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Cleared Ice Cream Wars accused Thomas ‘TC’ Campbell dies

Image caption Thomas Campbell leaves the Court of Session in Edinburgh after having his conviction quashed on March 17, 2004Thomas 'TC' Campbell, one of the two men wrongly convicted of Glasgow's so-called Ice Cream Wars murders, has died at his home aged 66. Mr Campbell and Joe Steele were…

Should beavers be brought back across England?

Beavers were hunted and disappeared from Britain around 400 years ago. In Scotland, they were first reintroduced in 2009 as part of a trial, and now enjoy protected status. But their appetite for destruction has led to conflict with some farmers and landowners. A trial in Devon ends next year, when…

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Railway policing to be run by committee as merger plans ditched

Image copyright British Transport Police Image caption Merging the functions of BTP with Police Scotland has been a long-standing goal for the Scottish governmentRailway policing in Scotland is to be governed by a new committee, under the latest Scottish government plans. The fresh proposals mark…

Ian Paisley holiday ‘funded by Maldives government minister’

Image copyright PA Image caption Ian Paisley was suspended from Parliament last year for failing to declare two trips to Sri LankaA Maldivian government minister paid for a luxury holiday taken by Ian Paisley and his family, it is alleged. BBC iPlayer - Spotlight - Paisley in Paradise Revisited The…

Bonmarché seeks rescue bid after ‘poor’ trading

Image copyright Geography PhotosTroubled fashion chain Bonmarché has warned that trading in the first quarter has been "poor" and reversed its opposition to the £5.7m takeover offer from UK billionaire Philip Day. Blaming poor weather, the chain said that it was also possible that its losses could…

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John Drummond

John Drummond is an expert on business ethics and corporate responsibility. His published works include two books on business ethics: “It’s Good…

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Math Campbell-Sturgess

Math Campbell-Sturgess is a graphic designer & political activist. Born in England, Math served for 5 years as an SNP Councillor in Inverclyde,…

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Fraser Pettigrew

Fraser Pettigrew was born in 1963 in Glasgow and led an itinerant early childhood in the mining towns of central Scotland before gaining his secondary…

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Kevin Robertson

Kevin Robertson is a Counsellor in private practice in the West End of Edinburgh. Born and bred in the Capital, on graduation, he started his career…

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Alan Bruce

Alan Donaldson-Bruce lives and works in the Kingdom of Fife, working in Environmental Health. He’s an ex-Boroughmuir boy having spent his formative…

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Will McLeod

Will McLeod is an independent journalist in the United States who writes about Scottish & American politics. His podcast can be found at…

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Gaius Gracchus

Gaius Gracchus is a pro-indy writer who believes power belongs to the people - and that independence is the only way Scots can live in a modern state…

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