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Lord Smith: the will's there to reach a deal on new powers for Holyrood

heraldscotland.com — For the first time, all five political parties represented at Holyrood will get round the table at the Smith Commission as they start to thrash out a deal. Speaking ahead of the talks in Edinburgh, Commission chair Lord Smith said: "Having spoken to all of the parties individually, I believe the will is there to reach agreement.
Oct 22, 2014

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Oct 22, 2014

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Oct 22, 2014

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Farewell to a wee Glaswegian giant of sports journalism

heraldscotland.com — Glenn Gibbons, a gifted writer and withering critic, has died at 69 Like many veteran football writers Gibbons was far more interested in what a manager had to say than the banal platitudes pouring out of whichever squad player had been chosen for press conference duties.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @Herald_Editor: Farewell to a wee Glaswegian giant of sports journalism. Michael Grant on Glenn Gibbons @GrahamSpiers obit to follow. heraldscotland.com/mobile/sport/f…

Oct 22, 2014

RT @Herald_Editor: Farewell to a wee Glaswegian giant of sports journalism. Michael Grant on Glenn Gibbons @GrahamSpiers obit to follow. heraldscotland.com/mobile/sport/f…

Oct 22, 2014

RT @Herald_Editor: Farewell to a wee Glaswegian giant of sports journalism. Michael Grant on Glenn Gibbons @GrahamSpiers obit to follow. heraldscotland.com/mobile/sport/f…

Charity chief: Tories are orchestrating attacks to stop us speaking up for vulnerable

heraldscotland.com — Martin Sime, chief executive of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), says philanthropists and corporate donors could be put off pledging support because of outspoken criticism by Conservative figures. He will warn in a speech to the Institute of Fundraising annual conference in Glasgow today of an "orchestrated attempt to muzzle charities".
Oct 22, 2014

RT @GerryBraiden: Charity chief: Tories are orchestrating attacks to stop us speaking up for vulnerable heraldscotland.com/news/home-news…

Oct 22, 2014

Charity chief: Tories are orchestrating attacks to stop us speaking up for vulnerable heraldscotland.com/news/home-news…

A fee to visit cathedral goes against the grain

heraldscotland.com — News that Historic Scotland is considering asking a £4.50 fee of visitors to enter Glasgow Cathedral, has caused incredulity and understandably so. The 800-year-old church has been freely welcoming visitors for centuries and there are good reasons to question the wisdom of asking them to start handing over cash now.

Cathedral entry charge plan condemned as exploitation

heraldscotland.com — Historic Scotland, the owner of Glasgow Cathedral, which has long been known as a place of refuge for the wider community as well as the faithful, is to charge visitors to get in for the first in the cathedral's 800-year-history.

Toys Rn't Us: chain shelves Breaking Bad dolls after campaign by US mum

heraldscotland.com — The dolls are based on the AMC series about high school chemistry teacher Walter White, played by Bryan Cranston, who turns into a crystal meth dealer, and his sidekick Jesse Pinkman. The toys have a detachable bag of cash and a bag of methamphetamines.
Oct 22, 2014

What parents allow their young kids to watch Breaking Bad anyhow? 'Toys Rn't Us: chain shelves Breaking Bad dolls.' heraldscotland.com/news/home-news…

Moment of truth for revitalised arts body

heraldscotland.com — For Scotland's main funder of the arts and creative industries, Creative Scotland, the coming fortnight may be the most contentious and controversial since "the stushie" that toppled its leading executives in 2012. Then, as you may remember, many in the Scottish arts world were driven to anger and frustration by the newly configured arts funding organisation's policies, language and even what could be described as its institutional character.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @PhilipJEMiller: The decisions over which Scottish arts companies receive funding have been made. A critical test for @CreativeScots? heraldscotland.com/comment/column…

Oct 22, 2014

The decisions over which Scottish arts companies receive funding have been made. A critical test for @CreativeScots? heraldscotland.com/comment/column…

Scottish retail sales drop at fastest pace on record

heraldscotland.com — People's strong engagement with the independence referendum, unseasonably warm weather, and continued weakness of food sales amid the supermarket price war were cited as key factors. September saw a big influx of visitors as The Ryder Cup was held at Gleneagles, but this proved insufficient to prevent the Scottish retail sector from suffering a miserable month.
Oct 22, 2014

Scottish retail sales slump as indyref and good weather distract shoppers| Herald Scotland heraldscotland.com/business/marke… via @hsnewsbreak

Oct 22, 2014

This September we filled streets talking indyref & enjoying the Indian summer -but not shopping: heraldscotland.com/mobile/busines…

It is not difficult: Poverty does no-one any good at all

heraldscotland.com — The eradication of misery is not an aspiration. It's an obligation, enshrined in law. The legislation in question is the Child Poverty Act 2010. It received its Royal Assent in the last days of Gordon Brown's administration. It contains a series of commitments that are, in fine theory, binding.
Oct 22, 2014

Child poverty isn't some kind of economic accident; it's a policy decision; here's @IanBell1916: heraldscotland.com/mobile/comment…

On a wave of independence: Scotland's surfers break away from Team GB

heraldscotland.com — The team are to take part in the sport's world championships for ­Scotland after breaking away from Team GB. They will represent the nation at the International Surf Association World Surfing Games in Peru this ­weekend. It is the first time in almost 20 years a standalone Scots team has competed at international level.

Review of stalking laws amid miscarriage of justice claims in Janice Galloway case

heraldscotland.com — Concert pianist Graeme McNaught faced five charges of acting in a threatening and abusive manner and placing Ms Galloway, author of novels such as The Trick is to Keep Breathing and Foreign Parts, in a state of fear and alarm. The 54-year-old Royal ­Conservatoire of Scotland lecturer was declared unfit to stand trial.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @Herald_Editor: EXCLUSIVE: Review of stalking laws amid miscarriage of justice claims in Janice Galloway case heraldscotland.com/mobile/news/ho…

Elderly motorist killed cycling neighbour on day bike safety campaign was launched

Death of a newspaper legend: Ben Bradlee, of Watergate fame

heraldscotland.com — Mr Bradlee, 93, died at his home of natural causes, the paper said. As managing editor first and later as executive editor, raspy-voiced Mr Bradlee engineered the transformation of the Post from a sleepy home-town paper into a great national.

Ferguson: We did everything right in recruiting Moyes as Manchester United manager

heraldscotland.com — David Moyes was pitied by Sir Alex Ferguson when results went against him at Old Trafford Moyes took charge of the club in the summer of 2013 as defending Premier League champions following Ferguson's retirement. However, by April of this year he had been sacked after a disastrous campaign which saw United miss out on a place in European competition.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @hssport: Ferguson: We did everything right in recruiting Moyes as Manchester United manager: Sir Alex Ferguson insists ... bit.ly/1w3z5Fv