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9:05 pm   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Hunt for men on the run after their vehicle crashes into police car

Police Scotland

A search is under way for three men who ran off after their vehicle crashed into a police car in Midlothian.The officers inside the car were checked over by paramedics following the incident, which took place in Dalkeith at around...

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8:36 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Greta Thunberg confirms she will march at Glasgow climate protest

Greta Thunberg has confirmed she will visit Glasgow during the COP26 climate change conference. The Swedish activist tweeted on Monday night that she will join a climate strike taking place in the city on Friday, November 5. She also voiced...

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8:16 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

RMT criticises ‘arbitrary deadline’ to avoid COP26 strikes

A ScotRail train.

The RMT rail union has said a gun is being pointed at its head after a Wednesday deadline was set for accepting a pay offer that would avoid a strike during COP26. Members of the union who work for ScotRail...

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7:39 pm   |   SPORT

Scotland coach admits defeat to Afghanistan ‘tough pill to swallow’

Scotland head coach Shane Burger admitted a chastening 130-run defeat to Afghanistan was “a tough pill to swallow” but now expects his side to show their character in the rest of the T20 World Cup. Kyle Coetzer’s team had upset...

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5:59 pm   |   SCOTLAND

Electricity customers paid windfarms £1bn to switch off turbines

Stock image of windfarm.

Electricity customers have paid windfarm operators £1bn to switch off turbines, STV can reveal. The compensation has been paid over the past decade. Windfarm owners receive the money when the electricity grid is at capacity. The costs are likely to...

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5:31 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Celtic send best wishes to Wim Jansen after dementia diagnosis

Celtic have sent their best wishes to former manager Wim Jansen after it emerged he had been diagnosed with dementia. Jansen spent only one season at Celtic Park but left a lasting legacy after leading his team to the League...

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5:08 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Martindale wants best for former Juniors opponent Courts

Livingston manager David Martindale hopes to see his former Juniors opponent Tam Courts succeed at Dundee United - just not on Wednesday night. Former Kelty Hearts boss Courts has made a stunning start to league management after stepping up from...

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4:55 pm   |   HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS

Air traffic controllers suspend planned industrial action

Planned industrial action by air traffic controllers at airports in the Highlands and Islands has been suspended while talks continue. A joint statement released by the Prospect union and Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL) on Monday said plans to...

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4:44 pm   |   NORTH EAST & TAYSIDE

Poseidon submarine hunter named after brave First World War pilot

The Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft – based at RAF Lossiemouth – will now be known as William Barker VC.

A submarine hunter has been named after a brave Canadian pilot who was awarded a Victoria Cross for his service during the First World War. The Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft – based at RAF Lossiemouth – will now be known...

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4:44 pm   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Man fighting for life and two seriously hurt in two-car crash

Two British police officers wearing traditional helmets.

A man is fighting for his life and two other people have been seriously injured following a two-car crash.  The incident occurred around 4.15pm on Sunday on Seafield Road, Edinburgh and involved a Nissan Juke and a Volvo V40. Emergency...

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4:42 pm   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Cuts to adult day care in bid to save council almost £250,000

Miscarriage.

Cuts to adult day care in West Lothian are set to save the council almost £250,000 from the budget.  The bulk of the savings, which amount to £188,000, will come from a cut in the number of buses and staff used...

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4:37 pm   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Mosque attack suspect tells court of visiting far-right websites

A man accused of terror offences has told a court he visited far-right websites. Sam Imrie, 24, is on trial at the High Court in Edinburgh for allegedly posting statements on the Telegram social media platform suggesting he was going...

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4:28 pm   |   HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS

Council to focus on ‘local supply chains’ for school menus

School meal

Shetland Islands Council has said it will continue to focus on “sustainable local supply chains” for its school menus as it keeps an eye on the environmental impact of its dishes. However catering team leader Neil Beattie said the council...

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4:28 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Cancer patient’s ‘terrifying’ fits linked to hospital infection

A young patient diagnosed with a rare cancer has told an inquiry she experienced “frightening” fits that were linked to a hospital-acquired infection. Molly Cuddihy was told she had metastatic Ewing’s sarcoma when she was 15-years-old. The now 19-year-old was cared for at the Royal...

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4:24 pm   |   SPORT

Cameron Norrie to lead GB Davis Cup bid in absence of Andy Murray

World number 14 Cameron Norrie will lead Great Britain's bid for Davis Cup glory after Andy Murray was left out of the team as expected. Norrie, who became the first British player to win the prestigious Indian Wells tournament earlier...

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4:22 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Schools halt canteen facial recognition rollout amid concerns

The roll out of facial recognition systems to nine schools in Ayrshire has been paused after concerns were raised with the UK's information watchdog. The system which had been installed and was operational in all secondaries in North Ayrshire attracted...

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4:04 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Deaf pupils perform school’s first ever sign language play

A school has performed its first ever sign language play in front of parents in Glasgow. Friday's show marked a proud moment for pupils and teachers at St Roch’s High - one of the largest centres for deaf education in...

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3:44 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Killer named after Hollywood villain gunned down childhood friend

An assassin who changed his name to that of a deranged killer from a Hollywood film has been jailed for life for blasting a man to death in his own home.Garland Greene, 44, shot childhood friend Paul Cairns in the...

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3:35 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Ross: Porteous return can help Hibs turn results around

Hibs head coach Jack Ross has welcomed the return of Ryan Porteous from suspension for the visit of Celtic to Easter Road on Wednesday. The centre-back has been suspended for the last two games after being rec carded in the...

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3:32 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Hunt for man after woman sexually assaulted at railway station

Hamilton West railway station.

A manhunt has been launched after a woman was sexually assaulted at a train station in South Lanarkshire. The incident happened at Hamilton West railway station at around 12.10pm on Friday, October 15. Transport police said the victim disembarked from...

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2:57 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Driver pleads guilty to killing mum and injuring friend in crash

A delivery driver who killed a mother and seriously injured her friend in a road crash later admitted he had been a "stupid idiot". Jordan Roddie, 26, was going too fast and lost control of his Ford Focus before crashing...

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2:32 pm   |   SCOTLAND

Council workers across Scotland set to strike over pay dispute

Council workers across Scotland are set to go on a five-day strike over a pay dispute. Unions representing workers in sectors including school catering and recycling announced on Monday that the strikes will take place next month between November 8-12,...

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2:23 pm   |   NORTH EAST & TAYSIDE

Salmon fishing season over after ten months of tight lines

Salmon fishing on the River Tay.

After ten months of welcoming tight lines, the salmon fishing season is over for another year. It's been a successful one at Cargill in Perthshire, with anglers landing hundreds of fish since the season launched back in January. David Godfrey,...

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2:20 pm   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

PM honours Leith Collective founder with award for sustainability work

Sara Thomson

The founder of plastic-free shop The Leith Collective says she is 'honoured and delighted' to receive an award from the Prime Minister for her "outstanding sustainability work". Sara Thomson was given the Points of Light award by Boris Johnson as...

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1:15 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Secondary school evacuated due to ‘strong smell of ammonia’

A secondary school had to be evacuated after a janitor noticed a "strong smell of ammonia". All staff and pupils at Lenzie Academy, East Dunbartonshire, had to leave the building on Monday morning while the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service...

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1:12 pm   |   POLITICS

PM: ‘Touch and go’ whether COP26 will make climate progress needed

Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson admitted he fears the major international climate change summit he will host from Sunday could fail to make the progress needed. The Prime Minister will welcome world leaders to Glasgow for the United Nations COP26 summit but said...

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12:46 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

‘All cities have rats’: Council leader defends Glasgow ahead of COP26

Glasgow's embattled council leader has defended the state of the city while being grilled over preparations for COP26. Susan Aitken played down concerns about overflowing rubbish bins and rats on the streets as she said progress had been made to...

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12:31 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Former sergeant asked undercover officer ‘to share’ ten-year-old girl

A former police sergeant who asked an undercover officer ‘to share’ a ten-year-old girl with him has been deemed a 'serious harm to children'. Paul Bucknall, 52, chatted sexually online to two undercover police officers posing as parents between September...

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12:15 pm   |   UK & INTERNATIONAL

Las Iguanas owner announces plan to open 50 new restaurants

The restaurant group behind Las Iguanas is planning to open 50 new restaurants in an expansion strategy set to create 1250 jobs. Big Table Group, which also owns the Bella Italia and Cafe Rouge chains, said it intends to invest...

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12:13 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

FM calls for high-emitting nations to ‘step up’ on climate change

Nicola Sturgeon

Failure to act on climate change will be a “betrayal of young people around the world” and risks life on earth becoming “unrecognisable”, Scotland’s First Minister has told world leaders. Nicola Sturgeon used a speech ahead of the global COP26...

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11:42 am   |   FOOTBALL

SFA investigate ‘inappropriate’ Rangers tweets by St Mirren chairman

The Scottish FA has opened an investigation into comments made on social media about Rangers fans by St Mirren chairman John Needham. Needham, who took up the role at the Paisley club this summer and has been a board member...

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11:36 am   |   SCOTLAND

Climate-warming greenhouse gases in atmosphere reach record highs

Levels of planet-warming greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached record highs again last year, UN scientists have warned ahead of key climate talks. Concentrations of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere rose at a faster rate in...

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11:13 am   |   NORTH EAST & TAYSIDE

Scorpion sting could save lives from Covid-19, scientist says

Scorpion venom could combat the threat of new variants of Covid-19, Scottish scientists have said. The stinging creatures are some of the oldest animals on the planet, having existed for more than 400 million years. Their venoms have been used...

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11:09 am   |   ENTERTAINMENT

Lorraine Kelly to present STV Children’s Appeal’s tenth fundraiser

Lorraine Kelly will return to present the STV Children’s Appeal television fundraiser as the charity celebrates its tenth birthday.  For the first time, the show will be hosted at Kilmarnock-based performing arts academy CentreStage, a charity with a close relationship...

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11:07 am   |   ENTERTAINMENT

Alan Cumming considers moving back to Scotland for ‘quieter life’

Hollywood star Alan Cumming said he is considering moving back to Scotland – and fantasises about living in the middle of nowhere as a ‘Scottish Greta Garbo’. The 56-year-old actor said his life had become too hectic since coming out...

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10:29 am   |   ENTERTAINMENT

Tributes paid after death of Friends’ Gunther actor James Michael Tyler

Jennifer Aniston has marked the death of Friends co-star James Michael Tyler by saying the show “would not have been the same” without him. The 59-year-old died at his home in Los Angeles on Sunday after being diagnosed with prostate...

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10:21 am   |   SCOTLAND

Concerns over proposals for firefighters to ‘treat drug overdoses’

Firefighters have raised concerns over proposals for them to treat addicts who have overdosed - as Scotland's drugs deaths crisis continues to top European rates. Last year 1339 people died from drugs in Scotland, and a Police Scotland pilot on...

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10:13 am   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations to return with a bang this winter

Edinburgh's Hogmanay.

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay is set to return with a bang. The much-loved event – which moved online in 2020 due to the Covid pandemic – will return this winter as a four-day festival. As well as a torchlight procession, there will...

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10:09 am   |   UK & INTERNATIONAL

Queen misses church service a week ahead of COP26 in Glasgow

The Queen

The Queen missed a church service on Sunday and is just a week away from being due to travel to Scotland to host a major reception for world leaders at the COP26 climate change summit. The 95-year-old monarch is following...

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9:47 am   |   SCOTLAND

Church of Scotland’s new moderator: ‘Prison is not answer to drugs’

The Church of Scotland has elected a new ambassador who believes possession of drugs should be decriminalised. Rev Iain Greenshields said he was "honoured" to become the next moderator of the General Assembly and said addiction was among the "great...

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9:04 am   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Teenage girl dies in crash as six-year-old boy fights for life

Stock image of an ambulance.

A teenage girl has died as a result of a crash in West Lothian that also left a six-year-old boy fighting for his life and two others injured. The two-car collision, involving a brown Ford Focus and back Volkswagen Golf,...

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8:28 am   |   HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS

Police confirm woman missing overnight found safe after search

Two British police officers wearing traditional helmets.

A woman who had been missing overnight in the Highlands has been found safe. The 29-year-old, from Nairn, had not been seen since 5pm on Sunday. But police confirmed on Monday that he she had been found following a public...

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7:52 am   |   SCOTLAND OPINION

I said it would never last… happy birthday, Scotland Tonight

When it was first mooted that STV would run a four-nights-a-week current affairs programme, I remember telling producer Stephen Townsend: "It will never last. There isn’t a market for it." As I say 'happy birthday, Scotland Tonight', I do so...

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7:45 am   |   SCOTLAND

First weekend of enforcement of vaccine passport scheme ‘unmitigated disaster’

Passports poster.

The first weekend of enforcement of Scotland’s vaccine passport scheme has been an “unmitigated disaster”, according to a hospitality sector body. The Scottish Hospitality Group (SHG) said that staff have faced “intolerable levels of abuse” and some venues saw a...

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7:35 am   |   SCOTLAND

FM to urge ‘credible action’ on climate change from world leaders

Glasgow

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will call on world leaders to take “credible actions” to achieve net zero in a speech ahead of the COP26 UN climate change conference. She will say that keeping the prospect of limiting global warning to...

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7:31 am   |   SCOTLAND

Labour urges SNP to ‘get a grip’ as hospital-onset Covid cases rise

Hospital

Scottish Labour has called on the SNP to “get a grip on hospital safety” as cases of hospital-onset Covid reached a seven-month high. Latest Public Health Scotland data showed an increase in cases classed as “definite hospital onset”, where the...

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7:22 am   |   UK & INTERNATIONAL

Half of UK ‘already planning overseas holidays in 2022’

Holiday.

Around half of the UK are already planning overseas holidays next year, according to a new survey. Spain topped the intended destination list, followed by Greece, France, Italy, the United States and Portugal, according to American Express. A fifth (20%)...

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7:16 am   |   SCOTLAND

Tackling poverty and inequality ‘is top concern for Scots’

Wallet.

Tackling poverty and inequality is a key concern for Scots – though those living in the least deprived areas are more likely to be worried about the economy. Just over a third of people (34%) described dealing with the problem...

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7:03 am   |   UK & INTERNATIONAL

Missing people chat service launched after demand rises during pandemic

Phone.

A charity for missing people has launched an online chat service for vulnerable adults in response to rising demand and cases of increased severity during the coronavirus pandemic. Phone calls to the national Missing People helpline have risen more than...

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6:55 am   |   SCOTLAND FEATURE

‘Donald Trump said he would buy me a beer… but he never did’

Happy birthday, Scotland Tonight! The STV current affairs show is celebrating ten years of debate and discussion across news, politics and entertainment. Here, we look back at some of the stand-out moments from the show's history, with memories from presenters...

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6:46 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Girl backs candle-free Halloween after hair fire horror

Karla Peacock was practising blowing out candles ahead of her fifth birthday when her hair suddenly became engulfed in flames. Instead of celebrating with friends and family, she endured eight weeks in hospital with second and third-degree burns to her...

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6:42 am   |   UK & INTERNATIONAL

Dividends soar as companies hand out Covid cash reserves

Business.

Shareholder dividends paid to investors soared this year as companies handed out cash hoarded during the pandemic, according to new data. Payouts hit £34.9bn between July and September, 89% higher than the same period last year, according to financial data...

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