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Landslip cuts Skye and Western Isles electricity supply

Thousands of properties in Skye and the Western Isles have been affected by a power cut. The fault was due to a landslip that damaged the overhead electricity line network in Skye. The island’s Kilmuir…

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Hotel and drive-through bakery at Tomatin approved

Image copyright Tomatin Trading Company Image caption An artist’s impression of the proposed new development A £10m hotel and retail development proposed for Tomatin south of Inverness has been approved by Highland Council. The developer,…


Almost 60,000 pheasants shot on University of Wales grounds, Newtown

Image copyright Getty Images About 57,000 pheasants have been released on to a university’s sports grounds for shooting, with campaigners calling for the practice to end. A Freedom of Information request by the League Against…


Police search Maryhill flats after firearm alert

Image copyright Google Police are searching a property in the Maryhill area of Glasgow after receiving reports of a firearm being seen. Officers were called to flats in Glenavon Road at about 08:30. A Police…


Briton dies from rabies after cat bite in Morocco

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A cat in Morocco (file picture) A Briton has died after contracting rabies while on holiday in Morocco, health officials have said. Public Health England officials said the victim…


Actor Gerard Butler’s home destroyed by California wildfire

Image copyright Gerard Butler Image caption The actor tweeted a picture of his burned-out home in Malibu Scottish actor Gerard Butler has told how he was forced to flee his Malibu home to avoid the…


Strictly Come Dancing: Danny John-Jules thanks Amy Dowden after exit

Image caption Danny John-Jules and his dance partner Amy Dowden Danny John-Jules has thanked his dance partner Amy Dowden after they were eliminated from Strictly Come Dancing. The Red Dwarf star made headlines after the…


‘Lucky escapes’ in avalanches in Scotland’s mountains

Image copyright SAIS Northern Cairngorms Image caption Walkers on the Cairngorm Plateau where temperatures plunged to as low as -14C Some people had “very lucky escapes” after being caught in avalanches in Scotland’s mountains last…


London homicides: The 119 victims of 2018

Last week saw the number of homicides in London surpass last year’s figure of 116. The toll of 119 homicides – which includes cases of murder and manslaughter – includes 69 fatal stabbings and 14…


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