i Gloria De Piero, politician

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Euan Murray returns for Scotland

Tighthead prop Euan Murray returns as one of two changes for Scotland in the EMC Test with South Africa on Saturday.

Four UK cities make Europe's top 10 destinations list

Four UK cities are among Europe's top 10 fastest-growing tourist destinations.

Oscar Pistorius receives honorary doctorate from Strathclyde University

One of the stars of London 2012, the double amputee Oscar Pistorius, has been made an honorary doctor by Strathclyde University.

Injured lock Richie Gray named in Scotland team to face New Zealand

Lock Richie Gray has been named in the Scotland team for Sunday's EMC Autumn Test with New Zealand, subject to undergoing a fitness test on his ankle.

Officer killed in shooting at Baird Street Police Station in Glasgow

A police officer has died after a firearm was discharged at a police station.

Shouting at the PM earns 100 hours of community service

A man who interrupted a speech by David Cameron in a protest over public sector spending cuts has been ordered to carry out 100 hours of community service.

Workers at Coventry-based black cab manufacturer Manganese Bronze in talks with bosses as firm announces 156 redundancies

Workers at the troubled maker of London black cabs have secured talks with company bosses following a sit-in protest after being told of job losses.

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: Hard times, hearts and truths

Iain Duncan Smith wants to take child benefits and tax credits from mothers who have a third child and any more thereafter. Unbeatable China has a draconian one-child policy, so why not us? There is no public outcry because the proposed policy only targets the children of the most disadvantaged, those "feral" creatures, the enemy within. I thought IDS had come to understand such hopelessness.

Glasgow's 'New Firm' derby yields grisly spectacle with a grim moral to it

View From The Sofa: Clyde v Rangers, Sky Sports 4

Grameen was founded in Bangladesh in the 1980s

'Village' bank arrives with help from Tesco

The global micro-finance phenomenon known as Grameen will arrive in Scotland early next year. Its aim is simple: to offer financial support for aspiring entrepreneurs in deprived areas.

Andy Robinson demands fresh faces build All Blacks pressure

Given Scotland's record against New Zealand, Andy Robinson might consider taking the 34-man squad he named yesterday to Medinah instead of St Andrews next week.

Susan Boyle launches Poppy Appeal

Singing sensation Susan Boyle has launched this year's Scottish Poppy Appeal.

Controversial comedian Frankie Boyle wins £54,000 libel damages from Daily Mirror after newspaper calls him 'racist'

Frankie Boyle, the controversial comedian, has won more than £54,000 damages after a High Court jury concluded that he had been libelled by the Daily Mirror, when the newspaper called him “racist”.

The Castres full-back Romain Teulet poses a potent threat to Gloucester

Saints double up on Teulet threat for battle of the boot

English clubs have had their share of joy on French soil over the last few Heineken Cup tournaments – they are not all like Leicester, who fall flat on their faces every time they cross the water – so Northampton will have nothing to fear when they take the field in Castres tonight. Apart from anything else, they know their opponents backwards: they are sharing a pool with these particular Top 14 opponents for the third successive campaign and won comfortably at Stade Pierre-Antoine as recently as two seasons ago.

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Wilko Johnson, now the bad news: musician splits with manager after police investigate assault claims

Wilko Johnson, now the bad news

Former Dr Feelgood splits with manager after police investigate assault claims
Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands ahead of the US midterm elections

Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands

The Senator for Colorado is for gay rights, for abortion rights – and in the Republicans’ sights as they threaten to take control of the Senate next month
New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

Evidence found of contact between Easter Islanders and South America
Cerys Matthews reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of Dylan Thomas

Cerys Matthews on Dylan Thomas

The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
DIY is not fun and we've finally realised this as a nation

Homebase closures: 'DIY is not fun'

Homebase has announced the closure of one in four of its stores. Nick Harding, who never did know his awl from his elbow, is glad to see the back of DIY
The Battle of the Five Armies: Air New Zealand releases new Hobbit-inspired in-flight video

Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video

The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month - but can you stomach the sweetness?

Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
11 best sonic skincare brushes

11 best sonic skincare brushes

Forget the flannel - take skincare to the next level by using your favourite cleanser with a sonic facial brush
Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

Paul Scholes column

I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Jones and Rojo
Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

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Jamie Roberts exclusive interview: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Jamie Roberts: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Wales centre says he’s not coming home but is looking to establish himself at Racing Métro
How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
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Handy hacks that make life easier

New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker