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Red cards for mismatched underwear

Six Bath City players were sent off (Picture by Jason Gulledge)

A REF sent off six players following a row over players wearing the wrong coloured underwear. The match official ordered two members of the Bath City youth team to change as their undershorts didn’t match their shorts. Opponents Newport County scored twice while the pair were in the changing room resulting in an argument which […]

September 28th, 2011 | Posted in In Brief | Read More »

Royal (Dick) vet school moves to new £42m facility

The University has moved a statue of their founder to their new facility (Picture by University of Edinburgh)

SCOTLAND’S top vet schools has moved into a new £42million facility. The new building at the University of Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies was officially opened by The Princess Royal today (tues). More than 1,000 staff and students can be accommodated at the new teaching facility, which is based next to the school’s […]

September 28th, 2011 | Posted in Scottish News | Read More »

Six-figure sum for new independence chief

The Scottish Parliament building

THE Scottish Government is to create a new post with a six-figure salary to take charge of its drive for independence. The senior official will be at the top of the civil service and be known as director general for strategy and external affairs. They will be responsible for pressing the SNP’s case for more […]

September 27th, 2011 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Stephen Jardine describes Scots town as “barely sanitary”


FORMER TV presenter Stephen Jardine has been condemned for describing a Scottish town as “barely sanitary”.  Jardine, who recently moved into the world of public relations, made his jibe at Greenock in a piece for a  national newspaper.  His subject was the travellers facing eviction from Dale Farm, Essex, but he ended the article with […]

September 27th, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Top Stories | Read More »

British wardrobes packed with unworn clothes

The shopping centre will be hosting a Style Simulator - a 3D body scanner records a person’s measurements and gives them a list of their perfect sizes in different retailers.

  BRITISH women have more than£1billion of unworn clothing in their wardrobes. Over 45.7million items are consigned to the back of the wardrobe because they have a bad fit or are the wrong size. The average woman has four unworn items, with 58% blaming the fit of the item. One in ten have ten or […]

September 27th, 2011 | Posted in In Brief | Read More »

Child porn teacher escapes being sent to jail

Colin Chisholm

By Kevin Duguid   A PRIMARY school teacher who downloaded indecent images of children being abused by adults has escaped jail. Colin Chisholm taught at four different schools during his career and was a scout leader for nine years, it was heard at Edinburgh Sheriff Court. And he was teaching P1 to P3 classes when […]

September 27th, 2011 | Posted in Court & Crime,Top Stories | Read More »

Scotland’s health revealed

The number of children exercising has increased but a minority of adults take part in physical activity

THE Scottish health survey for 2010 has revealed that more children are exercising regularly. Last year 72% of children were active for at least 60 minutes a day. Girls in particular have embraced physical activity, with 6% more taking part than in 2008. However, just 39% of adults met the physical activity recommendations with men […]

September 27th, 2011 | Posted in Scottish News | Read More »

Concern for missing man

Emil is described as being in a "fragile mental state"

A POLISH man has gone missing from his Monifeith home. Emil Scibor, 25, was last seen at his home on the town’s High Street at 1.15pm yesterday (Mon). He is known to have friends in the Dundee area. Police are concerned for his well-being because of his “fragile mental state”. Emil is six feet five […]

September 27th, 2011 | Posted in Scottish News | Read More »

War widow has unopened letters two years on

Crown Copyright

THE widow of a Scots soldier killed in Afghanistan over two years ago still has not opened the last four letters her husband sent to her. Corporal Sean Binnie, of Kirkcaldy, Fife, sent the letters to his wife Amanda but they did not reach her until days after his death in May 2009. Mrs Binnie […]

September 27th, 2011 | Posted in Scottish News | Read More »

Crime Scotland – September 27

Officer numbers have risen by just 160

CENTRAL SCOTLAND POLICE MORE than £60,000 of cocaine has been seized from a car on one of Scotland’s busiest roads. The car was stopped on the M9 near Stirling on Friday at around 8.40pm. A police spokeswoman said: “Officers on routine patrol made the arrest after the vehicle came to their attention. The man was […]

September 27th, 2011 | Posted in Court & Crime | Read More »

Woman dies in Arbroath incident

The man suffered a head injury after leaving a local pub

A WOMAN who died after being found with serious injuries in Arbroath has been named as Joanne Rennie. Police went to a flat in the town’s Culloden Road at around 1.45am today (tues) following reports of a disturbance. Inside they found a year-old woman with serious injuries. She was treated by ambulance crews but was […]

September 27th, 2011 | Posted in Court & Crime | Read More »

Elephants must be culled says wildlife presenter

Elephants are not the first animal to come under attack from Packham

A TOP wildlife presenter has sparked rage by condoning the shooting of elephants. Chris Packham, who fronts the BBC’s Autumnwatch programme, claimed there were too many animals on the planet and culls should be used to control their numbers. In an interview with Radio Times he said: “The deer population in the UK, many would […]

September 27th, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Top Stories | Read More »

Accident closes major Grampian road

The A96 has been closed by the accident

ONE of Grampian’s major roads was closed for several hours following a road accident. The A96 between Keith and Fochabers was blocked by the two car collision at 7.30am today. Both drivers are currently trapped in their vehicle but details of their injuries are unknown. A medical helicopter has been called to the scene. The […]

September 27th, 2011 | Posted in Local News | Read More »

Scot to show Chinese how to make the perfect pizza

Domenico is a minor celebrity in China after a story on his previous creation became part of their English exam

A SCOT is to travel to the other side of the world – to teach the Chinese to make pizza. Domenico Crolla, of Bella Napoli in Glasgow’s Shawlands, has been invited to the 3rd annual ‘Italian Cuisine and Wine summit’, and will make the delicacy despite a host of Michelin-starred chefs also attending from their […]

September 26th, 2011 | Posted in Scottish News | Read More »

JK Rowling Benefactor’s Award

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal was installed as Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh at a ceremony today Monday (26 September). The Princess Royal succeeds HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who stepped down as Chancellor in 2010, having held the role since 1953. During the ceremony in the Assembly Hall on The […]

September 26th, 2011 | Posted in Videos | Read More »

Taxi driver in serious condition after being found in a layby

Two passengers were in the black cab at the time and police are keen to speak to them

A TAXI driver is in a serious condition in hospital after being found with head injuries in a layby. The 52-year-old man was found lying beside his vehicle beside a main road at 7am this morning. He was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh where he remains in a serious but stable condition. Police […]

September 26th, 2011 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Crime Scotland – September 26

Officer numbers have risen by just 160

CENTRAL SCOTLAND POLICE POLICE are appealing for information after a garden in Avonbridge was damaged. The incident occurred sometime between 7pm on Tuesday September 20 and 7.30am on Wednesday September 21 in Falkirk Road. Police believe a number of people had been in this area and are keen to trace them. Inspector Ian Scott said: […]

September 26th, 2011 | Posted in Court & Crime,Scottish News | Read More »

Picture Special: JK Rowling given award by Edinburgh University

Rowling attend to receive a University Benefactor's award

AUTHOR JK Rowling has received an award from the University of Edinburgh. The Harry Potter writer was given a University Benefactor’s award, which is given to individuals or organisations that have made significant contributions to the life of the University. Last year Ms Rowling donated £10 million to fund the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic at the University, […]

September 26th, 2011 | Posted in Top Stories | Read More »

Missing man could have travelled to Scotland

Gavin Miller has been missing from Bournemouth since June

POLICE in Bournemouth are appealing for help finding a man who may have travelled to Scotland. Gavin John Miller – also known by the last name of Dunne – of Southbourne Grove in Bournemouth, was reported missing at about 10pm on Monday, September 12 but was last seen in June. Police Sergeant Andy Cutler, of […]

September 26th, 2011 | Posted in UK & World | Read More »

Cop car crashes on the rise

The number of crashes involving police vehicles has soared

CAR crashes involving vehicles from one of Scotland’s largest police forces have soared in the last year, according to official figures. The average number of crashes by Lothian and Borders police officers attending 999 calls in previous years has been around 35. But statistics released today (mon) revealed the number of smashes during emergency dashes […]

September 26th, 2011 | Posted in Scottish News | Read More »

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