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Glasgow and West – Mon, 20 Aug, 2012

His denials leave him beneath contempt. How the son of 80 year-old murder victim Jenny Methven described the close family friend who battered her to death. Martial arts expert William Kean’s motive for the killing has never been established. Tonight he’s beginning a life sentence, and will serve 22 years before he’s eligible for parole. […]

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Edinburgh and East – Mon, 20 Aug, 2012

“His denials leave him beneath contempt.” How the son of eighty year-old murder victim Jenny Methven described the close family friend who battered her to death. William Kean’s motive for the killing has never been established. Tonight he’s beginning a life sentence, and will serve twenty-two years before he’s eligible for parole. In other news; […]

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Glasgow and West – Fri, 17 Aug, 2012

Scotland’s drug death toll has reached record levels. Fatalities have now gone up by nearly eighty percent in a decade. Experts say the deaths are just the tip of the ice-berg, with a growing group of ageing high risk users across the nation. The Scottish Government has defended its drug policy saying it is working. […]

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Glasgow and West – Thu, 16 Aug, 2012

The Duke of Edinburgh is preparing to spend his second night in hospital in Aberdeen after suffering another bladder infection. It’s the third time the elderly prince has fallen ill in the last nine months. In other news; the man accused of murdering a Perthshire pensioner has told the jury how he found her lying […]

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Edinburgh and East – Thu, 16 Aug, 2012

The Duke of Edinburgh is preparing to spend his second night in hospital in Aberdeen after suffering another bladder infection. It’s the third time the elderly prince has fallen ill in the last nine months. The man accused of murdering a Perthshire pensioner has told the jury how he found her lying badly injured but […]

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Edinburgh and East – Wed, 15 Aug, 2012

The Duke of Edinburgh has been taken to hospital. Buckingham Palace confirmed Prince Philip had been taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary this afternoon. He had been staying at the Royal family’s Scottish retreat, Balmoral, with the Queen. The capital has missed out on hosting the homecoming parade for Scotland’s Olympians and Para-lympians. Instead it’s set […]

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Glasgow and West – Wed, 15 Aug, 2012

The Duke of Edinburgh has been taken to hospital. Buckingham Palace confirmed Prince Philip had been taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary this afternoon. He had been staying at the Royal family’s Scottish retreat, Balmoral, with the Queen. Prince Philip’s latest visit to hospital comes after illness during the recent Diamond Jubilee celebrations and a heart […]

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Glasgow and West – Mon, 13 Aug, 2012

A cancer drug which reportedly helped keep the Lockerbie bomber alive for an extra two-and-a-half years is to be made available in Scotland on the NHS. Patients and campaigners say the decision is a victory for decency and common sense. Abir-aterone is not a cure, but can improve the quality of life for those in […]

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Edinburgh and East – Mon, 13 Aug, 2012

A cancer drug which reportedly helped keep the Lockerbie bomber alive for an extra two-and-a-half years is to made available here on the NHS. Up until today, Scotland was the only part of the UK where patients with prostate cancer had to pay for Abiraterone. The therapy is not a cure, but can improve the […]

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Glasgow and West – Thu, 09 Aug, 2012

A former SPL footballer has been jailed for nine years for running a drugs factory in Edinburgh. Kris Brown was caught during a raid on the house in Sighthill area of the city. Detectives found heroin worth almost two million pounds. At the time it was biggest seizure of drugs ever made by Lothian and […]

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Glasgow and West – Wed, 08 Aug, 2012

A murder trial has heard how a man found the battered body of his 80 year-old mother in the kitchen of their Perthshire cottage. David Methven was giving evidence at the trial of his friend William Kean at the High Court in Glasgow. Mr Kean denies murdering Jenny Methven, stealing thousands of pounds from her […]

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Glasgow and West – Fri, 10 Aug, 2012

A teenager who killed his foster carer has been sentenced to seven years detention. He stabbed Dawn McKenzie more than ten times at a flat in Hamilton. The judge told the boy, who can’t be named because of his age, he had carried out a “vicious” attack using a “high degree of violence”. In other […]

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Edinburgh and East – Wed, 08 Aug, 2012

Sir Chris Hoy is doing his best to talk himself out of the title of Britain’s greatest Olympian. Despite his unparalleled collection of medals, he believes that honour should stay with another sporting legend. In other news; The Bank of England has warned that tough austerity measures and a lack of lending mean the economy […]

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Edinburgh and East – Fri, 10 Aug, 2012

Another medal winning Scot today brings our Olympic medal total to 53 and secures us 3rd place at the Games. It’s the most impressive Team GB performance in a generation. And whilst the silver for Luke Patience in the sailing isn’t as historic as Sir Chris Hoy’s mighty triumph, the 10 victorious Scots can be […]

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Edinburgh and East – Thu, 09 Aug, 2012

A former Hibernian youth footballer has been jailed, following the largest seizure of drugs ever made by Lothian and Borders Police. Kris Brown was sentenced to nine years for running a drugs factory, from a flat in Edinburgh’s Sighthill area. The son of the murdered pensioner, Jenny Methven, has denied having anything to do with […]

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