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Disabled schoolboy’s car set on fire

Thugs used a can of de-icer to start the blaze

A DISABLED schoolboy’s motability car was set on fire by heartless vandals. The sick thugs broke into 13-year-old Thomas McNulty’s vehicle and used a can of deicer to start a blaze. Thomas, who suffers from spina bifida and uses a wheelchair, is recovering from a recent operation and needs the vehicle daily, including getting to […]

November 27th, 2014 | Posted in Police,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Aviation safety chiefs warn estate agents over drone photographs

Drones are used to get stunning pictures of property

AVIATION safety chiefs have warned estate agents they risk hefty fines by using drones to get stunning images of luxury properties for sale. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) says it is aware of cases where estate agents have “potentially” broken the law by operating drones without a licence. The remotely-operated aircraft are increasingly being used […]

November 27th, 2014 | Posted in Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Jamie Murray condemns lack of indoor tennis courts

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JAMIE MURRAY has complained about the lack of indoor tennis courts in Scotland.   The 28-year professional tennis player criticised tennis authorities earlier this month for failing to boost the sport on the back of his younger brother’s achievements.   He has now taken to Twitter to complain about the lack of indoor facilities for […]

November 27th, 2014 | Posted in News,Scottish News,Sport,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Tragic actor found dead after missing his first big screen premiere

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A TRAGIC young actor was found dead the morning after he missed the premiere of his first big screen film. Jamie Stuart Morrison’s body was found by his mother in his flat on Whitson Way in Edinburgh on Tuesday morning. The 27-year-old had recently landed a role in Skeletons – a short movie directed by […]

November 27th, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Edinburgh Castle voted the UK’s top heritage attraction for 4th year running

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Edinburgh Castle has been named the UK’s Best Heritage Attraction for a record fourth year running at the 2014 British Travel Awards (BTAs).   This year’s BTAs – the largest consumer voted awards in the UK – saw the castle, Scotland’s number one paid for visitor attraction, once again lift the title, following a public […]

November 27th, 2014 | Posted in Local News,News,Scottish News,UK & World | Read More »

Canna cull bunnies flogged to the French

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MARKSMEN slaughtered 9,000 rabbits on a tiny Scottish island and sold carcasses at £1 a time to restaurants in France. The cull on Canna was ordered after rabbit numbers exploded out of control and the bunnies’ burrowing and eating habits caused serious damage. A team of six men spent a “manic” three months on the […]

November 26th, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Mole survives attack by “psycho” cat

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A MOLE has amazingly survived being captured and taken home by a cat branded a “psycho” by its owner.   Cosmo, a half Bengal and a fearsomely efficient hunter, took the mole as a gift to his sleeping owner on Saturday morning.   Natalie Johnson thought the mole was a rat and threw Cosmo out […]

November 26th, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Russian cartoonists recreate trainspotting in 60 seconds

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RUSSIAN animators who get millions of online hits for their 60-second versions of cinema classics have turned their attention to the cult Scottish movie Trainspotting.   The team specialise in manic, minute-long cartoon versions of legendary movies such as Star Wars, Jaws and 2001: A Space Odyssey.   Now they have given Trainspotting the 60-second […]

November 26th, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Friends of tragic Elie gather in tribute

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FRIENDS of a tragic 13-year-old girl who took her own life gathered for a candle-lit vigil in her memory.   Elie Mcilwaine died at her home in Edinburgh on Thursday night, it is believed after taking an overdose.   Broughton High, where she was an S2 pupil, held a charity ‘Wear it Pink’ dress down […]

November 26th, 2014 | Posted in Local News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Edinburgh Uni student in Antarctica to feature on new stamp

Photos by Robert G. Bingham

AN EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY student studying the retreat of Glaciers in Antarctica will be immortalised on a new stamp.   Damon Davies, a postgraduate GeoSciences student at the University of Edinburgh, appears in one of four new British Antarctic Territory postage stamps.     A photo of Mr Davies working on a surface radar used to […]

November 26th, 2014 | Posted in News,Scottish News | Read More »

NHS Scotland’s epilepsy services leading the rest of the UK

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A UK-wide epilepsy report has found epilepsy services in Scotland are improving and even outperforming the rest of the UK.   The report, produced by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), reveals that Scottish NHS boards have improved upon the findings of the last report in 2012 with better overall health care. […]

November 26th, 2014 | Posted in Health,News,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World,Uncategorized | Read More »

Ian Rankin blasts “embarrassing” security at Edinburgh Airport

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IAN Rankin has branded Edinburgh Airport security “embarrassing” after he was caught in a lengthy queue. The bestselling Scots author complained about the airport’s “overrun” system after he found himself delayed at 7.30am yesterday. The airport is currently trialling a new £25m security hall alongside their existing one. This involves an “airlock system” – letting […]

November 25th, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Domestic abuse disclosure scheme launched

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A DOMESTIC ABUSE disclosure scheme has launched today and will allow people to find out if their partner has a history of domestic violence.   The Disclosure Scheme for Domestic Abuse Scotland offers men and women a formal method to make enquiries about an individual they may be in a relationship with or considering a […]

November 25th, 2014 | Posted in News,Scottish News | Read More »

Rail union mount pressure to end Scotrail’s sewage dumping

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Rail Union RMT- National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers- is stepping up its pressure on Transport Scotland and Network rail to bring forward the date for ending the dumping of raw sewage on Scotland’s railway tracks.   Scotrail currently dispose of the sewage from their train toilets onto the tracks and have pledged […]

November 24th, 2014 | Posted in News,Scottish News | Read More »

Top lawyer killed himself following probe into missing money fears

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A SENIOR lawyer killed himself after law chiefs launched an investigation into fears clients’ money was missing.   Clive Franks took his own life on Monday, November 10, at his home in Dalgety Bay, Fife.   Mr Franks was a member of the Law Society of Scotland’s complaints sub-committee.   But the 60-year-old was himself […]

November 21st, 2014 | Posted in Police,Scottish News | Read More »

Scots exam “two-tier” and “worthless” claim teachers

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SCOTS pupils have a ‘two-tier’’ exam system with the new National 4 qualifications “essentially worthless” teachers have claimed.   The head of one of the country’s best performing state schools has raised serious concerns claiming “a bunch of youngsters seem not to be part of the exam system”.   Meanwhile an English teacher said the […]

November 21st, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Super villain advertises for henchmen – to work at Careers Scotland lair

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A SCOTS supervillain is recruiting henchmen for his secret lair – below a Careers Scotland office. The evil genius, who calls himself Professor Colossus, placed an advert for minions on the free advertising website Gumtree. The sinister crime lord helpfully included the GPS coordinates for his “secret” base. And a quick check on Google Maps […]

November 21st, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Queen ditches Harrods for Lidl

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HER Majesty appears to have got the discount supermarket bug and ditched Harrods for Lidl.   On a visit to Elgin, Morayshire, yesterday (Thu) the Royal was photographed walking past a giant sign for the store.   Her Majesty even appeared to have brought along her own bag to the Station Road store to avoid […]

November 21st, 2014 | Posted in News,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Huge rise in shock therapy without permission

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THE number of Scots receiving electric shock therapy without their consent has rocketed by over 50% in the past five years.   A total of 1,381 patients received ECT in 2013 without consent compared with 755 in 2008.   The figures mean that around a third of all patients who receive the treatment do so […]

November 21st, 2014 | Posted in Health,News,Scottish News,Top Stories,Uncategorized | Read More »

Man found dead after heart attack and house fire

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An elderly man was found dead inside his blazing home after a heart attack.   Scottish Fire and Rescue were called to a residence in Midlothian where the man was found dead in his house which was on fire.   The fire occurred between 4am and 5am at a compound of detached bungalow static houses […]

November 21st, 2014 | Posted in News,Police,Scottish News,Uncategorized | Read More »

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