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Summary

  1. MP McGarry detained by Turkish authorities
  2. Mansion grounds body identity confirmed
  3. Savile abused Scottish girl in London
  4. BBC bosses consider 'Scottish Six'
  5. Dundee to Amsterdam flights take off
  6. Tory MSP backs leaving European Union

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By Jo Perry and Nichola Rutherford

All times stated are UK

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  1. BBC Scotland Live will return tomorrow from 08:00

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    BBC Scotland

    Thanks for joining us today. 

  2. Police make appeal about 'distinctive jogging bottoms' following Kirkcaldy armed robbery

    Police Scotland have already released CCTV images of two men, who were on bicycles, they wanted to trace in connection with the raid on the TSB bank on 29 January.

    Today they have published a picture of the trousers worn by one of the men. Police said they were made by Polish manufacturer Mordex - a brand associated with bodybuilding. 

    Distinctive jogging bottoms

    Officers believe at least on the men is East European. 

    Det Sgt Samantha Davidson said: "If members of the public know anyone who wears this brand of clothing then please get in touch to assist with our inquiries."

  3. Waverunner: Sport Relief attempt to cross Irish Sea in inflatable barrel is abandoned

    Blue Peter's Lindsey Russell completed 17 nautical miles of the challenge but she had to stop because of bad weather. 

    BBC Newsround is reporting that The Blue Peter team have said Lindsey is safe and on her way back to dry land. 

    Her fitness coach, Greg Whyte, has been tweeting about the decision. 

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  4. WATCH: Donald Trump branded 'dangerous extremist' in Scottish Parliament

    Scottish Green MSP Patrick Harvie asked Nicola Sturgeon about the Scottish government's links to the controversial businessman during First Minister's Questions at Holyrood today. 

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    Video caption: Trump 'a dangerous extremist' says MSP
  5. Man, 20 admits causing death of his friend by dangerous driving on South Uist

    Alistair Downie lost control of his Peugeot, causing lifelong friend Carl MacPhee, 19, to be hurled from the vehicle during the accident in September 2014. 

    The pair, who had been at school together and played football for Lochar Saints, were returning from a football match. 

    The apprentice mechanic was remanded in custody and faces a lengthy jail-term when he returns to court next month.

  6. Hibs manager Alan Stubbs hopes second phase of share issue can take club to 'another level'

    BBC Sport Scotland

    The first phase last year raised around £500,000 and took the fans' ownership from just under 2% to just over 20%.

    The second phased is aimed at giving fans at least 51% of club shares

    Hibs celebrate

    Its launch came the day after a blow to their promotion hopes with a 3-0 home loss to Morton.

    "This is another opportunity for the fans to invest and take the club to another level," said Stubbs.

  7. Missing man Jamie Alexander found 'safe and well' police confirm

    In a statement, Police Scotland said the 22-year-old, who was last seen in Banchory, had been traced in the Dundee area. 

    "Media and the public are thanked for their assistance," they added. 

  8. Woman who admitted dragging two-year-old along the ground is admonished in court

    Jodie Mitchell, 26, of Selkirk, pleaded guilty to behaving in a threatening manner towards the girl at Falkirk's Central Retail Park in February last year.

    Jodie Mitchell

    She was traced after police circulated CCTV images of the episode.

    Sentence had been deferred for her to be of good behaviour and to prove it had been a one-off incident.

    Full story here. 

  9. Memories of the late Davie Cooper on what would have been his 60th birthday

    BBC Sport Scotland

    Rangers and Motherwell winger Cooper, who died of a brain haemorrhage in 1995 aged 39, is widely considered one of the most talented Scottish players of all time.

    His former team-mate Iain Ferguson said: "Davie Cooper, to me, was the catalyst to turn that Motherwell team into the [1991] Scottish Cup-winning team it became. If you couldn't play with Davie then you couldn't play."

    Former team-mates have been sharing memories of the great man for BBC Sportsound's 'Team-mates' series, which is broadcast tonight at 18:30 on BBC Radio Scotland 810 MW, on digital and online. 

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  10. Woman in her fifties left 'badly shaken' after being punched in face in Kirkcaldy street

    The woman was targeted as she walked on Wemyssfield in the direction of Kirkcaldy bus station at about 18:40 on Wednesday.

    Wemyssfield

    A man approached her and tried to pull her handbag from her, before punching her in the face. He ran away into the Kirk Wynd graveyard. 

    Police have appealed for anyone with information about the attacker, who is described as being in his early 20s and between 5ft 2in and 5ft 4in tall to come forward.

  11. Police ask Deeside residents to check outbuildings and sheds for missing Jamie Alexander

    The 22-year-old, who is also known as James Mackenzie, was last seen at a guest house in Banchory at 21:00 on Tuesday

    Ch Insp Richard Craig said: "As time goes on we are increasingly concerned for Jamie's welfare and we are looking for him to get in touch with us to confirm he is safe and well. 

    Jamie Alexander

    "We are also asking that members of the public who may have seen someone fitting his description or have knowledge of his whereabouts to contact us.

    "In addition we would ask that people check their outbuildings and sheds for any signs that someone might have been there."

  12. An Army recruitment sergeant is jailed for string of sexual assaults on female recruits

    Edwin Mee, 46, was convicted of 16 offences including rape following a trial at London's Southwark Crown Court last year.

    The Glasgow-born officer, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan was sentenced to 11 and half years imprisonment.    

    Edwin Mee

    The court heard he used his power to "abuse and bully" women as young as 15, mostly from abroad but based in Croydon, south London. 

    Judge Alistair McCreath told Mee he had acted in a way that was "demeaning" and "distressing" for the victims, including one woman who had been abused "dreadfully". 

  13. MP Natalie McGarry says she was 'not arrested but answered some questions' from Turkish authorities

    From Natalie McGarry - Glasgow East MP

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  14. Turkish Security Forces became 'alarmed' at Natalie McGarry recording 'sound of bombs falling' in Syria

    Update

    Natalie McGarry's solicitor Aamer Anwar confirmed that the Glasgow East MP had been briefly questioned and detained by security services in Turkey.

    He said they had become "alarmed" after the politician took out her mobile phone near a security checkpoint to record the sound of bombs falling in nearby Syria.

    Quote Message: I can confirm that Natalie McGarry MP was questioned earlier on today but was released shortly thereafter and is grateful to everybody for their messages of support. It appears that a member of the Turkish Security Forces became alarmed as Natalie had her mobile phone out near a security check point. She was taken away for questioning and it was subsequently explained that she was simply recording the sound of bombs falling across the border in Syria. There will be no further statement and Natalie will be returning home soon. from Aamer Anwar Natalie McGarry's solicitor
    Aamer AnwarNatalie McGarry's solicitor
  15. BreakingReports: MP Natalie McGarry detained and questioned by authorities in Turkey

    The MP for Glasgow East was reportedly detained and questioned by Turkish authorities upon her arrival in the country earlier today.

    It is understood that the GMB union has a delegation in the country campaigning for the release of the Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan.

    In a statement the Foreign Office said: "A British national was briefly detained and released in Diyarbakir, Turkey."

    Ms McGarry later tweeted that she was "safe and absolutely fine".

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    Natalie McGarry