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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon makes gender recognition pledge

Nicola Sturgeon has promised to review and reform gender recognition law for transgender people as part of a series of commitments on LGBTI equality.

The SNP leader unveiled the pledge ahead of a hustings event with the other main party leaders in Edinburgh.

Nicola Sturgeon, Kezia Dugdale and Ruth Davidson
Nicola Sturgeon, Kezia Dugdale and Ruth Davidson joined Willie Rennie and Patrick Harvie at an LGBTI hustings event in Edinburgh on Thursday

Labour, the Conservatives, Lib Dems and Scottish Greens also back greater rights and support for LGBTI people.

Campaigners welcomed the plans, which they said could allow young people to legally change their gender.

'Weak' Dundee nursery school told to make improvements

A Dundee nursery school rated "weak" by inspectors for the quality of its care, staffing and management has been told it must make improvements.

The Care Inspectorate said Law Nursery School in Lawside Road had "not maintained" the standard identified at a previous inspection.

Law Nursery School in Lawside Road

The inspectorate noted that efforts had been made to improve some areas of concern.

The nursery is registered to care for a maximum of 70 children.

Dundee United manager Mixu Paatelainen to fight derby misconduct charge

Paatelainen insists his celebrations against Dundee were just banter that was mutually enjoyed.

The deadline has now passed for him to respond to a Scottish Football Association charge for "shouting and gesticulating at away supporters".

"I quite enjoyed the moment," said the Dundee United manager. "They want to have a chat about what happened and I've got no problem with that at all."

Mixu Paatelainen

The Dundee fans had been heckling Paatelainen when Dundee were 2-0 up in the Scottish Premiership game at Tannadice on 20 March.

And the Finn cupped his hands behind his ears and pumped his fist in the direction of the visiting support after United secured a 2-2 draw with Billy Mckay's stoppage-time equaliser.

Architect Kengo Kuma 'very happy' at V&A Dundee progress

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The architect of Dundee's V&A museum said he was "very happy" with its progress one year after the £80.1m construction project began.

Kengo Kuma was given a tour of the site where construction of the museum's curved inner walls is underway.

Architect Kengo Kuma
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Architect Kengo Kuma inspected the museum's curved walls

The architect said he was confident the museum would be completed on schedule at the end of 2017 and open in the summer of the following year.

It will take the remainder of 2016 to take the building up to roof height.

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Borders Railway extension feasibility study views laid out

Politicians from across the spectrum have been giving their views on plans for a feasibility study on extending the Borders Railway.

Nicola Sturgeon announced this week that if an SNP government was re-elected it would commit to a study.

Train passing through the Borders
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Labour, the Lib Dems, Conservatives and Scottish Greens have also given their backing to such a report.

The multi-million pound line between Edinburgh and the Borders opened to passengers last year.

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Ronny Deila confident teenage left back Keiran Tierney will stay at Celtic

The Celtic manager Deila is sure Kieran Tierney will attract attention from clubs in England, but the Celtic manager insists the teenager is going nowhere.

The 18-year-old left-back is a first-team regular with the champions and made his Scotland debut in this week's 1-0 win over Denmark at Hampden.

Kieran Tierney

Southampton have been linked with the defender and Deila is not surprised.

"I can tell you they won't be the last club coming up here to see him," said Deila.

"When you have an 18-year-old playing for Scotland and regularly for Celtic then, of course, clubs are going to be after him.

"But he's going to stay here because it's the best thing for his development.

"I've had a long chat with him about what's best for his development and now he just has to concentrate on being consistent for us."

Digital technologies industry reports 'strong growth'

Scotland's digital technologies sector experienced strong growth in 2015 and confidence remains high for the year ahead, according to a report.

The latest Scottish technology industry survey by trade body ScotlandIS found 68% of businesses achieved sales growth last year.

ScotlandIS chief executive Polly Purvis
ScotlandIS chief executive Polly Purvis said 2015 was "an exceptional year" in terms of demand for new staff

More than a quarter reported an increase in turnover of 20% or more.

The annual survey also found an increase in the number of companies doing business overseas.

Muller plan to close dairy processing plants

German-based dairy giant Muller has announced plans to close its Aberdeen and East Kilbride plants and is warning of 229 job losses.

Farms which send milk to the north-east dairy will be required to pay for the increased cost of transport.

Glass of milk

The 43 farms' contracts will expire and they will have to find other buyers if they do not pay an extra 1.75p per litre.

Muller said it was looking at other growth options in Scotland.

1970s whale Dopey Dick spotted off Scotland

Scientists studying Scotland's killer whales have made a remarkable discovery.

They've identified a whale which hit the headlines in the 1970s after swimming up the River Foyle in Northern Ireland.

Back then, he was dubbed "Dopey Dick".

Today, he's known as Comet... and is still believed to be alive and well.

BBC Scotland's environment correspondent, David Miller, reports.

1970s whale Dopey Dick spotted off Scotland

Co-operative Bank's annual losses more than double

Co-operative Bank's annual pre-tax losses have more than doubled to £610m, up from £264m in 2014.

Conduct and legal risk charges increased to £193m, because of higher provisions for the mis-selling of payment protection insurance.

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The bank almost collapsed in 2013, after bad property loans contributed to a £1.5bn hole in its finances.

Since then, it has taken action to shore up its finances and says it is much "stronger" than a year ago.

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Oil prices slump on Saudi comments

Oil prices have fallen sharply after Saudi Arabia said it would freeze production only if other major producers did the same.

The comments by deputy crown prince Mohammed bin Salman are seen as a challenge to Iran.

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Saudi deputy crown prince Mohammed bin Salman

It has vowed to increase oil production following the lifting of Western sanctions.

In the Bloomberg interview, the prince also spoke about his plan for a giant public investment fund.

Woman, 56, found dead at scene of 2006 murder

A 56-year-old woman has been found dead in the same house which was the scene of a murder 10 years ago.

The woman was found in her home in Kintail Court in Inverness at about 16:45 on Thursday.

It is the same terraced bungalow where the body of hairdresser Ilene O'Connor, 39, was found in 2006.

Brian Grant, 50, was jailed in 2007 for beating Ms O'Connor to death and burying her body in the garden.

Glasgow focus still on title defence, insists Gregor Townsend

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Gregor Townsend says Glasgow Warriors' aim remains the retention of the Pro12 title as they prepare for a double-header away to Treviso and Zebre.

Warriors are currently sixth in the table ahead of Saturday's game in Italy against Treviso.

Top four finish 'still achievable'

"The ambition is what it was at the beginning of the season - to get into the play-offs and look to win the Pro 12," said head coach Townsend.

"We are in a position where that is still achievable."

Glasgow, who are equal on points with Ulster and one behind Munster, have a game in hand over all of the teams above them.

Investigation begins after body of man, 36, found in Edinburgh property

A spokesman for the PIRC said: “The Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC) has been instructed by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) to carry out an independent investigation after the body of Andrew Bow, 36, was discovered at a residential address in Edinburgh on 23 March 2016.

“The investigation will focus on the initial police response leading up to the incident, which included a report of concern about the welfare of the occupant of the property.

“A report on the Commissioner’s findings will be submitted to the COPFS in due course.”

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Police plea after car used in Bieldside golf club raid

A car was used by thieves to break through a golf club shop window on the outskirts of Aberdeen.

Officers were alerted to the incident at Deeside Golf Club in Bieldside at about 11:25 on Thursday.

Golf clubs and clothing were stolen. No estimated value has yet been put on the haul.

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Catriona Matthew tied for second at ANA Inspiration

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Scotland's Catriona Matthew is one shot off the lead after the opening round of the ANA Inspiration, the first women's major of the year.

Matthew, 46, carded a four-under 68 that included six birdies and two bogeys at Rancho Mirage in California.

Catriona Matthew
Catriona Matthew already has a major title on her CV, the Women's British Open in 2009

Ai Miyazato of Japan and Spain's Azahara Munoz share the lead on five under, one ahead of the Solheim Cup star, Shiho Oyama and Lee-Anne Pace.

England's Charley Hull is three behind, alongside Michelle Wie and Lydia Ko.

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Willie Rennie: 'We'll put 1p on tax for education'


Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said his party's top priority was to "invest in education".

He told BBC Radio Scotland's Good Morning Scotland programme: "We want to invest a modest one penny on income tax to deliver £2.5bn of investment for nursery schools and colleges."

Mr Rennie was speaking ahead of the Scottish Parliament election which takes place on 5 May.

'We'll put 1p on tax for education'

Masked raider caught in failed robbery after failing to notice two uniformed police officers

Duncan Haldane, 41, from Glasgow, was caught while wearing black and white checked pajamas when he attempted to the William Hill bookmakers in Saracan Street, Glasgow, on December 14 last year.

Two police officers wearing high visibility jackets were inside the shop at the time and arrested him within seconds of his demands that the employees fill up plastic bags he had placed on the counter.

William Hill in Saracen Street, Glasgow

He was jailed for five years after also pleading guilty to robbing Q Save Grocers of £700 by threatening staff with a knife. 

One of two women jailed for drug smuggling released on parole in Peru

Michella McCollum from County Tyrone in Northern Ireland was imprisoned in 2013 after pleading guilty to trying to smuggle cocaine worth £1.5m from Peru to Spain. Her sentence was six years and eight months.

Michella McCollum (left) and Mellisa Reid
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Her solicitor has confirmed McCollum was given parole last night. A court hearing in Peru will decide the conditions of her release, and it's not clear when she will be able to return home.

She was jailed alongside Melissa Reid from Lenzie, who remains in prison in Peru. A transfer request from her was approved by the Scottish Prison Service in January 2015. The Scottish Prison Service says this is ultimately for the Peruvian prison service to determine and as yet they have had no update.

Five man attack in Edinburgh 'attempted murder'

An attack by five men in Edinburgh is being treated as attempted murder.

A 37-year old man was assaulted at about 20:30 on Thursday on Featherhall Avenue in the Carrickknowe area in the city.

He was first involved in an altercation with two men before another three men got out of a parked car and joined in the attack.

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Escaped raccoon caught on camera in Garve in Wester Ross

Conservation officers are hoping to catch a raccoon seen living wild in Garve in the Highlands.

The non-native creature, which is about the size of a domestic cat, was filmed by a wildlife monitoring group at 05:30 on 17 March.

Raccoon, which has been seen living wild in Garve in the Highlands
Raccoon, which has been seen living wild in Garve in the Highlands
Raccoon, which has been seen living wild in Garve in the Highlands
Raccoons were deliberately introduced to Germany in the 1930s and have spread through Europe

Stills from a night vision camera set up to track wildcats clearly show the nocturnal mammal standing on its hind legs and eating bait.

The public have been warned not to approach the raccoon as it could bite.

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SNP hold Dundee City Council seat in by-election

The SNP has held a seat on Dundee City Council following a by-election.

Lynne Short won the Maryfield ward seat vacated by Craig Melville, who resigned while under investigation for allegedly sending anti-Islamic texts.

Dundee City Council
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The by-election was triggered after environment convener Craig Melville resigned from his seat

Ms Short was elected at stage three of the vote having won just under half of first-preference votes. Turnout was 24%.

The result means the SNP has won 28 out of 31 council by-elections contested since May 2015.

Pro12 preview: Benetton Treviso v Glasgow Warriors

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Glasgow Warriors make three changes to their starting XV as they visit bottom side Benetton Treviso in the Pro12.

Taqele Naiyaravoro replaces Tommy Seymour on the wing and Peter Horne comes in for Alex Dunbar at centre.

Tim Swinson takes Leone Nakarawa's place in the second row, with Italy flanker Simone Favaro facing his former club for the first time.  

Reigning champions Warriors sit sixth in the table, with Treviso at the foot with only two wins all season.  

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Approval sought for scaled-down package of cuts to Dumfries and Galloway bus services

The plans have been revised in the face of considerable public opposition to the potential loss of a string of evening and Sunday services.

The South West of Scotland Transport Partnership (SWestrans) was considering the move to help it absorb a £315,000 fall in local authority funding.

Revised plans - cutting £205,000 worth of services - have now been tabled.

Bus lane

The partnership previously deferred a decision on the move to allow for a short period of public consultation.

It will now meet to seek agreement on its new proposals.

Man stabbed in 'vicious' street attack in Kilmarnock

A 23-year-old man has been seriously injured after being stabbed during a "vicious" street attack in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire.

He was injured during a disturbance in Busbiehill Place, in the Bonnyton area, at about 17:50 on Thursday.

Busbiehill Place in Kilmarnock

The victim was being treated for "a number of stab wounds" at Kilmarnock's Crosshouse Hospital, where his condition was described as stable.

Police have appealed for witnesses to contact them.

Schoolboy in Jedburgh Sheriff Court on rape charge

A schoolboy has appeared in private at Jedburgh Sheriff Court accused of raping a 15-year-old girl.

The 16-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, faces a single charge under the Sexual Offences Scotland Act 2009.

His address was given as the Scottish Borders and the alleged offence is said to have happened last month.

He made no plea or declaration and was granted bail by Sheriff Peter Paterson.

Nominations set to close for Holyrood vote

The deadline to stand as a candidate in the Scottish Parliament election is to close at 16:00 as campaigning continues across the country.

A final list of candidates seeking election on 5 May will be drawn up after the nomination period closes.

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon during a visit to a Falkirk pharmacy
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon reiterated her party's commitment to free prescriptions during a visit to a Falkirk pharmacy
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Ruth Davidson is attempting to portray herself as the defender of Scottish tax payers

The SNP, Labour, Conservatives and Liberal Democrats will be fielding candidates in all 73 constituencies.

A further 56 MSPs will be elected from "party lists" in the country's eight electoral regions.

Ronnie Corbett 'given motor neurone disease diagnosis' before he died

Ronnie Corbett's wife has revealed the star had been battling suspected motor neurone disease before he died.

Anne Hart told The Daily Mail the Scottish comedian had been diagnosed in March 2015 after he "started to feel unwell and found it hard to breathe and to lie down" around Christmas 2014.

Ronnie Corbett and his wife Anne Hart
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Ronnie Corbett's wife Anne Hart is an actress

She told the newspaper only family and close friends knew of his illness.

"He was not in pain, and up to the last 48 hours, he was fully conscious and aware of everything." she said.

Scottish Borders Council agree second round of early retirement to take annual savings to £500,000

A first round saw it agree to let six staff leave in a move designed to cut £274,000 from its yearly spending.

The latest move will produce £228,000 of savings with a further 10 employees allowed to leave.

The deals have one-off costs of more than £650,000 but that should be recovered in less than 18 months.