Bye, bye England? SNP plans closer Scandinavian ties after independence

SNP would join the Scandinavian circle if country was independent

An independent Scotland would shift much of its attention away from the UK to become a member of the Scandinavian circle of countries, with its own army, navy and air force modelled on its Nordic neighbours, according to detailed plans being drawn up by the SNP....
The world’s first portrait gallery gets a facelift

The world’s first portrait gallery gets a facelift

The doctors, smeared with blood, gaze at you with a naked ambiguity in their eyes. They hover between life and death, hope and doubt, as ghostly and mysterious as X-rays. The Oncologists, a big and challenging painting by Ken Currie, skewers the mind and emotions. It...
West plans new hi-tech crackdown on Somali pirate gangs

West plans new hi-tech crackdown on Somali pirate gangs

A modern-day treasure map of pirate strongholds in Somalia may hold the key to solving the maritime crisis off the Horn of Africa. Experts using satellite images of the main cities and ports in Somalia’s most active pirate havens have traced the money trail from...
Portsmouth issued with winding-up petition over unpaid taxes

Portsmouth issued with winding-up petition over unpaid taxes

Portsmouth have been issued with a winding-up petition by HM Revenue and Customs. HMRC sources have confirmed to Press Association Sport that the petition, over an unpaid tax bill of £1.6million, has been sent to the troubled npower Championship club. “Ensuring...