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Commuter disruption after lorry overturns on M8

Commuters returning home are facing severe disruption after an overturned lorry forced the closure of a section of the M8.

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An accident has injured four in Clydebank. Stock image

Four injured after van crashes into bus stop in Clydebank

A 15-year-old boy was among four people injured when a van ploughed into a bus stop in Clydebank during this morning’s rush hour.

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The incident happened as a passenger aircraft was descending towards Edinburgh Airport. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Drone came 75ft from EasyJet plane landing at Edinburgh Airport

A collision between a drone and an EasyJet aircraft landing at Edinburgh Airport was "only avoided by providence", investigators reported today.
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A flight arrives at Prestwick Airport.

5-year plan aims to return Prestwick airport to private sector

Management at Prestwick Airport plan to return it to private ownership within the next five years, a report has revealed.

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An electric car charging point at Edinburgh City Chambers. Picture; Ian Georgeson

Scottish councils ‘squander’ £1 million on electric cars

SCOTTISH councils have “squandered” nearly one million pounds on electric cars which they barely use.

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Peter Vardy's CarStore is on the site of Dundee's former Valentines card factory. Picture: Keith Hunter

Peter Vardy gears up to launch Dundee car superstore

Car retailer Peter Vardy is gearing up for the official opening of one of the biggest dealerships in Scotland.

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Cyclists converged on four Pedal on Parliaments events across Scotland at the weekend. Picture: Brian Anderson

Alastair Dalton: Surprise cycling turnout could herald change

A bit of a surprise was in store for organisers of Pedal on Parliament, the annual lobby to improve cycling in Scotland, when they expanded from Edinburgh to three other Scottish cities at the weekend.

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Danny MacAskill's 2014 film The Ridge saw him climb to 3,200ft

Cyclists warned off copying Danny MacAskill after Skye rescue

Mountain bikers in the Cuillin range in Skye are warned not to imitate stunt cyclist Danny MacAskill following a woman being rescued by helicopter after breaking her leg.
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Author David Spaven. Picture: Contributed

Scottish author wins national ‘Railway Book of the Year’ award

AUTHOR David Spaven has won a prestigious Britain-wide transport award.

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Rachel Ducker cycles to work in Edinburgh, even though there is parking available for her car. Picture: Sustrans Scotland

Cycling cost saving is equivalent of an 8 per cent pay rise

Cycling rather than driving would save Scots up to £2,000 a year on shorter journeys, cycle developers Sustrans Scotland said today in the first research of its kind.
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BP, Edinburgh Road, Bathgate .

Cars stuck in wet cement at Bathgate garage

Two cars got stuck in newly laid cement at a petrol station in West Lothian.

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The former Grampian Police piloted body cameras in 2010

Leader comment: Cameras a vital tool for police

The use by police officers of video cameras attached to their uniforms has been long proved as an effective tool in convicting wrong-doers.

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ScotRail passengers have already endured months of disruption during previous stages of the upgrading work.

ScotRail disruption from upgrading work to last till December

The patience of ScotRail passengers will be tested again with news today that further upgrading work to much of the network will cause disruption until December.
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Stagecoach and Virgin are teaming up with France's SNCF to bid for the west coast rail service. Picture: Contributed

Stagecoach goes head-to-head with First for HS2

Stagecoach and Virgin are looking to extend their grip on the west coast rail service, with help from the French state-owned operator SNCF.

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Video: Police to pull over Edinburgh drivers ‘too close to cyclists’

Plain-clothed police will be taking to the streets of the Capital as part of a clampdown on motorists driving too close to cyclists.

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Police Scotland launch Operation Close Pass, which will see drivers pulled over for passing too closely an unmarked police cyclist.

Leader comment: Road safety is a two-way street

Although we might aspire to be the kind of environmentally friendly nation where the encouragement and growth of cycling is a demonstration of impeccable green credentials, we have to admit that we are a long way from a level of participation that can even hint at that ideal. Part of the reason why is that many would-be cyclists do not feel safe.

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A 48-hour strike  has been suspended. Picture: PA

Virgin Trains strike suspended after ‘progress’ in talks

A planned 48-hour strike on Virgin Trains East Coast has been suspended following progress in talks.

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A partial evacuation took place at Waverley.

Evacuation at Waverley confirmed as ‘false alarm’

A partial evacuation of Edinburgh Waverley Station has been confirmed as a ‘false alarm’ according to Network Rail.

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The crash happened on the A93, near The Inver Lodge hotel. Picture: Google Maps

Man dies in crash on A93 Ballater to Braemar road

A man has died following a road crash in Aberdeenshire.

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The Flying Scotsman and Virgin Trains' new Azuma travel together to depict the past, present and future of UK rail travel. Picture: PA

Flying Scotsman and 3 modern trains celebrate UK railways

World-famous locomotive Flying Scotsman travelled alongside three modern trains to celebrate the “past, present and future” of Britain’s railways.

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