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World must prepare for pandemic, says WHO
24/02/2020 | news | world | 2,414
But the UN health body says the coronavirus outbreak does not yet meet the criteria for a pandemic.
Scotland's jobless total falls by 14,000
17/02/2020 | news | uk | 138
Official figures show the unemployment rate now stands at 3.5%, compared with 3.8% for the UK as a whole.
Sturgeon: Wellbeing as important as economic growth
21/01/2020 | news | uk | 1,030
In a speech later, Ms Sturgeon will say Scotland is creating an economy where "collective wellbeing" is as fundamental as GDP.
Scottish FA poised to ban kids heading footballs
15/01/2020 | news | uk | 905
Rules could be in place within weeks after a study found ex-players are more likely to die of dementia.
Last decade was UK's 'second hottest in 100 years'
02/01/2020 | news | science | 2,291
The year 2019 saw several high temperature records in the UK - concluding a record-breaking decade.
What will happen in Scottish politics in 2020?
19/12/2019 | news | uk | 342
After a tumultuous 2019, what does the new year have in prospect for Scottish politics?
1.9 billion people rely on natural 'water towers'
08/12/2019 | news | science | 72
A new study ranks the importance and vulnerability of high-mountain stores of water.
Polluting firms 'will be hit by climate policies'
08/12/2019 | news | business | 216
Which business sectors will be winners and losers when, and if, climate change policies take affect?
Negotiators 'playing politics' amid climate crisis
08/12/2019 | news | science | 483
Political posturing is harming attempts to address key issues at the UN climate talks, participants say.
What happens if wintry weather hits the election?
05/12/2019 | news | uk | 155
Scottish councils have been making plans in case adverse weather causes disruption on Thursday.
Scottish party leaders clash in election debate
03/12/2019 | news | politics | 468
Nicola Sturgeon, Jackson Carlaw, Richard Leonard and Willie Rennie debated on STV ahead of the general election.
Mixed report for Scots education in world rankings
03/12/2019 | news | uk | 497
Scottish 15-year-olds' performance in reading has improved but it falls in maths and science.
Climate summit told of nation's 'fight to death'
30/11/2019 | news | science | 2,893
The president of the Marshall Islands tells a summit that rising tides threaten its existence.
Europe's new space budget to enable CO2 mapping
28/11/2019 | news | science | 52
A multi-billion-euro funding package for the European Space Agency is agreed by its member states.
EU net migration to UK at lowest for 16 years
28/11/2019 | news | uk | 1,260
Fewer people came to the UK from the EU to work and a record number returned home, the ONS says.
SNP vote 'will send clear message on indyref2'
26/11/2019 | news | uk | 5,149
Nicola Sturgeon says her party wants to "escape Brexit and put Scotland's future in Scotland's hands".
Future forests facing climate balancing act
25/11/2019 | news | science | 145
Forests can cope in a warming world only if temperatures increase in line with rises in CO2, a study finds.
'Bleak' outlook as carbon emissions gap grows
25/11/2019 | news | science | 1,664
The UN says nations must "dramatically strengthen" carbon cuts to avoid dangerous climate change.
Pro-yes majority in 2021 is 'mandate for indyref2'
25/11/2019 | news | politics | 982
Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard says a Labour UK government would not block indyref2 if there is a yes majority.
Why are service station snacks so expensive?
22/11/2019 | news | business | 374
A bottle of water costs four times more on the motorway than in a supermarket, mystery shoppers say.
Brexit Party promises 'political revolution'
21/11/2019 | news | politics | 5,295
Nigel Farage pledges to cut foreign aid, cap immigration and plant trees, as he makes his pitch to voters.
Labour calls for free school meals for all pupils
21/11/2019 | news | politics | 615
Scottish Labour says every pupil in Scotland should be able to receive a free school meal 365-days a year.
Greenhouse gas concentrations break records
21/11/2019 | news | science | 3,081
The World Meteorological Organization says the levels of warming gases continue to reach new highs.
Sturgeon insists Corbyn will back indyref2 deal
20/11/2019 | news | politics | 977
Nicola Sturgeon says Jeremy Corbyn would not oppose an independence referendum deal if it paves the way for a Labour government.
Lib Dems pledge £100bn 'climate emergency' fund
14/11/2019 | news | politics | 1,616
Plan to "decarbonise capitalism" would be funded by extra borrowing and tax changes, party says.
Party plans would ‘boost minimum pay for millions’
14/11/2019 | news | business | 196
The plans would double or treble the number whose wages are set by government, a think tank says.
Sturgeon ridicules Corbyn over indyref2 stance
14/11/2019 | news | uk | 1,212
Nicola Sturgeon has joked Jeremy Corbyn will end up demanding another indyref after further timing confusion.
Brexit Party rules out standing in Tory seats
11/11/2019 | news | politics | 9,591
Nigel Farage says the party will not contest seats won by the Tories in 2017, but will stand against Labour.
UK growth 'slowest in almost a decade'
11/11/2019 | news | business | 1,551
Official statistics show the economy avoided recession after GDP grew by 0.3% in the third quarter.
Two cannabis medicines approved for NHS
08/11/2019 | news | health | 245
The drugs, used to treat epilepsy and multiple sclerosis, are recommended for use by the NHS in England.
Johnson and Corbyn to face off in live BBC debate
08/11/2019 | news | politics | 4,335
There will also be a seven-way podium debate between major parties and Question Time specials.
Johnson says he had 'no choice' over election
05/11/2019 | news | politics | 7,792
Boris Johnson tells supporters he needed to get Parliament working again, as he launches the campaign.
Farage calls on Johnson to 'build Leave alliance'
01/11/2019 | news | politics | 9,438
The Brexit Party leader says the PM must ditch his EU deal - or he will stand candidates against Tories.
Call to unlock billion pound wind potential
30/10/2019 | news | uk | 90
The renewables industry says floating wind farms could deliver tens of billions to the economy.
Leaders in pre-election clash on NHS and economy
30/10/2019 | news | politics | 9,377
Jeremy Corbyn says Labour offers "real change" but Boris Johnson accuses him of "protest" politics at PMQs.
MPs close to backing December election
29/10/2019 | news | uk | 10,103
MPs approve the principle of a pre-Christmas poll but there is wrangling over the exact date.
Upland and marginal farms to benefit from subsidy
28/10/2019 | news | uk | 39
The agriculture sector is to receive £160m of backdated money from a European Union subsidy.
Green number plates planned for electric cars
21/10/2019 | news | business | 691
The plan means it will be easier to offer incentives such as cheaper parking for zero-emission cars.
Johnson in race to win support for Brexit deal
17/10/2019 | news | politics | 6,666
No 10 is trying to persuade MPs to back the PM's deal ahead of a vote in the Commons on Saturday.
PM to chair new climate change committee
16/10/2019 | news | politics | 560
A committee is set up to push climate action but critics point to delay on environment policy.
UK jobs market 'shows signs of slowing'
15/10/2019 | news | business | 640
The unemployment rate rises unexpectedly to 3.9% between June and August.
Sturgeon says indyref2 'must happen next year'
14/10/2019 | news | uk | 6,362
The SNP leader tells her party's conference that Westminster has 'no right' to block a Scottish independence referendum.
SNP 'winning independence economic argument'
14/10/2019 | news | uk | 2,245
Scotland's finance secretary uses his speech to the SNP conference to argue that the country can "more than afford" independence.
Brexit: EU and UK agree to 'intensify' talks
11/10/2019 | news | politics | 5,172
Both sides are pushing for a deal ahead of a summit next week, but Boris Johnson says there's "a way to go".
No-deal Brexit 'to push UK debt to 50-year high'
07/10/2019 | news | business | 3,130
Government borrowing would reach its highest level in more than half a century, a think tank warns.
PM will send Brexit extension letter, court told
04/10/2019 | news | politics | 5,756
But Boris Johnson says the UK will still leave on 31 October "new deal or no deal - but no delay".
'Paltry' UK car sales deepen industry gloom
04/10/2019 | news | business | 333
Hopes of a big sales increase in September are dashed, but growth in electric vehicles continues.
PM: Brexit plan 'genuine attempt to bridge chasm'
03/10/2019 | news | politics | 7,497
The PM updates MPs on his Brexit proposals but Jeremy Corbyn says the plans are "unrealistic".
Johnson: No-deal only alternative to Brexit plan
02/10/2019 | news | politics | 4,571
Addressing his party conference in Manchester, the PM says his offer requires compromise on both sides.
Javid promises 'significant response' to no-deal
29/09/2019 | news | politics | 5,888
The chancellor holds out the prospect of tax cuts, as the PM faces more questions about his conduct.
Sturgeon 'open-minded' about interim PM
27/09/2019 | news | politics | 5,000
Scotland's first minister insists she is not pushing for Jeremy Corbyn to become leader of a temporary government.
UK 'planning concrete Brexit proposals'
27/09/2019 | news | politics | 8,596
Minister Stephen Barclay says the "moment of truth" is approaching, as Brussels asks for new ideas.
'Alarming' extinction threat to Europe's trees
26/09/2019 | news | science | 806
Half of tree species found only on the European continent face extinction, including the conker tree.
Hinkley nuclear plant to run £2.9bn over budget
25/09/2019 | news | business | 611
Power company EDF says "challenging conditions" mean the final bill could now be up to £22.5bn.
UN panel signals red alert on 'Blue Planet'
24/09/2019 | news | science | 1,780
A top panel of scientists says the oceans and frozen regions are feeling the heat from rising temperatures as never before.
North Sea cod loses 'blue tick' certification
24/09/2019 | news | uk | 124
The Marine Stewardship Council says fish stocks are now below the "safe biological level".
Labour promises 32-hour working week
23/09/2019 | news | politics | 3,533
John McDonnell also vows to eliminate in-work poverty if Labour wins power at the next election.
Thousands join UK climate change protests
20/09/2019 | news | uk | 4,494
Schoolchildren and workers down tools and walk out of lessons, demanding "climate justice for all".
Thousands join school strikes on climate change
19/09/2019 | news | uk | 524
The demonstrations across Scotland are the latest in a series started by Swedish schoolgirl Greta Thunberg.
Austria blocks EU's trade deal with South America
19/09/2019 | news | world | 480
MPs in Vienna deal a blow to a landmark agreement which cannot pass without all EU states backing it.
Hundreds of temperature records broken over summer
19/09/2019 | news | science | 390
Nearly 400 all-time high temperature records were broken over the summer.
Bank forecasts low interest rates for longer
19/09/2019 | news | business | 668
Policymakers say the UK will avoid recession this year, but Brexit is still weighing on the economy.
Poorest 'three times' more likely to die young
18/09/2019 | news | uk | 154
The figures show the "massive inequality" between rich and poor in Scotland, researchers say.
Inflation surprise as computer game prices drop
18/09/2019 | news | business | 471
The rate inflation slowed to 1.7% in August as games and download prices fell.
Brexit talks 'should not be a pretence' - Barnier
18/09/2019 | news | politics | 4,459
The government insists "constructive" talks are ongoing after the EU's chief negotiator's remarks.
Swinson: Being a woman is not a weakness
16/09/2019 | news | politics | 5,530
Jo Swinson vows to "take on" Boris Johnson, Jeremy Corbyn and Nigel Farage - and says she can be PM.
Bercow warns PM against disobeying Brexit law
12/09/2019 | news | politics | 3,797
The Speaker says MPs will show "creativity" to avoid being bypassed, but is accused of being "politicised".
Labour manifesto to offer vote on Leave and Remain
10/09/2019 | news | uk | 5,234
Jeremy Corbyn vows a fresh Brexit referendum but arguments continue over which side it should back.
Protests as five-week Parliament shutdown begins
10/09/2019 | news | politics | 4,251
In dramatic scenes in the Commons, MPs hold up signs, chant and sing songs to protest against the suspension.
Opposition parties united against PM’s election bid
06/09/2019 | news | politics | 13,614
Labour and other parties vow to block mid-October election, as Lords pass anti-no-deal Brexit bill.