Scotland drugs policy minister resolves to reduce horrific death toll | UK news

Scotland’s new minister for drugs policy, Angela Constance, has said she is determined to see a…

Scottish misogyny law must protect all women, says Helena Kennedy | Law

There should be no limits of the types of women protected from hate crime says Baroness…

UK Covid live: Sturgeon expected to outline plan for return to Scottish schools | Politics

5.31am EST05:31 Travellers in quarantine hotels face an additional 1,200 bill if they test positive for…

Bars and pubs still pose Covid risk despite safety efforts, experts say | World news

Bars and pubs continue to pose a risk for the spread of Covid despite best efforts…

Irish Sea rail tunnel plan derided as Doctor Dolittle fantasy | UK news

A proposed undersea tunnel between Scotland and Northern Ireland has hit some credibility problems with one…

Val McDermid: ‘To survive, you had to be twice as good as the guys’ | Books

Val McDermid, 65, is sometimes referred to as the queen of crime, and her triumphantly Scottish…

Perfect snow, empty slopes: a closed ski resort in Scotland – in pictures | UK news

A handful of staff are coming in to ensure machinery will turn, and so the slopes…

Covid travel rule-breakers could face 10-year jail term, says Hancock | World news

Passengers who conceal travel to the UK from coronavirus hotspots could face a 10-year jail sentence,…

Coronavirus live: Australians to get Covid ‘vaccine certificates’; AstraZeneca jab may be less effective against South African variant | World news

9.01pm EST21:01 A second round of accommodation vouchers designed to help the tourism sector during the…

UK Covid live: all four nations past peak of current wave, says Whitty, as 10m in Britain vaccinated | Politics

12.54pm EST12:54 All four nations of UK have passed peak for cases, hospitalisations and deaths, says…