Dundee & Tayside

Dundee & Tayside

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.

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Scottish smokers offered £160 incentive to quit

Smokers across Scotland are being handed shopping vouchers in a publicly funded attempt to help them ditch the habit.

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The body of offshore worker Steven Donaldson was found at an Angus nature reserve a week ago today with a murder inquiry underway. PIC: Contributed.

Murder inquiry seeks couple picnicking at Angus beauty spot

Police are working to trace a couple picnicking at an Angus nature reserve hours before a 27-year-old man was murdered at the beauty spot.

Councils are required to plan for the current and future housing needs of the Gypsy/Traveller community but plans for permanent camps and stopping places often meet with local objections. Picture: Steven Brown

Map of stopping-off places would help Gypsy/Traveller community, says MSP

The mapping of stopping-off places would help improve the lives of Scotland’s Gypsy/Traveller community, an MSP has said.

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John Byrne was reunited with his famous pop-up book stage set for The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil at the National Library today.

John Byrne's 'pop-up book' Cheviot stage set to go on display at Dundee V&A

His paintings, album covers, plays and stage designs have made him one of Scotland's most popular cultural figures.
A woman was left bleeding after she was divebombed by a seagull. Picture: Stock image

Pensioner left bleeding and in tears after seagull attack

A pensioner was taken to hospital bleeding and in tears after she was divebombed by a seagull.

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D-Day veteran Stanley McColl, 93, was shocked to see it 2ft high around the grave of his grandfather, grandmother and two aunts at Western Cemetery on Perth Road.

Dundee Council says it won’t cut cemetery grass to “enhance biodiversity”

GRASS is growing wild at a cemetery in Dundee – in a council initiative to “enhance the biodiversity”

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Study by medical team at the University of Dundee says NHS could save make massive savings by using UV light therapy more often.

UV light treatment “could save cash-strapped NHS millions”

Treating severe skin conditions with UV light rather than creams, pills and injections could save the NHS millions of pounds while improving results for patients, according to a study by the University of Dundee.

Angus MP Kirstene Hair raised the issue of differing levels of taxation affecting the armed services

SNP ‘don’t understand’ sacrifices made by armed forces, says Tory MP

A Tory MP has claimed the Scottish Government “don’t seem to understand” the sacrifices made by UK armed forces in an on-going row over income tax.

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The High Court in Glasgow. Picture: John Devlin

Dundee man accused of cutting off disabled woman’s hand

A man has appeared in court accused with robbing a wheelchair-bound woman and cutting off her hand to steal her ring.

The V&A's jagged exterior has already become nearly as iconic for Dundee as Oor Wullie  and his pals

John McLellan: I’ve seen inside Dundee’s V&A - and it looks incredible

The main hall of the Dundee V&A is like the set of a sci-fi blockbuster and the gallery is an exhibit itself, writes John McLellan.

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The man's body was found near Loch of Kinnordy. Pictue: Mike Pennington/Geograph

Police Scotland impose no-fly zone over suspicious death site

Police have imposed a no-fly zone over a beauty spot where a man's body was found.

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Dundee's V&A Museum of Design

Flagship V&A museum to recieve extra £1 million government funding a year

Scotland’s new flagship museum is to receive a further £1 million a year from the Scottish Government to support its operation over the next decade, the First Minister has announced.

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‘Prove you value us’ - Teaching union issues challenge to Swinney

In one of the most hard-hitting speeches on Scotland’s teaching crisis, a union leader will tell fellow professionals today she is shocked that the number of teachers wanting to quit the profession is not more than 40 per cent.

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Scots fruit farmers travel to Bulgaria to seek workers

Scotland’s fruit farmers are going on recruiting trips to Eastern Europe and offering loans to potential workers amid “desperate” labour shortages.

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NHS Tayside's Ninewells Hospital where the tragedy took place. Picture: Ken Whitcombe/CC

Scots doctor can return to work after baby decapitation

A doctor who caused the decapitation of a baby after deciding on the wrong method of delivery has been cleared of serious misconduct and can return to work, a medical tribunal has ruled.

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Mary Shelley's Gothic novel has inspired generations of illustrators, writers and film-makers.

Highlighting Dundee’s part in creation of Frankenstein

A new Dundee edition of Frankenstein celebrating author Mary Shelley’s links to the city is to be published and distributed free to local schoolchildren later this year.

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Leader comment: Mary Shelley’s immortal monster can inspire Dundee

Dundee – already dubbed “Scotland’s coolest city” and one of the best places in the world to visit this year – just got even cooler.

NHS Tayside's Ninewells Hospital where the tragedy took place. Picture: Ken Whitcombe/CC

Scots doctor who caused decapitation of baby to return to work

A senior NHS gynaecologist who caused an unborn baby to be accidentally decapitated inside her mother’s womb will be allowed to return to work

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Dundee schoolchildren will receive a special 'Dundee' edition of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Picture: John Devlin

New Dundee Frankenstein book for city’s pupils

A new Dundee Edition of Frankenstein celebrating author Mary Shelley’s links to the city is to be published and distributed free to local schoolchildren later this year.

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