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Thursday’s business, political and sports headlines

More change is expected on the high street as Debenhams unveils radical plans… the UK government has confirmed a report in Daily Business overnight that the Green Investment Bank is to be sold..and we have an update on the Labour-SNP battle in Scotland… we also report on an innovative addition to this year’s Scottish Open and have an interview with Stuart Hogg on his inclusion in the Lions squad

Stay ahead by logging on to Scotland’s online business, political, sports and arts news website, updated throughout the day…

+ What’s in store?: Debenhams has unveiled radical plans for the future of its department stores

+ Green plan: Who’s buying the Edinburgh and London based Green Investment Bank?

+ Corbyn cuts loose: Jeremy Corbyn has given a firm rebuke to Nicola Sturgeon’s pact plan

+ Industry / counterfeits: Harris Tweed has taken new steps to protect itself against fakes

+ Property: A report today says Aberdeen is recovering from the worst of the downturn…while another points to trends in the central belt

+ Economy: An uneven outlook, but some positives in the latest Fraser of Allander report for the Chambers

+ Law hire: A legal practice has created a new role of marketing director

+ Old and new: One of Scotland’s oldest companies is adding jobs as it moves to new premises

+ Theatre review: Pauline Taylor gives her verdict on Funny Girl at the Playhouse, Edinburgh


George’s plan: Former Chancellor turned newspaper editor makes announcement

Testing takeover: An Edinburgh engineering company has been acquired in a £620m deal

Law / property: A top law firm has found new offices in one of Scotland’s flagship developments


+ Golf: A new deal and a new plan for the Scottish Open, Paul Kiddie reports

Two Lions: Paul Kiddie reports from Murrayfield on the Scots called up to the British Lions squad amid some discontent over the selection

+ Wiser Lion: Stuart Hogg talks to Paul Kiddie about his hopes for the forthcoming tour


Property / Rent: New data shows some shifting patterns in the private rented sector

+ Property hire: Addition to consultancy’s building team with switch from Knight Frank to CBRE

Energy deal: An energy entrepreneur has acquired an oil and gas consultancy

Copy clinic – millennial tension: Niels Footman asks if Millennials are really so financially feckless

City start-up support: A big City institution has signed up to support the EIE technology event next month

CBI change: CBI Scotland is poised to appoint its first female director

Banking: Chancellor Philip Hammond has made an admission about the sale of RBS while there is speculation of an early exit from Lloyds

London calling: A new hub for Scottish businesses has opened in London

Latest appointments: CBRE + BioQuarter + thinkWhere + RSM + Grant Property + other latest hires and promotions

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+ Arts and creative – theatre: Pauline Taylor reviews Sheridan Smith’s performance in Funny Girl at Edinburgh Playhouse

+ Food and drink: Get the latest recommendations on where to eat and drink

+ Style: Catch up on the latest must-have colour

+ Working Life: Jo Bluett turned her illness into a business opportunity; Jacqueline Brown helps you find your lost mojo; US speaker Michael Anderson advises on soul-centred leadership; and how should you dress at work?

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