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9:31 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Celtic announce £11.5m pre-tax loss in annual accounts

Celtic have announced a £11.5m loss before tax after a year of disruption from the coronavirus pandemic. The club said it suffered from lower gains on player trading, compared with the previous year, and being unable to host fans during...

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8:29 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Hotel engulfed by ‘extensive’ fire with major road closed

An "extensive" fire has engulfed a hotel near Oban with emergency services closing the A85 as they tackle the blaze. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was alerted to the fire at the Taynuilt Inn at 5.05am on Tuesday. Local...

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8:04 am   |   SCOTLAND

Stagecoach and National Express in merger talks

Stagecoach has confirmed talks over a potential all-share takeover by rival National Express in a move that would bring together two of the UK’s biggest transport groups. Under the terms of the possible all-share tie-up, National Express would own around...

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7:53 am   |   SCOTLAND

Nicola Sturgeon to give Covid update as Army called in to help NHS

The First Minister will give an update on the state of the coronavirus pandemic in Scotland as the Army is called in to ease pressure on the NHS. Nicola Sturgeon will speak in parliament on Tuesday afternoon as more than...

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7:08 am   |   POLITICS

Scottish Government to double climate fund for poorest countries

The Scottish Government is set to announce the doubling of a climate fund aimed at benefiting the poorest countries in the world. Ahead of a debate on climate change in Holyrood on Tuesday, net zero secretary Michael Matheson has said...

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6:50 am   |   POLITICS

No money paid into abuse survivor scheme despite looming deadline

Mental health

No money has been paid into a financial redress scheme for abuse survivors despite the Scottish Government claiming it will be ready to start by the end of the year. Redress Scotland was set up following the passage of legislation...

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6:48 am   |   POLITICS

Call for dementia in former footballers to be ‘industrial disease’

The Scottish Government is being urged to recognise cases of dementia and brain injury among footballers as an “industrial disease”. Labour MSP Michael Marra is to raise the issue with ministers at Holyrood, calling for “real action” on the issue....

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6:40 am   |   SCOTLAND

Dementia patients rediscover zest for life through music

Carol Tapper says she hit rock bottom when she was diagnosed with early onset dementia. The 55-year-old thought she was dying and couldn't stop crying. But thanks to the power of music she has now done all her 'greeting' and...

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Yesterday

10:24 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Livingston face Andrew Shinnie decision ahead of Rangers clash

Livingston manager David Martindale is considering leaving goal hero Andrew Shinnie out of their Ibrox cup clash after his lone striker exertions against Celtic. Martindale described Shinnie’s performance as one of the best he had seen from a number nine...

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9:48 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Man, 46, dies at scene after falling from motorcycle

A man has died after crashing and falling from his motorcycle in Argyll. The 46-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident that took place on the A816 road at around 9.55am on Monday. He was riding a...

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9:19 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Father ‘shell-shocked’ after almost losing son to hospital infection

A father has told how he was left “shell shocked” after he almost lost his son to a hospital-acquired infection following an operation to remove the boy’s kidney. Cameron Gough told the Scottish Hospitals Inquiry he did not expect to...

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9:03 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Schoolgirl one of the first in Scotland to get jab in 12-15 rollout

A Lanarkshire schoolgirl and her cousin were among the first 12 to 15-year-olds in Scotland to get a coronavirus vaccine on Monday. Molly Rowe, 15, who attends St John Ogilvie High School in Hamilton, was vaccinated at the Fernhill Community...

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8:05 pm   |   SPORT

Murray stresses need for British tennis to build on Raducanu’s success

Andy Murray has urged British tennis to build upon Emma Raducanu’s stunning US Open success to avoid another decades-long wait for home-grown glory. The Scot, whose own US Open triumph in 2012 ended a 76-year drought in men’s grand slam...

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7:49 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Petrov: Celtic fans prepared to give Postecoglou time

Celtic fans are prepared to give Ange Postecoglou time, according to former Hoops midfielder Stiliyan Petrov. Postecoglou suffered a sixth away defeat in charge on Sunday to leave Celtic sixth in the Premiership table. The Hoops have lost all three...

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6:30 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Pedestrian dies after being struck by police van

Police Scotland.

An investigation has been launched after a woman died having been hit by a police van. The incident took place at around 8.20pm on Merry Street in Motherwell, North Lanarkshire, on Sunday. The woman, 58, was hit by a marked...

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5:39 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Martindale says Livingston’s pitch played part in victory over Celtic

David Martindale.

David Martindale believes that Livingston's artificial pitch helped them get a win over Celtic by unsettling their international stars who have never played on a similar surface. But, the Lions manager says if Postecoglou's men didn't know what to expect...

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5:30 pm   |   ENTERTAINMENT

Douglas Ross and wife ‘willing to be part’ of Gogglebox TV show

Douglas Ross

Douglas Ross has told Channel 4 bosses he would go on Gogglebox, as he complained about the lack of Scots on the popular TV show. The programme features a group of regular TV viewers, and films them as they watch...

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5:08 pm   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Zoo visitor warning after chimp spotted with her stillborn baby

Edinburgh Zoo.

Edinburgh Zoo has issued a warning to visitors after one of its chimpanzees was spotted clutching her stillborn baby. Keepers say Lianne, the 32-year-old primate, is not letting go of the baby chimp due to her "strong maternal instincts". Zoo...

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4:57 pm   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Search continues for missing pensioner who disappeared last week

Missing man Paul Johnson.

Police are continuing their search for a missing pensioner who disappeared last week. Paul Johnson was last seen in St Andrews, Fife, on Wednesday, September 15. The 74-year-old was at home in the Hay Fleming Avenue area at around 10pm....

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4:37 pm   |   POLITICS

Lib Dem leader asks WHO to intervene in Scotland’s drugs crisis

Drugs

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has asked the World Health Organisation (WHO) to send experts to Scotland to investigate the country’s drugs crisis. In July, figures showed a record 1339 people in Scotland died from the effects of drugs...

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3:55 pm   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Bomb squad in attendance as shops and National Gallery evacuated

Princes Street

A busy Edinburgh street has been closed off with a bomb disposal unit in attendance. Emergency services were also at the scene on the capital's Princes Street, with several buildings left behind a police cordon. Officers have since confirmed that...

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3:32 pm   |   SCOTLAND

Lady Sarra Hoy launches fundraiser for equipment for premature babies

Lady Sarra Hoy, PA Ready.

The wife of Olympic cycling champion Sir Chris Hoy has officially launched a £73,000 fundraising drive to help Scotland’s premature babies and children with eye cancers. Sir Chris and Lady Sarra Hoy’s son Callum was born at 29-weeks weighing just...

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3:14 pm   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Stretch of M8 closed by police after four-vehicle crash

A four-vehicle crash on the M8 has closed the motorway westbound near Livingston, West Lothian. On Monday, at around 11.15am, emergency services were called to the scene near to Junction 3A. The road remained closed on Monday afternoon with police still...

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3:09 pm   |   SCOTLAND

Fully vaccinated UK travellers can visit the US from November

A person holding a passport.

Fully vaccinated UK travellers will be able to visit the US from November. The White House will lift the 18-month blanket ban on foreign travellers from entering the country, which was introduced by former president Donald Trump at the start...

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2:49 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Parents have ‘lost faith in hospital as safe place for children’

QEUH

Many parents whose children were treated at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital have lost faith in it as a safe place for them to be cared for and want answers over what went wrong, an inquiry has heard. The Scottish...

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2:46 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Dog owner given pet ban after woman injured in pitbull attack

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MARCH 25: The Sheriff Court amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, on March 25, 2020, in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Scates / SNS Group)

A man who had a boxer-pitbull cross which left a woman badly hurt has been banned from keeping dogs. Craig Gallagher's pet latched on to the victim's elbow and leg outside his home in Torrance, East Dunbartonshire, on December 17, 2019....

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2:14 pm   |   SCOTLAND

Coronavirus: No deaths, 2917 new cases and 1088 people in hospital

Coronavirus.

A further 2917 new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Scotland, according to official figures. A total of 29,098 new tests were carried out, with 10.8% testing positive – up from the 9.1% reported the previously day. However, it...

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2:00 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Man arrested and charged after car hit two teenagers

Dumbarton

A man has been arrested and charged by police after a car was driven at two teenagers. The pair, both aged 15, had been standing at the entrance to Castlehill Park in Dumbarton when they were hit by the vehicle....

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1:23 pm   |   SCOTLAND

Travel testing policy ‘could destroy hopes of recovery in 2022’

Passport.

The Scottish Government’s decision to retain its testing policy for international travellers entering the country could “destroy any hopes of recovery in 2022”, according to the head of a tourism body. The Scottish Tourism Alliance has put its name to...

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1:06 pm   |   UK & INTERNATIONAL

Princess Beatrice and husband welcome arrival of baby daughter

Princess Beatrice and husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi have welcomed a baby girl. The Queen’s granddaughter gave birth to her first child, weighing 6lb 2oz at 23.42 on Saturday September 18 at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London. Beatrice, 33,...

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12:59 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Bid by residents to have private street maintained by council refused

Roadworks.

A bid by residents to have a private street maintained from council coffers has been thwarted after it was revealed that it will cost tens of thousands of pounds. More than 300 locals backed a petition to North Ayrshire Council,...

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12:50 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Asda announces launch of first refill store in Scotland

Asda.

Asda has launched its first refill store in Scotland in a bid to help customers to shop more sustainably. From Monday, shoppers at Asda's Toryglen store in Glasgow will be able to use their own containers to buy unpackaged products...

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12:32 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Call for entire £1.25m Scottish Government fund for Glasgow libraries

Library.

The chairman of Glasgow Life has asked for all £1.25m of a Scottish Government fund to be given to the city to allow every library to reopen. Five libraries are currently closed — Whiteinch, Maryhill, Barmulloch, the GoMA and the...

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12:15 pm   |   SCOTLAND

WWF teams up with energy giants ahead of COP26 summit

WWF

Environmental campaigners at WWF have teamed up with the energy firm ScottishPower in a bid to boost the UK’s efforts to reach net-zero. The agreement, announced in advance of the global COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow in November, marked...

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11:57 am   |   UK & INTERNATIONAL

Aldi set to trial first checkout-free supermarket

Aldi

Aldi is trialling its first checkout-free store to allow customers to shop at the supermarket and exit without the need to pay at a till. The discount supermarket chain said the store is in London but declined to give further...

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11:50 am   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Royal Mail trials micro electric buggies to deliver small parcels

The Royal Mail is to trial two golf-buggy types of micro electric vehicles for delivering letters and small parcels. The tiny vehicles will be assessed in residential areas as a potential lower carbon alternative to larger vans. The move is...

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11:50 am   |   NORTH EAST & TAYSIDE

Swinney: Rise in poverty due to Covid pandemic worrying

John Swinney, LDRS.

Perthshire North MSP John Swinney has described the rise in poverty in Perth and Kinross as “worrying”. A recent council report showed one in three residents were in or on the edge of poverty. The deputy first minister and Covid...

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11:22 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Taxi driver loses licence for violence against ex-partner

A cab driver who threatened and attacked his ex-partner and falsely claimed that his parents had died to obtain money from her has lost his licence.  In July this year, James Strachan was convicted for being in possession of a...

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11:14 am   |   SCOTLAND

New study supports Covid vaccine booster programme

Covid jab.

People who were on the coronavirus shielding list have lower levels of protection against becoming seriously ill as a result of the virus, even after two doses of vaccine, research has found. The study, led by Public Health Scotland and...

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11:05 am   |   HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS

Snapper captures Milky Way above famous Harry Potter viaduct

A photographer captured this image of the Milky Way above the iconic Harry Potter viaduct. Sylvan Buckley, 46, pictured the moment the core was seen through the clear night sky above the Glenfinnan Viaduct, made famous by the wizard films....

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10:46 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Under-fire care home takes action over cleanliness and staffing issues

Care.

Action has been taken over cleanliness and staffing levels at a Renfrewshire care home after serious concerns were raised by inspectors and a whistleblower. Earlier this year, a former employee at Nightingale House in Paisley spoke out about worrying conditions...

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10:45 am   |   HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS

Man dies and woman injured in ‘human swan’ paragliding crash

Single Use.

A man has died and a woman has been seriously injured in a paragliding crash in the Highlands. Emergency services were called around 4:45pm on Saturday to the incident near Loch Na Gainmhich. Sacha Dench, dubbed the "human swan", and...

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10:45 am   |   SCOTLAND

Martin Compston to voice drug adverts urging public to order naloxone

Martin Compston

Actor Martin Compston has voiced a series of television adverts encouraging people to order the naloxone medication which can reverse the effects of a drug overdose. The ads, which begin airing on Monday, aim to raise awareness of the problem...

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10:22 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Seven-year-old boy missing overnight found hiding in gran’s loft

A seven-year-old boy who went missing on Sunday night has been found "safe and well" following a major search operation. Carson Shephard was found in his grandmother's loft in a wall cavity after disappearing from Afton Bridgend in New Cumnock,...

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9:59 am   |   UK & INTERNATIONAL

Murder probe after four people found dead at house in Derbyshire

Police Scotland.

A man has been arrested after four people were found dead at a house. Derbyshire Police said they were called to an address on Chandos Crescent in Killamarsh, near Sheffield, at around 7.25am on Sunday. The force said a man...

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8:27 am   |   SCOTLAND

SSE says ‘there has been no decision’ to split up business

Bosses at energy company SSE have taken “no decision” to break up the company, they said, after reports over the weekend suggested a split was on the cards. SSE said it would update shareholders on its future plans in November,...

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7:08 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Major emergency search through the night for seven-year-old boy

A seven-year-old boy is still missing following a major search operation by emergency services. Carson Shephard disappeared in Afton Bridgend in New Cumnock, East Ayrshire. UPDATE: Carson has been found "safe and well" The schoolboy was last seen in the...

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6:53 am   |   SCOTLAND

Children aged 12 to 15 start being offered Covid vaccine

Children in Scotland aged between 12 and 15 are now being offered one dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. Drop-in clinics opened for youngsters in that age group on Monday. Next week, letters will be sent to all 12 to...

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6:53 am   |   ENTERTAINMENT

Four celebrities to explore Scottish wildlife in Channel 4 show

Actors Martin Clunes and Ben Miller, politician Baroness Warsi and the Reverend Richard Coles will immerse themselves in Scottish wildlife for a forthcoming Channel 4 show. Scottish Wild Escapes, the four-part series’ working title, will see wildlife cameraman and presenter...

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6:52 am   |   UK & INTERNATIONAL

Gordon Brown given ambassadorial role at World Health Organisation

The World Health Organisation has appointed former prime minister Gordon Brown an ambassador for global health financing. Brown has been campaigning tirelessly in recent months for wealthy nations and the private sector to ensure the equitable distribution of Covid-19 vaccines....

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6:49 am   |   SCOTLAND

Inquiry to begin into problems at two flagship hospitals

Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, QEUH.

An inquiry will begin hearing evidence on Monday into problems at two flagship Scottish hospitals that contributed to the death of two children. The Scottish Hospitals Inquiry is investigating the construction of the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH) campus in...

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6:47 am   |   NORTH EAST & TAYSIDE

Dad gets new heart just in time to see first child born

A young dad who spent months in hospital waiting for a heart transplant got home just in time to see his son arrive into the world. Ross Peters was too sick to leave the Golden Jubilee in Glasgow as he...

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