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Summary

  1. Murder trial shown stab photos
  2. Cameron warns of SNP 'one party state'
  3. Two face murder charge over body in flat
  4. Changing room camera 'not criminal'
  5. Midwife struck off over misconduct
  6. St James Centre demolition starts in May

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By Jo Perry and Andrew Southwick

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  2. Woman found guilty of murdering her husband fails to have minimum jail term reduced

    Sandra Bruce, 61, who was found guilty of murdering her husband has failed to have a minimum term of 15 years in prison reduced.

    She had denied killing Norman Bruce, 64, at Breakish in February 2014 and also assaulting him between 1991 and 2014.

    Her lawyers challenged the decision at the Court of Criminal Appeal in Edinburgh, arguing that that the minimum term was excessive.

    Sandra Bruce
  3. College lecturers vote overwhelmingly in favour of strike action over pay

    The results of a strike ballot by the EIS Further Education Lecturers Association show college lecturers have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action. 

    Their concerns include the annual pay rise and the differences between pay at different colleges. 

    The union plans to hold a one day strike across Scotland on March 17 and a two day strike the following week.

    College
  4. Rangers warn fans against indulging in offensive chants in Scottish Cup clash

    Rangers have warned supporters they face lifetime bans from Ibrox if they bring the club into disrepute with offensive chants.

    The Championship leaders are concerned how some fans will react to comments made by Dundee captain Gary Harkins, who referred to them as a "new club" in reference to the liquidation of 2012.

    Rangers have asked supporters to "treat the ill-informed with silent contempt".

    Rangers supporters

    "Fans who behave in an inappropriate manner and who bring the club into disrepute will face punishment," said Rangers.

    "They might be given lifetime or limited bans, so please, let us all support Rangers in the correct way."

  5. A 61-year-old man is charged in connection with a fatal road traffic collision

    A driver has been charged by police in connection with a hit-and-run incident in Edinburgh in which a man died.

    Alexander Wallace, 57, from Livingston in West Lothian, died after being knocked down on Comiston Road at about 20:10 on 8 October 2015.

    A 61-year-old man has been charged by police for failing to stop after an accident under the Road Traffic Act.

    A report has been sent to the procurator fiscal. He is due to appear in court at a later date. 

  6. Scottish Conservative Party leader Ruth Davidson believes future tax cut in Scotland possible

    Scottish Conservative Party leader Ruth Davidson believes a tax cut in Scotland is possible when the nation can afford it.

    The MSP told Tory members gathered in Edinburgh: "We can cut tax, but over the medium term."

    Ms Davidson also said that her party would provide a "strong opposition" after May's election.

    Opinion polls show the Scottish Conservatives could become the second biggest party at Holyrood.

    Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson
  7. Hibernian a match for the Scottish Premiership - Liam Henderson

    On-loan Celtic midfielder Liam Henderson says Hibernian's current squad is a match for most in the Scottish Premiership.

    Hibs host top-flight Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup on Sunday.

    "This is a Premiership side playing in the Championship." said Henderson. "We enjoy playing against Premiership teams as they open up against us a little bit more and we find a little more space."

    Aberdeen's Niall McGinn and Hibernian's Liam Henderson

    Indeed, Henderson says they have already proven their ability this season by defeating St Johnstone, Aberdeen and Dundee United in the League Cup and Hearts in the previous round of the Scottish Cup. 

  8. Police attempt to identify body recovered from South Queensferry

    Police in Edinburgh are appealing for assistance to help identify a man who was recovered from the shoreline at Hawes Pier, South Queensferry. 

    Officers responded to a report that a body had been seen in the water around 10.20am on Thursday.

    HM Coastguard were also in attendance and the man was pronounced dead at the scene. 

    Inquiries are now underway to establish who the man was, as he was not carrying any identification at the time.  He is described as white, around 5ft 10ins tall with blackish grey receding hair, late 40s and medium build.

    He was wearing a black button-front jacket, blue hooded top with full zip and white toggles, blue denim Levi jeans, black hat, black scarf and navy gloves.

  9. Police appeal for information after man suffers fractured skull following serious assault

    Detectives are appealing for information after a man was seriously assaulted in Glasgow City Centre in the early hours of Friday 19 February.

    A man was found lying injured on Hope Street near to its junction with Argyle Street at around 4.30am, and taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

    He was released but later re-attended the hospital where he was diagnosed with a fractured skull and will require surgery.

    Detective Constable Stephen Palmer from Stewart Street CID said: “I would like to speak to anyone with information about this incident, particularly the two people who called an ambulance for the victim."

  10. Greenock Morton manager Jim Duffy offers Celtic no sympathy ahead of Cup clash

    Greenock Morton manager Jim Duffy says he would like to have Celtic manager Ronny Deila's problems.

    Duffy's Championship outfit on Sunday go to Celtic Park, where an away victory would heap further pressure on home manager Ronny Deila, with Celtic struggling for form in the Premiership.

    But Duffy says he has little sympathy for the Norwegian's predicament.

    "I would like to have those problems, sitting top of the league, a team full of international players," he said.

    Greenock Morton manager Jim Duffy

    "I think every manager in the country would be quite happy with that.

    "They're still four points clear as far as I'm aware, so I think any kind of dip at all is always exaggerated if you're at a club like Celtic.

  11. WATCH: Conservative Liam Fox and the SNP's Stephen Gethins go head-to-head over EU 'Project fear' claims

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    Video caption: Conservative Liam Fox and the SNP's Stephen Gethins on EU 'Project Fear' claims.
  12. Highland villagers campaign against decision to deport Canadian family that own only shop in village

    A Canadian family who run the only shop in a Highland village have been told to leave the country by the Home Office.

    Laggan

    The Zielsdorfs came to Scotland in 2008 and their five year old son was born here.

    Despite people in Laggan campaigning against the decision - the family will have to sell their business and leave Scotland in the next few months after their visa wasn't renewed.

    Find out more on Newsdrive from 16:00.

  13. Work to repair Dumfries flagship leisure centre unlikely to be completed before 2018

    An ongoing wrangle with contractors has put repairs at the DG One site, which was shut in October 2014, on hold.

    It means permission is being sought to keep a temporary replacement swimming pool in place for an extra 22 months.

    The council revealed on Thursday that it hoped to agree an out-of-court settlement with contractors "very soon".

    Dumfries leisure centre
  14. Police warn drivers after a number of taxis broken into in Dundee

    Items such as a bag of change, sat nav and a Kindle have been stolen after a spate of thefts in taxis in the Hilltown area of Dundee.

    The incidents, which took place between Wednesday 2 March and Thursday 3 March, have led to Police warning motorists not to display items of value and personal belongings in unattended vehicles.

    "Sat navs should not be left within vehicles, either on their mounting, in the glove compartment, or in the footwell of the vehicle," said a Police statement. "They should be taken out of the car and, if they are fitted to the windscreen with sucker attachments, wipe the sucker marks from the window."

  15. Pupil charged with having knife at primary school in Aberdeenshire

    Police Scotland said the alleged incident involved a male pupil on Tuesday 1 March.

    It was reported to the authorities by a parent.