Dundee & Tayside

Dundee & Tayside

New Scots Tory MP admits she didn’t vote in EU referendum

One of 12 new Scottish Conservative MPs returned at June’s snap general election has admitted she did not vote in the 2016 EU referendum, despite predicting a Remain victory.

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The case was heard at the High Court. Picture; Ian Georgeson

Man jailed for double killing at family vigil for teenager

A man has been jailed for life after being convicted of murdering a woman and killing a man following a wake for a tragic teenager.

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Bethany Haines and her father David.

Abusive partner of David Haines' daughter defaced scrapbook she kept of father

The daughter of a British aid worker murdered by Islamic State (IS) terrorists was left "scared and belittled" by her controlling partner who defaced a scrapbook she kept to remember her father, a court has heard.

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Ineos chairman Jim Ratcliffe wants to create a rugged and 'cool' vehicle. Picture: Ineos/PA Wire

Ineos tycoon Jim Ratcliffe seeks UK subsidy for new 4x4

Chemicals giant Ineos has had interest from European countries to build its new 4x4 vehicle.

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Ninewells Hospital. Picture: Contributed.

Nurse loses legal action over parking fines at hospital

A nurse who racked up 15 parking fines because she worked beyond the end of her shift has lost a landmark legal case against hospital car park operators.

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Alex Salmond will speak at the event, being run by the University of Dundee's Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law & Policy. Picture: John Devlin

Alex Salmond named keynote speaker at renewables event

Former First Minister Alex Salmond has been confirmed as the keynote speaker at a major conference in Scotland looking at the impact on the renewable energy industry following Brexit.

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The odeon cinema in Dundee. Picture: Harry Rigby/Wikimedia commons

14-year-old attacked by man at ‘It’ screening in Dundee

Police in Tayside are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a man assaulted a teenager during a screening of horror film ‘It’ at a cinema in Dundee.

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Police were called to reports of a big cat in Forfar. Picture: John Devlin

Police in Angus respond to reports of ‘big cat’

A police probe was launched at the weekend after officers were alerted to reports of a mysterious big cat roaming around Angus.

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Blair Drummond appeals for names for new meerkats

Want to meet the latest meerkat arrivals at Blair Drummond? Then suggest to their keepers what they should be called. Simples.

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Dundee passenger brings trolley on to bus. Picture: Xplore Dundee

Bus company warning after Dundee man brings on shopping trolley

A bus company has warned passengers that they are not allowed to bring shopping trolleys on board with them after an incident in Dundee earlier in the week.

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The blaze destroyed the historic Lochee parish church in Dundee. Picture: John Devlin

Three teens charged over fire at disused Dundee church

Three teenage boys have been charged in connection with a fire at a church.

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Undated Police Scotland handout picture of violent sex offender Brian McTaggart

Serial abuser raped woman more than 900 times

A man who raped a woman more than 900 times has finally been brought to justice.

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Corporal Jon Ward after completing his 80th marathon in Perth. Picture: Contributed

Corporal’s 100 marathon effort for RAF welfare charity

AN air force corporal aiming to do 100 marathons to raise cash for the RAF’s leading welfare charity has now completed number 80 in Perth.

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Steve Bruce, general manager of GA Sliding Head. Picture: Contributed

Dundee manufacturer GA Sliding Head looks to double sales

A Dundee-based manufacturer is set to increase sales to £2.6 million in its financial year to April, up from £2.35m in the previous 12 months, after announcing a £300,000 investment to boost its machining capability.

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Rail services between Glasgow and Dundee will be impacted by engineering works. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Glasgow-Dundee rail journeys to be disrupted until May 2018

Passengers travelling between Glasgow and Dundee are being warned to expect disruption to rail services until May next year.

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Ryan Devaney appeared at High Court on Royal Mile. Picture: Greg Macvean

Man accused of attempted murder of 11-month-old baby on trial

A man has gone on trial accused of the attempted murder of an 11-month-old baby boy.

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Tommy McKay receiving his Goal of the Month  award with Ray McKinnon. Picture: SNS

Dundee United launch amputee football team

It promises to be the country’s newest sporting rivalry, pitting eleven against eleven for the all important bragging rights.

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Scotland gifted replica ‘Terracotta Warriors” from China

Scotland gifted replica ‘Terracotta Warriors” from China

Stirling Castle will play host to two replicas of China’s legendary Terraccotta Warriors to help celebrate the country’s Year of History, Heritage, and Archaeology.

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Four men have been charged after police recovered heroin and cannabis. Picture: TSPL

Four charged after £152,000 drugs seizure in Dundee

Four men have been charged after police recovered heroin and cannabis worth £152,000.

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From left: Matthew Leith, Euan Donnelly and Charlotte Laing. Picture: Contributed

Entrepreneurial Scotland’s Saltire Scholars head for Canada

Entrepreneurial Scotland said its Saltire Scholar Internship Programme has placed a group of students with host companies in Canada for the first time thanks to a new visa partnership.

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