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MSPs warned of 'barrier' created by time limit on child abuse damages claims

A time limit on people who were abused as children seeking damages in court represents a "real barrier" to access to civil justice, MSPs have been told.

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Councils recorded £0.45bn revenue surplus for last year

Scottish councils recorded a revenue surplus of £0.45 billion last year, according to new figures.

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Firefighters come to rescue of deer stuck in fence

Firefighters have helped rescue a young deer who was stuck in a park fence.

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Children exposed to 'high levels' of alcohol advertising, report warns

Children are exposed to "unacceptably high levels" of alcohol marketing through sports sponsorship and public adverts, according to a report.

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Business community backs separate immigration policy for Scotland

A different EU immigration policy for Scotland would not result in a hard border with the rest of the UK, the chief executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce has said.

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National museum overtakes Edinburgh Castle as most popular visitor attraction

The National Museum of Scotland overtook Edinburgh Castle as the most popular visitor attraction in Scotland last year, new figures have revealed.

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Police return to scene of Elderslie rape one week on

Police investigating the rape of a woman near a school have spoken to more than 70 people on their return to the scene a week on from the attack.

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Missing teenager may have travelled to meet someone she met online

Police are searching for a missing teenage girl who may have travelled to England to meet someone she met online.

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Government under fire over missed NHS targets

Opposition parties have accused the Scottish Government of failing to properly manage the NHS after new figures showed a number of key waiting times targets have been missed.

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Second referendum will be result of 'sheer intransigence' says Nicola Sturgeon

A second referendum on Scottish independence will be the result of "sheer intransigence" on the part of Theresa May's government, Nicola Sturgeon has said.

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Regeneration projects handed £6.2m funding boost

Seven Scottish communities are to receive combined funding of £6.2 million to help boost regeneration and attract future funding.

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Boy, 14, charged over fire involving police vehicle

A teenage boy has been charged following an alleged deliberate fire involving a police vehicle.

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Virgin Media announces Edinburgh ultrafast broadband installation

Ultrafast broadband will be installed in 38,000 homes and businesses across Edinburgh and the Lothians by the end of next year, according to Virgin Media.

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Police Scotland plan drive to raise awareness of illegal pesticides

Police are to visit farms and agricultural suppliers to warn about the dangers illegal and counterfeit pesticides pose to the food chain and people's health.

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'Horrifying' level of alleged home care abuse against elderly and vulnerable

More than 20,000 allegations of abuse by home care workers against elderly and vulnerable people have been made in the last three years, figures show.

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State pension age could be higher than male life expectancy in poor areas - MPs

Maintaining the pensions "triple lock" will mean pushing the state pension age above the average life expectancy for men in poorer parts of the country, MPs have warned.

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University of St Andrews campus plans to create 500 jobs

University chiefs have unveiled campus development plans which could see 500 jobs being created in Fife.

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Man in court over Dundee deaths

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a man and a woman in Dundee.

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Selkirk flood protection scheme opened

A £31.4 million flood protection scheme in the Scottish Borders has been officially opened.

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Man dies in high-speed train accident in Vienna

A man from Edinburgh has died after he was hit by a high-speed train in Austria.

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