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11:24 am   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Injured peregrine falcon unable to fly after being found shot

An investigation is taking place into the “unacceptable” shooting of a peregrine falcon. The Scottish SPCA was contacted after the female bird was discovered injured at Grange Farm near Kirkcaldy, Fife, on July 25. The bird was unable to fly,...

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11:08 am   |   ENTERTAINMENT

STV Children’s Appeal donates £152,000 after mental health drive

STV Children’s Appeal.

The STV Children’s Appeal has distributed £152,000 to 50 projects throughout Scotland following a recent campaign to support the mental health and wellbeing of young people across the country. The campaign was launched in May in response to concerns among...

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11:03 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Man’s heartache over Home Office blunder after grandson’s death

A Syrian grandfather has told STV News of his heartbreak after receiving a Home Office letter refusing his request to be united with his grandson - after the child had died. Three-year-old Mohamad passed away in a refugee camp while...

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10:52 am   |   POLITICS

Call for specialist clinics to help treat long Covid

A Covid-19 document.

The Scottish Government has been urged to consider proposals to establish a network of specialist clinics to help treat long Covid. Ahead of a meeting with health secretary Humza Yousaf, Scottish Conservative MSP Dr Sandesh Gulhane said that long Covid...

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10:39 am   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

RBS building back on the market for more than double the price

Royal Bank of Scotland hall in North Berwick, East Lothian.

A former bank building that was put on the market for £225,000 three years ago is being resold for more than double the price after its current owners failed in their bid to turn it into a home. The former Royal...

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10:34 am   |   POLITICS

Humza Yousaf reports nursery over ‘racial discrimination’

Humza Yousaf has said he is seeking legal advice after raising concerns that his daughter was discriminated against by a nursery. The health secretary explained that an application for his two-year-old daughter was refused twice by Little Scholars Day Nursery...

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9:03 am   |   SCOTLAND

Through The Looking Glass coin released by Royal Mint

A new coin commemorating 150 years since Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass has been launched by The Royal Mint. The £5 crown is based on Sir John Tenniel’s original illustrations of the book, which was the sequel of Alice’s Adventures...

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8:08 am   |   ENTERTAINMENT

Felicity Jones not interested in films without women

Felicity Jones has said she is not interested in watching films that do not have women in them. The British actress, 37, best known for roles in Star Wars spin-off Rogue One and her Oscar-nominated turn in The Theory Of...

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7:52 am   |   SPORT

Laura Muir feeling prepared after sealing 1500m semi-final

Laura Muir warned she is saving her best for last after launching her bid for Olympic glory. The Scot clocked four minutes 03.89 seconds in Tokyo on Monday to reach the 1500 metres semi-finals. Muir, the European champion, came second...

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7:30 am   |   SCOTLAND

Electric vehicle rollout ‘could slow due to lithium deficit’

The speed in the rise of UK electric vehicle (EV) sales could slow within the next few years due to a worldwide deficit in the lithium needed for car batteries, according to experts. Since June, car giants GM and Stellantis,...

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6:59 am   |   SCOTLAND

Restriction easing delay ’caused drop in business confidence’

Postponing plans to ease coronavirus restrictions in Scotland may be behind a fall in business confidence, analysts have said. Business confidence fell 14 points in July to 28%, according to the latest Business Barometer from the Bank of Scotland Commercial...

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6:52 am   |   SCOTLAND

Cleaners and bin collectors urged to reject Covid exemption

Bin man

More than 2000 local authority street cleaners and bin collectors have been advised to refuse to return to work and instead self-isolate if they have been exposed to coronavirus. The Scottish Government recently announced that organisations employing critical workers can...

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6:42 am   |   SCOTLAND

New travel rules begin for double jabbed EU and US arrivals

Single Use.

Double vaccinated travellers from the US and the EU can travel to Scotland without quarantining from Monday morning. The rules changed at 4am following a decision by the Scottish Government earlier this week, hours after UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps...

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Yesterday

9:00 pm   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Protesters stage climate camp calling for chemical plant closure

More than 150 people have taken part in a protest camp outside a chemical plant in Fife calling for it to be shut down. Climate Camp Scotland organised the two-day protest at the Mossmorran site near Cowdenbeath over the weekend....

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8:15 pm   |   POLITICS

UK blames Iran for drone attack that killed Briton in Oman

Westminster.

The UK has said it is “highly likely” Iran carried out an “unlawful and callous attack” on a ship in the Middle East which left a Briton dead. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the Government believed the drone attack on...

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7:14 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Boyle’s penalty earns Hibs comeback victory at Motherwell

Hibernian winger Martin Boyle hit the winner from the penalty spot during a five-goal thriller against Motherwell at a vibrant Fir Park. The home side were twice ahead through headed goals from Kevin Van Veen and Bevis Mugabi but Hibs...

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7:03 pm   |   SPORT

Glasgow Clan announce five signings ahead of new season

Glasgow Clan have announced five new signings ahead of the Elite Ice Hockey League's return. Former captain Matt Haywood returns to the club as Malcolm Cameron builds a squad aimed towards bringing success to Braehead. Scottish netminder Jordan McLaughlin also...

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6:10 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Aberdeen continue strong start with win over Dundee United

Aberdeen eased their way to 2-0 victory in the opening match of their Premiership campaign thanks to goals from Jonny Hayes and Christian Ramirez in an energetic performance against Dundee United. The Dons, fresh from their Europa Conference League qualifying...

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5:10 pm   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Cyclist seriously injured after bike collides with car

A cyclist has been left seriously injured after a crash in Fife. The incident took place at Preston Roundabout on the A92 when the 60-year-old's bicycle collided with a car at around 11.55am on Sunday. Emergency services attended and the...

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3:57 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Postecoglou looking to add to Celtic squad this week

Ange Postecoglou hopes to have reinforcements in this week after another early blow in his Celtic reign. The Hoops’ ongoing vulnerability to balls into the box was clear to see as John Souttar’s 89th-minute header earned Hearts a 2-1 victory...

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3:26 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Laser pen aimed at search and rescue helicopter

Coastguard rescue helicopter.

Police have launched an investigation after a laser pen was aimed at a search and rescue helicopter. The incident happened in Amisfield, Dumfries and Galloway, at around 11.15pm on July 17. Investigating officers said the helicopter was flying over the...

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2:21 pm   |   POLITICS

Opposition call for Holyrood statement on drug deaths

Holyrood, PA Ready.

Scotland’s two main opposition parties have called for an urgent statement on drug deaths in Holyrood. Figures released on Friday showed that 1,339 people died from drugs in 2020 – a new record high. The rate was three-and-a-half times higher...

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2:08 pm   |   POLITICS

Coronavirus: Three deaths and 1034 new cases reported

Coronavirus, vaccine.

A further three deaths and 1034 new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Scotland overnight, according to official figures. The daily test positivity rate is 5.4%, up from the 4.9% reported on Saturday. Of the new cases reported on...

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1:56 pm   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Woman raped in city lane in early morning sex attack

Broughton Street Lane

Police are investigating after a woman was raped in a city lane. The 29-year-old was attacked in Edinburgh in the early hours of Sunday morning. She was at the Union Street end of Broughton Street Lane when the serious sexual...

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1:18 pm   |   POLITICS

Former diplomat hands himself in to police ahead of sentence

Former British ambassador to Uzbekistan Craig Murray has handed himself in to police in Edinburgh as he is set to begin an eight-month prison sentence. Murray, who has become a blogger and pro-independence campaigner in recent years, was judged to...

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12:51 pm   |   HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS

Tall ship given warm welcome ahead of world expedition

Statsraad Lehmkuhl.

A 107-year-old tall ship was warmly welcomed to Shetland ahead of its upcoming expedition around the world. Statsraad Lehmkuhl, a Norwegian three-masted barque rigged training vessel, was met by a flotilla of small boats as it sailed into Lerwick Harbour...

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11:21 am   |   SCOTLAND

Olympic champion Duncan Scott ‘has always been special’

Duncan Scott, PA Ready.

The coach of Olympic hero Duncan Scott said he has “always been special” as he touted the swimmer as one of Scotland’s greatest-ever athletes. Alloa-born Scott won his fourth medal of the Tokyo Games in the early hours of Sunday,...

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11:09 am   |   NORTH EAST & TAYSIDE

Man dead after being hit by car as A90 closed for ten hours

Police Scotland.

A man has died after being struck by a car on the A90 in Aberdeenshire. The fatal collision, involving a white Volkswagen Golf, happened near Boddam at around 12.05am on Saturday. Emergency services attended, however the 31-year-old pedestrian was pronounced...

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10:50 am   |   POLITICS

‘Government would not stand in way of indyref2 if settled will’

Michael Gove, PA Ready.

The UK Government would not stand in the way of another vote on Scottish independence if it is the “settled will” of voters, Michael Gove has said. Westminster has repeatedly rejected requests from the Scottish Government for the necessary powers...

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10:35 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Fire on 17th floor of multi-storey flats sparks evacuation

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

Residents had to be evacuated from a multi-storey block of flats in Glasgow as firefighters tackled a blaze on the 17th floor. Emergency services were alerted to the fire in Lincoln Avenue shortly after 4am on Sunday. The Scottish Fire...

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9:50 am   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Autistic teen praised for clearing dangerous overgrown path

Kai Kallus, LDRS.

A teenage cyclist has won praise for clearing a dangerously overgrown stretch of pavement in Falkirk. Kai Kallus, 13, decided to take action when he found overgrown trees and bushes were forcing pedestrians to step onto the road at a blind...

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8:59 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Care-at-home service under fire for lack of Covid-19 testing

Carer, care, elderly.

A care-at-home service that looks after more than 200 patients has been slapped with an improvement notice after inspectors discovered staff were not being regularly tested for Covid-19. It was just one of a variety of issues unearthed at Karma...

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8:13 am   |   SCOTLAND

Swimmer Duncan Scott makes history at Tokyo Olympics

Great Britain's (left-right) Luke Greenbank, Duncan Scott, James Guy and Adam Peaty after winning the silver medal in the Men's 4 x 100m Medley Relay at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre on the ninth day of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan. Picture date: Sunday August 1, 2021.

Swimmer Duncan Scott is the first British athlete to win four medals at a single Olympics. While Scott made history, Adam Peaty and James Guy were unable to collect their third golds of Tokyo 2020 after the United States secured...

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7:55 am   |   SCOTLAND

Milk and healthy snack scheme for pre-school children launches

A scheme to provide milk and a healthy snack to pre-school children starts on Sunday. All pre-school children who spend two or more hours a day in a nursery or other eligible childcare setting registered with the scheme are entitled...

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7:52 am   |   POLITICS

Labour calls for action on crisis grants ‘postcode lottery’

Pam Duncan-Glancy

A Labour MSP has claimed Scots face a “postcode lottery” when applying for crisis grants. The grants are part of the Scottish Welfare Fund and are provided to people on low incomes to cover the costs of an emergency. Labour’s...

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7:49 am   |   POLITICS

First vaccines for vulnerable teens to be ‘completed in August’

Vaccine.

The Scottish Government is aiming to ensure first doses of the Covid-19 vaccine are given to teenagers in certain groups by the end of August. Two weeks ago, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced plans to vaccinate some 12-17 year olds,...

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7:46 am   |   FOOTBALL

In pictures: Rangers in the Champions League group stage

Rangers begin their bid to reach the Champions League group stage this week when they take on Swedish title winners Malmo. It's been 11 years since the Ibrox side last competed at that level, having been knocked out in the...

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7:44 am   |   ENTERTAINMENT

Peter Kay at the Edinburgh Fringe before he was famous

Fans were sent into a frenzy last week when Peter Kay announced his return to the stage – but back in 1998 the comedy legend was just getting started. Rarely seen footage from the STV archive shows the funnyman promoting...

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