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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

Glasgow council considers selling venues to fund equal pay deal

An equal pay deal costing Glasgow City Council more than £500 million could be funded by selling some its most popular venues to an...

More than 370 jobs lost as Dundee building contractor enters administration

More than 370 people at a Scottish building contractor have been made redundant as the firm appointed administrators. Source: Scotsman Read full story: More than 370...

Teachers should be exempt from parking charges, say Scottish Conservatives

The Scottish Government has been urged to exempt teachers from having to pay to park their cars at work. Source: Scotsman Read full story: Teachers should...

Six Nations 2019: Police urge driver caution over snow and ice ahead of Scotland...

Police have urged motorists in Scotland to drive carefully overnight and tomorrow due to the risk of snow and ice, with plenty of rugby...

Scotland weather: Temperature dips to lowest recorded for seven years

Police have issued a fresh warning to drivers to travel with extra caution after snow and ice warnings were issued for parts of Scotland...

Abandoned baby found in park amid sub-zero temperatures

Police have released an image of the newborn girl abandoned in an east London park as freezing temperatures and snow hit the capital. Source: Scotsman Read...

Glasgow hospital baby deaths source may ‘never be known’, admits health chief

The chief of medicine, women’s and children’s services at a crisis hit health board where two babies died after contracting an infection has said...

Alastair Dalton: Devil in the detail for Scottish parking levies

Charging firms for parking spaces has been a money spinner for the only British city to introduce it so far, but whether it has...

Professor John Harper: Business graduates to a new model of learning

The digital transformation of society is fundamentally reshaping the way we work and is visibly affecting the national skills needs of today. The supply...

Dolphins, whales and seals that died in UK waters all swallowed plastic – new...

Post-mortem examinations of whales, dolphins and seals that died in UK waters have revealed all of the mammals had swallowed plastic. Source: Scotsman Read full story:...
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Benjamin Netanyahu: Israel has 'full right' to annex strategic Jordan Valley

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel has the "full right" to annex the Jordan Valley if it chose to, even as...

Rescue dogs enjoy an early Christmas with edible gingerbread house made out of doggie...

Christmas came early for these rescue dogs when they were let loose on an edible gingerbread house made out of doggie treats. Source: Scotsman Read full...

Royal Navy ‘regrets’ misunderstanding over drill which sparked 'Gibbo' rumour that Queen had died

It was the leaked WhatsApp message that sparked furious rumours the Queen had died, creating a storm on social media around the world. Source: Scotsman Read...

Nicola Sturgeon believes tactical voting could be key to stopping Tories getting majority

Nicola Sturgeon believes tactical voting could be key to stopping Boris Johnson getting a majority and said "people are thinking very carefully" about how...

Man appears in court charged with murder of woman 35 years ago

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a woman in Glasgow 35 years ago. Source: Scotsman Read full story: Man appears in...