V&A Dundee named ‘best new museum’ by leading American newspaper

Dundee’s V&A building has been named the world’s best new museum to explore in 2018 – seven months before it opens its doors.

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An artist's drawing of William Bury, the last man hanged in Dundee

Leader comment: Lesson of ‘acquital’ of Dundee’s ‘Jack the Ripper’

The decision by jurors in a mock retrial to acquit William Bury – the last man hanged in Dundee – nearly 130 years after his execution may or may not have been the correct one.

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The new V&A museum is due to open later this year. Picture: PA

Dundee has lowest employment rate in the UK

One in three adults living in Dundee are out of work, a damning report has revealed.

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Dundee holds high hopes of a surge in visitor numbers following the opening of the V&A museum later this year.

Lesley Riddoch: Will Scotland finally discover Dundee?

Despite the attraction of the V&A, there is a mental block to be worked round when it comes to venturing north of the River Tay says Lesley Riddoch

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Traffic on St John's Road, Corstorphine.

Polluted streets ‘still poisoning lungs’ in Scotland

Environmentalists have named the Scottish streets they say are being blighted by air pollution fumes.

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Ocean liners will form part of the opening exhibition at the great ship of the V&A museum in Dundee in September

Leader comment: Excitement growing over new V&A museum in Dundee

The V&A Museum of Design in Dundee was designed to look like the prow of a ship pointing out into the Firth of Tay, so it is apt that the opening exhibition will be Ocean Liners: Speed & Style.

Fiona Edwards raised almost �70,000 by telling tablet

Woman raises almost £70k for breast cancer research by selling tablet

A tower of homemade tablet, more than twice the height of the world’s tallest building, has helped a Dundee woman tally up almost £70,000 for breast cancer research.

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Dundee has been named by Bloomberg as a top destination for 2018

Dundee named as one of the world’s must visit destinations of 2018

Dundee has been named by Bloomberg alongside Los Angeles, Florence and Jordan as one of the top holiday destinations for travellers this year.

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Dennis the Menace is traditionally known as a troublemaker

Dennis The Menace rebranded as kinder Beano character

A CHERISHED Beano character has been rebranded and given a kinder makeover.

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The winged tiara will go on display at the V&A Dundee

Dundee V&A to display Scots duchess’s ‘Valkyrie’ diamond tiara

A spectacular diamond-winged “Valkyrie” tiara made for a Scottish aristocrat is to go on show for the first time when V&A Museum of Design Dundee opens next year.

DPD drivers have walked out over a pay dispute> Picture: Google

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.

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.

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.
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.

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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.

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.


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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