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Dead pigeons in walls close ward as hospital patients evacuated

Patients have been evacuated from a ward at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary – after dead pigeons were found behind the walls.

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Councils have dismissed the need for a review of Uber's operations in Scotland. Picture: Carl Court/Getty Images

Councils in Scotland dismiss need for review of Uber operations

Scottish councils have ruled out a review into the operational licence of controversial private hire firm Uber, despite transport bosses in London announcing the taxi-hailing app would not have its permission to work in the city renewed when it expires at the end of the month.

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The explosion was reported at Parson's Green tube station in London. Picture: Wikicommons

Parsons Green terror attack: Ahmed Hassan charged with attempted murder

An 18-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder and possessing explosives over the Parsons Green Tube terrorist attack.

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Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson (L) and Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond leave after a Cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street in central London, on September 21, 2017.  British ministers put on a show of unity as they met on the eve of Prime Minister Theresa May's major speech on Brexit, which has been overshadowed by cabinet divisions. / AFP PHOTO / Chris J RatcliffeCHRIS J RATCLIFFE/AFP/Getty Images

Tories split over Brexit as EU warns of ‘major uncertainty’

Theresa May will today propose a transitional deal with the EU of up to two years and make an “open and generous” offer on the divorce bill, potentially worth €20 billion (£17.6bn) over the two years.

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Yahyah Farroukh  - this photo was alleged to have been taken on the ferry from Wemyss Bay to Rothesay.

Man arrested in connection with Parsons Green attack released

A 21-year-old man with connections to Scotland, who was arrested in connection with the bomb attack on a tube train in London, has been released without charge.

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Co-op Bank will formally end its relationship with the Co-op Group in 2020. Picture: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Co-op Group sells final 1% stake in troubled Co-op Bank

The Co-operative Group has revealed it no longer holds any stake in the troubled Co-op Bank after offloading its 1 per cent holding.

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Kieran Tierney and James Tavernier battle for possession in an Old Firm match. Picture: John Devlin

Alastair Campbell recalls plan for Old Firm ‘peace process’ game

Former Labour spin doctor Alastair Campbell has revealed that he once suggested Rangers and Celtic take part in a friendly wearing the other team’s shirts - in a bid to boost the Northern Ireland peace process.

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Mitie said the jobs are set to go from its 53,000-strong workforce by the end of its financial year in March. Picture: Ed Robinson/OneRedEye/PA Wire

Unions seek talks with Mitie over plans to axe 480 jobs

Union leaders are seeking an urgent meeting with management at Mitie after the outsourcing group announced around 480 jobs are being axed as part of its turnaround plan.

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Some passengers on re-booked Ryanair flights were forced to pay again for extras they'd paid for on their original flight. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Ryanair passengers who re-booked flights pay again for extras

Some Ryanair passengers who re-booked flights after the airline announced mass cancellations have reported having to pay again if they had chosen to pick seats or take hold luggage.

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Internet companies are being given one month to show they are taking serious action to limit terrorist propaganda online. Picture: PA

Internet companies given month to tackle online extremism

Internet companies are being given one month to show they are taking serious action to limit the availability of terrorist propaganda online.

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The rise in retail sales was far higher than expected. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Shoppers shrug off price rises to drive sales higher

UK retail sales jumped in August as shoppers continued to spend despite strong price rises.

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Officers search a property in Newport, Wales following the arrest of two suspects in the Parsons Green incident. Picture: Getty Images

Parsons Green: Police arrest two more suspects in Wales

Police investigating the Parsons Green terrorist attack have arrested two more men.

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Liberal Democrats leader Sir Vince Cable is congratulated by Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie after making his keynote speech at his party's annual conference at the Bournemouth International Centre. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday September 19, 2017. See PA story POLITICS LibDems. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Lib Dem leader Vince Cable hits ‘oligarchs’ to move past Brexit

The Liberal Democrats will not be a single-issue anti-Brexit party, Sir Vince Cable has said in a conference speech promising to tackle inequality with bold new policies including property taxes on second homes and foreign buyers.

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David Coulthard in the advert.

David Coulthard ad banned for encouraging dangerous driving

A TV advert for a safer driving app featuring former Formula One ace David Coulthard has been banned for encouraging dangerous driving.

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Less than half of young teens are playing outdoors. Picture: Fife photo agency.

Less than half of young teens play outdoors, survey shows

The number of young teenagers who play outside has dropped dramatically according to a new survey which suggests the youngsters of today are far more sedentary than their parents were at the same age.

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Livingston Sheriff Court.

Boy in court over West Lothian school knife slashing

A teenage boy has appeared in court accused of slashing a pupil at a West Lothian secondary school.

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Police at a junction of the M1 after they closed the motorway. Picture: Harry Hubbard/PA Wire

M1 motorway shut for six hours due to ‘suspicious object’

Frustrated travellers played football, frisbee and touch rugby on the M1 after police closed the motorway for more than six hours because of what appeared to be a black bin liner.

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More and more people are not dressing appropriately for the climb. Picture: Nathan French

Mountain rescuers criticise man who scaled Snowdon in pants

Mountain rescue volunteers have urged climbers to take Mount Snowdon seriously after a man was treated for hypothermia while climbing the peak for charity in just a pair of pants.

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Lidl racked up a 19.2% jump in sales. Picture: Jane Barlow

Lidl retains crown as fastest-growing supermarket chain

German discounter Lidl is once again the UK’s fastest-growing supermarket with a record market share of 5.3 per cent, latest industry figures show.

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