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Summary

  1. Cameron 'keen' for Scots fiscal deal
  2. Alert after gas leak at railway bridge
  3. Killer returns to jail after 'stroke'
  4. Minister defends child abuse inquiry
  5. 'Swear word' poster cleared by watchdog
  6. Police chief pledges collaborative era

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By Jo Perry and Paul McLaren

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's it from the Scotland Live team for today. Bye for now

    Join us again tomorrow from 08:00 for all the latest news, sport, travel and weather updates from around the country.

  2. Former football casual dismisses fears of return to 80s gang culture

    A former football casual has dismissed claims that organised violence among fans is in danger of returning to the levels of the 80s and 90s.

    Football violence

    Bradley Welsh, a self-confessed former Hibernian casual, told BBC Scotland: "In the 1980s you had young men coming from urban areas into city centres to cause large scale disruption involving CS gas, petrol bombs and knives – a huge gang culture.

    "What you have now is a bunch of young middle class lads wearing designer closes and going along seeking high-jinx for self-esteem – there’s a huge difference.”

  3. Post update

    Evening weather update

    BBC Scotland Weather

    A fine end to the day across most of the country. However, a line of showers will track south from the Northern Isles into the mainland through the evening, reaching Caithness after dark and then Moray and Aberdeenshire during the first part of the night. These will be wintry on high ground and higher road routes.

    As the showers move south, they will fade. Most places will be dry and clear with temperatures hovering either side of freezing. There will be a risk of icy patches. 

  4. Football gang violence is on the up, say Police Scotland

    Violence among organised gangs of football hooligans has increased in recent years, according to one of Scotland's top police officers.

    Assistant Chief Constable Bernard Higgins told the BBC that gangs are attached to more than half of Scotland's 42 senior clubs.

    Police Scotland

    He said: "It’s fair to say that, in the last couple of years, we have seen a resurgence in the casual hooligan element.

    "In the last two seasons we have had a number of very high-profile incidents where fans have clashed a mile away from the stadium or clashed two-and-a-half hours before a match.

    "People can get in touch with each other much easier through social media and through mobile phones.

    "If you look at the European scene there’s been a resurgence in the Ultra fans groups, so that might be percolating down to Scotland.

    "I have to make it clear though that the vast majority of games pass off without incident.”

  5. Care services company 'extremely disapppointed' with court ruling on worker's slip on ice

    A care services company has said it is "extremely disappointed" with a Supreme Court ruling which backs a compensation bid by a worker who slipped on ice.

    Glasgow-based Cordia was judged not to have supplied proper footwear to 45-year-old home carer Tracey Kennedy.

    Icy pavement

    A spokesman for Cordia said: "Cordia believe health and safety is fundamental to all activities and take their responsibility seriously.

    "A high level of training is put in place for staff and thorough risk assessments are undertaken.

    "Cordia is, therefore, extremely disappointed with this decision and recognise the economic consequences this will have for not only Cordia and Glasgow City Council but also employers across Scotland and the UK."

  6. High-risk rapist John McDougall given 10-year curfew

    A rapist who is considered a high-risk to women has been given a 10-year home curfew at the request of police.

    John McDougall, 35, has a history of re-offending within short periods of being released from prison.

    Police applied to Kilmarnock Sheriff Court for a restriction of liberty order in order to better monitor him.

    Sheriff Iona McDonald granted the order, meaning McDougall must stay at home between 22:00 and 07:00 for the next decade.

  7. Organised hooligan gangs 'attached to more than half of Scottish football clubs'

    Organised hooligan gangs have attached themselves to over half of Scotland's 42 football clubs, according to Police Scotland – with only seven clubs being categorised as having no risk supporters.

    An investigation by BBC Scotland has also found officers fear a resurgence of the so-called casual culture of the 1980s and 90s. 

    Football fans

    The Scottosh Professional Football League say those taking part in violence have no place at matches or around football stadiums.

    The Scottish government has issued a total of 579 football banning orders since their introduction 10 years ago.  

  8. Engineers dealing with gas leak in Highland village

    Update

    Gas company SGN said a gas main near the railway bridge in Muir of Ord  was damaged at about 14:00 and its engineers were dealing with the incident.

    A spokesperson said: "Our engineers are in attendance at the scene in our capacity as the local provider of the national gas emergency service to make the situation safe.

    Muir of Ord gas lealk

     "The local gas network in Muir of Ord is owned and operated by ES Pipelines.

    "The network at this location is the responsibility of ES Pipelines, however, we are providing the emergency response for them."  

  9. Controversial Fallago Rig wind farm seeks operational life extension

    One of the most controversial wind farm developments in the Scottish Borders is seeking an extension to its operational life.

    The 48-turbine Fallago Rig scheme north of Lauder was approved despite a six-year opposition campaign.

    wind turbines

    It gained permission to operate for 25 years but EDF Energy wants to bring that into line with a proposed second stage of the development.

    If granted it would effectively extend its operational life by five years.

  10. Trains between Carlisle and Scotland disrupted for a further fortnight

    Hopes of reopening the West Coast main line have been delayed as a result of damage caused by flooding at the Lamington Viaduct in South Lanarkshire.

    The Scotland Secretary David Mundell told the Commons it should be back to normal at the start of next month.

    Lamington Viaduct
  11. Jail for man who posted intimate photos of his ex-girlfriend online

    A man was jailed for two years for sending intimate pictures of his ex from her email account to someone using a swingers' website.

    Gordon Sime, 63, had bombarded the woman with daily text messages and phone calls after they broke up.

    Sime then hacked in to her email account and sent pictures of the two of them having sex to a random man on a swingers' website.

    Sime's betrayal of his ex was only discovered when the man sent her a message confirming he had received the pictures.

    Sheriff Tom Hughes jailed Sime for two years for stalking at Dundee Sheriff Court and imposed a four-year non-harassment order.

  12. Nigerian defender Daniel Adejo begins trial spell with Aberdeen

    BBC Sport Scotland

    Aberdeen have revealed they have taken Nigerian defender Daniel Adejo on trial.

    The 26-year-old played 90 minutes at right-back in a 1-0 under-20s victory over Hibernian on Tuesday.

    Daniel Adejo

    Adejo, who can also play in central defence, played for AEL Kalloni in Greece for 18 months after a six-year spell with Italian side Reggina.

    He scored twice in 31 games last season and once in 11 appearances for Kalloni this term before his release.

  13. People being advised to stay indoors in Highlands village following gas leak

    Update

    Local children in Tarradale Primary are being kept in school as a precaution and roads in Muir of Ord have been closed.

    Tarradale Primary School

    The rupture in the local gas mains is thought to have taken place near the railway bridge in the village. 

    Local residents have been urged to stay indoors and trains on the north line have been disrupted.

    There have been no evacuations but emergency services are on standby while engineers try and repair the leak.

  14. Calorie content to be displayed on Tennent's lager cans and bottles

    The calorie content of Tennent's lager will be displayed on its cans and bottles in a move to "promote responsible drinking".

    It is the first time nutritional information has been printed on alcohol products in the UK, according to drinks firm Tennent Caledonian.

    Tennent's calorie count

    From March, drinkers will be told that a 500ml can of Tennent's lager contains 152 calories.

    The detail will also appear on drip mats in pubs, clubs and restaurants.

  15. Lib Dems call Scottish government plans to boost NHS workforce 'drop in the ocean'

    update

    Jim Hume MSP made the comments after Nicola Sturgeon announced an increase in medical student places and support for nursing and midwifery students.

    He said:

    Jim Hume
    Quote Message: It takes four years to train a nurse. And it takes 10 years to train a GP. The lack of long-term thinking from the SNP government has led us to the situation where today we discovered nearly a quarter of GP surgeries in some areas are refusing new patients because they are struggling to cope. The Royal College of Midwives has warned 40% of midwives are in their 50s and 60s, approaching retirement. This investment is a drop in the ocean that will not deliver what’s needed so desperately on the ground.
  16. Oil rig collision captain was 'emotionally distressed' when his vessel crashed

    A ship captain was under "emotional distress" when his supply vessel collided with a North Sea platform, a tribunal's heard.

    The incident involving the Sea Falcon happened at Apache's Forties Echo platform in March last year.

    Apache rig

    Apache was handed an improvement notice by the Health and Safety Executive.

    The oil and gas firm is now appealing the notice, insisting staff took appropriate action to reduce risk to its employees and the vessel crew.

    The tribunal continues.  

  17. Fallen climber rescued from Coire an t-Sneachda in Cairngorms

    A climber has been rescued after falling on Coire an t-Sneachda in the Cairngorm mountain range.

    Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team said two climbers had been on the Aladdin's mirror ice route when one of them slipped. The other contacted police at about 14:20 on Tuesday.

    Cairngorm rescue

    A coastguard helicopter, which was training in the area, flew mountain rescuers and equipment to the scene.

    The climber who suffered a leg fracture was carried to safety on a stretcher.

    He was taken to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness.

  18. Lottery winner's shock at being told 'you're a millionaire'

    A Scottish couple are celebrating after winning £1m and all-expenses paid break to Dubai in a EuroMillions draw.

    Arthur Howard, 74, and his 75-year-old wife Emma, from East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire, had the winning ticket for the Mega Friday draw on 29 January.

    Arthur and Emma Howard
    Arthur and Emma Howard

    Mr Howard said he "went into complete shock" after phoning the claims line and hearing the words "Congratulations, you're a millionaire.

    He now plans to trade in his taxi for a new Audi car.