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Edinburgh battered by ferocious winds

High gusts left one motorist’s car crushed by a collapsed tree GUSTS of more than 70mph were recorded in Edinburgh today (Mon) as high winds brought down trees, shut major tourist attractions, and caused transport chaos. Both Edinburgh Zoo and the city’s Royal Botanic Garden were closed because of fears the winds could bring down […]

May 23rd, 2011 | Posted in Local News,Top Stories | Read More »

Cigarette may have caused blaze which killed firefighter

Paul Fleming was off-duty when he was killed in a house fire By Kirsty Topping THE FIRE which killed an off-duty firefighter may have been started by a cigarette, it emerged today. Paul Fleming,39, died at his home in East Linton, East Lothian on Saturday morning. A source close to the investigation said a cigarette […]

May 23rd, 2011 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Unhappy couples could soon divorce on mobile phones

Unhappy couples will soon be able to get a divorce through their mobile phones thanks to a Scots legal firm. Legal specialists Divorce Law Scotland (DLS) are planning to release an application for smartphones offering legal advice for those seeking to split from their partners. Quick online divorces, known as Evorces, can already be carried […]

May 22nd, 2011 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

New Rock ‘n’ Roll Museum for Scotland

PLANS are underway to build a Scottish Rock “n’ Roll Museum and Hall of Fame. The country’s greatest artists will be enshrined at the state-of-the-art museum in Glasgow. The proposed attraction will include images of artists that will pop up using 4D laser technology and an extensive music education programme where visitors will have the […]

May 22nd, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Top Stories | Read More »

Students could be allowed to use computers in exams

A SCOTS university is considering allowing students to use their own laptops in exams. Senior officials at Edinburgh University say that it is unfair to expect students to use pen and paper in exams when the majority of their coursework is done on a computer. Divinity students can already use their own computers in exams […]

May 22nd, 2011 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Counselling to help prisoners quit smoking

PRISONERS who smoke are being given free nicotine patches to help them quit. The scheme is part of a 384,000-a-year drive to improve the health of inmates and includes counselling to help them kick the habit. Nurses have been holding weekly sessions with murderers, rapists and other convicted criminals which cost around 60 per prisoner. […]

May 22nd, 2011 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Record number of Scots kids suffering malnutrition

THE number of kids in Scots hospitals suffering from malnutrition has more than doubled in the last five years. According to the Scottish Government 72 under-16s were discharged from hospital suffering malnutrition last year, up 47 per cent on the previous 12 months and 132 per cent higher than five years ago. Last year more […]

May 22nd, 2011 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Scottish engineering company has big plans for renewables

A NEW Scottish specialist engineering company is being tipped for fast-track global success after being launched this week. Xi Engineering Consultants has won 400,000 in investment and plans to advance Scotland’s strength in the renewable sector through its developments in vibration technology. The company also has a series of big names on its board. They […]

May 22nd, 2011 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Taxi drivers’ fury at “Asbo threat”

Taxi drivers could risk their licence if they receive Asbo warnings Taxi drivers claim they have been threatened with Asbos for parking on one of Scotland’s busiest streets.   According to police, they have been using Edinburgh’s Waverley Bridge as an unofficial “‘feeder rank” for the city’s main railway station. At least one cab firm […]

May 20th, 2011 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

So you thought the tram works were bad…?

Post-apocalyptic Edinburgh AN EDINBURGH director is to release a film depicting the city in a desolate post-apocalyptic world where Edinburgh Castle has turned into a shanty town. David Lumsden is putting the finishing touches to the short film, called Boat, which sees famous Edinburgh landmarks reduced to rumble and rust. The film was shot over […]

May 20th, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

No sign of Sir Fred as superinjunction gets shredded

Empty: Sir Fred’s old home in the Grange area of Edinburgh is now empty, save for curtains and a few items of furniture THERE were few signs of life at either of Sir Fred Goodwin’s properties today as news broke of the reasons behind his super-injunction. A Liberal Democrat peer used Parliamentary privilege to claim […]

May 19th, 2011 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Cabin crew criticised for failing to restrain crazed passenger

Paul Douglas: Passengers were fobbed off that maniac was an “uneasy flyer”. A SCOTS airline passenger has criticised cabin crew for failing to stop a crazed passenger trying to open a door in mid air. The EasyJet flight from Krakow to Edinburgh was forced to “nose dive’ to safety after a British man tried the […]

May 19th, 2011 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Pix: Basshunter Court

Pic Katielee Arrowsmith/Deadline News Swedish superstar DJ Basshunter at Kirkcaldy Sheriff court to stand trial after he denied assaulting two women, one of them sexually at Kitty’s Nightclub Basshunter, real name Jonas Erik Altberg

May 18th, 2011 | Posted in Videos | Read More »

Mark Beaumont trains for latest arctic challenge

Record-breaking sports personality Mark Beaumont paid a visit today to Edinburgh Napier University’s newest campus in Sighthill, Edinburgh, in the run up to his latest expedition. The acclaimed 28-year-old cyclist, BBC documentary maker and public speaker is getting ready for a gruelling 500 mile rowing trip through the Canadian Arctic in July. He will be […]

May 18th, 2011 | Posted in Videos | Read More »

1931 Celtic top set to fetch £5k

By Lewis Notarangelo and Lalita Augustine A RARE Celtic football shirt is expected to receive bids up to 5000 at auction. The shirt is from the 1931 tour of America and is believed to be the third oldest Celtic shirt in existence. It was previewed along with other sporting memorabilia dating back to 1840 at […]

May 18th, 2011 | Posted in Videos | Read More »

Belmont Gardens Fire

FIREFIGHTERS saved the life of a man after battering down the door to his blazing home as he slept upstairs. Former accountant Ronald Hay is believed to have been minutes from death as smoke filled his detached home in an upmarket suburb of Edinburgh. The fire broke out at around 4.30am today (Wed) in the […]

May 18th, 2011 | Posted in Videos | Read More »

Safety checks at Scottish Parliament urged

By Kirsty Topping The granite slab became detached from one of the building’s towers HOLYROOD bosses were urged to carry out safety checks to the Scottish Parliament building after a slab of granite became detached from the building. The stonework, which made up part of the wall of one of the Parliament’s towers, came close […]

May 18th, 2011 | Posted in Scottish News | Read More »

Tartan tat could disappear from Royal Mile

TRADERS in the capital could get lower rents if they agree not to sell tartan tat. Edinburgh Council is considering offering the lower rates on the buildings it owns on the Royal Mile. The scheme is the latest bid to improve the historic street. Plans also include a crackdown on “aggressive marketing tactics’ such as […]

May 18th, 2011 | Posted in In Brief | Read More »

Third oldest Celtic shirt in existence

A RARE Celtic football shirt is expected to receive bids up to 5000 at auction. The shirt is from the 1931 tour of America and is believed to be the third oldest Celtic shirt in existence. It was previewed along with other sporting memorabilia dating back to 1840 at the Royal Highland Centre in Ingliston, […]

May 18th, 2011 | Posted in Videos | Read More »

Girls banned from football final for being too young

CONTROVERSY has hit a football competition for a second time as a group of girls have been told that they can’t take part because they are too young. The news comes as a 13-year-old girl was banned from the same competition because of her sex. Half of the players in the Hibs Girls Under-13s squad […]

May 18th, 2011 | Posted in Scottish News | Read More »

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