‘You know the drill – so now’s the time to give dentists proper funding’

The Coco Pops sliding puzzles, the Frosties frisbees, and the Honey Nut Loops musical badges: I collected them all. I remember filling my cereal bowl to the brim, ensuring it would only be a few days before I could open another packet and scoop out another toy. Not only are free toys now a thing of the past, the cartoon […]

Scottish primary pupils to receive free educational gift bags

New books, writing materials and counting games are to be included in educational gift bags for thousands of primary pupils in Scotland. More than 133,000 bags of books will be distributed to primary 2 and 3 pupils during Book Week Scotland, to support learning in the crucial early years of primary school. More than 133,000 bags of books will distributed […]

Murder probe as man dies after being struck by van in Glasgow

Police have launched a murder hunt after the death of a 27-year-old man in an early morning hit-and-run incident. The man was walking with another male and a female in Burnhill Street in the Rutherglen area of Glasgow when a white Volkswagen van was deliberately driven at them. The 27-year-old man suffered serious injuries after being struck by the vehicle. […]

Visa apologies after massive system failure across UK

Visa has apologised after a system failure prevented card payments across the UK and Europe. The company said it “fell well short” of its goal to ensure cards work reliably at all times following problems on Friday afternoon. The Visa payment system has crashed across the UK Visa users complained about the issue, which was the result of a hardware […]

Nicola Sturgeon announces £100,000 cash boost to train more Catholic teachers

Nicola Sturgeon highlighted the “tremendous contribution” of Catholic schools to Scotland’s education system as she announced almost £100,000 extra cash to help boost their teacher numbers. The Scottish Government will invest £127,000 in the Catholic teacher Education Programme this year – up from £28,000 last year. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon praised the contribution of Catholic schools. Picture: PA The money […]

‘No place for sectarianism in 2018’ DUP leader to tell Orange Order parade

Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Arlene Foster will say there is “no place for sectarianism” against the community when she attends an Orange Order parade in Scotland. The Grand Orange Lodge of Scotland has confirmed the politician had accepted an invite to the parade in Cowdenbeath, Fife, later this month. A spokesman for the DUP said on Friday that she […]

Benedict Cumberbatch saves cyclist who was attacked by muggers

Benedict Cumberbatch channelled his inner Sherlock Holmes as he saved a cyclist who was being attacked, it is reported. The Hollywood star – who plays Sherlock in the hit series – is said to have leaped to the rescue of a Deliveroo rider who was being beaten up by a group of four, it emerged on Friday night. Benedict Cumberbatch […]