Zara Tindall gives birth to baby girl

Zara and Mike Tindall have welcomed a baby girl, Buckingham Palace has announced.

Beaches could be busy as people embrace the heatwave.

Scotland’s Weather: Country set for mini-heatwave next week

Scotland will once again be basking in glorious Summer sunshine as early as next week, the Met Office revealed earlier today.

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Revealed: How much petrol stations are ‘overcharging’ drivers at pumps

Revealed: How much petrol stations are ‘overcharging’ drivers at pumps

Petrol stations are overcharging drivers by a minimum of £2.50 per tank, a new report has found.

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Newsnight presenter Kirsty Wark. Picture: Robert Perry

Kirsty Wark tipped to take over from David Dimbleby on Question Time

Kirsty Wark has emerged as favourite to present BBC’s Question Time after David Dimbleby announced he will stand down from the role at the end of the year.

Politics 8
An inflatable park in England. Picture: Geograph

New ‘urban aqua park’ to open in Dundee

Scotland’s first ‘aqua park’ is set to open in Dundee as the city’s five-star water attraction at Victoria dock expands to provide more activities for thrill-seekers.

Dundee & Tayside

New Rangers signing Nikola Katic tipped to be next Lovren

New Rangers signing Nikola Katic has been tipped to challenge Dejan Lovren for a place in the heart of Croatia’s defence in the coming years.

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Glasgow School of Art engulfed in flames for a second time

Glasgow School of Art has gone up in flames for the second time in four years, last night.

Glasgow & Strathclyde 153
Debbie Rafferty and her son. Picture: SWNS

Mum who adopted baby to save him ‘devastated’ as he’s denied passport

A woman who adopted a baby to save his life has been left devastated following an unsuccessful three-year battle with officials to get a British passport for her son.

Aberdeen & North East
Niall Iain Macdonald. Picture: Contributed

Isle of Lewis rower’s attempt to cross Atlantic ended by storm

A Scottish rower attempting to cross the Atlantic has been rescued from his boat, after his cabin was swamped and his systems started to fail during heavy seas.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
Troops on the operation. Picture: Georgina Stubbs/PA Wire

UK troops join 19 nations for exercise an hour from World Cup venue

British troops have taken part in a dramatic display of force in a corridor of land considered to be one of the most vulnerable in the Baltic region, just an hour from a Russian region which is hosting games at the World Cup.

World 1

Ancient Ice Age rock formation toppled by vandals

An ancient stone landmark dating back to the last Ice Age has been ruined by youths in an act of ‘mindless destruction.’

A thief has stolen eggs from a golden eagle nest in the Highlands. Picture: PA

Eggs stolen from golden eagle nest in the Highlands

A thief has stolen eggs from a golden eagle nest in the Highlands.

Janet Archer, Chief Executive Officer of Creative Scotland. Picture: Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament

Creative Scotland must address ‘strategic failings’, says Holyrood Committee

Creative Scotland decision-making on funding fell well below the standard expected of a public body, a Holyrood inquiry has concluded.

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Scots urged to support a William Wallace Day

An Edinburgh tourist attraction is to launch a campaign to introduce a new national holiday to William Wallace.

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The satellite image. Picture: NEODAAS/University of Dundee'

Scotland’s Weather: Satellite image shows impact of Storm Hector

A satellite image released by academics in Dundee has shown the full impact of Storm Hector as winds and rain continue to batter vast swathes of Scotland.

The sculpture. Picture: Change.Org

Fury as blacksmith ordered to remove saltire sculpture

A blacksmith has been ordered to remove his patriotic sculpture of a silver figure clutching onto a St Andrew’s cross flag.

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Scotland’s weather: Storm Hector to bring 70mph winds and heavy rain

Scotland faces a day of disruption as Storm Hector sweeps in from the Atlantic with gales of up to 70mph.

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Robbie Williams and his wife Ayda Field are reported to join The X Factor as judges. Picture: PA Wire

Robbie Williams and wife to join X Factor judging panel

Robbie Williams and his American actress wife will join The X Factor as judges, according to reports.

Lifestyle 1
Newly opened pontoon to improve access to tourist hotspot Balmaha

Newly opened pontoon to improve access to tourist hotspot Balmaha

The idyllic setting of Balmaha on the banks of Loch Lomond will be more accessible to visitors after a new pontoon built by a local business was formally opened.

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A song by Glaswegian Lonnie Donegan is being billed as England's 'secret weapon' for the World Cup in Russia

Old Scottish song billed as England’s World Cup ‘secret weapon’

A 53-year-old song written by a Scot has been promoted as England’s “secret weapon” for the World Cup.

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