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Dundee & Tayside

Man who choked partner and then texted her son jailed

A man who choked his lover to death and then texted her young son pretending she was still alive has been jailed for six years.

News
Chris Law and his Spirit of Independence Green Goddess fore engine. Picture: TSPL

SNP MP Chris Law refuses to resign party whip

The SNP MP Chris Law has refused to resign the party whip despite a police investigation being launched into his financial dealings.

Politics 113
Kaitlin McIntosh has not been seen since 11.15pm on Wednesday.

Missing girl Kaitlin McIntosh found safe and well

A vulnerable 13-year-old girl who disappeared in Dundee has been found safe.

Dundee & Tayside
MacRoberts, headed by John Macmillan, declined to comment on a possible tie-up with Morton Fraser. Picture: Contributed

MacRoberts and Morton Fraser ‘in merger talks’

Two Scottish law firms are believed to be in merger talks for a potential combination that would be the sixth-largest by revenue in Scotland.

Law 1
The late Michael Marra will be honoured four years after his death.

Singer Michael Marra to be honoured in his home city four years after he died

The late Michael Marra, one of Scotland’s leading singer-songwriters of modern times, is to get a major music industry honour - four years after he passed away.
Lifestyle
An image of what Dundee's V&A museum will look like when it opens in 2018.

Dundee's V&A to become a work of art two years before it opens

Dundee's new V&A museum is set to be turned into a glow-in-the-dark work of art - two years before the waterfront attraction opens its doors to the public.

Art 1
A cyclist tries out a new cycle path in George Street, Edinburgh. Picture: Toby Williams/JP Resell

Which Scottish city will be the most cycle-friendly by 2020?

With the latest figures showing cycling rates have fallen, there is a growing demand for Scotland’s cities to make themselves more bike-friendly.

Transport 13
The Old Village of Lawers is said to be haunted

Haunted ruined village up for sale for offers over £100,000

A ruined Highlands village reportedly haunted by a soothsayer former resident who predicted the coming of the railways is up for sale.

People & Places
Researchers Dr Aidan Rose and Dr Gareth Inman. Picture: Contributed

Scots medical researchers make skin cancer ‘breakthrough’

The rise in skin cancer diagnoses in Scotland over the past 20 years has led researchers to uncover a common underlying cause in one of the most widespread forms of the disease.

Tech
Alex Ritchie spent 19 months in Arctic - much of it living with Inuits as she struggled to get home to Scotland. PIC Ritchie family/Maggie Law Museum.

The extraordinary story of the Dundee whaler who joined the Inuits

The family of Alex Ritchie have released the manuscript of the whaler who left Dundee, bound for the Arctic, on the ship called Snowdrop.

News
Police closed one of the southbound lanes. Picture: John Devlin

Man dies after A90 crash

A man has died after a crash on the A90 north of Forfar this morning.

News
Robert Spink with some of his smokies (kippers) at Arbroath harbour. Picture: Robert Perry

Warning Brexit could spell disaster for Arbroath Smokies

BREXIT could spell disaster for famous Scottish products such as Arbroath smokies and Stornoway black pudding, according to former cabinet secretary for rural affairs, food and environment Richard Lochhead.

Politics 39
Calum Ferguson at the beach on his rehab cycling machine. Picture: Contributed

Dunblane MND sufferer raises £100,000 for charity

A SCOTS sufferer of Motor Neurone Disease has reached an outstanding fundraising target of £100,000 by cycling 5,000km on his rehab machine.

News
Leah Hutcheon of Appointedd. PIC Chris Watt.

Who are Scotland’s top 10 digital disruptors?

Craig McGill of PwC looks at the Scots who have rewritten the rules - and are changing the way we work, live and play

News 1
Beth Lamont in her studio. Picture: Isabel McCabe.

What’s knot to like?

Edinburgh-based designer maker Beth Lamont is carefully packing up her ceramics to head for London as one of the Scottish designers who will showcase their work in Northern Lights, the V&A Dundee’s show at the London Design Festival this month.

News
Smiggle aims to have 200 UK stores by 2019. Picture: Contributed

Stationery brand Smiggle pencils in Scots expansion

Smiggle, the Australian brand that designs colourful stationery for children, is planning to expand its presence in Scotland after reporting a jump in annual sales.

Retail
Perth-based agency Volpa says it is "excited" to havecontinued to grow its client base.

Dundee heritage charity appoints Perth PR firm

The charity set up to focus on Dundee’s industrial past has appointed Perth-based marketing and PR agency Volpa to drive awareness of its work, notably planned restorative work on RRS Discovery and 20 years of the Verdant Works Jute Museum.
Dundee & Tayside
Space Solutions director of strategy Derek Binnie, left, with managing director Steve Judge. Picture: Stewart Attwood

Space Solutions eyeing acquisitions as sales hold firm

Workplace design specialist Space Solutions is closing in on acquisitions to drive growth following a year in which the firm held its own against the downturn in the North-east of Scotland.

Companies
From left: Make It Social chief Eddie Robb, Talking Medicines co-founder Jo Halliday and Steve Ewing of Informatics Ventures. 
Picture: Stewart Attwood

Scottish start-ups head for London investor event

Ten start-ups from across Scotland have been chosen to pitch at a European investor showcase in London.

Tech 3
Burness Paull partner Callum Sinclair, left, with Elevator chief executive Gary McEwan. Picture: Contributed

Business growth agency Elevator adds two partners

Social enterprise agency Elevator, which helps to facilitate the growth of start-ups and existing companies across Grampian and Tayside, has struck up two new strategic partnerships.

Management
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