News Alex Salmond said his government believed that independence would lead to a new industrial strategy

An independent Scotland's ability to use tax powers, including a cut in corporation tax , would lead to a "jobs boom" and end Westminster's "one size fits all" economics policies, Scotland's First Minister has claimed.

‘Scottish Sun’ appoints showbiz journalist Gordon Smart as editor

The showbiz journalist Gordon Smart has been appointed editor of The Scottish Sun.

A suffering Denis Lebedev on the end of another punishing blow from Guillermo Jones in May

Bunce on Boxing: Ricky Burns joins ranks of battered fighters who refused to quit

In May a boxer called Denis Lebedev, fighting Guillermo Jones for a world title in Moscow, set a new extreme standard of bravery by surviving 11 rounds with a gruesome set of injuries.

234 disabled workers' jobs at risk as more Remploy factories face closure

Around 234 disabled workers are at risk of redundancy as nine further Remploy factories face closure, the Government announced today.

Taxpayer to pick up £27,000 legal bill after tribunal hearing over Labour MP Jim McGovern's £24 rail ticket

A dispute over an MP’s £24 train ticket has left the taxpayer with a £27,000 legal bill.

Let the Right One Into the Dundee Rep theatre

Alice Jones' Arts Diary

Black Watch Colours are consigned to history

Regimental flag is paraded for the last time after army reorganisation leads to infantry merger

Man who raped one woman and sexually assaulted another in the space of 15 minutes is jailed for 10 years

A man who raped one woman and sexually assaulted another in the space of 15 minutes in a city centre street has been jailed for 10 years.

Galloway claims he is the 'Robin Hood' of British politics

Newly-elected MP George Galloway has claimed he is the “Robin Hood” of British politics.

Rugby star Max Evans cleared of club attack

Scotland rugby international Max Evans was back at training today after being cleared of assaulting a man at a nightclub.

Eric Joyce will not fight the election expected in 2015

Assault charge MP 'to stand down'

An MP suspended from the Labour Party after being charged with assault has said he will stand down from Parliament at the next general election, it was reported today.

UK should stay united, says Ed Miliband

Ed Miliband attacked Alex Salmond's desire to "split up" Britain today, and insisted: "We are one United Kingdom."

Ballet Black, Linbury Studio Theatre, London

Now eleven years old, Ballet Black has a confidence and spark. Initially founded to promote black dancers in classical ballet, the company has become an end in itself. This is a taut evening of new work by rising and established choreographers, fluently staged and danced.

Poetry is blossoming in Edinburgh

One year ago this month, Edinburgh's literary history welcomed the first chapter of a mysterious new instalment. A small sculpture featuring a tree carved delicately from the pages of a book was left by an anonymous visitor to the Scottish Poetry Library, alongside a bowl of printed words that combined to form the poem A Trace of Wings by the late Scots Makar (national poet) Edwin Morgan.

A view of the gates at Ibrox, the home of Rangers Football Club

Businessman Brian Kennedy reveals Rangers consortium talks

Businessman Brian Kennedy has confirmed he has held talks with Rangers' administrators about the future of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League side.

Wesley Fofana goes over to score France’s first try during the victory over Scotland

Hogg does Scotland proud but the heartbreak goes on

Scotland 17 France 23

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee