Police investigate after man found dead in his freezer

Police are investigating after a man was found dead in a freezer in Clackmannanshire.

The death of businessman Colin Machin in his home in Alva is being treated as "unexplained".

Officers were called to the property on Wednesday after the 50-year-old's body was found in the appliance.

A Police Scotland spokesman confirmed that inquiries were continuing to establish what happened.

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    newsonlinescotland@bbc.co.uk 09:29: Scottish Labour - Your Views

    James Martin, Glasgow: The problem with Labour is that we do not know what they stand for, but know they stand against ANYTHING that any SNP MSP says at Holyrood, or what any Tory says in Westminster. Yet, when Labour complain, they don't provide ideas to fix the problem and expect to be elected, by default, as simply "the other party". I really do think the Labour Party now embodies everything that is seen as wrong in politicians: self-serving, void of ideas and putting party before the people.

     
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    09:26: Travel update BBC Scotland Travel Latest

    tweets: CalMac weather warning overnight/tomorrow means Caledonian Isles will return to Brodick this evening to berth. Tomorrow 0700 ex Ardrossan.

     
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    09:18: Dementia care

    Speaking ahead of the conference on dementia in Glasgow today, health secretary Alex Neil said that Scotland is "leading the way" in care.

    Alex Neil

    However, he accepted that aspects of residence care rated "unsatisfactory" in the mental health commission report.

    "We are monitoring the implementation of these recommendations to make sure that those shortcomings are addressed quickly and comprehensively," said Mr Neil.

     
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    09:10: Once the referendum dust settles...

    On 19 September, hundreds of thousands of Scots woke up disappointed after the country voted to reject independence.

    Hope over Fear rally

    In the days before Scotland voted, political activity rocketed. In streets in the major cities, "Yes" and "No" campaigners gathered to rally their supporters and get their message across.

    How did it feel to be on the losing side? And where do they go from here?

     
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    09:01: Scottish Labour leadership Daily Record

    Tweets: Scottish Labour MP Jim Murphy rules out challenging Johann Lamont for the leadership.

    Read the full story here.

     
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    08:56: Dementia summit

    Scotland's largest dementia conference is taking place in Glasgow today.

    dementia conference

    The four-day event aims to find ways of overcoming the stigma attached to the condition, which affects almost 90,000 people in Scotland.

    Tonight, the Glasgow Declaration - a commitment to promoting the rights of people living with dementia across Europe - will be signed.

     
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    08:51: Alternative view: Bag charge is 'wrong'

    Not everyone is happy about the plastic bag charge.

    Michael Laurier, director of plastics manufacturer Symphony Environmental, says the new law is wrong.

    "It denies people, for no real valid reason, their basic human rights," he told BBC Radio Scotland's Good Morning Scotland.

    "It's taking away an everyday product, that people don't use just once. They've already paid for within their shopping bill and getting them to pay for it again.

    "It also forces them to buy more bin liners. When you refer to the Irish experience, the consumption of shopping bags dropped from 90-95% but the sale of bin liners went up 400%."

     
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    newsonlinescotland@bbc.co.uk 08:48: Carrier bag charge - Your Views

    Derek Reilly, Pontypridd: Frustrating charge - when you purchase clothes, no one has large bags. Beware: people will buy knives and not be willing to buy a bag so carry the knives around.

     
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    08:42: Football gossip

    West Ham manager Sam Allardyce is keeping tabs on Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk, reports the Scottish Sun.

    Celtic defender Virgil Van Dijk Are West Ham keen to 'hammer' out a deal with Celtic for defender Virgil van Dijk?

    This morning's back pages also mark Dave King's anticipated meeting in Glasgow this week with Rangers shareholder Mike Ashley.

    Read the rest of the sporting headlines in our newspaper round-up here.

     
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    08:37: Bag charge a 'major step forward'

    Calum Duncan, Scottish Programme Manager at the Marine Conservation Society, has welcomed the new 5p charge for single use carrier bags as a "major step forward".

    Plastic bags

    Speaking on Good Morning Scotland he said 750 million 'single use' carriers bags are used every year in Scotland.

    "That's the highest per person than anywhere else in the UK; and that's 150 per person, per year," Mr Duncan added.

    "They're used for only about 20 minutes but the average carrier bag can take over 1,000 years to break down and fragment."

    What do you think about the charge? Text 80295, email us here or tweet using #ScotlandLive.

     
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    08:30: Tune in... Louise White Presenter, Morning Call

    Scottish Labour has found itself in a state of flux following the referendum. There have been rumours of challenges to leader Johann Lamont and former First Ministers Jack McConnell and Henry McLeish have urged the party to rediscover its "sense of purpose".

    Morning Call

    On today's programme I'm asking: has Scottish Labour lost its way? Also, is charging 5p for a carrier bag a waste of time?

    Give us a call on 0500 92 95 00 or text 80295.

    You can listen live to the programme, from 08:50, here.

     
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    08:24: Today's papers

    The Scottish Daily Mail leads with suggestions that a collapse in support for Scottish Labour could cost it victory at next year's general election.

    Scotland's newspapers

    Meanwhile, The Scottish Sun features the results of an investigation by the paper into the commission paid to online comparison sites.

    Read the rest of our newspaper round-up here.

     
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    08:16: 'Oh... Vienna'

    Andy Murray came from a set down to beat David Ferrer 5-7 6-2 7-5 in the final of the Vienna Open.

    The victory means the Scot moves ahead of Ferrer in the race to qualify for the World Tour Finals.

    Murray, 27, broke his opponent three times in the final set before holding his nerve to serve out the match and win only his second title of the year.

    Andy Murray following his Vienna Open title

    "It was a good finish to the week," Murray told BBC Radio 5 live after a match that lasted two hours 42 minutes," said the Scot.

    "It was a very long match and both of us were in the locker room struggling, limping around and very stiff and sore so it was a nice one to get through."

     
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    08:12: Starting salaries

    Starting pay for new recruits has been rising strongly, data on Scotland's labour market shows.

    It found that the numbers available for work had been falling while employers took on more staff.

    The Bank of Scotland survey for September saw weaker growth than in the previous three months.

    The number of vacancies grew, but at the slowest pace for 11 months.

    Glasgow had the highest growth in pay for permanent new recruits, and Dundee had the fastest rise in pay for those on temporary contracts.

     
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    08:08: Travel update BBC Scotland Travel Latest

    Stop-start at times westbound #A720 Edinburgh City by-pass Gilmerton to Dreghorn - about 5 miles of queuing traffic.

     
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    Text 80295 08:04: Carrier bag charge - Your Views

    PB, Glasgow: 5p a bag? About time. Next we want £500 a mile for every private car poisoning the air that we breathe!

    Jimmy in Alloa: Come off it guys, a 5p charge on plastic bags means we'll be paying twice the cost. The bags are already costed into the price of the goods we purchase.

     
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    08:03: How's the weather looking? BBC Scotland Weather Latest

    Morning all, Gillian here. Scattered showers today, mainly in the West; drier & brighter in the East. Temperature between 12-15C. Winds strengthening later.

     
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    08:00: Carrier bag charge

    A mandatory carrier bag charge has been introduced in Scotland for the first time.

    Shoppers will now have to pay a minimum of 5p per bag, with net proceeds to be donated to good causes.

    Carrier bag

    In May, MSPs voted to bring in the new regulations in an effort to tackle Scotland's litter problem.

    In addition to plastic bags, the fee has also been imposed on single-use carriers made from eco-friendly materials.

    The minimum charge applies to all retailers, not just supermarkets.

    Wales became the first part of the UK to introduce a minimum charge for single-use carrier bags in 2011, followed by Northern Ireland last year.

     
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    07:59: Welcome Thomas McGuigan BBC Scotland News

    Good morning and a warm welcome from the Scotland Live team. We'll bring you a comprehensive round up of the latest news, sport, travel and weather between now and 18:00.

     

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