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'Friends think I'm dead': Scots pensioner stunned after discovering own grave in cemetery

A stunned Scots pensioner claims friends think he's dead after the discovery his ex-wife had erected his own gravestone in a local cemetery. Alan Hattel, 75, was shocked to see his name appear on a memorial slab at Newmonthill Cemetery in Forfar,...

Wednesday, 17:02 in Lifestyle

SNP claim new MEP unable to take place in Brussels as UK government 'runs down the clock'

The UK government is under pressure to rush through the confirmation of a new SNP MEP before Britain leaves the European Union. The SNP today demanded Michael Gove take action to confirm Heather Anderson as its latest representative in Brussels. Ms...

Wednesday, 16:49 in Politics

Scottish Football LIVE: EPL side to bid £30m for Celtic ace, Hearts offer £200k for striker, Scottish ace...

It is set to be a busy day in Scottish football with a full fixture card in the Ladbrokes Premiership this evening, while there are plenty of players on the move or on the verge of making a switch. Our daily Scottish football live blog is here to...

Wednesday, 16:29 in Lifestyle

Outlander quiz: The ultimate knowledge test for diehard fans

With season five of Outlander just around the corner, you might remember the events of season four clearly, but what about everything that’s happened since the time travelling drama began in 2014? This is this the ultimate Outlander quiz, with...

Wednesday, 16:29 in Lifestyle

Enhanced monitoring for deadly coronavirus at UK airport, government admit as risk upgraded

Enhanced monitoring will be put in place for all direct flights from the area of China at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak to the UK, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has said. There are three direct flights a week that arrive at...

Wednesday, 16:11 in Lifestyle

These are the biggest retail closures of the last decade - how many do you remember?

Last year alone, nearly 22,000 jobs were lost due to businesses going into administration, with these being distributed across 1,147 locations in the UK. To assess the full impact store closures has had on jobs over the years, ABC Finance researched...

Wednesday, 15:51 in Lifestyle

New Easthouses school approved despite car park concern

Concern over the number of car parking spaces included in plans for a new primary school was raised as councillors gave the green light to the proposal. Midlothian Council’s planning committee approved an application to build the new Easthouses...

Wednesday, 15:04 in Learning

Lidl to open 100th Scottish store in Cowdenbeath: you could win £100 worth of vouchers

The first Lidl store in Scotland opened 25 years ago - and now the budget supermarket chain is celebrating opening its 100th Scottish store. In honour of the occasion, the company is running a competition where lucky winners could bag £100 Lidl...

Wednesday, 14:55 in Lifestyle

Woman reunites with lost father after 56 years when he is suggested as a friend - by Facebook

A woman was reunited with her long-lost father after 56 years when he was 'suggested' as a friend - by  Facebook Karen Harris was adopted as a little girl in the early 1960s because she was born out of wedlock. The only thing she knew was her dad's...

Wednesday, 14:39 in Lifestyle

Thailand travel advice: Foreign Office issues statement after China coronavirus outbreak

There is currently an ongoing outbreak of the SARS-like coronavirus in certain parts of Asia, with reported cases of the virus in Thailand. Is it safe to travel to Thailand? Here’s everything you need to know about current travel advice. What is the...

Wednesday, 14:37 in Health

Canadian MP: 'Harry and Meghan need to pay their own way'

Canadian taxpayers should not contribute towards security costs for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, one of the country's MPs has said. Harry and Meghan are on Vancouver Island preparing to forge a new life for themselves and their eight-month-old son,...

Wednesday, 14:25 in Politics

Scottish pubs toast success as craft beer and country inns boost trade

Scotland’s licensed trade sector has enjoyed a positive year capped by strong festive sales, despite economic uncertainty caused by Brexit, new figures suggest. Almost two-thirds (64 per cent) of hospitality businesses reported that they were either...

Wednesday, 14:19 in Business

Jess Phillips backs Labour deputy contender Ian Muray to 'fight tooth and nail' for the union

The campaign by Scottish Labour's only MP, Ian Murray, to be the next deputy leader of the UK party, received a boost today when he won the backing of two leading female Labour MPs. Jess Phillips, the Birmingham MP, who withdrew from the leadership...

Wednesday, 13:50 in Politics

A new vision to help voluntary sector launches

A vision has been launched with the aim of making Dumfries and Galloway a “great place to volunteer”. Charity Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway (TSDG) developed a strategy from months of research to support a culture where everyone can have the...

Wednesday, 13:44 in Business

Boris Johnson attacks SNP and independence: They can't even say the name of their new currency

Boris Johnson went on the offensive against the SNP and the case for independence, attacking the Scottish Government’s record on education and criticising plans for “a new currency whose name they cannot even specify”. The Prime Minister didn’t wait...

Wednesday, 13:32 in Politics

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