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8:24 am   |   ENTERTAINMENT

Working at GB News almost gave me a breakdown, claims Andrew Neil

Andrew Neil.

Veteran broadcaster Andrew Neil said he “came close to a breakdown” during his time at GB News after suffering from stress due to the fledgling station’s technical problems. Neil announced his departure from the channel in a tweet earlier this...

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8:03 am   |   POLITICS

Stopping benefits to EU citizens without settled status ‘unnecessary’

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Halting benefit payments to European citizens living in the UK who have not yet applied for settled status is “unnecessary” and could force some into homelessness, the work and pensions secretary has been told. Jenny Gilruth, Europe minister with the...

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8:00 am   |   SCOTLAND

Soldiers begin deployment to ambulance service amid ‘crisis point’

Soldiers throughout the country have started supporting the Scottish Ambulance Service amid growing NHS pressures. More than 200 army personnel have been deployed to assist the service by driving ambulances and operating mobile coronavirus testing units. The Scottish Government requested...

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9:34 pm   |   UK & INTERNATIONAL

Duke of York receives court papers over sex assault claims

The Duke of York has officially received court papers relating to a sexual assault lawsuit, US officials have confirmed. The complainant, Virginia Giuffre, is seeking damages after alleging Andrew sexually assaulted her when she was a teenager, a claim he...

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8:32 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Leigh Griffiths included in Dundee squad for visit of Rangers

Leigh Griffiths is in the Dundee squad for the Premiership visit of Rangers on Saturday. Griffiths was charged by police in relation to an incident involving a pyrotechnic being kicked back into the stand during Dundee’s midweek defeat by St...

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8:04 pm   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

More than 100 high-end cars stolen by thieves using signal boosters

More than 100 high-end cars have been stolen from homes across parts of Scotland in recent months, with police warning thieves are using technology to open the cars without having to steal keys. Police Scotland said that since May, 119...

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7:43 pm   |   POLITICS

Yousaf hopes for improvements as army called in to drive ambulances

Scotland’s Health Secretary expects the army’s help driving ambulances will result in a “significant improvement” in the waiting time crisis. Military assistance was requested by the Scottish Government to help deal with deteriorating response times by the Scottish Ambulance Service,...

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6:16 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Steven Gerrard hopeful Ryan Jack’s return isn’t far away

Steven Gerrard is hopeful Ryan Jack will return to training with the Rangers squad in the next couple of weeks. The midfielder has been sidelined with a calf injury since February. Jack underwent surgery in the summer and Gerrard is...

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5:49 pm   |   FOOTBALL

McGregor eyes trophy success after signing new Celtic deal

Callum McGregor believes he can achieve further success with Celtic after agreeing to extend his contract with the club he joined as a boy. The 28-year-old came through the club's youth system and has now signed a deal keeping him...

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5:34 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Dad believes son was given ‘secret drugs’ due to hospital hygiene fears

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The father of a boy being treated for cancer said he believes his child was given a “secret” supply of disease-prevention drugs amid a period of “covered-up” hospital-acquired infections at a children’s cancer ward. David Campbell’s son was diagnosed with...

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5:02 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Andy Murray suffers quarter-final defeat at Moselle Open

Andy Murray's promising run at the Moselle Open in Metz ended with a quarter-final loss to top seed Hubert Hurkacz. Victories over Ugo Humbert and Vasek Pospisil had seen the Scot reach the last eight at an ATP Tour event...

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4:36 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Goodwin unfazed by St Mirren’s run of six league games without a win

Jim Goodwin is unfazed by St Mirren's run of six league games without a win as he believes it is only a matter of time before his team start delivering positive results. The Buddies are 10th in the cinch Premiership...

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4:14 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Hearts midfielder Devlin relishing chance to play with Baningime

Cammy Devlin is relishing the prospect of getting more opportunities to play alongside Hearts' in-form midfielder Beni Baningime. The former Everton player has been a revelation so far since moving to Tynecastle in the summer, establishing himself as a firm...

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4:04 pm   |   SCOTLAND

Human remains found inside burning car identified as local man

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Human remains discovered inside a burning vehicle in Dumfries and Galloway have been identified as a local man. Officers said on Friday the family of Irvine Wallace, 64, had been informed following the discovery in the Lincluden area of Dumfries...

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3:59 pm   |   FOOTBALL

McPake: No concerns about playing Leigh Griffiths against Rangers

James McPake insists he has no reservations about playing Leigh Griffiths against Rangers on Saturday. The striker, on loan from Celtic for the season, is likely to get a loud reception from the away support at Dens Park when Dundee...

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3:58 pm   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Plans lodged to build pet crematorium with its own farewell room

Crematorium for pets.

A pet crematorium with its own farewell room could be built on the site of a former garage in the centre of Musselburgh. Plans submitted to East Lothian Council say the pet crematorium on Pinkie Road will be able to...

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3:52 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

GPS signs to be installed along river following death of teenage boy

GPS signs that let police know exactly where a distress call is coming from are set to be installed along the River Gryfe in Renfrewshire as the council continues its efforts to improve water safety following the death of a...

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3:42 pm   |   NORTH EAST & TAYSIDE

Aberdeen Children’s Hospital postpones non-urgent surgeries

Aberdeen Children's Hospital has been forced to postpone "less urgent" operations and procedures as it deals with "significant pressures". Parents with serious concerns over their child's health have been assured that they should still take them to hospital but have...

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3:29 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Callum McGregor signs new long-term Celtic contract

Celtic have announced that captain Callum McGregor has signed a new long-term deal with the club. The 28-year-old has signed a five-year contract that commits him to Parkhead until 2026. McGregor, who has 37 Scotland caps, has been a key...

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3:15 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

‘Hampden raw’: Vegan market taking place at national stadium

A vegan market featuring more than 100 stalls will take place at Hampden Park in Glasgow on Saturday. The event, which runs from 10.30am to 4.30pm, features world food caterers, vegan food and drink, cosmetics, local producers, clothing and gifts....

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2:53 pm   |   NORTH EAST & TAYSIDE

Construction boss banned after failing to explain £700,000 spending

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A construction firm boss has been banned from running companies for seven years after failing to explain more than £700,000 worth of spending to tax chiefs. Cristina Angelica Tasca, 27, has been disqualified from being a director after failing to...

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2:46 pm   |   SCOTLAND

Large queues at petrol stations amid fuel shortage panic

Large queues have been forming at petrol stations across Scotland amid fears of a fuel shortage. The scenes come despite assurances from the UK Government that drivers should continue to "fill up as normal". Delivery issues led to several garage...

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2:11 pm   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Delays across UK airports as e-gates hit by IT failure

Passengers arriving at airports across the UK are being delayed as an IT failure has disrupted self-service passport gates. Edinburgh, Heathrow and Manchester airports all reported problems with e-gates. The gates allow travellers with biometric passports to pass through border...

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2:08 pm   |   SCOTLAND

Coronavirus: 50 deaths and 3667 fresh cases recorded overnight

Coronavirus.

A further 50 deaths and 3667 new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Scotland overnight, according to official figures. A total of 46,217 new tests were carried out, with 8.5% testing positive – up from the 8% reported the...

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1:58 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Vigil for murdered Sabina Nessa to be held in George Square

A candlelight vigil in the memory of a primary school teacher who was killed while walking to meet a friend will be held in Glasgow on Friday night. Reclaim These Streets, the group which organised gatherings following the killing of...

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1:57 pm   |   POLITICS

Scottish Government U-turns on Covid testing rules for travellers

The Scottish Government has U-turned over its testing regime for international travellers. Transport secretary Michael Matheson announced on Friday that Scotland will now align with the UK Government in easing testing for people arriving from overseas. It comes just a...

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1:44 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Glasgow taxi driver calls for Susan Aitken to go over ‘filthy’ city

A Glasgow taxi driver who has campaigned to promote Scotland has launched a petition calling for the council leader to resign because of the "state of the rat-ridden city". Stef Shaw, known as the poetry-writing Glasgow Cabbie, said he became...

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1:41 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Legionella bacteria found in water supply at hospital

Patients have been assured that the risk of contracting Legionnaires’ disease is “extremely low” after bacteria was found in the water supply at a hospital. NHS Lanarkshire said routine water sampling had discovered legionella bacteria in the renal and endoscopy...

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12:57 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Gran’s garden in memory of late sons could be turfed after complaints

Story by Gianni Marini and Louise Scott A great-grandmother who has tended a remembrance garden in memory of her late sons was told it would be turfed after neighbours complained about it. Pamela McLaughlan was allocated the plot in the...

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12:56 pm   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Council to ‘up its game’ after concerns over diversity of workforce

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Falkirk Council needs to “up its game” when it comes to equalities, its chief executive has admitted, after concerns were raised that its workforce “does not reflect the diversity” of the area. Kenneth Lawrie was speaking at a recent Audit...

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12:37 pm   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Rapist who told victim ‘this is who I am’ during sex attack is jailed

Glasgow High Court.

A rapist who told a victim “this is who I am” during an attack has been jailed for nine years. Darren Brown pounced on the woman at a house in Broxburn, West Lothian, despite her desperate pleas for him to...

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12:31 pm   |   UK & INTERNATIONAL

Man accused of murdering mum and three children to stand trial next year

A 31-year-old man is to stand trial next year charged with four counts of murder after a mother and three children were found dead in a house. The bodies of John Paul Bennett, 13, Lacey Bennett, 11, their mother Terri...

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12:03 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Plans welcomed for new village featuring homes, hotel, pub and school

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Plans including a new primary school, hotel, pub and residential development for a village outside Oban have been welcomed by councillors. The proposals by the Link Group for land west of Dunstaffnage Farm in Dunbeg also include a new roundabout...

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12:00 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Courts confident Dundee United are headed in right direction

Tam Courts believes there are plenty of positives for Dundee United to ponder as they prepare to end a big week with a trip to Celtic Park on Sunday. The Tannadice side won the Dundee derby last weekend before losing...

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11:57 am   |   FOOTBALL

Leigh Griffiths charged by police over ‘smoke bomb incident’

Dundee striker Leigh Griffiths has been charged with "culpable and reckless conduct" in relation to an alleged incident at Dens Park on Wednesday. Griffiths has been accused of kicking a smoke bomb at St Johnstone fans during a Premier Sports Cup quarter-final clash....

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11:50 am   |   SCOTLAND

Anne’s Law: Public consultation on legal right to care home visits

Care home.

The public is being asked for practical and legal solutions to introduce Anne’s Law, aimed at allowing care home residents to be visited by family and friends. The Scottish Government is appealing for ideas to give care home residents the...

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11:25 am   |   UK & INTERNATIONAL

Man sought by police investigating teacher Sabina Nessa’s murder

A man captured on CCTV near where primary school teacher Sabina Nessa was killed is being urgently sought by police. The Metropolitan Police issued images of the man which show him walking in Pegler Square in Kidbrooke, south-east London, on...

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11:15 am   |   POLITICS

MSP thanks ‘incredible’ NHS staff as she ends cancer treatment

SNP MSP Christina McKelvie has thanked the NHS as she revealed she has completed treatment for breast cancer. She posted a picture of her ringing a bell at the Beatson cancer centre in Glasgow to mark the occasion. McKelvie announced...

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11:01 am   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Indyref marchers accuse council and police of ‘political interference’

Scottish Independance rally in Edinburgh.

Furious pro-independence campaigners have accused the City of Edinburgh Council and Police Scotland of “political interference” over the route of a proposed march in the capital. All Under One Banner, an umbrella organisation of pro-independence groups that stages large-scale marches throughout...

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10:54 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Snapper captures red squirrel enjoying quiet moment of reflection

A red squirrel appears to be enjoying a moment of quiet reflection as it sips from a pool of water. The image, along with pictures of two more squirrels gathering nuts, was captured by wildlife photographer Simon Woodley in Dumfries...

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10:43 am   |   SCOTLAND

Scotland first country in world to teach LGBT inclusivity in schools

Scotland has become the first country in the world to embed lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender inclusive-education across the school curriculum. All school staff will be given a basic awareness e-learning course on LGBT inclusive education and a toolkit of...

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10:40 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Man set to stand trial accused of ‘shooting woman in murder bid’

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A man is to stand trial accused of shooting a woman in an alleged murder bid. Moses Kashita is charged with attacking Felicia Samuel in a street in Charing Cross, Glasgow, last December 2. Prosecutors claim the 22-year-old did shoot...

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9:15 am   |   SCOTLAND

School children across Scotland protest against climate change

School pupils across Scotland held climate protests on Friday as part of a youth global strike. It marks the return of climate demonstrations made popular by activist Greta Thunberg. The Swedish teenager has said she does not believe Scotland is...

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8:46 am   |   SCOTLAND

Young farm worker is killed in quad bike crash

A 21-year-old woman has died in a quad bike accident on a farm in Dumfries and Galloway. The farm worker came off the vehicle at Gerranton Farm near Castle Douglas on Wednesday shortly after 11am and was found by another staff...

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8:35 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Man left with serious head and spinal injuries outside house

A man is in hospital with serious head and spinal injuries after paramedics found him outside a house in Ayrshire. The 39-year-old was discovered injured on Lochside Road, Ayr, at around 10.30am on Wednesday. The Scottish Ambulance Service called police...

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7:58 am   |   SCOTLAND

Soldiers deployed to drive ambulances this weekend

Hundreds of soldiers will be deployed from Saturday to support the Scottish Ambulance Service amid pressure on the NHS. More than 110 Army personnel will be provided to drive ambulances this weekend. Another 111 soldiers will be operating mobile coronavirus...

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7:58 am   |   SCOTLAND

Soldiers deployed to drive ambulances this weekend

Hundreds of soldiers will be deployed from Saturday to support the Scottish Ambulance Service amid pressure on the NHS. More than 110 Army personnel will be provided to drive ambulances this weekend. Another 111 soldiers will be operating mobile coronavirus...

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6:53 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

‘World’s most expensive brick’ up for grabs at £25,000

A Scottish architect has created what he believes is the world’s ‘most expensive’ brick as part of a £500,000 crowdfunding campaign. Danny Campbell, 30, founded the home architecture firm Hoko in Glasgow in 2019 and now plans to sell branded...

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6:44 am   |   UK & INTERNATIONAL

New laws needed ‘to protect people from online scams’

The government and regulators must step in and force internet platforms to prevent scams, dangerous products and fake reviews appearing on their sites, consumer group Which? has said. The consumer champion said it was time to stop asking tech firms...

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6:39 am   |   HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS

Rewilding project for half-a-million acres of Highlands launched

Up to half-a-million acres of the Scottish Highlands are in line for rewilding following the launch of a project. The 30-year scheme by Highland charity Trees For Life, with funding from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, would create a vast nature...

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