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Factory evacuated after gas canister fire

By Rory Reynolds A FACTORY had to be evacuated after a fire threatened to detonate several large gas canisters. Police and firefighters evacuated Steadvale Air Systems after an acetylene torch caused a fire to break out in a workshop area. Emergency services raced to the incident in Glenrothes, Fife, yesterday morning at around 11.30am. Police […]

February 24th, 2010 | Posted in 1,Local News | Read More »

Chemical leak at Edinburgh swimming baths

By Cara Sulieman A MAN was being treated in hospital last night after a chemical incident at one of Scotland’s most prestigious private swimming clubs. The 32-year-old was rushed to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary after being exposed to chemical chlorine at the £900-a-year member only Drumsheugh Baths Club in the city’s New Town. A fleet of […]

February 23rd, 2010 | Posted in 1,Local News | Read More »

Woman behind Sick Kids scandal denies wrongdoing

By Cara Sulieman A WOMAN at the centre of a fundraising scandal affecting a famous Scots children’s hospital has slammed her critics – and insisted she has done nothing wrong. Elaine McGonigle, who headed of New Pyjamas fundraising campaign to raise cash for the Sick Kids in Edinburgh, has been suspended while alleged irregularities in campaign […]

February 23rd, 2010 | Posted in 1,Court & Crime | Read More »

Fife to set up own golf group

By Cara Sulieman THE home of golf plans a break-a-way group to help promote Fife as a mecca for fans of the sport amid claims VisitScotland isn’t doing enough to promote the area as a major tourist destination. Fife Council is leading the drive to form a stand-alone ‘alliance’ and has hired a £26,650 team […]

February 23rd, 2010 | Posted in 1,Local News,Sport | Read More »

Hearts urge fans to embrace low-fat pies

By Rory Reynolds SCOTS football fans are facing the biggest change to the national game in decades – low fat half time pies. The pies have been specially baked by Quality Meat Scotland who claim they contain 40 per cent less fat than the tradition creations munched down by thousands of fans every weekend. On […]

February 22nd, 2010 | Posted in 1,Scottish News,Sport | Read More »

Grit shortage fears after councils reveal a one day supply

By Rory Reynolds SCOTLAND’S road network could be brought slithering to its knees by heavy snow again this week – because council chiefs have failed to stock up on salt and grit. Local authorities were heavily criticised early in the New Year after stocks of road salt were allowed to run out. But despite weather […]

February 22nd, 2010 | Posted in 1,Local News,Scottish News | Read More »

Sozzled swimmer sparks search

By Rory Reynolds A DOZY drunk sparked a search and rescue yesterday after he staggered into a canal. Emergency services were called to the Union Canal in Edinburgh after a passer-by saw a man plunge into the water. Fire crews and paramedics searched for the sozzled swimmer in the Dalry area of the city at […]

February 22nd, 2010 | Posted in 1,Scottish News | Read More »

Fife hospital needs to clean up act

By Cara Sulieman A SCOTS hospital which suffered a series of superbug related deaths has been slammed over its poor hygiene levels in a damning new report. The Queen Margaret Hospital in Dunfermline, Fife, was slated by inspectors for filthy bedding and dangerously filled bins in a dossier of shame first published today (mon). The […]

February 22nd, 2010 | Posted in 1,Scottish News | Read More »

Toddler returns home after life-saving treatment

By Cara Sulieman A TODDLER who suffers from a rare form of cancer has returned from the States where he was undergoing life-saving treatment. Two-year-old Ross Anterton was diagnosed with a muscle cancer called orbital rhabdomyosarcoma last August. The condition is so rare that it affects fewer than 60 children a year in the UK. […]

February 22nd, 2010 | Posted in 1,Scottish News | Read More »

Hearts owner’s building “at risk”

By Cara Sulieman AN ICONIC building owned by Hearts majority shareholder Vladimir Romanov has been branded “at risk” after sitting empty for three years. The Scottish Civic Trust added the former RBS headquarters in Edinburgh city centre to its register after saying it was starting to show “some signs of deterioration”. They also said there […]

February 22nd, 2010 | Posted in 1,Business,Sport | Read More »

Scottish Defence League plan next protest

By Cara Sulieman ANGRY Scottish Defence League (SDL) organisers are already planning their next gathering in Scotland after attempts to stage a protest in Edinburgh at the weekend failed. But the group has been hit by infighting over Saturday’s embarrassment with some members convinced “spies” fed information to the police and anti-fascist protestors. Yesterday they […]

February 22nd, 2010 | Posted in 1,Scottish News,UK & World | Read More »

It’s not fame or money SuBo craves, it’s love

By Michael MacLeod LOVELESS singing sensation Susan Boyle fears she will never find a soulmate because men think she is “a freak”. The Britain’s Got Talent star confessed to her longing for love in a series of 3am phone calls to her brother. She told sibling Gerry that her West Lothian home feels like a […]

February 21st, 2010 | Posted in 1,Entertainment,Scottish News | Read More »

Let Olympians take drugs, says ethics scientist

By Michael MacLeod A SCOTS sports scientist has caused a storm in the middle of the Winter Olympics by calling for performance enhancing drugs to be legalised. Professor Andy Miah, Chair in Ethics and Emerging Technologies at the University of the West of Scotland, believes allowing steroid use would mean attention could be focused on […]

February 21st, 2010 | Posted in 1,Sport | Read More »

Virgin aim to solve cross-border train ticket chaos

By Michael MacLeod OVERCROWDING on train journeys between Scotland and England could be solved if strict rules on ticket fares were relaxed, according to the head of Virgin Trains. Chris Gibb is angry that hundreds of seats are often left empty during peak periods on London to Glasgow services, while passengers on trains leaving minutes […]

February 21st, 2010 | Posted in 1,Scottish News,UK & World | Read More »

Experts round on Salmond’s “weight problem” ahead of obesity war

By Michael MacLeod SCOTLAND’S First Minister has been slammed for “letting himself go” by fat-fighting health campaigners. The National Obesity Forum say curry-loving SNP leader Alex Salmond should “be more responsible” in setting an example as he leads the Scottish Government’s war on bulging waistlines. They questioned the credibility of the fun-loving First Minister – […]

February 21st, 2010 | Posted in 1,Politics,Scottish News | Read More »

Five arrests as Scottish Defence League driven out by police

By Michael MacLeod and Cara Sulieman FIVE people were arrested as neo-Nazis came face to face with anti-fascist activists in Edinburgh at the weekend. A ring of 700 police officers had to close streets to keep the rival demonstrations from clashing, bringing the capital to a standstill. They penned around 40 Scottish Defence League members […]

February 21st, 2010 | Posted in 1,Court & Crime | Read More »

Extra exam stress for pupils as teacher loses test papers

By Michael MacLeod DISGRUNTLED pupils at a Scots school are being forced to re-sit exams after a teacher lost their papers. In a grovelling letter to parents, a teacher at Irvine Royal Academy confessed his “considerable regret” over the bungle. But angry school kids are upset they will have to face the stress of the […]

February 21st, 2010 | Posted in 1,Scottish News | Read More »

Pringle brands own models “skeletal” and “horribly skinny”

By Rory Reynolds ONE of Scotland’s best-known fashion houses has described its own models as “skeletal” and “horribly skinny” in its new PR video. Pringle, which has been fronted by Sophie Dahl, Pixie Geldof and Oscar winner Tilda Swinton sparked a row after hiring controversial artist David Shrigley to promote their latest collection. In an […]

February 21st, 2010 | Posted in 1,Scottish News | Read More »

Scots football fans already sick of England “overkill” ahead of 2010 World Cup

By Michael MacLeod CHOCOLATE giants Mars have scored an own goal with Scots football fans for “treating the UK as if it’s England” in their latest branding drive. Angry Tartan Army followers have spotted England’s Three Lions logo on the famous sweet bar three months before the 2010 World Cup kicks off. The Britain-wide campaign […]

February 21st, 2010 | Posted in 1,Scottish News,Sport,UK & World | Read More »

£4-a-plate curry kitchen rivals top Michelin star eateries at awards

By Rory Reynolds A CHARITY curry kitchen that feeds students and worshippers is to go head-to-head with Scotland’s top Michelin star restaurants tonight. Edinburgh’s Mosque Kitchen – which serves curry on a paper plate for £4 – has been shortlisted alongside Tom Kitchin and Albert Roux’s award-winning eateries at the Scottish Restaurant Awards. The outdoor […]

February 21st, 2010 | Posted in 1,Local News,Scottish News | Read More »

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