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Creativity plea from Scottish Retail Consortium to help high streets

Creativity plea from Scottish Retail Consortium to help high streets

A three-week lockdown across much of Scotland will cost retailers up to £270m, prompting calls for policy-makers to get “creative” with incentives to lure shop [...] Read full article: Creativity plea from Scottish Retail Con...→

Creativity plea from Scottish Retail Consortium to help high streets

Creativity plea from Scottish Retail Consortium to help high streets

A three-week lockdown across much of Scotland will cost retailers up to £270m, prompting calls for policy-makers to get “creative” with incentives to lure shop [...] Read full article: Creativity plea from Scottish Retail Con...→

Amanda Milling MP: By shopping locally we can help our high streets to thrive

Amanda Milling MP: By shopping locally we can help our high streets to thrive

To mark Small Business Saturday, Conservative Party Chairman Amanda Milling, the MP for Cannock Chase, is urging people to shop locally to help boost our high [...] Read full article: Amanda Milling MP: By shopping locally w...→

Delighted shoppers pack high streets as some enjoy pints on day one of Tiers

Delighted shoppers pack high streets as some enjoy pints on day one of Tiers

As shop bosses hope for a roaring trade from now through to Christmas to help recoup some of the estimated £8billion of sales lost over the past four weeks, we [...] Read full article: Delighted shoppers pack high streets as ...→

Northern Ireland high streets face transformation with loss of Arcadia and Debenhams

Northern Ireland high streets face transformation with loss of Arcadia and Debenhams

Northern Ireland faces a physical transformation of its high streets, a situation compounded by the loss of more than 1,600 jobs as department store chain Debe [...] Read full article: Northern Ireland high streets face trans...→

Launch 'radical recovery plan' for high streets in face of Arcadia crisis, unions tell Tories

Launch 'radical recovery plan' for high streets in face of Arcadia crisis, unions tell Tories

THE government is facing calls to launch a “radical” recovery programme to rescue Britain’s ailing high streets as the Arcadia Group faces collapse.... The ret [...] Read full article: Launch 'radical recovery plan' for high ...→

Scottish football 'yet to hear back from Nicola Sturgeon' after plea for support

Neil Doncaster has revealed that Scottish football has yet to get a response from First Minister Nicola Sturgeon after a plea for support for professional club [...] Read full article: Scottish football 'yet to hear back from...→

High streets deserted as online retailers expect ‘record Black Friday’

High streets deserted as online retailers expect ‘record Black Friday’

London's high streets were deserted on Friday as lockdown measures kept stores shuttered — but internet retailers said they were expecting their “biggest Black [...] Read full article: High streets deserted as online retailer...→

Once-thriving shops gradually disappearing from Black Country high streets

Once-thriving shops gradually disappearing from Black Country high streets

Before the pandemic, these shops were selling everything from high-end watches to pharmaceuticals, with a wide range of clothing in between. Read full article: Once-thriving shops gradually disappeari...→

Scottish retail misery intensified ahead of latest lockdown moves

Scottish retail misery intensified ahead of latest lockdown moves

THE year-on-year rate of decline in Scottish retail sales value accelerated again in October, amid a tightening of coronavirus-related restrictions and major e [...] Read full article: Scottish retail misery intensified ahead...→

Scottish independence poll shows Yes lead has narrowed but SNP support high

Scottish independence poll shows Yes lead has narrowed but SNP support high

The survey by pollsters YouGov is the latest insight into how Scots feel about the big constitutional question. Read full article: Scottish independence poll shows Yes lea...→

Black Country and Staffordshire high streets left empty as new lockdown kicks in

Black Country and Staffordshire high streets left empty as new lockdown kicks in

High streets in the Black Country and Staffordshire were left empty today after the second lockdown began. Read full article: Black Country and Staffordshire high str...→

High streets are dying but they can be reborn

High streets are dying but they can be reborn

In London, the collapse of Debenhams provoked snobbish shrugs: who shops anyway in this bland, mid-market mess with its too-close-together rails full of appliq [...] Read full article: High streets are dying but they can be r...→

Buy British to save our high street! Urgent plea as business owners face ruin post-Covid

Buy British to save our high street! Urgent plea as business owners face ruin post-Covid

LOCAL businesses on the high street could face chaos if they are not supported by the community post-coronavirus. Read full article: Buy British to save our high street! Urg...→

Shoppers venture out to high streets as second lockdown is eased

Shoppers venture out to high streets as second lockdown is eased

Residents from across the conurbation have hit the high street on mass as shops and restaurants across Dorset have reopened today. Read full article: Shoppers venture out to high streets as ...→

British Retail Consortium

Breaking news headlines about British Retail Consortium linking to 1,000s of websites from around the world Read full article: British Retail Consortium...→

Covid 'accelerated' closure of High Street shops such as Debenhams, retail expert warns

Covid 'accelerated' closure of High Street shops such as Debenhams, retail expert warns

With the news Debenhams is set to start a liquidation process after JD Sports confirmed it had pulled out of a possible rescue deal, Iain Dale spoke to an expe [...] Read full article: Covid 'accelerated' closure of High Stre...→

Scottish State Secondary School of the Year: Gryffe High School, Houston

Scottish State Secondary School of the Year: Gryffe High School, Houston

Pupils learn a lot more than how to pass exams at Gryffe High School. Every Friday morning at 8am, a 24-strong S6 pupil management group meet Colin Johnson, th [...] Read full article: Scottish State Secondary School of the Y...→

John Jeffrey makes impassioned plea for unity in Scottish rugby

John Jeffrey achieved great things in adversity on the rugby field but the former Scotland flanker may have taken on his toughest task yet as he bids to unite [...] Read full article: John Jeffrey makes impassioned plea for ...→

Tier four shoppers frantically hit Scots high streets just hours shutdown

Tier four shoppers frantically hit Scots high streets just hours shutdown

Parents were spotted carrying large boxes of children's toys as Scots try to get most of their Christmas shopping done before non-essential retail closes for m [...] Read full article: Tier four shoppers frantically hit Scots...→

High streets must embrace change to survive the future

High streets must embrace change to survive the future

Even before Covid-19 closed our high streets, the retail industry was in a state of flux. Online shopping and changes in consumer trends had created a crisis t [...] Read full article: High streets must embrace change to surv...→

Queen ‘intervened in Scottish independence referendum’ after David Cameron plea

Queen ‘intervened in Scottish independence referendum’ after David Cameron plea

THE QUEEN appeared to intervene in the Scottish independence referendum after David Cameron asked her to, it has emerged. Read full article: Queen ‘intervened in Scottish independen...→

Scottish Labour plea to end ‘unfair’ coronavirus ban on amateur football games

Scottish Labour plea to end ‘unfair’ coronavirus ban on amateur football games

The pitch at Gresford Colliery Sports and Social club near Wrexham, North Wales, following Friday's announcement that the English Football League has suspended [...] Read full article: Scottish Labour plea to end ‘unfair’ cor...→

Stark pictures show deserted high streets after pre-lockdown shopping mayhem

Stark pictures show deserted high streets after pre-lockdown shopping mayhem

Major shopping streets were bare on Thursday with only very few people out and about as non-essential shops shut yet again in England. Just a day earlier the s [...] Read full article: Stark pictures show deserted high street...→

Scott Wright: Deserted streets signal bleak midwinter for Scottish shops

Scott Wright: Deserted streets signal bleak midwinter for Scottish shops

A STRIKING image doing the rounds last weekend showed a deserted Buchanan Street in Glasgow city centre, and it offered a grim portent of hard times… Read full article: Scott Wright: Deserted streets signal bl...→

Huge queues as shoppers head to high streets reopened under new Covid Tiers

Huge queues as shoppers head to high streets reopened under new Covid Tiers

Droves of shoppers queued outside high street stores as they reopened on Wednesday, with some arriving as early as 6am. Read full article: Huge queues as shoppers head to high str...→

High streets need a higher purpose

High streets need a higher purpose

Bad news doesn’t always shock. Debenhams was already in a “trading administration”. Now it’s even more bust: heading for liquidation, break-up and the likely c [...] Read full article: High streets need a higher purpose...→

Debenhams analysis: What future for the Scottish high street?

It’s doubtful that the high street has ever seen anything like the grim events of the past couple of days. Read full article: Debenhams analysis: What future for the ...→

'We must use or lose high streets and tax online giants profiting in pandemic'

'We must use or lose high streets and tax online giants profiting in pandemic'

Online giants are profiting during the pandemic while international firms pay scandalously little UK tax - we must use or lose high streets, but let’s give the [...] Read full article: 'We must use or lose high streets and ta...→

Car parks could become free of charge at Christmas to 'tempt customers into high streets'

Car parks could become free of charge at Christmas to 'tempt customers into high streets'

PARKING could be made free in many areas over Christmas as pressure builds from campaigners desperate to boost high streets after a year of financial insecurit [...] Read full article: Car parks could become free of charge at...→

Universities in plea for ‘reliable’ funding in Scottish budget

Universities in plea for ‘reliable’ funding in Scottish budget

Universities Scotland said this week’s UK Government Spending Review failed to set out clearly how much money will be available for higher… Read full article: Universities in plea for ‘reliable’ fund...→

Bank branches set to disappear from high streets by 2035 despite demand - full details

Bank branches set to disappear from high streets by 2035 despite demand - full details

BANK branches and cash points have been one of the main financial casualties of coronavirus as lockdown rules forced industries to adapt. In recent months, the [...] Read full article: Bank branches set to disappear from high...→

Calls for Scottish retail voucher scheme after Northern Ireland announcement

The Scottish Retail Consortium has reiterated calls for high street voucher scheme to be introduced in Scotland to boost trade - after Northern Ireland announc [...] Read full article: Calls for Scottish retail voucher scheme...→

Alarm as Scottish cycling deaths reach six-year high

Cycling Scotland said any road deaths or serious injuries were “completely unacceptable”. Read full article: Alarm as Scottish cycling deaths reach s...→

New online platform seeks to save Wolverhampton’s high streets

New online platform seeks to save Wolverhampton’s high streets

A new online local marketplace, which empowers shoppers to think global - shop local, has launched in Wolverhampton ahead of a nationwide rollout. Read full article: New online platform seeks to save Wolver...→

Sturgeon's tier system failing? Scottish Covid cases remain high despite restrictions

Sturgeon's tier system failing? Scottish Covid cases remain high despite restrictions

CORONAVIRUS cases in Scotland are continuing to remain high despite Nicola Sturgeon's restrictions north of the border. Read full article: Sturgeon's tier system failing? Scottish...→

Amanda Milling MP: By shopping locally we can help our high streets to thrive

Amanda Milling MP: By shopping locally we can help our high streets to thrive

To mark Small Business Saturday, Conservative Party Chairman Amanda Milling, the MP for Cannock Chase, is urging people to shop locally to help boost our high [...] Read full article: Amanda Milling MP: By shopping locally w...→

Buy British to save our high street! Urgent plea as business owners face ruin post-Covid

Buy British to save our high street! Urgent plea as business owners face ruin post-Covid

LOCAL businesses on the high street could face chaos if they are not supported by the community post-coronavirus. Read full article: Buy British to save our high street! Urg...→

Delighted shoppers pack high streets as some enjoy pints on day one of Tiers

Delighted shoppers pack high streets as some enjoy pints on day one of Tiers

As shop bosses hope for a roaring trade from now through to Christmas to help recoup some of the estimated £8billion of sales lost over the past four weeks, we [...] Read full article: Delighted shoppers pack high streets as ...→

Huge queues as shoppers head to high streets reopened under new Covid Tiers

Huge queues as shoppers head to high streets reopened under new Covid Tiers

Droves of shoppers queued outside high street stores as they reopened on Wednesday, with some arriving as early as 6am. Read full article: Huge queues as shoppers head to high str...→

British Retail Consortium

Breaking news headlines about British Retail Consortium linking to 1,000s of websites from around the world Read full article: British Retail Consortium...→

Northern Ireland high streets face transformation with loss of Arcadia and Debenhams

Northern Ireland high streets face transformation with loss of Arcadia and Debenhams

Northern Ireland faces a physical transformation of its high streets, a situation compounded by the loss of more than 1,600 jobs as department store chain Debe [...] Read full article: Northern Ireland high streets face trans...→

Debenhams analysis: What future for the Scottish high street?

It’s doubtful that the high street has ever seen anything like the grim events of the past couple of days. Read full article: Debenhams analysis: What future for the ...→

Launch 'radical recovery plan' for high streets in face of Arcadia crisis, unions tell Tories

Launch 'radical recovery plan' for high streets in face of Arcadia crisis, unions tell Tories

THE government is facing calls to launch a “radical” recovery programme to rescue Britain’s ailing high streets as the Arcadia Group faces collapse.... The ret [...] Read full article: Launch 'radical recovery plan' for high ...→

Car parks could become free of charge at Christmas to 'tempt customers into high streets'

Car parks could become free of charge at Christmas to 'tempt customers into high streets'

PARKING could be made free in many areas over Christmas as pressure builds from campaigners desperate to boost high streets after a year of financial insecurit [...] Read full article: Car parks could become free of charge at...→

John Jeffrey makes impassioned plea for unity in Scottish rugby

John Jeffrey achieved great things in adversity on the rugby field but the former Scotland flanker may have taken on his toughest task yet as he bids to unite [...] Read full article: John Jeffrey makes impassioned plea for ...→

High streets deserted as online retailers expect ‘record Black Friday’

High streets deserted as online retailers expect ‘record Black Friday’

London's high streets were deserted on Friday as lockdown measures kept stores shuttered — but internet retailers said they were expecting their “biggest Black [...] Read full article: High streets deserted as online retailer...→

Bank branches set to disappear from high streets by 2035 despite demand - full details

Bank branches set to disappear from high streets by 2035 despite demand - full details

BANK branches and cash points have been one of the main financial casualties of coronavirus as lockdown rules forced industries to adapt. In recent months, the [...] Read full article: Bank branches set to disappear from high...→

Once-thriving shops gradually disappearing from Black Country high streets

Once-thriving shops gradually disappearing from Black Country high streets

Before the pandemic, these shops were selling everything from high-end watches to pharmaceuticals, with a wide range of clothing in between. Read full article: Once-thriving shops gradually disappeari...→

Alarm as Scottish cycling deaths reach six-year high

Cycling Scotland said any road deaths or serious injuries were “completely unacceptable”. Read full article: Alarm as Scottish cycling deaths reach s...→

High streets must embrace change to survive the future

High streets must embrace change to survive the future

Even before Covid-19 closed our high streets, the retail industry was in a state of flux. Online shopping and changes in consumer trends had created a crisis t [...] Read full article: High streets must embrace change to surv...→

Sturgeon's tier system failing? Scottish Covid cases remain high despite restrictions

Sturgeon's tier system failing? Scottish Covid cases remain high despite restrictions

CORONAVIRUS cases in Scotland are continuing to remain high despite Nicola Sturgeon's restrictions north of the border. Read full article: Sturgeon's tier system failing? Scottish...→

Scottish Labour plea to end ‘unfair’ coronavirus ban on amateur football games

Scottish Labour plea to end ‘unfair’ coronavirus ban on amateur football games

The pitch at Gresford Colliery Sports and Social club near Wrexham, North Wales, following Friday's announcement that the English Football League has suspended [...] Read full article: Scottish Labour plea to end ‘unfair’ cor...→

Black Country and Staffordshire high streets left empty as new lockdown kicks in

Black Country and Staffordshire high streets left empty as new lockdown kicks in

High streets in the Black Country and Staffordshire were left empty today after the second lockdown began. Read full article: Black Country and Staffordshire high str...→

High streets are dying but they can be reborn

High streets are dying but they can be reborn

In London, the collapse of Debenhams provoked snobbish shrugs: who shops anyway in this bland, mid-market mess with its too-close-together rails full of appliq [...] Read full article: High streets are dying but they can be r...→

Scott Wright: Deserted streets signal bleak midwinter for Scottish shops

Scott Wright: Deserted streets signal bleak midwinter for Scottish shops

A STRIKING image doing the rounds last weekend showed a deserted Buchanan Street in Glasgow city centre, and it offered a grim portent of hard times… Read full article: Scott Wright: Deserted streets signal bl...→

Shoppers venture out to high streets as second lockdown is eased

Shoppers venture out to high streets as second lockdown is eased

Residents from across the conurbation have hit the high street on mass as shops and restaurants across Dorset have reopened today. Read full article: Shoppers venture out to high streets as ...→

High streets need a higher purpose

High streets need a higher purpose

Bad news doesn’t always shock. Debenhams was already in a “trading administration”. Now it’s even more bust: heading for liquidation, break-up and the likely c [...] Read full article: High streets need a higher purpose...→

Covid 'accelerated' closure of High Street shops such as Debenhams, retail expert warns

Covid 'accelerated' closure of High Street shops such as Debenhams, retail expert warns

With the news Debenhams is set to start a liquidation process after JD Sports confirmed it had pulled out of a possible rescue deal, Iain Dale spoke to an expe [...] Read full article: Covid 'accelerated' closure of High Stre...→

'We must use or lose high streets and tax online giants profiting in pandemic'

'We must use or lose high streets and tax online giants profiting in pandemic'

Online giants are profiting during the pandemic while international firms pay scandalously little UK tax - we must use or lose high streets, but let’s give the [...] Read full article: 'We must use or lose high streets and ta...→

Scottish State Secondary School of the Year: Gryffe High School, Houston

Scottish State Secondary School of the Year: Gryffe High School, Houston

Pupils learn a lot more than how to pass exams at Gryffe High School. Every Friday morning at 8am, a 24-strong S6 pupil management group meet Colin Johnson, th [...] Read full article: Scottish State Secondary School of the Y...→

Scottish football 'yet to hear back from Nicola Sturgeon' after plea for support

Neil Doncaster has revealed that Scottish football has yet to get a response from First Minister Nicola Sturgeon after a plea for support for professional club [...] Read full article: Scottish football 'yet to hear back from...→

Universities in plea for ‘reliable’ funding in Scottish budget

Universities in plea for ‘reliable’ funding in Scottish budget

Universities Scotland said this week’s UK Government Spending Review failed to set out clearly how much money will be available for higher… Read full article: Universities in plea for ‘reliable’ fund...→

Calls for Scottish retail voucher scheme after Northern Ireland announcement

The Scottish Retail Consortium has reiterated calls for high street voucher scheme to be introduced in Scotland to boost trade - after Northern Ireland announc [...] Read full article: Calls for Scottish retail voucher scheme...→

Tier four shoppers frantically hit Scots high streets just hours shutdown

Tier four shoppers frantically hit Scots high streets just hours shutdown

Parents were spotted carrying large boxes of children's toys as Scots try to get most of their Christmas shopping done before non-essential retail closes for m [...] Read full article: Tier four shoppers frantically hit Scots...→

Scottish retail misery intensified ahead of latest lockdown moves

Scottish retail misery intensified ahead of latest lockdown moves

THE year-on-year rate of decline in Scottish retail sales value accelerated again in October, amid a tightening of coronavirus-related restrictions and major e [...] Read full article: Scottish retail misery intensified ahead...→

New online platform seeks to save Wolverhampton’s high streets

New online platform seeks to save Wolverhampton’s high streets

A new online local marketplace, which empowers shoppers to think global - shop local, has launched in Wolverhampton ahead of a nationwide rollout. Read full article: New online platform seeks to save Wolver...→

Queen ‘intervened in Scottish independence referendum’ after David Cameron plea

Queen ‘intervened in Scottish independence referendum’ after David Cameron plea

THE QUEEN appeared to intervene in the Scottish independence referendum after David Cameron asked her to, it has emerged. Read full article: Queen ‘intervened in Scottish independen...→

Scottish independence poll shows Yes lead has narrowed but SNP support high

Scottish independence poll shows Yes lead has narrowed but SNP support high

The survey by pollsters YouGov is the latest insight into how Scots feel about the big constitutional question. Read full article: Scottish independence poll shows Yes lea...→

Stark pictures show deserted high streets after pre-lockdown shopping mayhem

Stark pictures show deserted high streets after pre-lockdown shopping mayhem

Major shopping streets were bare on Thursday with only very few people out and about as non-essential shops shut yet again in England. Just a day earlier the s [...] Read full article: Stark pictures show deserted high street...→

Amanda Milling MP: By shopping locally we can help our high streets to thrive

Amanda Milling MP: By shopping locally we can help our high streets to thrive

To mark Small Business Saturday, Conservative Party Chairman Amanda Milling, the MP for Cannock Chase, is urging people to shop locally to help boost our high [...] Read full article: Amanda Milling MP: By shopping locally w...→

High streets are dying but they can be reborn

High streets are dying but they can be reborn

In London, the collapse of Debenhams provoked snobbish shrugs: who shops anyway in this bland, mid-market mess with its too-close-together rails full of appliq [...] Read full article: High streets are dying but they can be r...→

Buy British to save our high street! Urgent plea as business owners face ruin post-Covid

Buy British to save our high street! Urgent plea as business owners face ruin post-Covid

LOCAL businesses on the high street could face chaos if they are not supported by the community post-coronavirus. Read full article: Buy British to save our high street! Urg...→

Scott Wright: Deserted streets signal bleak midwinter for Scottish shops

Scott Wright: Deserted streets signal bleak midwinter for Scottish shops

A STRIKING image doing the rounds last weekend showed a deserted Buchanan Street in Glasgow city centre, and it offered a grim portent of hard times… Read full article: Scott Wright: Deserted streets signal bl...→

Delighted shoppers pack high streets as some enjoy pints on day one of Tiers

Delighted shoppers pack high streets as some enjoy pints on day one of Tiers

As shop bosses hope for a roaring trade from now through to Christmas to help recoup some of the estimated £8billion of sales lost over the past four weeks, we [...] Read full article: Delighted shoppers pack high streets as ...→

Shoppers venture out to high streets as second lockdown is eased

Shoppers venture out to high streets as second lockdown is eased

Residents from across the conurbation have hit the high street on mass as shops and restaurants across Dorset have reopened today. Read full article: Shoppers venture out to high streets as ...→

Huge queues as shoppers head to high streets reopened under new Covid Tiers

Huge queues as shoppers head to high streets reopened under new Covid Tiers

Droves of shoppers queued outside high street stores as they reopened on Wednesday, with some arriving as early as 6am. Read full article: Huge queues as shoppers head to high str...→

British Retail Consortium

Breaking news headlines about British Retail Consortium linking to 1,000s of websites from around the world Read full article: British Retail Consortium...→

High streets need a higher purpose

High streets need a higher purpose

Bad news doesn’t always shock. Debenhams was already in a “trading administration”. Now it’s even more bust: heading for liquidation, break-up and the likely c [...] Read full article: High streets need a higher purpose...→

Northern Ireland high streets face transformation with loss of Arcadia and Debenhams

Northern Ireland high streets face transformation with loss of Arcadia and Debenhams

Northern Ireland faces a physical transformation of its high streets, a situation compounded by the loss of more than 1,600 jobs as department store chain Debe [...] Read full article: Northern Ireland high streets face trans...→

Covid 'accelerated' closure of High Street shops such as Debenhams, retail expert warns

Covid 'accelerated' closure of High Street shops such as Debenhams, retail expert warns

With the news Debenhams is set to start a liquidation process after JD Sports confirmed it had pulled out of a possible rescue deal, Iain Dale spoke to an expe [...] Read full article: Covid 'accelerated' closure of High Stre...→

Debenhams analysis: What future for the Scottish high street?

It’s doubtful that the high street has ever seen anything like the grim events of the past couple of days. Read full article: Debenhams analysis: What future for the ...→

'We must use or lose high streets and tax online giants profiting in pandemic'

'We must use or lose high streets and tax online giants profiting in pandemic'

Online giants are profiting during the pandemic while international firms pay scandalously little UK tax - we must use or lose high streets, but let’s give the [...] Read full article: 'We must use or lose high streets and ta...→

Launch 'radical recovery plan' for high streets in face of Arcadia crisis, unions tell Tories

Launch 'radical recovery plan' for high streets in face of Arcadia crisis, unions tell Tories

THE government is facing calls to launch a “radical” recovery programme to rescue Britain’s ailing high streets as the Arcadia Group faces collapse.... The ret [...] Read full article: Launch 'radical recovery plan' for high ...→

Scottish State Secondary School of the Year: Gryffe High School, Houston

Scottish State Secondary School of the Year: Gryffe High School, Houston

Pupils learn a lot more than how to pass exams at Gryffe High School. Every Friday morning at 8am, a 24-strong S6 pupil management group meet Colin Johnson, th [...] Read full article: Scottish State Secondary School of the Y...→

Car parks could become free of charge at Christmas to 'tempt customers into high streets'

Car parks could become free of charge at Christmas to 'tempt customers into high streets'

PARKING could be made free in many areas over Christmas as pressure builds from campaigners desperate to boost high streets after a year of financial insecurit [...] Read full article: Car parks could become free of charge at...→

Scottish football 'yet to hear back from Nicola Sturgeon' after plea for support

Neil Doncaster has revealed that Scottish football has yet to get a response from First Minister Nicola Sturgeon after a plea for support for professional club [...] Read full article: Scottish football 'yet to hear back from...→

John Jeffrey makes impassioned plea for unity in Scottish rugby

John Jeffrey achieved great things in adversity on the rugby field but the former Scotland flanker may have taken on his toughest task yet as he bids to unite [...] Read full article: John Jeffrey makes impassioned plea for ...→

Universities in plea for ‘reliable’ funding in Scottish budget

Universities in plea for ‘reliable’ funding in Scottish budget

Universities Scotland said this week’s UK Government Spending Review failed to set out clearly how much money will be available for higher… Read full article: Universities in plea for ‘reliable’ fund...→

High streets deserted as online retailers expect ‘record Black Friday’

High streets deserted as online retailers expect ‘record Black Friday’

London's high streets were deserted on Friday as lockdown measures kept stores shuttered — but internet retailers said they were expecting their “biggest Black [...] Read full article: High streets deserted as online retailer...→

Bank branches set to disappear from high streets by 2035 despite demand - full details

Bank branches set to disappear from high streets by 2035 despite demand - full details

BANK branches and cash points have been one of the main financial casualties of coronavirus as lockdown rules forced industries to adapt. In recent months, the [...] Read full article: Bank branches set to disappear from high...→

Calls for Scottish retail voucher scheme after Northern Ireland announcement

The Scottish Retail Consortium has reiterated calls for high street voucher scheme to be introduced in Scotland to boost trade - after Northern Ireland announc [...] Read full article: Calls for Scottish retail voucher scheme...→

Once-thriving shops gradually disappearing from Black Country high streets

Once-thriving shops gradually disappearing from Black Country high streets

Before the pandemic, these shops were selling everything from high-end watches to pharmaceuticals, with a wide range of clothing in between. Read full article: Once-thriving shops gradually disappeari...→

Tier four shoppers frantically hit Scots high streets just hours shutdown

Tier four shoppers frantically hit Scots high streets just hours shutdown

Parents were spotted carrying large boxes of children's toys as Scots try to get most of their Christmas shopping done before non-essential retail closes for m [...] Read full article: Tier four shoppers frantically hit Scots...→

Alarm as Scottish cycling deaths reach six-year high

Cycling Scotland said any road deaths or serious injuries were “completely unacceptable”. Read full article: Alarm as Scottish cycling deaths reach s...→

Scottish retail misery intensified ahead of latest lockdown moves

Scottish retail misery intensified ahead of latest lockdown moves

THE year-on-year rate of decline in Scottish retail sales value accelerated again in October, amid a tightening of coronavirus-related restrictions and major e [...] Read full article: Scottish retail misery intensified ahead...→

High streets must embrace change to survive the future

High streets must embrace change to survive the future

Even before Covid-19 closed our high streets, the retail industry was in a state of flux. Online shopping and changes in consumer trends had created a crisis t [...] Read full article: High streets must embrace change to surv...→

New online platform seeks to save Wolverhampton’s high streets

New online platform seeks to save Wolverhampton’s high streets

A new online local marketplace, which empowers shoppers to think global - shop local, has launched in Wolverhampton ahead of a nationwide rollout. Read full article: New online platform seeks to save Wolver...→

Queen ‘intervened in Scottish independence referendum’ after David Cameron plea

Queen ‘intervened in Scottish independence referendum’ after David Cameron plea

THE QUEEN appeared to intervene in the Scottish independence referendum after David Cameron asked her to, it has emerged. Read full article: Queen ‘intervened in Scottish independen...→

Sturgeon's tier system failing? Scottish Covid cases remain high despite restrictions

Sturgeon's tier system failing? Scottish Covid cases remain high despite restrictions

CORONAVIRUS cases in Scotland are continuing to remain high despite Nicola Sturgeon's restrictions north of the border. Read full article: Sturgeon's tier system failing? Scottish...→

Scottish independence poll shows Yes lead has narrowed but SNP support high

Scottish independence poll shows Yes lead has narrowed but SNP support high

The survey by pollsters YouGov is the latest insight into how Scots feel about the big constitutional question. Read full article: Scottish independence poll shows Yes lea...→

Scottish Labour plea to end ‘unfair’ coronavirus ban on amateur football games

Scottish Labour plea to end ‘unfair’ coronavirus ban on amateur football games

The pitch at Gresford Colliery Sports and Social club near Wrexham, North Wales, following Friday's announcement that the English Football League has suspended [...] Read full article: Scottish Labour plea to end ‘unfair’ cor...→

Black Country and Staffordshire high streets left empty as new lockdown kicks in

Black Country and Staffordshire high streets left empty as new lockdown kicks in

High streets in the Black Country and Staffordshire were left empty today after the second lockdown began. Read full article: Black Country and Staffordshire high str...→

Stark pictures show deserted high streets after pre-lockdown shopping mayhem

Stark pictures show deserted high streets after pre-lockdown shopping mayhem

Major shopping streets were bare on Thursday with only very few people out and about as non-essential shops shut yet again in England. Just a day earlier the s [...] Read full article: Stark pictures show deserted high street...→