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Dundee man’s death not due to “act or omission by police”

THE death of a man in Dundee hours after police spoke to him was not due to any “act or omission” by officers, a police watchdog has found.

Charcoalblue's projects include Perth Theatre. Picture: Contributed

Design firm opens Glasgow base on back of Scottish wins

A design consultancy that specialises on projects in the theatre sector has opened a Glasgow base to support a growing portfolio of work in Scotland.

Citylets boss Thomas Ashdown said the firm expects rental growth in all major urban areas 'with the exception of Aberdeen'. Picture: Contributed

Lettings market tipped for return to growth this year

Residential rentals are forecast to rise this year in the wake of an “uncharacteristic” dip at the end of 2016.

Markets Economy
Man who murdered and dismembered Montrose mother jailed for life

Man who murdered and dismembered Montrose mother jailed for life

A depraved murderer who dismembered a Montrose mother-of-three and hid her body parts in bins has been jailed for life.

Salmon fishing season opens on the River Tay. Picture: Lisa Ferguson/TSPL

‘Dry’ Tayside salmon river tributary reopens after 60 years

A MAJOR milestone in salmon conservation has been reavealed as the fishing season on the River Tay opened today.

News 3
Lord Smith of Kelvin urged Alliance Trust shareholders to approve its new investment approach. Picture: Neil Hanna

Alliance Trust reveals list of new investment managers

Wealth manager Alliance Trust has revealed the eight equity managers chosen to oversee its new investment strategy.

Financial 2
Colin Graham says the Thorntons chairman role comes at 'absolutely the right time'. Picture: Greg Macvean

Monday interview: Thorntons Solicitors chairman Colin Graham

Thorntons chairman’s destiny to return to City of Discovery as firm looks to build on deals

Podcasting has become popular with all ages as the technology required becomes cheaper and easier to use. Picture: JP Resell

From football to knitting: the rise of the Scottish podcast

It’s a format made popular by the likes of Ricky Gervais and Mark Kemode that competes with traditional radio programmes for listeners.

Tech 1
NESS chief executive Graham Findlay. Picture: Contributed

137-year-old charity NESS celebrates its best year ever

A 137-year-old north-east charity is looking forward to continued success after celebrating its best year ever.

DC Thomson's comic characters include Desperate Dan. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Publishing group DC Thomson in £20m dividends bonanza

Dundee-based newspaper and comics publisher DC Thomson paid out dividends of £19.8 million to its family owners last year despite a fall in profits, up from £19.2m in the previous 12 months.

Media & Leisure
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50 firefighters attend hotel fire in Pitlochry

More than 50 firefighters are tackling a fire at a hotel in Perthshire.

News 1
The Mars Training Ship for Homeless and Destitute Boys anchored in the River Tay with some of its young residents pictured in the foreground. PIC Contributed/The History Press.

The Dundee ship which housed and educated city’s destitute boys

The Mars Training Ship for Homeless and Destitute Boys became a familiar sight floating in the Tay with around 6,000 boys from all over Scotland sent to the vessel for training and correction.

The Oxford Farming Conference is being held next month. Picture: PA

Oxford opportunity for three budding farm leaders

Three Scots will be amongst a group of the UK’s top farmers to gain funding to attend the 2017 Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) – giving them the opportunity to rub shoulders with royalty, agri-business leaders, international politicians and entrepreneurial young farmers.

A similar episode of tyre-slashing was reported in the area over the weekend of December 17 and 18. Picture: Julie Bull

30 cars vandalised in second Montrose tyre-slashing spree

About 30 cars were targeted in a second spate of tyre-slashing which has caused thousands of pounds worth of damage in a small town.

�50 million was secured for Dundee waterfront investments. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Scottish Cities Alliance hails £100m boost to economy

The Scottish Cities Alliance (SCA) is celebrating bringing £100 million into the country’s economy in the past 18 months.

News 3
Wildlife experts have been stmped by the images. Picture: Ron Mitchell/Scottish Wildlife Trust/PA Wire

Incredible images show kingfisher ‘hanging fish out to dry’

Wildlife experts have been stumped by images that appear to show a kingfisher hanging sticklebacks out to dry.

FlyBe will suspend its flights between Dundee and Amsterdam in the new year. Picture: PA

Flybe to suspend Dundee-Amsterdam service in January

Airline Flybe is to suspend its flights between Dundee and Amsterdam in the new year.

Dundee & Tayside 2
Grampian Moorland Group gamekeepers prepare Christmas food parcels for delivery to vulnerable people in Grampian and Angus. Picture: Contributed

Vulnerable Scots sit down to festive feast of game

Some of Scotland’s most vulnerable people will be sitting down to Christmas dinners of venison, pheasant and woodcock this weekend, thanks to a special charity initiative.

Sex helps future offspring fight infection, according to Scottish scientists. Picture by Simon Tam/Flickr.

Scottish scientists explain why sex exists

Sex evolved to help future generations fight infection, according to new research.

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The police watchdog is investigating after a man's body was discovered days after officers were first alerted

Probe after man found dead days after police were alerted

The police watchdog is investigating after a man was found dead in a van days after officers were first alerted about concerns over the vehicle.

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