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Motorist shocked to discover he’d driven 18 miles with a cat on his engine


THIS IS the moment a shocked motorist discovered a cat had been hiding under his bonnet—after he had unwittingly driven it 18 miles on a motorway. Bank worker Nick Crookston, from Dalgety Bay in Fife, was shocked to discover his feline passenger after he took his car into a garage for repairs. The cat, Maisie, […]

October 31st, 2012 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Fears as firefighters fail fitness tests

Schools at risk of fire

CONCERNS have been raised about fire cover in the Highlands after six out of seven new recruits failed a fitness test. The trainees – including a former Royal Marine – were put through a tough new training programme at Fort William fire station on Saturday but only one made the grade. The tests, which included […]

October 31st, 2012 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Savile’s niece “ashamed” over sex scandal

Pam surrounded by pictures of Jimmy

A SCOTS niece of disgraced star Jimmy Savile said she “spent the first week crying” over the underage sex allegations against her uncle. Pam Ward says she feels “ashamed” after it emerged the former television icon had assaulted literally hundreds of young women and girls. The 66-year-old who lives in Edinburgh said she and the […]

October 31st, 2012 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Screwing around: Door handle theft prank goes viral

A BIZARRE prank where a Scots student stole his flatmate's door handle and hid parts of it in dozens of cups of water has gone viral.

A STUDENT took revenge on his neighbour by stealing the door handle to his room and hiding the parts in 100 cups of dirty water – which he then made him drink. A Facebook picture of Kenny Cowie’s ingenious prank clocked up more than 60,000 “likes” in the first day. The Edinburgh student was getting […]

October 31st, 2012 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Investigation launched as sick internet troll mocks tragic teen

The sick Facebook page that disgusted friends and family of Billy Robson

POLICE are hunting a sick internet troll who is tormenting the friends and family of a Scots teenager who died of a suspected drug overdose. Billy Robson, 16, died last Tuesday after he and a group of friends were taken ill at a house party in the Scottish Borders. A Facebook page called Rest In […]

October 30th, 2012 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Spooked council worker calls the “Ghostbusters”

The ghostly 'decaying' mist found by the Highland Paranormal Group

A TERRIFIED council official called in a team of ghostbusters after getting badly spooked while preparing a Halloween party. Gerry Reynolds, events officer with Highland Council, was checking the site of a community party in Inverness when he felt he was being watched and the hairs stood up on the back on his neck. Gerry […]

October 30th, 2012 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Rare Indian tuk tuk stolen and torched by vandals

Mukta Hussain, 22, was part of the management team that discovered the burnt out tuk tuk

TWO business partners spent months and £15,000 importing a rare Indian taxi – only for it to be stolen and torched within two weeks of arriving in Scotland. The restaurant owners bought the three-wheeled tuk tuk in Mumbai, haggled with bureaucrats  in India and the UK, shipped it over 7,000 miles and lovingly restored the […]

October 30th, 2012 | Posted in News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Property tycoons hold off on ‘indy estates’

Eilean Aigas is another countryside estate that sold for millions

SALES of “trophy” estates in Scotland have slumped because wealthy potential buyers are worried about the independence referendum. Uncertainty about the outcome is being blamed for the value of estate sales dropping by £65m in a year, a fall of almost 70%. Rich clients in the market for Scottish sporting estates are put off by […]

October 30th, 2012 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Edinburgh dental prices twice as much as Glasgow


PRIVATE dentists are charging Edinburgh patients around twice as much for work as their colleagues in Glasgow, a survey revealed today. The average cost of a standard consultation in the capital has risen to £74, the second highest in the UK, compared with £27 in Glasgow – a staggering 174% difference. More complex procedures also […]

October 30th, 2012 | Posted in News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Cons off air: Jamming technology could block prisoners’ mobile calls

McCluskey, who worked at an unnamed Glasgow hospital, filmed children in swimming pools and had amassed 9,993 indecent images at his home in the city.

PRISON chiefs are planning to spend £1m per jail to stop inmates using their smuggled mobile phones. Despite an ongoing security crackdown, huge numbers of mobiles and sim cards make their way into jails and almost 1,000 were confiscated last year alone. The Scottish Prison Service (SPS) admits mobiles are an “effective currency” inside jails […]

October 30th, 2012 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Speech therapist who ignored child patients agrees to be struck off

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A SPEECH and language therapist who ignored hundreds of patients has agreed to be struck off. Elizabeth Ashford, who worked with NHS Lanarkshire, failed to complete around 208 case files. These included a child suffering from a cleft palate whom she discharged, only noting the fact with post it notes. She also discharged another patient […]

October 30th, 2012 | Posted in Scottish News | Read More »

Meerkat Halloween Horrors

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Loyal dog leaps to aid of owner

A PET dog leapt into ice-cold docks in an apparent attempt to rescue its suicidal owner early today. A middle-aged man jumped in to Methil Docks in Fife just after 5am as the air temperature hovered just above freezing. Firefighters reported that the man’s Japanese Akita – a breed usually associated with aggression – jumped […]

October 29th, 2012 | Posted in In Brief | Read More »

Widow sues elite surgeon after husband dies

ONE of Scotland’s top surgeons is being sued for what is believed to be a six-figure sum by the widow of a business leader who died days after an operation. Scottish Enterprise secretary Brian Jamieson, a keen motor racer, died in 2010 after surgery at a private hospital to remove a tumour. His widow Linda, […]

October 29th, 2012 | Posted in In Brief | Read More »

Hundreds set to travel abroad to get surgery

Only 10 NHS managers from outside Lothian were bothered to take the course.

UP TO 500 Scots patients face being sent to Europe for surgery as a health board struggles to meet treatment targets. NHS Lothian said patients will be offered other alternatives measures at clinics in countries such as Norway, Spain or Belgium because they can’t provide the legal guarantee of treatment within 12 weeks. The new […]

October 29th, 2012 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Bride loses £10k wedding rings

Corne and Christelle on their wedding day in July

A DEVASTATED newlywed lost rings worth £10,000 after a thief struck at a hospital. Christelle Visagie took off her wedding band and a platinum engagement ring – which features a one carat diamond inherited from her mother-in-law – to wash her hands. After realising she had briefly left them behind, a panicked Christelle, 33, returned […]

October 29th, 2012 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Scotland is top spot for Michael Palin


TRAVEL presenter Michael Palin has revealed he considers the West Coast of Scotland to be the most beautiful place in the world. Despite spending 25-years exploring every corner of the globe, from the North and South Pole to the Sahara and Himalayas, the former Monty Python star says Scotland is his Holy Grail. He said […]

October 28th, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment,Top Stories | Read More »

Scotland’s new curry-eating king crowned

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SCOTLAND’s new curry-eating king has been crowned, after the refrigeration engineer wolfed down a bowl of the country’s hottest curry just moments before a female footballer finished hers. At the Curry King or Queen Contest, 23-year-old Paul Jeffrey narrowly beat Hibs’ ladies goalkeeper Dani Downs to take the crown today (sat). Seven competitors battled it […]

October 28th, 2012 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

NHS pays out after leaving medical objects inside Scot patients

Doctors – who are in charge of issuing the certificates – have even failed to provide their own name in some cases.

HEALTH chiefs have paid out hundreds of thousands of pounds in compensation – after leaving medical objects inside Scots patients after surgery. Needles, swabs, screws, scalpel blades – and even a pair of forceps have all been discovered inside patients after operations in the past five years. The “disturbing” findings have cost the taxpayer hundreds […]

October 28th, 2012 | Posted in Scottish News | Read More »

Posh fundraiser bans Jimmy Savile costumes

However any profits would be seized pending the outcome of the compensation cases.

ORGANISERS of a posh charity fundraiser had to ban its club members from dressing up as disgraced child abuser Jimmy Savile. Sports celebrities including darts legend Eric Bristow and former rugby internationalist Gavin Hastings, attended the glitzy fundraiser in aid of Edinburgh Accies, Heriots and Watsonians rugby clubs in Edinburgh last night (Sat). But organisers […]

October 28th, 2012 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

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