Dundee & Tayside

Dundee & Tayside

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.

Transport
'There is a real buzz within the firm,' said Thorntons joint managing partner Craig Nicol. Picture: Contributed

Law firm Thorntons targets further growth in Edinburgh

Tayside-headquartered legal firm Thorntons has outlined plans to further grow its footprint in Edinburgh as fee income from the capital operation spirals well into seven figures.

Law
Perth Royal Infirmary. Picture: Wikicommons

Woman with brain aneurysm died after being sent home from hospital

A health board has been told to apologise for sending a patient with a suspected brain aneurysm home, telling her she had muscle pain, after which she collapsed and died.

News 5
Developer 4J Studios, behind the Minecraft console games, has a base in Dundee. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Martin Flanagan: Dundee’s game for the digital challenge

More evidence today that down-with-the-kids Dundee continues to leave its historical roots of jam, jute and journalism firmly in the rear-view mirror.

Tech 1
Philanthropist Garreth Wood opens the newest Boozy Cow in Dundee. Picture: Alan Richardson

Charity restaurant Boozy Cow makes moo-ves into Dundee

GENEROUS restaurant group that donates all its profits to good causes has opened its fourth venue and increased the number of charities it is supporting.

News
T in the Park boss Geoff Ellis says fans are no longer happy to "rough it" at music festivals.

T in the Park chief: music festivals have changed forever

For more than two decades it was a fixture of the summer calendar, with tens of thousands of Scots flocking to the nation’s biggest live music event.
Music 7
One killed in three-vehicle smash on A9

One killed in three-vehicle smash on A9

One person has been killed in a collision involving three vehicles on the A9.

Dundee & Tayside
The gang stole 550,000 pounds in the heists. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Scottish gang jailed for 92 years for £550k ATM heists

A gang of seven men that caused explosions at cash machines around the country has been jailed for a total of 92 years.

News
A new study aims to discover how many beavers are living wild around Tayside in a population that is thought to have sprung from animals that escaped or were illegally released from captivity

Study begins to count ‘unofficial’ beaver population in Tayside

Scientists are beginning a new study to accurately establish how many ‘rogue’ beavers are currently living in the wild around Loch Tay.

Environment
Some properties are in need of rennovation. Picture: Zoopla

The cheapest homes on the market in Scotland right now

15 Scottish homes for less that £40,000, and the cheapest is £9,000

News 10
Capture Mobilitys roadside  turbine turns turbulence from passing vehicles into energy

Roadside revolution in ‘green’ energy

Roadside mini wind turbines will both generate power and absorb pollution under plans by a Scottish-based entrepreneur.

Transport 7
Jockey Derek Fox and trainer Lucinda Russell celebrate with the trophy after winning the Randox Health Grand National.

Scottish racehorse One For Arthur wins Grand National

Scotland has secured only its second ever winner in the Grand National after 14-1 shot One For Arthur claimed victory.

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The Beano, published by DC Thomson, is one of Dundee's most recognisble exports. Picture: TSPL

Beano boss appointed new global ambassador for Dundee

It’s one of the most famous products of the City of Discovery, a link between its rich printing heritage and its digital future.

Tech 3
The refurbished 40-year-old trains are due to be introduced by ScotRail from summer 2018. Picture: Rail Engineer

Anger at bike space cut on ScotRail's new long-distance trains

ScotRail is planning to halve the number of cycle spaces for passengers using intermediate stations on a new fleet of long-distance trains.
Transport 13
Edinburgh accounted for nearly half of Scottish councils' surpluses from parking fees and penalty tickets

Scottish councils rake in £40m a year from parking fee ‘profits’

Scotland’s three largest city councils made a combined profit of £37 million from parking last year, the RAC Foundation revealed today.

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Bonnie Prince Charlie’s HQ secured in cut-price deal

Plans to turn the Scottish headquarters of Bonnie Prince Charlie into a major new visitor attraction have reached a major milestone after the 17th Century mansion was secured in a community buyout at a knock down price.

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The University of Dundee.  PICTURE: Jane Barlow

Dundee is best ‘young’ UK university on global list

Dundee University has scooped first place among UK universities on a list of the world’s top “young” universities.

Education 7
Scientists at the University of Aberdeen are to use drones  to identify fruit fly activity in Scotland's soft fruit crops.

Drones to protect Scotland’s soft crops from fruit flies

Drones are the latest weapon to be used to tackle fruit flies that can cause catastrophic damage to Scotland’s fruit crops.

Environment 1
Carly Mackie from Dundee  wrongly believed she was entitled to park her Mini on the spot in front of her family's garage near their home. Picture: SWNS

Woman ordered to pay £24,500 of private parking fines

A woman who ignored more than 200 parking tickets has been ordered to pay almost £25,000 in unpaid fines from a private company.

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The RRS Discovery in Dundee.. Picture: Robert Perry

Brian Ferguson: Why Dundee should be named culture capital

I ended up in memory lane again last week, after being asked to speak to a group of Scottish student journalists.

Opinion 4
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