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Dundee & Tayside

Leading scientist suspended amid ‘research misconduct’ investigation

One of Scotland’s most decorated young scientists is under investigation for misconduct amid allegations he falsified and duplicated crucial research, a Scotland on Sunday investigation can reveal.

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Smokers are being sought for a health study on the effects of vaping. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Smokers sought for study on safety of e-cigarettes

Smokers in Tayside are being urged to take part in a major study to discover whether vaping is more healthy than traditional cigarettes.

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Man puts Saltire protest stickers on Tesco strawberries

A man has put saltire stickers on boxes of Tesco strawberries in a protest against the firm’s controversial decision to use the Union Jack.

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Converge Challenge director Olga Kozlova, centre, with Rebecca Pick of Strathclyde University and Edinburgh University's Richard Walker. Picture: Lesley Martin

Shortlist revealed for student entrepreneurs contest

Converge Challenge, the company-creation competition and start-up development programme, has revealed its 2016 shortlist, with nominees vying for a £150,000 prize fund.

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Study finds feedback to GPs reduces harm caused by side effects of drugs. Picture: Contributed

GP feedback could reduce ‘high risk’ prescribing

Regular reviews of how doctors give out prescription drugs could significantly lower the risk of dangerous side effects, a major study of Scottish GP practices has found.

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Sister Ellie, 7, Jordan and mum Angela. Picture: Cancer Research UK

Ex-Dundee United striker Jordan Moore fronts cancer campaign

Former Dundee United striker Jordan Moore who battled skin cancer twice has been chosen to launch Stand up to Cancer in Scotland.

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Swap your yoga mats for paddleboards with Scotland's newest fitness craze. Picture: Sattva Wellness

Introducing Scotland’s newest fitness craze - SUP Yoga

SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) yoga is the latest fitness and wellbeing trend to hit Scotland’s shores, with several new classes launching across the country, here’s why you should try it out.

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Gleneagles Hotel. Picture: Getty

Millionaire fined for racist rants in bar of Gleneagles Hotel

A millionaire businessman has been fined for racially abusing staff and tourists at Gleneagles Hotel because he was refused service in the bar.

Stefan Hutter was held in police custody after launching a vicious verbal tirade at several people because he had fallen out with others during a round of golf at the luxury resort.

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Brightsolid chief executive Richard Higgs. Picture: Jim Irvine

Data centre firm Brightsolid accredited by Dell

Brightsolid, the Dundee-based data centre operator, is poised for a boost in business after achieving “preferred partner” certification from IT giant Dell.

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The 60ft spherical structure known as the golf ball masks a sophisticated broadcast antenna. All pictures: Ben Cooper

Inside the Balado Bridge ‘golf ball’ spy base on sale for £1m

IT IS known locally as the golf ball - but this former military base once served a very serious purpose.

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Schools in Perthshire not at maximum capacity face closure. Picture: Steven Brown

Perthshire schools without maximum pupils could be closed down

Schools without the maximum number of pupils could be closed as part of a radical shake up of education services across Perthshire.

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3D image of Iron Age forts. Picture: Contributed

3D Visualisation of Iron Age forts to go on display in Dundee

DUNDEE will play host to a new exhibition that will transport visitors back in time to see what life looked like in an Iron Age hillfort on Dundee Law.

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Perth launches bid to be UK City of Culture 2021. Picture: Neil Hanna

Perth bids to be City of Culture 2021

PERTH has officially launched its bid to be UK City of Culture 2021.

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Mercat Tours in Edinburgh offer a ghoulish glimpse into the city's gory past. Picture: Julie Howden/TSPL.

Five terrifying ghost tours in Scotland

With its grim and gory history, Scotland is often said to be one of the most haunted countries on earth.

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An engineer surveys construction of the Tay Road Bridge. Picture: TSPL

Tay Road Bridge celebrates 50th anniversary

As with many monumental feats of modern British engineering, the Tay Road Bridge roared into life with the blessing of a royal.

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Andy Murray won gold in Rio. Picture: Getty

Official: Andy Murray is Scotland’s favourite celebrity

ANDY Murray has emerged as Scotland’s favourite celebrity, easily outstripping the likes of Sir Chris Hoy, JK Rowling and Sir Sean Connery.

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Lord Darnley recreation/ Picture; contributed

Student solves 250-year-old mystery of ‘Lord Darnley’ skull

AN ancient mystery involving one of the most notorious figures in Scottish history has been cracked by a 23-year-old student.

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Lassie the Osprey has begun her migration

Famous osprey takes flight for Africa migration

One of Scotland’s most famous ospreys has embarked on her 3,000 mile migration to Africa with her brood of three chicks expected to follow in the next two weeks.

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Ross Quinn died in crash in Ayrshire on Wednesday. Picture: PA

Third motocyclist killed on Scots roads in string of accidents

A third motorcyclist has died in the latest of a string of unconnected deaths on Scotland’s roads in recent days.

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