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22:33 UK & International

One Lotto ticket-holder wins £2m Wednesday jackpot

Lottery ticket.

One lucky Lotto ticket-holder has won Wednesday’s £2m jackpot. They scooped the top prize by matching all six main numbers. Camelot’s Andy Carter, senior winners’ adviser at The National Lottery, said: “What incredible news, one ticket-holder has won tonight’s fabulous...

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22:13 Edinburgh & East

Irvine Welsh marries former Taggart star Emma Currie 

Irvin Welsh

Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh has married former Taggart actor Emma Currie. The 63-year-old announced the news on Instagram on Wednesday. A photograph of the couple sat on a bench in their wedding attire was posted by Welsh. "Knot tied. All...

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21:49 Entertainment

Main stage at Junction 1 shut down following noise complaints 

Oatlands

The main stage at a new music venue in Glasgow is being shut down following noise complaints. Junction 1, a pop-up open-air music venue in Oatlands with a 5,000 person capacity, opened last month. However, over the last two weekends,...

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21:35 Scotland

Energy bills could increase ahead of price cap rise in October 

Energy bill

Energy bills could increase ahead of the price cap rise in October, it has been announced. The UK's energy regulator, Ofgem, said it is "possible" for direct debits to go up before the cap rises. It is being forecast that...

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21:06 Edinburgh & East

Garden room added to house described as 'intimidating' by neighbours

Planning.

Neighbours objecting to a garden room which has been added to a house in their new estate have claimed it is intimidating. The rectangular wooden room, built at the bottom of a garden in Lairds Crescent, in Haddington, has been recommended...

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20:20 Scotland

Wildfire warning put in place across parts of Scotland 

Wildfire

A wildfire warning has been put in place across eastern and southern parts of Scotland. It will remain in place from Wednesday, August 10, until Monday, August 15. There is concern that surface fires could burn and spread with "high...

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20:06 Politics

Nicola Sturgeon: 'Liz Truss wanted to know how she could get into Vogue'

Sturgeon and Truss

Nicola Sturgeon has said that Liz Truss asked her how she could appear in Vogue magazine. The First Minister was speaking at an Edinburgh Festival Fringe event with broadcaster Iain Dale. She recalled meeting with Truss during the COP26 summit...

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19:36 North East & Tayside

Scotland's first female bishop suspended following bullying claims

Anne Dyer

Scotland's first female bishop has appealed against her suspension following bullying allegations. The Scottish Episcopal Church announced on Wednesday that the Rt Rev Anne Dyer, Bishop of Aberdeen and Orkney, had been suspended after two formal complaints were lodged which...

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17:53 Highlands & Islands

Man dead and three in hospital after 'terrible and tragic' shootings

Communities across the West Highlands are in mourning after a 47-year-old man was killed and three people were left in hospital in a series of shootings across the region. A 39-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incidents...

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17:41 Scotland

RSPB calls for immediate moratorium on release of birds for shooting

Pheasant.

The RSPB has warned of an "unfolding catastrophe" in the UK, as it called for an immediate moratorium on the release of gamebirds for shooting. It comes in response to growing concerns over an outbreak of avian influenza. A precautionary...

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17:15 Football

FIFA in talks to allow hosts Qatar to kick off World Cup a day early 

The World Cup could begin a day earlier than planned after a proposal was put to FIFA requesting hosts Qatar kick off the finals. The tournament is scheduled to start on Monday, November 21 with the Group A clash between...

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16:38 North East & Tayside

Pedestrian in hospital after being hit by lorry in city centre

A woman has been taken to hospital after she was hit by a lorry on a busy Aberdeen street. Emergency services were alerted to the scene on King Street, near Morrisons supermarket, at around 11.40am on Wednesday. The pedestrian, a...

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16:18 North East & Tayside

Two elderly pedestrians taken to hospital after being hit by car

Two pensioners were taken to hospital after being hit by a car in Aberdeenshire. Officers were called to the scene at Beach Road, Stonehaven on Tuesday at around 2.20pm. A 76-year-old man and an 80-year-old woman had been hit by...

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15:27 Football

Dundee United preparing to defend lead in second leg of Alkmaar clash

The Dundee United squad have arrived in the Netherlands as they prepare for the second leg of their Europa Conference League clash with AZ Alkmaar. Jack Ross and his team are looking to defend the 1-0 lead from their victory...

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15:00 Scotland

Scottish woman wins world's 'toughest full-distance' triathlon

A Scottish woman has won a race considered the "toughest full-distance" triathlon in the world held in Norway. Eilidh Prise, 26, never planned to win the Norseman Xtreme Triathlon when she first got into cycling. She told STV News that...

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14:40 Glasgow & West

Family under threat of Australia deportation given stay of execution

A Scottish family living in Australia have avoided deportation after an eleventh-hour decision by the country's federal immigration minister. Electrician Mark Green was hired for his solar installation skills and flown to Australia with his wife Kelly and daughter Rebecca,...

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14:37 Football

Giakoumakis hungry for more goals to celebrate with Celtic fans

Giorgios Giakoumakis has missed the feeling of the Celtic support chanting his name as they celebrate his goals during the summer break and is eager to get back on the scoresheet again this season as the club embark on their...

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14:20 Edinburgh & East

Scottish football blogger launches appeal to find missing dad 

A Scottish football blogger has appealed for people to help find his missing dad. Shop owner Andy Bonnes, 57, was reported missing from Lundin Links in Fife last Tuesday (August 2) and his son, Gordon, has spread the word on...

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14:01 Glasgow & West

Cyclist killed in early morning crash with van as police probe incident

A cyclist has died after being hit by a van in the early hours of Wednesday morning. At around 6.35am on August 10, a collision occurred between the cyclist and a white Mercedes van on the A760 between Kilbirnie and Largs.

A cyclist has died after being hit by a van in the early hours of Wednesday morning. At around 6.35am on August 10, a collision occurred between the cyclist and a white Mercedes van on the A760 between Kilbirnie and...

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13:39 Edinburgh & East

Rapist convicted of dangling pregnant victim over railway bridge

High Court.

A rapist who carried out sex attacks on a pregnant teenager and dangled his victim over a railway bridge has been jailed. Ricki Findleton also had underage sex with the victim and another teenager, who was also subjected to rape,...

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13:39 Highlands & Islands

Three airlifted to hospital as four injured in linked major incidents

Latest updates: 47-year-old man is dead and three people are in hospital in a series of shootings across the regionFour in hospital following incidents in three locations in the West Highlands.Three patients airlifted to hospitals in Glasgow and Inverness.Major incident...

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12:53 North East & Tayside

Energy company slashes £9,500 off family takeaway's bill

SSE has slashed thousands of pounds off the energy bills of an Aberdeen takeaway that was due to close over mounting costs. The business owner, Martin Tang, told STV News on Monday that his gas bill for the last quarter...

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12:46 Highlands & Islands

'Stolen' dog recovered 230 miles away four months later after car stop

A dog believed to have been stolen has been found safe and well in a car 230 miles away having been missing for more than four months. The pet was taken from an address in Wick on Saturday, March 19....

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12:39 Glasgow & West

Nurse who failed to recognise patient's signs of cardiac arrest sanctioned

Glasgow Royal Infirmary

A nurse who said she had “a lot of experience” failed to recognise a patient’s signs of cardiac arrest and has been sanctioned by a watchdog. Julie Ann Walker walked away from a patient who she found “grey” and “unresponsive”...

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12:38 UK & International

Children offered polio vaccine after 'transmission' of virus

Almost a million children aged one to nine across London are to be offered a polio vaccine to try to prevent the spread of the virus. Health officials warned there has been “some transmission” of the virus in the capital...

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12:34 Glasgow & West

Jewellery worth £12,000 stolen from house amid spate of thefts

Police

Jewellery estimated to be worth £12,000 has been stolen from a house in Ayr over the weekend, police have said. Officers were called to reports of a theft at a property on Northdoon Place, Doonfoot at around 10am on August...

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12:26 Football

Davidson excited about adding 'combative' Phillips to Saints squad

St Johnstone manager Callum Davidson is excited about adding the “combative” qualities of Trinidad and Tobago international Daniel Phillips to his squad. The Perth side are close to finalising a deal for the 21-year-old midfielder after he impressed during a...

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12:10 Scotland

Waste workers across Scotland to strike over 'pitiful' pay offer

Bins.

Waste workers at 15 Scottish councils are to join colleagues from Edinburgh in an August walkout over a "pitiful" pay increase offer. Unite members in Aberdeen, Dundee and Glasgow will strike over the “derisory” 2% local government wage rise tabled...

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11:43 Football

Tillman thanks fans for ‘pushing us every minute’ of comeback win

Malik Tillman dedicated Rangers’ thrilling 3-0 Champions League qualifying win over Union Saint-Gilloise to the fans who roared them into the play-off with a 3-2 aggregate triumph. The pressure was on Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side on Tuesday night after last...

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11:04 Politics

Scottish parliament has 'no right' to indyref2, UK Government claims

A referendum on Scottish independence planned for next year should be rejected because the Scottish Parliament does not have the right to hold the vote without the UK Government's permission. A legal argument against indyref2 put forward by the advocate...

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10:54 Sport

Murray loses in straight sets in Montreal while Norrie progresses

09/07/19 WIMBLEDON DOUBLES SECOND ROUND ANDY MURRAY / SERENA WILLIAMS v FABRICE MARTIN / RAQUEL ATAWO WIMBLEDON - LONDON Andy Murray in action against Fabrice Martin and Raquel Atawo

Three-time champion Andy Murray has lost in straight sets in the first round of the National Bank Open as British men’s number one Cameron Norrie progressed. Murray, who won the tournament in 2015 following earlier victories in 2009 and 2010,...

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10:49 Edinburgh & East

Hospitality businesses warn of staff shortages as Fringe kicks off

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival has kicked off in full for the first time since 2019. Industry leaders say they're excited for footfall to return to pre-pandemic levels this month, but are concerned about staff shortages in the sector. "I think...

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10:30 Edinburgh & East

Farmers fear water ban could be 'catastrophic' for crops amid shortage

Farmers in Fife fear a ban on watering crops would be "catastrophic," as the area was placed in the highest level for water scarcity.Restrictions on extracting supplies from rivers and burns is being considered by SEPA, which would prevent irrigating...

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09:49 Football

‘Passion, desire and fire’ delights van Bronckhorst in Rangers victory

Giovanni van Bronckhorst claimed his side played with “passion, desire and fire” to reach the Champions League play-off with a thrilling 3-0 win over Union Saint-Gilloise to go through 3-2 on aggregate. Rangers had not previously overcome a 2-0 defeat...

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09:48 Entertainment

Influencer awards recognising Scottish excellence on social launched

A new awards ceremony aiming to recognise Scottish social media stars is coming to Glasgow this autumn. The Scottish Influencer Awards, hosted by BBC Radio 1 presenter and broadcaster Arielle Free, will take place on October 23, 2022. The inaugural...

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09:37 Entertainment

The Snowman creator Raymond Briggs dies aged 88

Author and illustrator Raymond Briggs, best known for the 1978 classic The Snowman, has died aged 88. His family said in a statement through his publisher Penguin Random House that Briggs died on Tuesday morning. Although best known for The...

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08:46 Glasgow & West

Delayed CalMac ferry returns to shipyard after 'essential works'

Delayed CalMac ferry the MV Glen Sannox returned to Ferguson Marine Port Glasgow (FMPG) shipyard on Tuesday, following a two week stint at a dry dock in Greenock where it was undergoing work.

Delayed CalMac ferry the MV Glen Sannox returned to Ferguson Marine Port Glasgow (FMPG) shipyard on Tuesday, following a two week stint at a dry dock in Greenock where it was undergoing work. The vessel - one of two dual-fuel...

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07:54 Edinburgh & East

Grangemouth oil refinery workers block road to tankers in pay dispute

Around a hundred workers at Grangemouth oil refinery have walked out in a dispute over pay on Wednesday morning. Maintenance and repairs staff blocked a road which is used as access for tankers getting in and out of the site after they walked out in the face of the rising cost of living.

Around a hundred workers at Grangemouth oil refinery have walked out in a 'wildcat strike' over a pay dispute on Wednesday morning. Maintenance and repairs staff, who are members of the Engineering Construction Industry Association (ECIA) trade union, blocked a...

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06:45 UK & International

Father's Day advert featuring image of serial killer Fred West banned

A Father's Day advert using an image of a serial killer and another featuring a 16-year-old in a "sexual way" have been banned by a watchdog. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) banned the first ad by ITAE Productions, which featured...

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06:41 Scotland

Households owe £1.3bn to energy suppliers ahead of price rises

Energy bill.

UK households already owe £1.3bn to their energy suppliers two months before bills rise by 80%, according to analysis. A survey by Uswitch suggests that there are six million homes across the UK who owe an average of £206 to...

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06:40 Scotland

£10m to tackle cancer patient waiting times after worst stats on record

MRI

Health boards across Scotland are to be given £10m in a bid to improve waiting times for cancer treatment. The funding is being made available by the Scottish Government and will be shared throughout the NHS. It aims to boost...

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06:39 Edinburgh & East

How to enjoy the Edinburgh Fringe without spending much money

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe launched its official 2022 programme on Thursday marking the first time in two years that it has run at its full scale.

The Edinburgh festivals are back and bigger than ever, with shows from all over the world. Despite the cost-of-living squeeze, a trip to the Fringe doesn't have to be a luxury you can't afford. Visitors can enjoy everything the city...

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06:39 Glasgow & West

Hundreds of noise complaints over 'nightmare' new music venue

Junction 1

Residents living near a new music venue say they are living in a "nightmare" due to excessive noise. Junction 1, a pop-up open-air music venue in Oatlands, Glasgow, with a 5,000 person capacity, opened last month. However, over the last...

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06:38 Glasgow & West

Family's wedding nightmare after 15-week wait for girl's passport

A mum enduring a 15-week wait for her daughter's new passport faces missing her sister's wedding in Italy. Business owner Beth Morrison, who lives in Dumfries and Galloway, is planning to travel to Monopoli, in the south, with her nine-year-old...

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