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Tommy Fleetwood crowned European No1 as Justin Rose falters

Spain’s Jon Rahm won the DP World Tour Championship as Justin Rose’s dramatic late collapse saw Tommy Fleetwood crowned European 
No 1 for the first time.

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Grigor Dimitrov celebrates winning the ATP Finals by kissing the trophy at the O2 arena in London. Picture: Adam Davy/PA

Grigor Dimitrov clinches ATP Finals title

Grigor Dimitrov claimed the biggest title of his career by edging a three-set thriller with David Goffin to win the ATP Finals in London.

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Finn Russell leaves the pitch after the clash with the All Blacks on Saturday. It will be a blow to the SRU if he heads overseas and outwith its player management structure heading towards the 2019 World Cup in Japan. Picture: SNS/SRU/Bill Murray

Scotland star Finn Russell to leave Glasgow Warriors

Scotland stand-off Finn Russell is to leave Glasgow Warriors at the end of the season, it was confirmed last night.

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The Tinto House Hotel offers great value for those who wish to take in the views of the Scottish countryside.

Do Not Disturb: Tinto House Hotel, Symington, Biggar

Having recently made a moonlit journey from Edinburgh to Wanlockhead for a family gathering, passing through Biggar along the way, we were fairly confident of the journey ahead after setting off for this relaxing break away. We soon found, as so often with Google Maps, that our recommended route was an entirely different one altogether as we turned off the bypass.

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The match gets underway under the floodlights from the new main stand. Picture: SNS

New Hearts stand free of creaks but plenty of groans by fans

News yesterday’s game was definitely, maybe on seemed to spread by word of mouth. Rumours of the granting of a temporary occupation certificate created a discernible buzz in Edinburgh’s west end howffs on Saturday night.

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St Basils Cathedral and the Kremlin in Moscows Red Square.

Travel: Moscow and St Petersburg.

We started in Moscow and ended in St Petersburg. The Viking River Cruise is called Waterways of the Tsars so the in-between section included the Volga, and the whole trip was made memorable because of the grandeur and beauty of the country, and its history and people.

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Kris Doolan celebrates his late equaliser for Partick Thistle. Picture: SNS

Hearts 1 - 1 Partick Thistle: New stand but same old story

A gleaming new stand - but the same old glaring problem for Hearts under Craig Levein.

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Dundee United's Jamie Robson celebrates his goal with team-mate Scott McDonald. Picture: SNS

Dundee United 3 - 0 Falkirk: Laszlo’s men go top of table

Csaba Laszlo watched his Dundee United side stride to the top of the Championship, before warning them to prepare for a battle to stay there.

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Edinburgh's Christmas welcomed over 370,000 people over the weekend. Picture: Contributed

Edinburgh’s Christmas begins with Light Night extravaganza

Forget the Christmas coffee cup or the first mince pie – the switch on of the High Street lights marks the true beginning of the festive season.

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Researchers say so-called Twitter bots - believed to be Russian - sent out 400,000 messages about independence issues in an 18-month period. Picture: Various

Fake Twitter accounts sent 400,000 indyref2 messages

ALMOST 400,000 Twitter messages about Scottish independence were posted by fake accounts, most believed to be Russian.

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Former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale is to appear on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! Picture: PA

Kezia Dugdale’s I’m A Celebrity decision dubbed ‘utterly ludicrous’

Former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale’s decision to appear on I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! is utterly ludicrous, a fellow MSP has said.

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Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe. Picture: AFP/Getty

Robert Mugabe removed as leader of Zimbabwe’s ruling party

Zimbabwe’s ruling party is sacking President Robert Mugabe as party leader and replacing him with recently fired Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

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Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams is to step down. Picture: PA

Gerry Adams to step down as Sinn Fein president in 2018

Gerry Adams has announced his intention to step down as Sinn Fein president in 2018.

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Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond. Picture: Getty

Chancellor Philip Hammond declares ‘there are no unemployed people’

Chancellor Philip Hammond has declared “there are no unemployed people” while discussing how Britain can deal with the threat to jobs from technological change.

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Police called for a woman from Skye to come forward. Picture: Contributed

Police on Skye take to Twitter to encourage domestic abuse victim

Police on Skye have taken to Twitter in order to encourage a victim of domestic abuse to come forward.

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First snow of the season is expected overnight. Picture: Toby Williams

Scotland’s weather: First winter snowfall to hit Edinburgh and Glasgow

The first significant snowfall of the season is expected to hit parts of Scotland overnight - and could cause some disruption for the morning commute.

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