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7:48 pm   |   POLITICS

Sturgeon calls for clarity over furlough extension

The First Minister has called for clarity surrounding the furlough scheme, as the UK Government extended it for a month. The payment of 80% of workers' wages has been restored until December after a four-week lockdown, from November 5 until...

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7:37 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Hearts beat Hibs in extra time to reach Scottish Cup final

Hearts have reached the Scottish Cup final, beating Hibs 2-1 after extra time at Hampden. Craig Wighton opened the scoring after an hour at the national stadium, heading past Ofir Marciano in the Hibs goal. The lead was short-lived and...

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6:16 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Former Hearts and Rangers defender Marius Zaliukas dies aged 36

Marius Zaliukas, who captained Hearts and played for Rangers, has died at the age of 36. The Lithuanian international defender's wife Nora Žaliūkė announced the news on social media on Saturday. Zaliukas had been fighting illness. "He will rest peacefully...

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4:30 pm   |   SCOTLAND FEATURE

Fang-tastic: ‘Little horrors’ all dressed up for Halloween

Halloween gallery.

Halloween is here and families across Scotland have been sharing their 'spooky snaps'. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Scottish Government has explicitly advised against trick or treating - or guising - as it “brings an additional and avoidable risk...

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4:15 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Scotland beat Wales 14-10 in Six Nations closer

Scotland have won in Wales for the first time in 18 years with a hard-fought 14-10 victory in Llanelli. The national team were trailing 7-6 at half-time but fought back to win their last match in this year's Six Nations....

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2:23 pm   |   POLITICS

Nicola Sturgeon urges Scots to avoid travel to England

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

The First Minister has urged Scots not to travel to or from England unless it is for "essential purposes". Nicola Sturgeon made the plea amid reports Prime Minister Boris Johnson is considering a second lockdown south of the border. She...

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2:07 pm   |   SCOTLAND

Coronavirus: 24 more dead as cases surge by 1101 overnight

Coronavirus.

A further 24 people have died in Scotland after being diagnosed with coronavirus, the Scottish Government has confirmed. Total confirmed cases of the virus has risen to 63,913 – a jump of 1101 in the past 24 hours. The official...

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1:59 pm   |   ENTERTAINMENT

‘Unforgettable’: Tributes flood in for Sir Sean Connery

Sir Sean Connery (Getty)

Tributes have poured in for legendary James Bond actor Sir Sean Connery, following his death at the age of 90. The Hollywood star, who appeared in seven 007 films, enjoyed a long career on the silver screen. Homage has been...

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1:16 pm   |   ENTERTAINMENT FEATURE

Obituary: Sir Sean Connery, the definitive James Bond

1964: Actor Sean Connery poses as James Bond next to his Aston Martin DB5 in a scene from the United Artists release 'Goldfinger' in 1964 Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

He enjoyed a long and varied film career spanning 50 years, but Sir Sean Connery will undoubtedly be remembered as the first – and some say definitive – James Bond. His performance in Dr No in 1962 set the jobbing...

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12:33 pm   |   ENTERTAINMENT

Legendary Scots actor Sir Sean Connery dies aged 90

HOLLYWOOD - OCTOBER 01: Actor Sean Connery presents during AFI's Night At The Movies presented by Target held at ArcLight Cinemas on October 1, 2008 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for AFI)

Legendary Scots actor Sir Sean Connery has died at the age of 90, his family has said. The Hollywood star, from Fountainbridge in Edinburgh, was best known for his portrayal of James Bond. He was the first actor to bring...

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12:26 pm   |   NORTH EAST & TAYSIDE

Woman fighting for life after being knocked down by van

Arbroath Road, East Haven.

A woman is fighting for her life in hospital after being hit by a van. The 42-year-old was struck by the Vauxhall Movano in East Haven, Angus, at around 5.20pm on Friday. The incident happened whilst the woman was walking...

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12:11 pm   |   POLITICS

Sturgeon pleads with Scots not to ‘twist’ new Covid rules

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is urging Scots not to “twist” new coronavirus regulations when they come into force on Monday. Sturgeon said if people applied their own interpretation of the rules then they “simply won’t work”. The First Minister has...

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11:54 am   |   SCOTLAND

Building collapses and roads closed as winds and rain sweep in

Rest and Be Thankful / Old Military Road.

A building has collapsed and roads have flooded as strong winds and heavy rain sweep in across parts of Scotland. The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings throughout the weekend as Storm Aiden moves in from the west. On...

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10:47 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Social worker shared indecent images of children with friends

Glasgow Sheriff Court.

A social worker snared with indecent images of children claimed he forwarded them on to friends for “shock value”. Ronnie Park had eight images on two different iPhones and distributed them to pals between May 2017 and December 2019. The...

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8:47 am   |   POLITICS

Rennie ‘optimistic’ of Lib Dem gains at Holyrood in 2021

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - JUNE 10: Willie Rennie, MSP Scottish Liberal Democrat Leader, attends First Ministers Questions at Holyrood on June 10, 2020 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Fraser Bremner-Pool/Getty Images)

Scottish Liberal Democrats leader Willie Rennie is “very optimistic” his party can make gains at next year’s Holyrood election by offering Scots an alternative to the “chaos” offered by Boris Johnson and independence. Rennie insisted the Lib Dems were an...

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8:01 am   |   SPORT OPINION

Scots will need calm in the eye of Six Nations storm

In February, Scotland turned to the face the storm and came up agonisingly short. World Cup runners-up England rocked up at Murrayfield with the tools to arm-wrestle Scotland into the clinging mud. Instead they found a side who had discovered...

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7:59 am   |   NORTH EAST & TAYSIDE

Councillors who formed coalition banned from Labour until 2022

Scottish Labour councillors who formed an unauthorised coalition are to remain suspended from the party until at least 2022. The nine local authority councillors were suspended in 2017 after forming a coalition with the Conservatives, despite instructions from then leader...

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7:57 am   |   SCOTLAND FEATURE

‘Blue moon’ to provide spooktacular Halloween treat

Halloween isn’t going to be quite the same this year, with most vampires and ghosts being urged to stay at home. But it’s not just down here on the ground that things will be a bit different - the moon...

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7:55 am   |   ENTERTAINMENT VIDEO

Families enjoy spooktacular night at movie drive-in

Families across Scotland have swapped trick or treating for a trip to the movies in their cars this Halloween. At Parking Lot Social in Paisley, cars lined up to watch classic 80s movie E.T while socially distanced from other movie...

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7:50 am   |   SCOTLAND

Ban on guising as Scots celebrate Halloween weekend

Families celebrating Halloween this weekend have been told to avoid guising in a bid to stop further spread of coronavirus. Children dressing up as their favourite characters and going to door-to-door looking for treats has been an annual tradition for...

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Yesterday

6:42 pm   |   NORTH EAST & TAYSIDE

Therapy dog helps veteran with PTSD after death of son

Four years ago Chris Buswell and his wife Karla received the devastating news that their 22-year-old son had died suddenly.  The grief of losing their son sparked post traumatic stress disorder in Chris from his military service overseas.  Soon he...

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3:55 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Child found near dead mum Mercy Baguma granted asylum in UK

A child who was found near his dead mother in her flat has been granted the right to stay in the UK. Baby Adriel and his father, Eric Nnana, were granted asylum following the death of the child’s mother Mercy...

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3:37 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Hanlon and Hibs in form ahead of cup clash with Hearts

Paul Hanlon has revealed that the Scottish Cup semi-final against Hearts has been on his mind for months and he's hoping current league form can see Hibs triumph on Saturday. The conclusion of last season's competition was postponed because of...

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3:05 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Ex-Tory branch treasurer charged with money laundering

A former Conservative party branch treasurer has appeared in court charged with laundering more than £200,000 through two local party associations. Malcolm Macaskill, 61, allegedly sent cash deposits from criminal property to the Rutherglen and Cambuslang Conservative Association and The...

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2:49 pm   |   NORTH EAST & TAYSIDE

Train line to reopen three months after deadly crash

Stonehaven train crash.

The train line between Aberdeen and Dundee is to reopen three months after a fatal derailment. Three men died when a ScotRail service struck a landslip and came off the tracks at a bridge near Stonehaven on August 12. Extensive...

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2:29 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Elderly woman attacked and robbed at home by three men

Police Scotland.

A 76-year-old woman has been attacked and robbed by three men at her own home in Renfrewshire. The pensioner was left "very upset" by the incident, which happened in Elderslie around 7.30pm on Thursday. The men gain access to the...

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2:01 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Robinson trying to get to bottom of Motherwell injuries

Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson admits he has been poring over all aspects of their approach to try and end their spate of injuries at the back. Goalkeeper Trevor Carson became the latest long-term absentee when he suffered a meniscus tear...

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1:51 pm   |   SCOTLAND

Storm Aiden to cause windy weekend across Scotland

Parts of Scotland are set to be battered by strong winds over the weekend. Storm Aiden, named by the Irish met service, will see gale-force winds across the Inner Hebrides and Barra on Saturday morning. By the afternoon, the Hebrides...

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1:05 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Gerrard: Rangers won’t get carried away with early form

Steven Gerrard has played down the potential impact of Rangers stretching their lead at the top of the table - saying Celtic are capable of putting together a strong run in the title race. The Ibrox side are currently six...

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12:21 pm   |   POLITICS

Coronavirus: 28 deaths and more than 1200 new cases

Coronavirus mask.

Another 28 people with coronavirus have died in Scotland, as the country recorded more than 1200 new cases. It brings the death toll under the measure of people who first tested positive within the previous 28 days to 2819. The...

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11:33 am   |   SCOTLAND

Senior school pupils told to wear face masks in classrooms

Pupils in S4-S6 at schools across central Scotland and Dundee will have to start wearing face masks in classrooms. The new guidance also applies to their teachers at schools in level three and four areas under the new Covid alert...

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11:07 am   |   FOOTBALL

Camera confuses linesman’s bald head for ball during match

John McCrossan - Inverness v Ayr

An automatic camera confused a linesman's bald head for the football during Inverness' match against Ayr United. The home side rescued a late point as they drew 1-1 in their second match of the Scottish Championship on Saturday. But supporters...

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10:49 am   |   NORTH EAST & TAYSIDE

Team GB runner Chris Smith ‘died doing what he loved’

The family of a Team GB fell runner has said he died “doing what he loved” after a body was found following a 48-hour search. Chris Smith set off on a run from Invervar near Aberfeldy, Perth and Kinross, at...

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10:16 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Woman chased knife attackers who stole rucksack

Two men who brandished a knife and tried to rob a woman who fought back against them have been jailed. Jonathan McHugh, 25, and Robert McCann, 24, pounced on the woman in Glasgow city centre in June this year, and...

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10:01 am   |   POLITICS

Starmer ‘deeply disappointed’ by Corbyn report response

Labour leader Keir Starmer said there is "no reason for a civil war" in the party after the suspension of Jeremy Corbyn for his response to a damning anti-Semitism report. He appealed for unity and an end to "factional fighting"...

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8:50 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Firefighters tackle blaze in hospital coronavirus ward

Hairmyres Hospital, East Kilbride

Firefighters have tackled a blaze which broke out in a Covid ward at a hospital in South Lanarkshire. Three fire engines went to the scene at University Hospital Hairmyres, East Kilbride, after the alarm was raised at 9.45pm on Thursday....

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8:24 am   |   POLITICS

City leaders warn new system will impact business survival

City leaders have warned of the "immediate impact" Scotland's latest restrictions will have on jobs and the ability of businesses to survive. The First Minister announced how each local authority would be affected by the new five-tier system on Thursday,...

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7:34 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Glasgow ‘must do everything’ to avoid level four restrictions

More than 78,000 jobs would be affected if Glasgow was forced to move to level four of Scotland's five-tier system, the city's council leader said. Susan Aitken said "escalation of the virus" and further restrictions would have an "even more...

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6:43 am   |   SCOTLAND

Jason Leitch wins award for contributions to science

Jason Leitch has been recognised with a 2020 Fletcher of Saltoun Award for his contributions to science. Scotland's national clinical director has been named as the fourth of six recipients this year. The Saltire Society, which runs the awards, said...

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6:33 am   |   NORTH EAST & TAYSIDE

Woman thanks mother for life-changing kidney donation

A woman who received a life-changing kidney from her mother has thanked her on the 60th anniversary of the first living kidney donation in the UK.  The pioneering surgery, which involved twin brothers from Leith, was performed at the Royal...

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