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Hospital staff mislabel, misplace and mishandle cadavars

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BUNGLING hospital staff have been accused of “sheer negligence” after more than 40 dead bodies were ‘mishandled’ by the NHS over a five year period. Scotland’s second largest health board NHS Lothian was forced to launch an investigation after it accidentally released the wrong body to a funeral home in 2013. In April of the […]

April 18th, 2014 | Posted in Health,Local News,News,Scottish News,Top Stories,Uncategorized | Read More »

Childbirth is similar to being in a war zone – experts warn

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ALMOST 3500 mothers in Scotland suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after giving birth to their children every year, according to experts. Doctors believe, that like soldiers returning from war, women giving birth can suffer lasting psychological damage due to their birthing experience. Colin Howard, Executive Director of Manor Hall, Centre for Trauma in Stirling […]

April 18th, 2014 | Posted in Health,Local News,News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Stressed out school kids hit back at SQA with spoof Twitter account

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SCOTLAND’S under-pressure school kids have taken revenge on exams body the SQA – by creating a Twitter account to ridicule the new Curriculum for Excellence. The public feed – called SQA News Not – has attracted 10,000 followers among disaffected exam candidates since it started in January this year. Thousands of S4 pupils are about […]

April 18th, 2014 | Posted in Local News,News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Ladies Day at the races sold out in record timing

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A RECORD-breaking 9000 guests are set to attend Musselburgh Racecourse’s famous Ladies Day this summer – after the event sold out nine weeks in advance. All tickets for the 14 June event have been snapped up as Scotland’s Stobo Castle Ladies Day celebrates its 10th anniversary. Tickets for the exclusive event were snapped up by […]

April 18th, 2014 | Posted in Community,Local News,News,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Murray’s hotel cleared over five star reviews

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ANDY Murray’s luxury hotel has been cleared by TripAdvisor of breaching its rules after a spate of five star reviews appeared before the opening night. Eyebrows were raised after six five star reviews appeared for the Cromlix Hotel in Kinbuck, Perthshire, almost a week before it officially opened on April, 1. A spokesman for the […]

April 8th, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Uni students get basic cookery lessons

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ONE of Scotland’s leading universities is offering cooking lessons to its students. Undergraduates at Edinburgh University typically need four As at Higher to get in but it appears most are in the remedial class when it comes to cuisine. The university’s newly-launched “Cook School” aims to change that, charging students £10 for a course that […]

April 8th, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Dad of baby born at 24 weeks gets his turn to hold tot

DELIGHTED dad Alan Coultas has finally got to hold his baby daughter – one of the smallest ever born alive in the UK. Alan said kissing and cuddling baby Emily – born at 24 weeks on the legal abortion cut-off point – was “amazing”. And Alan, 47, from Coldstream, Scottish Borders, enjoyed 30 minutes with […]

April 8th, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Group sex nurse free to work after being cleared of misconduct

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A NURSE who engaged in group sex involving a teenage girl has been cleared of misconduct. Rhona Sharman was accused by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) of having sex with an underage girl, encouraging her to have sex with others, filming the encounters and giving her alcohol in September 2011. The NMC said yesterday […]

April 8th, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Dangerous dogs kept on “death row” in kennels near Dundee

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AS many as seven dangerous dogs are being kept on “death row” in kennels near Dundee, it emerged today. The animals are locked up at the private kennels at a cost to taxpayers of £2,450 a week while the authorities decide their fate. All the dogs, which the kennels charge £50 a day each to look after, […]

April 4th, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Hungry cabbie brings Edinburgh’s tram system to a standstill

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A HUNGRY cabbie brought Edinburgh’s tram system to a standstill yesterday – after she parked up to get a McDonalds. The thoughtless driver parked on double yellows at the east end of Princes Street and jumped out to grab breakfast. Her vehicle stopped in its tracks one of the city’s trams, taking part in testing of the controversial £776m […]

April 4th, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Police launch investigation after man found dead outside pub

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AN INVESTIGATION has been launched after a man was found dead outside a pub in in Edinburgh. The body of the 46-year-old was discovered in the outside basement area of the city’s popular Bert’s Bar in the early hours of friday morning. William Street, in the west end, was cordoned off yesterday morning as police […]

April 4th, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Confused Xmas cook dialled 999 to ask how long to roast a turkey

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A CONFUSED Christmas cook dialled 999 to ask Police how long does it takes to cook a turkey. And birds of the live variety led to another daft 999 call when the caller demanded that nuisance seagulls be charged with breach of the peace. It is the second time Scottish police have taken to Twitter to share […]

April 4th, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Mum holds her tiny baby for first time on Mothering Sunday

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THIS is the touching moment the mother of the UK’s youngest surviving baby got to hold her daughter for the first time. Claire Cressey said cuddling and kissing baby Emily – born at 24 weeks – was “the best moment of my life”. And Claire, 34, from Coldstream, Scottish Borders, enjoyed precious 20 minutes with […]

March 31st, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Probe into Murray hotel’s five star reviews – before it opens

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ANDY Murray’s luxury hotel has sparked a TripAdvisor investigation after a clutch of five star reviews appeared – before it even opened. The Cromlix Hotel in Kinbuck, Perthshire, is due to open its doors today (tues) but five, five star reviews have already appeared on travel website TripAdvisor. Reviewers, writing in the past week, have […]

March 31st, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Dad of 10-year-old cancer patient Mackenzie Furniss joins make up ‘selfie’ craze

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A DAD who made medical history by giving stem cells to his cancer patient daughter has joined in the social media craze for men slapping on make up. Jason Furniss, 40, from Sauchie, Clackmannanshire, posted a picture of himself online donning a full face of make up plus a bow in his hair to help […]

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

At the coalface: Trucker’s charcoal drawings of celebrities are a hit

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A Scots trucker is selling his amazing charcoal portraits of celebrities across the globe – just eight weeks after taking up art. Barrie Paterson, from Dundee, left school at 16 and admits to having been stuck in dead-end jobs for 12 years. Barrie, 28, who has no formal training as an artist, followed an impulse […]

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

New graphic novel brings Battle of Bannockburn to life in 3D

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THE BATTLE of Bannockburn has been recreated in a grisly new 3D graphic novel. The graphic novel, written by a top historian, shows the gruesome moment Robert the Bruce killed an English knight at the start of the battle – annotated with the word ‘skluddd’ as the king slams an axe into his head. ‘On Dangerous Ground’ […]

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

Troubles account for most cases of Scots veterans suffering PTSD

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HORRIFIC memories of the conflict in Northern Ireland account for almost two-thirds of PTSD cases among Scottish veterans, a charity has revealed. Combat Stress says 60% of the former soldiers it helps deal with post traumatic stress disorder were scarred by their experiences of Northern Ireland – rather than Iraq or Afghanistan. The charity says […]

March 19th, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Thug beheads and skins pet rabbit in family’s garden

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POLICE are hunting a sick thug who skinned and beheaded a family’s pet rabbit in their back garden. Pet shop owner Murray Glass was sickened to find the severed head and skin of the bunny at his home when he got up on Saturday. Police insiders said the killing at the property near Dunbar, East […]

March 19th, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Former film maker buzzing over bee project

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A FORMER music video producer has swapped the A-list for the bee list. Warren Bader left behind a successful career as a music video producer, working for the likes of Tina Turner and Boyzone, to crowdfund beehives in Scotland. The 53-year-old wants communities to contribute modest amounts of money to pay for a beehive to […]

March 19th, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

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