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  • Wednesday 26 November 2014

    SOLDIER Lee Rigby's murder may have been prevented if an American web firm had flagged up a "graphic and emotive" online chat between one of his killers and an overseas extremist, a parliamentary watchdog has said.

  • Wednesday 26 November 2014

    CONTROVERSIAL bus gates that have led to tens of thousands of motorists being fined in just a few months are due to be extended at some of Scotland's busiest thoroughfares.

  • Wednesday 26 November 2014

    RENTS are increasing faster in Scotland than in most of the rest of the UK, according to the latest figures from one of the country's largest lettings agent networks.

  • Wednesday 26 November 2014

    SENIOR officials at a council are to receive significant salary boosts as hundreds of workers face pay cuts and front-line services come under threat.

  • Wednesday 26 November 2014

    Two men have been arrested in Britain on suspicion of leaking action film Expendables 3 online before its official release, costing the studio millions of pounds.

  • Wednesday 26 November 2014

    SOME of the biggest names on the Scottish literary scene are to gather in Inverness tomorrow to celebrate the coming of age of a major writing centre.

  • Wednesday 26 November 2014

    THE number of new homes built in Scotland is at its highest level since 2010, according to government figures.

  • Wednesday 26 November 2014

    AN investigation into whether credit cards are being sold in a way which exploits people's tendencies to take on too much debt is to be launched by the City regulator.

  • Wednesday 26 November 2014

    POLICE Scotland support staff are facing further redundancies next year as the force attempts to balance its books in 2015/16, Chief Constable Sir Stephen House has told MSPs.

  • Wednesday 26 November 2014

    THE future cultural success of Edinburgh is to be discussed at a conference in the Scottish capital next month, beginning a series of public consultations on the artistic future of the city.

  • Wednesday 26 November 2014

    THE Duchess of Cambridge has attended the launch of a fundraising campaign to help East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) build a new £10 million facility near the Norfolk village of Framingham Earl.

  • Wednesday 26 November 2014

    REPRESENTATIVES of more than 60 social housing providers will today accuse the sector's watchdog of being secretive, intrusive and patronising.

  • Wednesday 26 November 2014

    A BRITISH paleontologist has discovered a new species of dinosaur while studying fossils in a museum.

  • Wednesday 26 November 2014

    OLDER children watch half the amount of live television per day as adults - but are topping this up by watching content online, a study has found.

  • Wednesday 26 November 2014

    AS the "boxing mailman" he delivered a Commonwealth gold for Scotland - and now Charlie Flynn is urging people to give his Royal Mail colleagues a hand to get the post out over Christmas.

  • Wednesday 26 November 2014

    CUSTOMERS who order from Amazon will now be able to collect their parcels from one of 10,500 Post Office branches.

  • Wednesday 26 November 2014

    THERE has been Nordic Noir, Scottish Noir - now Shetland Noir has arrived on the crime fiction scene.

  • Wednesday 26 November 2014

    A BLIND centipede which lives below the pebbles and sand on a Sutherland beach has opened the door to scientists' understanding of the genetic origins of all creepy crawlies on the planet.

  • Wednesday 26 November 2014

    FILM director Gary Love has told the High Court how a legal battle launched by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has "made a mess" of his plans to start up new film businesses in America.

  • Wednesday 26 November 2014

    A STAR of television crime drama Luther is stepping in to replace actor Gavin Mitchell after the pantomime regular had to cancel his King's Theatre stint for medical reasons.

  • Wednesday 26 November 2014

    A COUNCIL has been criticised for taking sandwiches off school lunch menus - due to a new EU directive.

  • Wednesday 26 November 2014

    ALMOST 1,000 passengers arriving in the UK have been screened for Ebola, official figures show.

  • Wednesday 26 November 2014

    HUMZA Yousaf MSP and Bailie Cameron help The Lighthouse, Glasgow, mark its 15th anniversary yesterday.

  • Wednesday 26 November 2014

    HOUSE prices are expected to grow by three to five per cent across the UK next year as property values start to increase at a more uniform rate across the country, Halifax predicts.

  • Wednesday 26 November 2014

    THE operator of an award-winning holiday complex has warned that plans for a wind farm could kill off his new business.

  • Wednesday 26 November 2014

    FOUR-YEAR-OLD Fraser Haughey, joins Scottish Youth Theatre cast members and alumni ahead of this year's festive show Wild Heather.

  • Wednesday 26 November 2014

    PRINCE Charles tried to intervene in a Highland planning row on behalf of pensioners who blame their local council for blocking their view of Ben Nevis.

  • Wednesday 26 November 2014

    Author Ian Rankin has branded Edinburgh Airport security "embarrassing" after he was caught in a lengthy queue.

  • Wednesday 26 November 2014

    HOTEL guests were moved to new rooms after being kept awake through the night by festive tunes blaring out from a shopping centre's musical Christmas tree.

  • Wednesday 26 November 2014

    A MAN has died and four people, including two children, have been injured following a serious car accident on a notorious road.