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Sister of Clutha pilot vows to ‘clear his name’

The sister of the Clutha helicopter pilot who was criticised for breaching safety guidelines has launched her own investigation into the tragedy in a bid to clear her brother’s name.

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Glasgow Winter Night Shelter is expecting its busiest Christmas. Picture: PA

Glasgow Winter Night homeless shelter braced for busiest year

Volunteers at a winter homeless shelter are preparing for what is expected to be their busiest ever year this Christmas.

Charities
Overhauling the LBTT system could help stimulate the wider economy, argues John Boyle. Picture: Emma Mitchell

John Boyle: Time to change Scotland’s property tax

Land and buildings transaction tax (LBTT), the system that replaced stamp duty on all property transactions in Scotland in April 2015, has now been in place for a sufficient amount of time to crunch some of the key numbers and assess what kind of impact it is having on the property market and the economy as a whole.

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Revolution Bars Group currently has 65 venues across its estate. Picture: Greg Macvean

Revolution Bars grows in size north of the Border

The company behind the the Revolución de Cuba brand has opened four bars as part of its plans to launch five new sites per financial year.

Media & Leisure
The Drinkaware Crews will help customers who may have had "one drink too many". Picture: PA

Drinkaware crews at Glasgow nightclubs to help vulnerable customers

A number of Glasgow nightclubs are to bring in specialist teams to help customers who may have had “one drink too many”.

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Brewin Dolphin said the uncertain landscape was driving demand for wealth advice. Picture: John Devlin

Wealth firm Brewin upbeat as clients seek timely advice

The head of Brewin Dolphin has said that economic uncertainty is helping to drive organic growth at the wealth management firm as savers increasingly seek advice in unsettled times.

Financial
The test can be used to detect Atlantic salmon infected with salmonid alpha virus. Picture: Stephen Mansfield

Scots scientists devise test to detect disease in Atlantic salmon

A new diagnostic test to detect a significant disease which can strike Atlantic salmon, and which could save the aquaculture industry millions of pounds, has been developed by scientists at the University of Glasgow.

Environment
CodeBase chairman Jamie Coleman will act as an investment lead for Accelerated Digital Ventures. Picture: Murdo MacLeod

CodeBase joins £150m effort to accelerate digital sector

Edinburgh’s CodeBase technology incubator is joining an initiative aimed at accelerating the development of more digital technology start-ups.

Tech 1
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Glasgow swans suffering from ‘pink feather syndrome’

A GROUP of swans has turned pink because they were being fed mouldy white bread by visitors in a popular Glasgow park.

Environment
Asad Shah was killed while working in his shop

Man who killed Glasgow shopkeeper loses appeal

A Muslim taxi driver who executed a popular shopkeeper who he claimed “disrespected the Prophet Muhammad” has lost an appeal against his sentence.

News 3
Nine landlords in Glasgow unfit to rent out property

Nine landlords in Glasgow unfit to rent out property

Nine landlords have been found unfit to rent out property in Glasgow.

Glasgow
Al Rayan Bank already has about 2,000 customers in Scotland. Picture: John Devlin

First Islamic bank, Al Rayan, opens in Scotland

The first wholly Sharia law compliant retail bank in Scotland has opened for business with a branch in Glasgow.

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John Swinney hailed CodeClan's role in providing 'job-ready talent' for the digital sector. Picture: Chris Watt

CodeClan software skills academy expands into Glasgow

Scotland’s digital skills academy has marked its first birthday by announcing it will start offering software development courses in Glasgow next year.

Tech
Ikea has a presence in Aberdeen, Glasgow and Straiton near Edinburgh. Picture: Esme Allen

Ikea vows to build more UK stores amid rising sales

Swedish flat pack furniture giant Ikea has reiterated its commitment to investing in Britain following the Brexit vote, as its sales continue their upward trajectory.

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A petition of over 25,000 names was handed over to Green Party MSP, Andy Wightman, at Holyrood last week

Scottish tenant farmers face eviction due to “legal error”

Two brothers face an uncertain future following their eviction from a farm after two decades as a result of what it is claimed was a “legal error” made in 2003.

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Chris Gotts, partner and head of corporate finance at Burness Paull. Picture: Contributed

Burness Paull hails strong deal-making activity

Law firm Burness Paull said confidence in the deal-making community was strong after completing close to 50 agreements in the past quarter.

Law
Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos will join Stuart Braithwaite and Emma Pollock. Picture: Robert Perry

Alex Kapranos to perform at live gig at Glasgow Film Festival

A live music performance involving Alex Kapranos, Stuart Braithwaite and Emma Pollock is to be part of next year’s Glasgow Film Festival (GFF).

News
Glasgow-based engineer Weir Group could be promoted to the FTSE 100 index. Picture: John Devlin

Blue-chip stocks prepare for top-flight index reshuffle

Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust and Weir Group could return to the FTSE 100 this week in the latest stock market reshuffle, while the Brexit effect on the UK property market could knock Travis Perkins and Intu Properties out, according to the Share Centre.

Companies
The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital is to recieve a new MRI scanner.

New MRI scan in Glasgow to provide boost in tackling Alzheimer’s

An ultra-powerful £10 million magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner is being delivered to its new home in Glasgow.

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Risual was named Microsoft Partner of the Year in 2015. Picture: David Ramos/Getty Images)

Microsoft partner Risual to open Glasgow office

A Microsoft partner is set to expand into Scotland, with plans to open an office in Glasgow creating at least 30 jobs over the next two years.

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