Swinney Yes vote message for firms

Scottish companies will be able to boost their presence on the world stage with a Yes vote, according to the Finance Secretary.

84% of firms 'lack Yes vote plan'

More than eight out of ten businesses in Scotland do not yet have plans in place to deal with the result of the referendum if the country votes for ...

Salmond gets last word in TV debate

First Minister Alex Salmond will have the first and last word on Scottish independence in the landmark televised debate with Better Together leader ...

Charity figures disagree on vote

Senior figures from the charity sector have clashed about the impact of a Yes vote in September's independence referendum.

Currency union 'deception' blasted

Alex Salmond has been accused of a "huge deception" over his plans for a currency union after a Yes vote.

Lloyds Bank profits rise to £863m

Lloyds Banking Group has posted a half-year profit of £863 million, despite setting aside another £600 million to cover mis-sold payment protection ...

Swinney Yes vote message for firms

Scottish companies will be able to boost their presence on the world stage with a Yes vote, according to the Finance Secretary.

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Bieber taunts Bloom after Ibiza row

Justin Bieber has seemingly taunted British actor Orlando Bloom after their reported altercation in Ibiza, posting a picture on his Instagram account ...

Border staff 'unprepared for Ebola'

Border staff do not feel adequately prepared to deal with the possibility of people with Ebola coming to the UK and need more information about the ...

Charles views rural life and art

The Prince of Wales will experience rural life and art during a trip to the northernmost tip of Britain.

Tag bid to cut alcohol-linked crime

People who repeatedly commit alcohol-related crime will be forced to wear ankle tags that monitor if they are still drinking, under a year-long pilot ...

Loan curbs slow house price rises

House prices increased by 0.1% month on month in July, marking the smallest rise seen in 15 months as stricter mortgage lending rules fuelled a ...

British Gas profits plunge 26%

British Gas profits fell by a quarter in the first half of the year, owner Centrica reported today as it came under renewed pressure over household ...

Bolt criticism would be shame - Hoy

Olympic legend Sir Chris Hoy has said it would be "a shame" if sprint superstar Usain Bolt had criticised the Commonwealth Games.