- Paper firm workers get £1.5m payout
- Street stabbing may be football related
- Death of injured man 'unexplained'
- Football club's website deleted
- 'Despicable act' of dog dumped in bin
- Tyre blowout causes massive tailbacks
While campaigning in Fife, leader Willie Rennie called for support for the 200 strong workforce at the Carron Phoenix sink manufacturing plant in Falkirk,
"We need to make sure we've got a skilled workforce and that's what we've got at the Carron works - some excellent workers there," he said.
"We've got to support them to make sure they're in continued employment."
The company's Swiss owner plans to shut the Falkirk plant and transfer production to a new facility in Slovakia.
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Lord Thurso lost his Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross seat in the Commons at the 2015 General Election.
The by-election was caused by the death of Lord Avebury.
Only the three current Lib Dem hereditary peers in the Lords were entitled to vote in the contest to replace Lord Avebury.
In an earlier interview the child said he strangled Liam by putting his hand over his mouth.
But the trial heard details of a later interview in which he said he made that up, and the incident had actually taken place a few days before Liam's death. The child said Liam was talking afterwards and he had been punished for his actions.
Liam's mother Rachel Fee and partner Nyomi Fee deny murdering Liam at a house near Glenrothes and blaming his death on another child. The trial at the High Court in Livingston continues.
The socialist organisation pledged to support a second independence referendum during the next five-year parliament "with or without Westminster's consent".
Key policies set out by the party include raising the top rate of income tax paid by those earning more than £150,000 from 45p to 60p, replacing the council tax with a new Scottish service tax based on income and introducing a new £10 per hour minimum wage.
At a launch event at the Glasgow Science Centre, Rise also called for the break-up of Police Scotland, a living income for unpaid carers and the phasing-in of free public transport.
The alliance, which was founded in August last year by prominent figures in the Yes campaign, is fielding 40 candidates on Scotland's eight regional lists.
Mr Reid fell overboard from the Apollo about 20 miles off the Orkney coast on Monday.
Det Insp Scott MacDonald said: 'I would like to thank all those who have assisted in the search efforts so far. Sadly, Mr Reid has not been found.
"My thoughts are with his family and friends at this time. A full joint investigation is to be carried out between Police Scotland and the Marine Accident Investigation Branch."
The site disappeared on Saturday after 123-reg lost a number of websites during server maintenance.
The loss of the website was affecting ticket and merchandise sales - but it was restored on Tuesday afternoon.
The party's Scottish leader Ruth Davidson said she hoped to become the main opposition figure at Holyrood - and said voters did not need to be "dyed in the wool" Tories to support her.
Campaigning in Perth she also accused SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon of refusing to respect the outcome of the independence referendum.
"Launching a new campaign in the summer, that's not respecting that clear result, that's not being a first minister for the whole country, that's being a rabble rouser for the SNP," she said.
The entire 447-strong workforce on the platform is being drug-tested following the discovery in the Safe Caledonia Flotel on Friday.
So far, two people have returned a "non-negative" result out of possible options of negative or non-negative in the ongoing tests and have been flown ashore for "more robust testing".
A BP spokeswoman said the action was being carried out as a precautionary step.
We can confirm that a syringe was found on board the Safe Caledonia flotel, currently located adjacent to the ETAP platform, on April 15. There are, of course, a number of medical reasons why a syringe may be required by personnel offshore, however in line with our zero-tolerance policy for substance misuse we have chosen to take the precautionary step of testing all those onboard. BP is a responsible operator and we place the utmost importance on ensuring the safety of all those who work on our platforms, therefore we feel this is an appropriate response. We can also confirm that two individuals have returned onshore.
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Nicola Sturgeon told the STUC conference that firms engaging in trade union blacklisting, using zero-hours contracts or evading tax would be forbidden from tendering for public contracts, should the SNP be returned to power.
Ms Sturgeon also said local authorities would be penalised if they delayed implementing equal pay for women.
Her party planned to abolish fees for employment tribunals, she added..
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Paul McStay, 51, deftly avoided criticising manager Ronny Deila but did say that decisions on the club's strategy should be made at the end of the season.
"There's a league to be won and we're on schedule to do that," he said.
"If you come out now and do something drastic it might have some detrimental effect on the team."
Father Paul Moore, who is 80 and lives in Largs, was charged at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court with lewd, indecent and libidinous practices and behaviour.
He made no plea or declaration during the hearing, which was in private, and was granted bail.
It is understood the charges are of an historical nature.
The body of the 70-year-old from Perth was found near the Friarton Bridge on 8 April.
He was reported missing from the Letham area on 25 February.
Shona Mitchell, who was aged 24 and from Crieff, died at the scene when her bike collided with a car at St Fillans in Perthshire on Sunday.
In a statement, police said her family were "understandably upset by their sudden loss and have said that she will be greatly missed."
The driver of the car suffered minor injuries as a result of the crash. Police have appealed for witnesses.
The woman was riding the bicycle with another person on Admiralty Road in Rosyth, Fife when the crash happened on 19 March.
Police said she suffered a serious injury to her wrist and received treatment at the Queen Margaret Hospital in Dunfermline as a result.
A 27 year-old, who was traced following the crash, has been reported to the Procurator Fiscal over the incident.
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The Labour leader was pressed on the issue by an anti-nuclear campaigner during a phone-in on BBC Radio Scotland's Kaye Adams programme.
She said: "We want to make sure that the communities affected by Trident not being renewed are protected and there are new jobs, and there's a lot of detail on how we would go about doing that.
"But we are opposed to the renewal of Trident and you'll see that reflected in our manifesto."
The male pointer crossbreed was so malnourished it was unable to stand up and a vet decided the most humane option was to put it to sleep.
The animal was found on Dundonald Street last Friday morning.
The Scottish SPCA said it was checking CCTV footage and appealed for anyone with information to get in touch.
Police said the 37-year-old was detained following the incident at Woodhill Road, Auchinairn on Tuesday 5 April.
Three men aged 60, 45 and 54 were taken to hospital after the incident outside The Campsie at 00:10.
Police Scotland said they were being treated at Glasgow Royal Infirmary while a third man, aged 54, was released after treatment.
Officers believe the attack was carried out by three or four men dressed in dark clothing.
Lisa Bahmani, 18, from Hawick, died in a two-car collision near Lilliardsedge Caravan Park on Wednesday.
Her tutor at Borders College, Karen Cairney, said: "Lisa was a wonderful young lady who played an active part in college life both as an animal care student and as a class representative.
"Lisa was hardworking and always had a smile on her face which brought joy to her fellow students. She will be sadly missed by us all."
Lifeboat crews were alerted but were stood down at 09:21 after the aircraft touched down.
The alert came just three days after another aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing at Stornoway following a bird strike.
The working batteries were taken from temporary traffic lights as part of 63 thefts from road works, building sites and recycling centres.
Officers warned the thefts could cause "serious road safety issues".
A total of 27 working batteries were taken from building site equipment or temporary traffic lights across Fife.
A further 24 were stolen from Pittenweem recycling centre and 12 from the Glenrothes recycling centre in the past eight days. Police said the stolen items include batteries from cars, JCBs and generators.
The 40-year-old was injured in the attack in Paisley, Renfrewshire, in an incident being treated as attempted murder by police.
It is understood officers are investigating the possibility the incident wasfootball-related.
Police Scotland said on Tuesday they were following a positive line of inquiry.
Officers said the incident on the A720 was caused by a tyre blowout on an HGV, which resulted in it hitting the central reservation.
Traffic Scotland said there were queues of up to ten miles long on the adjoining M8 as a result.
The A720 has been closed eastbound with traffic westbound down to one lane with speed restrictions.
Police said the road should re-open in about an hour.
The bird hatched three chicks at the Dunkeld reserve last summer.
Lassie took over from long-term resident "Lady", who reared 50 chicks there, but who failed to return in 2015.