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  1. Men in stolen van behind street carnage
  2. Girl, 7, in sex assault by teenager
  3. 'Torrential downpour' warning issued
  4. Police appeal over Haymarket assault
  5. Cancer patients 'positive' about care
  6. A third of oil and gas firms plan to cut jobs

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WATCH: Police seek three men over 'targeted attack' in Cardowan

The trio are believed to have attacked three men and burnt out two vans in Frankfield Road.

Det Insp David Reilly said it was a targeted attack and sought to reassure the public as he appealing for information on the incident.

Police Scotland seek three men over Cardowan attack

Police appeal over 14-year-old boy missing from his home in Kirkcaldy

Lucas Thomson, who has Tourette's Syndrome and a facial tick, was last seen on Saturday evening.

Lucas Thomson
Police Scotland

Officers said he left his home in Standing Stane Road at about 20:00 and has not yet returned.

In a statement, they said "concern is growing" for the welfare of the teenager and they appealed for help in locating him.

'Serious' crash closes southbound carriageway of A90 north of Dundee

Emergency services were called to the scene at Powrie at about 15:30 on Monday.

It is understood the collision involved a car and a lorry.

police sign

A cheeky bit of sunbathing...

With downpours forecast for tomorrow one Glasgow woman goes to extremes to catch the last rays of sunshine.

An office worker spotted her sunbathing in just a thong on a window ledge in the city centre as temperatures reached 27C.

Sunbather in Glasgow
Julie Hamilton/Facebook

Have you been basking in the sunshine?

Motion lodged at Holyrood to celebrate life of Muhammad Ali

Man, 33, charged with murder after man died in incident at house in Shotts, North Lanarkshire

Married father Scott MacKenzie died after a disturbance at a property on Inverkip Drive, Shotts, on Sunday morning. 

 A second man aged 20 was treated for injuries at Wishaw General Hospital before being released. 

Scott MacKenzie
Police Scotland

Kenneth Wheeler, 33, of Shotts, appeared at Hamilton Sheriff Court charged with murder and attempted murder. 

He is also alleged to have had an offensive weapon in public and to have behaved in a threatening or abusive manner. He made no plea or declaration and was remanded in custody.   

Scottish government asks EU Commission for 'flexibility' on the deadline for CAP payments

Last week rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing said "everything possible" was being done to make the payments to farmers and crofters ahead of the EU's 30 June deadline. 

Tractors in field
Getty Images

The government could be facing tens of millions of pounds in fines if it fails to make the date and it's confirmed discussions have been taking place with EU Commissioner Phil Hogan. 

A spokesman for the commission refused to say whether an extension was being considered, but did say they are in contact with member states which may have a problem reaching the deadline. 

Body found in search for Allan Shepherd who has been missing from Fauldhouse since January

The 56-year-old was last seen in Willow Park in the West Lothian town on Tuesday 26 January.

Police said a body was discovered in a wooded area near Cemetery Road on Sunday by officers engaged in the ongoing search.

Allan Shepherd
Police Scotland

Formal identification has yet to take place however Mr Shepherd's next of kin have been informed.

Nicola Sturgeon in Forbes magazine "World's Most Powerful Women" list

The first minister is the second highest-ranked woman from the UK, behind the Queen - at number 50. 

German chancellor, Angela Merkel, tops the list for the sixth consecutive year.

Nicola Sturgeon

Police confirm device found in Peterhead 'was not an explosive and no threat to public safety'

UPDATE: Police inquiries continue into pedestrian's death on A87 on Skye

A 21-year-old woman was hit by a car on the A87 near the Sligachan Hotel at about 01:15. 

The male driver of the Vauxhall car involved was not injured.

The road at the scene of the accident was closed for several hours while police carried out an investigation.

Queuing traffic on A87
Queuing traffic on A87

Six thousand weapons handed in during first fortnight of airgun amnesty

A new law means that from the end of this year, airgun ownership will require a licence. 

police scotland

Remember we have specially-trained officers at 72 police stations across Scotland and there is still time to hand in any unwanted air weapons before the surrender campaign ends on Sunday.

Assistant Chief Constable Mark WilliamsPolice Scotland

Sturgeon and Johnson confirmed in EU debate line-up

ITV said the first minster would be joined by Angela Eagle and Amber Rudd for the Remain side. 

The London mayor will argue the Leave case alongside Andrea Leadsom and Gisela Stuart in the two-hour programme, to be shown on Thursday.

Nicola Sturgeon and Boris Johnson

Torrential downpours forecast across many parts of Scotland, with thunderstorms possible

Cyclist dies after taking ill on a busy road near Inverness city centre

Police closed off Culduthel Road near its junction with Hill Park for a time while they investigated the incident.

Culduthel Road

Emergency services were alerted at about 12:00 but he died at Raigmore Hospital. His next of kin have been told.  

'Crucial gaps' in care for women moving on from breast cancer, says charity

Breast Cancer Care has responded to the results of the Scottish government's first ever cancer patient experience survey.

Of almost 5,000 cancer patients questioned, 94% rated their care as seven out of 10 or higher.  

However, the charity said more help was "urgently needed" to ensure every person affected had access to information and support when they need it.

Breast screening

Nicolas White, head of Breast Cancer Care Scotland, added:“It’s deeply worrying that an overwhelming two thirds (63%) of breast cancer patients feel they’re not given enough care and support from health or social services once their treatment stops. 

“While it’s reassuring to see the majority of cancer patients in Scotland rated their care positively, there are crucial gaps in care for women moving on from breast cancer that still need filling."

Girl, aged 7, sexually assaulted as she played on cycle path in South Queensferry

The child reported being approached by her attacker on a path to the rear of the South Queensferry Bowling Club between 13:30 and 13:45 on Friday.

The police want to trace a boy or teenager of high school age, who's described as white, with brown hair, with a temporary tattoo on his hands.  

Police tape

Det Insp Julie Marshall said: “We are eager to speak to anyone who remembers seeing any suspicious activity in the wooded area around the cycle path on Friday afternoon and those who believe they may have information relevant to this inquiry should contact police immediately."  

Motor neurone disease campaigner Gordon Aikman celebrates hitting his fundraising target of £500,000

Diagnosed with MND at the age of 29, he's been raising funds for research into the degenerative condition for two years.  

Gordon Aikman

His Gordon's Fightback campaign has won support from all of Scotland's political leaders.

He said he had "never dreamed" of raising so much "life-changing" money.

Tributes to The Lighthouse founder Prof Stuart Macdonald who has died

Born in 1948, he trained as a fine artist, and led The Lighthouse - Scotland’s Centre for Design and Architecture - in Glasgow from 1998-2006.

Prof Stuart Macdonald
Creative Frontline

He was later head of Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen, then  Emeritus Professor of Creative Industries at Robert Gordon University.  

His family said he suffered a heart attack last Thursday. 

BBC Scotland weather - another scorcher but some downpours for some tomorrow

Judo star Stephanie Inglis opens eye for first time since Vietnam motorbike accident

The 27-year-old Commonwealth Games silver medallist from Inverness was placed in an induced coma after suffering head injuries in the motorbike taxi accident on 10 May.

Since being flown to a hospital in Thailand, doctors have begun the process of waking her from the coma..

Stephanie Inglis

On Sunday, she opened her left eye and followed a light shone into it.

Her family joked in a Facebook post that Ms Inglis opened her eye in shock at hearing her father, Robert, singing by her bedside

Has French Open inspired you to reach for a racquet?

"They do not need to change flight paths," says Edinburgh Airport Watch campaigner

Helena Paul's comments came after the airport announced a 14-week consultation into new flight paths. 

She said she viewed the proposed changes with "absolute horror".

Flight path plans
Edinburgh Airport

"I wouldn't wish the noise levels that we're now suffering on anyone," she added.

"Edinburgh Airport has had established flight routes for 40 years... they do not need to change their flight paths to be able to increase their capacity."

'Pressure on' Scotland Women to qualify - Rachel Corsie

BBC Sport Scotland

Rachel Corsie admits the pressure is now on Scotland Women to make amends for their thumping 4-0 home defeat to Iceland on Friday.

Scotland Coach Anna Signeul consoles Jane Ross (left), Jo Love and Caroline Weir (right)

Hopes of sealing automatic qualification for Euro 2017 suffered a blow as Iceland leapfrogged them in Group 1 in a one-sided match.

Kim Little also missed a penalty for the hosts at the Falkirk Stadium.

"This time there is an expectation to qualify so it is a different pressure for us," said defender Corsie.

Bomb squad called to address in Peterhead after a potential old device is discovered

Seabird on Shiant Isles in Western Isles set a new European birding longevity record before it died

The shag, which was 31, was fitted with a ring on 30 June 1985.


Ornithologists lost track it until it was found dead on the Shiants on 26 April this year.

After checking records, the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) said it was oldest ringed shag in Britain, Ireland and Europe.

UPDATE: Van "deliberately driven" at three men hurt in Cardowan "war zone" attack

Police have renewed their appeal for information about an "outrageous" incident in North Lanarkshire which saw vans set alight and men attacked with bladed weapons.

Officers said a stolen Ford Transit van was deliberately driven at three men sitting in another Ford Transit van on Frankfield Road at about 13:30 on Sunday.

Police at scene
Burned out van

Det Insp David Reilly said: “This was very much a targeted attack – the suspects in the stolen van knew exactly who they were going for.

“For this to happen at all, never mind in the middle of a Sunday afternoon, is just outrageous. 

"Yes, the suspects may have known who they were targeting but there could easily have been other people, including children, in the area – especially with the weather being so nice."

Two men, aged 47 and 28, were treated at Glasgow Royal Infirmary and later released. A 45-year-old man remains in a stable condition in hospital.

Consultation under way on possible new flight paths from Edinburgh Airport

A drug to treat alcohol problems was licensed for use in the UK despite insufficient evidence it was effective, researchers in Scotland have found.

Nalmefene was approved for use in Europe in 2013 and then recommended by NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence).


But scientists at the University of Stirling found issues with the clinical trials and the way they were analysed.

No-one from NICE was available for comment.

CCTV images released of two men who may have information about Haymarket assault

The incident happened on 21 May - the day of the Scottish Cup final. 

British Transport Police (BTP) believe the men may have information about an attack on a 37-year-old man. 

CCTV images of men
British Transport Police

He was treated in hospital for a head injury after the assault on platform three at about 21:45.

Earlier that day there were violent scenes at Hampden when fans spilled onto the pitch after Hibs beat Rangers. 

Man arrested after police recovered 9mm handgun from property in Bathgate

Acting on intelligence, Police Scotland officers executed a warrant at an address in Marina Road on Friday and seized a 9mm pistol.

Police jacket and car

Ch Insp Stevie Dolan said: “We take reports of illegal firearm possession extremely seriously and will use all resources at our disposal to ensure these are removed from our communities.”The 25-year-old is due to appear at Livingston Sheriff Court later.  

Two inmates die over the weekend at Perth Prison

George Cameron, 37,who had convictions for causing death by reckless driving, attempted murder and rape, died on Sunday. 

Darrell Smith, 39, who was convicted of shoplifting in May, died on Saturday.

Perth Prison

The Scottish Prison Service said next of kin had been informed and fatal accident inquiries "may be held in due course".

Woman and child hurt in a two-vehicle crash between Castle Kennedy and Dunragit

Police said they were being treated at the scene and their injuries were not thought to be serious. 

Police jacket

The driver of the other car was also thought to have suffered minor injuries. 

The road was closed for more than an hour in both directions following the incident at 09:00.  

Countdown to The Open at Troon: 38 days to go

Virgin launches Netflix-style on train TV and film streaming service

Travellers can stream a library of around 200 hours of content to their mobiles and tablets.  

Virgin train

The free service involves using Virgin's Beam app via an on-board server, meaning there is no need to use wi-fi or mobile data. 

It is the first time this technology has been used on the UK's railways. 

Police identify 87-year-old man from Glasgow killed in crash in Borders at weekend

Robert Fleming Kerr died in hospital after the accident on the A72 near Peebles at about 11:10 on Saturday. 

police accident sign

He was a passenger in a Vauxhall Meriva heading east when it was involved in a collision with a Honda CRV.  

Met Office weather warning of potential downpours tomorrow