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5:13 pm   |   HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS

I’d have to survive on chocolate bars if not for volunteers

A severely disabled man says he would have to survive on chocolate bars if it was not for the generosity of volunteers helping those most in need during the coronavirus crisis. Stephen Thomson, from Easter Ross in the Highlands, has...

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4:17 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Radio Clyde founder Lord Gordon dies from coronavirus

Lord Jimmy Gordon, STV's former political editor and Radio Clyde's founder, has passed away from coronavirus aged 83. Gordon worked as political editor for STV between 1965 and 1973, before moving on to help set up Radio Clyde. He remained...

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3:58 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Woman seriously assaulted after dogs fight in park

Dean Park, Kilmarnock

A woman has been left seriously injured after being attacked by two people when her dog fought with another in a public park. The 59-year-old was in Dean Park, Kilmarnock, at 11.30am on Sunday morning when her black labrador was...

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2:59 pm   |   NORTH EAST & TAYSIDE

Teen charged after police seize heroin and crack cocaine

George Street, Aberdeen.

A teenager has been charged following the seizure of thousands of pounds worth of heroin and crack cocaine. Police said the stash was found following reports from members of the public about drug dealing in the George Street area of...

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2:29 pm   |   SCOTLAND VIDEO

Gary Tank Commander urges people to ‘stay in the hoose’

Gary Tank Commander has made an announcement to urge the public to "stay in the hoose" during the coronavirus lockdown. The comedy TV character, played by Greg McHugh, took to a night vision camera to film a Twitter video in...

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2:06 pm   |   SCOTLAND

Coronavirus: 50 more people die as death toll reaches 126

Coronavirus.

The death toll from coronavirus in Scotland has jumped by 50 to reach 126. Reported Covid-19 patient deaths rose by two-thirds, up from 76 on Wednesday. Nicola Sturgeon said 40 of those 50 deaths took place over a number of...

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1:40 pm   |   NORTH EAST & TAYSIDE

Coronavirus survivor, aged 70, tells others to ‘have hope’

Scottish survivors of coronavirus, who are now being released from hospitals having overcome the worst symptoms, are speaking out to give others with the virus hope. As of Wednesday, more than 2300 people have now tested positive in Scotland. Ken...

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1:06 pm   |   ENTERTAINMENT

Scottish comedian Eddie Large dies from coronavirus

Scottish comedian Eddie Large has died at the age of 78 after contracting coronavirus while he was being treated in hospital for heart failure. The Little And Large star, who was born in Glasgow, was best known for his partnership...

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12:30 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Teenager arrested after death of man in town centre

High Street, Johnstone.

A teenager has been arrested after a man died following a disturbance in a town centre. Emergency services were called to Johnstone’s High Street at around 8.30pm on Wednesday night. A 26-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers...

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12:29 pm   |   NORTH EAST & TAYSIDE

Former RAF aircraft hangar to be used as temporary mortuary

Kinloss Barracks

Plans to use a disused aircraft hangar as a temporary mortuary have been agreed between a local authority and the Ministry of Defence. Moray Council approached the MoD about proposals to use a hangar at Kinloss Barracks as part of...

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11:57 am   |   HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS

Psychiatric patients ‘crammed together’ despite pandemic

New Craigs

An MSP has clashed with health chiefs over claims that patients at a psychiatric hospital in the Highlands are being crammed into a tighter space despite the coronavirus pandemic. Campaign group MeTooNHSHighland claimed on Twitter patients at New Craigs in...

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11:01 am   |   NORTH EAST & TAYSIDE

Director of Dundee’s V&A museum steps down to take new job

Philip Long OBE, the director of Dundee's V&A museum, is stepping down from his role to become the National Trust for Scotland's chief executive. Appointed in 2011, Long was behind the development of all aspects of Scotland's first design museum,...

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10:36 am   |   NORTH EAST & TAYSIDE

Man charged over ‘deliberate coughing’ during argument

Burn Lane car park, Inverurie.

Police have charged a man for “deliberately coughing” on another person during an argument amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis. The force said they would “not tolerate” that type of behaviour given the “current climate”. The 60-year-old suspect is alleged to...

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9:42 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Casino operator to pay £13m for ‘serious systematic failings’

Alea Glasgow, casino.

The operator of a Glasgow casino has been ordered to pay £13m after a series of failures over money laundering, social responsibility and customer interaction in the UK, in the Gambling Commission’s biggest penalty package. Three senior managers at Caesars...

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8:57 am   |   SCOTLAND

Live: Coronavirus news updates from across Scotland

Coronavirus, washing hands.

7pm - Pupils' submitted coursework will not be marked this year Coursework which has already been submitted by school pupils in Scotland will not be marked due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) has said. The move...

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8:09 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Brewery vows to cut off beer supply to Wetherspoons

West Brewery.

A Glasgow brewery has vowed to stop supplying Wetherspoons in response to the pub chain’s treatment of staff during the coronavirus pandemic. West Brewery said they would “rather sweep the streets” than do business with Wetherspoons owner Tim Martin. Beer:...

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7:15 am   |   SCOTLAND

Lockdown brewing ‘perfect storm’ for online child abusers

Mobile phone.

Children stuck at home using the internet during lockdown is brewing a “perfect storm” for offenders to abuse online, the NSPCC has warned. The children’s charity is concerned that predators could take advantage of the crisis, with social networks relying...

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7:01 am   |   POLITICS

Labour leadership vote to replace Corbyn enters final day

Voting in the race to replace Jeremy Corbyn as Labour chief ends on Thursday ahead of a new leader of the opposition being announced at the weekend. Those eligible to vote have until midday to make their choice before the...

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6:50 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Coronavirus: William and Kate phone Scots hospital staff

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge telephoned a Scots hospital as the coronavirus outbreak continues to intensify. William and Kate chatted to staff from University Hospital Monklands in Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, as well as workers from Queen’s Hospital Burton in...

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6:33 am   |   POLITICS

Call for rates relief extension to support whisky industry

Kingsbarns Distillery.

Calls have been made for an extension of business rates relief to support whisky distilleries during the coronavirus lockdown. The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) said reliefs and grants on offer do not cover its members’ visitor centres, as they do...

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6:22 am   |   POLITICS

UK summit urged to help struggling utilities customers

Gas.

The SNP has called for a summit to be held between the UK Government, opposition parties and utilities providers to help those struggling to pay during the coronavirus outbreak. Ian Blackford, the party’s leader at Westminster, has proposed various measures...

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6:11 am   |   SCOTLAND

Coronavirus: AA starts free breakdown service for NHS staff

A leading motoring association has launched a free breakdown service for all NHS workers during the coronavirus pandemic. The AA has said health service staff who break down on their way to or from work can now call for help,...

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6:10 am   |   SCOTLAND

House sparrows seen most often in Scotland’s gardens

House sparrows remained the birds seen most often in the nation's gardens in a weekend survey, new research has revealed. The birds were seen in seven in ten gardens around Scotland on the weekend of the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch,...

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Yesterday

9:17 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

COP26: Climate summit due to be held in Glasgow postponed

Vital climate talks due to be held in Glasgow this November have been moved to next year as governments struggle to combat the spread of coronavirus. The conference, one of the world’s largest diplomatic gatherings with more than 26,000 expected...

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8:13 pm   |   POLITICS

Emergency coronavirus legislation passed unanimously

Emergency legislation to tackle the coronavirus pandemic has been passed in one day at Holyrood. MSPs voted unanimously for the Coronavirus Scotland Bill, by 80 votes to zero, in a near 11-hour sitting. The Bill seeks to make changes to...

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6:21 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Crews battle fire as blaze tears through building

Firefighters are tackling a blaze which has taken hold of a tenement building in Glasgow's southside. Crews are in attendance on Kenmure Street in the Pollokshields area of the city. A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said they were...

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5:03 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Louisa Jordan: The war nurse inspiring coronavirus battle

A temporary hospital being created at the SEC in Glasgow to tackle coronavirus has been named after a First World War nurse. Health Secretary Jeane Freeman announced the medical facility will be named after Sister Louisa Jordan, who died on...

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4:24 pm   |   SCOTLAND

Search for nation’s top creature in Scottish Animal World Cup

A search to find the nation's favourite animal has been launched, with creatures including puffins and red squirrels vying for the top spot. The inaugural Scottish Animal World Cup, run online by the National Trust for Scotland (NTS), will see...

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4:12 pm   |   SPORT

Wimbledon 2020 cancelled by the All England Club

This year's Wimbledon Championships have been cancelled because of the coronabvirus pandemic. The All England Club has confirmed the tournament, scheduled to start at the end of June will not take place because of public health concerns, and said that...

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4:06 pm   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Scots donate pizza to NHS staff battling Covid-19 pandemic

Free pizzas for NHS nurses.

People across Scotland are donating a slice of goodwill to NHS workers during the coronavirus pandemic. Every Slice Helps was launched in recent weeks by Mark Dickson in Fife, whose own wife is a doctor. He wanted to help boost...

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3:59 pm   |   NORTH EAST & TAYSIDE

Driver who fled from police left seven people injured

A motorist who sped off from police was solely responsible for a crash that left seven people injured, an investigation has found. The 28-year-old was chased by a marked police car with its blue lights on in December after officers...

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3:52 pm   |   POLITICS

Transgender reforms shelved due to coronavirus pandemic

Controversial plans to make it easier for people to change their gender are among legislative proposals being scrapped as the Scottish Government focuses on tackling the coronavirus outbreak. Parliamentary business minister Graeme Dey said three Bills, including one to give...

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3:38 pm   |   NORTH EAST & TAYSIDE

Musician stages car park gigs for care home residents

A musician has been staging car park gigs outside care homes to help entertain residents during the coronavirus lockdown. Chris White has performed in Perthshire homes for the last year but has moved his inside gigs outdoors to help keep...

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3:25 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Scotland’s Euro 2020 play-off postponed indefinitely

Scotland's Euro 2020 play-off against Israel will not take place in June after UEFA cancelled all games for the foreseeable future. European football's governing body held a conference call with all 53 national associations on Wednesday to discuss the impact...

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3:10 pm   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Rare tiny moth found in Scotland for the first time

A tiny moth has been found in Scotland for the first time, a conservation charity has announced. The alder signal moth, which has a wingspan of just over one centimetre, was recorded at Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre in Grangemouth. The...

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2:30 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Householder’s vintage lightbulbs cause chaos for pilots

Glasgow Airport lightbulb interference.

A householder caused chaos for Glasgow Airport’s runways after buying vintage lightbulbs online. Experts from Ofcom’s spectrum assurance team were mobilised by National Air Traffic Services (Nats) to uncover the root of the problem when pilots flying in and out...

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2:18 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Scottish clubs furlough workers as shutdown continues

SPFL clubs have begun furloughing workers as the financial impact of the coronavirus shutdown is felt across the game. Celtic, Hearts, Hamilton, Dundee United and Montrose all announced plans on Wednesday which will see staff placed on furlough and the...

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1:37 pm   |   POLITICS

Temporary Covid-19 hospital at SEC ready ‘within two weeks’

Scottish Event Campus (SEC), Glasgow.

A temporary hospital being set up at the SEC in Glasgow to help deal with the Covid-19 outbreak will be ready "within a fortnight", the First Minister has said. She said the site would initially have 300 beds available with...

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12:23 pm   |   SCOTLAND

Coronavirus: 16 more dead as cases rise to 2310 in Scotland

Another 16 people have died from coronavirus overnight, the Scottish Government has confirmed. It brings the Scottish death toll from Covid-19 to 76. The number of confirmed positive cases in Scotland stands at 2310 - up 317 from Tuesday’s 1993....

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12:03 pm   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Edinburgh’s summer festivals cancelled due to coronavirus

Edinburgh's summer festivals have been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Fringe, International Festival, Jazz and Blues Festival, Book Festival and Military Tattoo announced their plans on Wednesday. It's the first time the festivals have been cancelled in their...

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11:59 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Body of Billy McNeill’s missing grandson found in Amsterdam

Matthew McCombe.

The body of Billy McNeill’s grandson has been found in Amsterdam 18 days after going missing. Matthew McCombe’s parents said he was “much loved by all”, adding: “Our hearts are broken.” The 21-year-old, whose mum is the daughter of late...

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11:42 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Cancer patients voice concerns over impact on treatments

Cancer patients have voiced their concerns over the spread of coronavirus and how it is impacting their treatments.  Earlier this week it was announced all breast, cervical and bowel screenings will be postponed for at least 12 weeks to allow...

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11:30 am   |   SCOTLAND

Coronavirus-hit charities to share £1.4m Kiltwalk windfall

More than 500 Scottish charities floored by the coronavirus crisis are to receive a £1.4m cash lifeline in the next 48 hours. Despite lockdown causing the postponement of the Glasgow Kiltwalk, would-be participants still went on to raise £720,000 pounds...

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11:27 am   |   HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS

Ten-year-old boy waits on kidney transplant during pandemic

A ten-year-old boy has been separated from his family due to coronavirus during his wait for a kidney transplant. Bruce Melvin has been forced to stay away from some of his relatives in a different home after one of his...

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11:14 am   |   NORTH EAST & TAYSIDE

Future of primary school put on hold due to coronavirus

The fate of a Marr primary school will be decided at a later date due to the coronavirus pandemic. Gartly primary school, near Huntly, was temporarily closed in December 2018 following an oil leak which contaminated the site. Repair work...

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10:48 am   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Rapist jailed for attack on woman with hearing difficulties

Glasgow High Court.

A man has been jailed for five years for raping a 24-year-old woman within hours of meeting her. Martin Ogg, 54, met the victim - who he didn’t know - outside a shop and invited her back to his home...

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10:43 am   |   POLITICS

Coronavirus: Plans to temporarily end trial by jury dropped

Plans to temporarily end trial by jury have been dropped from the Scottish Government's emergency coronavirus legislation after they provoked "deep concern" in the legal community. Constitution secretary Michael Russell told Holyrood that ministers are withdrawing that section of the...

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10:37 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Flats and shops to replace former Argyle Street police station

A former police station on Argyle Street could be demolished to make way for flats and shops. Westpoint Homes has submitted an application to Glasgow City Council requesting permission to knock down Cranstonhill Police Station and build 84 flats. The...

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7:22 am   |   SCOTLAND

Live: Coronavirus news updates from across Scotland

Coronavirus.

9.17pm - COP26: Climate summit due to be held in Glasgow postponed Vital climate talks due to be held in Glasgow this November have been moved to next year as governments struggle to combat the spread of coronavirus. The conference,...

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6:33 am   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Edinburgh among Europe’s most expensive for expats

Edinburgh.

Edinburgh has risen eight places in the global rankings for expatriate rental accommodation, according to new figures. The latest ECA International report shows the average cost of a three-bedroom, mid-range home in the Scottish capital has increased by £106 a...

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6:18 am   |   POLITICS

Holyrood to vote on emergency Covid-19 legislation

Scottish Parliament

MSPs are expected to pass emergency legislation to tackle coronavirus in a rare one-day sitting on Wednesday. Introduced on Tuesday by constitutional relations secretary Mike Russell, the Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill will make changes to the legal system, rental sector and...

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6:07 am   |   SCOTLAND

New £45 contactless limit rolled out to combat coronavirus

Shoppers will now be able to make contactless card payments with a new higher limit of up to £45 per transaction. The contactless card payment limit in shops is increasing from £30, as part of measures to combat coronavirus. The...

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6:05 am   |   SCOTLAND

Domestic abuse will be prosecuted ‘firmly’ during lockdown

Domestic abuse cases will be prosecuted firmly and fairly during the coronavirus pandemic, Scotland's senior law officer has said. The Lord Advocate, James Wolffe QC, told victims he knows they may be more at risk during the lockdown but said...

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6:03 am   |   SCOTLAND

Coronavirus: Scotland captain backs charity helping elderly

Scotland captain Andy Robertson has given his backing to a charity supporting elderly people during the coronavirus pandemic. The Liverpool defender said he wants people to know Age Scotland, which has experienced a tenfold increase in calls during the Covid-19...

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