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James Naughtie tribute to Watergate editor Ben Bradlee — BEN Bradlee was a lion among journalists, a prowling and majestic figure who was feared, respected, and loved. Executive editor of the Washington Post for 23 years from 1968, his name will always be linked to Watergate, the scandal that his paper exposed and followed to its extraordinary climax, when some of his most trusted colleagues doubted his judgement, and the fearsome power of the Nixon White House was turned to the destruction of him and his newspaper.

Driverless cars in 2015: UK transport minister — 2015 could be the year of the driverless car and truck, UK transport minister Claire Perry said today as she announced a new study into their acceptability among other road users. Ms Perry also predicted the advent of driverless buses, which could "transform rural public transport" by saving the major cost of drivers.

Brian Wilson: Let’s move on from ‘neverendum’ — Falling oil prices prove the financial case for independence was based on false premises, writes Brian Wilson For anyone with a serious interest in studying the entrails of the referendum, one month on, there is a particular statistic which provides the key to why the Nationalists lost, deserved to lose and have a lot to apologise for.

Rugby club calls in police over horse invasions — FURIOUS rugby club officials have called in police and council bosses after becoming fed up with horses invading their pitch. Bosses at Cumbernauld Rugby Club have been forced to halt matches mid-flow amid fears four legged invaders could end up injuring players and fans.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @TheScotsman: Angry officials at a Glasgow rugby club have called in police after becoming fed up with horses invading their pitch

Hurricane Gonzalo causes disruption across Scotland — WINDS of up to 88mph battered parts of Scotland yesterday as the remains of Hurricane Gonzalo caused travel mayhem. Several major roads and the Skye Bridge were closed, most ferry sailings were cancelled and about 1,300 homes were left without power.

Chelsea 6-0 Maribor: Chelsea thrash Slovenians — DIDIER Drogba scored his first Chelsea goal since his decisive strike in the 2012 Champions League final as the Premier League leaders thrashed Maribor 6-0 at Stamford Bridge to strengthen their position at the top of Group G.

Celtic’s Lukasz Zaluska back at work after attack — Celtic goalkeeper Lukasz Zaluska has returned to training after being attacked in the street. The Pole took part in Celtic's session at their Lennoxtown training ground yesterday after being injured in Glasgow in the early hours of Monday morning. The 32-year-old former Dundee United player suffered facial injuries in the incident, which happened in Ashton Lane in the city's west end.

Edinburgh University to open New York plaza suite — THE University of Edinburgh is opening a new liaison office in New York City today. The North American office, at 45 Rockefeller Plaza in midtown Manhattan, will be used to recruit new students who want to study in Edinburgh. It will also form links with businesses, governments and its 20,000 alumni in North America.