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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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