Breaking news, Tuesday 19 March
LATEST: A high-risk sex offender was given a mobile phone for his own safety after leaving prison, but used it to contact boys he had tracked down from newspaper articles, a court has heard.
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4.15pm: A Highland councillor has been censured by a standards watchdog for breaking public office rules for opposing a controversial planning development while acting as a lawyer for objectors.
4.10pm: Moray councillors today paved the way for Highland League champions Forres Mechanics to move to a new stadium in the town.
2.05pm: A high-risk sex offender was given a mobile phone for his own safety after leaving prison, but used it to contact boys he had tracked down from newspaper articles, a court has heard.
2.00pm: Grampian Police are appealing for information after an estimated 200 hay bales were destroyed in a “suspicious” fire at a farm on the outskirts of Aberdeen.
1.30pm: Drivers were warned today about tough new vehicle checks being added to the MoT test from tomorrow which could result in expensive repairs or even write-offs.
12.45pm: Michael Owen announces he will retire from football at the end of the season
10.30am: Police were called to guard a Glasgow primary school after an anonymous caller had threatened to harm pupils.
09:30am: Sixty four schools across the North east of Scotland were completely closed to pupils today as winter returned with a vengeance.
08:00am: Pope tours in open top car before installation
On this day 1938: Rugby was first seen of British television - the England versus Scotland Calcutta cup match at Twickenham
On this day 1707: The Act of Union was ratified by the English Parliament in London
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