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Milder weather ahead as commuters struggle in snow

More snow warnings have been issued for tomorrow, but forecasters said milder weather lay ahead with temperatures up to 12C by midweek.

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Scotland’s weather: Drivers told to stay off the roads

Police and ministers told motorists to stay off the roads across a swathe of central and southern Scotland today after a new amber warning for heavy snow was issued.

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Police officer hit by car in Stirling

Police are appealing for witnesses after a police officer was hit by a car.

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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.

Dundee's 80 million waterfront museum has been in the planning for more than a decade.

V&A Dundee to open in September with ocean liners exhibition

A lavish celebration of the golden age of ocean travel will be unveiled at Dundee’s long-awaited V&A Museum of Design when it opens to the public in the autumn.
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Ross Jameson was jailed at Dundee Sheriff Court. Picture: PA

Man jailed after abusing his wife for 25 years

A husband who set the tone for decades of married misery by assaulting his bride on their wedding day has been jailed for three years.

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Kenny Docherty casts from the banks of the river Tay. Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

River Tay salmon fishing season gets underway

Angler Kenny Docherty made the first cast in Kenmore in Perth and Kinross during the traditional opening of the River Tay salmon fishing season on Monday.

Lorraine Kelly. Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Lorraine Kelly snubbed Strictly Come Dancing offer

Scottish TV presenter Lorraine Kelly has revealed she turned down the chance to be a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing.

Dundee's 80 million V&A Museum of Design is due to open to the public later this year.

Dundee named one of the world's most 'design-savvy' cities

Dundee has been named of the seven most "design-savvy" cities in the world months ahead of the opening of its long-awaited V&A waterfront museum.
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Ex-SNP Dundee councillor ‘sent lover string of racist texts’

Ex-SNP Dundee councillor ‘sent lover string of racist texts’

An aide to Health Minister Shona Robison has told a trial how her SNP councillor lover sent her a string vile “racist” messages including one that stated: “I just f*****g hate your religion.”

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John McGlashan during his time as manager of Arbroath. Picture: SNS

Former Dundee footballer John McGlashan dies aged 50

Tributes have been paid to former Scottish footballer and coach John McGlashan, who has died at the age of 50.

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Police are hunting four armed men who attacked a motorist with knives. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor\JP License

Witnesses sought for Dundee hit-and-run that killed father-of-two

Images of four witnesses sought by police in connection with a fatal hit-and-run have been released.

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Alan Pirie from James Pirie & Son butchers in Angus is congratulated by host Carol Smillie after winning the World Champion Scotch Pie award. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Angus butcher’s pastry named world Scotch pie champion

An Angus butcher’s shop has been named this year’s world Scotch pie champion.

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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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Fox has yet to decide whether her second office will be in Scotland or south of the border. Picture: Fraser Brand

Interview: MD of Volpa, Tricia Fox

Inspiration has taken many forms for the successful business people Tricia Fox, the founder and MD of Perth-based PR and marketing agency Volpa, meets at entrepreneurial events. But few of them have a story that can quite match her own.

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Robert Cunningham with his son Kieran. Picture: PA

Hill walker rescued after suffering stroke on Scottish mountain

A hill walker had to be rescued by helicopter after suffering a stroke while trying to scale three summits.

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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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Helen Gloag was reportedly presented to the harem of Emperor Sultan Sidi Muhammed XVIII after leaving Scotland in the mid 18th Century. Picture shows detail from Boulanger's La Harem du Palais which was inspired by his visits to Morocco. PIC: Wikimedia.

The Perthshire country girl who became Empress of Morocco

Captured by pirates while trying to emigrate to America, sold at a North African slave market and then wed to the Sultan of Morocco after he became smitten with her red hair and green eyes, the story of Perthshire teenager Helen Gloag is fantastical stuff.

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Council removes Mosquito alarms after Scottish Youth Parliament pressure

“MOSQUITO alarms” that target under-25s have been outlawed after pressure from young politicians.

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

Police appeal to identify man seen falling from Tay Road Bridge

Police are appealing for help in identifying a man who was seen falling from the Tay Road Bridge on New Year's Day.

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