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Summary

  1. Swinney: 'Progress made' in fiscal talks
  2. Safari park murder bid man jailed
  3. Forth Road Bridge to fully reopen
  4. Driver's screen almost covered by snow
  5. Death of man in street 'suspicious'
  6. Mother's shock at parking ticket gesture

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By Jo Perry and Laura Pettigrew

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's all from Scotland Live. Have a great weekend.

    Join us again from 08:00 on Monday for all the latest news, sport, travel and weather. 

  2. Loganair-operated flight from Inverness to Manchester diverted to Glasgow Airport after a problem on board

    A spokesperson for Loganair said: “Flight BE6975 travelling from Inverness to Manchester with 48 passengers and three crew on-board diverted to Glasgow Airport after a pressurisation warning indication.

    Flybe flight
    Image caption: Loganair flies under Flybe livery

    "The pilot took the necessary precautionary action and steadily descended the aircraft to a lower altitude and landed normally. 

    "Arrangements are being made to redirect passengers south to Manchester and Loganair would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused."

  3. Paralympian David Smith speaks about 'love-hate relationship' with his spinal tumour

    It has ended his bid to compete at the Rio Games.

    The 37-year-old was hoping to be part of the Great Britain Para-cycling team after winning rowing gold in 2012.

    David Smith

    He has already recovered from three rounds of surgery on the tumour and is to be operated on again on 1 March.

    Smith said the tumour caused him constant pain but had also led him to inspire others with severe illnesses.

  4. Man charged with wasting police time as investigation into Edinburgh incident concludes

    An 18-year-old man has been charged with wasting police time in connection with a report of an assault and robbery in Edinburgh earlier this week.

    Jackson's Entry in Edinburgh

    Detectives said they had concluded their inquiry and were "satisfied that no further investigation into this incident is required".The incident was reported to have taken place in Jackson's Entry.  

  5. Fiscal framework: Still no deal reached but optimism from both sides

    Update: Discussions will continue over weekend

    Nick Eardley

    BBC Scotland Westminster correspondent

    John Swinney says there has been progress, David Mundell says the same.

    There are still issues which need to be resolved. The Scottish government says they are significant.

    Saltire piggy bank

    But the involvement of the chancellor in the talks for the first time is seen by both governments as a sign of how serious the UK side is taking the negotiations.

    As the EU talks in Brussels show, nothing is guaranteed. But for the first time in weeks, there’s a glimmer of hope.

  6. Man, 79, killed in three-vehicle crash on A92 near Maryton in Angus

    The collision happened at about on the road between Arbroath and Montrose at about 12:00 and involved a car, a pick-up truck and a security van. 

    Three other people were injured, one seriously.

    police accident sign

    Police said the pensioner, who was driving a red Volkswagen Golf, died from his injuries at the scene.

    The road remains closed.

  7. Man jailed for attempting to murder classmate at Blair Drummond Safari Park

    Christopher Blaikie stabbed Claire Mazzucchi in the neck with a knife during a field trip to study the behaviour of animals. 

    A court heard the psychology student became agitated and had been suffering obsessive thoughts before the attack on 30 March last year.

    Judge Lord Turnbull described it as a "difficult" case and sentenced Blaikie to two years in prison.

  8. Fishing ban claims: Scottish Fishermen's Federation says 'absolutely no campaign of civil disobedience'

    BBC Scotland has learned fast patrol craft have been deployed to investigate reports of fishing boats operating illegally in marine protected areas

    Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead said there had been "reports of alleged incursions" into the protected zones. 

    Bertie Armstrong, chief executive of the Scottish Fishermen's Federation told BBC Scotland that while crews may not agree with the new regulations they are respecting them.

    Marine Protection Vessel
    Quote Message: In our view they have over-reached and are interfering with perfectly sustainable fishing which would not have a conservation effect. There is absolutely no campaign of civil disobedience. We are not going to try and resist this ever by actually breaking and anybody who does so will not get our support. from Bertie Armstrong Scottish Fishermen's Federation
    Bertie ArmstrongScottish Fishermen's Federation
  9. Man killed in avalanche on Creag Meagaidh in western Highlands named by police

    He was Adrian David Bankart (known as Dave), aged 54, from Derbyshire.

    Mr Bankart was one of two men caught up in the incident which happened about 25 miles north east of Fort William on Wednesday afternoon

    Creag Meagaidh

    A Police Scotland spokesman said his family wanted to "extend their gratitude to all emergency services and mountain rescue personnel who were involved in the incident".

    The second male climber remains in a serious but stable condition in Belford Hospital, Fort William.  

  10. Fiscal framework talks to continue over weekend with UK Treasury 'confident' deal can be done

    The latest discussions have ended without agreement. 

    Greg Hands

    Speaking after the talks broke up, Chief Secretary to the Treasury Greg Hands said: “Today’s fiscal framework talks mark a step forward in the negotiations with progress being made in a number of important areas.

    “We’ve agreed that UK and Scottish government officials will continue discussions over the weekend and I remain confident that a deal can be reached that is fair to Scotland and fair to the rest of the UK, now and in the future.”

  11. Appeal after 'unprovoked attack' on man at Waverley Station by group of five youths

    Police said the 22-year-old was approached by a group of five youths who demanded his mobile phone shortly before 21:00 on Sunday.

    When the man refused he was chased, then kicked and punched after he tripped going down the Waverley Steps entrance to the station.

    He sustained facial injuries and was treated at the scene by paramedics.

    Waverley Steps in Edinburgh
    Quote Message: This was an unprovoked attack which left the victim extremely shaken and anyone with information which can help our enquiries is urged to get in touch as soon as possible. from Detective Constable Paul Farquhar British Transport Police
    Detective Constable Paul FarquharBritish Transport Police
  12. Police following 'definite line of inquiry' into suspicious death of 48-year-old man

    He was found seriously injured in Midcroft Avenue, near to its junction with Ashcroft Drive at about 02:25 after reports of a disturbance in the area.

    Ashcroft Drive

    The man was pronounced dead a short time later.

    Police said a post-mortem examination was due to take place to determine how the man died.

  13. In pictures: Dead basking shark washed up on Skelmorlie beach in North Ayshire

    Pictures have been released of a basking shark that washed up on a Scottish beach. 

    The Largs Coastguard Rescue Team has issued images of the dead shark on the coast at Skelmorlie, North Ayrshire. 

    dead basking shark
    dead basking shark

    The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) said the 15ft shark was dead when it washed up near to the A78 Shore Road.

    Basking sharks can be up to 40ft long and are the largest fish in British waters and the second largest in the world, after the whale shark, according to the Shark Trust charity. 

    An MCA spokeswoman said: "This was reported to us by a member of the public in the evening of 23 January."

  14. John Swinney tells BBC Scotland talks with Treasury on future devolution finances have been 'productive'

    Update

    The deputy first minister said "significant issues remain outstanding" but added the meeting had been "productive".

    John Swinney at Westminster

    The Scottish Parliament wants a deal by 23 Feburary so it can scrutinise the plans.

    Mr Swinney said officials from both sides would continue to discuss remaining issues in the coming days.

  15. Ground searches of Ben Nevis for missing climbers Rachel Slater and Tim Newton remain suspended

    Update

    Police Scotland said severe weather made land searches for the missing couple impossible.

    A Search and Rescue helicopter carried out an aerial search of the mountain yesterday with Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team personnel on board. However, police say "nothing significant was observed".

    Tim Newton and Rachel Slater

    An assessment of conditions is due to be made at first light tomorrow when consideration will be given to deploying Mountain Rescue personnel and all available resources, said police.

    Rachel Slater and Tim Newton were reported missing on Monday after failing to return from an expedition on the mountain over the weekend.

  16. Appeal after man threatened with hammer in Edinburgh street robbery

    Police said a 34-year-old man was robbed as he walked towards Samsuns Fish and Chip Shop on Ferry Road at about 22:30 last night.

    Ferry Road

    He was approached by three men who engaged him in conversation before one of the men produced a hammer from his sleeve and demanded money.

    The victim handed over some cash and the men ran off towards Ferry Road Gardens.

    Police have appealed for anyone with information to come forward.