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7:04 pm   |   SCOTLAND

Warning as snow showers get set to sweep into Scotland

Snow.

Wintry showers are expected to sweep into Scotland. A yellow weather warning has been put in place between 8pm on Tuesday and 10am on Wednesday. The Met Office said the snow and icy stretches will likely bring travel disruption. Those...

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6:43 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Gerrard: There’s pressure on both sides ahead of Braga clash

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard says his side have little room for error in their Europa League second leg against Braga and he sees pressure on both sides ahead of the match. Gerrard saw his team come from behind to win...

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6:24 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

NHS temporarily suspends out of hours care at five centres

A Scottish health board has temporarily suspended out of hours services at five centres amid a GP shortage. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) said the service has become "unsustainable" and the move is the "only option" to be able...

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5:59 pm   |   POLITICS OPINION

Lord Steel’s career tainted by decades-old misjudgements

In the twilight of his career, Lord Steel of Aikwood cuts the very embodiment of an establishment figure - member of the House of Lords, former presiding officer of the Scottish Parliament, elder Liberal Democrat statesman. Today’s announcement serves as...

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5:52 pm   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Farmer caught abusing sheep by undercover officer

SSPCA.

A farmer has been fined £550 after being caught punching and kicking two sheep. William Brown, 59, was snared by an undercover Peta animal welfare officer, who handed in the footage to the Scottish SPCA. Brown, of Herbertshaw Farm in...

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5:52 pm   |   ENTERTAINMENT VIDEO

Ten Tour: Susan Boyle gears up for first show in six years

Susan Boyle is set to take to the stage for the first time in six years as she kicks of new UK tour. The singing sensation will hit the road for her Ten Tour, playing in eight cities starting in...

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5:51 pm   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Woman dies after road crash between car and gas tanker

Arnprior, Stirling.

A woman has died following a crash between her car and a gas tanker. The fatal collision happened on the A811, near to Arnprior in Stirling, at around 11.15am on Tuesday. Emergency services attended, however the 39-year-old driver of the...

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5:42 pm   |   POLITICS

MSPs endorse Bill to make period products free to all

A Bill to make period products universally free in Scotland has been backed in principle by MSPs. Holyrood voted by 112 to zero to back the legislation at stage one, which would see Scotland become the first country in the...

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4:56 pm   |   SPORT

Retired Dundee lawyer proves you’re never too old to jump

Is there an upper age limit to competing at a world class level? One retired Dundee lawyer doesn't think so. Brian Fitzpatrick, 65, is one of a handful of Scottish competitors riding in Portugal for an international show jumping competition....

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4:25 pm   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

‘Devoted dad’ who died after being knocked down named

A "beloved fiance and devoted dad" who died after being knocked down on a street in Fife has been named. Steven Kennedy, 33, was hit by a car around 9.50pm on Wednesday on St Margaret Street in Dunfermline and pronounced...

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4:12 pm   |   SCOTLAND

Coronavirus: Scots travellers given self-isolation advice

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Travellers who have returned to Scotland from coronavirus hotspots within the last week are being told to isolate themselves for up to 14 days. New guidance affects people who have arrived back from Iran, parts of northern Italy and South...

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3:50 pm   |   POLITICS

Lord Steel quits Lib Dems after child abuse inquiry report

Lord David Steel has resigned from the Liberal Democrats and from "public life" after a Westminster inquiry into historic claims of child sexual abuse accused him of "an abdication of responsibility". The Scottish peer spoke to the Independent Inquiry into...

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3:21 pm   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Hunt for sex attacker after woman raped in street

Linlithgow.

Police are investigating after a woman was raped in West Lothian. The 29-year-old victim was subjected to a serious sexual assault in Linlithgow High Street in the early hours of Sunday morning. Officers said investigations are continuing. A Police Scotland...

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2:25 pm   |   HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS

‘Significant’ concerns over children’s care in Orkney

There are major weaknesses in the way vulnerable children and young people are supported and cared for in Orkney, according to inspectors. The leadership of children’s services in Orkney was deemed unsatisfactory by the Care Inspectorate, which felt more work...

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2:11 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Art school appoints new director as fire probe continues

Penny Macbeth

Glasgow School of Art (GSA) has appointed a new director. Penny Macbeth, who is currently Dean of Manchester School of Art and deputy faculty pro-vice-chancellor for Arts and Humanities, will take up her new post in May. The announcement comes...

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1:48 pm   |   SPORT

Royal Troon chosen to host The Open Championship in 2023

Royal Troon will host the 152nd Open Championship in 2023, tournament organiser the R&A has announced. The tournament will return to the Ayrshire course 100 years after Troon was first host. It will be the 10th time The Open has...

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1:44 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Celtic legend’s European Cup winner’s medal to be auctioned

Celtic legend Stevie Chalmers' 1967 European Cup winner's medal will go up for auction in Glasgow next month. The Lisbon Lion, who died at the age of 83 last April, scored the winner during the 2-1 win against Inter Milan....

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12:39 pm   |   SCOTLAND FEATURE

‘My ten days in coronavirus self-isolation after Asia trip’

STV assistant producer Cecilie Corso spent ten days in self-isolation after returning on a trip to Asia. Doctors advised her to exercise extra caution - which she did - but she also grappled with worries about infecting friends and co-workers...

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12:26 pm   |   EDINBURGH & EAST FEATURE

‘The rows of sleeping bags on the streets … they are people’

Life has thrown major challenges in the direction of Kerry Anne Meiklem. She's spent time in prison, while heroin addiction has robbed her of many things. Now on methadone and trying to get her life together, the 29-year-old continues to...

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11:57 am   |   SCOTLAND

Coronavirus: Tenerife hotel lockdown as tourists quarantined

The four-star H10 Costa Adeje Palace went into lockdown

Guests at a hotel in Tenerife believed to be full of British holidaymakers have been placed in quarantine after a visiting Italian doctor tested positive for coronavirus. The four-star H10 Costa Adeje Palace went into lockdown on Tuesday after the...

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11:49 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Airshow cancellation blamed on ‘breakdown in trust’

Airshow

A council has defended its decision to withdraw funding for a major airshow, blaming a "breakdown in trust and confidence” in organisers. The Scottish International Airshow announced this week it was cancelling September’s event. Directors Danny Anderson and Doug Maclean...

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10:56 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Scottish Water fined £19,000 over River Clyde pollution

Scottish Water has been fined £19,000 after pleading guilty to polluting the River Clyde in Glasgow. Around 650,000 cubic metres of untreated sewage was discharged into the river between May 16 and June 9 in 2016, Glasgow Sheriff Court was...

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10:39 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

‘Scared’ ferret abandoned on pet shop counter in shoebox

A ferret has been abandoned on the counter of a pet shop in East Dunbartonshire by a man who claimed his "duty was done". Staff found the "very scared but friendly" animal in a shoe box, covered by a blue...

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9:25 am   |   POLITICS

Taskforce to end gender stereotyping in schools set to meet

Schoolgirl.

The chairwoman of a taskforce which aims to end gender stereotyping in Scotland's classrooms has said young women will play an "essential" part in its work. Razannah Hussain, the co-chair of the Scottish Government's new Gender Equality Taskforce in Education...

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9:12 am   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Four masked robbers burst into flat and attack man

A man was injured after four robbers wearing balaclavas forced their way into a flat and attacked him. The intruders escaped with various items of property following the robbery in Forth Drive, Livingston in West Lothian. A 62-year-old man in...

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9:03 am   |   POLITICS

Free period products set to be made available in Scotland

Legislation for Scotland to become the first country in the world to make period products freely available to all is expected to pass its first hurdle at Holyrood. MSPs from all parties are expected to endorse the general principles of...

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8:30 am   |   SCOTLAND VIDEO

How to make the perfect pancake stack on Shrove Tuesday

Cafe Strange Brew pancakes 2020

Whether you like thick scotch pancakes or thin crepes, everyone can agree that Pancake Day is one of the best days of the year.  A day dedicated to the delicious combination of eggs, milk and flour, Pancake Day’s origins are...

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8:16 am   |   WEATHER OPINION

It’s been raining records in soggy Scotland this February

Do you know that I’ve said the words ‘storm’ and ‘rain’ 462 times in my forecasts so far this February? Ok, I haven’t actually been counting, but I’m sure it’ll be close. Most people dream of having outdoor swimming pools,...

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7:59 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Villagers at ‘wits’ end’ over failure to ban tourist traffic

Luss.

Villagers living in Luss are fighting to have tourists banned from driving through the streets as they warn of a "crisis point" due to visitor numbers. The village on the banks of Loch Lomond attracts more than 750,000 visitors a...

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7:51 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Scotland ‘struggling to meet smoke-free commitment’

Smoking.

Health campaigners fear more than one in ten people will still be smoking in 2034 - despite a Scottish Government commitment to stub out the habit by then. Ministers have set the goal of creating a "tobacco-free generation" by that...

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7:44 am   |   SCOTLAND

Thousands seek help to stop child sex abuse picture urges

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Thousands of people have sought help over the past year to stop viewing indecent images of children. Stop It Now! Scotland – a service that supports those who are worried about their own sexual thoughts, feelings and behaviour towards youngsters...

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10:21 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Accies defender Hamilton set to train with Brighton

Brighton are weighing up a move for Hamilton defender Jamie Hamilton after taking the teenager on trial. The Ladbrokes Premiership Accies have announced that the 17-year-old will spend a few days on the English south coast. Hamilton said on their...

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7:36 pm   |   HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS

CCTV appeal to track down man after late night assault

Police Scotland.

Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to talk to following an assault in Inverness last year. A man suffered serious injuries in the attack, which happened in Academy Street at around 3am on Sunday, November 10....

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6:37 pm   |   SCOTLAND

More than 1300 domestic abuse cases recorded in six months

Police have recorded more than 1300 cases of domestic abuse since new laws covering coercive and controlling behaviour were introduced, the force has said. The Domestic Abuse Act came into effect in Scotland in April 2019, making emotional and psychological...

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6:13 pm   |   NORTH EAST & TAYSIDE

Man ‘argued with girlfriend night before murder’, court hears

A man argued with his girlfriend the night before he allegedly murdered her, a court heard. Keith Rizzo and Neomi Smith were said to have cut a night at a pub short to return to her flat in Brechin, Angus....

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6:09 pm   |   SCOTLAND FEATURE

How much is your council tax going up by this year?

Money up to date generic

Local authorities around Scotland are setting their budgets and council tax rates ahead of the start of a new financial year in April. The Scottish Government allows councils to increase council tax annually by up to 3% - but this...

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5:42 pm   |   HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS

Greenpeace director awaits ruling over oil rig protest

A judge will decide next month whether to punish an executive director of Greenpeace for his hand in a protest on board an oil rig last year. John Sauven faces up to two years in prison while the environmental organisation...

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5:05 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Man fighting for life after ‘violent’ murder bid near park

Tollcross Road, Glasgow.

A man is fighting for his life following a “violent” murder bid in Glasgow. The 44-year-old victim was repeatedly punched and kicked on the head by two men, and is currently in a critical condition in hospital. The assault happened...

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4:32 pm   |   POLITICS OPINION

If the UK was on Tinder, would Scotland swipe left or right?

The debate on Scotland’s future often feels a bit one-sided. I mean beyond the political parties. There are all sorts of pro-independence groups; Women for Independence, the Scottish Independence Convention, the Radical Independence Campaign and many more. Then there are...

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4:14 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Council apologises after drag queen visit to primary school

A council has issued an apology to parents after an adult entertainer was invited to read books to young primary school pupils in Paisley. The drag queen, who uses the name Flow when speaking to children but uses the name...

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3:53 pm   |   NORTH EAST & TAYSIDE

Aberdeen bypass builders given £65m to swerve court battle

AWPR.

The Scottish Government will pay a further £65m to the company that built the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR). Transport secretary Michael Matheson said the additional payment would prevent a potentially lengthy and expensive court case with the contractors over...

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3:50 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Police reveal new plan to tackle drug deaths

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Police officers are to be better trained to help drug users as part of plans to cut the number of substance-related deaths. Officers are often the first personnel to respond to vulnerable people in crisis situations. A new strategy being...

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3:39 pm   |   HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS

Hunt for men who tried to lure schoolboys into car

Westfield Way, Inverness.

Police are on the hunt for two men after a pair of schoolboys were told to get into a car. The six and ten-year-old boys refused to get in the dark blue vehicle after being approached by the men in...

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3:37 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Family of boy killed by telegraph pole left heartbroken

Keiran Esquierdo.

The family of a schoolboy killed by a falling telegraph pole said their lives will “never be the same”. Keiran Esquierdo, 12, was playing with friends when he was struck by the log after it rolled down an embankment and...

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2:50 pm   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Bank robber took off mask after forgetting to cut eye holes

A bank robber who forgot to cut eye holes in his mask has been jailed for four-and-a-half years. Matthew Davies donned a pillow case to carry out the armed raid on a branch of the Bank of Scotland but found...

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1:50 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Two-year-old attacked by woman still can’t speak or walk

Glasgow High Court.

A woman who attacked a baby boy, leaving him blind in one eye and brain damaged, has been jailed for nine years. Caroline Thomson, 30, pleaded guilty to assaulting the baby boy to his permanent impairment, permanent disfigurement and to...

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1:19 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Car plunges into sea after crashing through barrier

A car has plunged into the sea after crashing through a barrier in Ayrshire. The driver of the vehicle has been taken to hospital following the smash on the A78 near Largs at 11.40am on Monday. Emergency services are in...

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12:50 pm   |   HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS

Old laptop believed to have sparked huge fire at school

Council staff have been banned from using old laptops after fears one may have sparked a huge blaze at a primary school. Pupils and staff were evacuated from Park Primary School in Invergordon in the Highlands after the fire broke...

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12:36 pm   |   SPORT

Tennis gets £12m to make most of Murray brothers’ legacy

Tennis Scotland is to get £12m in a bid to capitalise on the Murray brothers' legacy. The funding agreement with the Lawn Tennis Asssociation has been described as a "game-changer" by Tennis Scotland chief executive Blane Dodds. It said the...

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11:51 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Scottish International Airshow cancelled amid funding row

A major airshow due to take place in September has been cancelled. Organisers of The Scottish International Airshow (TSIA) said they had no choice but to pull the plug following a row with South Ayrshire Council over funding. All aircraft...

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11:14 am   |   SCOTLAND

Young footballers banned from heading during training

Children aged under 12 have been banned from heading footballs during training. Restrictions on footballers aged 12-17 have also been imposed by the Scottish FA. The move follows a report by Glasgow University last October which found that former professional...

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10:55 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Man who killed dad with single punch jailed for five years

A man has been jailed for five years after killing a dad-of-two with a single punch following a game of pool. Chef Thomas Allan, 52, from Govan, Glasgow, sent Jason Haig, 45, crashing to the ground with a left-hand punch...

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10:34 am   |   ENTERTAINMENT

Music legend Paul Weller adds Dundee date to UK tour

Music legend Paul Weller has added a Dundee date to his upcoming UK tour. The former frontman of 80s band The Jam will appear at the city’s Caird Hall on November 12. As well as the Dundee concert, Weller will...

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10:33 am   |   EDINBURGH & EAST VIDEO

Man kayaks across flooded car park after heavy rain

A man was spotted kayaking in a flooded car park in Callander over the weekend. The unusual sight was clocked on Sunday after torrential rain, snow and gusty winds battered Scotland. Many roads were left submerged in water causing travel...

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9:57 am   |   NORTH EAST & TAYSIDE

Nine-year-old girl airlifted to hospital after crash

A nine-year-old girl was airflifted to hospital after a crash in Moray. The three-vehicle smash took place on the A941 between Craigellachie and Dufftown around 5.30pm on Sunday. A coastguard helicopter took the girl to the Sick Kids hospital in...

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8:37 am   |   HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS

Battling toddler gets bone marrow match after world search

Adeline Davidson.

A Highland toddler at the centre of a worldwide search for a bone marrow donor will begin treatment this week after a match was found. A race against time began last year to try to save the life of three-year-old...

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8:23 am   |   SCOTLAND

Drivers face travel chaos as heavy snow hits Scotland

Drivers are facing difficult road conditions with snow falling across parts of the country and weather warnings in place. The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for snow across most of Scotland which is valid until 10pm on Monday,...

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8:05 am   |   ENTERTAINMENT

Scot Paige Turley and Finn Tapp crowned Love Island winners

Scottish singer Paige Turley and Finn Tapp have won the first ever series of winter Love Island. They beat fellow finalists Siannise Fudge and Luke Trotman, Luke Mabbott and Demi Jones, and Jess Gale and Ched Uzor to win £50,000....

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7:50 am   |   POLITICS

Education secretary marks five years of attainment challenge

Scotland's education secretary has welcomed the five-year anniversary of an initiative aimed at closing the attainment gap in schools. In a speech to head teachers and educators on Monday, John Swinney will praise the work done in the nine "challenge...

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7:47 am   |   POLITICS

Cosla warns draft budget would impact child poverty targets

A body representing councils across Scotland has raised fears that the Scottish Government's draft budget will impact their ability to meet child poverty targets. The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (Cosla) warned the proposals would result in a £95m cut...

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