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Ruby slippers and Retrotopia: LensCulture winners – in pictures

The LensCulture art photography awards recognise visionary photographers who are pushing the boundaries of the medium through experimentation. Here’s our pick of the winners’ work Mee-Lai Stone Main image: Rashida, first place, single, LensCulture art photography awards 2019. Photograph:…

Scottish Labour challenges UK party over indyref2

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Leonard is traditionally seen as a close ally of UK Labour leader Jeremy CorbynThe Scottish Labour party has raised "serious concerns" about the national leadership's position on independence. It follows comments by shadow chancellor John McDonnell on…

Theresa May: What happens when you stop being prime minister?

Image copyright Getty ImagesOne day you're the prime minister, the next day, you're not. Boris Johnson is taking over as prime minister from Theresa May after winning the Conservative leadership race. She's been kept pretty busy over the last few years with meetings to attend, paperwork to sign and…

Lewes FC: the football club who are making equality pay

Two years ago Lewes FC became the first football club in the world to pay their women’s team the same wages as their men’s team. The club’s chairman, Stuart Fuller, is still waiting for other clubs will follow their lead. “We are pushing the message that this is possible and spreading this to other…

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Brexit and the Irish border: A simple explanation

Image copyright Getty ImagesThe Irish border problem has been a major sticking point for Brexit. Tory leadership contenders Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt have been setting out their solutions during a visit to Belfast. What's the problem? If Brexit happens, the 310-mile Irish border will represent…

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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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