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Another exclusive from the Daily Business newsdesk today as we reveal the background to Head Group‘s acquisition of Change Recruitment...plus today sees the start of the RBS shareholder trial...we have a full preview of the case…and Johnston Press CEO Ashley Highfield faces a potential stormy AGM today

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RBS faces a £12bn shareholder claim..we preview the trial that will see Fred Goodwin in court
Unbeaten in the league, can Celtic’s class of 2017 match their illustrious predecessors who made history 50 years ago this week?
+ Exclusive: New details have emerged over Change Recruitment’s sale to Head Group..

+ Interview with Paul Atkinson of angel investment group Par Equity and Head Group. He discusses plans for his expanded company, and his concerns over Brexit and tax

Ban on second jobs: Scottish Labour is proposing a radical move to restrict MSPs outside interests. Is it a wise move? The party today unveils its manifesto

Scots powering US: ScottishPower is behind two giants wind farms in the US

+ Media: A former Fleet Street editor is said to be raising funds to bid for a national newspaper

+ Media – ITV: Another potential recruit to succeed Adam Crozier has emerged and he is a former RBS banker

+ All media stories here

+ Banking: Shareholders go to court in £520m compensation claim against RBS + timeline of Fred Goodwin‘s rise and fall

+ Contact centre growth: A Scottish contact centre is expanding in the south after receiving an ‘unbeatable’ package

+ Tories on the backfoot: concerns over the manifesto are making party members nervous

+ Maybe or Maybe Not: With the polls narrowing Terry Murden asks if Mrs May risks throwing away a big lead 

Pensions and tax: Lindsey Rogerson asks – what’s the deal for voters?

Mum reins: A child safety business created by a young mum has secured a significant deal

Senior role: A big four accountant has filled a senior post at one of its Scottish offices

+ All appointments here

+ Interview with Iain May, the former RBS banker turned minister who has launched a community bank

+ Food and drink / charity: A gin created as a social enterprise has reported a key milestone 

+ Bio deal: An engineering company has secured a deal at a life sciences campus

Rab McNeil’s Week: the leading humorist and sketch writer begins a regular Daily Business column taking a sideways look at business

+ Sport – football: Paul Kiddie asks if Celtic’s class of 2017 can match their illustrious predecessors who made history 50 years ago this week

Sport – football: Highland sting: grim news for Inverness Caley Thistle

Sport – rugby: Scots prepare for tough summer test

Art: A painting by a former $50 graffiti artist has sold for $110.5m in New York

+ Daily Business Magazine….catch up on the big Edinburgh celebrity gala night…latest food and drink reviews…why Britons struggle to like the rich

+ BBC Radio Scotland continues to ignore online media in its promotion of news services… today’s article on Ascensos reported by Daily Business is credited to The Herald. Daily Business has filed an official complaint to the BBC about its promotion of selected media, claiming this gives them a commercial and editorial advantage in breach of BBC guidelines.

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