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Royal Marines Afghanistan veteran named as victim of fatal motorcycle crash

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AN AFGHANISTAN war hero has been named as the victim of a fatal motorcycle accident in Orkney. Former Royal Marine Jon Csehi, 29 – who was the father of a five-month-old baby – was killed crashing into one of the island’s Churchill Barriers on Saturday night. Family have paid emotional tributes to the “amazing” husband […]

April 23rd, 2013 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Hague to take petition on Iraq abuse case doctor to parliament

FOREIGN Secretary William Hague is presenting a petition to parliament calling for a Scottish doctor struck off in relation to Iraqi prisoner abuse to be reinstated. Dr Derek Keilloh, an Aberdeen University graduate who served as a medical officer in the Army, was barred from the profession in December last year. A Medical Practitioners Tribunal […]

April 23rd, 2013 | Posted in In Brief | Read More »

Hands app: Patrick shows off the bionic limb which he can control from his iPhone

First person in the UK to be fitted with the i-limb ultra revolution bionic hand.

A TEENAGER yesterday showed off his amazing new £30,000 bionic arm. Delighted Patrick Kane can instruct the “i-Limb” to carry out a vast range of tasks via his mobile phone. The artificial arm gives the 16-year-old – who lost his left arm to meningitis as a baby – 24 movements including a handshake, pinching and […]

April 23rd, 2013 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Shown Up: Brave posts lacklustre DVD sales after claims of too many Scots in-jokes

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DISNEY movie Brave has flopped on DVD because international audiences are struggling with its Scottish “quirks”. The animated movie has shifted six million copies worldwide compared with sales of 11 million copies of Disney’s 2009 hit Up. Despite taking £364m at the box office last year, critics claim Brave lacks the “wider appeal” needed to […]

April 23rd, 2013 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Tram project down to its last £20million with a year still to go

TRAM bosses have revealed they are down to their last £20m with a year still to go to finish the controversial project. Latest accounts show £756m has already been spent on the scheme since it began in 2009, leaving just £19.3m in the coffers. The biggest fees included £230m on contractors, £86m on management and […]

April 23rd, 2013 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

MSP slams “disastrous” hospital maintenance contract and calls for debate on PFI

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THE £30-a-day maximum fine faced by a private firm running one of Scotland’s biggest hospitals is a scandal and should be increased, an MSP demanded today. The NHS contract with maintenance contractors Consort means the firm can be fined a maximum of £28.24 daily for blunders, even if they shut operating theatres. Nationalist MSP Jim […]

April 23rd, 2013 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Demoted nurse suspended after threatening email about boss

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A DEMOTED nurse tried to take revenge on his boss by threatening to expose him in the press unless he was given £3,000. But Paul Bambrick’s crude attempt to extort cash backfired spectacularly when he was sacked from his job – and suspended from the profession. The mental health nurse was demoted from  Band 5 […]

April 18th, 2013 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Ray of hope for fire-hit Five Sisters zoo as donations reach £23,400

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A ZOO hit by a devastating fire which killed dozens of animals has been “overwhelmed” by well-wishers who have donated more than £23,000. Five Sisters Zoo in Polbeth, West Lothian lost many animals including an otter, meerkats and snakes after the fire in the early hours of Sunday. The plight of the zoo has so touched Scottish […]

April 18th, 2013 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Offal funny joke: Fake picture of ‘haggis family’ fools animals lovers

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A JOKE picture of a haggis family living free in the wilds of Scotland has fooled dozens of animal lovers around the globe. The image – which has become a hit on social media – shows a mother haggis surrounding by four adorable infants. Haggis are described in the Facebook post as “elusive” and “shy […]

April 18th, 2013 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Window of Scottish Parliament’s Ministerial Tower shatters amid high winds

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A WINDOW pane in the Scottish Parliament smashed apart and plummeted to the ground near a staff entrance in the latest architectural mishap to hit the building. Glass from a skylight on the Ministerial Tower’s fourth floor landed near the Cannongate entrance in Edinburgh yesterday. The window shattered after a neighbouring window blew open in yesterday’s high […]

April 18th, 2013 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Hunt for Army assault rifle missing from Dreghorn Barracks launched

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ARMED police are searching soldiers’ homes for an assault rifle which went missing from a secure armoury at a Scots barracks. Civilian and Royal Military Police officers are  hunting for the powerful SA80 rifle, which went missing from Dreghorn Barracks in Edinburgh. The weapon, which is fitted with optical sight, can fire 600 high-velocity bullets […]

April 17th, 2013 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Heart surgery patients face trip across the country after staff protest over shortages

EMERGENCY heart surgery patients in Edinburgh will have to travel to Glasgow for life-saving surgery next weekend, after clinical staff refused to provide out-of-hours cover. The team of ‘clinical perfusionists’, that ensure patients get enough oxygen during high-risk procedures, have told bosses at NHS Lothian that they will not work out-of-hours shifts in protest at […]

April 17th, 2013 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Swathes of Edinburgh brought to a standstill as power cut hits city

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EDINBURGH was plunged into chaos today after a power cut brought hundreds of homes and businesses in the city to a standstill. The blackout, caused by a fault at a sub-station, meant much of the north of the city was left powerless for up to 30 minutes. Shoppers at department store John Lewis were trapped […]

April 17th, 2013 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Year-long ban for care home boss after racist comments about staff

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A CARE home boss has been suspended from the nursing profession after remarking while looking at job applications: “I’ll make sure that f***ing Indian doesn’t get that job.” Mary Marion Mills, former head of care at Rowantree and Rodgerpark care home, Glasgow, also called a colleague a “black b******”. A total of seven charges against […]

April 17th, 2013 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Don’t beam me up: Scots pass on a chance to travel to space with Virgin Galactic

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THE only travel agent in Scotland selling tickets for Sir Richard Branson’s space tours has admitted he hasn’t sold a single ticket in two years. Dream Escape, who bagged exclusive seller rights in February 2011, has failed to secure buyers for the trips which cost £130,000 each. Across the globe nearly 600 people have signed […]

April 16th, 2013 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Zoo staff “devastated” after fire tears through enclosures killing animals

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STAFF at a Scottish zoo are “devastated” after a horrific blaze tore through their enclosures and killed dozens of animals. In a blaze described as “our worst nightmare”, the owners of Five Sisters Zoo in Polbeth, West Lothian discovered the tropical house was on fire in the early hours of this morning . Around 50 firefighters battled […]

April 14th, 2013 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Ugly Betty star Ashley Jensen slams “brutal” Britain

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UGLY Betty star Ashley Jensen has said Britain has become a more “brutal” place – and warned cuts to youth centres will make it worse. The actress, who played Christina in the US show as well as Maggie in the BBC’s Extras, has returned to the UK after six years in Los Angeles. The 43-year-old, who was […]

April 14th, 2013 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Glasgow’s Central Station to be jazzed up in bid to make it a “destination station”

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GLASGOW’S Central Station will host weekly jazz concerts and dance performances in a bid to turn it into a “destination” station. Managers at the station, the second-busiest in the UK outside London, hope the main concourse performances will see passengers will stay for longer before catching their trains. Network Rail hope other stations will follow Glasgow’s example […]

April 14th, 2013 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Top chef calls for scallop dredging ban over environmental fears

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SCOTLAND’s leading chef has called for a crackdown on scallop dredging, saying it threatens the environment and coastal communities. In a move which has angered trawler fishermen, Andrew Fairlie, the only Scottish chef with two Michelin stars, has called for a ban on dredging in shallow inshore waters. The £30-million-a-year industry involves trawlers dragging large […]

April 14th, 2013 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Bus driver nominated for award after rescuing couple from car crash

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A QUICK-thinking bus driver has been short-listed for a prestigious award after he came to the rescue of a couple trapped in a crashed car. Steven Godfrey was driving First’s 68 service near Ancrum in the Scottish Borders when he came across a BMW X5 lying on its side, which seemed to have crashed into […]

April 5th, 2013 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

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