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Edinburgh Airport car park fire firm under investigation

Flying Scot Parking crams them in

AN airport parking firm at the centre of blaze that destroyed 21 vehicles is packing in twice as many vehicles as shown in council plans. And the firm based near Edinburgh Airport is under investigation over claims it is using nearby derelict land as an overspill car park without planning permission. The car park, run […]

July 21st, 2014 | Posted in Court & Crime,Court & Crime,Local News,News,Police,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

DJ hospitalised after gull attack

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A RADIO presenter needed hospital treatment for head and facial injuries after he was attacked in the street – by a vicious seagull. Gary Robinson was left drenched in blood and needed stitches to his face and forehead after he was dive-bombed by the gull. The Dundee-based morning show presenter also suffered a broken nose […]

July 17th, 2014 | Posted in Local News,News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Scottish potato gun video goes viral

A PINT-sized, potato gun-wielding Scots kid has become a worldwide hit after a video of him shooting older boys was posted online. The fiery redhead – who could be as young as six – drops F- and C-bombs galore as he blasts his enemies in the face with a spud gun. Hilarious footage of the […]

July 16th, 2014 | Posted in Local News,Scottish News | Read More »

Saturday at T in the Park 2014

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Saturday brought acts like Calvin Harris, Paolo Nutini and Rudimental to Balado for T in the Park 2014. See Friday’s pictures here.

July 14th, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Local News,Multimedia,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World,Uncategorized | Read More »

Tributes paid to Bockarie Sonnah, boy who died in Edinburgh reservoir

Bockarie Sonnah, swim death

FOURTEEN year old Bockarie Sonnah from Musselburgh died while swimming at Torduff Reservoir in Bonaly Country Park. We visited the scene of his tragic death.

July 10th, 2014 | Posted in In the Scottish Press,Local News,Multimedia,Scottish News,Top Stories,Uncategorized | Read More »

Festival goers can moonlight as Zombies

The undead are set to take over Edinburgh, and you can apply to be one of them. Pic: Bob Jagendorf

Scotland’s biggest jobs website has announced it’s forgoing the living and is looking to recruit the undead. s1jobs are looking for zombies to fill a three week voluntary role during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Candidates must have a proven track record in groaning and drooling, while a taste for human flesh is a preferred skill. […]

July 8th, 2014 | Posted in Community,Entertainment,Jobs,Local News,News,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Direct Savings to give staff Referendum day off

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A SCOTTISH company is giving its staff the day off on September 18 to vote in the independence referendum. Direct Savings, an energy efficiency company based in Bathgate, West Lothian, is believed to be the first business in the country to make the move. All 55 staff have been given a holiday to encourage them […]

July 1st, 2014 | Posted in Business,In the Scottish Press,Local News,News,Politics,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World,Uncategorized | Read More »

Heroic guide dog saves blind Patricia Richmond from coma

Preston and his owner enjoy a cuddle

A GUIDE dog saved a diabetic woman’s life as she slipped into a coma. Preston repeatedly hit Patricia Richmond with his paws as she lay helpless in bed at home, hovering between life and death. Patricia, 50, eventually came round thanks to the determined efforts of Preston and was able to summon medical help. Although […]

June 27th, 2014 | Posted in Local News,News,Uncategorized | Read More »

Killer Luke Mitchell’s family home for sale

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THE MOTHER of convicted murderer Luke Mitchell has finally sold the home where the killer of Jodi Jones grew up. Corinne Mitchell, 55, is understood to have knocked £5,000 off the £180,000 asking price for the property in Dalkeith, Midlothian, which had been on the market for a year. One couple who viewed the three-bedroom […]

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

Appeal launched to save the life of narcoleptic horse

Penny has already fallen and hurt her eye, leg and lip

ANIMAL lovers are appealing for help to save the life of a horse that falls asleep up to 10 times a day. Penny, a 14-year-old pure-bred Irish sports horse, suffers from a rare condition called narcolepsy which means she suddenly loses consciousness. At 5ft 11in and 114-stone, a fall could easily prove fatal for Penny, who was […]

May 2nd, 2014 | Posted in Local News,News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

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

Musselburgh Racecourse, Ladies Day

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 »

Badly burned baby’s family vow to fight for residency

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THE family of a badly-burned baby have instructed lawyers to fight for his right to live permanently in Scotland. Mohammad Sudais lost his family in a gas blast in Pakistan and is in a Glasgow hospital receiving treatment for 80% burns to his face. The boy has a six-month emergency visa and campaigners anticipate that […]

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

Afghan dog rescued by animal loving Scots woman

The doggy clan has accepted their latest addition well

A DOG called Rambo is settling into his new Highland home after a charity spent £2,500 rescuing him from the war-torn streets of Afghanistan. The German Shepherd was abandoned as a puppy in Kabul and faced a horrible death as a fighting dog. But when Scots bank manager Jane Wilson saw a picture of Rambo […]

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

Glasgow statues given spooky red LED eyes

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JOKERS have given two Glasgow statues LED lights for eyes. Passers-by spotted the spooky addition to 94-year-old statues in the Kelvin Walkway in the West End of Glasgow last night (wed). The bronze Commerce and Industry statue, which was erected in 1920, saw its female figure receive a brand new set of garish red eyes. […]

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

Care worker struck off for cruel joke on vulnerable youngster

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A CHILD care worker has been struck off after he played a cruel practical joke on a vulnerable youngster. Martin Ross Phillips told the boy he was moving home, got him to pack up his belongings, and drove him away in a car. But the “joke” was judged by social work watchdogs as a “serious […]

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

Teacher faces being struck off because lesson plans were “affecting pupils’ life chances”

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A TEACHER’S lesson plans were so bad they were “affecting pupils’ life chances”, a hearing was told. Janice Ross, who taught on Barra in the Western Isles, allegedly got pupils to read out loud from books for “weeks at a time”. She is also said to have embarrassed and upset pupils’ by making a reference […]

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

Pakistan burn baby undergoes major surgery at Scottish hospital

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DOCTORS have gone ahead with major surgery to rebuild a badly-burned baby’s face – just hours after he stopped breathing and needed to be resuscitated. Mohammad Sudais was flown to Scotland from Pakistan to receive treatment for horrific burns he received in a gas blast which wiped out his family. But on Tuesday night, the […]

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

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