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5:37 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

High school pupils linked to new coronavirus cluster

Coronavirus.

A number of secondary school pupils have been linked to a new outbreak of coronavirus cases in Glasgow. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) confirmed on Wednesday the Test and Protect service had identified a cluster of eight positive cases...

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4:20 pm   |   NORTH EAST & TAYSIDE

Driver among three dead in commuter train derailment

Three people have died after a commuter train derailed in Aberdeenshire. One of the victims was the driver of the ScotRail service, the operator confirmed. Six other people were in hospital with minor injuries after the train came off the...

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4:20 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Man charged with attempted murder after ‘stabbing’ in flat

Police Scotland.

A man has been charged with attempted murder following an alleged stabbing in South Ayrshire. Police were called to reports of an assault within a flat in North Shore Road, Troon, at around 8.35pm on Saturday. A 56-year-old man and...

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4:02 pm   |   POLITICS

SQA chief ‘regrets’ but defends downgraded exams

Fiona Robertson, chief executive of the SQA.

The chief executive of the SQA has said she "regrets" how young people were left feeling over their downgraded exam results, but insisted the controversial moderation system used was "fair". Fiona Robertson appeared before the Scottish Parliament’s Education Committee on...

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2:28 pm   |   POLITICS OPINION

If this is not a resignation issue, what is?

It is a simple question and it is one that John Swinney is no doubt pondering in private. For this has been no one-week crisis but a narrative played out over many months with probing questions being met with repeated ministerial...

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2:25 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Albian Ajeti in Glasgow to finalise move to Celtic

Ajeti in Glasgow

West Ham striker Albian Ajeti has travelled to Glasgow to finalise the details on a move to Celtic. The 23-year-old, his representatives and club have been in negotiations for some time over a move to Parkhead and he is now...

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2:03 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Celtic striker Bayo completes loan move to Toulouse

Celtic striker Bayo has moved to Toulouse on a season-long loan. The Ivorian has joined the Ligue 2 side for regular first-team football after failing to force his way into Neil Lennon's plans. Bayo signed for Celtic from Slovakian outfit...

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1:27 pm   |   FOOTBALL OPINION

‘Moronavirus’ is a threat to the health of the national game

Celtic's Boli Bolingoli

Boli Bolingoli’s shorts may have been eye-catching, his £2000 suitcase remarkable and his Balenciaga hoodie designed to draw comment, but his facemask was the piece making a statement. As the Celtic defender was pictured on a flight to Spain he...

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1:24 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Puppies left to die ‘alone and afraid’ at side of road

Scottish SPCA.

An animal welfare charity has issued a warning about buying dogs online after two puppies were found dying "alone and afraid" at the side of a road in Dumfries and Galloway. The Scottish SPCA suspect the spaniels, found by a...

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1:02 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Woman thrown to ground and robbed of mobile phone

A manhunt has been launched after a woman was “violently” pushed to the ground and robbed in Glasgow. The 47-year-old victim had her mobile phone stolen from her hand during the attack in Anniesland Road in Knightswood at around 4.15pm...

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12:59 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Twin-verclyde: Nine sets of twins start primary school

Teachers were left seeing double as nine sets of twins prepared to start their first day of school in Inverclyde.  The children, all aged four and five, will all start at primary schools across the council area - with one...

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12:53 pm   |   NORTH EAST & TAYSIDE

Aberdeen city lockdown extended for at least a week

The First Minister has said lockdown restrictions will continue in Aberdeen city for at least another week. Pubs, cafes and restaurants in the city will remain closed, while residents have been told not to visit other people's homes. People who...

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11:35 am   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Buildings catch fire after being struck by lightning

A house and butcher shop went up in flames as thunder and lightning caused destruction in Falkirk. Emergency services were called to several separate fires in the early hours of Wednesday, after storms raged overnight. Firefighters tackled a blaze at...

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10:54 am   |   SCOTLAND

Rail commuters ‘facing increase in season ticket prices’

Railway line

Rail commuters are facing a 1% increase in season ticket prices, economic forecasts show. Passengers travelling from Edinburgh to Glasgow could be expected to shell out an extra £42 from January, taking their yearly total to £4242. The cap on...

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10:42 am   |   NORTH EAST & TAYSIDE

Families anxiously await news after Aberdeenshire train derailment

Anxious families and friends are awaiting news of their loved ones after a commuter train derailed just outside of Aberdeen. The Wednesday morning crash sent plumes of smoke into the sky that could be seen for miles, prompting a massive...

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10:40 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Holiday in Glasgow plea as visitors told city is open

A campaign urging Glaswegians to explore their own city is to expand its reach and target short-break visitors. The city council’s culture and leisure arm, Glasgow Life, has been encouraging residents and day visitors to support local businesses and attractions...

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10:22 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Public plea after unexplained death of man in flat

Detectives are investigating the “unexplained” death of a man following suspicions arising from a post-mortem examination. Officers were called to a flat in Manse Road, Kilsyth, on Sunday, August 2 following reports that a man had been found dead. The...

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9:41 am   |   POLITICS

Linda Fabiani stepping down as MSP at Holyrood election

The Scottish Parliament’s deputy presiding officer has announced plans to step down at next year’s Holyrood election. Linda Fabiani, who will have served for more than two decades by then, told her East Kilbride constituency association of her decision on...

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9:21 am   |   POLITICS

Survey finds majority support Scottish independence

A new poll has found the majority of the country now support Scottish independence. The YouGov survey revealed that 53% – excluding "don’t knows" – would vote in favour of breaking up the Union. This is the fourth survey in...

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8:07 am   |   SCOTLAND

Thunderstorms bring flash flooding and travel chaos

Flash flooding has created disruption in parts of Scotland as thunderstorms caused torrential downpours overnight. An amber warning was declared for the country's east coast on Tuesday night until 9am on Wednesday, as adverse weather wreaked havoc in towns and...

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7:26 am   |   SCOTLAND

Recession hits hard as economy takes record dive

Britain has officially fallen into recession after the pandemic sent the economy plunging by a record 21% between April and June. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) confirmed the mammoth second quarter contraction, the worst in western Europe, and the...

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6:48 am   |   POLITICS

Scottish Greens call for end to ‘cruel’ grouse shooting

The Scottish Greens are calling for this year's grouse shooting season to be the last after branding it "a cruel Victorian hobby". Upland businesses are set to reopen as the season begins on Wednesday "the Glorious 12th" but the debate...

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6:37 am   |   SCOTLAND

‘Nobody knows the outcome of children going to school full term’

The majority of pupils will return to school today five months after they closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. It follows schools in the Scottish Borders and Shetland, which reopened to children on Tuesday. While some parents will be happy...

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Yesterday

9:10 pm   |   POLITICS

Ruth Davidson to lead Tory MSPs in Ross shadow cabinet

New Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross has named his Shadow Cabinet. Former party leader Ruth Davidson will be returning to frontline politics in the newly created position as leader of the MSP group at Holyrood. As MP for Moray Ross...

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7:07 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Cluster of Covid cases linked to pharmacy ‘contained’

M&D Green pharmacy in Port Glasgow.

A cluster of coronavirus cases linked to a pharmacy in Inverclyde have been contained, the health secretary has said. Jeane Freeman said there have been no new cases linked to the Port Glasgow cluster since Saturday and it has "reached...

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6:55 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Celtic’s Bolingoli fined by police over quarantine breach

Celtic's Boli Bolingoli

Celtic player Boli Bolingoli has been fined by police for breaching quarantine regulations. The Belgian left-back flew to Spain last week and never informed the club on his return in a move that has now seen both of their next...

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5:17 pm   |   SPORT VIDEO

STV Sport – August 11

Celtic's Boli Bolingoli

Bolingoli fallout latest - Celtic and Aberdeen games postponed, Neil Lennon left 'livid' by player's trip to Spain. Hamilton Accies boss urges understanding of 'mistake'. Kilmarnock's next game set to go ahead.

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5:06 pm   |   POLITICS

Protest pupil ‘never thought this day would come’ after exam U-turn

A student who organised a protest over the exam results fiasco has said she “did not think this day would come” following the Scottish Government’s U-turn. On Tuesday, education secretary John Swinney announced all results that were downgraded by the...

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4:34 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Fans won’t return until virus breaches stop, warns Dyer

Kilmarnock manager Alex Dyer has warned that fans will suffer if footballers keep breaching coronavirus rules. Dyer's men are fresh off a 1-1 home draw with Celtic, in a game that saw visiting left-back Boli Bolingoli come on in the...

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3:36 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Body found during search for missing man with dementia

A body has been recovered during the search for an elderly man missing for almost a week. William Thom was reported missing from Bishopbriggs on Wednesday, August 5. The 84-year-old, who suffers with dementia, was last seen on the number...

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3:23 pm   |   POLITICS

Students victorious as downgraded exams replaced by teacher estimates

Tens of thousands of school pupils whose exam results were downgraded will have them replaced by teachers' estimates. In a statement to the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday, education secretary John Swinney apologised to the students for the SQA's controversial moderation...

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3:11 pm   |   POLITICS

Union’s grievance with two councils over school return

Teaching union EIS has lodged grievances at two councils after claiming they failed to facilitate phased returns of pupils. The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) said the Scottish Borders and Moray local authorities have also failed to properly consult and...

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2:42 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Neil Lennon ‘livid’ over Bolingoli’s trip to Spain

Neil Lennon has cast doubt on Boli Bolingoli's future after the Celtic defender decided to go "rogue". The defender breached quarantine rules by travelling to Spain and failing to self-isolate for 14 days on his return as he instead took...

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2:42 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Ex-SNP councillor ‘falsely said he was sexually assaulted’

Glasgow Sheriff Court.

A former SNP councillor will stand trial next year charged with falsely claiming to police he had been sexually assaulted. Michael Cullen, who now independently represents Glasgow’s Garscadden and Scotstounhill ward, is said to have made the false claim in...

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1:12 pm   |   NORTH EAST & TAYSIDE

Covid cases linked to Aberdeen outbreak rises to 165

The First Minister has revealed 165 coronavirus cases in Aberdeen are believed to be part of the ongoing outbreak in the city. At Tuesday’s briefing, Nicola Sturgeon said 875 contacts have been identified in relation to the outbreak. She added...

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12:54 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Celtic and Aberdeen games off after coronavirus breaches

Aberdeen and Celtic's matches in the Scottish Premiership over the next week have been postponed. The joint response group has confirmed both teams' respective fixtures against Hamilton and St Mirren on Wednesday, as well as their match against one another...

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11:48 am   |   POLITICS

Salmond inquiry: Committee ‘frustrated’ over redacted documents

A Holyrood committee looking into the handling of harassment complaints against Alex Salmond is “frustrated and disappointed” at the limited evidence provided by the Scottish Government. The Committee on the Scottish Government Handling of Harassment Complaints was given documents last...

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11:44 am   |   FOOTBALL

Celtic blast Bolingoli’s ‘stupidity’ after quarantine breach

Celtic have condemned the "stupidity" of Boli Bolingoli's behaviour after the player breached coronavirus quarantine rules. The Scottish Government said football risked being paused after the defender travelled to Spain but failed to self-isolate for 14 days on his return....

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11:29 am   |   FOOTBALL

Terrace talk: ‘Deduct points from the clubs involved’

The new football season is under threat after Celtic player Boli Bolingoli breached coronavirus quarantine rules. The defender travelled to Spain - which is on the Scottish Government’s quarantine list - and failed to self-isolate upon return, before playing against...

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11:06 am   |   FOOTBALL

Managers react: ‘One person makes a mistake … it gets exaggerated tenfold’

Boli Bolingoli.

Scottish football faces a second coronavirus shutdown "if mistakes continue to happen", Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has warned. Celtic defender Boli Bolingoli issued an apology after he failed to self-isolate before playing against Kilmarnock, having made a trip to Spain...

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9:51 am   |   SCOTLAND

Back to school: Pupils and teachers return to classroom

Pupils have started returning to school five months after they closed on the eve of the coronavirus lockdown. Schools in the Scottish Borders and Shetland reopened to children on Tuesday morning. Head teacher Jill Lothian welcomed pupils back to Kelso...

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9:23 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Scotland loses 15,000 workers in three months of lockdown

The number of workers in Scotland fell by 15,000 in the first three months of lockdown. Around 11,000 of those who left their jobs between April and June are currently looking for work. A total of 124,000 people aged 16-64...

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7:53 am   |   FOOTBALL

Red card: Football season at risk after Celtic violation

The Scottish Government could halt the football season after Celtic player Boli Bolingoli breached quarantine rules. The defender travelled to Spain and failed to self-isolate upon return, before playing against Kilmarnock on Sunday. Spain is currently on the Scottish Government's...

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7:15 am   |   EDINBURGH & EAST FEATURE

Blockbuster: Engineer’s long road for Scotland’s first Lego kit

As Michael Dineen worked on the new Queensferry Crossing, he would often look across the Forth to the rail bridge and wonder what it would look like as a Lego model. The 42-year-old civil engineer from Clarkston, Glasgow says he...

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7:01 am   |   POLITICS

Everyone Home: Organisation aims to end rough sleeping

Almost 30 organisations are coming together to help end rough sleeping in Scotland. The groups, including several charities, will meet on Monday to discuss a route map designed to permanently end rough sleeping and destitution as the country emerges from...

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6:50 am   |   POLITICS

Swinney to set out plan to ‘rectify’ exam results

John Swinney.

Deputy first minister John Swinney will set out a plan to "rectify" the school exam results controversy. The education secretary, who has faced calls to resign, will outline the government's next steps in the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday. With no...

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6:33 am   |   POLITICS

Pupils, teachers and parents prepare for schools’ return

Back to school.

By Jenness Mitchell & Ewan Petrie It will be an anxious week for young people, parents and teachers as schools reopen their doors after nearly five months. Teachers are back at work to prepare for pupils returning to their desks...

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