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15-year-old knocked down and killed in East Kilbride named

A 15-year-old girl who was knocked down and killed at a pedestrian crossing in South Lanarkshire has been named by police.

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A study for insurance firm Confused.comrevealed Scotland has the worst potholes in the UK. Picture: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Scotland has worst potholes in the UK, four miles deep in total

Scottish roads are littered with the highest number of potholes in the UK and would stretch to a combined depth of nearly four miles, according to a new study.

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A Class 385 train at Linlithgow station during early testing of the electrified Glasgow-Edinburgh mainline. Picture: ScotRail

Electric train runs on Edinburgh-Glasgow mainline for first time

The long-awaited redevelopment of Scotland’s busiest railway took a significant step towards completion this week as an electric train travelled along part of the route for the first time.

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Transport Secretary Chris Grayling Picture; PA

Fears flights will be grounded post-Brexit dismissed

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has dismissed concerns that flights could be grounded after Brexit.

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The accident happened on the A803, Falkirk Road. Picture: Google Maps

Cyclist ‘seriously injured’ in road collision with bus

Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious road collision on the A803.

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Wizz Air has applied for a UK licence. Picture; PA

Wizz Air applies for UK licence ahead of Brexit

Hungarian-based airline Wizz Air has applied for a UK licence ahead of Brexit.

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Figures are showing the number of passengers are up at Highland airports.

Figures show Highland and Island airport passenger boom

New figures have revealed a further period of passenger growth at leading regional airport operator Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd (HIAL), with 522,476 customers using the company’s 11 airports across Scotland between July and September 2017.

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Storm Ophelia: Thousands without power as recovery process begins

Three people have died and thousands have been left without power across the UK after Storm Ophelia battered the country.

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There has been a significant shift in the demographics of bus passengers over the past decade. Picture: Jane Barlow

Martyn McLaughlin: Public buses are lifeline and vital to Scots economy

It is a maligned mode of transport, but the bus is helping to drive Scotland’s economy, says Martyn McLaughlin.

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ScotRail services on the east coast mainline from Fife to Edinburgh have been suspended. Picture: Neil Hanna

Storm Ophelia: Fife - Edinburgh ScotRail services disrupted

Commuters faced major disruption after the east coast mainline to Edinburgh was temporarily closed after a train ‘hit an obstruction’ near Markinch.

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The plane is set to continue on from Glasgow Airport

Plane lands in Glasgow after declaring emergency over Edinburgh

A plane that declared an emergency flying over Edinburgh has now safely landed in Glasgow.

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Dog swept out to sea rescued by coastguard in Moray

A dog that was being swept out to sea has been safely rescued after being spotted by a coastguard helicopter in training.

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20% of communities at high risk of 
not having access to essential services. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Million Scots at risk of ‘transport poverty’

More than one million Scots live in areas that are at risk of ‘transport poverty’, according to new research.

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Welcome for law change to enable offenders whose recklessness has cost lives to be imprisoned for life. Picture: DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images

Harsher penalties at last on killer drivers

DRIVING a car – or any motor vehicle – carries with it a huge responsibility. It hardly needs saying that several tons of metal, travelling at speed, can be lethal in the wrong hands.

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Edinburgh - Glasgow trains delayed due to slippery tracks

Edinburgh - Glasgow trains delayed due to slippery tracks

Slippery rail tracks are causing train delays today.

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Noisy and polluting motor boats and jet skis have caused conflict on Loch Lomond. Picture: Colin Hattersley

Electric boat group in shock bid to ban motor vessels on Loch Lomond

Motor boats should be banned from Scotland’s largest loch to cut water pollution and noise, campaigners have urged.

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A drone flew over the right wing of the plane at Gatwick

Drone ‘put 130 lives at risk’ with Gatwick plane near miss

A drone “put 130 lives at risk” after it nearly hit an aircraft approaching London Gatwick, a pilot said.

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Tougher driving laws would solve a growing problem in Scotland according to Lord Duncan

Tougher sentences for killer drivers will combat a ‘real problem’ in Scotland

Tougher sentences for killer drivers being brought in by the UK Government will help tackle a “real problem” in Scotland, a Conservative minister said.

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Re-opening a station at East Lothian is among Scottish rail development plans. Picture: Julie Bull

Ministers fear "massive impact" of £800m rail spending shortfall

Ministers today accused the Treasury of putting the development of Scotland's booming railways at risk by shortchanging them £800 million for future projects.
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