Capital Reports - Scotland

24 November 2017, 11:36

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Friday 24th November


FAI Into Clutha Helicopter Crash

A Fatal Accident Inquiry will be held into the Clutha tragedy.

Ten people died when a police helicopter crashed onto the roof of the pub in Glasgow in November 2013.

Prosecutors say there is "insufficient evidence" for criminal proceedings.


Pistorius Prison Sentence More Than Doubled

Oscar Pistorius's sentence for murdering his girlfriend has been increased from six years to 13 years and five months.

South Africa's appeal court handed down the minimum 15 years for such a crime - but took off time he's already served.


298 Crimes Recorded In Football Investigation

Almost 300 crimes have been recorded by police during a year-long investigation into child sexual abuse in football.

Police Scotland said it had received 167 reports of information and recorded 298 crimes since the probe was launched in November last year.

The investigation was sparked by claims from former players across the UK that they were abused by people in positions of authority.

 

New President For Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's new president has been sworn in - and has promised to devote himself to the well-being of the people.

There were huge cheers and gun salutes as Emmerson Mnangagwa took the oath at the capital's national sports stadium.


Scottish Shoppers Holding Back On Black Friday

Scottish shoppers are being put off spending as much this Black Friday because it falls too early, according to a survey.

Scots will spend an estimated £181 compared with £187.55 in 2016.

But this is higher than the £57.73 average in 2015.


Investigation After Woman Pushed Off Train

Police are trying to find a man after a woman was pushed off a train at Edinburgh Park Station.

It happened at 5.35pm on Monday September 25th.

He then assaulted a male passenger.

 

Rangers Aiming For Top Three

Rangers are looking to move in the top three in the Premiership tonight.

They head to Dundee, who are at the bottom of the table.