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Garage owner’s car vandalised

CCTV footage of the vandal who attacked Brian McPhillips vehicle

A HOMEOWNER has released CCTV footage of the moment a vandal poured acid on his Range Rover. The attack caused £3,000-worth of damage to the paintwork on Brian McPhillips’ car. The footage, filmed from his house in Prestonpans, East Lothian, shows a man wearing a grey hoodie walk up to the motor. He can be […]

November 20th, 2014 | Posted in Court & Crime,Local News,News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Rape in Leith Links

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DETECTIVES are hunting a rapist who subjected a woman to a “horrendous” knifepoint attack just 250 metres from a major city police station. The suspect – described as being of Pakistani or South Asian appearance – struck in Leith Links, Edinburgh, close to Leith Police Station. Police taped off an area of the park following […]

November 13th, 2014 | Posted in Local News,Scottish News,Uncategorized | Read More »

US musician facing deportation to receive lifetime achievement award

US musician facing deportation to receive lifetime achievement award

A LEGENDARY percussionist facing deportation from Scotland is to receive a lifetime achievement award from one of the world’s biggest musical charities. Steve Forman, who has played with John Lennon and David Bowie, is to be kicked out of the country because he is paid too little by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow. […]

November 13th, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Local News,Scottish News,UK & World | Read More »

Great War veteran’s Armistice Day Victoria Cross

Walter Lorrain Brodie VC MC

He is said to have been a keen sportsman, a good shot, and, when opportunity offered, a keen follower to hounds, he was a member of the Grand Masonic Lodge. He was gazetted Second Lieutenant, The Highland Light Infantry on March 2, 1904, promoted Lieutenant on June 19, 1908, and Captain on September 10, 1914. […]

November 11th, 2014 | Posted in Local News,News,Scottish News | Read More »

Fitness to teach hearing for child porn teacher

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A BOARDING school teacher who escaped jail after being caught with child porn images on his computer is set to be struck off the teaching register. Samuel Henley, a former maths teacher at the £32,000 a year Gordonstoun boarding school was sacked after police searched his parents home in July 2010 and found computers, one […]

November 7th, 2014 | Posted in Court & Crime,Local News,News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Racist abuser at Glasgow supermarket sentenced

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  A 59 year-old man was sentenced at Glasgow Sheriff Court this morning for assaulting and repeatedly subjecting a woman to racist abuse at a Denistoun supermarket.   Emiliano Sanchez, 59, was sentenced to 250 hours Community Payback Order and had a non-harassment order imposed to refraining him from approaching, contacting or communicating with the […]

October 31st, 2014 | Posted in Court & Crime,Court & Crime,Local News,Police,Uncategorized | Read More »

Council admits defeat in the battle of Greyfriar Bobby’s nose

The statue of ScotlandÕs most famous dog, Greyfriars Bobby, is to get a facelift this week following a Facebook campaign that highlighted how the practice of rubbing the statueÕs nose for luck was wearing off the colour on his nose.

SCOTLAND’S most famous dog statue is to be left with a shiny nose.   Greyfriars Bobby’s nose has been rubbed down to the bronze as a result of the modern “tradition” of touching it for good luck.   Edinburgh Council spent £400 on a nose job for the celebrated pooch a year ago, bringing in […]

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

Supersonic RAF jet suspected of causing panic in Western Isles

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ISLANDERS thought their roofs were about to fall in following a suspected sonic boom.   Residents of the Western Isles reported a massive blast which caused windows to rattle and bottles to be knocked off a bar.   The RAF has admitted the panic could have been caused by one of its jets breaking the […]

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

Video captures woman trying to fight her way into cab

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AMAZING video footage has emerged of a woman trying to fight her way into a taxi in the middle of a busy street.   The clip which was filmed in Dundee and appeared on YouTube and Facebook, shows a woman in black arguing and shouting at a man in the taxi’s driver seat.   The […]

October 28th, 2014 | Posted in Local News,Scottish News,Top Stories,Uncategorized | Read More »

Taxpayers fork out £4 a time for council’s toe curling soap operas

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A CASH-strapped council has been condemned for squandering £10,000 on toe-curling soap operas.   Only 2,500 people have watched the East Lothian Council mini-dramas on YouTube – meaning they cost taxpayers £4 every time they were viewed.   The River City-style episodes, featuring professional actors, are meant to provide a handy guide to services.   […]

October 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Local News,News,Top Stories | Read More »

Scots restaurant has made 430,000 pizzas with 18-year-old dough

18 year old sourdough

A SCOTTISH restaurant has served up more than 430,000 pizzas – all made with dough that is now 18 years old.   The Glasgow eaterie created a sample of “sour dough” at its opening in 1998 which it has kept alive ever since.   Chefs regularly take a small sample of the original dough and […]

October 21st, 2014 | Posted in Local News,Scottish News | Read More »

Exotic lizard left to die in its tank

The SSPCA said they receive a lot of unwanted exotic creatures because people underestimate the hard work and knowledge required to look after these types of animals

AN exotic lizard was dumped and left to die in its tank next to a waste disposal site. The badly malnourished bearded dragon, called Chaplin, only survived after a chance discovery by a dog walker. An animal charity condemned Chaplin’s owner for throwing him away “like a piece of rubbish” and warned that, if caught, […]

October 14th, 2014 | Posted in Local News,News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Gulf War vet lived in garden shed for 15 years

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  A TRAUMATISED Gulf War veteran has revealed that he lived in his garden shed for 15 years to help him get over the war.   Vince Davidson, from Coldstream, Scottish Borders, only emerged from the windowless, 10ft by 10ft shed earlier this year.   The 49-year-old fought with the King’s Own Scottish Borderers (KOSB) […]

October 13th, 2014 | Posted in Local News,News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

OAP couple first to climb all 726 Scots peaks over 2,000ft

Sheila, 65, and Bill Simpson, 70, from Arbroath

A SCOTS pensioner couple have completed a 20-year mission to climb all 726 of Scotland’s hills over 2,000ft.   Sheila, 65, and Bill Simpson, 70, from Arbroath recently finished their mammoth feat – climbing the equivalent of around two million feet – or 30 Mount Everests.   To do this they tackled all 282 Munros […]

October 13th, 2014 | Posted in Local News,News,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World,UK & World | Read More »

Police Scotland chief angered by altered figure allegations

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POLICE Scotland’s chief constable has angrily hit out at claims the force has been manipulating crime figures.   Sir Stephen House said he was “annoyed” and “upset” by allegations the figures had been altered for political ends – and vowed that he would not tolerate such activity.   His comments came ahead of a Scottish […]

October 13th, 2014 | Posted in Court & Crime,Court & Crime,Local News,News,Police,Politics,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Delight as Mackenzie, 10, “beats cancer’s butt”

Mackenzie is all smiles as she takes in cancer and wins

A BRAVE schoolgirl who whose treatment for cancer made Scottish medical history has beaten the disease.   Mackenzie Furness, 10, told her delighted fans on social media that she had “kicked cancer’s butt”.   Mackenzie, from Sauchie, Clackmannanshire, was the first person to have a haploidentical stem cell transplant in Scotland.   The treatment, carried […]

October 10th, 2014 | Posted in Local News,News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Veteran teacher struck off after challenging schoolboy to a fight

Maths teacher Francis Carlton was struck off after squaring off with a pupil

A VETERAN teacher with a volcanic temper has been struck off after a hearing was told he once challenged a schoolboy to a fight.   Maths teacher Francis Carlton was “out of control”, frightening senior staff and pupils alike with his outbursts.   The 65-year-old threatened one boy with revealing highly sensitive information about him […]

October 10th, 2014 | Posted in Court & Crime,Court & Crime,Local News,News,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World,Uncategorized | Read More »

Top website condemned over “neanderthal” portrayal of Glasgow food scene

Charlet Duboc buys Buckfast before drinking it with drunken youths

AN influential website has been condemned for its “neanderthal” video guide to Glasgow and its food.   The Vice documentary – which has been viewed 160,000 times – shows a subtitled, Buckfast-swigging chef swearing as he makes recipes with the fortified wine and Irn Bru.   Munchies Guide to Scotland also shows a group of […]

October 10th, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Health,Local News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

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 »

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