Alan Melville Nigel Farage should have led the Scottish campaign, says top Ukip candidate

Alan Melville One of Ukip's top candidates in the Holyrood elections has said he wished Nigel Farage had led the Scottish campaign. Read Full Story

 

Ruth Davidson's Tories look on course for their best ever Holyrood result Is today the historic day that marks the return of the Tories in Scotland?

Ruth Davidson's Tories look on course for their best ever Holyrood result While the race for second place in the Holyrood elections is far from won, it has certainly been Ruth Davidson's party so far. Read Full Story

 

Alistair Carmichael Alistair Carmichael hails Liam McArthur following Lib Dem Orkney triumph

Alistair Carmichael Former Scottish secretary Alistair Carmichael hailed Liam McArthur as one of Holyrood's "star performers" as he celebrated his victory in the Orkney Islands. Read Full Story

 

The pupae of genetically modified Aedes aegypti mosquitoes (AP) Cayman Islands to deploy GM mosquitoes in Zika fight

The pupae of genetically modified Aedes aegypti mosquitoes (AP) British biotech company Oxitec and the Cayman Islands government have announced plans to release millions of genetically modified mosquitoes in the fight against a species that spreads Zika and other diseases. Read Full Story

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Evacuees watch the wildfire near Fort McMurray, Alberta (AP) Canada evacuating 8,000 people by air from raging wildfire

Evacuees watch the wildfire near Fort McMurray, Alberta (AP) Canadian officials have started evacuating 8,000 people by air from work camps north of a city devastated by a massive wildfire that has grown to cover 85,000 hectares. Read Full Story

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The shortlisted debut authors are in the running for the Desmond Elliott Prize Judges reveal debut authors’ novels shortlisted for prestigious literary prize

The shortlisted debut authors are in the running for the Desmond Elliott Prize Novels about a murder that affects the lives of five misfits, a poor worker from the Irish slums in 1870 and a family dealing with the aftermath of a drunken fall from a Devon cliff make up the shortlist for a prestigious literary prize for debut authors. Read Full Story

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Springwatch presenter Michaela Strachan is encouraging people to take "easy" steps to help bees TV presenter Michaela Strachan urges public to help support ‘precious’ bees

Springwatch presenter Michaela Strachan is encouraging people to take "easy" steps to help bees TV presenter Michaela Strachan is urging the public to create bee-friendly gardens and habitats this spring to help the important pollinating insects. Read Full Story

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Daniel McArthur, the firm's general manager, said the family had been buoyed by support shown Christian bakers ‘praying for just outcome’ in ‘gay cake’ appeal hearing

Daniel McArthur, the firm's general manager, said the family had been buoyed by support shown Christian bakers at the centre of the so-called "gay cake" discrimination battle have said they are praying for justice ahead of next week's appeal hearing. Read Full Story

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The inquest that concluded last month found that the 96 fans who died were unlawfully killed South Yorkshire Police ‘asked press officer to spin Hillsborough reports’

The inquest that concluded last month found that the 96 fans who died were unlawfully killed South Yorkshire Police asked a press officer to "spin" news from the Hillsborough inquests in favour of the force, the former employee has claimed. Read Full Story

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