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Glasgow and West – Thu, 30 Aug, 2012

A car thief who drove over a pensioner as he tried to stop him stealing his car has been jailed for life, after being found guilty of murder. Christopher Grenfell had admitted killing 76 year old James Simpson, but claimed it was an accident. After the verdict the victim’s son said his father’s “strong sense of right and wrong” resulted in him chasing Grenfell with terrible consequences, leaving his mother a “shattered, nervous and a lonely widow”. In other news: Police underwater teams have joined the search for a missing father on Loch Gairloch. Ewen Beaton’s been unaccounted for since Sunday’s canoe tragedy, in which his two sons and another child died. Today books of condolence were opened in the Easter Ross communities where they lived. A deal agreeing the terms of the independence referendum has to be agreed within the next two months, according to the Scottish Secretary. Two men have been taken to hospital after a fire caused an explosion in a house in Edinburgh. Emergency services were alerted by neighbours who saw bedroom windows in the property in Longstone Road being blown out by a blast at eight o’clock last night. A twenty five year old man was taken to hospital with severe burns. A sixty year old went in for precautionary checks. A report into a train derailment near Edinburgh’s Waverley station has recommended that Network Rail reviews its repairs process. The Rail Accident Investigation Branch found that a section of track should have been replaced in the