Today

6:19 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Ross says he may be interested in bringing Griffiths back to Hibs

Hibernian manager Jack Ross has said he might be interested in handing Leigh Griffiths an Easter Road return this summer, should he become available. But the Leith boss admits he still has no idea whether the Celtic and Scotland striker...

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6:07 pm   |   POLITICS

One in six UK adults fully vaccinated against Covid-19

One in six UK adults are now fully vaccinated against Covid-19, with more than two million second doses delivered in the past seven days, latest figures show. A total of 8.9 million people have now received both jabs – the...

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4:17 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Man in court accused of murdering father-of-two in street

A suspect has appeared in court accused of murdering a man on a Glasgow street. Kai Russell, 22, allegedly killed Kamil Charyszyn , 35, in Easterhouse on 21 March, 2021. Prosecutors claim Russell stabbed Mr Charyszyn on the neck with...

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3:56 pm   |   SCOTLAND

Outgoing SNP MSP urges party to work with Alba

SNP MSP Alex Neil has urged his party to work with Alex Salmond’s Alba Party.

SNP MSP Alex Neil has urged his party to work with Alex Salmond’s Alba Party to achieve a “supermajority” of MSPs in Holyrood in support of independence. Neil, who served as a minister under Salmond, said in a statement on...

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3:40 pm   |   POLITICS

Tories vow to reverse Beeching cuts to reopen lost railway lines

Communities would be able to register interest in the reopening of railway stations under Scottish Conservative proposals, leader Douglas Ross has said. The party has unveiled its infrastructure plans ahead of the election on May 6, with promises to create...

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3:32 pm   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Ferrari driver handed ASBO after being pulled over by police

Police Scotland.

A Ferrari driver has been issued with an ASBO after being pulled over by police. The 57-year-old man was stopped on Thursday by officers in Livingston, West Lothian. https://twitter.com/polscotrpu/status/1382762307776868356 Road Policing Scotland uploaded a picture of the sports car on...

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3:11 pm   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Hunt for man who asked schoolgirl to ‘get into his van’

A man reportedly asked a ten-year-old girl to get into his van outside a main street shop in a Fife village. At around 6.30pm on Thursday, the schoolgirl was with her friends outside the Spar on Freuchie's High Street when...

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2:44 pm   |   SCOTLAND

Scots soak up sunshine as Covid travel restrictions ease

Some coronavirus travel restrictions have been removed in Scotland and more people are now able to meet up outdoors. The latest stage in lockdown easing was announced at an unscheduled Covid-19 briefing by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Tuesday. She...

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2:37 pm   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Hunt for thieves who torched children’s charity minibus

A minibus stolen from a primary school in West Lothian has been found burnt out and destroyed. The bus, belonging to childcare charity Simply Play, was stolen from Simpson's Primary in Wester Inch, Bathgate on Friday. After an appeal to...

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2:31 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Ex-footballer was a ‘mule’ in money laundering operation

Glasgow Sheriff Court.

A former Scots footballer was a ‘mule’ in a cross-border money laundering operation. Nathan Blockley, 28, was snared withdrawing £6500 of fraudulent funds on November 27, 2018. The ex-Airdrie and Peterhead midfielder - once red-carded for a tackle on then...

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2:26 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

‘Mother of God’: Cafe launches range of Line of Duty biscuits

A Glasgow cafe has launched a range of Line of Duty biscuits decorated with phrases such as 'Bent copper' and 'Mother of God'. The jam-filled empire biscuits have icing messages such as ‘God give me strength, ‘Hastings like the battle’,...

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2:16 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Arsenal bound for Ibrox to mark Rangers’ 150th anniversary

Warning: This article contains offensive language Rangers will welcome Arsenal to Glasgow in the summer to mark the Ibrox club's 150th anniversary. Mikel Arteta, who played for Rangers between 2002-2004, is set to bring his side north of the border...

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2:12 pm   |   SCOTLAND

Coronavirus: Three further deaths and 204 new cases

Coronavirus.

A further three people have died in Scotland after being diagnosed with coronavirus, the Scottish Government has confirmed. The death toll of those who tested positive stands at 7640, however weekly figures on suspected Covid-19 deaths recorded by National Records of...

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2:05 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Kennedy: Celtic can find level to win Old Firm cup tie

Celtic caretaker manager John Kennedy believes his side can find the level required to put Rangers out of the cup on Sunday. The club will travel to Ibrox to take on the Premiership champions for a place in the Scottish...

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1:27 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Sunshine on Leith actor guilty of sexually assaulting actress

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 13: Actor Kevin Guthrie attends the "Sunset Song" photo call during the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival at Winter Garden Theatre on September 13, 2015 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)

Scottish actor Kevin Guthrie has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a vulnerable actress. The Sunshine on Leith star, 33, took advantage of the 29-year-old woman who had appeared unwell after a night out.  The incident occurred at the flat...

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1:18 pm   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Corrie McKeague inquest will not examine police investigation

Corrie McKeague

The inquest into the death of missing RAF gunner Corrie McKeague will not become an inquiry into the police investigation of his disappearance, a coroner has said. Mr McKeague, of Dunfermline, Fife, was 23 when he vanished in the early...

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12:11 pm   |   SCOTLAND

Scottish Lib Dems unveil manifesto with vow to put recovery first

Willie Rennie.

The Scottish Liberal Democrats have launched their election manifesto with a promise to “put recovery first, not independence”. Leader Willie Rennie argued that in the wake of coronavirus, “we must bring the country together to recover from this dreadful pandemic”....

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11:56 am   |   NORTH EAST & TAYSIDE

Philip was ‘one of us’, says minister at Crathie Kirk

The minister of the church used by the royal family when at Balmoral Castle has laid claim to the Duke of Edinburgh being “one of us” in the north east of Scotland. Reverend Kenneth MacKenzie is the minister of the...

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11:46 am   |   NORTH EAST & TAYSIDE

Killer stabbed man in heart after finding him at partner’s flat

A killer who stabbed a man in the heart after he found him at his partner's flat has been jailed for more than nine years. Robbie Smullen, 23, knifed Barry Dixon before leaving him at Shannon Beattie's home in the...

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11:32 am   |   SCOTLAND

Covid variant first detected in India found in Scotland

Coronavirus.

The discovery of 77 UK cases of a coronavirus variant first detected in India could be a cause for concern, an expert has said. Public Health England (PHE) reported that 73 cases of the B.1.617 variant have been confirmed in...

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11:12 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Desire to shop ‘tied to fear of missing out and social anxiety’

Shopping.

Constant clothes shopping is tied to the 'fear of missing out' and social anxiety, research has found. The desire to amass new garbs is a bid to cope with stress and anxiety connected to everyday pressures and a fear of...

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11:09 am   |   FOOTBALL

Rangers defender Barisic: Celtic manager’s comments are a joke

Rangers star Borna Barisic has said that John Kennedy's claim that Celtic are a stronger team than their Ibrox rivals is "the biggest joke this year". Celtic's interim manager Kennedy had said that he had full belief in his players...

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11:01 am   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Three charged and 12 fined after police raid ‘funeral wake’

Police Scotland.

Three people have been charged and 12 others fined after police raided an alleged illegal funeral wake in Edinburgh. Officers responded to a report of a potential Covid breach at a property in Shandwick Place at around 10.20pm on Thursday...

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10:38 am   |   FOOTBALL

Scotland midfielder Ryan Jack ruled out of Euro 2020

Ryan Jack has been ruled out of Scotland's Euro 2020 campaign through injury, Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has said. Jack has been sidelined with a calf issue since February and Gerrard revealed that he is to have an operation next...

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10:10 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Second suspect charged and due in court over man’s death

A second suspect has been charged over the death of a man after an altercation in Glasgow. Kamil Charyszyan was found dead on Conisborough Road in Easterhouse on the night of Sunday, March 21. Police say a 22-year-old man has...

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10:04 am   |   HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS

Custard’s last stand: Shetland defiant on school menus

Schools in Shetland have no plans to follow Aberdeenshire Council’s lead in cutting ice cream and custard from their menus. It was revealed this week that Aberdeenshire Council was replacing those items with alternatives, citing new government guidance on healthy...

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9:42 am   |   NORTH EAST & TAYSIDE

‘Duke of Edinburgh’s Award has shown me I can do anything’

Kayleigh Ptak, Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

A young woman with autism and cerebral palsy has praised the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award for giving her an “amazing sense of achievement”. Kayleigh Ptak, from Perthshire, told STV News that Prince Philip’s youth awards programme has given her more...

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8:49 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Attempted murder probe after car driven at teen and boy

Police Scotland.

A 19-year-old man and a 10-year-old boy have been "left badly shaken" after a car was deliberately driven at them in Glasgow. Police have launched an attempted murder probe following the incident, which happened at around 8.30pm on Wednesday night...

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8:33 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Police ‘increasingly concerned’ about welfare of missing man

Police in North Ayrshire are appealing for information to help trace a missing man from Saltcoats.. Craig Millar was last seen around 5.50pm on Thursday, 15 April, 2021 at his home address on Saughtree Avenue.  He is described as a white...

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8:01 am   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Almost 300 jobs created as Methil site earmarked for project

Almost 300 jobs are being created at the former BiFab yard in Methil by a construction firm awarded a major contract. Harland & Wolff says it will use its newly acquired facilities in Fife to carry out the fabrication and...

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7:27 am   |   HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS

World heritage site status sought for Culloden battlefield

Single Use.

The National Trust for Scotland (NTS) is calling on politicians to support the bid for the Culloden battlefield to become a world heritage site. Culloden, near Inverness, was the site of the final battle of the Jacobite Rising, where Charles...

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7:13 am   |   POLITICS

Starmer calls for aviation recovery plan in Edinburgh Airport visit

Labour has called for a recovery plan for the aviation industry, as Sir Keir Starmer visited Edinburgh Airport. He met with Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar and the airport’s chief executive Gordon Dewar as he travelled to Scotland on Friday....

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7:06 am   |   POLITICS

Greens want new ferry routes to link Scotland with Europe

Single Use.

Greens have said they want to work with ferry bosses at Calmac to set up new links between Scotland and Europe. The party believes publicly owned services could run from places such as Rosyth, which has previously had ferry links...

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6:49 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

University and charity join forces in bid to prevent stalking

The University of the West of Scotland is to establish a centre to focus on the prevention of stalking. The project will conduct research into the issue as well as studying coercion and control on children and young people, the...

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6:45 am   |   POLITICS

Restrictions on travel and outdoor meetings ease in Scotland

Some coronavirus travel restrictions have been removed in Scotland and more people are now able to meet up outdoors. From Friday, Scots can leave their local authority area and visit other parts of the country for the purposes of outdoor...

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Yesterday

9:26 pm   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Raw waste discharged into river used as ‘open sewer’

Raw sewage was discharged into a West Lothian river over 500 times in a year, it has been revealed. Local authority councillors have called for an action plan from Scottish Water to clean up the River Almond. Councillor Diane Calder,...

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8:25 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Man’s lavish lifestyle funded by ‘industrial scale dishonesty’

An accountant who committed “industrial scale dishonesty” to fund an extravagant lifestyle has been jailed for 11 years and five months. Stephen Day, 51, plundered more than £1 million from several companies, defrauded three NHS organisations he secretly worked for...

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8:09 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Glass targets success with Aberdeen and says ‘I’m no rookie manager’

New Aberdeen manager Stephen Glass has insisted that he's no "rookie" and is confident his background has prepared him for success at Pittodrie. Glass was appointed as Derek McInnes' successor in the Aberdeen hot seat last month, but has been...

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7:55 pm   |   SCOTLAND

Duke of Edinburgh’s children to walk behind his coffin

The Duke of Edinburgh's children will walk in procession behind his coffin at his funeral on Saturday. Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward will be joined by the Duke's grandsons, Prince William and Prince Harry, as they...

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6:34 pm   |   FOOTBALL

St Mirren boss Goodwin given three-game ban for misconduct

St Mirren manager Jim Goodwin has been given a three-match ban for misconduct. Goodwin was called to a Scottish FA disciplinary panel after remonstrating with referee Don Robertson after St Mirren drew 1-1 at Hamilton last month. The result meant...

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5:44 pm   |   SCOTLAND

Hillwalkers urged to prepare properly as travel rules ease

Hillwalkers are being urged to make sure they are fully prepared for outdoor activities as coronavirus measures are due to be eased. Restrictions on travel are to be lifted across Scotland on Friday, meaning people can travel across the country...

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5:36 pm   |   SCOTLAND

‘Emotional moment’: Sturgeon receives first dose of vaccine

Nicola Sturgeon has described receiving her first dose of the coronavirus vaccine as "an emotional moment". The SNP leader thanked staff at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow for putting her at ease as she received the AstraZeneca jag on Thursday...

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4:59 pm   |   POLITICS

Scottish Greens propose new deal for onshore wind power

The Scottish Greens have unveiled plans for a new deal for Scotland’s wind energy supply. The party say the deal will help meet future demand for electricity as fossil fuels are phased out, while also creating thousands of jobs. In...

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4:58 pm   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Rennie sets out investment plan with focus on wind farm jobs

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has announced a series of green investment proposals, saying Scottish workers must be given the best chance to manufacture offshore wind turbines. Speaking during a visit to Fife College, Rennie called for a Scotland-wide...

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4:29 pm   |   SCOTLAND

Covid closures ‘have had profound impact’ on hospitality trade

Coronavirus closures have had a “profound impact” on Scottish hospitality businesses and companies are also facing rising debt, MPs have been told. Groups representing the sector also raised concerns about the timing of indoor alcohol sales returning as well as...

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4:11 pm   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Holograms allow loved ones to share meal 400 miles apart

Families and friends located 400 miles apart have been reunited virtually via live 3D holograms. Virgin Media has opened a pair of dining pods for two days, one located in London and the other in Edinburgh, allowing people to eat...

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3:45 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Sex attacker’s jail term extended after victims step forward

A serial sex offender has been sentenced to an extra eight years in jail after two more victims came forward. Alexander Morgan, 72, preyed on the then young girls between 1992 and 1996. The attacks happened at addresses in Paisley,...

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3:34 pm   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Mum’s tribute to daughter who took her own life in lockdown

Leonie Baigan. A mum paid tribute to her glamorous daughter who took her own life after struggling with mental health during the pandemic.

A mum has paid tribute to her daughter who took her own life after mental health struggles during the pandemic. Leonie Baigan, 20, died last month, just two days before a gender reveal party to celebrate her mum's pregnancy. Mum-of-one...

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3:29 pm   |   SCOTLAND

Loch Lomond ‘ready for visitors’ as travel restrictions ease

Loch Lomond.

Staff at Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park are ready to welcome visitors back on Friday as Scotland’s travel restrictions ease. From April 16, Scots will be able to leave their local authority area for socialising, recreation or exercise,...

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3:15 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Scotland striker Oli McBurnie ruled out for rest of EPL season

Scotland forward Oli McBurnie has been ruled out for the remainder of the club season and will not play for Sheffield United again before Steve Clarke names his Euro 2020 squad. United have confirmed the injury that forced McBurnie off...

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3:03 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Man in court charged with murdering woman in her home

A man has appeared in court charged with murdering a woman in her own home. Michael Dorey, 46, is accused of repeatedly striking Jacqueline Grant, 54, on the head and body with a knife on April 6 this year at...

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3:03 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Police report ‘racism and assault’ at Rangers vs Slavia game

Police Scotland has submitted a report to the Crown Office following an investigation into alleged racist abuse and an assault at the Rangers vs Slavia Prague match at Ibrox. The Glasgow side's Glen Kamara accused Slavia's Ondrej Kudela of using...

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2:43 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Teen shouted racist and sectarian remarks outside Cup Final

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 14: Hampden Park Stadium, on April 14, 2020, in Glasgow, Scotland. (Craig Williamson / SNS Group)

A teenager shouted racist and sectarian remarks outside the Celtic vs Hearts Scottish Cup final. On Thursday, Lewis Anderson, 19, pleaded guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner aggravated by religious prejudice.  The offence took...

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2:29 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Actor charged with sexual assault ‘fears for his career’

Glasgow Sheriff Court.

Scottish actor Kevin Guthrie told a jury that he fears for his career after being accused of sexually assaulting an actress. Guthrie denied attacking the 29-year-old as he gave evidence at his trial at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Thursday. The...

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2:19 pm   |   SCOTLAND

Coronavirus: One new death and 237 cases reported overnight

Coronavirus.

One further person has died from coronavirus in Scotland as cases grew by another 237 overnight. More than 10,000 deaths have been registered where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. A total of 222,897 people have tested positive in Scotland...

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1:54 pm   |   FOOTBALL

O’Donnell targeting top-six tilt after signing new deal

Stephen O'Donnell jumped at the chance to get the security that will allow him to focus on football after signing a two-year contract with Motherwell. The Scotland right-back was already in his second short-term deal at Fir Park since joining...

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1:49 pm   |   POLITICS OPINION

Manifesto is key document in assessing how much SNP deliver

Single Use.

When the opinion polls say that an election is a foregone conclusion, the aim of a campaign is simply to countdown to polling day with the minimum of fuss and absence of self-inflicted wounds. You would also think that in...

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1:48 pm   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Former Marks and Spencer store to become mass Covid vaccine hub

A former Marks and Spencer store in Kirkcaldy is being turned into a mass coronavirus vaccination hub. The Covid-19 clinic will occupy the space vacated by M&S on Kirkcaldy High Street. NHS Fife said the development was part of the...

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1:23 pm   |   NORTH EAST & TAYSIDE

Pupils to self-isolate after returning to school this week

Elgin Academy.

A number of pupils that returned to school on Monday are now having to self-isolate after a coronavirus case was confirmed. A member of staff at Elgin Academy is also having to quarantine. The Moray secondary school – which reopened...

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12:47 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Man taken to hospital after being assaulted and robbed

A man has been assaulted and robbed near a bingo hall in Glasgow. The 40-year-old was walking along Hawthorn Street, Possilpark, when the attack took place. Police were called to the scene just before 4pm on Wednesday. Emergency services also...

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12:31 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Pensioner charged after boy seriously injured in hit-and-run

A woman has been charged in connection with a hit-and-run in South Lanarkhire. A 13-year-old boy was struck by a car on Bothwell’s Main Street, near to the Co-op store, at around 2.30pm on Monday, April 5. He was taken...

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12:22 pm   |   HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS

Hopes for record-breaking breeding season of rare hoverfly

A wildlife conservation charity is getting set for a potentially record-breaking breeding season of a critically endangered rare insect that hasn't been seen in the wild in eight years. Pine hoverflies are only currently known to inhabit one small forest...

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12:12 pm   |   POLITICS

Sturgeon: IndyRef2 should be held in term of next parliament

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon says the "people of Scotland should decide Scotland's future" through an independence referendum in the next term of the Scottish Parliament. She said there would be "no democratic, electoral, or moral justification whatsoever for Boris Johnson...

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11:25 am   |   FOOTBALL

Fraser: St Mirren won’t get ahead of themselves in Scottish Cup

Marcus Fraser insists St Mirren are refusing to dream of a Hampden return just yet. With Rangers and Celtic squaring off in Sunday's Scottish Cup fourth-round clash at Ibrox, the rest of the teams in the competition know there is...

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11:12 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

CalMac criticised after key ferry service suspended

Ferry operator CalMac has been criticised for failing to provide an adequate service for communities living in the Western Isles after a key service was suspended. The MV Loch Seaforth requires major repairs due to an engine failure and has, therefore, been...

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11:09 am   |   SCOTLAND

‘Majority’ of people with family in care homes suffered distress

Three in four people with loved ones in care homes have suffered mental distress due to Covid-19 restrictions, a study has indicated. Relatives unable to visit and hug family in retirement homes endured a “range of negative emotions” which were...

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10:58 am   |   POLITICS

MacAskill: SNP victory will not persuade PM to grant indyref2

Kenny MacAskill.

An SNP victory in the Scottish Parliament election will not persuade Boris Johnson to allow a second referendum on independence, according to Alba Party MP Kenny MacAskill. The East Lothian MP, who left the SNP to join Alex Salmond’s new...

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10:34 am   |   HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS

Otter cub separated from mum is rescued by wildlife sanctuary

A tiny otter has been rescued after losing its mother.

A little otter cub has been rescued from the Isle of Yell after becoming separated from his mum. A spokesperson from Hillswick Wildlife Sanctuary said: "Keith Nisbet was slowly turning a corner at Ulsta when an otter darted in front...

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10:30 am   |   POLITICS

Anas Sarwar: I’m not yet a candidate for First Minister

Single Use.

Labour leader Anas Sarwar has conceded he is “not yet” a candidate for First Minister of Scotland. Sarwar said he does not believe he can “turn around the decline of the Labour Party in Scotland for the last 20 years”...

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9:46 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

American Bulldog puppy stolen during armed robbery

A nine-week-old American Bulldog puppy was stolen when three men broke into a property in the south-west of Glasgow on Wednesday night. One of the men threatened the homeowner in Pollok with a 'bladed weapon' before stealing the dog. Officers...

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9:26 am   |   POLITICS

Scottish tax and benefits system ‘more progressive than rest of UK’

Money.

The Scottish Government’s devolved tax and benefits system is more progressive than elsewhere in the UK, according to a think tank. The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) said changes to income tax rates mean those earning £50,000 will pay around...

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9:24 am   |   POLITICS

Sturgeon promises ‘transformational’ increase in NHS cash

Single Use.

Nicola Sturgeon will promise a “transformational” spending increase for the Scottish NHS if the SNP wins next month’s Holyrood elections. In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Sturgeon will set out how her party is putting the health service at...

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6:52 am   |   SCOTLAND FEATURE

‘Mental health crisis is not on the horizon, it’s already here’

Mental health.

Over the past year we have become used to hearing about the physical toll of the coronavirus pandemic. But the emotional impact on many has also been profound, causing a huge surge in the number of people who are struggling...

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6:49 am   |   SCOTLAND FEATURE

Pandemic puppy trend sparking rise in illegal traders

Puppy farm

Almost 1.2 million dogs have been bought in the UK during lockdown, according to the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association. This surge in demand is pushing the prices up – making it all the more tempting for illegal puppy traders. Over...

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6:45 am   |   POLITICS

Face-to-face with Colin Mackay: Conservatives leader Douglas Ross

Colin McKay interviews Douglas Ross

Over the coming weeks STV will be hosting a series of exclusive interviews with the main political party leaders taking part in May’s Holyrood elections. Next up is the leader of the Scottish Conservatives, Douglas Ross, who sat down with...

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