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Top lawyer killed himself following probe into missing money fears

Pic Katielee Arrowsmith/Deadline News..Lothian and Boarders Police

A SENIOR lawyer killed himself after law chiefs launched an investigation into fears clients’ money was missing.   Clive Franks took his own life on Monday, November 10, at his home in Dalgety Bay, Fife.   Mr Franks was a member of the Law Society of Scotland’s complaints sub-committee.   But the 60-year-old was himself […]

November 21st, 2014 | Posted in Police,Scottish News | Read More »

Scots exam “two-tier” and “worthless” claim teachers


SCOTS pupils have a ‘two-tier’’ exam system with the new National 4 qualifications “essentially worthless” teachers have claimed.   The head of one of the country’s best performing state schools has raised serious concerns claiming “a bunch of youngsters seem not to be part of the exam system”.   Meanwhile an English teacher said the […]

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

Super villain advertises for henchmen – to work at Careers Scotland lair


A SCOTS supervillain is recruiting henchmen for his secret lair – below a Careers Scotland office. The evil genius, who calls himself Professor Colossus, placed an advert for minions on the free advertising website Gumtree. The sinister crime lord helpfully included the GPS coordinates for his “secret” base. And a quick check on Google Maps […]

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

Queen ditches Harrods for Lidl


HER Majesty appears to have got the discount supermarket bug and ditched Harrods for Lidl.   On a visit to Elgin, Morayshire, yesterday (Thu) the Royal was photographed walking past a giant sign for the store.   Her Majesty even appeared to have brought along her own bag to the Station Road store to avoid […]

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

Huge rise in shock therapy without permission

New Sick Kids To Open

THE number of Scots receiving electric shock therapy without their consent has rocketed by over 50% in the past five years.   A total of 1,381 patients received ECT in 2013 without consent compared with 755 in 2008.   The figures mean that around a third of all patients who receive the treatment do so […]

November 21st, 2014 | Posted in Health,News,Scottish News,Top Stories,Uncategorized | Read More »

Man found dead after heart attack and house fire

Nivensknowe Park fire

An elderly man was found dead inside his blazing home after a heart attack.   Scottish Fire and Rescue were called to a residence in Midlothian where the man was found dead in his house which was on fire.   The fire occurred between 4am and 5am at a compound of detached bungalow static houses […]

November 21st, 2014 | Posted in News,Police,Scottish News,Uncategorized | Read More »

Ceilidh on the car deck


PASSENGERS on a wind-swept ferry decided to liven up their journey by having an impromptu ceilidh. The normally quiet car deck was transformed into a wild scene of dance and music on a journey between two islands on Shetland.     A group of musicians returning from a festival provided the music and weary travellers joined […]

November 20th, 2014 | Posted in Multimedia,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

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 »

Chinese paedophile student jailed

Zhengxin Zhu was jailed for eight  months on Tuesday, November 18

A CHINESE student studying education at a Scots university has been jailed for downloading extreme child pornography. Zhengxin Zhu, who paid £12,600 to take a Masters in education at Edinburgh University, collected more than 2,000 vile pictures and videos. Some of the videos were “Level Five” – meaning they contained the most extreme content available. […]

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

Greatest survival story of all time celebrated at National Library of Scotland

Sir Ernest Shackleton at his desk

The story behind one of the world’s most epic survival stories is to be displayed in an archive at the National Library of Scotland opening today.   The archive will tell the story of legendary explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1914-17 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition to cross Antarctica from sea to sea, via the South Pole turned […]

November 20th, 2014 | Posted in News,Scottish News,Uncategorized | Read More »

Otter in ecstasy after turning lobster creels into giant loofah


A VIDEO shows an otter in heaven after turning lobster pots into the world’s biggest loofah. The three-minute film shows one of the normally elusive creatures in ecstasy as it uses the rough surface of the creels for an all-over scratching session. The footage was captured at Elgol, Skye, by tourist Max Cope.     […]

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

Dog onesie inventor kits out Dulux dog

THE Scottish inventor of the canine onesie has been asked to kit out a Dulux dog. Seamstress Aileen Perry gets up to 30 orders a day from around the world for her dog onesies just a year after setting up her business. Business for the Elgin entrepreneur is going so well she has had to […]

November 19th, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,UK & World,Uncategorized | Read More »

Last residents leave the islands that inspired The Wicker Man

The Summer Isles were first occupied by the Vikings

THE SCOTTISH islands that inspired cult pagan film The Wicker Man have lost their last permanent residents. Tanera Mor in the Summer Isles was the last inhabited island in the group until the owners recent move to the mainland. The group of 17 islands, set amid the breathtaking, rugged beauty of Scotland’s north west coast, […]

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

Former limo hire boss “wrecked neighbour’s home after driving mishap”

Mr Rae was enjoying a cup of tea when his neighbour of 40 years crashed into the house

A FORMER chauffeur hire boss partially demolished a pensioner’s house. Terry Cooper accidentally drove his VW Tiguan into the home of his neighbour of 40 years, leaving a gaping hole in the property. Mr Cooper, who once ran a luxury chauffeur hire firm, needed hospital treatment following the smash outside his home in Edinburgh. The […]

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

500 jobs secured by £250m Typhoon contract

Selex Eurofighter contract

FIVE hundred Scottish jobs have been secured with the award of a £250m jet fighter radar contract.   The contract will involve workers at Edinburgh-based Selex ES making an upgraded radar for Typhoon jets.   The four European countries which build the fighter are spending an extra £1bn on equipment upgrades, £800m of which is […]

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

How are you bearing up, Tian Tian?


Edinburgh Zoo’s female giant panda isn’t exactly relishing the prospect of the 2015 mating season, if this hilarious snap is anything to go by. A visitor caught the bear slumped against a wall of her enclosure, tongue lolling, on Sunday morning. Looking for all the world like she was recovering from a heavy night out, […]

November 18th, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News | Read More »

Angry driver flashes fake police ID after close shave with cyclist

The man flashes his fake police ID

A DRIVER was caught on camera flashing fake police ID in a bid to intimidate a cyclist he almost knocked over. Video footage shows the reckless motorist swerve at high speed within inches of the cyclist in Aberdeen. The angry cyclist catches up with the driver at lights – only to be told he is […]

November 18th, 2014 | Posted in Police,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

National Library of Scotland opens major 20th century archive to public

Leigh Fermor with actor Dirk Bogarde

The National Library of Scotland has opened a vast archive to the public which gives a detailed insight into life in the 20th century including some of its most famous key figures.   The archive, which arrived at the National Library in 2012, occupies some 16 meters of shelving and opened to the public today. […]

November 18th, 2014 | Posted in News,Scottish News,Uncategorized | Read More »

One for the rodent

Wandering hamster

A HOUDINI hamster has been reunited with his owners after two weeks on the run – during which he escaped twice, crossed a busy city road, and walked into a bar.   The remarkable rodent managed to get out of his owner’s Glasgow flat and was briefly recaptured in the street by a stranger before […]

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

Proposals for more nutritional hospital meals sees widespread support


New guidelines unveiled by NHS Scotland on hospital catering may legally oblige hospitals to serve nutritional meals to patients.   Health Secretary Alex Neil unveiled the guidelines which are due to go to consultation in January and have received widespread support from MSPs across the board.   The proposals consist of three key points, the first […]

November 17th, 2014 | Posted in Politics,Scottish News | Read More »

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