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Performance in science worst ever as Scotland falls down education rankings

Scotland has fallen down international education rankings for core school subjects, according to a major world study, with performance in science the worst ever.

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A&E departments miss waiting-times target in October

Scotland's accident-and-emergency (A&E) departments failed to meet a key waiting-times target in October, the latest figures show.

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Pensioner had 31 injuries to her head and neck, murder trial hears

A pensioner allegedly murdered in her own home had 31 injuries to her head and neck, a court has heard.

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Leukaemia treatment paramedic backs festive blood donation drive

A paramedic whose life has been saved by at least 70 people after developing leukaemia has urged others to give blood and save more lives.

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Man killed in Edinburgh flat disturbance named by police

Police have named a man who died after a disturbance at a flat in an upmarket area of Edinburgh.

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Energy efficiency measures could help create 9,000 jobs, business chiefs say

Boosting investment in energy efficiency could create up to 9,000 jobs a year, business leaders have told the Scottish Government.

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British Red Cross says asylum system causes stress for pregnant women

The UK's asylum system causes pregnant women prolonged stress and anxiety, heightening the risk of health complications for their unborn child, according to a report.

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OAP suffers serious injuries in hit-and-run

A pensioner was seriously injured after a hit-and-run in Edinburgh.

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Life-sized baby Jesus doll stolen from Perth nativity display

Police have appealed for information after a life-sized baby Jesus doll was stolen from a nativity display.

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Alzheimer's researchers find key proteins present in early stages

Scientists have detected key changes in the brains of people who are showing the early signs of Alzheimer's which they claim could improve diagnosis of the disease.

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Fertility treatment hope as cancer drugs found to revive ovaries

A cancer treatment appears to have rejuvenated the ovaries of patients and increased their stock of immature eggs.

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Festive period among loneliest times for cancer patients, survey finds

Thousands of cancer patients in Scotland will be lonely this Christmas and New Year, according to a survey for Macmillan Cancer Support.

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British tour company worker killed in Lapland stabbing

A British woman working for a tour company in Lapland has reportedly been stabbed to death.

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SFA in apology for child protection failings amid further abuse claims

The Scottish Football Association has apologised for failing to properly deal with a past allegation of abuse against a youth coach and assistant referee.

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Aberdeen University staff to strike in job losses dispute

Staff at the University of Aberdeen are to walk out this week in a dispute over job losses.

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Police probe as man dies after being hit by dumper truck

A man has died after he was knocked down by a dumper truck at an industrial site in Edinburgh.

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Ban on smoking in cars with children present becomes law

New legislation that makes it illegal to smoke in a car carrying children has come into force in Scotland.

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£2.5m cancer care pledge unveiled by First Minister

The First Minister has announced an extra £2.5 million to improve cancer care for children and young people in Scotland.

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Man, 41, critically ill in hospital after Aberdeen flat fire

A 41-year-old man is in a critical condition in hospital after being rescued from a fire in a ground-floor flat.

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WWF Scotland leads calls on phasing out cars running on petrol and diesel

Businesses and environmentalists have called on the Scottish Government to set a date for phasing out cars running on petrol and diesel.

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