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Most council workers say authorities no longer provide quality service

Almost three in five council employees believe the local authority they work for no long provides quality services – with the same number also believing their council does not make the right decisions for the public.

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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

Government defeated heavily in Lords on ‘meaningful’ Brexit vote

The Government has suffered a heavy defeat in the Lords over giving MPs a “meaningful vote” on the final Brexit deal.

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Scottish Tory MP says office was attacked night after SNP Commons walkout

A Scottish Conservative MP has said his constituency office was attacked the night after the SNP’s Westminster leader was kicked out of the Commons.

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Major tailbacks were caused in the north when several pieces of turbine had to be returned - because they were too big. PIC: Creative Commons/Reynermedia.

Wrong wind turbines create traffic chaos in the north

Major tailbacks were experienced by motorists in the north of Scotland after giant wind turbine parts had to be sent back - because they were the wrong size.

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Lord Sewel: Brexit legislation is 'not a power grab'

The creator of the Sewel Convention has backed the UK Government in the row over post-Brexit powers, saying Holyrood approval is not needed for Westminster to hold on to two dozen devolved responsibilities.

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British Transport Police of CCTV footage of a man they want to speak to regarding a sexual assault on a woman on board a train in Edinburgh

Woman sexually assaulted after boarding Edinburgh train

A young woman was sexually assaulted by a man after she boarded a train in Edinburgh.

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Former Blue Peter presenter John Leslie arrives at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.

John Leslie accused of groping woman on her hen night at capital nightclub

Former TV presenter John Leslie has gone on trial accused of putting his hand down a woman’s trousers as they danced at her hen night.

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People are increasingly opting to rent.

Britain moving 'towards German housing model'

Britain is moving towards a “German housing model” with a greater percentage of the population renting, a study has claimed - with two thirds of renters saying they have no intention of purchasing a property.

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Paramedics, police and passers-by tried to help the teenager

Tributes flood in for teenage boy who died suddenly in Aberdeenshire

A teenage boy who died after falling ill while out with his friends has been named locally as Zaine Grieve, aged 14

Aberdeen & North East

Wildcat kittens born at Edinburgh Zoo could provide ‘lifeline’ for the species

Two rare Scottish wildcats born at Edinburgh Zoo may help provide a lifeline for the species.

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World Health Organisation concerned about gaming addiction.''PICTURE: John Devlin

‘Game over’ for some video games addicts, WHO warns

The World Health Organisation says that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a new mental health condition.

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Theresa May tells SNP to spend £2bn on Scottish NHS

Theresa May tells SNP to spend £2bn on Scottish NHS

Theresa May has told the Scottish Government how it should spend an estimated £2bn windfall from increased funding for the NHS in England, saying devolved administrations should use the Barnett consequentials to "benefit the whole United Kingdom".
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David Dimbleby has been the regular host of Question Time since 1994

Search for new Question Time host as David Dimbleby announces exit

The BBC’s flagship current affairs show will have its first new regular host in 25 years after David Dimbleby announced his intention to step aside.

TV & Radio 4

Victim of Gogarburn road rage attack ‘could lose vision’

A man ‘could lose his sight’ following an attack at the Gogar Roundabout in a road rage incident, the Evening News understands.

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Dozens of companies have signed up to efforts to eliminate unnecessary single-use plastic packaging by 2025, it has been announced.

Scots communities urged to bid for £500,000 anti-plastics fund

Bids are being invited for a £500,000 fund to reduce single-use plastics.

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The deaths took place near the station in south London

Three people die after being hit by train in London

Three people have died after being hit by a train near a busy station in south London.

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The accident took place on the B925. Picture: Google

Police appeal to identify man killed by van in Fife

Police are appealing for help to identify a young man killed in a traffic accident.

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians
It would mark the weakest annual growth since 2009, when the economy was in the throes of the global financial crisis.

UK economy set for weakest year of growth since 2009

The UK economy is set for its weakest year of growth in almost a decade as wage growth fails to translate into increased consumer spending, a top business body warned today.

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