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  • Thursday 17 July 2014

    UK MINISTERS are to examine ­allegations that ScottishPower shops mis-sold extended warranties for goods to more than 600,000 customers, including 40,000 in Glasgow.

  • Thursday 17 July 2014

    More than 50 cultural figures, ­including the Scottish national poet, have signed an open letter protesting against a show supported by the Israeli government at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • Thursday 17 July 2014

    Pick your way along the overgrown paths that line the south side of the River Clyde - just below the well-heeled facades of Carlton Place - and you'll find abandoned mattresses and sleeping bags, needles, broken bottles and empty soup kitchen boxes; the ephemera of a precarious existence.

  • Thursday 17 July 2014

    The arguments with her partner had been going on at home for weeks when Charlene decided that enough was enough.

  • Thursday 17 July 2014

    Setting fire to her flat was a "cry for help", Bernadette Pollock says.

  • Thursday 17 July 2014

    A Scottish doctor and a former marine commando are aiming to raise funds for a mental health charity and promote physical activity by running up 10 of Britain's highest peaks tomorrow.

  • Thursday 17 July 2014

    l FORMER head of the Scottish Association of Social Work Ruth Stark has been elected president of the global International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW).

  • Thursday 17 July 2014

    THE world of British cycling has wished legendary rider Brian Robinson a speedy recovery after he was injured in a crash while out on his bike.

  • Thursday 17 July 2014

    THE Spanish ambassador has been summoned to the Foreign Office over the activities of a Spanish naval vessel operating in waters off Gibraltar.

  • Thursday 17 July 2014

    THE BBC is facing a fresh threat of industrial action after announcing plans to axe 415 posts to save £48 million a year.

  • Thursday 17 July 2014

    ELAINE Stritch, whose husky voice and brassy demeanor dominated stages from New York's Broadway to London's West End in a career of more than 60 years, has died at the age of 89.

  • Thursday 17 July 2014

    OFFICIALS at Rangers Football Club are coming under increasing pressure from fans amid controversy over unpaid loans.

  • Thursday 17 July 2014

    FASHION and blues collide as Eve McClusker and members of the Bandakadabra marching band launch the start of two major events in Edinburgh.

  • Thursday 17 July 2014

    ALEX Salmond and Gordon Brown have been added to the bill of the nation's largest book festival.

  • Thursday 17 July 2014

    A 90-YEAR-OLD war veteran who fled his care home to attend the 70th anniversary D-Day commemorations in France has been honoured by his home city.

  • Thursday 17 July 2014

    SPENDING is up but consumption of the Government's official wine cellar has dropped by more than 13 per cent in the past year, ministers have revealed.

  • Thursday 17 July 2014

    SSE, the UK's second-largest energy supplier, lost 110,000 customers over the last three months despite freezing its prices.

  • Thursday 17 July 2014

    MARY Cassatt's work Summertime is one of a series of paintings forming part of the exhibition entitled American Impressionism:

  • Thursday 17 July 2014

    A FORMER employee of a national park authority has lost her case for unfair dismissal after being sacked for sending emails containing "sensitive" information to her husband.

  • Thursday 17 July 2014

    THE home of malt whisky will soon be producing ­something a bit more exotic with the opening of Scotland's first rum distillery.

  • Thursday 17 July 2014

    A SPRING target has been set for the unveiling of a £300,000 monument to a famous soldier bear brought to Scotland in 1946 by Polish troops.

  • Thursday 17 July 2014

    THE largest warship ever built in the UK has been successfully floated out of the dock in which she was assembled for the first time.

  • Thursday 17 July 2014

    THE Scottish Government is considering how further demand for a scheme which assists buyers purchase a new home can be met after it was claimed it had almost run out of cash.

  • Thursday 17 July 2014

    THEY are small, painted and are thousands of years old.

  • Thursday 17 July 2014

    AN RAF serviceman who died following a motorcycle crash on a military base has been named as Sergeant Peter Wildman.

  • Thursday 17 July 2014

    RETAILERS are making potentially dangerous mistakes when installing child car seats, with even the best failing two thirds of fittings, according to a report.

  • Thursday 17 July 2014

    Passenger numbers on ferry routes in Scotland have increased by almost 8 per cent in the first half of 2014 compared to the same period last year.

  • Thursday 17 July 2014

    A BELOVED pet dog that was inside a car when it was stolen has been reunited with his owner.

  • Thursday 17 July 2014

    WORLD-CLASS cyclists will be speaking at a major mountain biking festival in the Scottish Borders, it has been announced.

  • Thursday 17 July 2014

    A PRODUCTION of William Shakespeare set against the backdrop of the First World War is to commemorate the centenary of the start of the conflict.