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REVEALED: £190K bill Perth's Christmas lights party

© DC Thomson<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>Council chiefs spent nearly £190,000 on Perth’s biggest ever Christmas party, The Courier can reveal.<p>Pop …

Christmas

Motorists warned of roadworks on M90 between Kelty and Halbeath

© DC Thomson<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>Roadworks on a section of the M90 between Kelty and Halbeath start on Friday evening.<p>The resurfacing work …

Foodbanks already noticing Universal Credit effect

© DC Thomson<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>Campaigners say a reduction in the wait for people claiming Universal Credit payments does not go far …

Universal Credit

Lane closure on M90 after van tips over

© DC Thomson<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>The female driver of a van and her 11-year-old son had a lucky escape when their vehicle tipped over on the …

Reduction in fire casualties in Angus welcomed

© DC Thomson<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>A reduction in casualties and fatalities in Angus has been welcomed by a Tayside fire chief.<p>Area manager …

'Mixed emotions' of former Fife aid worker as ex-Bosnian Serb army chief Mladic gets life for genocide

Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>Fife man David Hamilton, who came under fire while delivering humanitarian aid to Sarajevo in the 1990s, tells <b>Michael</b> …

More jobs to go in Fife Council service delivery overhaul

© DC Thomson<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>Sweeping changes in the way Fife Council delivers services will bring further job losses as part of a bid …

Council donates £450,000 from defunct Victorian trust fund to charity

© DC Thomson<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>A Victorian trust fund set up to give palliative care to Perthshire residents with incurable diseases has …

Scotland

Dundee Christmas Lights Night: Everything you need to know

© DC Thomson<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>Dundee’s Christmas lights will be turned on tonight with the city promised a display which is “bigger and …

Christmas

Thief torpedoes design business with train theft

© DC Thomson<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>An in-demand print designer missed out on a lucrative £10,000 contract after a drug-addled thief stole her …

Crime

Councillor calls for dogs on leads zones in Fife's parks

© DC Thomson<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>A Fife councillor has called for designated “dogs on leads” zones in the region’s playparks to ensure …

Brain injury charity recognises bravery of Dundee man who suffered horrific attack

© DC Thomson<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>A Dundee man who collapsed with bleeding on the brain after suffering a sickening assault has been …

Extremism

Wood moves to cut workforce at Fife’s Mossmorran gas plant

© DC Thomson<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>A number of workers at a major Fife gas processing plant are facing a bleak Christmas after being placed on …

UK News

Fifers warned of wishing crime wave

© DC Thomson<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>Police have issued a warning to the public following reports of several vishing incidents across Fife.<p>Two …

Modest earners in Tayside and Fife facing £47 higher tax bill than those in England, say Tories

© DC Thomson<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>Average earners in Tayside and Fife face paying up to £47 more in tax than those on equivalent salaries in …

Scottish Politics

Call for Scottish Government to help secure long-term future of BiFab

© DC Thomson<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>The Scottish Government has been urged to ensure BiFab workers have long-term livelihoods, and not just a …

Brexit

Are music cassettes the new vinyl?

Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p><b>Michael Alexander</b> speaks to several Tayside record shops about a resurgence in music cassette sales. But are ‘tapes’ a …

Vinyl Records

Woman injured after car lands on roof in Forfar crash

© Supplied<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>A woman escaped serious injury after her car ended up on its roof following a single vehicle accident in …

'This will not be the death knell for us' - Resilient city council leader on Dundee 2023 'body blow'

Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>November 23 2017<p>A derailed bid to be named European Capital of Culture in 2023 will not be Dundee's "death knell", said …

furious

Huge queues as Scotland's first gourmet doner kebab store opens in Dundee

Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>A new takeaway offering nachos, pizzas and even quesadillas packed with doner meat went down a storm on its opening day …

Compromise reached in bid to buy part of ancient graveyard

© DC Thomson<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>A deal has been struck in a bid to buy part of an ancient Perthshire burial ground which will see access …

Cemeteries

Tayport environmentalists harvest second award

© DC Thomson<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>Tayport Community Garden has cultivated a second major accolade.<p>The volunteers are among the winners of the …

'I could furnish my house with fridges, washing machines and couches' - Fife councillor's outrage at street dumping

© DC Thomson<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>An outraged Fife councillor has claimed he could furnish his entire home with household goods dumped in the …

John O'Brien

Police hunt thieves after Dundee housebreaking

© DC Thomson<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>A number of electronic devices were stolen during a smash-and-grab in Dundee.<p>Police Scotland is appealing …

Dundee

Workplace bullies sentenced for tormenting teenage apprentice at Kirkcaldy garage

© DC Thomson<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>Workplace bullies who tormented a teenage apprentice at a Kirkcaldy garage have been ordered to pay their …

Crime

Minimum pricing will promote sensible drinking, says Fife trade body

© PA<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>The introduction of minimum pricing for alcohol will encourage responsible drinking, a Fife trade body has said.<p>The …

UK News

Dundee hockey club fears financial ruin will be its prize for attracting European competition to the city

© DC Thomson<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>The future of a Dundee hockey club is in the balance after officials admitted they are struggling to afford …

Dundee

Calls for police presence after £3,000 raid on elderly woman's home

© DC Thomson<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>Thieves escaped with a £3,000 haul following a raid on an elderly woman’s home in Broughty Ferry.<p>Police …

Crime

PICTURES: Scots wake up to winter wonderland as snow hits country

© DC Thomson<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>Scots have been waking up to wintry scenes this morning after a huge snowfall hit parts of the …

Weather

Calls for Glenrothes to "Get Going" ahead of 70th anniversary celebrations

© PA<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>Residents of Glenrothes are being urged to “Get Going” and help prepare the town for its 70th anniversary …