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Smacking ban set to increase demands on police and social workers, MSPs told

Smacking ban set to increase demands on police and social workers, MSPs told

The smacking ban is likely to increase costs for the police, force chiefs say. NHS Tayside also warned of increased demand on child protection services, as council and police workers receive reports of newly-outlawed physical punishment. The...

yesterday, 18:20 in Politics
 
MSPs to hear from dog attack victims as they consider toughening up the law

MSPs to hear from dog attack victims as they consider toughening up the law

Dundee parents will tell MSPs about the trauma of losing their 11-year-old daughter in a dog attack as part of a Holyrood review of animal control legislation. Kellie Lynch was killed 30 years ago when the two pets she was walking for a family friend...

yesterday, 17:31 in Politics
 
Italian gets the style

Italian gets the style

Fiat has added a new line to its Tipo hatchback, one that adds a little bit of Italian glitz to the range. The Street Style sits above the Easy trim in the Tipo line up. It adds new 16in black alloy wheels, tinted rear windows and contrasting dark...

yesterday, 17:30 in Lifestyle
 
TALKING FOOTBALL PODCAST: Dundee revival continues

TALKING FOOTBALL PODCAST: Dundee revival continues

Dundee are out of the bottom two in the Premiership for the first time since August after a comeback win against Livingston at the weekend. In the latest Courier Talking Football Dundee podcast, sports editor Eric Nicolson, sports writer Ian Roache...

yesterday, 15:35 in Sport
 
George Galloway claims Jeremy Corbyn is victim of ‘Goebbelian propaganda’ in plea to rejoin Labour

George Galloway claims Jeremy Corbyn is victim of ‘Goebbelian propaganda’ in plea to rejoin Labour

George Galloway revealed he has applied to rejoin Labour as he raged at “Goebbelian propaganda” being deployed against Jeremy Corbyn. The Dundee-born former MP was kicked out of the party in 2003 for allegedly inciting Arabs to fight British troops....

yesterday, 15:23 in Politics
 
TALKING FOOTBALL PODCAST: Write St Johnstone off at your peril

TALKING FOOTBALL PODCAST: Write St Johnstone off at your peril

In the latest St Johnstone Talking Football podcast, Courier sports editor Eric Nicolson, sports writer Ian Roache and columnist Jim Spence reflect on a draw against Rangers that people shouldn’t have been surprised about. The possibility of Chris...

yesterday, 14:18 in Sport
 
Scots worst offenders when it comes to using phone at wheel

Scots worst offenders when it comes to using phone at wheel

It may be illegal and fines and penalties may have been doubled but far too many people continue to use their phone while driving – and Scots are the worst offenders. Nearly half a million people were observed using a mobile phone at the wheel during...

yesterday, 12:53 in Lifestyle
 
Dundee’s Jim McIntryre anticipates home turf challenge from Hibs

Dundee’s Jim McIntryre anticipates home turf challenge from Hibs

Recent victory for Dundee is not making Jim McIntyre complacent. While that Livi success was hugely welcome, attention now turns to Friday’s home clash with Hibs. McIntyre said: “That game has gone now and we’ve got Hibs on Friday night and it’s a...

yesterday, 09:41 in Sport
 
Dundee’s Scott Wright determined to make himself better player than he was when he arrived

Dundee’s Scott Wright determined to make himself better player than he was when he arrived

A real desire to improve himself as a player is what is spurring on Scott Wright to star for Dundee. Wright has been a stand-out performer up front for the Dark Blues since joining on loan from Aberdeen in the January transfer window, with some...

yesterday, 09:02 in Sport
 
Dundee United striker Pavol Safranko right on target thanks to extra ammunition

Dundee United striker Pavol Safranko right on target thanks to extra ammunition

Dundee United striker Pavol Safranko will be right on target now that he is getting extra ammunition. That is the view of manager Robbie Neilson, who is backing the Slovakian striker to finish the season with a bang. His record so far is not exactly...

yesterday, 09:02 in Sport
 
St Johnstone’s Chris Kane came close to ‘perfect’ performance

St Johnstone’s Chris Kane came close to ‘perfect’ performance

Chris Kane came close to the “perfect lone striker performance” against Rangers, according to St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright. The Perth forward’s work-rate and link-up play was a big factor in Saints earning a point at Ibrox. And if he had scored...

yesterday, 09:02 in Sport
 
Jenny Hjul: Is Labour Party split a prelude to a realignment in British politics – or a flash in the pan?

Jenny Hjul: Is Labour Party split a prelude to a realignment in British politics – or a flash in the pan?

The breakaway faction of the Labour Party could be the prelude to a realignment in British politics, or it could be a flash in the pan. It all depends, of course, on whether the small group becomes a big group, and whether more prominent Labour...

yesterday, 08:55 in Politics
 
DS 3 Crossback unveiled

DS 3 Crossback unveiled

The new DS 3 Crossback has been revealed ahead of its arrival in UK showrooms this May. Priced from £21,550, the DS 3 Crossback is the latest SUV to feature in the French manufacturer’s range of cars. It’ll be available initially with the choice...

yesterday, 08:20 in Lifestyle
 
Brexit working group cancels meeting due to EU withdrawal chaos

Brexit working group cancels meeting due to EU withdrawal chaos

A Brexit working group set up in Dundee cancelled its last meeting – because the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union has become so chaotic that any discussion would have been meaningless. SNP councillor Will Dawson, who chairs the cross party...

yesterday, 08:08 in Regional
 
New Toyota Corolla has lots to crow about

New Toyota Corolla has lots to crow about

“No more boring cars” is the slogan trumpeted by one of Toyota’s top European executives. He’s showcasing the all-new Toyota Corolla, which goes on sale in the UK next month. Once a famous name, Toyota dropped the Corolla a decade ago, replacing it...

yesterday, 07:59 in Lifestyle
 


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