Breaking news, Thursday 14 March
LATEST: Aberdeen councillor Muriel Jaffrey quits her post on the council’s licensing board after she apparently slept during a vote.
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1:45pm: The new advert from Irn-Bru is here, and it takes on the Scots-English divide. Watch it here.
12:00pm: A holiday jet which had been evacuated when smoke filled its cabin at Glasgow airport had to be diverted during a flight the following day after pilots felt dizzy, investigators reported today.
11:45am: The devastated family of a climber who plunged to his death at Glencoe have spoken of how he died “doing what he loved” - and saved the lives of his four companions through his “courage and skill”.
11:40am: Aberdeen manager Craig Brown will step down from his role at the end of the season.
11:25am: An eight-year-old from Bristol spent nearly £1,000 in just over two months buying add-ons for an iPad game based on TV cartoon The Simpsons.
11:15am: A team of graduates employed by an Aberdeen-based oil giant have raised an astonishing £75,000 for charity in just 28 days in a business competition.
10:25am: A Dundee pensioner is recovering in hospital after falling four feet through a rotten floor into the basement of her home.
09:49am: China’s new leader Xi Jinping is capping his rise by adding the largely ceremonial title of president in an expected vote on Thursday by the rubberstamp national legislature.
08:30am: The number of birds of prey poisoned in Scotland last year fell “significantly”, environment minister Paul Wheelhouse has said.
Three birds - two buzzards and a golden eagle - were poisoned illegally in 2012, down from 16 incidents the previous year.
08:00am: The funeral of Perth woman Yvonne Rennie who was killed in the Egyptian hot air balloon disaster will be held today
On this day 1891: the first subsea telephone lines were laid across the English Channel
On this day 2012: Perth became Scotland’s seventh city after winning a UK competition marking the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee
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