Brexit at Scottish culture: A new ambassadorial body is mooted for Scotland, as fears of freedom of movement grow

THE nation is days from the ‘meaningful vote’ on Brexit. . https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/17286164.brexit-at-scottish-culture-a-new-ambassadorial-body-is-mooted-for-scotland-as-fears-over-freedom-of-movement-grow/

UK prepares for ‘constitutional logjam’ as Westminster faces Brexit standoff

WESTMINSTER is heading for a “constitutional logjam” amid concerns there is not a majority for any option to either leave the European Union or force a fresh vote on staying in the bloc. . https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/17286151.uk-prepares-for-constitutional-logjam-as-westminster-faces-brexit-standoff/

Grace Millane murder probe: Detectives identify ‘location of interest’

A scene examination is under way on a countryside road on the outskirts of Auckland, police said. . https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/17286076.grace-millane-murder-probe-detectives-identify-location-of-interest/

Child benefits top-up ‘could lift thousands out of poverty’

Ahead of the Scottish budget, Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has been urged to give hard-pressed families an extra £5 a week. . https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/17286077.child-benefits-top-up-could-lift-thousands-out-of-poverty/

Brexit puts more than £2 billion of exports at risk, says Fiona Hyslop

The External Affairs Secretary says the PM’s draft Withdrawal Agreement will cause barriers to trade with the Netherlands. . https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/17286078.brexit-puts-more-than-2-billion-of-exports-at-risk-says-fiona-hyslop/

Budget talks with Scottish Government ‘can’t take place yet’, say Greens

The Scottish Government will announce its Budget plans on Wednesday – but Greens say their preconditions for talks have not been met. . https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/17286079.budget-talks-with-scottish-government-cant-take-place-yet-say-greens/

Budget will defend public services, Derek Mackay pledges

The Finance Secretary has said he will have talks with other parties ‘in the weeks ahead’ after outlining his 2019-20 Budget on Wednesday. . https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/17286080.budget-will-defend-public-services-derek-mackay-pledges/

Scotland’s universities ‘remain open to EU students’

Education Minister Richard Lochhead will lead a delegation heading to Brussels. . https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/17286081.scotlands-universities-remain-open-to-eu-students/

KT Tunstall thanks sleepout fundraisers for ‘solidarity’ with homeless

The singer performed four gigs in one night for the Sleep in the Park event in Scotland. . https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/17286082.kt-tunstall-thanks-sleepout-fundraisers-for-solidarity-with-homeless/

May: UK will be in uncharted waters if Brexit deal is rejected by MPs

The Prime Minister has warned her MPs they risk crashing out of the EU without a deal, derailing Brexit entirely or handing power to Labour. . https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/17286083.theresa-may-uk-will-be-in-uncharted-waters-if-brexit-deal-is-rejected-by-mps/