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8:48 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Pensioner injured after teen on bike snatches handbag

Police Scotland.

A pensioner has been injured after her handbag was snatched by a teenager on a bike in Glasgow. The 70-year-old was walking along Battlefield Road in the city at around 9.45pm on Tuesday when she was passed by a teenage...

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8:39 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Rangers and Celtic in talks to enter ‘B’ teams in Lowland League

Rangers and Celtic are in talks with the Lowland League over plans to enter 'B teams' into the competition for next season. The plans, which are still at an early stage, would see the two Glasgow sides commit to their...

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8:23 pm   |   POLITICS VIDEO

Election 2021: Looking back on a campaign like no other

With less than 24 hours until voters head to the polls, it's been an election like no other. Political parties have battled it out on the Holyrood campaign trail amid the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic. With politicians trying their...

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6:46 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Couple devastated after dog mauled to death outside home

A heartbroken nurse is traumatised after witnessing her pet dog being mauled to death outside her home in North Lanarkshire. Lorraine Doherty had taken her Lhsa Apso Jinky out for his last walk of the day on Monday, April 26,...

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5:58 pm   |   POLITICS VIDEO

What to expect in a polling station during a pandemic

Polling stations open at 7am on Thursday morning as voters choose the make-up of the next Scottish Parliament. But they'll look a little different than usual to ensure safety measures are in place preventing the spread of Covid-19. Counting will...

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5:38 pm   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Pair who left man dying on floor after violent attack jailed

Two people who failed to help a man who lay dying in his own home following a violent attack have been jailed. Jason Mooney, 28, and Lynn Kelly, 35, were previously found guilty of culpable homicide after Chris Cowie, 38,...

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5:15 pm   |   NORTH EAST & TAYSIDE VIDEO

Salmon fishing on River Tay in full swing as restrictions ease

Salmon season begins on the River Tay.

Salmon fishing on the iconic River Tay is back in full swing as lockdown restrictions continue to ease. David Godfrey, a ghillie at Cargill, is happy to be getting back on the river surrounded by fellow anglers. He said: "It's...

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5:07 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Emma Faulds: Police dog ‘gave positive indication in car search’

Emma Faulds

A police dog trained in the scent of dead bodies gave a "positive indication" during the search of a car in the missing Emma Faulds investigation, a court has heard. PC Neil Gunderson was giving evidence at the trial of...

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4:55 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Police ‘rescue 14 dogs and seize cannabis’ in raid

Police Scotland.

Police Scotland said it rescued 14 dogs following a joint raid with the Scottish SPCA in East Ayrshire. A search warrant was executed at a property in Logangate Terrace, Logan, on Tuesday morning. As well as the dogs, a quantity...

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4:18 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Murder detectives issue fresh appeal after body found in flat

Murder detectives have issued a fresh appeal two weeks after a man was found dead in his Glasgow flat. The body of Craig Shaw, 45, was discovered at his property on Jedworth Road, Drumchapel, at 5.55pm on Thursday, April 22....

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4:17 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Hampden double with Saints ‘would be greatest achievement’

St Johnstone manager Callum Davidson believes leading the team to a second Hampden final would be among the greatest achievements of his career. Davidson has already experienced a memorable first season in management, having taken over from Tommy Wright and...

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4:11 pm   |   NORTH EAST & TAYSIDE

Golden eagle found dead on estate ‘deliberately poisoned’

Golden eagle, PA Ready.

A golden eagle found dead on a rural estate in Aberdeenshire was deliberately poisoned, police said. The bird of prey was found dead on a hillside on the Invercauld Estate, in the heart of the Cairngorms, near Crathie on March...

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3:51 pm   |   NORTH EAST & TAYSIDE

Almost 50 coronavirus cases linked to secondary school

Elgin Academy.

Almost 50 coronavirus cases have been linked to a school in Moray, an area where residents have been warned not to let the region “get left behind” as the country continues out of lockdown. Moray Council said 48 positive cases...

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3:22 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Newell relishing crack at European competition with Hibs

Hibernian midfielder Joe Newell believes European nights at Easter Road will be "amazing" and can't wait to play in UEFA competition next season. League performances mean Hibs have already guaranteed themselves European football next season but they go into the...

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3:01 pm   |   SCOTLAND

Trump’s indefinite Facebook ban upheld by oversight board

History: Donald Trump addresses the media during a visit to Scotland in 2018.

A ban on Donald Trump from using Facebook has been upheld by the social network’s oversight board. The former US president was blocked from the platform indefinitely following violent clashes in the US Capitol on January 6, which Trump was...

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2:46 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Man in hospital after being assaulted in city centre attack

Police Scotland.

A man has been left injured following an attack in Glasgow city centre. Part of Argyle Street has been taped off following the assault at 12.30pm on Wednesday. Emergency services attended the scene and the victim was taken to hospital....

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2:03 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Kilmarnock’s Kyle Lafferty wins player of the month award

Kilmarnock striker Kyle Lafferty has been named as the Premiership Player of the Month for April. Lafferty scored a hat-trick in his side's 3-0 league win over Dundee United, as well as playing his part as Kilmarnock drew 2-2 with...

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1:57 pm   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Firefighters battle nursery blaze as flames rip through roof

Firefighters are battling a well-developed blaze at a nursery school in Edinburgh. Crews were called to Lanark Road Nursery after the fire was first reported at around 7.20am on Wednesday. Six fire engines and a height vehicle were sent to...

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1:53 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Murder accused said baby son had suffered ‘choking episode’

Glasgow High Court.

A father accused of murdering his baby son told doctors the child had suffered a "choking episode". Brian Penn was quizzed after Kaleb Penn was rushed to Crosshouse Hospital in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, in November 2017. Jurors heard how Kaleb,...

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1:34 pm   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Wind turbine plans approved despite visibility concerns

New 200-metre wind turbines have been approved despite objections - after Scottish ministers agreed it would take an impact of “overwhelming importance” to stop them. The turbines, located in the Lammermuir Hills, sparked concern from East Lothian Council after they included...

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1:13 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Port’s £140,000 makeover as we sail into ‘post-pandemic world’

Port of Troon.

Associated British Ports (ABP) has invested around £140,000 to enhance the facilities at Port of Troon in South Ayrshire. As part of improvement works several new projects have been completed, including the refurbishment of the port’s main entrance lighthouse and...

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1:13 pm   |   SCOTLAND

Mum-of-two smashes record for running 212-mile route

A mother-of-two has smashed the record for running the 212-mile Southern Upland Way by more than 17 hours. Anna Rutherford, from Peebles, tackled the coast-to-coast route from Portpatrick in the west to Cockburnspath in the east of Scotland in 62...

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1:07 pm   |   NORTH EAST & TAYSIDE

Aberdeen Market could be bought and demolished by council

Aberdeen Market and a former BHS store could be bought, knocked-down and redeveloped by the city council. As part of the city centre masterplan, a report outlining the reimagining of the central Union Street area reccommends purchasing the property in...

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1:03 pm   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Armed intruders attack child and two adults in house break-in

Police Scotland.

A child has been left injured after two armed men broke into a house and attacked the occupants in West Lothian. Two adults, a 30-year-old man and 29-year-old woman, also sustained minor injuries during the incident on Church Place, Fauldhouse...

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12:22 pm   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Almost £500,000 of overpaid council tax still to be returned

Nearly half a million pounds in overpaid council tax has still to be repaid by Falkirk Council. It comes after a freedom of information (FOI) request was made by a campaigner who believes councils are “deliberately withholding taxpayer funds”. Falkirk...

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12:17 pm   |   POLITICS OPINION

STV poll proves narrative was cast well before election called

In this surreal election even the polls have failed to excite. Normally a ‘rogue’ survey of opinion, one that is out of kilter with established trends can inject some momentary excitement and passing nervousness in party campaign chiefs. But not...

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12:10 pm   |   SCOTLAND

Coronavirus weekly death rate continues to fall in Scotland

Coronavirus.

At least 10,097 people have died in Scotland with confirmed or suspected coronavirus, according to official figures. On Wednesday, National Records of Scotland revealed there were 19 deaths linked to Covid registered between April 26 to May 2, a fall of four...

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11:59 am   |   POLITICS

SNP’s hopes of majority ‘hanging in the balance’ – STV poll

The SNP's hopes of winning a Holyrood majority are "hanging in the balance", according to the final election poll by Ipsos MORI for STV News. Nicola Sturgeon's party need at least 65 seats to secure what they believe will be...

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11:56 am   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Man accused of actor’s murder acquitted of 13 other charges

A man accused of murdering a Trainspotting T2 actor has been acquitted of 13 other charges. Bradley Welsh, 48, was fatally shot at his flat in the west end of Edinburgh on April 17, 2019. Sean Orman, 30, pleaded not...

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11:49 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

New Starbucks drive-thru part of 105-job expansion

JJ O’Hara, Managing Director at OCO West End outside its Hamilton store which was also supported by HSBC UK

A Starbucks franchise business has brought more than 100 jobs to Scotland thanks to support from HSBC UK. Glasgow-based OCO Westend opened a new drive-thru and cafe in the city’s Polmadie last month, creating 20 jobs for the area. The...

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11:48 am   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Council refuses to name members of slavery legacy review

Edinburgh City Council has refused to reveal the names of officials sitting on its Slavery and Colonialism Legacy Review Group amid fears they would be subject to abuse. The group, set up in the wake of the Black Lives Matters...

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11:32 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Leaked report shows dozens of council venues at risk of closure

Up to 50 South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture (SLLC) venues could close following a review of the leisure trust. A leaked draft report has revealed the facilities that could face the axe if the cross-party working group on leisure and...

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11:04 am   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Open spaces and grasslands in Fife maintained just once a year

Rewilding

Swathes of Fife’s open spaces and grasslands are set to be maintained just once a year under a new grounds maintenance plan agreed across the Kingdom. Fife Council’s new grassland strategy will cut back on maintenance of nearly 250 acres...

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10:26 am   |   HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS

Occupant missing and feared dead after fire rips through home

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

The occupant of a house is missing and feared dead after a devastating fire ripped through their home. Emergency services were alerted to the blaze in the Highland village of Dores at around 10.30pm on Monday. Firefighters extinguished the flames,...

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9:52 am   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Hundreds seek medical cannabis after Scotland’s first clinic opens

Medical cannabis.

Hundreds of patients sought medical cannabis treatment at Scotland's first clinic in its first week of opening. Sapphire Medical Clinics received the first Healthcare Improvement Scotland registration to prescribe medical cannabis to patients across the country in March. Bosses at...

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9:00 am   |   SCOTLAND

Cinema giant Vue to reopen venues as restrictions ease

Cinema giant Vue have announced all of its Scottish venues will reopen later this month.  On May 17, Vue will reopen its eight cinemas across the country as coronavirus restrictions are set to be eased.  It comes as the Scottish...

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8:53 am   |   POLITICS

Harvie: Rivals focusing on list votes will help Greens

Other parties’ focus on the regional list vote in the election will end up helping the Scottish Greens, Patrick Harvie has said. Harvie also said there was now a “solid core” of Green voters who saw his party as their...

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8:22 am   |   POLITICS

Rennie confident of Lib Dem gains at Holyrood election

Willie Rennie has said he is confident the Scottish Liberal Democrats can make gains at the Holyrood election to avoid “so much political energy being wasted” on an independence referendum. The Scottish Lib Dem leader said depriving the SNP of...

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8:00 am   |   ENTERTAINMENT

Four Scots nominated for prestigious crime novel award

Four Scots have made the longlist for the UK and Ireland’s most prestigious crime novel award. The Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year, now in its 17th year, is the most coveted prize in crime fiction. Scots Doug...

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7:57 am   |   POLITICS

Anas Sarwar: I can be the future of Scottish politics

Anas Sarwar believes he represents the future of Scotland as he sets his sights on making Scottish Labour a “credible opposition” at Holyrood after Thursday’s elections. The Scottish Labour leader said he believes their “national recovery plan” has struck a...

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7:27 am   |   POLITICS

Ross: Collegiate politics would return if Indyref2 stopped

Scottish Tory leader Douglas Ross has said co-operation and civility in politics would return if a referendum on Scottish independence is averted. In recent years, politicians in Scotland have spoken of the febrile nature of political debate north of the...

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7:07 am   |   POLITICS

Sturgeon says rivals have run the ‘most negative campaign’

Nicola Sturgeon has accused her rivals in Labour and the Tories of “running the most negative-based campaign in the history of devolution”. The SNP leader made the comments as she prepared to travel the country on the final day of...

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6:45 am   |   SCOTLAND

Government should take on more teachers ‘no matter what’

Classroom

Teachers’ leaders have insisted that pledges to take on more staff for Scotland’s classrooms must be met “no matter what” happens in Thursday’s Holyrood election. Larry Flanagan, general secretary of the EIS teaching union, said it was “significant” that all...

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