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BREAKING NEWS - Russia launches new attack on Islamic State

Russia has launched rocket strikes on an Islamic group in Syria from warships in the Caspian Sea, Russia officials have warned.

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu has stated that four warships have launched 26 sea based cruise missiles on 11 targets, destroying them all. 10 more words


Top cancer hospital in Scotland told to improve care

Beatson Cancer Hospital in Glasgow, Scotland’s largest cancer hospital, has been told by Healthcare Improvement Scotland that it needs to improve its care for critically ill patients on it’s wards. 188 more words


Edinburgh parking charges to rise

Plans have been unveiled to raise Edinburgh’s parking prices by a third.

Hourly charges in popular areas like the West End and the Old Town could increase from £2.60 to £3 if the proposals go ahead. 72 more words


Edinburgh's Hogmanay Line-Up Announced

The line-up for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party has been announced today.

Indie veterans Maximo Park will headline the Waverley Stage. Elsewhere there will be sets from punk duo Slaves, Glasgow band White and folk ensemble Rura. 232 more words


Scotrail cable theft disrupts commute

Rail commuters are experiencing severe delays this morning as police confirm thieves target signal cables near Falkirk.

Scotrail have announced that the problem is being fixed but that customers could face disruptions until 1pm this afternoon. 109 more words


Rescue mission after lone yatchsman suffers mechanical failure

A rescue mission is currently underway to save an 82 year old yachtsman after his vessel suffered a mechanical failure 100 miles off the coast of Shetland. 103 more words


Scottish economic growth continues

The Scottish economy has grown 1.9% in the year to Q2 2015.

Scotland’s economy saw further expansion in the second quarter according to Gross Domestic Product figures published today. 334 more words