Post-Brexit system of Scots farming subsidies that rewards green practices is urgently needed, warn charities

A REFORMED “coherent" post-Brexit system for rewarding farmers which encourages sustainable practices is urgently needed or the nation will be compromising ‘brand Scotland’ and our environment, a coalition of more than 30 leading charities has warned. . https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/17221340.post-brexit-system-of-scots-farming-subsidies-that-rewards-green-practices-is-urgently-needed-warn-charities/

Kapow! Glasgow revealed as “cradle of comic books”

IT is a medium which has become part of the wallpaper of the world, its colourful characters splashed across everything from lunchboxes to toys and the silver screen. . https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/17221077.glasgow-revealed-as-cradle-of-comic-books/

Historian criticises quango over failure to protect slice of Scottish Catholic history set for the bulldozer

It’s a piece of Scottish Catholic education history that is set to be bulldozed to make way for a park. . https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/17221327.historian-sir-tom-devine-criticises-quango-over-failure-to-protect-slice-of-scottish-catholic-history-set-for-the-bulldozer/

Investigation: Obscure Scottish firm takes control of an entire Asian nation

Uzbek TV says billionaire Alisher Usmanov – once named as Britain’s richest man – is helping to rebuild his country with huge investments. Yet a paper trail leads to a Scottish shell firm. Chief Reporter David Leask investigates. . https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/17221259.investigation-obscure-scottish-firm-takes-control-of-an-entire-asian-nation/

Theresa May faces growing backlash as draft Brexit deal finally reached

THERESA May is facing a growing backlash after it was confirmed a Brexit deal has finally been thrashed out following months of painstaking negotiations. . https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/17221386.theresa-may-faces-growing-backlash-as-draft-brexit-deal-finally-reached/

Big Noise youth orchestras should expand into Edinburgh and Borders, says new chairman

THE new chairman of the Big Noise youth orchestra scheme has said he would like to expand it into Edinburgh and the Borders. . https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/17221403.big-noise-youth-orchestras-should-expand-into-edinburgh-and-borders-says-new-chairman/

Ministers pledge action following suicides of two young people in custody

MINISTERS have pledged to take urgent action to address the “spiralling epidemic” of suicides in Scotland’s prisons following the deaths of two young people. . https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/17221081.ministers-pledge-action-following-suicides-of-two-young-people-in-custody/

CNN sues Donald Trump for barring Jim Acosta from White House

The administration pulled Acosta’s credentials last week after a heated exchange with President Donald Trump during a White House news conference, in which the president called the CNN reporter a “rude, terrible person." . https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/17220788.cnn-sues-donald-trump-for-barring-jim-acosta-from-white-house-press-corps/

Theresa May says ‘small number’ unresolved issues as Brexit deadline looms

The Prime Minister briefed the Cabinet on the progress of the discussions as talks continued in Brussels between senior EU and UK officials. . https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/17220946.theresa-may-says-small-number-unresolved-issues-as-brexit-deadline-looms/

SNP urged to ‘come clean’ over Alex Salmond misconduct complaints

THE SNP has been urged to “urgently come clean” and detail what it knew about allegations of inappropriate behaviour by Alex Salmond. . https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/17220693.snp-urged-to-come-clean-over-alex-salmond-misconduct-complaints/