Three people and a pet killed in early morning hotel blaze
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Emergency services were called to the scene at the New County Hotel, Perth, at around 5.02am on Monday. On Monday morning, a fire broke out at a hotel in Perth, killing three people and a dog. On December 2, at around 5.02 am, emergency personnel were called to the scene at the New County Hotel in County Place. The Scottish Incident and Rescue Service (SFRS) confirmed to STV News that the fire claimed the lives of at least three humans and a dog. The Scottish Ambulance Services treated a number of individuals for minor wounds. Crews are still on the scene after the fire has been put out to c ..read more
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15 Sea-View Coastal & Beach Cottages in Scotland
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Pennan, Aberdeenshire Whether you’re dreaming of a remote beach holiday or a historic little fishing village full of charm, there are so many luxurious coastal cottages fully equipped for a comfortable self-catering getaway in Scotland. Scotland’s stunningly beautiful coastline is enchanting – it’s full of golden sandy beaches, dramatic cliffs and rock features, curious marine life, watersport activities, as well as bags of history and heritage. Nothing will blow out those cobwebs better than some fresh sea air and beautiful coasta ..read more
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100s of households are still without electricity as snow warning issued
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A yellow weather warning for snow is to remain in place until 9pm on Sunday across the country. This weekend, Scotland is expected to experience further icy conditions due to the widespread issuance of weather warnings. While a yellow weather advisory for ice is in effect on Saturday morning in Western and central areas, snow is predicted to fall on Sunday in most places. It follows a week in which extreme cold and a tonne of snow disrupted travel plans and momentarily cut power to thousands of households due to severely damaged supply lines. Despite the best efforts of more than 150 experts ..read more
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Am I eligible to get the upcoming £324 cost of living payment?
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Age Scotland urges pensioners to check if they qualify for £324 Pension Credit payment. Low-income retirees must submit a Pension Credit claim to the Department of Work and Pensions by Sunday, December 18, in order to be eligible for the £324 payment to aid with growing living expenses. If your weekly income is less than £182.60 for a single person or £278.70 for a couple, you may be eligible for Pension Credit. While online applications may be submitted up to Sunday, December 18, the charity has also made clear that the Pension Credit Claims Enquiry line closed on Friday, December 16 at 6 p ..read more
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Heartwarming clip shows Scots cops dancing with elderly women at loneliness event
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Two male police officers were captured on camera last week at Glasgow’s Swamp Media Center holding hands and swaying with the pleased women. The cops were more than glad to participate in the event, which was designed to support older people who are lonely. It Must Be Love by Madness is playing in the background while a video of the uniformed couple is shown holding hands in a circle with two women. At one point the cops take off their hats and place them onto their respective partners before forming into couples while the ladies do synchronised twirls. The camera then pans to the ..read more
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RMT employees are to go on a 48-hour strike to start the rail strikes
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On Tuesday, the first 48-hour rail strike by RMT members over the holiday season is scheduled to start According to ScotRail, a minimal service will be provided on a few lines On Tuesday and Wednesday, Network Rail employees will strike, followed by another strike on Friday and Saturday. It is the most recent move in a protracted fight over wages and working conditions. The UK’s railways are maintained by Network Rail, a department of the Department for Transport. Amid the most recent industrial action, passengers have been advised t ..read more
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US: Suspect in the Lockerbie bombing will not be executed, court hears
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A US court has heard that the man suspected of creating the bomb that brought down Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie in 1988, killing 270 people, will not be put to death On Monday, Abu Agila Mohammad Mas’ud Kheir Al-Marimi showed up in a Washington, D.C., federal court. He is accused of three offences, including two counts of destroying an aeroplane that caused death and another case of destroying a vehicle that caused death. Each offence carries a potential term of up to life in prison, the death penalty, or a maximum fine of $250,000. However, US prosecutors informed the court that they wou ..read more
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Concerns growing for missing Scots man last seen over a week ago
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Robert Riddick, 31, was last seen in the Hillhouse area of Hamilton at around 12pm on Saturday 3rd December Police are becoming more worried about the welfare of a missing man who has been gone for more than a week. On Saturday, December 3, about 12 p.m., Robert Riddick, 31, was last seen in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, in the Hillhouse neighbourhood. He is known to frequently visit Glasgow City Centre, and the police suspect he may have travelled there. Robert’s family has expressed concern for the Scot and said that his lack of communication with friends and family is “out of character.” He ..read more
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Scotland freezes as Met Office’s longest-ever yellow alert continues
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Temperatures plummet below -15C in coldest night of 2022 amid warning The UK has had its coldest night of the year with Scotland plummeting below -15C The longest yellow weather warning ever issued by the Met Office is extended until Thursday Some schools in the Highlands and Aberdeenshire are affected by freezing temperatures People across the country continue to experience freezing temperatures as the longest yellow weather warning ever issued by the Met Office is extended until Thursday. Snow and ice have swept across Scotland causing travel disruption and forecasters warn there is a cha ..read more
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‘Tea light candle’ horror flat explosion leaves young Scottish family homeless
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The family of four must stay with various relatives because the blast on December 2 in the early morning severely damaged their Galashiels home. The home of a young Scottish family was destroyed in a terrifying explosion caused by a tealight candle, forcing them to live apart. Following the huge blast that shook their Galashiels apartment, Colin Hay, 36, Nicola Jeffrey, 33, and their two daughters Aila, 4, and Melanie, 3, are now residing with separate relatives. Around 3 am on December 2, emergency personnel sped to the scene before ordering a complete evacuation of the apartment complex due ..read more
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