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English teens from deprived areas more likely than Scots to win university place

Scottish 18-year-olds from the most deprived areas are less likely to have secured a university place than their counterparts in England, new figures have shown.

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Named person policy changes 'may not address Supreme Court findings'

Measures aimed at clarifying how information should be shared as part of the controversial ''named person'' scheme do not go far enough, lawyers have said.

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Jo Swinson backed by Lib Dems after questions over election expenses

The Liberal Democrats have defended their deputy leader Jo Swinson after questions were raised over her election expenses.

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Glasgow fruit market traders return to site after major fire

A large fire in a Glasgow warehouse and produce market will have a knock-on effect for b usinesses across the west of Scotland, traders have warned.

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Coastguard helicopters in long-range sea rescue to pick-up unwell fisherman

Helicopter crews flew across hundreds of miles of ocean through strong gales to help a fisherman showing signs of a heart attack.

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Motorcyclist killed in crash with lorry in Aberdeenshire

A motorcyclist has died in a collision with a lorry.

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15-year-old charged over fire at Buckhaven bowling club

A teenage boy has been arrested and charged after a massive fire at a bowling club in Fife.

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Sir Alex Ferguson praises football charity for mental health work

Sir Alex Ferguson has praised a Scottish football charity for its work on mental health.

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Liquid eggs linked to contamination scare distributed in Scotland

A small amount of liquid eggs from overseas farms linked to a contamination scare has been received by food firms in Scotland, but there is unlikely to be any risk to public health, according to a watchdog.

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Lonely Planet may highlight campaign to save Greyfriars Bobby's nose

Future Edinburgh guidebooks could include advice for tourists not to rub the nose of Greyfriars Bobby, a major publisher has said.

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Search for body in Dumfries river stood down

A search launched after reports of a body being seen in a river has been stood down by police.

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Doctor training scheme bids to ensure rape victims can be examined on Shetland

A training scheme for forensic medical examiners in Shetland means rape victims on the islands should no longer have to travel to the mainland for examinations, the Justice Secretary has said.

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New Cairngorms community could impact access rights, campaigners warn

Proposals for a new community in the Highlands could have a "serious impact" on the access rights of walkers and cyclists in the Cairngorms National Park, campaigners have warned.

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40% of baby units forced to close due to staff shortages, medics reveal

Staff shortages forced closures at a quarter of children's wards and more than 40% of baby units at Scottish hospitals, new research has found.

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Man arrested over Neil Lennon comments taken to hospital

A man arrested over alleged offensive and threatening comments against Hibernian manager Neil Lennon was taken to hospital shortly before he was due to appear in court.

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UK is 55 million years too late for fracking to work, says expert

The geology of the UK is unsuitable for fracking and the opportunity of the new energy source has been "overhyped", a geoscience expert has claimed.

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Traffic fumes increase infection risk by damaging immune system, scientists warn

Air pollution could increase the risk of infection by damaging the immune system, according to a study.

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Brexit Bill 'could undermine work to tackle climate change'

The legislation to formally remove the UK from the European Union risks undermining environmental progress in the devolved nations, Scottish and Welsh ministers have warned.

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Scottish patients 'sent as far as Devon for mental health care'

More than 1,000 mental health patients have been sent out-with their health board area for treatment in the past three years, according to new figures.

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The Three Chimneys named Good Food Guide's restaurant of the year

An acclaimed island eatery has been named restaurant of the year in the 2018 Good Food Guide.

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