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9:33 pm   |   SPORT

Steven Gerrard agrees new contract with Rangers

Steven Gerrard has agreed a new contract as Rangers manager, committing himself to the Ibrox club until 2024. STV News has learned the club are set to announce Gerrard's new deal imminently. The former England captain, who joined the club...

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7:29 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Woman and teens charged over ‘serious organised crime’

A woman and two teenagers have been arrested after properties on the west coast of Scotland were searched as part of an Organised Crime Partnership (OCP) operation. Two addresses in Largs and Inverkip were searched on Tuesday with two men,...

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5:28 pm   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Football team will walk off pitch over suicide taunts

David Cox.

Cowdenbeath Football Club players have vowed to walk off the pitch if their striker continues to be abused over his mental health issues. The Scottish League Two club is taking a stand over terrace abuse targeting David Cox, 30, who...

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5:13 pm   |   SPORT

Gerrard needs Barisic to prove his fitness to face Celtic

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has revealed that Borna Barisic has yet to prove his fitness for the League Cup final, and other Rangers stars also have injury concerns. Barisic has emerged as a key player for Rangers this season but...

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5:09 pm   |   SPORT

Lennon: There’s a very good chance Edouard will start final

Neil Lennon has said there is "a very good chance" Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard will make his return from injury to start the League Cup final against Rangers. Edouard has missed recent matches and the defending champions were unsure if...

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3:50 pm   |   SCOTLAND

Permanent jobs ‘rise for the first time since June’

Job, handshake.

Permanent job placements in Scotland have increased for the first time in five months - performing better than the rest of the UK, a report has claimed. The RBS Report on Jobs, published on Friday, also showed permanent candidate availability...

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3:50 pm   |   SCOTLAND

One in ten children ‘will face Christmas in deprivation’

Sad girl.

One in ten children will face Christmas deprived of warmth or fresh food, a charity has warned. Action for Children said that 64,026 children aged ten and under from low-income families in Scotland are facing a difficult festive season, lacking...

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3:49 pm   |   POLITICS

Student teachers ‘must feel supported as they enter classroom’

Classroom.

An inquiry is to be held into whether student teachers are sufficiently prepared and confident to enter the profession. MSPs on Holyrood's Education and Skills Committee will explore whether students are leaving teacher education with the necessary skills to handle...

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3:48 pm   |   SCOTLAND

Warning after surge of winter vomiting bug outbreaks

Norovirus.

A warning has been issued following a surge in norovirus outbreaks. Health Protection Scotland (HPS) is urging those "unfortunate enough" to catch the winter vomiting bug to stay at home. The virus is a common stomach bug that causes diarrhoea, nausea...

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3:47 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Victims of M&D’s rollercoaster crash secure £1.2m damages

M&D's rollercoaster crash.

Victims of a theme park rollercoaster disaster have secured £1.2m in damages. Five gondolas from M&D's Tsunami attraction derailed and plunged to the ground in June 2016, injuring nine people including children. Ten people have successfully sued the amusement park...

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3:36 pm   |   NORTH EAST & TAYSIDE

Drug-fuelled killer stabbed stranger in his own home

A man on a five-day drugs binge murdered a dad after forcing his way into his home. Liam Hay stabbed Anthony McGladrigan nine times in Cuminestown, Aberdeenshire in June. The 20 year-old - described as "delusional" - had been chasing...

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3:24 pm   |   NORTH EAST & TAYSIDE

Holiday cottage deaths of man and woman ‘not suspicious’

Police are treating the deaths of a man and woman found at a holiday cottage in Aberdeenshire as non-suspicious. Officers were called to Mergie Holiday Cottages in the Rickarton area of Stonehaven around 1.30pm on Thursday, where a 28-year-old man...

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3:15 pm   |   HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS

Fatal helicopter crash inquiry to begin next month

The preliminary hearing of a Fatal Accident Inquiry into the deaths of four people in a helicopter crash near Shetland will be held on January 29. Passengers Sarah Darnley, Gary McCrossan, Duncan Munro and George Allison died when the Super...

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3:02 pm   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Lewis Capaldi forced to stop concert as fight breaks out

Police are investigating an assault after a fight broke out at Lewis Capaldi's gig in Edinburgh. The West Lothian singer was forced to stop performing hit song Hold Me While You Wait as fans brawled on one of the upper...

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1:57 pm   |   SPORT

Tavernier brands Sutton’s comments as ‘irrelevant’

Rangers captain James Tavernier has dismissed criticism from former Celtic striker Chris Sutton that branded him as a "serial loser" and said his focus was on lifting major silverware for the first time this Sunday. The Ibrox side meet Celtic...

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1:19 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Rescue operation launched after man gets stuck near river

A man has been rescued after he "got into difficulty" near a river in Glasgow. Police deployed a helicopter in their search for a 36-year-old man, who was stuck on a rocky embankment in Linn Park, Cathcart. Once the man was...

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1:10 pm   |   NORTH EAST & TAYSIDE

Two people found dead at cottage as police launch probe

Two people were found dead at a cottage in Aberdeenshire as police launch an investigation. Officers were called to Mergie Holiday Cottages in the Rickarton area of Stonehaven around 1.30pm on Thursday and inquiries "are at an early stage". A...

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1:02 pm   |   POLITICS

Sturgeon: Maths and science performance ‘not good enough’

Nicola Sturgeon has conceded performance in maths and science in Scotland's schools is "not good enough" as she came under fire over education. Scottish Conservative leader Jackson Carlaw said international data showed performance in the two subjects has "never been...

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12:56 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Alesha uncle believes killer’s ‘warning signs’ were missed

The uncle of murdered Alesha MacPhail believes "warning signs" surrounding his niece's killer were missed. A review into the case of teenage killer Aaron Campbell found his actions could not have been predicted by authorities but CJ MacPhail has said...

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