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Dundee JobCentre has halted benefits for 1 in 20 of Scots claimants

A single JobCentre is responsible for stopping benefits to one in 20 of all the claimants in Scotland who have been “sanctioned”

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Lorraine Kelly has put her Broughty Ferry home up for sale.

Lorraine Kelly Dundee home up for sale for £825,000

Want to own the property of one of Britain’s most popular television presenters? Now you can, for a under £1million.

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Harlow Edwards.

Mum of child killed by driver using phone warns pupils

The brave mother of tragic toddler Harlow Edwards killed by a driver using his phone has warned school children to never use their mobiles while driving.

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St Johnstone take on Stenhousemuir. Players at the Perth club are among the most loyal in Europe, a survey found. Picture: Alan Murray

St Johnstone players ‘among the most loyal in European football’

They have become known as a model of stability in Scottish football in recent years, combining top six finishes with fiscal rectitude.

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The "Book of Hours". Picture: V&A

Garter and pistol among items to be displayed at V&A museum

A 500-year-old prayer book, a Jacobite garter and a Highland pistol will get starring roles alongside a pair of “wellies” and Dennis the Menace in Dundee’s new V&A Museum of Design when it opens next year.

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Selwicks Bay. Picture: Yorkshire Post

Schoolchildren on field trip find body on beach

Pupils studying coastal erosion on a geography school field trip were shocked to find a man’s body on a beach.

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Doctor faces hearing for illegally supplying drugs

A doctor who was cleared of killing one of her friends faces being struck off after admitting illegally supplying drugs.

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Dundee Dialect is ‘as good as second language’, say researchers

To those from outside Dundee, the bakery order “twa pehs, a plehn bridie an’ an inyin in an’ a” (Two pies, a plain bridie and an onion one as well) might be mistaken for a foreign language.

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The attacker is understood to have been dressed like Jesus and the victim was wearing a jedi costumee. Picture: Creative Commons/Flickr

‘Jesus’ attacks man dressed as Jedi Knight in Dundee

Dundee police have launched a public appeal after a man wearing a Jedi Knight costume was assaulted during a Halloween night out.

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The incident took place at Webster's High School in Kirriemuir. Picture: Cascade News

Police disarm ‘knife-wielding’ schoolgirl in Angus

Police disarmed a knife-wielding schoolgirl aged 13 who threatened to kill a fellow pupil.

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Pitlochry, 1955. The Vale of Atholl pipe band leads the Tartan Queen and attendants through the streets during Tartan Week. Picture: TSPL

Place name of the week: Pitlochry - Baile Chloichridh

Like many names beginning with Pit- in Scotland, the English form derives from an older form than the Gaelic. The original Gaelic form was Peit Chloichridh ‘the stead of the stoney place’; this is the form from which the English version derives.

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‘Scotland’s coolest city’: Dundee named top global travel destination

An influential American newspaper has named Dundee in a list of the top 10 locations in the world to visit in 2018.

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Dundee Sheriff Court.

Jail for Dundee L-driver who fled scene after hitting teenager

A learner driver who sped through quiet streets before crashing into a teenage woman as she crossed the road, leaving her with life-threatening injuries, before fleeing the scene has been jailed for two years.

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McIntosh was jailed for murdering a woman in 2002

Murderer Robert McIntosh attacked Dundee woman on prison leave

The family of a woman subjected to a violent attack by a murderer on home leave from prison have demanded to know why the “sick individual” was allowed out of jail.

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No-deal Brexit would cost Scottish economy £30bn over 5 years

Almost £30 billion will be wiped off the Scottish economy in the five years after Brexit if the UK government fails to agree a deal with the European Union, new analysis has suggested.

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Charities have welcomed the breakthrough

Scots scientists to begin human testing Alzheimer's vaccine

Scientists in Scotland are to begin human testing of a vaccine that could help prevent Alzheimer’s and cure chronic disease like psoriasis.

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Colin Gillespie died in the Canary Islands. Picture: LinkedIn

Scottish worker dies after fall from ship in Gran Canaria

A Scottish oil worker has died after plunging from a ship in Gran Canaria.

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Flats at Nursery Road, Broughty Ferry. Picture: Google Maps

Man dead after ‘major incident’ at block of flats

A man has died and another is being questioned after a major incident at a block of flats in Dundee, police have said.

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Wraps come off Japanese architect's V&A Museum for Dundee

It has already been 10 years in the planning and has been no stranger to controversy, delays and budget problems.

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