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Scottish nuns promise memorial to 400 children in mass grave

Nuns who ran the orphanage where up to 400 children were secretly buried in a mass grave have finally promised a memorial to mark their lives.

The discussion came at a meeting of Holyroods Economy Committee. Picture: TSPL

Holyrood calls for more to be done to cut public sector fraud

More needs to be done to prevent criminals and fraudsters cheating the public purse, a Holyrood committee has said.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will not face pressure on the partys response to Brexit at its Brighton conference after a debate on the issue was blocked

Jeremy Corbyn escapes embarrassment as Labour rifts re-opened

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been spared an embarrassing fight over the European Union at his party’s conference after coming under pressure from his own side to soften his Brexit policy.

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Sarah-Louise Grigor and Chris Cull complete the Baxters Loch Ness Marathon ahead of their wedding immediately after the race.

Picture: Paul Campbell.

Scottish couple wed hours after completing marathon

A couple have celebrated their shared love of running by getting married hours after completing a marathon.

BBC political editor Laura Kuennssberg. Picture: BBC

Laura Kuenssberg given bodyguards at Labour conference after abuse

BBC Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg has been assigned security at the Labour Party conference after receiving abuse from Jeremy Corbyn’s supporters, according to reports

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Nicola Urquhart, mother of missing RAF gunner Corrie McKeague, retraces her sons final steps in Bury St Edmunds exactly a year after his disappearance in a bid to "jog someone's memory" and solve the case. Picture: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Family of missing RAF gunner Corrie McKeague retrace his steps

The family of missing RAF gunner Corrie McKeague have retraced his last-known steps exactly one year after he vanished.

The attack took place in a lane between Parnie Street (pictured) and the Trongate in Glasgow at around 3.40am on Sunday. Picture: Google

Man raped after leaving Glasgow nightclub

A man has been raped in a lane near a nightclub in the early hours of the morning.

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Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoys conservative government has pledged to stop the Catalan independence referendum. Pictures: PA and Creative Commons

Catalan referendum: MSPs call for independence vote to go ahead

Spanish authorities must allow a referendum on Catalan independence to go ahead, a cross-party group of MSPs has said as tensions in the province rise.

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Temporary lights on Glasgow Road from tomorrow

Temporary lights on Glasgow Road from tomorrow

Temporary traffic lights will be in force on the A81 Glasgow Road near Burnbrae roundabout tomorrow.

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Opposition to freedom of movement with the European Union is being driven by racism, a prominent Labour MP has said. Picture: Jane Barlow

Racism drives opposition to free movement, claims Labour MP

Opposition to freedom of movement with the European Union is being driven by racism, a prominent Labour MP has said.

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Jeremy Corbyn under pressure over single market stance

Jeremy Corbyn under pressure over single market stance

Jeremy Corbyn has come under pressure to soften his policy on Brexit, with dozens of senior party figures and a majority of its membership calling for a Labour government to keep the UK in the EU single market and customs union.

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Former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Labours chief found Kezia Dugdale was quitting minutes before

A senior Scottish Labour figure has said he found out about Kezia Dugdale’s intention to quit as party leader 15 minutes before it was announced.

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Leonard: accused. Picture: John Devlin

Tories attack Labour candidate Richard Leonard for ‘far left’ views

Richard Leonard has been attacked for his “far left” views, with the Tories compiling a list of the stances and causes he has taken up.

Emergency services at Stratford Centre in east London, following a suspected noxious substance attack. Picture: PA

Boy, 15, held by police after London ‘acid attack’ injures six

Six people have been injured after a noxious substance was thrown during an incident at an east London shopping mall.

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Donald Trump has attracted criticism from athletes. Picture: Getty

Various sport stars condemn Donald Trump’s comments amid NFL row

US president Donald Trump has denounced protests by NFL players in a two-day rant that targeted top professional athletes and brought swift condemnation from league executives and star players alike.

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Killer whales off the west coast. Picture: HWDT

Drone to give scientists new outlook on whales

Scottish conservationists will soon have eyes in the sky to help them learn more about the behaviour of wildlife in west coast waters.

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Too often the message girls receive on their smartphones is that they will be judged on their looks. Picture: Getty/iStockphoto

Dani Garavelli: A quarter of girls drowning in a sea of self-loathing

COUNSELLING and policing social media alone cannot rescue teenage girls from depression. We need to nurture a whole new mindset, writes Dani Garavelli

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Glasgow University with its grand architecture may have  benefited from money generated  by the slave trade; below, David McDonald. Picture: Danny Lawson

Glasgow University sets up study to chart any links to slavery

Glasgow University has appointed a researcher to investigate links between it and the slave trade in the late-18th and early-19th centuries.

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Jeremy Corbyn with members of Brighton Table Tennis Club on eve of party conference. Picture: PA

We’ve just started to change party, Jeremy Corbyn tells rally

Jeremy Corbyn last night said the “transformation” of Labour under his leadership is just starting and his drive to give members more control over the party will help win power.

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A sailor bids farewell to his family as he heads off to war. Picture: Getty

Whistle blows for centenary of epic Jellicoe Express

The centenary of Britain’s longest-ever train journey, which transported nearly 500,000 sailors and soldiers during the First World War, is to be commemorated with a series of events from Saturday.

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