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Controversial plan for 650 new homes in Edinburgh approved

Image copyright CALA HomesControversial plans to build more than 650 new homes near Edinburgh Airport have been approved. Critics say the scheme, which will be built on fields next to Maybury Road, is "the worst possible place for a major new housing development". But developers say the Cammo Fields…

Passenger dies on Edinburgh-bound Ryanair plane

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ryanair extended its sympathies to the passenger's family. Stock image.A passenger has died at Majorca's Palma Airport after falling ill on a plane which was bound for Edinburgh. The Ryanair flight was delayed ahead of take-off just after 12:00 local time. It…

Topshop owner Sir Philip Green to close 23 stores

Image copyright Getty ImagesTopshop tycoon Sir Philip Green plans to close 23 stores, putting 520 jobs under threat, as part of a rescue plan. Under the proposal, Burton, Dorothy Perkins and Topshop stores will close and rents will be cut at another 194 stores at the Arcadia group. It is another…

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Inverness slam Dundee over ‘unsolicited’ Robertson approach

Inverness Caledonian Thistle have criticised Dundee for an "unsolicited" and "unwelcome" approach for manager John Robertson. The Highland club rejected Dundee's "direct approach" of Robertson, 54, on Tuesday after sacking Jim McIntyre. And in a statement they accused the Dens Park club of…

Margaret Fleming trial: Accused ‘met missing woman in London’

Image caption Margaret Fleming was reported missing in October 2016A murder accused told police he had met missing Margaret Fleming in London 10 days before being charged in 2017. Detectives searching for Margaret travelled to London following a police interview with Edward Cairney, from Inverkip.…

Aerial image shows scale of days-long wildfire in Sutherland

Image copyright Paul Turner/RSPB Images Image caption The aftermath of last week's wildfire on an area of Forsinard FlowsThe scale of a wildfire's impact on a nature reserve in the Highlands has been revealed in an aerial image. The fire burned for almost six days between Melvich and Strathy in…

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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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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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Gracchian. Once a potential polymath, but stymied by a permanent state of ennui and pervading sense of futility, chose instead to begin his working…

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Calgacus is a part-time vegetarian, who when he isn't fighting the Empire fills his time with yoga-classes, books and staring at walls.

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Lindy Anne Barbour

Lindy Barbour is a psychotherapist and poet living in rural Lanarkshire. She teaches counselling and psychotherapy at the University of Edinburgh. She…

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