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Vandal destroys Donald Trump’s star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

A vandal has destroyed US president Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. A pick axe was used to smash the concrete star. Los Angeles police Officer Ray Brown said the vandalism was reported around 3:30am today and someone was subsequently taken into custody. The star placed on Hollywood Boulevard near Highland Avenue in 2007 recognizes Mr Trump […]

Letter: Does 1707 Treaty of Union render Supreme Court invalid?

What may happen in the UK Supreme Court in the case concerning Brexit remains to be seen (“Scots Brexit battle with UK…”, The Scotsman, 20 July). The Treaty of Union of 1707 would have been unlikely to be approved by the Scots Parliament of that time without guarantees concerning the Church of Scotland and Scottish law. Arguably there have been […]

ScotRail to put on more trains for European Championships

ScotRail will put on more trains and extra carriages during the European Championships to help people get to events on time. Some trains on key routes will also call at extra stops during the event which runs between Thursday, 2 August and Sunday, 12 August. Athletes from 52 nations will compete across 12 sports during the event, which is hosted […]

Serial Clydebank domestic abuser jailed for nine years

A man who subjected several partners to “horrific” abuse has been jailed for nine years. Kevin Adair, 32, from Clydebank was found guilty of a catalogue of sexual and violent offences against five former partners in the Dunbartonshire, Renfrewshire and Glasgow areas last month. He was today sentenced to nine years in prison at the High Court in Edinburgh and […]

Sir Paul McCartney was almost known by a different stage name

Sir Paul McCartney was almost known by a different name, he has revealed as he visited his old school. The Beatles singer told a Q&A session with students at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (Lipa) today he had considered a stage name of Paul Ramon in an effort to appear more glamorous. He joked he might return to it. […]

Why were Rangers fans tweeting Janey Godley about the Emir of Qatar?

A former Rangers player was among more than 20 fans used by an anti-Qatar group seeking to organise a protest against the Emir of Qatar on Twitter. Derek Carcary, who played at Ibrox from 2004-2006, and 21 other Rangers supporters sent almost identical messages to comedian Janey Godley, who famously called Donald Trump a ‘c***’ during the president‘s recent visit. […]

Supreme Court Brexit row: SNP ‘should have expected’ restrictions

The Scottish Government should have expected that London would restrict its authority over devolved powers returning from Brussels after Brexit, the UK’s top law officers have told the Supreme Court. On the second day of a hearing in the UK’s legal challenge against Scottish Brexit legislation, Advocate General for Scotland Lord Keen told Supreme Court justices it was “unjustified” for […]