Friday, February 22, 2019

By Alexander Lawrie SCOTS schoolkids accompanied Cabinet Secretary Fiona Hyslop on a tour of the Lady Haig Poppy Factory yesterday. (Tues)   In the week leading up...

By Alexander Lawrie A NINETEENTH century piano once played by Fredric Chopin is spooking guests and staff at a historic Scottish country home. Visitors, staff and...

By Michael MacLeod FOUR tiny ducklings left abandoned in freezing conditions have been hailed as a “miracle” The baby birds are making a surprise recovery after...

By Kate Smail TWO pals claim to have captured mysterious ghostly images on their mobile phones after an unsupervised visit to a graveyard dubbed the...

By Alexander Lawrie   COASTGUARDS had to laugh when flashing red and white lights in the sea caused panic – but turned out to be a...

By Kate Smail TWO Gladiators faced their fiercest competitors yet yesterday (THURS) – a group of ladies from the WRI. Tornado and Enigma arrived at a...

By Paul Thornton   A FOUR-YEAR-OLD boy crossed a busy dual-carriageway himself and wandered for over half a mile after he was left home alone.   The...

By Michael MacLeod A BUNCH of red roses is on its way to Chick Young - from the team of MSPs who kicked him off...

By Michael MacLeod ARMED gangsters in Halloween masks kidnapped and held a teenager hostage after a drugs deal backfired. Terrified Aaron Hunter, 16, was bundled into...

By Paul Thornton A COUNCIL worker who was sacked after being caught with hundreds of indecent images of children on his home computer has...

By Alexander Lawrie   AN INJURED tortoise is about to experience her first winter without hibernating after being attacked by the family dog.   Gertrude, a 35-year-old Spur...

By Alexander Lawrie A MENTAL health nurse has been struck off the nursing register after he jabbed his finger into an elderly patient’s face while...

By Paul Thornton HIBS star Filipe Morais has been charged with assault following an alleged Friday night Casino bust-up. The Portuguese striker has been banned from...

By Douglas Walker CANNY divorcees are taking advantage of record high gold prices and selling off their wedding rings to beat the credit crunch. One jeweller...

By Michael MacLeod THE View’s baby-faced frontman Kyle Falconer was refused a drink because of his boyish young looks. The pint-sized rocker - who was fined...

By Alexander Lawrie   BRAVE Borders men have stripped off for a calendar shoot to raise money for their village hall.   Farmers, posties and footballers all agreed...

By Alexander Lawrie   A PAINTING described as “one of the most important Scottish portraits to be offered at auction this year” sold for almost £300,000...

By Paul Thornton A PROMISING student who sparked a ten minute gun siege at his home has avoided jail. Stuart McAlpine, 19, locked his mum out...

By Alexander Lawrie   SIR SEAN Connery’s unmistakable twang has been voted the nation’s favourite accent.   Music presenter Edith Bowman and Irish actor James Nesbitt are also...

By Alexander Lawrie   A GLAMOROUS band manager has ditched her ‘rocknroll’ lifestyle - to teach fitness techniques she learned on the road.   Tyla Wilson, 43, travelled...
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