Enesco fined over Border Fine Arts factory explosion

Dumfries Sheriff Court The company was fined £10,500 over the health and safety offence at Dumfries Sheriff Court

A Carlisle company has been fined £10,500 over health and safety breaches after an explosion at a figurine-making factory in Langholm.

Enesco admitted failing to make sufficient assessment of the risks to staff at the Borders Fine Arts site.

No-one was injured in the explosion which caused significant damage to the property in July 2012.

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It was simply good fortune that no employees were in the vicinity of the explosion and that no-one was injured or killed”

End Quote Gary Aitken Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

Enesco pled guilty to a contravention of the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002.

The case at Dumfries Sheriff Court followed an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive into the incident.

The company had previously been concerned about potential fire and explosion risks.

It did address some recommendations in an assessment in 2006, however problems with new controls resulted in the reinstatement of some unsafe electrical equipment in 2009 in an effort to maintain productivity.

During HSE investigations into the circumstances of the explosion, the cause of which remains unascertained, the health and safety breach came to light.

Gary Aitken, head of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service health and safety division said: "It was simply good fortune that no employees were in the vicinity of the explosion and that no-one was injured or killed.

"To become operational again the company has engaged pro-actively with the Health and Safety Executive and a full DSEAR assessment has been undertaken and all necessary manufacturing controls implemented."

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    18:35: Fatal crash update

    BBC Scotland's Catriona Renton at Glasgow Royal Infirmary: Nine people have been taken by the emergency services to hospitals across the city. The driver is one of those in hospital. There is no update on his condition.

     
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    @nick_clegg 'Horrific news'

    Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg tweets: Horrific news in Glasgow. My heart goes out to the families of all those caught up in this awful incident.

     
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    18:27: Coming up

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    18:20: At the scene Jamie McIvor BBC Scotland correspondent

    Standing in George Square at the moment it is much quieter than you'd normally imagine at six o'clock at night. All the roads nearby are closed off and far fewer pedestrians than usual.

    Emergency vehicles are, of course, still at the scene and there remains a heavy police presence to both guard the scene and offer advice to people trying to find an alternative route.

     
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    18:17: 'Bent the traffic poles'

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    She writes: "The force of this accident bent the traffic poles".

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    Anon: On the train from Montrose to Glasgow Queen Street and our next stop is Queen Street - the mood is very sombre.

     
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    18:09: Carmichael: 'Unimaginable scenes'

    Alistair Carmichael, the Secretary of State for Scotland, said: "I share Scotland's deep shock at the horrible events in Glasgow this afternoon."

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    "On the eve of the festive period, these are unimaginable scenes in one of the busiest parts of our largest city.

    "My thoughts are with the bereaved, the emergency services dealing with the aftermath and everyone affected by this terrible incident."

     
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    18:02: City 'shocked' by fatal crash

    Sandra White, the MSP for Glasgow Kelvin, said the mood was "one of shock".

    "It's surreal to say the least," she added. "I was in Queen Street myself half an hour before this happened. It brings it home to you that this could have happened to anyone.

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    "The first thing in people's minds was, not another tragedy so soon after the Clutha.

    "But Glasgow will pick itself up - we are resilient people. But obviously our thoughts are with the people who are suffering at the moment, the families."

     
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    18:00: Murphy pays tribute to emergency services

    Commenting on the tragedy in Glasgow, Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy said: "We don't yet know the full extent of this tragedy, but my thoughts and prayers are with everybody involved.

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    "People in Glasgow and across the whole of Scotland will be mourning this loss of life so close to Christmas. No words will be able to do justice to the pain the families involved will be feeling this evening.

    "I want to pay tribute to our emergency services, who are performing heroics in the worst of circumstances. They will have the admiration of every Glaswegian and all Scots."

     
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    17:53: Police update Laura Bicker in George Square Scotland Correspondent, BBC News

    We are expecting another update from the police very shortly. Officers are making their way in at the moment. There are a number of fire engines and paramedics still on the scene.

     
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    Glasgow City Council tweets: We considered switching off Christmas lights in George Square as a mark of respect. Police asked us to leave them on to help investigation.

     
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    17:47: Six people killed

    Police Scotland have confirmed that six people have been killed in the Glasgow bin lorry crash.

     
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    17:43: At the scene Jamie McIvor BBC Scotland correspondent

    As you can imagine many people working in the blocks around here are absolutely shocked by what they saw earlier on this afternoon.

    Some have been out handing out tea to passers-by and the emergency services and talking about what some of their colleagues saw.

     
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    17:35: 'Fighting for their lives'

    Witness Janey Godley told the BBC News Channel that people were "getting CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) on the ground" when she arrived in George Square.

    "I think I was there just as the ambulances arrived because there was stuff strewn, debris strewn, all over the street, Christmas shopping all over the street," she said.

    Ms Godley said she saw three people being treated by emergency crews.

    "People were being worked on, people were fighting for their lives on the pavement as shoppers were standing," she added.

    "People just like me had arrived on the most shocking scene they ever wanted to see this Christmas. George Square is a square with a fairground and an ice rink and Santa and the tree and everything."

     
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    17:20: Let family know you are ok

    Labour MP for Glasgow Central, Anas Sarwar, is calling for anybody in the George Square area to contact family:

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    Anyone who is concerned that their loves ones might have been caught up in the incident can call the Police Scotland helpline on 01786 289070.

     
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    17:16: Map of crash scene
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  18.  
    17:14: Floral tributes at the scene Laura Bicker Scotland Correspondent, BBC News

    A number of people have been coming here delivering flowers, because they've just heard the news and felt that they needed to do something.

     
  19.  
    17:14: 'Shocked and astounded'

    Ian Davidson, the Labour MP for Glasgow South West, said: "This is a tragic accident at any time. But obviously in the run-up to the Christmas holiday period, people were shocked and astounded by what has happened.

    "My understanding is that the emergency services responded as quickly as possible, very quickly indeed, and that everything possible was done for the injured.

    "So with any luck we will have the number of casualties minimised.

    "My understanding is that there has been a number of deaths and obviously there needs to be a complete investigation into what has happened."

     
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    17:10: Not 'terrorism-related'

    Assistant Chief Constable Wayne Mawson of Police Scotland said: "Investigations continue into the circumstances of the tragic incident in George Square today. While those investigations are continuing, we can however confirm that this is not a terrorism-related incident."

    Anyone in Glasgow city centre today is being urged to let family members and friends know that they are safe. Anyone who is concerned that they know someone who has been involved in the incident should contact the Police Scotland helpline number on 01786 289070.

     
  21.  
    17:06: What happened

    Watch here to see Police Superintendent Stewart Carle explain what happened when the bin lorry crashed into people in Queen Street.

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    17:04: Glaswegians 'compassion' and solidarity'

    SNP MSP for Glasgow Humza Yousaf tweets: Glaswegians already showing compassion & solidarity. Glasgow cabbie will take anyone affected home/hospital for free.

     
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    Breaking News

    Six people confirmed to have been killed and a number of others injured after an out-of-control bin lorry crashed into pedestrians in central Glasgow.

    The council vehicle then crashed into the Millennium Hotel, near Queen Street station in George Square, at 14:30.

    Eyewitnesses described emergency services battling to save the lives of injured people on the street.

    Police Scotland have declared a major incident but said there appeared to be nothing "sinister" about the crash.

     
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    17:01: Casualties at three hospitals

    Police Scotland say all casualties from the George Square incident have been taken to the Southern General Hospital, Royal Infirmary and Western Infirmary.

     
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    Members of the public comfort each other after the incident in George Square Members of the public comfort each other after the incident in George Square
     
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    16:54: 'Horrible scene'

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    "We looked around the road further and we seen this bin lorry just mounting the kerb going left to right just hitting people where they were standing.

    "Such a horrible scene."

     
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    16:52: Labour party reaction

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    16:52: Eyewitness accounts

    Angela McManus, a reporter with The Herald, said: "We ran down and went down to the street and at that point as you say there were bodies lying on the road. It was pretty bad.

    "There were hundreds of Christmas shoppers, obviously the school holidays had just finished up on Friday night so there were lots of young families, people everywhere.

    "The ice skating rink and the carnival are at George Square so there were hundreds and hundreds of people.

    "People just looked stunned. There were screams, sirens, no one really knew at first what had happened."

     
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    16:47: Driver in hospital

    Police Superintendent Stewart Carle of Police Scotland has said: "We are currently starting a joint investigation with the criminal investigation department as to what has happened this afternoon.

    "The driver has also been taken to hospital where he is receiving treatment."

    The road is closed off from Ingram Street and Queen Street to George Square.

     
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    Several people have been killed after a bin lorry crashed into pedestrians in George Square in central Glasgow. Several people have been killed after a bin lorry crashed into pedestrians in George Square in central Glasgow.
     
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    16:39: Reevel Alderson Home affairs correspondent, BBC Scotland

    It seems that bulk of the casualties happened in the area between the Gallery of Modern Art and George Square, before the vehicle continued on its way back, this time on the road, before embedding itself in the hotel.

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    16:36: Salmond's prayers

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    16:33: Eyewitness: Lorry 'flattened bodies' on pavement

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    "I ran out of the store and right directly across from me, I was just watching a very very heavy bin lorry just flatten bodies on the pavement. It was driving along the pavement and taking everything along with it, and then it went across the street.

    "Immediately people started calling 999, and started directing traffic.

    "There were two bodies right in the centre of the T-junction who were getting CPR mouth-to-mouth and there were some bodies that were so fatally injured that you couldn't really do anything."

     
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    16:31: 'Terrible tragedy'

    Glasgow City Council leader Gordon Matheson said: "This is a terrible tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected."

     
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    16:28: Police Hotline number

    Police Scotland tweets: If you have any concerns relating to the #GeorgeSquare incident please dial Police Scotland's major incident hotline on 01786 289 070.

     
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    16:23: Number of fatalities

    Police Scotland have confirmed there have been "a number of fatalities".

    A spokesman said: "About 14:30 today, a Glasgow City Council bin lorry was travelling north on Queen Street when it appeared to strike pedestrians outside the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) before continuing to travel towards George Square, when it crashed at the Millennium Hotel on Queen Street at George Square.

    "There have been a number of fatalities and people injured.

    "Emergency services are currently at the scene. Police have declared the scene a major incident.

    "All roads in the surrounding area are closed and people are advised to stay away from George Square and make alternative travel arrangements."

     
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    16:22: Video - Bin lorry crash

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    16:22: 'At least seven seriously injured'

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    He said he understood there to be "at least seven people seriously injured" but said that that number may well rise.

    The injured have been taken to three major hospitals in Glasgow: The Western Infirmary, Glasgow Southern General and the Royal Infirmary.

    He also asked the public not to call the Police on 101 to seek further information, and said that the police number would be issued later this afternoon for those who are worried.

     
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    16:21: First minister's reaction

    First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: "My thoughts are with everyone involved in the dreadful George Square incident."

     
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    16:21: Eyewitness: 'People fighting for lives on pavement'

    One eyewitness at the scene at George Square said: "People were being worked on, people were fighting for their lives on that pavement as shoppers were standing. People were helping."

     
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    Breaking News

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    Police Scotland said there had been "a number of fatalities and people injured" in the crash, outside Queen Street station at about 14:30.

    The crash is being treated as a road traffic incident and police do not believe there is anything "sinister".

     
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    16:16: Road traffic incident

    The crash is being treated as a road traffic incident and police do not believe there is anything "sinister".

     
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    16:14: 'Just like Clutha'

    Scottish Conservatives leader Ruth Davidson was in Glasgow at the time of the accident and paid tribute to the way people reacted.

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    She said: "I was in Argyle Street doing my Christmas shopping.

    "It would appear that the response, just like last year with the Clutha disaster, by passers-by, pedestrians, normal Glaswegians has been magnificent.

    "They came to aid at the very beginning. They stopped traffic as soon as the emergency services got there.

    "They followed all instructions. They did everything that they could."

     
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    16:11: Injured taken to hospital

    At the scene of the accident Police Superintendent Stewart Carle said: "At about 14:30 this afternoon a Glasgow City Council refuse bin lorry was travelling north on Queen Street, when it collided with a pedestrian.

    "The lorry continued up Queen Street towards George Square and there has been a number of other collisions with pedestrians on the pavement. As a consequence there have been a number of fatalities. The bin lorry came to rest at the Millennium Hotel.

    "The seriously injured and injured have been taken to the three Glasgow major incident sites.

    "We are working with our partners to resolve the situation and as quickly as possible identify those that have lost their lives, and to be there to support their families and next of kin."

     
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    16:01: Driver 'slumped over the wheel' Laura Bicker Scotland Correspondent, BBC News

    Police spokeswoman confirmed a number of fatalities, that number she would not confirm. There have also been a number of people seriously injured.

    There are a number of fire engines and a number of paramedics still at the scene, where stretchers have been led in.

    What we have heard from eyewitnesses is that the bin lorry appears to have careereed out of control and hit a number of people.

    We've also heard from one witness who described the driver of the bin lorry as "slumped over the wheel".

     
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    16:01: Witnesses help at scene

    Witness Anjan Luthra said staff from a nearby Pizza Express were "helping to cover up bodies".

    "Pedestrians were doing mouth-to-mouth to numerous injured people.

    "It seemed as if the driver had a heart attack."

     
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    15:51: 'Bodies on the road'

    An eyewitness in Glasgow has described seeing several bodies lying on the road after the bin lorry crashed.

    Police have not confirmed how many people are injured but have described the crash, outside Queen Street station, as "very serious".

    Witness Janey Godley said: "There are people on the ground getting CPR and there were bodies still on the road when I approached.

    "And the whole surrounding area of George Square and the streets leading into it are absolutely hammered with the emergency services getting there.

    "It's the busiest time of year and it's also going to be the saddest time of the year for those families."

     
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    15:49: BBC Have Your Say BBC News

    Did you witness the lorry crash in George Square in Glasgow? Please share your stories but do remain safe.

    Email your pictures and eye witness accounts to newsonlinescotland@bbc.co.uk.

     
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    Breaking News

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    Eyewitnesses reported the bin lorry moving at speed up Queen Street before hearing a bang as it crashed into the Millennium Hotel.

    Several people were seen lying on the ground following the crash.

     
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    Email: newsonlinescotland@bbc.co.uk 15:43: Pictures from the scene

    A picture of the corner of Queen Street and St Vincent Street.

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    The eyewitness says that the lorry continued up the length of Queen Street before hitting the Millennium Hotel.

     
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    15:39: Emergency plan

    A spokeswoman for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said: "Along with all the emergency services, we have an emergency plan that automatically kicks in when there is a major incident."

     
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    15:38: 'It started at Royal Exchange Square'

    Restaurant owner George Smith told BBC Scotland about the scenes at George Square.

    He said: "It [the lorry] started from the bottom of Royal Exchange Square and crashed into the wall at the Millennium Hotel.

    "A customer walked into our restaurant and told us what happened outside. We walked outside and in the first five minutes the first ambulance arrived.

    "The police and ambulance arrived quite fast. I was quite surprised because they were very, very fast."

     
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    15:32: Latest pictures

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    15:26: Reports - Five cars involved

    Hannah Rodger, Reporter for the Evening Times, Herald and Sunday Herald, tweets: Serious accident involving a bin lorry at George Square. At least 5 cars damaged, ambulance taken patients to hospital.

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    15:21: Rescue operation underway

    A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "Firefighters are in attendance at a serious incident on Queen Street.

    "We received a 999 call at 2.30pm reporting a collision and currently have five appliances at the scene.

    "Our crews are working alongside other emergency responders to conduct a rescue operation".

     
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    15:18: More from the scene The Scotsman

    Emergency services called to the scene after reports of a 'terrible accident'.

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    15:13: Emergency services on the scene James Cook Scotland Correspondent, BBC News

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    "I saw several people lying on the floor and many ambulances in attendance.

    "People have told me it must have been going at great speed."

     
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    15:01: Eyewitnesses at the scene

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    He told BBC Scotland: "I heard a loud bang, but I didn't see exactly what happened.

    "The police have closed the whole area off."

     
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    14:54: Daily Record

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    River Nith

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    Bon Accord & St Nicholas shopping centres in Aberdeen

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    Police pass out at Tulliallan

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    The incident happened at about 03:15 on 21 April 2014 when a 26-year-old man was assaulted and sustained serious injuries.

    Detectives want to speak to the man pictured in the CCTV footage.

    He is tall, white, of heavy build with medium length blond to brown hair with shaved sides.

     
  89.  
    12:20: Rangers AGM: No further questions Richard Wilson BBC Scotland

    Chairman David Somers brings Q&A to a conclusion: "Any other questions, you have my email address."

    Rangers chairman David Somers
     
  90.  
    12:13: Trial for 'Gerbil' murder accused

    A man charged with murdering Glasgow gangland figure Kevin "Gerbil" Carroll is to stand trial next year.

    Kevin Carroll was killed in an Asda car park in Robroyston

    William Paterson is accused of repeatedly shooting 29-year-old Mr Carroll outside the Asda store in Glasgow's Robroyston area on 13 January 2010.

    The 35-year-old is also accused of fleeing to Spain 10 days after the shooting. Mr Paterson denies all charges against him. His trial will begin in May.

     
  91.  
    12:10: Trouble sleeping? John Beattie BBC Scotland

    I am doing a survey, nobody at the desks near me sleep well. We seem to expect the impossible. Anyone out there actually sleep 8hrs?

    Woman sleeping

    Tweet me on @BBCJohnBeattie and let me know.

     
  92.  
    11:59: Rangers AGM: Somers on Mike Ashley Richard Wilson BBC Scotland

    Somers: Ashley adamant that Rangers should survive, and we are fortunate to have access to his interest free loans.

    mike ashley
     
  93.  
    11:54: Rangers AGM: Llambias on McCoist

    Derek Llambias, the new chief executive of Rangers, said: "Surprise when Ally handed in notice. He felt he had done his time and was willing to work notice. We needed time to reflect.

    ally mccoist

    "Ally came in last evening and we felt it was better to let Ally spend time at home and take gardening leave. He did a great job."

    Follow the latest developments here.

     
  94.  
    11:49: Rangers AGM: Somers on King Alasdair Lamont BBC Scotland

    Rangers chairman David Somers: "I asked Dave King to show me the money and reveal 8 investors. He didn't. I know a lot of you think he's the Messiah but he's cost the club millions of pounds with season ticket boycott. If King wants to invest he has my personal phone number."

     
  95.  
    11:46: Kilmarnock flooding Catriona Renton BBC Scotland

    tweets: Waterlogged in Kilmarnock

    Waterlogged in Kilmarnock
    Catriona Renton by flooding in Kilmarnock

    Up to your waist in water.

    Waterlogged in Kilmarnock
     
  96.  
    11:41: Dead biker named

    A motorcyclist who was killed in a crash with a van on the A84 has been named as Gerald Mullen of Falkirk.

    The 44-year-old was involved in a collision with the van on the Stirlingshire road near Blackdub Farm at about 21:00 on Saturday.

    The road was closed for some time for police investigations. The van driver was not injured.

    Officers have appealed for any witnesses who saw the van or motorcycle to come forward.

     
  97.  
    11:39: Rangers AGM: Fans quiz Somers Richard Wilson BBC Scotland

    Shareholder: "The fact that you're the figurehead of our great club is an embarrassment. Will you please walk away?" Somers: "Can we have some proper questions please?"

     
  98.  
    Text - 80295 11:38: Ally McCoist - Your Views

    John Hove: Ally has always had the best interests of the club in his time at Ibrox unlike the money grabbers who are now trying to run the club into the ground. A once great club is heading for oblivion and all these anti-Rangers vultures out there picking over the club's bones are too blinkered to see the damage that will be done to Scottish football, blinded by their own prejudices and jealousy.

    Marie, Uddingston: Ally resigns just after his salary jumps back up to 750000, survives meeting with new chief executive, then just before board meeting goes off on gardening leave. Ps who decided his 750000 in the first place?

     
  99.  
    John Brown at Rangers AGM Richard Wilson BBC Scotland

    Former Rangers player John Brown to Derek Llambias: "I hope you are of better quality to the rats at that table." He receives a standing ovation.

     
  100.  
    Rangers AGM latest Alasdair Lamont BBC Scotland

    Shareholder says no member of family at games for first time since days of Struth because of board. How do they intend to bridge funding gap? Somers: "Reason for asking permission for share issue is to address this."

     

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