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9:06 pm · Football

Scotland beat Ukraine 4-0 in Women's World Cup qualifier held in Poland

Scotland have defeated Ukraine in a qualifier for the Women's World Cup. The four goal victory puts the Scots five points behind group leaders Spain with one game to go as they bid for a playoff place for the tournament...

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8:19 pm · Football

Hibs signs former Celtic star Aiden McGeady in one year deal

Aiden McGeady

Hibernian have confirmed the signing of former Celtic winger Aiden McGeady. The Republic of Ireland international signed a one-year-deal at the Easter Road club on Friday. The 36-year-old is returning to Scotland since he joined Spartak Moscow from Celtic for...

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7:27 pm · Scotland

Abortion summit to be held on Monday in wake of Roe v Wade overturn

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is set to chair an emergency summit on abortion care and buffer zones in Scotland on Monday in the wake of the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v Wade.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is set to chair an emergency summit on abortion care and buffer zones in Scotland on Monday in the wake of the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v Wade. Demands for an emergency summit...

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6:13 pm · Football

Jamie McCart to leave St Johnstone after agreeing Championship switch

Defender Jamie McCart has agreed terms on a move to the English Championship when his contract at St Johnstone expires next week. The 25-year-old will join newly-promoted Rotherham United after helping to guide the Perth club away from the second...

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5:53 pm · Edinburgh & East

Organisers cancel charitable Over the Bridge music festival

Over the Bridge artists

A three-day music festival which was set to take place in Edinburgh’s New Town has been cancelled by organisers after the council deemed it would “cause undue public nuisance”. Over the Bridge festival was set to welcome the likes of...

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5:50 pm · Glasgow & West

Woman left injured on road after 'falling from car' dies in hospital

Michelle Martin

A woman who was left injured on a Dumfries and Galloway road six days ago has died in hospital. Michelle Martin, from Moffat, was found on the A701 near St Ann’s at Lockerbie at around 1.45am on Saturday. Emergency services...

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5:41 pm · Glasgow & West

Unanimous vote to force businesses to transport late shift staff home

A massive stand has been taken by councillors in the fight to stop violence against women as they voted to obligate businesses to make sure workers got home safe at night in North Ayrshire. Irvine Councillor Nairn McDonald put forward...

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5:16 pm · Politics

Mackay tells MSPs he believed ferries contract risks had been resolved

Derek Mackay

Derek Mackay has told MSPs that he believed the risks identified in awarding the ultimately disastrous ferries contract had been "resolved" at the time. The contract to build two CalMac ferries was awarded to Ferguson Marine in 2015. However, the...

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5:13 pm · Edinburgh & East

Health bosses' urgent plea as 20% of nursing staff absent due to Covid

Health bosses have issued an urgent plea as the number of patients with Covid has increased by 50% in the last week. NHS Lothian has said that community prevalence of the virus is causing "serious capacity issues" across the health...

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4:54 pm · Football

Rickie Lamie: Decision to stay at Motherwell was 'a no-brainer'

Rickie Lamie says it was a ‘no-brainer’ to sign a two-year contract to remain at Motherwell - as he and the club are a good fit. Lamie says he and his team-mates are looking forward to the new campaign which...

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4:25 pm · Highlands & Islands

Family pays tribute to 'loving son' killed in motorcycle crash

Police have confirmed the identity of a motorcyclist who died after colliding with a car on a Highland road. Liam Mackay, 21, from Dunnet, was riding his motorbike down the A836 Castletown to Dunnet road when he was involved in...

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4:05 pm · North East & Tayside

Urgent search for woman with 'distinctive car' missing for three days

Concerns are growing over the welfare of a woman missing from Aberdeenshire since Tuesday afternoon. Ruth Watt was last seen on Mackie Avenue near the village of Tarves in the region shortly after 4pm on June 21, but has failed...

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4:01 pm · Scotland

Sturgeon: 'One of the darkest days for women’s rights in my lifetime'

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has condemned the US Supreme Court's decision to overturn the constitutional right to abortions almost 50 years after it was enshrined in American law. Roe v. Wade was a landmark decision of the US Supreme Court...

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3:57 pm · Sport

Luke Crosbie excited about 'special' opportunity to captain Scotland A

Luke Crosbie is honoured to be captaining Scotland A against Chile in Santiago on Saturday. The 25-year-old Edinburgh flanker has only one senior cap to his name so far after making his international debut against Tonga last October. Scotland management...

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3:15 pm · Glasgow & West

Mum dies suddenly after shock cancer diagnosis on Las Vegas Celtic trip

A football fan who travelled to a Celtic convention in Las Vegas has died following a sudden diagnosis of cancer during her trip. Ellen Cassidy from Springburn, Glasgow, had been looking forward to a "trip of a lifetime" to the...

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2:57 pm · Glasgow & West

Man arrested over 'attempted abduction' of teenage girl

A man has been arrested over an alleged attempted abduction of a teenage girl in East Renfrewshire. The 14-year-old was reportedly targeted by two men on Harvie Avenue, Newton Mearns, at around 3pm on Wednesday. The pair are alleged to...

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2:35 pm · Glasgow & West

Woman dies after fire rips through block of flats near primary school

Ruby Street

A woman has died after a fire ripped through a block of flats in Glasgow on Friday morning. Fire crews attended the blaze on Ruby Street near Dalmarnock Primary School in the east end of the city. Nine fire engines,...

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2:29 pm · Politics

Douglas Ross: Johnson must listen after 'terrible' by-election defeats

Douglas Ross

Douglas Ross has urged Boris Johnson to listen to the message sent to him by the public after the Conservatives suffered two by-election losses in England. On a bruising night for the party, the Liberal Democrats overturned a huge Tory...

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2:13 pm · Scotland

Team Scotland reveal parade outfits for Commonwealth Games

Team Scotland have unveiled the outfits the athletes will wear for the opening ceremony at the Commonwealth Games. Scotland's athletes will wear the new kit just over a month from now, when the Birmingham games get under way on July...

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2:05 pm · Glasgow & West

Liam Gallagher fans warned of travel disruption amid railway strikes

ScotRail has warned passengers heading to see Liam Gallagher perform in Glasgow this weekend of travel disruption amid rail strikes. The former Oasis singer is taking to the stage at Hampden Park on June 26, supported by Kasabian and Goat...

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1:45 pm · Edinburgh & East

Council uncover multi-million pound 'bonus' due to underspending

Money.

Falkirk Council has uncovered a multi-million pound "bonus" after discovering its expenditure last year was nearly £7m under budget. Chief finance officer Amanda Templeman told members of Falkirk Council’s executive on Tuesday that while the final accounts have yet to...

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1:24 pm · Highlands & Islands

Shetland hauliers in war of words over lack of freight service 

Shetland seafood producers claim they were advised by a Scottish Government agency to scale back landings and production to ease freight pressure. The seafood industry and hauliers met Transport Scotland and Serco-owned NorthLink Ferries in Lerwick earlier this week to repeat their...

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1:23 pm · Scotland

Covid surge: 'One in 20' people in Scotland had virus last week

Coronavirus.

One in 20 people in Scotland are estimated to have had Covid-19 last week. It is a significant increase from the estimate of one in 30 people the previous week. It follows warnings the true number of infections could be...

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1:11 pm · Glasgow & West

Dog 'stolen' from hammock by 'two men who fled on speedboat'

een launched by a devastated dog owner to trace her beloved pooch after she was believed to be “stolen by two men on a speedboat”.

An appeal has been launched by a devastated dog owner to trace her beloved pooch after she “stolen by two men on a speedboat”. Frances Curley, from Troon, was camping on Inchtavannach Island in Loch Lomond on Sunday, June 19,...

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1:00 pm · Scotland

Why is inflation rising so quickly and how high could it go?

UK inflation has risen to its highest rate in 40 years as the cost of living crisis deepens across the board. The situation is expected to get even worse in the autumn when energy bills could rise again from already record highs....

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12:45 pm · Highlands & Islands

Biker airlifted to hospital with 'serious' injuries after crash

The Scottish Ambulance welcome a new helicopter on the airfield.

A motorcyclist has been airlifted to hospital while another is also in a serious condition following a crash with a car in the Highlands. The bikers, aged 28 and 26 respectively, were hurt in the collision on the A939 near...

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12:30 pm · North East & Tayside

Thousands of midges caught forming 'tornado' in skin-crawling video

Thousands of midges were caught on camera forming a swirling "tornado" in the skies above Scotland. In footage to make the skin of some viewers crawl, the bugs were captured in a mass column in Kinross on Thursday evening. Experts...

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12:18 pm · Highlands & Islands

A82 closed in both directions after 'fuel tanker' crashes off road

A major road has been closed in both directions after a tanker crashed off the carriageway in Argyll and Bute. Emergency services were alerted to the collision around 7.30am on Friday, on the A82 north of Bridge of Orchy at...

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12:08 pm · North East & Tayside

Decision to defer agreed definition of Islamophobia branded 'cop-out'

An Aberdeenshire councillor has said she is “disappointed” the local authority has deferred a paper agreeing the meaning of the term Islamophobia. The council’s business services committee discussed adopting the All-Party Parliamentary Group’s (APPG) definition on Thursday. The definition has...

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11:39 am · UK & International

Katie Price avoids prison after breaching restraining order

Katie Price has avoided jail for sending an “angry and inflammatory” message to her ex-husband in breach of a restraining order banning her from contacting his new partner. The 44-year-old former glamour model sent Kieran Hayler a message on January...

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11:20 am · Sport

Golfers who took part in LIV Series banned from Scottish Open

Golfers who took part in the controversial LIV Series have been banned from competing in next month's Scottish Open, the DP World Tour has announced. The Saudi-backed tour held its first event in London earlier this month, with some top...

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11:04 am · Highlands & Islands

'Do not consume': Warning issued after toxins found in shellfish

Dentist.

Residents in the Highlands have been warned not to consume shellfish from Loch Sunart due to "increased levels" of a biotoxin. Highland Council issued the warning after its environmental health team found increased levels of "naturally occurring" bivalve shellfish toxins...

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10:50 am · Glasgow & West

Scheme to regulate landlords after 'explosion' of short-term lets

Tourism.

The public are to be asked for their views over plans for a new scheme to regulate short-term lets in Glasgow. Proposals are being brought forward by Glasgow City Council's Licensing and Regulatory Committee. It is in response to an...

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10:44 am · Sport

Andy Murray to play James Duckworth in Wimbledon first round

Andy Murray has been drawn to face James Duckworth in the first round at Wimbledon. The Scot was unseeded in Friday’s draw and avoided meeting Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic early in the tournament that has delivered two of his three...

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10:24 am · Glasgow & West

Teenage girl targeted by two men trying to persuade her into car

A hunt has been launched after two men tried to persuade a teenage girl into a car on Wednesday afternoon. Between 2.45pm and 3.45pm, the 14-year-old was walking, with friends, on Harvie Avenue, Newton Mearns. She stopped at a bus...

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10:04 am · Glasgow & West

The future of Glasgow city centre may have been there all along

Getting customers back into shops and stores is one thing post-pandemic - persuading commuters to return to the office is another. But one area of Sauchiehall Street in Glasgow might have come up with all the answers. Between Dalhousie Street...

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9:34 am · Glasgow & West

Metal detectorists banned from historic sites after damaging monument

Dunadd Fort

Two metal detectorists have been ordered to carry out 80-hours unpaid work after damaging a historic monument and removing an artefact. Andrejs Grisulis, 35, and Matthew Madden, 55, have also been banned from entering any site owned and managed by...

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8:46 am · Edinburgh & East

Lorry driver treated for injuries in hospital after railway line crash

A lorry driver has been treated for “non-life threatening injuries” in hospital after the vehicle he was driving crashed onto railway tracks in East Lothian. The incident occurred around 1.30pm on Thursday after the lorry, which was being driven on...

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8:06 am · Entertainment

Alan Carr opens up about 'rubbish' year and hunt for love in Scotland

Comedian Alan Carr has opened up about his "raw" divorce and finding material for his newest tour during one of his toughest years. Speaking exclusively with Laura Boyd for What's On Scotland on Friday, the beloved comic opened up about...

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7:25 am · UK & International

Coronavirus vaccines 'saved around 20 million lives worldwide'

Coronavirus vaccine.

Around 20 million lives around the world were saved thanks to the Covid-19 jabs in the first year of the vaccine programme, according to new estimates. The first ever Covid-19 jab outside a clinical trial was administered in the UK...

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7:24 am · Politics

Double blow for Boris Johnson as Tories suffer by-election defeats

Voters have rejected the Conservatives in two by-elections in England inflicting a double blow on Boris Johnson's leadership. In Tiverton and Honiton the Liberal Democrats overturned a 24,000 Tory majority to win, while Labour reclaimed Wakefield. The contests were triggered...

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7:19 am · Sport

Strathclyde Sirens captain Abernethy announces retirement from netball

Gia Abernethy

Strathclyde Sirens captain Gia Abernethy has announced her retirement. The 28-year-old Australian, who has spent the last four years at the Glasgow side, admitted she would struggle to compete at the top level for another full season. Abernethy was signed...

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7:17 am · UK & International

'Huge' increase in energy-related scams as cost of living soars

Stock image of an energy bill.

Households are facing a “huge” jump in energy-related scams as fraudsters exploit fear and confusion around soaring bills, figures show. Scams mentioning one of the ‘big six’ energy firms in the first quarter of this year were up 10% on...

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7:07 am · Glasgow & West

Military charity to honour families who have served for generations

A charity is honouring families who have served Britain for generations on this year’s Armed Forces Day. SSAFA will recognise volunteers, staff, and their families on Saturday June 25, to mark the occasion. One of those people is Kilmarnock-born Kirsty Bushell CBE, the national vice chair of SSAFA, and a former RAF wing commander.

A charity is honouring families who have served Britain for generations on this year’s Armed Forces Day. The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA) will recognise volunteers, staff, and their families on Saturday to mark the occasion. One of...

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6:56 am · Scotland

Epilepsy: 'Every day is a lottery since I was forced to give up work'

A man with epilepsy has told how "every day is a lottery" since the condition forced him to give up his job as a support worker. Dave McTernan, from Edinburgh, was first diagnosed 38 years ago when he was 17...

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6:46 am · Glasgow & West

What's happened at Ravenscraig since steelworks closed 30 years ago?

Thousands watched as the towers at the heart of Scotland’s steel capital fell to the ground in 1996. Once the largest hot-strip steel mill in western Europe, the closure of Ravenscraig four years earlier dealt a devastating blow to thousands...

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6:44 am · Edinburgh & East

'Far greater' number of children affected by hearing test failures

A "far greater" number of children could be affected by sub-standard hearing tests than previously thought. An audit into NHS Lothian found significant failures in 155 of the 1,113 patients treated between 2009 and 2018, which led to children being...

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6:38 am · Scotland

Rail passengers warned strike chaos 'could continue into next week'

Rail passengers have been warned to expect cancellations and delays on services for the rest of the week ahead of further strike action by workers. Members of the RMT union will walk out for the third time in the space...

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Yesterday

10:04 pm · Entertainment

Biffy Clyro crowned best British act at Kerrang! music awards

Biffy Clyro

Biffy Clyro have been crowned best British act at the annual Kerrang! music awards. The Scottish rock band defeated Neck Deep, Loathe, Venom Prison and Franker Carter And The Rattlesnakes in the hotly-contested category at the ceremony held at the...

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9:29 pm · Highlands & Islands

Two injured people taken to hospital after crash on Highland road

Two people have been left injured following a crash in the Highlands. Emergency services were called to the scene on the A939 road near Ferness after the collision was reported at around 3.35pm on Thursday. Both of the injured people...

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8:27 pm · Football

Harry Kewell: Decision join Celtic in coaching role was a ‘no-brainer’

Former Champions League winning winger Harry Kewell admits joining his fellow Australian Ange Postecoglou's coaching staff at Celtic was a “no-brainer”. The former Liverpool, Leeds and Galatasaray star was officially revealed as first-team coach at the Scottish champions on Thursday...

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7:27 pm · Glasgow & West

Police Scotland underspent by £13m on response to COP26

Policing COP 26 was delivered with a £13m underspend, according to papers presented to the Scottish Police Authority. The climate conference took place in Glasgow from October 31 to November 13 last year, and saw tens of thousands of people...

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6:45 pm · Glasgow & West

Police officers help deliver baby boy on Glasgow roadside

A baby was delivered at the side of the road by two “quick-thinking” police officers after they were flagged down by a member of the public in Glasgow Southside. Officers PC Stevie Fergus and PC Guy Rawson were on a...

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5:58 pm · Football

McBurnie charged with assault after 'stamping on pitch invading fan'

Scotland striker Oliver McBurnie has been charged with assault in connection with a disturbance on the pitch after his club's play-off semi-final defeat last month. The Sheffield United player has been summonsed to court, along with team mate Rhian Brewster,...

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5:54 pm · Edinburgh & East

Sports hall latest to be closed over 'dangerous' concrete roof panels

A third council building has had to be closed to the public in West Lothian because of the danger of roof collapse and failing Siporex concrete panels. Council officers have been monitoring nine buildings where Siporex roof panels had been identified...

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5:44 pm · Glasgow & West

Spike in 'severe and complex mental illness' since lockdown

A psychologist.

Mental health services across Glasgow are seeing an increase in “severe and complex illness” after new figures revealed fewer people were referred during lockdown. A freedom of information request (FOI) submitted to NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (GGC) confirms that...

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5:39 pm · Edinburgh & East

Homeowner granted right to change windows in overturned planning call

A local appetite for change has seen a homeowner allowed to replace traditional timber windows with new plastic frames. Midlothian councillors overturned a decision by planners to refuse permission for the house in a modern Penicuik estate to have new...

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5:37 pm · Edinburgh & East

Lorry smashes through stone wall and crashes onto railway line

A lorry has crashed through a stone wall, down an embankment and onto railway tracks in East Lothian. Cross-border rail passengers have been advised not to travel as they face severe disruptions on the line. Images sent to STV News...

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5:27 pm · Politics

Rishi Sunak speaks with oil and gas bosses over plans for windfall tax

Rishi Sunak

Rishi Sunak travelled to Aberdeen to speak with oil and gas bosses over plans for a windfall tax. The Chancellor met with sector leaders as they made clear their opposition to the proposal. The plans were unveiled by Sunak in...

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4:47 pm · Politics

Blackford grilled over future of SNP MP found guilty of sexual misconduct

Ian Blackford

Ian Blackford has been pressed over the future of SNP MP Patrick Grady who was suspended after being found guilty of sexual misconduct. The SNP Westminster leader spoke to STV News on Thursday - the first time he has addressed...

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4:38 pm · Glasgow & West

Man 'threatened police with knife before five-mile car chase'

A man has been arrested after allegedly brandishing a knife at police before fleeing the scene and smashing into a car during a five-mile chase. Officers raided a home in the village of West Kilbride as part of an ongoing...

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4:32 pm · Scotland

Deserted stations, daily life disrupted and sympathy for strikers

Rail stations across Scotland became ghost towns for the second time in the space of three days as workers walked out in the largest strike of its kind in a generation over pay and conditions. Services have been drastically reduced...

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4:18 pm · North East & Tayside

Man charged after £212,000 of cannabis seized during police raid

Cannabis.

A man has been arrested in connection with the seizure of a six-figure sum of drugs in Dundee. The 28-year-old has also been charged over the raid that took place on Arbroath Road on June 10. Police say cannabis with...

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4:17 pm · Sport

Crosbie will 'lead by example' as he captains Scotland A

Gregor Townsend has handed the Scotland captaincy to Edinburgh Rugby’s Luke Crosbie – one year after he was originally due to lead out his country. Crosbie, 25, will skipper a Scotland A team against Chile in Santiago on Saturday as...

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4:07 pm · Glasgow & West

Sandy Davidson's sister 'knows deep in heart' he was murdered

The sister of a three-year-old who went missing in 1976 "knows deep in her heart” he was murdered. Sandy Davidson was a month shy of his fourth birthday when he vanished from his grandparents' garden in Irvine, North Ayrshire.  His...

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4:04 pm · UK & International

British Airways staff overwhelmingly back strike action over summer 

An overwhelming majority of British Airways staff have voted for industrial action at Heathrow Airport over peak summer holiday months. In a vote conducted on Thursday, over 95% of GMB union members said they were prepared to strike, on a...

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3:51 pm · Glasgow & West

Glasgow officials in talks to host Eurovision song contest next year

Glasgow is to launch a bid to host the Eurovision song contest next year if Ukraine is unable due to the ongoing Russian invasion.  SNP council leader Susan Aitken revealed officials had started “informal” and “hypothetical” talks about the Scottish city...

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3:15 pm · North East & Tayside

Moss-covered roofs creating 'landing pad' for gulls in town

Moss on council house roofs is encouraging gulls to nest and should be removed as a matter of urgency. That was the message from Elgin councillors at a meeting of the housing and community safety committee on Tuesday

Moss on council house roofs is encouraging gulls to nest and should be removed as a matter of urgency. That was the message from Elgin councillors at a meeting of the housing and community safety committee on Tuesday. But Moray...

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3:07 pm · Politics

An uncomfortable FMQs as the Patrick Grady affair hits Holyrood

It is an issue that the SNP simply cannot draw a line under: the fallout from the sexual misconduct finding against Glasgow North MP Patrick Grady. To recap briefly. An independent probe found that Grady had harassed a staff member...

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3:06 pm · Football

Martinez Losa: Scotland can't rely on others for World Cup play-off spot

Scotland women's boss Pedro Martinez Losa says they can't worry about other teams’ results as they push for second spot and a place in the World Cup play-offs. Scotland are a point ahead of third placed Hungary ahead of Friday's...

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2:07 pm · Football

Aberdeen continue rebuild with signing of Macedonian striker

Macedonian international striker Bojan Miovski is to join Aberdeen from MTK Budapest and has agreed a four-year contract with the club. Miovski will make the move to Pittodrie after he has completed the UK immigration process and becomes Jim Goodwin's...

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1:57 pm · UK & International

Eight medics face 'homicide' trial over death of Diego Maradona

Eight medics are set to stand trial over accusations of "criminal negligence" surrounding the death of legendary footballer Diego Maradona. Lawmakers in Argentina have ordered a culpable homicide trial surrounding his passing following a heart attack in Buenos Aires at...

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1:45 pm · Edinburgh & East

Dog rushed to vet after eating 'pink poison pellets' in city park

Animal charity the Scottish SPCA reported that pink pellets believed to be “rat poison” was found at Dovecot Park in Edinburgh on Wednesday.

An appeal for information has been launched after a dog ingested poison at an Edinburgh park. Animal charity the Scottish SPCA reported that pink pellets believed to be “rat poison” was found at Dovecot Park in Edinburgh on Wednesday. The...

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1:13 pm · Scotland

Scots tourists to be charged fee for entry to EU under new scheme

Scottish travellers will have to pay a fee for entry to the European Union under a new scheme expected to come into force next year. The European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) will require a payment of £6 before...

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1:00 pm · Entertainment

Sugababes announce two Scottish tour dates later this year

Iconic British girl group Sugababes have announced their first UK tour in over two decades - with dates in both Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Iconic British girl group Sugababes have announced their first UK tour in over two decades - with dates in both Edinburgh and Glasgow. The original line up of the multi-platinum trio will embark on a 17 date tour in October...

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12:55 pm · Politics

Nicola Sturgeon condemns support of suspended MP in leaked recording

Blackford

Nicola Sturgeon has condemned a leaked audio recording of an SNP Westminster group meeting as "utterly unacceptable", as she said it appeared to show more concern for the perpetrator of sexual harassment than for the victim. It comes after SNP...

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12:43 pm · Glasgow & West

Lorry driver killed dog trainer after falling asleep at wheel

High Court

A lorry driver who caused the death of a dog trainer in a devastating head on collision after he fell asleep at the wheel has been jailed for five years. Michael Wilson's articulated vehicle crossed the centre line of the...

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12:42 pm · Edinburgh & East

Police pull over 83-year-old for driving 'too slow' and seize his car

An 83-year-old driver was pulled over by police for going too slow before they found his licence had been revoked. Road Policing officers stopped the elderly man on the A92 near Ladybank in Fife. They said they were used to...

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12:38 pm · Scotland

Youths risk 'life-changing' injury after spike in railway trespassing

Transport police have warned a "spike" in railway trespassing incidents in Scotland is putting youngsters at risk of "serious, life-changing" injuries. Officials recorded a 20% rise in the number of reports of people on the line in the 2020-21 period...

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11:35 am · Politics

Action needed to stop Scotland going over Covid cliff edge, says doctor

Covid.

Leadership must be shown by the Scottish Government amid fears over a rise in Covid cases, MSPs have heard. Dr Sally Witcher, an independent consultant on disability equality, urged ministers to "follow the science", as she stressed the importance of...

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11:33 am · Glasgow & West

Man in hospital and A83 closed in both directions after one-car crash 

A major road has been blocked in both directions after a one-vehicle crash in Argyll and Bute. Police were alerted to the crash on the A83, in Ardrishaig, around 8.50am on Thursday. Both sides of Tarbert Road were completely blocked...

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11:28 am · Scotland

Household sizes shrink across majority of Scotland in last 20 years

Household sizes across Scotland have shrunk in all but two parts of the country over the last 20 years, according to a new report. An average of 2.12 people lived in more than 2.67 million homes in 2021 - down...

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11:18 am · Football

Rangers defender Lewis Mayo joins Kilmarnock on loan

Scotland Under-21 defender Lewis Mayo has joined Kilmarnock on a season-long loan from Rangers. The centre-back will be part of Derek McInnes' squad as Killie return to the Premiership and aims to get further first team experience away from Ibrox....

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11:11 am · North East & Tayside

Council 'has more than £80,000 belonging to dead social care clients'

Moray Council.

Moray Council is holding more than £80,000 belonging to dead health and social care clients, an audit has found. Some of the money has been sitting in the corporate bank account for four years. The total of £80,482 belongs to...

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11:04 am · UK & International

Two accused of plotting to harvest child’s organs in the UK

Two Nigerian nationals, one of whom is a politician, have been charged with allegedly plotting to harvest the organs of a child in the UK. Ike Ekweremadu, 60, a district senator and lawyer, and Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu, 55, have been...

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10:57 am · North East & Tayside

Councillors to lease ground for 'unique' skatepark for youngsters

Stock image of a skateboarder.

Councillors have agreed to lease ground in Ellon to group planning to bring a "unique" wheel park to the town for just £1 per month for the next 25 years. Formartine area committee have backed Ellon Wheel Park Group's assest...

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10:25 am · Glasgow & West

Council offers parents suffering pregnancy loss at any stage paid leave

Parents at Inverclyde Council who suffer a pregnancy loss at any stage will now be offered two weeks leave on full pay. The local authority will also sign a pledge with the Miscarriage Association, to ensure workers are properly supported...

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10:18 am · Glasgow & West

Anger over 'lack of clarity' as children's play park closes to public

A lack of clarity over the decision to shut a popular children’s play area in Queen’s Park has sparked anger from community representatives. The Balvicar Street play park was shut last month, with Glasgow City Council claiming the decision had...

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10:10 am · North East & Tayside

Ancient mantrap stolen from ruins of medieval Scots monastery

A historical man trap has been stolen from the ruins of a medieval monastery in Aberdeenshire. The trap, located at the Deer Abbey in Mintlaw, is believed by investigating officers to have been removed between the afternoon of June 14...

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9:59 am · Politics

Food security unit to be established to safeguard against shortages

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A new dedicated food security unit is to be established to ensure supplies in Scotland are secure in the face of global pressures. Recommendations were made by a taskforce established following Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The crisis in the Eastern...

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9:07 am · Edinburgh & East

Brave 'wee warrior' Zac wins prize at Pride of Scotland Awards

A four-year-old boy dubbed a "wee warrior" who won over the hearts of his doctors has been awarded the Child of Courage prize at the Pride of Scotland Awards. Zac Gunn from Motherwell was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension in 2019,...

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7:29 am · Scotland

Water safety campaign launched as beaches gear up for busy summer

Deck chairs on the beach at the seaside on summer vacation

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution has teamed up with HM Coastguard to launch a water safety campaign as figures reveal over a quarter of a million people visited its lifeguarded beaches in Scotland last summer. According to a recent survey,...

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7:20 am · Scotland

Women convicted of witchcraft 300 years ago 'could be legally pardoned'

A monument will be erected to honour women executed as witches.

An MSP has launched a bill that could see thousands of women convicted of witchcraft around 300 years ago legally pardoned. Natalie Don says she hopes the member's bill will “right the historic wrong of witchcraft convictions”. The SNP MSP...

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7:13 am · Entertainment

Film and TV productions could be worth £1bn 'by the end of the decade'

Film and television productions could boost the Scottish economy to tune of £1bn by the end of the decade, it has been claimed. Screen Scotland said the country's booming demand as a filming location for big budget productions including Indiana...

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7:05 am · North East & Tayside

Viral TikTok star celebrates double success on graduation week

A social media entrepreneur is celebrating twice this week as he graduates from the University of Dundee as well as marking the two-year anniversary of his now-viral TikTok account.

A social media entrepreneur is celebrating twice this week as he graduates from the University of Dundee as well as marking the two-year anniversary of his now-viral TikTok account. Italian Davide Patron jumped in popularity online by sharing English language...

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6:58 am · Scotland

Second national rail strike starts across country as talks break down

A second 24-hour rail strike in the space of three days has started in a dispute over pay, conditions and redundancies. Workers represented by the RMT union walked out after the latest round of talks with Network Rail broke down...

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6:50 am · Scotland

What is driving prices to record highs and how bad could things get?

The cost-of-living crisis is continuing to deepen with inflation now at its highest rate since the early 1980s. Households across the country are having to make difficult decisions with UK inflation rising to 9.1% in May and expected to hit...

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6:44 am · Glasgow & West

Scots queue at passport office as families fear losing holidays

A family fear losing out on their £17,000 holiday as they wait for a passport for their little girl. Laura Douglas applied for a passport on April 12 for her four-year-old daughter Ava which has not arrived. The family plan...

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6:37 am · Glasgow & West

'We're certain man outside Glasgow Central is our missing dad'

Paul Harley has been missing for eight years. His children remember him as a family man who loved football, gardening and hillwalking. The welder for Network Rail has three children and a granddaughter, who he doted on.   He went missing...

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6:30 am · Politics

Rishi Sunak to meet energy bosses in Aberdeen over windfall tax plans

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Rishi Sunak is set to meet with North Sea oil and gas bosses as they push back on plans to impose a windfall tax on the sector. The Chancellor last month announced the Government's intention to introduce a £5bn tax...

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