Glasgow & Strathclyde

Glasgow & Strathclyde

Man Booker Prize goes to US author for first time as Scots crime writer misses out

A Scottish novelist has lost out on Britain’s most prestigious literary prize - to the first ever American winner.
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Ronnie Coulter was convicted of murdering  Surjit Singh Chhokar. Picture: John Devlin

Judges backed Chhokar trial on evidence of killer’s boast

Judges agreed to set aside the 1999 acquittal of the man later convicted of the murder of Surjit Singh Chhokar after hearing new evidence he had bragged about “getting away” with his crime.

An early Bronze Age axe head - one of three found by metal detectorist Derek McLennan. It is thought the find is around 4,000 years old. PIC Contributed.

4,000-year-old Bronze Age axe heads found in Argyll

Three Bronze Age axe heads thought to be around 4,000-year-old have been found in Argyll by one of Scotland’s most successful metal detectorists.

Ex-Rangers player Fernando Rickson, who now has MND. Picture: Donald MacLeod

Rangers star Fernando Ricksen’s MND battle to be screened

A DOCUMENTARY has been made on ex-Rangers player Fernando Ricksen’s battle with Motor Neurone Disease.

Gil Heron played for Celtic in 1951. Picture: Hulton Archive

Rap pioneer’s father was a Celtic hero and club’s first black footballer

THE STORY of legendary jazz musician Gil Scott-Heron’s father is a remarkable one.

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Drivers warned of major disruption as M74 closure confirmed

Drivers were today warned of major delays around Glasgow after a weekend closure of a stretch of the M74 was confirmed by Transport Scotland.

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Robertson's contract included the renovation of GCU's Hamish Wood building. Picture: Peter Devlin

Robertson completes £20m project for Glasgow Caledonian

Construction group Robertson has completed a £20 million contract as part of a major redevelopment project at Glasgow Caledonian University.

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Graeme Macrae Burnet is in the running for the Man Booker Prize with his second novel.

Scotland's Man Booker contender speaks out over library cuts

Scotland’s contender for the Man Booker Prize has called for the nation’s libraries to be protected from closure and cutbacks.

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Car driven at police officers in Glasgow murder attempt

Two police officers are in hospital with serious injuries after a car was deliberately driven at them in a hit-and-run attack being treated as attempted murder.

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Students have faced major upheaval since a fire at Glasgow School of Art's Mackintosh building.

Glasgow School of Art faces student revolt

Students at the Glasgow School of Art are to stage a one-day boycott of their students and a public protest about the way the world-famous institution is being run.
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James Jefferson (left) of Equator and Mark Muir of Digital Meetups will host the one-day conference at the SWG3 in Glasgow. Picture: Contributed

Techaus digital festival to be launched in Glasgow

The founders of a popular Glasgow networking event for those working in digital industries are set to launch a new tech festival.


Video: Celtic and Rangers fan clash in street brawl

A violent brawl between Celtic and Rangers fans following Sunday’s League Cup clash has emerged online.

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Police are appealing for witnesses

Bottle attack on 11 year-old Rangers fan “abhorrent”

A bottle attack on an 11-year-old boy walking to the latest Old Firm match has been described as “abhorrent”.

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The Burrell Collection in Glasgow will close for several years.

Burrell Collection set to close till 2020 in major refurbishment

A leading museum is celebrating the final weekend before it closes for several years for a multimillion pound refurbishment with a host of activities

Glasgow & Strathclyde
Celtic and Rangers fans during previous Old Firm game. Picture: SNS

16-year-old arrested in connection with Old Firm disorder

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with disorder at an Old Firm match.

Glasgow & Strathclyde
Eight-year-old Eilidh Gammons recently won seven Highland dancing championships in  just 17 days. Picture: SWNS

Scots 8-year-old takes Highland Dancing world by storm

An eight-year-old girl is being hailed a prodigy in the world of Highland Dancing after winning a remarkable 17 championships this year alone.

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Frank McAveety, leader of Glasgow City Council, says the Holyrood should devolve more power to the city. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

Glasgow leader calls for devolution of powers from Holyrood

More powers should be devolved to Glasgow from Holyrood in order to transform its economy, the leader of the city council has said.

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Glasgow residents ‘least friendly’ on Facebook

It’s known as the friendly city, but those living in Glasgow are least likely to share stories or ‘like’ comments on Facebook, according to research on the habits of Scottish social media users.

The Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre project is due for completion in 2019. Picture: Contributed

AECC developer Henry Boot rides out ‘uncertain’ market

The property company behind Aberdeen’s new £333 million conference centre is eyeing a strong end to the year despite tough conditions facing the construction sector.

Edinburgh's Waverley Station. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor / J P License

ScotRail admits service ‘not good enough’

ScotRail has admitted its performance “isn’t good enough” after the reliability of train services fell below target.

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