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  • Friday 18 April 2014

    THE castle that was repossessed after controversial former Rangers owner Craig Whyte failed to pay the mortgage for two years has been put up for sale with offers over £1.1 million sought.

  • Friday 18 April 2014

    YOUNG Scottish social innovators have been urged to learn from the Big Issue magazine as part of a national competition.

  • Friday 18 April 2014

    Children in care could get quicker decisions about where they will live, under a new pilot project.

  • Friday 18 April 2014

    The Rockefeller Foundation's Resilient Cities programme has a feel of the science-fictional.

  • Friday 18 April 2014

    A CENTRAL English region has been hit by its strongest earthquake in 13 years.

  • Friday 18 April 2014

    AN investigation is under way after a Scots oil worker was found dead on a rig in eastern Malaysia.

  • Friday 18 April 2014

    ALEX Salmond has paid tribute to the victims of one of Britain's worst maritime disasters which took place off the Western Isles.

  • Friday 18 April 2014

    A CORONER has dismissed smoke from a firework display as being the cause of one of Britain's worst motorway pile-ups.

  • Friday 18 April 2014

    IT'S a long way from the deserts of Africa, but Edinburgh Zoo's meerkat family are enjoying their new home.

  • Friday 18 April 2014

    VETERAN directors Ken Loach and Mike Leigh will go head to head for one of cinema's most coveted prizes at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

  • Friday 18 April 2014

    OPEN water swimmers Colleen Blair and Bryan McLelland prepare to dive in to Loch Lomond as they launch a major conference on the growing sport.

  • Friday 18 April 2014

    TWENTY birds of prey have now been found dead within a two-mile area in the past month, police have said.

  • Friday 18 April 2014

    HEAVY rock giants AC/DC have vowed to carry on making music, but confirmed ill guitarist Malcolm Young is "taking a break" from the line-up.

  • Friday 18 April 2014

    A businessman who pumped hundreds of gallons of raw human sewage into a river's tributary has been ordered to carry out 100 hours unpaid work in the community.

  • Friday 18 April 2014

    TRIBUTES have been paid to a music school teacher who was killed when he was knocked off his bike.

  • Friday 18 April 2014

    CELTIC and Scotland striker Leigh Griffiths has walked free from court after a charge of assault against him was deserted.

  • Friday 18 April 2014

    VIRGIN Media has apologised after thousands of customers had their inboxes bombarded with unwanted emails due to an error.

  • Friday 18 April 2014

    A BANKSY artwork removed from a wall by a youth club has been handed to a city council and will now go on public display.

  • Friday 18 April 2014

    Comedian Ronnie Corbett has told how he has a habit of getting locked in the loo when he is at major events.

  • Friday 18 April 2014

    A POTENTIAL Police Scotland strike has been averted after the force offered additional leave and job security to disgruntled staff.

  • Friday 18 April 2014

    DONATIONS have begun to flood in to a charity web page set up to support Scottish tennis ace Elena Baltacha as she undergoes treatment for cancer.

  • Friday 18 April 2014

    THE Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met a group of girl guides as they spoke to members of a community devastated by the worst Australian bushfires in their state for a decade.

  • Friday 18 April 2014

    AN international partnership aims to help Glasgow "thrive not just survive" in the event of power outages, or other shocks such as extreme weather or disease outbreaks.

  • Friday 18 April 2014

    A police officer hands out copies of the Order of Service during a memorial service held in St James Square, London, to mark the 30th anniversary of the death of WPC Yvonne Fletcher.

  • Friday 18 April 2014

    POLICE are investigating the death of a woman who was found in a city street The woman, understood to be in her 40s, was found in Court Street, Dundee, at around 10.30pm yesterday.

  • Friday 18 April 2014

    THE Right Reverend Lorna Hood has become the first Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland to issue an Easter message on social media.

  • Friday 18 April 2014

    THE big Easter getaway has begun, with some passengers on their way to Europe enduring delays and disruption to the start of their holidays.

  • Friday 18 April 2014

    Actors Sarah Miele and Jamie Hughes dressed as Georgians to launch a new exhibition which traces Glasgow's history from 1714 to 1837.

  • Friday 18 April 2014

    MOURNERS at the funeral of the 12-year-old girl who was killed when a wall collapsed on her in a PE block have heard how the youngster sent a letter to her local council campaigning for new school equipment before she died.

  • Friday 18 April 2014

    HOME owners could boost the value of their property by more than £37,000 by converting the loft or by almost £20,000 by adding an extra bedroom, according to research.