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Tuesday’s business and political headlines

Daily Business has this morning’s breaking news, including developments in the media and rail industries..

There is a big boardroom announcement from STV…while Stagecoach and Virgin have a new bid partner…and we explain why there is a celebration tonight for two business angels

Stay ahead by logging on to Scotland’s online business, political and lifestyle website, updated throughout the day… www.dailybusinessgroup.co.uk

+ Media: A big announcement from STV today concerning its chief executive

+ Rail: Stagecoach and Virgin have joined forces with a big European partner to bid for a prestigious rail franchise

+ Property: An experienced adviser has made the switch from one agency to another

+ Highland deal: a consultancy has been awarded a contract to look at journey times on the Highland line

+ Mine plan: Professor Russel Griggs has welcomed a plan to restore a long abandoned coal mine

+ Fraud fear: Nicola Sturgeon departed from her STUC speech to make claims about why Theresa May really called the snap election

+ Brexit blow: Small firms fear the squeeze on EU migrants will be particularly damaging to Scotland

+ Better shape: Listed shop fitter Havelock Europa has unveiled its latest full year figures after the Fife company instigated a turnaround strategy

+ Contract: a new deal has been handed to a construction firm to provide a makeover for Lanarkshire schools

+ Celebration: There will be a celebration tonight to mark the contribution of two angel investors.

+ Catch up..

Five-a-side talks: Two five a side football companies are in talks about a £170 million merger

Property: State Street, the US asset manager, has confirmed plans to relocate in Edinburgh in what is the biggest property transaction in the city this year 

Property: Lomond Capital has secured bank funding for expansion in the south

Property: Biggest retail deal in Perth for more than 18 months

Life sciences: The founder of a stem cell company is to step down as the company consolidates in the US 

Opinion: Have the wheels finally come off the Nicola Sturgeon bandwagon?

Law: A top legal firm has hired one of the leading figures in Scotland’s Chambers’ of Commerce as a director

Latest appointments: Sick Kids Friends Foundation + Anderson Strathern + other latest hires and promotions

Daily Business Magazine: 

Street food revolution: One fashionable corner of Edinburgh is drawing weekly crowds lured by its varied food-to-go stalls. Pauline Taylor reports

Rewind the week: A glimpse inside one of Edinburgh’s rarely seen gems and why a former banker will be happy with the General Election date

High street makeover: Is the future of our shops to turn them into “leisure experiences”?

Digital dilemma: Scotland’s digital economy is growing fast, but it is creating some challenges for the skills agencies. Terry Murden assesses the state of the market

Food and drink: The latest recommendations on where to eat and drink

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