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Dundee and Tayside – Tue, 14 Feb, 2012

Dundee and Tayside - Tue, 14 Feb, 2012

Rangers football Club are tonight in administration. During another dramatic day of frantic off the park activity, HMRC went to the Court of Session to try and prevent the club appointing administrators. And tonight a question mark hangs over the Club’s fixture with Kilmarnock on Saturday. Strathclyde Police are threatening not to commit resources to the match unless they receive guarantees about payment from the administrator. In other news: A man’s been jailed for a year for a vicious hammer attack on a pensioner in a Perthshire village; Staff at Dundee’s DVLA centre have joined colleagues across Scotland in a protest against plans to close regional offices. In sport: Today’s developments at Ibrox have sent shockwaves through Scottish football. Former Inverness boss Terry Butcher has warned that Rangers woes could impact on everyone involved with our national game.
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Dundee and Tayside – Fri, 21 Sep, 2012

The death of a six-week-old baby who was murdered in Aberdeen by her mother’s boyfriend could NOT have been predicted. A significant case review into the death of Alexis Matheson concluded it was unlikely NHS staff could have prevented her death. In other news; The Finance Secretary John Swinney has hinted that he expects other employers to end the pay freeze for public sector workers. His comments follow yesterday’s budget statement to Parliament. However Unions are planning coordinated action, angered that Ministers want a 1% pay cap for wages from next year. In local news; A man’s been jailed for a minimum of 14 years for killing a Fife teenager with a baseball bat. Gary Wallace was attacked in Kirkcaldy in March after Joseph Mullen found out that his girlfriend had sent the 17 year old a text message calling him a “gorgeous boy.” 21 year old Mullen admitted a murder charge at the High Court in Glasgow. Meanwhile; The Scottish Courts Service has begun a three-month consultation, outlining plans to close eleven sheriff courts including those in Arbroath and Cupar. Business from these courts would be transferred to neighbouring districts. Also in sport; Barry Smith says there’s a belief amongst his Dundee side they CAN get something at Celtic tomorrow. They prop up the SPL, but head south looking to add to the Champions poor start to the domestic campaign.
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