Capital Reports - Scotland

The top stories in Scotland updated throughout the day - listen on FM, Online and Digital

Tuesday February 21st 2017

Five Dead In Plane Crash

A small plane's crashed into a shopping centre in Australia - an hour before stores were due to open.

Authorities say the five people on board were killed when it exploded on impact in Melbourne.

They say it looks like a tragic accident - and not a terror attack.

Protests Over NHS Decision

Protests are planned outside a meeting of NHS bosses in Glasgow this morning, as a decision is made on the future of a children's ward in Paisley.

If it happens, services from the Royal Alexandra will be transferred to the new Queen Elizabeth superhospital site.

Historic Tax Vote

MSPs are set to make a landmark vote at Holyrood later - where they set the income tax rate in Scotland for the first time, under devolved powers.

Not much will change, with the basic rate being kept the same as the rest of the UK.

Higher earners here will have to start paying the higher rate at £43,000 instead of £45,000.

Trump's State Visit

Despite the petition, the debate and the protests - the UK Government insists Donald Trump is coming on a state visit.

Many people want the visit down-graded to an 'official' visit because of his stance on immigration.

Gender Pay Gap

Men still get paid 15% more than women in Scotland.

Research on the gender pay gap has found women would earn an extra £5,300 a year, if it was closed.

FA Cup Dream Over

Arsenal are through to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup after beating non-league Sutton 2-nil last night.

They'll now host Lincoln City - another non-league side.

Countdown To Brits In On

And James Arthur tells Capital he's starting to get excited about the Brits tomorrow night.

James is nominated for two awards at London's O2 Arena - British Single with Capital and British Video.

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