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  1. Parents make 'desperate' plea in search for missing student
  2. Bin lorry crashes into front garden
  3. Scot tests 'negative' for Ebola
  4. Clydesdale fined £20.7m over PPI
  5. General election 2015: The campaign trail
  6. Medals not a priority for Miley

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Conservative's tax veto plan condemned

A Conservative pledge to give MPs in England a veto over income tax decisions in the next parliament have been

condemned by Scottish politicians.

The detail appeared in the Tory manifesto, published by UK party leader David Cameron.

Labour and the SNP said the move was a "betrayal" of the agreement made in the cross-party Smith Commission following last year's referendum in Scotland.

Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson said the criticism was "nonsense".

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Top sport stories at 18:30...

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Aberdeen not out of race - Deila: Celtic boss Ronny Deila thinks Derek McInnes is playing mind games by ruling Aberdeen out of the title race.

St Mirren considered new manager: Troubled St Mirren pondered appointing an experienced manager in recent weeks in a bid to avoid relegation.

Eckersley facing ban for head-butt: Hearts defender Adam Eckersley is accused of head-butting Hibernian's Scott Allan and offered a two-game ban.

Missing student: Summary


BBC Scotland News

Search for Karen Buckley - latest:

  • Park searched
  • Handbag found
  • Search for grey car
  • Mother "desperate"

Full story


Travel update

BBC Scotland Travel


A90 Stonehaven - northbound delays heading to Aberdeen. There's debris and boulders on the road here. One lane is closed and police are directing traffic.

The Forth Road Bridge has a 40mph speed restriction because of the high winds. Around 15 min delays northbound approach.

Edinburgh City Bypass - Westbound delays Straiton to Lothianburn and Calder to Hermiston Gait. Eastbound delays Gilmerton to Sheriffhall.

Stirling - there's no fuel available at the services on the M9 at J9 Bannockburn because of a power failure.

M8 Glasgow - that broken down van westbound at 21 Seaward Street is now clear, but still slow back to the M74.

And nearby in Pollokshields, road works on Shields Road at St Andrew's Road causing long delays on Shields Road back to Scotland Street - with those queues on Scotland St back almost back to West St Underground - so affecting traffic heading for the M77 too.

Park searched in hunt for student

James Cook

Scotland Correspondent, BBC News

Police search teams involved in the operation to find missing student Karen Buckley have moved in to Dawsholm Park in Glasgow.

A police helicopter is overhead and the area has been cordoned off.

Weather update

BBC Scotland Weather


Hi, Gillian here. Heavy rain NW tonight, transferring to Glasgow & SW overnight. Mainly dry in East. 7C for most, chillier far North. Breezy

Tomorrow: Wet start in South but rain will clear & skies brighten, sunshine for all parts by afternoon. Few showers far North. Breezy,10-12C

The top stories at 6...

BBC Scotland News

Mother's plea in search for student: The parents of missing Karen Buckley issue an appeal for information as the student's handbag is found dumped in a Glasgow park.

Bin lorry crashes into front garden: A bin lorry crashes into the front garden of a house in the south side of Glasgow.

Boy, 6, left at Edinburgh tram stop: An investigation is launched after a six-year-old boy is left on a platform when his mother boards a tram in Edinburgh.

'Huge relief' over bin lorry garden crash

Glasgow City Council says it is a "huge relief" that no-one was injured when a

bin lorry crashed into a garden in Glasgow earlier.

The vehicle crashed through a hedge in Croftside Avenue after the driver was taken ill.

Neighbour Julie Beckett, 43, who witnessed the incident, said: "The driver was out cold by the looks of it, slumped over the wheel."

Waterloo anniversary event planned

A special celebration to mark the

200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo is being planned at a monument in the Scottish Borders.

Scotland's part in the significant moment in European history will be recognised at Peniel Heugh on 28 June.

Waterloo Monument
Walter Baxter

Battle re-enactments, a cavalry charge, marching and pipe bands and beating of the retreat are some of the attractions scheduled for Penielheugh 200.

The Waterloo Monument, near Jedburgh, is thought to be the most significant monument to the battle in Scotland.

Missing millions to help energy customers

Scottish Power, the energy provider, is creating a £5m fund from unclaimed customer credits to help those in financial hardship pay their bills.

The Glasgow-based firm said payouts of up to £3,000 would be for those who are in arrears with the company, who have approached a debt handling adviser about their money problems, and who have a plan to get future payments under control.

Scottish Power said the scheme would not affect the repayment to customers with in-credit accounts when they switch to another provider or move home, but that the money can be found from those whom it proves impossible to trace.

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Hearts player faces two-game ban for head-butt

BBC Sport


Hearts left-back Adam Eckersley is facing a two-match suspension after being accused of head-butting Hibernian's Scott Allan.

Adam Eckersley

The 29-year-old was not disciplined by the match officials after the pair had a touchline tussle in the early stage of Sunday's Edinburgh derby.

But the Scottish FA's compliance officer has offered the ban after reviewing television evidence.

Eckersley will face a hearing on Thursday if he challenges the decision.

Election debate for Gaelic tweeters

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BBC Alba journalist Iain MacAonghais writes on Twitter: "Tweeting about #ge2015 in #Gàidhlig? @bbcnaidheachdan want to hear you opinions - use hashtag #antaghadh pls retweet"

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Swan on motorway warning

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Reports of a swan in a *live lane* on the #M8 around J28 Glasgow Airport. Yes, you read that correctly, a swan. Please #BeAware

Dundee man jailed over high-speed stolen car chase

A drug addict who led police on a high-speed chase in a stolen car has been

jailed for two years.

Steven Finnie, 33, of Dundee, admitted driving on the A9 on 11 January even after a stinger device deployed by police had blown out the front tyres on the car he stole.

He was jailed for two years and banned from driving for nine years.

Russian aircraft escorted out of UK airspace

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Political correspondent, BBC News

BBC political correspondent Tim Reid tweets: "MoD says RAF Typhoons from RAF Lossiemouth operating under NATO command currently escorting two Russian military aircraft NE of UK airspace."

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Swimmers urged to go nude

People are being invited to skip their bathing costumes on Sunday evenings at one of Glasgow's oldest swimming pools.

Arlington Baths Club
Arlington Baths Club

Arlington Baths in the city's west end is inviting nudists to come along for a swim or to use its steam room and sauna.

A spokesperson for British Naturism said there was demand for the facility in Glasgow, adding that Scotland's climate could present an obstacle for some nudists here.

Aberdeen not out of race - Deila

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Celtic manager Ronny Deila says Aberdeen counterpart Derek McInnes is attempting to

play mind games by claiming the league title race is over.

Dons boss McInnes has ruled his team out of contention in the Scottish Premiership.

Celtic have beat Aberdeen three times this season

But only five points separate the two sides with a handful of games left, albeit Celtic have a game on hand.

"We have to win a lot more games and it's way too far to say it is over," said Deila.

The Norwegian, who is in his first season as Celtic boss, is aiming for a domestic treble having already won the Scottish League Cup and a Scottish Cup semi-final looming against Inverness Caledonian Thistle on Sunday.

Police seize cannabis plants in raid

Police found

cannabis plants with a street value of £43,000 during a drugs raid in a Perthshire village.

Officers discovered the plants while enforcing a warrant in Stanley on Monday morning.

A 63-year-old man has been charged in relation to the discovery.

On the campaign trail...

BBC Scotland News

General election campaigning is continuing during a week which is being

dominated by manifesto launches.

Willie Rennie, Nicola Sturgeon, Ruth Davidson and Jim Murphy

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson endorsed her party's UK manifesto.

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said the Conservatives were "talking up" the SNP's prospects.

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon was in New Lanark, while Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy was on the campaign trail in Cumbernauld.

Motorway diazepam charge admitted

A Walsall man

caught in possession of 400,000 diazepam tablets on the A74(M) in southern Scotland has admitted being concerned in supplying the drug.

Jamial Lal, also known as Akmal Yaqub, committed the offence in April last year.

The 33-year-old was found in possession of the tablets - worth up to £200,000 - on the northbound carriageway near Beattock.

Background reports were ordered at Dumfries Sheriff Court.

Missing student: Mother's appeal video

BBC Scotland News

The press conference for missing student, Karen Buckley, has ended.


here to watch her mother Marian's appeal for help in finding her daughter.

Missing student: Police search for car

Scott Holdaway

BBC Scotland News

Police are trying to trace a grey/silver car seen around Milngavie and Drymen.

Missing student may have 'come to some harm'

BBC Scotland News

The officer in charge of the search for missing student Karen Buckley has said he is "gravely concerned" for her welfare.

Det Supt Jim Kerr said that while his investigation remained focussed on finding the 24-year-old nursing student from Cork, safe and well, his concern for her was mounting.

He said: "Although this is still a missing person inquiry, we are gravely concerned about Karen. She's now been missing for more than 60 hours."

Karen Buckley's parents at news conference

Handbag discovered in search for missing student

Scott Holdaway

BBC Scotland

Det Supt Jim Kerr: Police believe Karen spent time at a property in Dorchester Avenue on Saturday night after leaving nightclub. #findkaren

Police also say they think Karen's handbag has been found by a member of the public.

Det Supt Kerr: Karen left Dorchester Ave property on foot at 04:00 on Saturday morning. Bag believed to have been found in Dawsholm Park.

Parents' plea for missing student

The parents of missing student Karen Buckley

have issued an appeal for any information in connection with her disappearance in Glasgow.

Karen Buckley missing
Police handout

Karen, 24, from Cork in Ireland, was last seen walking away from a nightclub after talking to a man outside.

Speaking at a police news conference, her parents said: "She is our only daughter and we love her to bits."

She had been at Sanctuary nightclub on Glasgow's Dumbarton Road from about 23.45 on Saturday night.

Her mother said: "We just want Karen home, we are desperate."

Man tests 'negative' for Ebola

A Scottish man who had recently returned from west Africa has

tested negative for the Ebola virus.

He was taken to the Brownlee Centre for infectious diseases at Gartnavel Hospital at about 02:20, after being transferred from Ayrshire.

Health officials had previously said they thought it was "very unlikely" that he would have the virus.

Gartnavel Hospital

'Desperate' parents plea over missing daughter


BBC Scotland News

Marian, mother of missing Karen Buckley: "We just want Karen home, we are desperate" #FindKaren

More here.

John and Marian Buckley

UK inflation rate remains at zero

The UK's inflation rate remained at a

record low of 0% in March, according to the Office for National Statistics.


Cheaper clothing and footwear, offset by a rise in petrol prices, helped to maintain the rate at 0% for a second month, official figures show.

The figure was the lowest rate of Consumer Prices Index (CPI) inflation since estimates of the measure began in the late 1980s.

It means the cost of living is broadly the same as it was a year earlier.

Man arrested after hostel siege

A 28-year-old man has been arrested after a 12-hour

siege at a hostel in North Ayrshire.

Police were called to the Short Stay Hostel in Princes Street, Ardrossan, following reports of a disturbance at about 23:50 on Monday.

Police at incident in Princes Street, Ardrossan
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They discovered a man had barricaded himself in his room and was threatening to self-harm.

Police negotiators attended the scene and the man was arrested at about 11:20.

Lunchtime weather update

BBC Scotland Weather


Outbreaks of rain continue in the west this afternoon. Drier the further east you are. Some sunshine for Shetland, Moray, Aberdeenshire. Highs 16C.

Top sport stories at 13:30...

BBC Sport


Ross County chairman Roy MacGregor promises to increase investment should they retain their Scottish Premiership status.

Hannah Miley says she is nearing her peak ahead of the British Swimming Championships, but medals are not a priority.

Liam Boyce scores a hat-trick as Ross County ease to a 3-0 win over Scottish Premiership basement side St Mirren.

Tram leaves boy, 6, behind


investigation has been launched after a six-year-old boy was left on a platform when his mother boarded a tram in Edinburgh.

Simone Brown with her son, Jayden
Simone Brown
Simone Brown with her son, Jayden

Simone Brown, 26, got on the tram at Hermiston Gait on Monday but the doors closed behind her, leaving her son, Jayden, locked out.

Ms Brown told the driver to stop but it is understood he decided it was safer to drive to the next stop at Bankhead.

An Edinburgh Tram spokesman said they kept a watch on the boy using CCTV.

Ms Brown, who also had her eight-week-old son with her, posted on Facebook: "The tram wouldn't open the doors to let him on and started moving away whilst he was screaming petrified on his own still at the tram stop.

"I begged them to stop the tram to let me off to get him and was told they couldn't stop till the next stop which was away at Bankhead."

After the tram stopped Ms Brown said she ran back to the previous stop, hoping her son had not moved.

She added: "Thankfully he was there shaken up with a very nice couple. If they hadn't been there to reassure him, God knows what he would of done."

Missing student's brother appeals for information

The brother of Karen Buckley, the student reported missing in Glasgow, has

told Irish radio station Newstalk that it was out of character for his sister to lose contact.

Speaking from Sydney, Kieran Buckley said that he and his family were trying to stay positive and put their trust in the police in Glasgow.

Karen Buckley missing
Police handout

He said the incident was very tough for his family but they were hoping for good news.

"It's not her character at all," he said. "She would always contact anyone, and she would always come home."

He appealed for anyone with information about Karen to contact police.

The top stories at 1...

BBC Scotland News

: A man who was seen with missing student Karen Buckley has been traced and is helping police with inquiries.

Bin lorry crashes into front garden: A bin lorry crashes into the front garden of a house in the south side of Glasgow.

: Ten wildlife and conservation organisations join forces to call for a three-year ban on the culling of mountain hares on Scotland's grouse moors.

BREAKING: Bin lorry crashes into Glasgow garden


bin lorry has crashed into the front garden of a house in Glasgow's southside after the driver reportedly became ill.

The crash happened in Croftside Avenue this morning.

No other casualties have been reported.

Scene of bin lorry crash in Glasgow
Caroline Dunnett
Bin lorry in front garden of house in Glasgow