With a screech of finger nails, Theresa May's hands were finally prised from the Number Ten desk last week, but she still has a kitten heel jammed in the front door. In a tense and tearful confrontation with the Tory backbench 1922 Committee she finally...

    With a screech of finger nails, Theresa May's hands were finally prised from the Number Ten desk last week, but she still has a kitten heel jammed in the front door. In a tense and tearful confrontation with the Tory backbench 1922 Committee she finally agreed to leave office under an agreed timetable. Only this agreed timetable will not actually be agreed for another two weeks - which leaves her with the remotest scintilla of a chance of remaining in office.

    'We are a pro-natalist society' Lorna Gibb on living without children


    When author Lorna Gibb found herself childless because of infertility, she began to seek out other people's stories. What she discovered was that nowhere in the world makes it easy for those without...

    When author Lorna Gibb found herself childless because of infertility, she began to seek out other people's stories. What she discovered was that nowhere in the world makes it easy for those without children

    Susan Swarbrick: Bad behaviour in the skies and the perils of naming children after TV characters


    I CONSIDER myself blessed with a relatively strong constitution when it comes to the flotsam and jetsam of life. Yet, there is something about hurtling through the skies crammed into a sausage-shaped, pressurised container with several hundred other...

    I CONSIDER myself blessed with a relatively strong constitution when it comes to the flotsam and jetsam of life. Yet, there is something about hurtling through the skies crammed into a sausage-shaped, pressurised container with several hundred other human beings that brings me out in a cold sweat.

    Salvini stakes out post as Europe’s populist leader


    Matteo Salvini pledged to close Europe’s borders to migrants if the League wins not just the most votes of any party in Italy, but also of...

    Matteo Salvini pledged to close Europe’s borders to migrants if the League wins not just the most votes of any party in Italy, but also of Europe.

    Concerns grow for missing 14-year-old


    Police are searching for a teenage girl who has been missing since Thursday and may have been spotted in...

    Police are searching for a teenage girl who has been missing since Thursday and may have been spotted in Carlisle.

    Thousands descend on Paisley for pipe band event


    The British Pipe Band Championships were held, with St Laurence O’Toole being crowned...

    The British Pipe Band Championships were held, with St Laurence O’Toole being crowned winners.

    May ‘blocked amnesty’ for Northern Ireland veterans


    Theresa May personally blocked ministers putting forward  legislation which could have protected former soldiers from prosecution for alleged offences during the Northern Ireland Troubles, it has been...

    Theresa May personally blocked ministers putting forward  legislation which could have protected former soldiers from prosecution for alleged offences during the Northern Ireland Troubles, it has been reported.

    New ScotRail timetable begins with thousands of extra seats promised


    The rail operator says 20,000 seats are being added to services, with high-speed and electric trains also introduced on some...

    The rail operator says 20,000 seats are being added to services, with high-speed and electric trains also introduced on some lines.

    The European election: constituencies to watch


    Ann Widdecombe, Nigel Farage, Gavin Esler and Tommy Robinson are among the high-profile candidates vying to become an...

    Ann Widdecombe, Nigel Farage, Gavin Esler and Tommy Robinson are among the high-profile candidates vying to become an MEP.

    Rail firms ‘must have contingency plans’ for Sunday timetable change


    Train companies must have a “robust contingency plan” in case Sunday’s timetable change leads to a repeat of last year’s meltdown, public transport campaigners have...

    Train companies must have a “robust contingency plan” in case Sunday’s timetable change leads to a repeat of last year’s meltdown, public transport campaigners have warned.

    Guillaume Coudray: removing nitro-meat from schools and hospitals is ''urgent"


    WHEN shopping for food, we mostly rely on visual cues. Meat processors and marketeers go to great lengths to ensure that their products have an appetizing, fresh-looking shade (pink or red), even after weeks of storage. The cheapest and quickest way to...

    WHEN shopping for food, we mostly rely on visual cues. Meat processors and marketeers go to great lengths to ensure that their products have an appetizing, fresh-looking shade (pink or red), even after weeks of storage. The cheapest and quickest way to produce nice-looking bacon, ham or gammon is to use small quantities of three powerful chemical agents: potassium nitrate (E252), sodium nitrate (E251) or sodium nitrite (E250).

    Labour council leader: I want our school meals to be nitrite-free


    Nicola Sturgeon’s 2016 programme for government pledged to make Scotland a ‘Good Food Nation’. After over two years of silence, and criticism over a lack of progress, the bill's consultation was finally published in late December 2018 and closed at...

    Nicola Sturgeon’s 2016 programme for government pledged to make Scotland a ‘Good Food Nation’. After over two years of silence, and criticism over a lack of progress, the bill's consultation was finally published in late December 2018 and closed at the end of March. The consultation results are not yet known but one thing should be obvious. A Good Food Nation cannot serve school meals which include chemicals linked to cancer.

    Scottish Labour's top candidate: Corbyn's Brexit strategy is costing us votes


    SCOTTISH Labour’s lead candidate for the European elections has directly criticised Jeremy Corbyn by saying his policy on Brexit is confused and costing the party...

    SCOTTISH Labour’s lead candidate for the European elections has directly criticised Jeremy Corbyn by saying his policy on Brexit is confused and costing the party votes.

    Police order McDonald's to stop selling milkshakes near Nigel Farage rally


    Police ordered a McDonald's outlet near Nigel Farage's campaign rally to stop sell milkshakes or ice cream, the restaurant's staff have...

    Police ordered a McDonald's outlet near Nigel Farage's campaign rally to stop sell milkshakes or ice cream, the restaurant's staff have said.