Capital Reports - Scotland

17 December 2017, 12:06

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Sunday 17th December


Six Killed In Crash

Six people have died following a crash involving a black cab and two cars in Birmingham.

It happened just after 1am at the entrance to the underpass on Lee Bank Middleway.

The road is expected to remain shut all day.

One man remains in a critical condition in hospital; six others were also injured.


Alex Rowley Resigns

The deputy leader of Scottish Labour has resigned from from the role.

Alex Rowley made the announcement, after a Labour investigation into claims of harassment was dismissed.

The MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife said he was disappointed he didn't get the chance to answer the allegations, made by a former partner.


Missing Man

Concern is growing for the welfare of a missing Edinburgh man, police have said.

Lee Gibb, 43, vanished from his home in Craigmillar, in the south east of the capital, on Friday.

He was last seen in Watson Crescent, in the Polwarth area, at around 4pm.

Police Scotland said Mr Gibb, who has learning difficulties, has previously used his bus pass to travel throughout the country.


Californian Wildfires

Celebrities, including Oprah Winfrey and Rob Lowe, are sharing their fears and images of a raging wildfire - as it spreads towards their homes, in California.

It's been burning across the state for more than a fortnight, and 3 thousand people have been told to leave their homes.

The wildfire - named Thomas Fire - covers four hundred square miles and has destroyed 700 homes.


Two Police 'Critical'

Two police officers are in a critical condition after being hit by a car as they returned to their own marked vehicle in north-west London.

Three people, including the driver, were arrested at the scene in Neasden following the incident shortly after 3.30am.


Football

Scottish Premiership champions Celtic are aiming to move five points clear at the top of the table this lunchtime.

They kick off at 1230 in Edinburgh against Hearts.

Later Manchester United go to West Brom in the Premier League - hoping to cut Manchester City's lead at the top to 11.

Liverpool are at Bournemouth this evening.