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Probe after schoolboys locked in supermarket for four hours

Police are investigating after two schoolboys became locked inside a supermarket for four hours.

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Employment total hits record high of 2.6 million

Scotland's employment rate has hit a record high while unemployment has fallen by the fastest rate in the UK outside London, new figures have shown.

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14-year-old sexually assaulted on Glasgow Subway

Police are investigating a sexual assault on a 14-year-old girl on the Glasgow Subway.

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Food sector helps retail sales return to growth

Retail sales in Scotland returned to growth in July after a decline the previous month.

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Edinburgh Waverley sees 8% rise in passenger numbers over second August weekend

The number of rail passengers using Edinburgh Waverley station during the second weekend of August increased by 8% on last year.

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Giant solar farm approved for 47-hectare site in Moray

Plans to build Scotland's largest solar farm have been given the go-ahead.

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PM says HMS Queen Elizabeth gives 'clear signal' of UK's role on world stage

The UK's new £3 billion aircraft carrier is a clear signal the country will remain a fully engaged global power, Theresa May said, as the ship arrived in Portsmouth.

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Carers call for better understanding of role as majority report feeling lonely

More than three-quarters of unpaid carers in Scotland feel lonely or socially isolated, a new survey has found.

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Inspectors find Glasgow mental health ward in 'neglected' state

An acute ward at a Glasgow mental health hospital presented a "much neglected and dismal environment" for patients to be cared in, according to a report.

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MSP bids to hand headteachers right to ban mobiles in schools

Headteachers should have the power to ban mobile phones in schools, a Tory MSP has said.

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Driver injured in attack by men who then stole his car

A driver suffered facial injuries when he was attacked by two men who stole his car and later set it on fire.

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Charles and William attend Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge are to attend the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

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Shop worker intimidated by man who stole three-figure sum of cash

A shop worker was threatened by a man who made off with a three-figure sum of cash in the Edinburgh area.

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Scottish Parliament IT systems targeted by hackers

IT systems at the Scottish Parliament have been attacked by hackers.

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Interim Brexit customs union plan branded 'daft' by Nicola Sturgeon

Plans for a temporary customs union with the European Union post-Brexit have been branded "daft" by Scotland's First Minister.

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SPA ordered to review complaints against senior policemen

The body responsible for oversight of police has been ordered to review complaints made about Scotland's two most senior officers.

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Drug overdose deaths increased 23% last year

Drug deaths in Scotland rose by 23% to a record high last year.

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800 RBS IT jobs at risk amid bank reorganisation plans

More than 800 IT jobs at Royal Bank of Scotland have been put at risk as part of a major reorganisation proposed by the lender.

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Man arrested in probe into 'threats' made against Neil Lennon

A man has been arrested over alleged offensive and threatening comments made against Hibernian manager Neil Lennon.

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Judy Murray: I would rather see men play three sets at major tournaments

Judy Murray has suggested she would prefer to see men playing to three sets instead of five in major tennis tournaments.

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