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Summary

  1. SNP wants June EU vote to be ruled out
  2. Labour calls for Scots income tax rise
  3. Moray Council drops 18% tax rise plan
  4. Death of unidentified man 'suspicious'
  5. Clydesdale delays share trading
  6. Scottish tourist killed by elephant

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By Jo Perry and Paul McLaren

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's it from Scotland Live for today. Join us again tomorrow from 08:00

    We'll bring you all the latest news, sport, travel and weather updates from around the country, as they happen. Bye for now.

  2. Tennent Caledonian announces 12-month freeze in the wholesale price of its major brands

    Tennent Caledonian has announced a 12-month freeze in the wholesale price of its major brands to Scottish hotels, pubs and clubs.

    The freeze applies to brands such as Tennent's Lager and Caledonia Best.

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    C&C Group-owned Tennent's said the move was designed to "further support Scotland's hospitality industry".

    The company also announced it was changing the trading name of its sales and distribution arm from Wallaces TCB to Tennent's.  

  3. Former monk's compensation claim after crash leaves him 'unable to meditate'

    A former Bhuddist monk who claims he cannot meditate after being involved in a fatal car crash is seeking £250,000 compensation.

    Sangthong Phensrisai, from Leith, was travelling back to Edinburgh from London on Christmas Eve 2012 when the car he was in went out of control near Fala Dam in Midlothian. Three other passengers died.

    The driver, Anong Yukitan, admits liability but is contesting the amount of compensation.

    The hearing continues.

  4. Laser shone into cockpit of search and rescue helicopter

    Police in Inverness are appealing for witnesses after a green laser was shone into the cockpit of a Search and Rescue helicopter.

    The incident happened at about 19:00 on Sunday.

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    At the time, the helicopter was conducting a search for a missing person who had got into the River Ness.

    The laser pointer is thought to have been aimed from the Merkinch area.

  5. BT working to fix nationwide broadband issues

    BT's broadband network appears to be coming back online after suffering nationwide problems in the UK.

    Down detector, a website that monitors internet failures, reported thousands of cases including parts of Scotland, London, Birmingham and Sheffield.

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    The issue began trending on social media with customers reporting issues.

    BT confirmed that there had been problems but said most were fixed. It said there was no evidence of a hack attack.

  6. Deadline day signings on show as Partick Thistle take on Motherwell

    Partick Thistle will have deadline day signings Antonio German and Aidan Nesbitt available for the tonight's Premiership visit of Motherwell (kick-off 19:45).

    Defender Liam Lindsay completes his two-game ban after Saturday's match with Dundee United was postponed.

    Partick Thistle v Motherwell

    Morgaro Gomis goes straight into the Motherwell squad after signing on loan from Hearts.

    James McFadden's short-term deal with the Steelmen expired after Saturday's 2-2 draw with Dundee.

    However, a proposed move to the United States has fallen through for the former Scotland international.

    You can listen to full coverage on BBC Radio Scotland 810 MW/DAB or by clicking here.

  7. Scientists in Dundee and China hope to have found the 'Achilles heel' for potato blight

    A potential "Achilles heel" for potato blight has been discovered following a collaboration between scientists in Dundee and China.

    They have identified a potato enzyme that, if removed, could prevent the fungal disease taking hold. Potato blight is a global problem with associated costs estimated at $6bn (£4.1bn) every year.

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    Dundee University and the James Hutton Institute have been studying the disease with colleagues in China.

    Prof Paul Birch, who works at both the institute and the university's division of plant sciences, said the discovery created a "new avenue" to explore a potato crop that could be resistant to the disease.

  8. Scotland's Greig Laidlaw cool on Calcutta Cup favourites talk

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    Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw does not mind Eddie Jones discussing Calcutta Cup favourites because it may distract England and their new coach.

    After insisting Scotland were "red-hot favourites" to win at Murrayfield on Saturday, Jones has now changed tack.

    Greig Laidlaw

    He joked that he would apologise to Scotland coach Vern Cotter and is happy for his side to assume that mantle.

    "The more talking he does about us, hopefully the less he's concentrating on England," said Laidlaw.

  9. Solicitor stands trial over crash which killed his wife and daughter

    An Edinburgh solicitor has gone on trial accused of causing the deaths of his wife, seven-year-old daughter and a doctor in a car crash.

    Andrew Houston, 48, denies driving carelessly on the A9 between Newtonmore and Kingussie on 9 July 2013.

    His wife Abigail, daughter Mia and GP Dr Mohammed Ali Hayajneh died in the crash near Ralia.

    Mr Houston's 10-year-old daughter and her sister were seriously injured.

    The solicitor, who lived in Trinity with his family, went on trial at Inverness Sheriff Court on Monday.

    The trial is expected to last until Thursday.

  10. EU reform: Scottish government 'needs time' to study proposed changes

    The Scottish government has said it will need time to study proposed changes to the UK's relationship with the EU.

    Prime Minister David Cameron has insisted the draft deal delivered the the "substantial change" he wanted.

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    Holyrood's Europe Minister Fiona Hyslop said: "We have not been consulted on the detail of these latest proposals so will need time to study them and their implications for Scotland.

    "But if we are to influence positive change in Europe, we must preserve our EU membership."

    She added that she was "strongly opposed" to a referendum in June.

  11. Sacked teacher admits new child abuse images charge

    A former Dundee history teacher who was sacked in 2002 for possessing child abuse material has admitted a new indecent images charge.

    Robert Lightband, 69, was dismissed from Menzieshill High School and his civic role as Dundee's official organist for the original offence.

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    The pensioner downloaded the latest child abuse images over a nine-month period between 2014 and 2015.

    He will return to Dundee Sheriff Court for sentencing on 9 February.

  12. VIDEO: Gaelic musician gives lyrics the hip hop treatment

    Griogair Labhruidh is one of a growing number of Gaelic musicians pushing traditional music in new directions by experimenting with different genres.

    The Afro Celt Sound System musician gave BBC Scotland a snapshot of his new work - what is thought to be the first hip hop album in the Gaelic language.

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    Video caption: Hip-hop artist previews first Gaelic album
  13. Man jailed for eight years for raping two women has conviction quashed on appeal

    Alan Clark, who is 40, was found guilty last year of raping the women and sexually abusing two others in Glasgow, Clydebank and Dumbarton between 2001 and 2012.

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    Image caption: Clark's lawyers claimed Lord Carloway had misdirected the jury

    His lawyers claimed that trial judge Lord Carloway - Scotland's most senior judge - misdirected the jury.

    Three appeal judges agreed and quashed the rape convictions.

    His sentence for the sex attacks will now be revised.

  14. Reports Labour will back June date for EU referendum despite SNP calls for later vote

    Labour's Alan Johnson has said his party will back a referendum on EU membership on 23 June, despite calls for it to be delayed to leave a longer period after the Holyrood and other elections.

    Alan Johnson

    Mr Johnson, who is leading the Labour campaign to stay in the European Union, told the BBC he thought the Europe question would be part of the debates ahead of national and regional elections on 5 May.

    He said it was better to "stay cranked up" in campaign mode, rather than winding down and then winding up again in September.

    The date of the referendum has not been announced, but speculation is mounting Prime Minister David Cameron will call it in June.

  15. A 44-year-old woman has admitted trying to steal a baby in Aberdeen

    Joan Smith admitted a charge of attempted plagium after she tried to steal the eight-month-old infant from a pram on a bus in Holburn Road in November.

    Aberdeen Sheriff Court heard the child's mother reported the incident and that she had been frightened.

    Sheriff Graeme Buchanan deferred sentence for background reports until later this year.

  16. Number of child smokers in Scotland dropped by two thirds in the past 20 years

    The number of children who smoke is falling. New statistics show that the number of 15-year-olds who smoke regularly has dropped by more than two thirds in the past two decades.

    In 1996, 29% of 15-year-olds in Scotland smoked regularly, but by 2013 the figure was down to 9%.

    The Scottish government has a target of creating a tobacco-free generation by 2034.

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