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  1. Paper firm workers get £1.5m payout
  2. Street stabbing may be football related
  3. Death of injured man 'unexplained'
  4. Football club's website deleted
  5. 'Despicable act' of dog dumped in bin
  6. Tyre blowout causes massive tailbacks

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By Jo Perry

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Traffic Scotland latest - Accident closes one lane on M8 eastbound between Jns 18 and 19

Traffic Scotland

Holyrood 2016: Scottish Lib Dems call for a "robust intervention strategy" to support vital industries

While campaigning in Fife, leader Willie Rennie called for support for the 200 strong workforce at the Carron Phoenix sink manufacturing plant in Falkirk,

Willie Rennie

"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. 

Latest from BBC Travel Scotland - M90 now clear after earlier broken down lorry

BBC Scotland Travel

Edinburgh voted top UK city for third year running in Telegraph poll

Edinburgh News

Former Liberal Democrat MP John Thurso wins by-election to sit as hereditary member of Lords

Lord Thurso lost his Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross seat in the Commons at the 2015 General Election.

Viscount Thurso

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.

Warmer weather this week - but a cold snap set to return at the weekend

BBC Weather

Murder trial told young boy 'made up' story about strangling toddler Liam Fee

In an earlier interview the child said he strangled Liam by putting his hand over his mouth.

Liam Fee
Police Scotland

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. 

Left-wing alliance Rise launches Holyrood manifesto with promise to 'chart path to independence'

The socialist organisation pledged to support a second independence referendum during the next five-year parliament "with or without Westminster's consent".

Rise candidates at manifesto launch

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.

Police name fisherman missing off Orkney as 25-year-old Craig Reid from Inverness

Mr Reid fell overboard from the Apollo about 20 miles off the Orkney coast on Monday.

Close-up of coastguard vessel

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."

Ross County FC website back online - after web host accidentally deleted it

The site disappeared on Saturday after 123-reg lost a number of websites during server maintenance. 

Ross County webpage
Ross County

The loss of the website was affecting ticket and merchandise sales - but it was restored on Tuesday afternoon. 

Holyrood 2016: Tory leader promises to 'hold SNP government's feet to the fire'

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. 

Ruth Davidson
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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. 

Two workers sent ashore after syringe found on BP's North Sea ETAP platform


The entire 447-strong workforce on the platform is being drug-tested following the discovery in the Safe Caledonia Flotel on Friday.

ETAP platform

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.

From Traffic Scotland - problems between A92 Crossgates and A909 Cowdenbeath

Watch: Live coverage from the World Snooker Championships where John Higgins is in action

BBC Sport Scotland

Get all the latest updates from the match against Ryan Day at The Crucible here.

John Higgins

From Traffic Scotland - A90 update

Holyrood 2016: SNP leader promises clampdown on 'unacceptable work practices'

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.

Nicola Sturgeon
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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.. 

Former captain McStay expects Celtic's disappointing record in Europe to be centre of end-of-season review

BBC Sport Scotland

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.

Paul McStay

"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."

Retired Catholic priest appears in court charged with sex offences against three boys

Father Paul Moore, who is 80 and lives in Largs, was charged at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court with lewd, indecent and libidinous practices and behaviour.

Kilmarnock Sheriff Court

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.

Body recovered from River Tay is formally identified as missing man Robert McLaren

Robert McLaren
Police Scotland

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.

Edinburgh city bypass re-opens after eastbound lane was closed for seven hours causing massive tailbacks

From Traffic Scotland

Woman killed in motorcycle crash on A85 is named by police

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.

Shona Mitchell
Police Scotland

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.

Man charged after crash between car and tandem bike in which woman was injured

The woman was riding the bicycle with another person on Admiralty Road in Rosyth, Fife when the crash happened on 19 March.

Police officer's high viz jacket

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.

BreakingBP to test all staff on its ETAP platform after syringe discovery

Kevin Keane

BBC Scotland News

Holyrood 2016: Dugdale confirms Labour manifesto will include opposition to Trident renewal

BBC Radio Scotland

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.

Kezia Dugdale

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."

Animal charity probe after dog 'left to die' in Dundee bin

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. 

Scottish SPCA

 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 probe 'unexplained' death of man found injured in Port Glasgow

Greenock Telegraph

Man arrested over alleged attack on three men as they left Glasgow bar

Police said the 37-year-old was detained following the incident at Woodhill Road, Auchinairn on Tuesday 5 April.

The Campsie

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.

College pays tribute to 'wonderful young lady' killed in A68 crash in the Borders

Lisa Bahmani, 18, from Hawick, died in a two-car collision near Lilliardsedge Caravan Park on Wednesday.

Borders College
Lisa was studying animal care at Borders College

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." 

Watch: Footage shows lorry hit large section of central barrier after tyre blowout on Edinburgh city bypass

A lorry crashes into central reservation on A720 City of Edinburgh Bypass

Repair work planned this evening on huge section of central barrier hit by lorry on A720

From Amey - A720

Walking dead invade Glasgow for filming of low budget horror movie Zombie Apololypse

Evening Times

From BBC weather - update

Hawk jet lands safely at Stornoway airport after declaring an emergency

Lifeboat crews were alerted but were stood down at 09:21 after the aircraft touched down. 

Hawk jet
Hawk jets are used by the RAF as well as by air forces abroad

The alert came just three days after another aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing at Stornoway following a bird strike. 

Police hunting thieves who stole batteries from traffic lights

The working batteries were taken from temporary traffic lights as part of 63 thefts from road works, building sites and recycling centres.

Traffic lights

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.

Man taken to hospital for treatment to stab wounds after street attack following Old Firm match

The 40-year-old was injured in the attack in Paisley, Renfrewshire, in an incident being treated as attempted murder by police.

Westburn Avenue in Paisley

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.

Police confirm no injuries suffered in Edinburgh city bypass crash which has caused massive tailbacks


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.

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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.     

A young osprey known as "Lassie" lays her third egg of the season at the Loch of the Lowes reserve

The bird hatched three chicks at the Dunkeld reserve last summer.

Osprey Lassie
Scottish Wildlife Trust

Lassie took over from long-term resident "Lady", who reared 50 chicks there, but who failed to return in 2015.