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Coastguard tug begins towing powerless merchant ship to safety

A coastguard tug has begun towing a merchant ship to safety after it lost power near the Western Isles on Thursday night.

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Household spending not expected to rise until 2020, experts predict

The amount of money households have to spend is not expected to rise for three years, according to experts.

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School bus driver, 68, dies after three-vehicle crash in Aberdeenshire

The 68-year-old driver of a school bus involved in a serious three-vehicle accident in Aberdeenshire has died.

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Edinburgh's Princes Street partly closed after masonry falls on pedestrian

Part of a busy Edinburgh road was closed after a piece of masonry fell onto a pedestrian.

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Homeless man who guarded open car 'overwhelmed' by £8,000 raised for him online

A homeless man who stood guard by an open car to make sure a handbag and money was not stolen has been overwhelmed by a campaign that has now seen more than £8,000 raised for him.

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Virgin Trains' workers 'solidly supporting' pay strike

Workers on Virgin Trains West Coast are said to be "solidly supporting" a strike over pay.

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Firefighters spend 10 hours tackling blaze at Edinburgh houses

A blaze which took hold of three houses saw firefighters work through the night for almost 10 hours to tackle it.

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Pop-up police officer cutouts to act as speeding deterrent in Dundee

Life-size cutout police officers are to be placed at speeding hot-spots in Dundee to remind drivers to slow down.

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Derek Mackay: Door is open to constructive talks to pass Scottish Budget

The finance secretary has said his door is open to "constructive talks" to ensure his Scottish Budget will pass.

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Crown Office staff cuts could 'impact wider justice system', union chiefs warn

Cuts to the number of Crown Office staff could "impact on the wider justice system" as well as putting the health and welfare of prosecutors at risk as they come under increasing pressure, union chiefs have warned.

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Trio awarded CBE and BEM honours at Glasgow City Chambers

A philanthropist, a theatre nurse and a charity worker have been honoured at a ceremony on behalf of the Queen.

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Child abuse helpline referred 265 to Police Scotland in last year

A child abuse helpline referred more than 250 calls to police in Scotland over the last year.

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Paul McCartney: Mull of Kintyre still special song to me

Paul McCartney has spoken about his enduring love for his song Mull of Kintyre as the festive hit marks its 40th anniversary this Christmas.

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Deep-fried mince pies on chip shop's festive menu

A chip shop is serving up deep-fried mince pies and pigs in blankets over the festive season.

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Thirteen youth-focused groups to share £600,000 from Big Lottery Fund

Young Scots will benefit from a share of almost £600,000 funding from the Big Lottery Fund to help them reach their full potential.

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Derek Mackay introduces new income tax system in Scottish Budget

Finance Secretary Derek Mackay said he has made Scotland the fairest taxed part of UK, as he introduced a new five band system of income tax that will leave those on a salary of £33,000 or above paying more.

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Results of child sexual abuse prevention campaign 'very encouraging', say police

A campaign to help people stop themselves or others from viewing sexual images of children online has seen a rise in use in Scotland.

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Income tax questions answered after Scottish Budget unveiled

Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has announced income tax changes in his Scottish Budget first draft.

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Key points from Derek Mackay's Scottish Budget first draft

Scotland's Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has unveiled the Scottish Government's 2018-19 draft Budget.

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Extra 500 officers to be trained for Taser use, Police Scotland announce

An extra 500 officers will be trained to use Tasers to improve safety for the police and public, Police Scotland has announced.

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