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DPD drivers walk out before Christmas over contract dispute

Customers could face an anxious wait for presents to arrive on time after delivery staff from DPD walked out after a row over pay.

Retail
Stuart McMillan, the Scottish Parliaments official piper, playing The Proclaimers Im Gonna Be (500 Miles) on top of Dundees V&A

Parliament piper plays Proclaimers from on Dundee museum

A new Dundee museum has marked St Andrew’s Day by inviting the Scottish Parliament’s official piper to play on its roof.

UK
Dundee has spent four years preparing a bid to become a European Capital of Culture in 2023.

Culture capital legal threat to European Commission

Dundee wants to challenge the “legitimacy” of a ban on the UK hosting the European Capital of Culture title over Brexit.
Lifestyle
Celtic's Leigh Griffiths is accused of speeding offences. Picture: SNS

Celtic star Leigh Griffiths accused of speeding

Celtic ace Leigh Griffiths is to stand trial accused of a speeding offence committed just days before his sensational World Cup qualifier double against England.

Dundee
David Goodwillie and David Robertson lost their appeal

David Goodwillie and David Robertson lose rape appeal

Two former football players have lost an appeal against a civil ruling that they raped a woman and she was entitled to £100,000 damages.

News
A soldier caught dealing high purity cocaine worth up to �47,000 has avoided a jail term because of PTSD.

Drug dealing former soldier avoids jail term because of PTSD

A soldier caught dealing high purity cocaine worth up to £47,000 has avoided a jail term because of the stress he suffered during combat operations in Afghanistan.

News

Juncker urged to intervene to keep Dundee’s European culture bid alive

Jean-Claude Juncker has been urged to intervene to allow a British city to be named the European Capital of Culture despite Brexit.

Dundee & Tayside
Eleanor Mair, 46, who has been reported missing from Dundee. Picture: PA

Missing Dundee woman found safe and well, police confirm

A WOMAN who was reported missing from Dundee has been found safe and well.

Dundee
Fiona Hyslop. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

SNP Minister demands answers on Dundee capital of culture bid

Scotland’s Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop has written to her UK counterpart seeking urgent answers on how ministers will resolve the exclusion of Dundee from the European Capital of Culture 2023 competition.

Dundee
Dundee United chairman Stephen Thompson. Picture: SNS

Student teacher to face trial over Stephen Thompson ‘assault’

A student teacher will face trial in May of next year accused of assaulting Dundee United chairman Stephen Thompson.

Dundee United
Campaigners for Dundee to be European Capital of Culture will be disappointed by the news the city will not be considered. (Picture: Alan Richardson)

Leader comment: An uncultured snub to Dundee by European Commission

Divorce is rarely entirely amicable, with the bitterness and rancour that often accompanies relationship breakdown making bad decisions more likely.

Opinion
The Wellgate clock. Picture: CC-by-sa/2.0 - Copyright: william - geograph.org.uk/p/1972359

A history of Dundee’s Wellgate ‘nursery rhyme’ clock

DUNDEE’S iconic Wellgate Centre clock has kept local kids enthralled and entranced for generations.

Lifestyle

Video: Dundonian dialect hilariously explained by Korean Billy

Popular Seoul vlogger Korean Billy has returned with a hilarious video explaining the a Scottish dialect and accent.

Dundee
A JobCentre in Dundee has stopped benefits to one in 20 Scottish claimants

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”

Dundee & Tayside
The Royal Arch was built to commemorate a visit by Queen Victoria but was demolished in the 1960s to make way for the Tay Road Bridge.: PIC: Creative Commons/Flickr

Dundee’s lost landmark to “return” to city streets

For more than 100 years, it towered over the waterfront at Dundee before being dynamited in the 1960s to make way for the Tay Road Bridge.

Lifestyle
A team at the University of Dundee has recreated the face of one of Scotland's most notrious witches, Lilias Adie. Picture: Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification, University of Dundee/BBC Radio Scotland/PA Wire

Uni recreates face of one of Scotland’s most notorious ‘witches’

She has gone down in history as one of Scotland’s most notorious ‘witches’, thanks to a “confession” that she had slept with the Devil.

Lifestyle
The University of Dundee has added yet another accolade to its list of scientific awards. Picture by JANE BARLOW

University of Dundee number one for pharmaceuticals research

The University of Dundee is the world’s most influential pharmaceuticals research institution, according to a major global survey that places it ahead of the likes of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of California Berkeley.

Education

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.

Dundee & Tayside
Scottish Celebrity chef Tony Singh MBE teams up with Hilton to launch is foodbank recipes.

‘King of Spice’ creates bespoke foodbank recipes

He’s a celebrity Scottish chef and restauranteur whose glittering career has included high-profile stints at prestigious restaurants such as the Royal Yacht Britannia, the Balmoral Hotel on Edinburgh’s Princes Street and Skibo Castle in the Highlands as well as starring on his own BBC2 television cookery show.

News
Dundee Rep.

Joyce McMillan: Drama at Dundee Rep raises wider issues

There had been rumblings of discontent for a while; unhappiness inside the company, signs of administrative unease in areas like the press office, and – in the end – a devastatingly critical Scotsman column by writer and Dundee University academic Kirsty Gunn. Yet still, it came as something of a shock, two weeks ago, when Dundee Rep’s Chief Executive Nick Parr stepped down after just two years in the job, to be replaced – at least on a temporary basis – by the two artistic directors of the Rep’s resident companies, Andrew Panton of the Dundee Rep Ensemble, and Fleur Darkin of Scottish Dance Theatre.

Theatre
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