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Glasgow & Strathclyde

Glasgow’s Macfarlane Group to expand reach in England

Scottish packaging group Macfarlane Group has raised £5.8 million from shareholders in an oversubscribed placing to fund its third takeover deal within four months.

Companies
The Air Transat A310 was due to depart Glasgow for Toronto. File picture: Wiki Commons

‘Drunk on duty’ Canadian pilots released on bail

Two Canadian pilots charged with being drunk as they prepared to fly a passenger jet from Scotland to Toronto have been granted bail on condition they surrender their passports.

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Driver tells how bus became ‘like a boat’ during Storm Frank

Driver tells how bus became ‘like a boat’ during Storm Frank

A driver whose bus got stuck in flood water during Storm Frank and whose passengers had to be airlifted to safety has said the bus became an out-of-control boat as it filled with water.

Transport
Picture: Janey Godley

Janey Godley on diffusing a bus station flashpoint with a simple hug

People were scared, he was screaming at strangers in the bus station. How I met Daniel

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George Square in Glasgow, between 1890 and 1900. Picture: Wiki Commons

16 amazing colourised images of Scotland in the 1890s

These black and white photographs have been digitally altered to ‘colourise’ them - offering a glimpse of what 19th century Scotland looked like in colour.

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Mr Scotland Michael O'Hanlon died at the scene. Picture: SWNS

Man arrested after Mr Scotland bodybuilder found stabbed

A man has been arrested following the death of a bodybuilder who recently won the Mr Scotland title.

News

Glasgow Queen street tunnel to reopen early

Glasgow Queen Street station tunnel is to reopen one day earlier than planned, ScotRail has confirmed.

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Commonwealth Games volunteers and team at athletes training ground in Montserrat. Left to right: Jan Grunberg, Valerie Samuels, Mary Barber, Arlen Skerritt,Maureen Whittaker, Wilston Scotland, Clara Pankhurst and Lester Ryan. Picture: Clara Pankhurst

Commonwealth Games volunteers reunite with Caribbean athletes

COMMONWEALTH Games volunteers have travelled 4,000 miles to the tiny Caribbean island of Montserrat to be reunited with the athletes they looked after in 2014.

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Mike Buchan says the needs of office occupiers are changing. Picture: Contributed

Mike Buchan: What makes a good office?

This may seem a dry subject, but I suspect most people reading this article will be doing so at their desk or travelling to or from their workplace.

Management
A rescue boat had to be dispatched after two jet skis collided on Loch Lomond. Picture: Getty

Man in serious condition after jet ski crash on Loch Lomond

A man is in a serious condition in hospital after two jet skis collided on Loch Lomond.

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Gourock is one of only two outdoor salt water swimming pools left in Scotland. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

Outdoor swimming remains a way of life for many Scots

TAKING a dip at a lido built next to the North Sea may sound more like torture than fun for less adventurous swimmers.

Heritage
The legacy of the 2014 Games continues with funding to five groups. Picture: Michael Gillen/JP

Commonwealth Games legacy funding shared among five groups

FIVE groups are to share in almost £750,000 of Commonwealth Games legacy funding in a bid to encourage Scots to become more physically active.

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M&D's rollercoaster ride re-opens after accident. Picture: John Devlin

Lanarkshire’s M&D’s theme park reopens after rollercoaster crash

M&D’s theme park has reopened almost a month after a rollercoaster crash that left 10 people in hospital.

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'Green Room', by John Maher, shows an abandoned croft on North Uist

Exhibition explores abandoned crofts on Outer Hebrides

A NEW photographic exhibition offers a unique insight into a number of abandoned crofts on the Outer Hebrides.

Art
The Air Transat A310 was due to depart Glasgow for Toronto. File picture: Wiki Commons

Airline suspends pilots charged with being drunk on Glasgow flight

TWO Canadian pilots held in custody after being charged with being drunk as they prepared to fly a passenger jet from Scotland to Toronto have been suspended by their airline.

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James Richardson who died after going missing following T in the Park. Picture: Supplied

Family tribute to man found dead after T in the Park

A MAN who died after going missing on his way home from T in the Park has been described as a loving husband and father who will “never be forgotten”.

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Plans for the Westfield retail park in Cumbernauld have been approved. Picture: Contributed

Planners give green light to Cumbernauld retail park

North Lanarkshire Council’s planning committee has approved plans for a £25 million retail park on the outskirts of Cumbernauld.

Retail
Search chief executive Grahame Caswell. Picture: Contributed

Record numbers stack up for jobs consultancy Search

Search Consultancy Group, the recruitment specialist founded in Glasgow, today delivered the strongest financial results in its near-30 year history.

Companies
The Scotland squad trains at Hampden before travelling to Bosnia for a qualifying match in September 1999. It was on this trip a group of fans first met the inspiration behind the Sunshine Appeal. Picture: Sandy Young/TSPL

Tartan Army helps spread a little Sunshine around the world

IT BEGAN as a simple fundraiser among a small group of Scotland supporters to help a child victim of the Bosnian war pay for a prosthetic limb.

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A body has been recovered from the River Clyde after a car plunged into the water: Picture: John Devlin

Body found after car plunges into River Clyde

A body has been recovered after a car crashed into the River Clyde near the Braehead shopping centre.

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