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Spitfire street name shot down in flames by “potty” council bosses

The decision to halt the naming was branded a "bloody farce"

A PLAN to name a road after the legendary Spitfire fighter has been shot down in flames by “potty” council chiefs. Spitfires once flew from Montrose Air Station, Angus, which was the UK’s first ever military air base and celebrates its centenary next year. The museum on the site wanted to mark the occasion by […]

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

Dog walkers awarded with treats and trips for cleaning up poo

Environmental wardens are now on the look out to reward as well as reprimand

DOG walkers who clean up after their pets are being rewarded with treats – including cream teas. Edinburgh Council is backing the controversial project which involves community wardens handing out vouchers for goodies to conscientious dog owners. But the “poop-means-prizes” scheme has been criticised by taxpayers groups who claim it is wrong to reward dog […]

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

Michelle Shocked and Crash Test Dummies in house gig – but now council want to shut him down

Douglas Robertson will see the curtain fall on his home concerts for the last time on December 31st

A MUSIC lover put on hundreds of gigs involving top musicians and 50-strong audiences  – in his own flat. But Douglas Robertson is being forced to shut down following an investigation by the local council. The 59-year-old is planning to go out with a flourish by putting on a Hogmanay gig and another this Wednesday […]

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

Campaigning dad blasts ‘PC World paramedic’

Paramedics fought to resuscitate the infant but he was later pronounced dead at hospital.

A FATHER whose son died after ambulance workers refused to abandon a tea break today condemned another 999 crew for going shopping while on a call. It emerged yesterday that ambulance chiefs are investigating a whistleblower’s claim that a worker diverted from a doctor’s call to shop at PC World in Dunfermline, Fife. The allegations […]

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

St. Andrew`s Day

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Increase in number of young Scots with multiple sclerosis

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HEALTH chiefs have revealed a seven-fold increase in the number of young Scots struck down by multiple sclerosis. The country’s biggest health board, Greater Glasgow, diagnosed 20 people under the age of 30 with the incurable neurological condition last year. The board, which covers a quarter of the population, diagnosed just three people in the […]

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

Scotland’s ancestral tourism market could be worth £2.4 billion

The ScotlandsPeople centre in Edinburgh can be used to search generations of family history (Picture by Kim Traynor)

THE market for “ancestral tourism” could be worth £2.4 billion to the Scottish economy over five years, experts have said. Consultants TNS have outlined the potential of the industry, with a market of up to 50 million people who have Scottish ancestry and may want to trace their roots. But it warned services will have […]

November 25th, 2012 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Plan for gold from Scottish burn to be used in Commonwealth Games medals

Olympian Sir Chris Hoy is rated AA, meaning he can command upwards of £25,000

GOLD panned from a Scottish burn could be used for the medals of Commonwealth Games athletes. Local enthusiasts are panning Kildonan burn at Helmsdale in the Highlands for enough gold to create the unique prize. It is hoped they will recover up to 12 grams of the precious metal, and if enough is found traces […]

November 25th, 2012 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Edinburgh academic: Shakespeare was more boardroom than bard

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AN ACADEMIC at a Scots university has reignited the conspiracy theory that Shakespeare did not write his own plays, claiming he was more businessman than bard. Professor Christopher Carr, of Edinburgh University’s Business School, and another prominent business academic claim Shakespeare was just a pseudonym for another playwright. They will give a talk titled “Were […]

November 25th, 2012 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Tory MSP: DNA test dog mess

DNA testing should be used on dog mess to catch out owners who don’t clean up after their pets, a Conservative MSP has said. Murdo Fraser, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, says use of DNA sampling kits would allow wardens to track down irresponsible dog owners who routinely let their pets foul pavements and […]

November 25th, 2012 | Posted in In Brief | Read More »

Fire crews free man from underneath bus in city street

Schools at risk of fire

FIREFIGHTERS had to use special lifting gear to free a man stuck underneath a bus in the early hours of this morning. Paramedics at the scene called in fire crews to help free the man trapped under the bus in Learmonth Terrace, Edinburgh, the fire service said. The drama happened outside the Learmonth Hotel, a […]

November 25th, 2012 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Greenkeeper sues golf club for £150K after ‘lawnmower swinging accident’

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A GREENKEEPER is suing one of the world’s oldest golf clubs for £150,000, claiming he was badly hurt after being told to cut the grass by swinging a Flymo on a rope. Derek Bond alleges he had to cut grass on a steep slope at Peterhead Golf Club by swinging the 23kg (51lb) mower from […]

November 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

How a sneeze could have caused 3-year-old Maiya’s stroke

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A THREE-year-old girl was almost killed by a stroke which doctors believe was caused by her sneezing. Maiya Sutherland was rushed to hospital after the violent jerking of her neck caused by a sneeze is thought to have opened a hairline split in an artery. The tot from Bathgate, West Lothian, was rushed to the […]

November 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

‘Tramsformer’ – the robot that’s tearing through Edinburgh

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A PICTURE of a giant robot blowing up the Edinburgh trams is so popular even workers on the troubled project are snapping them up. Giant A3 prints of the oil painting, entitled “Tram Buster”, are being offered by a city gallery for £85. And although the images are not officially on sale until next week, […]

November 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

John Leslie

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John Leslie to host radio show after a decade off the airwaves

Leslie will be hosting a Friday evening drive-time show

CONTROVERSIAL former TV presenter John Leslie will be back on the airwaves after a decade away from broadcasting John, the former Blue Peter and This Morning presenter, will take over the Friday night 4-7pm Drive Time slot from today. The appointment marks John’s first return to broadcasting in 10 years and pitches him up against his […]

November 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Dog saves life of celebrity couple

Heather Weir, Jamie Ness, Alfie, Labrador, carbon monoxide, aga

A PET dog has been credited with saving a Scots model and her top footballer boyfriend from death by carbon monoxide poisoning. Heather Weir and former Rangers star Jamie Ness could not understand why their normally active golden labrador, Alfie, wanted to sleep all day. Investigations eventually revealed that the couple’s Aga cooker was leaking […]

November 22nd, 2012 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Sky-high ambition: Space enthusiast “taken” aboard space station by helpful cosmonaut

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A RETIRED engineer has become the first Scot to “visit” the International Space Station, travelling at 17,000mph some 250 miles above earth – and all without leaving home. Space enthusiast Ian Sheffield couldn’t afford the £15m fare for a ride on the space station so he did the next best thing: persuade a cosmonaut to […]

November 22nd, 2012 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Edinburgh council facing compensation battle over injured cyclists

Tram tracks in Edinburgh before they were relaid

TRAM lines in Edinburgh have caused injuries to more than 70 cyclists who are now demanded more over £1m in compensation, it emerged today.   Cycle lanes in Princes Street have been painted on top of the tram lines and riders keep falling off after their wheels get lodged in the track.   Several cyclists […]

November 22nd, 2012 | Posted in Local News,News,Top Stories | Read More »

Parents could be sued by head teachers for online rants

Facebook is one of the platforms parents use to "attack" school head teachers

SCOTTISH headteachers are planning to sue parents who have subjected them to “sustained attacks” on social media. The Association of Headteachers and Deputes in Scotland (AHDS) have contacted every council in the country to flag up potential defamation cases. The unprecedented legal action is being planned after a number of senior school staff complained they […]

November 22nd, 2012 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

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