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Tuesday: Today’s breaking news headlines

Breaking news, opinion and analysis throughout the day as it happens….

The Fife garden centre acquisition reported elsewhere was announced in January, the Openreach jobs, also reported elsewhere, are part of a previous announcement.

Today’s breaking news…and catch up…

+ Politics: Former Northern Ireland deputy first minister and IRA chief of staff Martin McGuinness has died

+ Inflation: The cost of living is rising and inflation will be above the Bank of England target when it is announced at 9.30. (Watch out for updates)

+ Indy support: Former Bank of England governor Lord King has been giving his view on Scottish independence

+ Smart move: A former director of BPI has taken a senior role at Smart Metering Systems

+ SMEs/Brexit: Small companies have expressed what they want from the Brexit talks

+ Results round-up: Goals, Faroe Petroleum, Bellway, SMS, Enquest

+ Sport: Strachan hoping for double delight

+ Succession planning (promotion): Shepherd & Wedderburn is planning a free event to advise on succession.

Appointments: LBA Architects + Archangels + JR Group + CKD Galbraith + other latest hires and promotions

Bank reviewLloyds Banking Group has appointed a former Scottish Enterprise executive to head the inquiry into the HBOS scandal which led to six people being jailed 

CEO share-out: More details have emerged about how the joint chief executives at Standard Life and Aberdeen will work together

Independence: A City financier has warned of ‘economic catastrophe’ ahead for Scotland as the Prime Minister names the day for triggering Brexit

Architecture: A new role for a senior architect behind some major projects

Construction: A west of Scotland company has reason to celebrate the first year of its new division 

Food and drink: Scotland’s food exports have shown remarkable growth, according to new data

Property: Edinburgh has moved up the world rankings for investment says JLL + review from Knight Frank

Property expansion: Pair head up new brokerage

Comment: Why Scotland’s independence-obsessed politicians should be taking more notice of changes in the business world

+ Interview: National Galleries DG Sir John Leighton has secured a masterpiece for the nation, but speaks frankly about the problems delaying the £16m extension

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