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Badly burned baby’s family vow to fight for residency


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


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


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


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 »

There’s been a murder… 900 years ago – skeleton unearthed in East Lothian

The gruesome find was found several layers down in an East Lothian graveyard

THE SKELETON of a teenage murder victim who was stabbed to death more than 900 years ago has been unearthed at a Scottish archaeological site. The remains of the  20-year-old man were found by archaeologists at a dig at a cemetery in North Berwick, East Lothian, in 2000. After 14 years of intense testing and […]

February 21st, 2014 | Posted in Local News,News,Scottish News,Top Stories,Uncategorized | Read More »

Moggy stowaway travels thousands of miles to Scotland

The sneaky stowaway travelled thousands of miles before reaching her destination in Fife

A STOWAWAY cat survived a 3,000-mile journey from Turkey to Scotland in a sealed container – by eating nuts and licking up condensation. Workers in Kirkcaldy, Fife, were astonished to open the container after its four-week road trip and find Marble the cat dirty and thin but alive. Animal rescuers believe the remarkable moggy managed […]

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

JK Rowling adds a touch of magic to the Scotland rugby squad

JK Rowling says not enough is known about poor people's circumstances

JK ROWLING has added a touch of magic to the Scotland Rugby team – using the power of fiction. The celebrated author posted a tale on her website in which she claims three existing members of the Scotland squad have links to the wizarding world. In her tongue in cheek tale, Rowling suggests that Kelly […]

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

Excitement at first city centre daylight tram run

People in Shandwick Place shared their overwhelming joy at finally seeing a moving tram

EDINBURGH experienced tram mania yesterday as the vehicles rolled through the city centre in daylight for the first time. Since construction began in 2007 the trams project has been plagued by delays and cost overruns. Until now the trams have been tested only at night or on a stretch of the 8.7mile track outside the […]

February 20th, 2014 | Posted in In Brief,Local News,News,Scottish News | Read More »

Two sacked following investigation into Jamie Skinner’s tragic death

Jamie was a talented footballer who had recently been asked to trial for Tynecastle FC under-14s

THE GRIEVING father of tragic footballer Jamie Skinner said yesterday the sacking of two council workers proved there had been “failings” in the system. Jamie, 13, collapsed and died – of a suspected heart condition – during a football match in Edinburgh on December 22. His father, George, revealed yesterday he is now determined to […]

February 20th, 2014 | Posted in Local News,News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Dedicated Scots filmmaker produces new vine hours after major surgery

Now his new vine features Leonardo Di Caprio refuses to eat his cereal

A BRAVE Scots filmmaker made a hit video from his hospital bed – just hours after having 17 cancerous tumours removed from his lung. Ryan McHenry, whose work is up for a top US social media award, got friends to bring his computer equipment to the Golden Jubilee Hospital in Glasgow. And within a few […]

February 20th, 2014 | Posted in Local News,News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Fife Animal Park bosses hit back at charity regulator OSCR

Mr Lockhart and Mr Lockhart Senior say the tight constraints placed on them led to animal welfare issues

THE OWNER of a Scottish animal park has blamed its closure on charity regulators – claiming they caused the death of at least one animal and suffering to others. But Peter Lockhart, who owns Fife Animal Park, has given a cast-iron guarantee that all but three of the 390 animals will be rehomed. It was […]

February 20th, 2014 | Posted in Local News,News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Students at Aberdeen University top STD poll for Scotland

Only two Scottish Universities made the list

MORE than one in ten students at Aberdeen University has caught a sexually transmitted infection, a new survey has revealed. The institution’s 12% infection rate meant they took second place in the poll of UK universities by The Tab student website. The rate for STIs at Aberdeen rate was twice as high as the next-worst […]

February 20th, 2014 | Posted in Local News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Knock me down with a feather – chicken makes friends with a Greyhound

Colin and Maisie's unlikely friendship sparked up when she was saved from slaughter in 2012

ONE of Scotland’s first rescue chickens has formed an unusual friendship – with a rescue dog. Maisie Goodchicken is one of thousands of birds saved from the chop at the last minute by a Scottish group who buy them from farmers. Maisie, two, now lives in suburban comfort in Edinburgh and has bonded with her […]

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

Scots gamblers spent £4.1 billion in just one year – new figures have revealed

Gamblers have been seen frittering away a "weeks wages"

SCOTS frittered away at least £4.1bn on slot machines in one year, a shocking new report reveals. The amount equates to £820 spent on “puggies” for every man, woman and child north of the border. Despite feeding an average of £130 every second into the fixed odds machines, Scots got back just £150m – less […]

January 31st, 2014 | Posted in In Brief,Local News,Scottish News | Read More »

Brave young Scot puts own battle aside to raise toy fund for other sick children

Holly has been plagued with health issues but still wants to help others

A SCHOOLGIRL who has had 22 blood transfusions in less than two years to treat a tumour is selflessly raising money to buy toys for other sick kids. Holly Elder, from Ladybank in Fife, has already raised over £800 to buy goodies for a special toy box at the hospital which youngsters use when they’re […]

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

Friends mourn the loss of Yulia Solodyankina as body find is confirmed


POLICE have confirmed a body discovered in an Argyll forest last week is that of missing student Yulia Solodyankina. The badly decomposed human remains found near Arrochar last Thursday have been positively identified after a seven month search for the missing woman. Friends paid tribute to Edinburgh University physics student, who was 22, saying: “There […]

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

Room with a brew: teapot home on sale for £10,000

The unusually shaped store house would make the perfect home if it was insulated

SCOTLAND’S strangest house has gone on the market – a two-storey detached property shaped like a teapot. With a guide price of £10,000 “The Magical Teapot” near the village of Lilliesleaf in the Scottish Borders is up for grabs. Property agents Rettie and Co., who often sell country estates worth millions of pounds, say the […]

January 13th, 2014 | Posted in Local News,News,pic of the day,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Pesky pranksters transform traffic light into marijuana leaf

Pranksters caused many giggles after transforming a traffic light with a stencil

VANDALS transformed a green traffic light into a marijuana plant leaf in Aberdeen – but none of the local council’s 7,000 workers appeared to notice. The lights, near a Tesco Extra in the Danestane area of the city, had a black stencil placed over the bulb, illuminating the shape when traffic are told to go. […]

January 9th, 2014 | Posted in Local News,News,Scottish News | Read More »

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