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Scottish teacher encourages pupils to use “unreliable” Wikipedia

By Cara Sulieman A SCOTTISH teacher has said that school kids should be encouraged to use Wikipedia for school research, despite doubts over the accuracy of the information on the site. Ollie Bray, deputy head teacher at Musselburgh Grammar, said that pupils should use it to learn how to evaluate the credibility of information. But […]

November 24th, 2009 | Posted in 1,News,Scottish News | Read More »

Chief of BTP thinks “policing across boundaries” in important

By Cara Sulieman THE CHIEF Constable of the British Transport Police said that public transport in Scotland should always be policed by his force – even if the debate on a single Scottish constabulary results in change. He spoke of being able to “police across boundaries” when he met Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill in Edinburgh […]

November 24th, 2009 | Posted in 1,News,Scottish News,Videos | Read More »

“Brutal” attacker plunges smashed bottle into victim’s stomach

By Michael MacLeod DETECTIVES are hunting a vicious thug who smashed a bottle over a man’s head then plunged it into his stomach. The 20 year-old victim was last night recovering at home after getting 11 stitches to sew up extensive stab wounds. Cops in Edinburgh said the “brutal assault could have ended with the […]

November 24th, 2009 | Posted in 1,Court & Crime,News | Read More »

Scots sheriff brands race attack teen “an arsehole”

By Michael MacLeod and Rory Reynolds A SHERIFF branded a racist thug as “an arsehole” after he punched an Iranian student in the face. Victim Yasin Hajizdeh, 23, was travelling on an Edinburgh bus when he heard passengers behind him calling him a “Paki”. On turning around he was thumped in the face by Murdo […]

November 23rd, 2009 | Posted in 1,Court & Crime,News,Videos | Read More »

Charity appeal for missing greyhound

  By Cara Sulieman A GREYHOUND has made a mad dash for freedom as she was being moved to a re-homing centre. Poppy had been looked after by a local charity for the last three months and was on her way to the Dogs Trust re-homing centre in West Calder when she slipped out of […]

November 23rd, 2009 | Posted in 1,News,Scottish News | Read More »

Susan Boyle dedicates debut album to mum

By Cara Sulieman SUSAN Boyle has dedicated her record-breaking debut album to her mum – saying she promised her she would “do something” with her life. I Dreamed a Dream hit the shops today, but had already broken the sales record for pre-orders on website Amazon. With bookies refusing to take bets on the CD […]

November 23rd, 2009 | Posted in 1,Entertainment,News,Scottish News,Videos | Read More »

Thomas Main jailed for life over Michael Wood murder

by ANDREA McCALLUM A TEEN who murdered a dad-of-two in an unprovoked attack has been jailed for life. Thomas Main, 18, kicked and stamped Michael Wood to death in Aberdeen in June this year. Mr Wood’s face was “smashed” during the attack and he died from his injuries. Today (Monday) at the High Court in Livingston, […]

November 23rd, 2009 | Posted in 1,Court & Crime,News | Read More »

Millions spent on fat-busting pills

By Andrea McCallum THE NHS is shelling out £4 million a year on fat-busting drugs for the obese, with more than 110,000 prescriptions being written out for the pills last year. And some of the patients are under the age of 16 – highlighting the country’s obesity problem. Prescriptions for anti-obesity drugs have risen by […]

November 22nd, 2009 | Posted in 1,News,Scottish News | Read More »

Scotland expected to ban air rifles

By Andrea McCallum A NEW agreement between Westminster and Holyrood could see air rifles being banned from Scotland’s streets. Scottish Secretary Jim Murphy secured the deal, which sees the authority over the weapons being transferred to the Scottish Government. The decision comes four years after Scots tot Andrew Morton was gunned down just yards from […]

November 22nd, 2009 | Posted in 1,Court & Crime,News,Politics | Read More »

Fatal car crash claims two lives

By Andrea McCallum TWO elderly women have died after their car crashed into a tree at the weekend. Police and fire crews rushed to the B6369 Haddington to Gifford road in East Lothian at 5.36pm on Saturday after receiving news of the accident. Paramedics fought to save one of the women but both were pronounced […]

November 22nd, 2009 | Posted in 1,News,Scottish News | Read More »

Drink-driving limit to be lowered

By Andrea McCallum PLANS are underway to lower the Scottish drink-driving limit to make it less than south of the border. Pub-goers would break the law driving after two pints under new rules which would see the 80mg per 100ml of blood limit dropped to 50mg. The new rules would restrict drinking motorists to a […]

November 22nd, 2009 | Posted in 1,Court & Crime,News,Scottish News | Read More »

SuBo’s meteoric rise to fame

By Cara Sulieman SUSAN Boyle has spoken about her meteoric rise to fame on the day that her album is released worldwide. I Dreamed a Dream – the debut album from the 48-year-old – hits shops today (Mon) having already sold more pre-order copies than any other album on internet shopping website Amazon. It is […]

November 22nd, 2009 | Posted in 1,Entertainment,News,Scottish News | Read More »

New regulations to protect whisky industry

By Cara Sulieman NEW regulations come in to force tomorrow (Mon) to protect the reputation of Scottish whisky. In an attempt to stop cheap imitations from tricking people into buying what they think is the real McCoy, rules on labelling have been stepped up. Only whisky that has been bottled in Scotland will be allowed […]

November 22nd, 2009 | Posted in 1,News,Scottish News | Read More »

Man seriously injured in assualt

By Cara Sulieman A MAN was left seriously injured after being attacked by a group of youths in the capital. The group of four or five males pounced on the victim as he was walking onto London Road in the Abbeyhill area of Edinburgh. The thugs – all aged between fifteen and sixteen years old […]

November 22nd, 2009 | Posted in 1,Court & Crime,News | Read More »

SuBo jumps on the bus to go shopping

By Andrea McCallum SINGING sensation Susan Boyle today (fri) prepared for the launch of what is expected to be her multi-million selling debut album launch on Monday – by going shopping in Bathgate. And showing the celebrity status hasn’t gone to her head she even travelled the short distance from Blackburn by bus, stopping off […]

November 20th, 2009 | Posted in 1,Entertainment,News,Scottish News,Videos | Read More »

Tokens of diplomatic thanks up for auction

    By Cara Sulieman THEY were symbols of thanks for preventing two countries from going to war over a drunken misunderstanding. And now the silver punch bowl, cup and salver given to the American admiral who saved the day are going under the hammer in Edinburgh. Russia and Britain almost went to war in […]

November 20th, 2009 | Posted in 1,News,Scottish News | Read More »

Group petition for law to stop future Brandon Muir cases

By Cara Sulieman A GROUP set up in memory of Brandon Muir are to have their child protection petition heard before a committee of the Scottish Parliament. Calling on the government to set up a Safe Guardian scheme, they hope that children who are suffering from suspected abuse can stay with a safe family member […]

November 20th, 2009 | Posted in 1,News,Scottish News | Read More »

Shamed MP Jim Devine fights to save political career

By Oliver Farrimond BELEAGUERED Livingston MP Jim Devine was last night desperately fighting to salvage what is left of his battered political reputation after a day of legal wrangling. The Labour MP – who is currently being investigated over an alleged expenses fraud –appeared before an employment tribunal in Edinburgh yesterday to challenge a decision […]

November 20th, 2009 | Posted in 1,News,Politics,Scottish News | Read More »

Vile child rapist is banned from the roads

By Michael MacLeod AN evil child rapist twice slipped through cops’ fingers during a near decade-long reign of abuse when he was caught drink driving. Vile Mutasim Al Mutasim, 35, was caught drunk behind the wheel of his car twice in the midst of horror attacks on primary school children. He was stopped first in […]

November 20th, 2009 | Posted in 1,Court & Crime,News | Read More »

Easyjet in in-flight Holocaust gaffe shame

By Oliver Farrimond EASYJET have been forced into an embarrassing apology after printing a Holocaust gaffe in their in-flight magazine. The budget airline published racy photographs of models posing in the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin – without permission from the memorial’s owners. The saucy shoot sees models in sultry poses leaning against sculptures erected as […]

November 20th, 2009 | Posted in 1,News,UK & World | Read More »

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