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Paramedic went shopping instead of helping a suicidal patient

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A PARAMEDIC has admitted going on a personal shopping trip instead of attending to an urgent call for a suicidally depressed patient. Victoria Arnott was tasked with taking a patient to a pyschiatric hospital in Kirkcaldy, Fife on 4 July last year, but instead diverted the ambulance. A Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) hearing […]

October 9th, 2013 | Posted in Local News,Neil Pooran,News,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Six century old murder hunt begins in Fife

Andrew Mackenzie Smith, whose family owns the abbey

THE hunt is on to find the body of an heir to the Scottish throne who is believed to have been murdered and dumped in an unmarked grave more than six centuries ago. David Stewart was the first Duke of Rothesay, the same title now used by Prince Charles when he is in Scotland. The […]

October 4th, 2013 | Posted in Local News,Neil Pooran,News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Scotland’s smallest pub opens on Grassmarket

The Wee Pub has room for a maximum of 20 drinkers

A PINT-sized pub opened its doors for business yesterday (tue), claiming to be Scotland’s smallest watering hole. The Edinburgh bar is so tiny it would fit four times into the six-yard box on a football pitch. The Wee Pub in the city’s popular Grassmarket has room for a maximum of 20 drinkers – assuming they […]

July 2nd, 2013 | Posted in Guest Blog,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Children are “not on the cards yet” for Chris Hoy

Hoy took time to shake hands with fans before boarding the bus

OLYMPIC hero Sir Chris Hoy has said he has no immediate plans to start a family despite stepping down from top-flight sport. The 37-year-old six-time gold medal winner says he will spend more time with his wife Sarra, after announcing his retirement in April. But the cycling legend, in an interview at the weekend, said […]

June 10th, 2013 | Posted in Neil Pooran,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Scotland’s oldest cinema is no longer up to scratch for the Edinburgh International Film Festival

Cinema 500

QUENTIN Tarantino’s favourite cinema has been banned from Scotland’s biggest movie festival because its 3D screen isn’t up to scratch. The Cameo in Edinburgh – Scotland’s oldest cinema – has a screen specially designed for showing 3D movies in its main auditorium. But the organisers of the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) claim the screen […]

May 2nd, 2013 | Posted in Claire McKim,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Susan Boyle gives a generous donation to a West Lothian zoo devastated by fire last month

SINGING star Susan Boyle has visited a Scots zoo devastated by fire last month and vowed to back the campaign to rebuild it. The Britain’s Got Talent star visited Five Sisters Zoo in Polbeth, West Lothian, near her Blackburn home, on Friday and left a generous donation. SuBo also looked in on some of the […]

May 2nd, 2013 | Posted in Neil Pooran,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

NHS hospitals failing to perform routine procedures: boy is transferred 12 miles for stitches

A SCOTTISH hospital had to send an injured youngster to another medical unit because they lacked staff and equipment to stitch a cut. A boy with a cut leg was taken to the minor injuries unit at Queen Margaret Hospital in Dunfermline but no-one could be found to put in stitches. So the youngster had […]

May 2nd, 2013 | Posted in Claire McKim,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Northlink Ferries logo showing similarities to Nazi symbol

But Hamburg-based Britain Travel have urged the ferry company to re-think its logo, comparing it with imagery used when Hitler was in power.

A GERMAN tour operator has accused a Scots ferry operator of adopting a ‘Nazi symbol’ as its new logo. Serco NorthLink launched a marketing campaign in February – centred on fictional character Magnus the Viking who they say symbolises “dynamism, power and pride”. But Hamburg-based Britain Travel have urged the ferry company to re-think its […]

May 1st, 2013 | Posted in Claire McKim,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Heartbroken mother of soldier is looking for answers 10 years after her son died

THE heartbroken mother of a soldier who was found dead in a river 10 years ago says she still wants answers to how he died. The body of Black Watch private and Iraq veteran Gary Kinnear was recovered from the River Tay in his home city of Dundee in December 2003. Gary, 31, had been […]

May 1st, 2013 | Posted in Neil Pooran,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Calls for wig service to be reinstated

The salon trimmed and fitted wigs for patients who had lost their hair through cancer treatment or other illnesses.

MORE THAN 650 people have signed a petition calling for a hairdressing salon to have its NHS wig-fitting contract restored. Labour MSP Helen Eadie has also joined calls for NHS Fife to overturn its cancellation of Sheds Hairdressing in Dunfermline’s contract. The salon trimmed and fitted wigs for patients who had lost their hair through […]

April 30th, 2013 | Posted in Neil Pooran,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Victoria Hospital accused of “hoodwinking” hospital inspectors in staff shuffle

AN investigation has been demanded into claims hospital chiefs tried to trick government inspectors by moving staff to frontline nursing roles. Midwives, operating theatre staff and elderly carers were redeployed to an overstretched admissions ward at Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, Fife, the same day as the inspection, according to whistleblowers. It is claimed the redeployment created […]

March 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Claire McKim,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Campbell in a spin over ‘tweed tweet’

Alastair Campbell meant to tweet this picture of him posing in a hunting outfit to his wife and daughter

FORMER Labour spin doctor Alastair Campbell was left red-faced after accidentally tweeting a picture of himself wearing posh hunting clothes. Campbell – who helped Tony Blair’s Government push through a ban on fox hunting – claimed the snap of his wearing upper-class get-up was meant as a private joke for his wife and daughter. But […]

October 4th, 2012 | Posted in Claire McKim,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Bra Queen Michelle Mone confesses an unusual habit

Michelle recently split from her husband of 20 years in December.

SCOTS bra queen Michelle Mone has admitted accosting women in the street and forcing them to try on her bras. The multi-millionairess, from Glasgow, confessed to her unusual habit on Twitter today, prompting one of her friends to joke that she was a “sex pest”. The 40-year-old, who has an OBE and has made £39m […]

September 7th, 2012 | Posted in Claire McKim,News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Scottish actor Robert Carlyle has turned against his own publicity

Photo - sean.koo / Wikimedia Commons

TOP Scottish actor Robert Carlyle has turned on his own publicity machine – suggesting sections of an interview with him were made up. The 51-year-old actor said the attempt by American broadcasters to drum up publicity for his latest US TV series, based on the Rumplestiltskin story, was “awful”. Carlyle is currently starring in hit […]

September 7th, 2012 | Posted in Claire McKim,Entertainment,News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Capital’s buildings are literally falling to bits

Masonry falls like the one in the Royal Mile are more common according to former council boss

BUILDINGS in Edinburgh are so unsafe people should walk in the middle of the road to avoid being hit by falling masonry, the former senior council official has said. Brian Sibbald, former head of Edinburgh’s scandal-hit property conservation department, says staff couldn’t cope with the amount of work they were given and “lost the plot”. […]

July 25th, 2012 | Posted in Neil Pooran,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Google Translate – does it really work?

18 APR Michelle Craw

Michelle  Craw is a Search Analyst with QueryClick. She speaks French and German and supports the management of localised content in their international campaigns. QueryClick helps clients get better results online through search engine optimisation (SEO) and strive to have its clients’ websites appear higher and perform better when internet users make Google searches   […]

April 18th, 2012 | Posted in Guest Blog | Read More »

Bad Pitt: star slams his worst film roles

Brad Pitt

By Claire McKim HE may be one of Hollywood’s most respected male stars but Brad Pitt has delivered a damning verdict on some of his most famous film roles.   Pitt, who was in Glasgow last summer filming Zombie flick World War Z, has laid into some of his much loved performances, saying he “flatlined” […]

February 3rd, 2012 | Posted in Claire McKim,Entertainment,Top Stories,Uncategorized | Read More »

Five ways the nursing shortage is affecting the elderly

Brooke believes a shortage of nurses is affecting care of the elderly

By Brooke Stafford IT IS no secret that there is a shortage of qualified medical personnel, and nurses are no exception. One segment of the population that is hardest hit by the shortage is the aging and elderly population. Below, are just five ways the nursing shortage is affecting the care of our parents and […]

December 21st, 2011 | Posted in Guest Blog | Read More »

BLOG: The Accidental Campaigner

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By Cally Day, Save RAF Lossiemouth Campaigner I will try to keep this brief, although the subject has been a long drawn out process and is still ongoing. I am a housewife, mother, and now, an accidental campaigner. On the 19th October 2010 our Prime Minister made a statement in the House of Commons stating […]

March 11th, 2011 | Posted in Guest Blog | Read More »

New Year Tweets

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Before I started with Deadline I had never tweeted a single character and it took a lot of pushing before I did. Now I tweet everyday and check Twitter at least every hour. It’s scary how adictive it can be and how we now go to the social networking site to get up to the […]

February 23rd, 2011 | Posted in Blog | Read More »

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