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10:15 pm   |   SCOTLAND

Bad weather postpones first SpaceX launch of Nasa astronauts

Nasa.

Nasa has postponed its first launch of astronauts from US soil in nine years due to bad weather. Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley were set to travel to the International Space Station (ISS) on a rocket and capsule system built...

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10:00 pm   |   POLITICS

Bill backed to improve children’s role in family legal system

Lawyer.

MSPs have backed a Bill aimed at improving the experience of children in the family legal system. The Children (Scotland) Bill passed its first stage unanimously in Holyrood on Wednesday. It proposes to give the views of children more weight...

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9:48 pm   |   POLITICS

Universities and colleges preparing to reopen from September

University.

Scotland’s colleges and universities are preparing for a phased return of students to campuses in September as the coronavirus lockdown eases. Further and higher education minister Richard Lochhead has written to the country’s college and university principals about the Scottish...

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9:39 pm   |   POLITICS

Lockdown impact on vulnerable children causing ‘major concern’

Children.

Concerns have been raised about the impact of the coronavirus lockdown on Scotland’s most vulnerable children, with a report warning domestic abuse is on the rise. The Scottish Government’s vulnerable children report, written earlier this month, said there are a...

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9:20 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Second man charged over fatal shooting at house

Paul Cairns.

A second man has now been charged in connection with a shooting in North Ayrshire. Police were called to a house in Nithsdale Road in Ardrossan on Sunday afternoon where Paul Cairns was found with serious injuries. The 42-year-old died...

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8:16 pm   |   SCOTLAND

SpaceX and Nasa rocket should be visible in Scotland’s sky

Nasa.

Two Nasa astronauts are on course to make history as they launch into space from US soil for the first time in nine years. Preparations are under way for Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley to travel to the International Space...

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7:59 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Man who harassed teenage girl outside train station jailed

Glasgow Central railway station.

A man who harassed a 15-year-old girl outside a train station has been jailed for 12 months. Duncan Brown, 55, was drunk when called the teenager over near Glasgow Central railway station last March. She initially couldn’t understand him and...

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6:23 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Rangers sign Ianis Hagi on permanent deal after loan spell

Ianis Hagi.

Rangers have confirmed Ianis Hagi has signed a long-term contract at Ibrox. Genk announced on Tuesday night that Rangers had taken up the option to sign the Romanian international following his loan spell. The 21-year-old told Rangers’ website: "I am...

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6:12 pm   |   FOOTBALL

SPFL clubs to discuss Hearts’ league revamp proposals

Hearts, Tynecastle Park.

Scottish Professional Football League clubs will discuss reconstruction proposals next week. Hearts owner Ann Budge has suggested changing the structure from four to three divisions, each with 14 clubs, for two seasons. Following a SPFL board meeting on Wednesday, a...

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6:02 pm   |   POLITICS

SNP MP asks Johnson: Have you had a look at your inbox?

An SNP MP has asked the Prime Minister if he has looked in his inbox amid public anger over the Dominic Cummings row. Pete Wishart urged Boris Johnson to apologise over the scandal and said the actions of his top...

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5:52 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

University creates detailed 3D model of coronavirus

Coronavirus.

Scientists at the University of Glasgow have teamed up with an illustrator to create a detailed 3D model of coronavirus. The university said the new images of SARS-CoV-2 are “one of the first and most detailed 3D representations of the...

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5:49 pm   |   NORTH EAST & TAYSIDE

Man found on hillside after going missing for three days

Robin Green, missing.

A man missing for three days has been found safe on a hillside by a gamekeeper. Robin Green, 74, was reported missing from the west end of Aberdeen on Sunday. He had last been seen in Mill of Strachan, Aberdeenshire,...

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5:48 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Man in court charged with raping teenager near castle

Police Scotland.

A man has appeared in court charged with raping a teenage girl in woods near a castle. Craig Watson, 25, from Hamilton, has been accused of attacking the teenager near Bothwell Castle in South Lanarkshire on May 20. Watson appeared...

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5:39 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Hospital staff ready to fight second wave of Covid-19

University Hospital Monklands.

Staff at a hospital have said they have never faced anything like coronavirus before, but are now better prepared to fight a second wave of potential infections. The team at University Hospital Monklands in Airdrie said lessons have been learned...

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5:34 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Livi goalkeeper gets contract extension after Twitter vote

Livingston goalkeeper Gary Maley has signed a one-year extension at the West Lothian club, after his future was put to a public vote on Twitter. Almost 200,000 people had their say on Maley's future in a stunt that has helped...

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5:32 pm   |   NORTH EAST & TAYSIDE

Pensioner, 84, reported after man exposed himself to jogger

Police Scotland.

A pensioner has been reported by police after a man indecently exposed himself to a woman on a popular walking route in Aberdeen. A 37-year-old woman was running along the Old Deeside railway line between Bieldside and Cults when a...

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4:20 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Woman rescued by ferry skipper after driving car into river

A woman has been rescued from her car after driving it “at speed” into a river. The incident happened on Wednesday afternoon on the River Clyde at the crossing for the Renfrew Ferry, which links the town with Yoker in...

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4:02 pm   |   POLITICS

EU ‘open’ to two-year extension of Brexit transition

The European Union is “open” to extending the Brexit transition period to the end of 2022, chief negotiator Michel Barnier has confirmed. In a letter to the Westminster leaders of the SNP, Lib Dems, Plaid Cymru, SDLP, Green Party and...

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2:43 pm   |   SCOTLAND

Blogger’s defamation appeal against Kezia Dugdale rejected

A pro-independence blogger’s defamation appeal action against Kezia Dugdale has been rejected. Stuart Campbell, of Wings Over Scotland, alleged the former Scottish Labour leader had made defamatory comments about him in relation to a tweet he made alluding to David...

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1:42 pm   |   SCOTLAND

McDonald’s drive-throughs in Scotland to reopen next week

McDonald's.

Every McDonald's drive-through restaurant in in Scotland will re-open next week, the fast food company said today. McDonald's said in a statement it will release the locations of the reopening restaurants on the morning of each day in a bid...

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1:35 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Second man arrested over fatal shooting at house

A second man has been arrested in connection with a shooting in North Ayrshire. Police were called to a house in Nithsdale Road in Ardrossan on Sunday afternoon where Paul Cairns was found with serious injuries. The 42-year-old died at...

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1:34 pm   |   POLITICS

Sturgeon: There will be public inquiry into care home deaths

The First Minister has said there will be a formal public inquiry into the Scottish Government's handling of the coronavirus crisis, including in care homes. Nicola Sturgeon was challenged over care home deaths as the latest figures showed more than...

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1:22 pm   |   SCOTLAND

Scots set for warmest day of year as temperatures hit 27C

Scotland is set to have its hottest day of the year so far with temperatures soaring to 27C. The central belt, Moray coast and the north Highlands will be hit with 25 -27C weather on Friday and Saturday. While very...

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1:15 pm   |   NORTH EAST & TAYSIDE

Four people sprayed by ‘white liquid’ in series of attacks

Police Scotland.

Four people were sprayed by a white liquid in a series of linked attacks across Tayside on Monday evening. Police are appealing for information about the incidents in Coupar Angus and Dundee. The first attack took place at approximately 9.30pm...

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12:47 pm   |   SCOTLAND VIDEO

Curious minke whale surprises fishing family in loch

A family spot a minke whale while fishing in Campbeltown

A man was out fishing with his family in Campbeltown Loch when they spotted a minke whale coming up for air next to their boat. The curious mammal surprised them by swimming around their boat for a few hours. Charlie...

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12:36 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Man claiming he had coronavirus spat at pharmacy staff

Police

Police officers acted proportionally in dealing with a man who claimed he had coronavirus and spat at a member of pharmacy staff, according to an independent report. The incident in Glasgow on Friday May 8 was subject to an investigation...

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12:27 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Justice campaigner dies after 40-year battle to clear name

A miscarriage of justice campaigner who spent decades trying to overturn his conviction for armed robbery has died suddenly. William Beck, 59, suffered a heart attack on May 20 while with his family in Glasgow. Paramedics were unable to save...

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12:05 pm   |   SCOTLAND

Weekly deaths involving Covid-19 in Scotland fall to 230

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The number of deaths involving coronavirus last week was 230, a fall of more than 100 on the week before. It marks the fourth consecutive week where deaths relating to Covid-19 have declined, while the proportion of deaths in care...

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11:05 am   |   POLITICS

More than 1800 contact tracers identified in Scotland

A total of 1812 contact tracers have been identified to support Scotland's mass Covid-19 testing regime, according to the health secretary. The Scottish Government had set a target for 2000 tracers by the end of the month, and Jeane Freeman...

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9:19 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Halfords to open Scots stores to cope with cycling demand

Halfords is set to reopen 53 UK stores as bosses said they have seen a surge in bike sales due to commuters avoiding public transport. The stores spread across the country will allow a limited number of shoppers through its...

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8:08 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Man charged after teenage girl raped in woods near castle

Police Scotland.

A man has been charged in connection with the rape of a teenage girl in a wooded area near a castle. The incident happened after the girl left friends in the woods near Bothwell Castle in South Lanarkshire, between 5.45pm...

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7:59 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Eden Project considers creating new attraction in Dundee

The Eden Project is to investigate the feasibility of creating a new attraction in Dundee. The original Eden Project in Cornwall, known for its geodesic Biome domes, one of which houses an undercover rainforest, has welcomed more than 22 million...

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7:42 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

UK proposes new date for delayed climate change summit

Scottish Event Campus (SEC), Glasgow.

The UK is proposing that key UN climate talks postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic will be held in November 2021, it has emerged. In a letter to UN member states, the UK has proposed the Cop26 talks, which were...

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6:45 am   |   NORTH EAST & TAYSIDE

Firefighters called to tackle tenement building blaze

Firefighters have been called to tackle a blaze at a tenement building in Dundee.  Emergency crews were alerted to the fire inside the building on Dens Road at around 8.20pm on Tuesday.  Four appliances were called to the scene. Police...

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6:37 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Inspectors say Barlinnie prison is ‘not fit for purpose’

HMP Barlinnie.

Scotland's largest prison is "no longer fit for purpose" to deal with the number of inmates it houses, inspectors have said. An inspection of Barlinnie Prison in Glasgow found that holding cells in the reception area which were "first condemned...

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