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International leaders condemn Manchester terror attack and send message of solidarity

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was among the first to offer messages of solidarity with the UK. Photo credit: AP Photo/Markus Schreiber

LEADERS from around the world have condemned the terror attack at a Manchester music concert and offered their condolences to the victims.

12:44pm Tuesday 23 May 2017

Weekend TV Preview: Saturday May 20 and Sunday May 21

Lee Ingleby as Detective Sergeant John Bacchus in the show's final series


12:00am Saturday 20 May 2017

Politicians hold brief election truce in tribute to murdered MP Jo Cox

Jo Cox was murdered by extremist Thomas Mair almost a year ago

POLITICIANS and activists have held a General Election “truce” to remember MP Jo Cox, who was murdered almost a year ago.

12:00am Monday 22 May 2017

TV Pick of the Day: Monday May 22: Andrew Neil interviews the PM and Twin Peaks returns

Andrew Neil interviews the Prime Minister, someone he has admitted he earns more than  Photograph: PA/Nick Ansell

THE ANDREW NEIL INTERVIEWS – THERESA MAY BBC1, 7pm THERESA May wouldn’t take part in the leaders’ debate on ITV last week, so we can only assume she is not at her best in a group setting, but will flourish in a one-to-one interview. So tune in…

12:00am Monday 22 May 2017

Stirling dad Iftikhar Ahmad pleads for help in bringing his son's killers to justice

Iftikhar pictured with his son, Shahryar Ahmad

A SCOTTISH father whose three-year-old son was abducted and killed by a gang in Pakistan in 2014 has pleaded for help from the UK Government and the Pakistan Embassy in London to bring his killers to justice.

12:00am Wednesday 17 May 2017

New collection at Royal College of Physicians to show murder weapons and historic evidence

The bloodied axe used as evidence in the 1933 case in Dumfries

A GRISLY assortment of weapons including pickaxes, rusted kitchen knives and a homemade cosh used in some horrific Scottish killings is part of a new display at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE).

12:00am Friday 28 April 2017

How the hanging of a 19-year-old Scot turned the tide against the death penalty in the UK

Anthony Joseph Miller was 19 when he went to gallows three days before Christmas in 1960

RETIRED lawyer Len Murray, a true legend of the Scottish courts, has been in Australia to give the prestigious annual Bray Oration named in honour of the late John Bray, a former chief justice of South Australia.

12:00am Saturday 13 May 2017

Weekend TV Preview, April 30: Line of Duty and Grantchester

An action-packed but implausible Line of Duty for Detective Chief Inspector Roz Huntley (Thandie Newton) and ACC Derek Hilton (Paul Higgins)


12:00am Saturday 29 April 2017

Burning questions: The elusive life and scant surviving works of Scots composer Robert Carver

Left: A detail from the funeral of James III, which James IV had in his Book of Hours of 1503 Image credit: Austrian National Library, Vienna

IT’S an alarming fact that perhaps our greatest composer was almost permanently evicted from our national cultural life by the Reformation. How the Carver Choirbook survived it, we do not know, but if it hadn’t we would have lost nearly all Robert…

12:00am Friday 12 May 2017

Profile: Margie Orford at Cove Park

Acclaimed author and journalist Margie Orford will present a free writing masterclass at the Cove Park arts residency centre near Helensburgh on May 13 and 14


12:00am Monday 1 May 2017
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