Man appears on Glenrothes murder charge

24 April 2015 11.38am.

A 28-year-old man has appeared at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court charged with the murder of Latvian national Aleksandrs Sokolovs.

Postal vote printing delays cause Angus concern

Up to 5,000 local people could lose their say in the general election after a printing problem meant postal votes will be delayed.

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Nigel Farage on course to win Thanet South for Ukip

Ukip leader Nigel Farage is heading to Westminster as MP for Thanet South, according to a new poll carried out in the Kent seat.

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Labour slip in new polls

Labour has dipped below 30% in a mainstream opinion poll for the first time in the General Election campaign, as Conservatives racked up four-point ...

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Coming up in Saturday’s Courier — mummified moggies

When is a baby cat not a baby cat?

Coming up in Friday’s Courier - Wombling free

It’s the debate that has raged down the centuries.

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Dundee bomb hoaxer fails in appeal

An armed raider and bomb hoaxer, linked to his crimes by his distinctive Dundee accent, failed to convince judges he was not the nuisance caller.

MRI scans reveal Harry Potter books’ strange spell on the brain

Certain words and sentences from Harry Potter stories cast a spell on the brain, activating regions that process emotions, research has shown.

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Consumers are driven mad by unfair parking charges

Consumers consider charges for parking the most-loathed fee they have to fork out for, according to a survey.

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‘The German people don’t like us’ — veteran goes off-message at VE Day photocall

A Second World War veteran has claimed that "the German people don't like us" and said he experienced their "disdain".

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Tesco chief vows fightback after supermarket reports £6.4 billion loss

Tesco has slumped to a £6.4 billion annual loss after taking a massive writedown on the value of its property portfolio.

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Nick Clegg’s wife is a secret food blogger

The Clegg family have been writing a secret cookery blog for the last three years, the Deputy Prime Minister's wife has revealed.

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Goldman Sachs executive reaches settlement ahead of sex discrimination tribunal

An executive at Goldman Sachs who claimed she was denied millions of pounds in bonuses because she is a woman has reached a settlement with the ...

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