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Yew only live twice … Willie Angus

Can trees really change sex?

The oldest tree in the UK is flirting with a sex change after 5,000 years. The question is whether it will it go the whole hog, or this is just a passing fancy.
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One year on: the SNP, the BBC, and the Scottish neverendum

The Scottish National Party (SNP) hate the BBC, which may sound harsh but makes sense when you think about it. The BBC – the British Broadcasting Corporation – is the ultimate symbol of Union, the cultural…
The first minister of Scotland addressing the Edinburgh TV festival . Danny Lawson/PA

Scottish TV channel a non-starter if BBC expected to stump up

The Scottish first minister's speech may have been strong on vision, but there were no signs of innovative thinking on how new Scottish services would be funded at a time of BBC cutbacks.

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