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VIDEO: Grisly tale unfolds in Falkirk canal tunnel

The grisly tale of navvies-turned-murderers Burke and Hare will be dramatised with a “pop-up” Canal Theatre production in a Falkirk tunnel from next week.

Transport
Charging points for electric cars are on the increase, but the process will take considerably longer than filling up at the petrol station. Picture: Michael Gillen

Leader comment: Ban can only work when electric cars finish their journey

The UK government’s clear air strategy, which incorporates a plan to ban new petrol and diesel cars from 2040, has been criticised by environmental groups for not going far enough or fast enough.

Opinion
Forth Hope was designed as a harbour ferry in Hampshire. Picture: Vine Trust

Harbour ferry sails from Rosyth to bring health to Amazon

A ferry designed for a five-minute harbour crossing has left Scotland for a 6,600-mile voyage to become a floating medical centre in the Peruvian Amazon.

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians
Kirsty Maxwell with husband Adam Maxwell. Picture: Contributed

Kirsty Maxwell in a ‘state of terror’ when she died, court hears

A court heard how Scots holidaymaker Kirsty Maxwell was in a “state of terror” when she fell from an apartment balcony in Benidorm.

Politics
Chief Constable Phil Gormley. 
Picture: Ian Rutherford

Police Scotland Chief Constable in gross misconduct investigation

The chief constable of Police Scotland is under investigation for gross misconduct.

News 19
An osprey caught on camera by Bill Doherty. Picture: Supplied

Fantastic osprey photos inspired by hunting background

AMATEUR wildlife photographer Bill Doherty has revealed how his hunting background when a youngster has helped him capture some of the most amazing pictures of ospreys in Scotland.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
Apple have been ordered to pay a university more than $500m. Picture: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

Apple ordered to pay university over half a billion dollars

Apple have been ordered to pay an American university more than half a billion dollars after the company failed to consent to a court ruling.

Tech 1
Saffie was the youngest of the 22 victims of the Manchester Arena bombing. Picture: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Youngest victim of Manchester Arena bombing laid to rest

Saffie Rose Roussos, the youngest victim of the Manchester Arena bombing, was a laid to rest in the city on Wednesday.

News
The profile of Shabana Mahmood MP (left) had a picture of Rushanara Al. Picture: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Parliamentary website mixes up images of women Muslim MPs

Parliamentary authorities have hastily edited a website displaying MPs’ portraits after Shabana Mahmood’s profile showed a photograph of the wrong female Muslim Labour MP.

Politics 1
Charlie Gard will spend final days in hospice. Picture: PA Wire

Charlie Gard to spend final days in a hospice, parents decide

Charlie Gard’s parents have decided that their terminally-ill baby son should spend his final days in a hospice, a High Court judge has been told.

Health

Meet the futuristic sex robot developers claim is ‘game-changer’

A sex doll company are making a Terminator-style robot head who can speak, smile and even sing - but only in Chinese.

Odd 12
Manufacturers face prosecution if found cheating on emissions tests. Picture: PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images

Car-makers face prosecution if found cheating emissions tests

Manufacturers caught cheating emissions tests could be prosecuted under Government proposals to boost air quality.

Motoring
Newly-installed security barriers in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle, erected to prevent vehicles being driven into pedestrians by terrorists. Picture: PA

Anti-terror barriers installed ahead of Edinburgh Festival

Security barriers have been erected at Scotland’s biggest arts festival in the wake of terrorist attacks in London and Manchester.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

‘Corbyn coup’ on Scottish Labour fails

An alleged attempt by supporters of Jeremy Corbyn to strengthen his grip on Labour in Scotland has failed, party insiders have claimed.

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Corporal Cameron Ballard (centre), was one of eight men from the 4 Scots who helped with flood relief in Mosgiel.

Scottish troops help battle New Zealand floods

Scottish troops who travelled to New Zealand to compete in one of the world’s toughest outdoor events have been diverted to help with the flooding state of emergency in New Zealand’s South Island.

News
Picture: Dull, Pertshire, TSPL

Scotland’s Dullest town to celebrate with Bland and Boring

Tedious named towns set to meet in Perthshire to celebrate the mediocre

News
Zepplin is being for by the Scottish SPCA. Picture: Scottish SPCA

Scottish SPCA rescue hedgehog the size of a beachball

The Scottish SPCA are aiding the recovery of a hedgehog which has swollen to the size of a beachball after it was discovered in Lanarkshire.

Glasgow & Strathclyde

Jamie Murray trolls brother Andy in hilarious video

Talking tech is all the rage with products such as Google Home and Alexa proving to be some of the most sought after devices in 2017.

News
US President Donald Trump to bar transgender people from operating in US military. Picture: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump to bar transgender people from serving in military

US president Donald Trump has said he will bar transgender people from serving “in any capacity” in the US armed forces.

World 2
The weather is set to get worse. Picture: Susan Burrell

“Typical Scottish summer” as country is battered by wind and rain

Scotland was hit by heavy rain across the country today as a storm from the Atlantic made itself felt after two days of relatively good weather.

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