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Father of missing Corrie McKeague 'blocks police search landfill site'

The father of missing RAF gunner Corrie McKeague is reported to have blocked the entrance to a landfill site where police were searching for his son.

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Man handed 10-year jail sentence for throwing acid in journalist's face

A man who threw acid in the face of a journalist on the doorstep of his home has been jailed for 10 years.

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Woman rescued from Alexandria house fire critically ill in hospital

A woman is in a critical condition in hospital after being rescued from a house fire in West Dunbartonshire.

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Prison service needs new strategy for dealing with older inmates - report

A new strategy for dealing with older inmates is urgently needed, according to a report from HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for Scotland.

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ScotRail passenger satisfaction surges to equal record high

Passenger satisfaction with train operator ScotRail has equalled a record high in an independent survey.

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Injured cyclist rescued by lifeboat after 'traumatic' incident on island

A cyclist who suffered serious injuries in a "traumatic" incident had to be rescued by lifeboat from a remote part of a Scottish island.

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Children waiting for mental health treatment 'failed by the system'

Thousands of young people are being "failed by the system" as they faced waits of more than four months for mental health treatment, Scottish Labour has claimed.

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'Generation X' at increased risk of drug-related death, study claims

Rising inequality during the 1980s increased the risk of drug-related deaths among members of so-called Generation X, according to new research.

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Capercaillie numbers down but experts back conservation measures

The population of the capercaillie - one of Scotland's most endangered birds - has fallen again but experts are confident they will not die out for a second time.

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Closing 'redundant' NHS facilities key to best use of resources, MSPs told

Medical leaders have warned closure of "redundant" facilities is "essential" if NHS Scotland is to make the best use of resources.

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Charity warns pupils with mental health issues 'being left in limbo'

School pupils with mental health issues are being "left in limbo" by a lack of specialist staff, according to a children's charity.

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NHS staff praised as A&E waiting-times target achieved

The NHS in Scotland has met an accident-and-emergency (A&E) waiting-times target for the third week since the start of June, new figures have revealed.

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Scientists to look at how infections build up antimicrobial resistance

The ability of common infections to resist drug treatments will be the focus of a team of scientists at a new research facility.

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Rise of 14% in crisis grants handed out by Scottish Welfare Fund

There has been a 14% increase in the number of crisis grants handed out to struggling Scots to pay for basics such as food and heating.

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Archaeologists find Pictish remains at Moray fort

New Pictish remains have been discovered at a fort thought to have been largely destroyed by a 19th-century development.

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Number of people getting cancer diagnosis at earliest stage still below target

The number of patients given a cancer diagnosis at the earliest stage has increased slightly but remains below standard, according to new figures.

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North Sea oil and gas licensing process open for applications

The latest round of licensing for oil and gas operations in the North Sea and nearby waters is open for applications.

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Whisky enthusiasts raise a glass as auction market continues to grow

Bottles of rare malt whisky now fetch £286 on average at auction as the market continues to grow.

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Rail services disrupted between Glasgow and Edinburgh after train hits cow

Trains between Glasgow and Edinburgh have been disrupted by cattle wandering on to part of the rail line.

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Opera aims to become sleeper hit after world premiere on train service

An opera had its world premiere on a sleeper train service between Aberdeen and London.

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