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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 »

Paramedic went shopping instead of helping a suicidal patient


A PARAMEDIC has admitted going on a personal shopping trip instead of attending to an urgent call for a suicidally depressed patient. Victoria Arnott was tasked with taking a patient to a pyschiatric hospital in Kirkcaldy, Fife on 4 July last year, but instead diverted the ambulance. A Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) hearing […]

October 9th, 2013 | Posted in Local News,Neil Pooran,News,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Scottish Castle to become “eighth wonder of the world”

The Disney inspiring castle

A SCOTTISH castle which inspired the Disney hit “Brave” is close to being crowned the “eighth wonder of the world” – for the second time. Dunnottar Castle, near Stonehaven in Kincardineshire, is now in the top ten of a global competition which aims to crown a destination as the “eighth wonder of the world”. Scots […]

July 30th, 2013 | Posted in Local News,News,Scottish News,UK & World | Read More »

Rangers legend Willie Henderson finishes charity trek as a promise to his late daughter


RANGERS legend Willie Henderson has finished a gruelling trek through the jungle to the top of an active volcano – saying he fulfilled a promise to his dying daughter. The ex-Scotland player led a team of 22 volunteer fundraisers 100km through rugged Indonesian terrain in aid of his daughter’s charity, the Michelle Henderson Cervical Cancer […]

May 23rd, 2013 | Posted in Local News,News,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World,Uncategorized | Read More »

Former Baywatch star Donna D’Errico is trying to solve the mystery of a missing Scots man

Donna D'Errico with former Baywatch star Jeremy Jackson

A FORMER Baywatch actress is on the way to solve the mystery of a Scots man who disappeared while hunting for Noah’s Ark. Donna D’Errico, also a former Playboy star, is filming a new documentary at suspected Ark location Mount Ararat  in Turkey where Stornoway man Donald Mackenzie went missing in 2010. The 44-year-old, who […]

September 17th, 2012 | Posted in News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Explosion injures two people at rapist’s former home

The blast from the explosion left glass scattered across the road

A HOMELESS hostel where an explosion last night injured two people was once home to convicted rapist and murderer Kevin Rooney. A resident of the property in Edinburgh, named locally as Robert Cowan, 39, managed to escape the blazing building but is in hospital with serious burns to his arms and face. Another resident, a […]

August 30th, 2012 | Posted in Local News,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Naked Munro baggers post pics from the peaks


WE’VE had the naked rambler, naked squaddies…and now naked Munro baggers. Intrepid mountain climbers are being invited by a website to send in pictures of themselves baring all on Scotland’s highest peaks. The site – nakedmunrobagging.com – cheekily boasts: “It’s going to be huge.”     A Munro is a Scottish mountain over 3000ft and […]

August 30th, 2012 | Posted in News,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Scottish police chief faces scrutiny of conduct

The police are carrying out an inquiry into Mark Forrests death

A SCOTTISH police chief faces renewed scrutiny after a councillor said he had “deep reservations” about the management of Tayside Police. Justine Curran, the chief constable of the force, was recently hit by anonymous accusations about her conduct from a group calling itself the “loyal staff of Tayside Police”. She was backed by a meeting […]

August 30th, 2012 | Posted in News,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Police officers called to mass brawl in Dalkeith


A MASS brawl at a miners’ club resulted in every single on-duty police officer from two Scottish counties racing to the scene. Police chiefs called in officers from all 14 police stations in East and Midlothian after a battle erupted involving up to 60 drinkers. The disturbance at Dalkeith Miners’ Welfare Social Club in Midlothian […]

August 29th, 2012 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Workers at Sportscotland are failing to reach minimum exercise targets

Many of the obese patients were too heavy for ambulance crews to lift

ALMOST two thirds of staff at the government body responsible for promoting sport in Scotland do not meet their own targets for exercise. Workers at Sportscotland appear to be a bunch of couch potatoes with 60% admitting they fail to reach the minimum exercise target of 30 minutes five times a week. And over 12% […]

August 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Local News,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Scottish schoolchildren have been playing “chicken” with fishermen’s boats

Officials have warned of the dangers when jumping into the harbour

RECKLESS Scots schoolchildren have shocked fishermen by playing “chicken” with their boats. The youngsters leap off the harbour wall at North Berwick, East Lothian, into the path of fishing vessels. Officials fear it is only a matter of time before a teenager is killed as a result of the craze.   Children have already had […]

August 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Local News,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World,UK & World | Read More »

Edinburgh is getting ready to celebrate Robert Louis Stevenson Day


EDINBURGH will celebrate an annual Robert Louis Stevenson Day to pay tribute to his literary masterpieces. Organisers hope the accolade to the Treasure Island author will match the popularity of Dublin’s Bloomsday tribute to James Joyce. The City of Literature Trust will designate November 13, the writer’s birthday, as Robert Louis Stevenson day.   The […]

August 21st, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment,News,Scottish News,UK & World | Read More »

Anger over foreign prisoners in Scottish jails

Prison translators can charge up to £175 per hour for their services

FOREIGN criminals are getting a telephone translation service in prison to make sure they do not miss out on their rights. Around 280 foreigners are locked up in Scottish prisons at an annual cost to taxpayers of more than £9m. Now the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) is making translators available by phone at a cost […]

August 21st, 2012 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

A senior nurse has been accused of abusing a dementia patient


A DEMENTIA patient in her nineties was grabbed by the neck and force-fed by staff at a scandal-hit nursing home, a hearing was told. Mary Reid Easton faces 22 charges of misconduct relating to her time as deputy manager of Hilton Gardens, Larkhall, North Lanarkshire. The senior nurse is accused of stopping the dementia patient […]

August 21st, 2012 | Posted in Court & Crime,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

An OAP has been attacked for being English

Police are appealing for witnesses after the racist attack

A GOOD Samaritan who confronted a thug harassing people at a bus stop has told how his cheek was smashed and he suffered anti-English abuse. Malcolm Brown, a 66-year-old retired merchant navy captain, said he had to be held back after he was punched in the face and called an “English b******”. Malcolm, who is […]

August 21st, 2012 | Posted in In Brief,In the Scottish Press,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Scenes of Brad Pitt fighting zombies in Scotland might never reach the cinema

Brad Pitt

FOOTAGE of Brad Pitt battling zombies on the streets of Scotland may never see the light of day, film chiefs have admitted. The makers of World War Z spent a fortune – and generated huge excitement – turning a Glasgow street into Philadelphia and further scenes were shot in Grangemouth. But insiders say the movie […]

August 17th, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Fire crews rushed to put out blaze at a nuclear power station

Schools at risk of fire

FOUR fire crews raced to a nuclear power station early today after a blaze broke out. Crews were called to Torness power station, East Lothian, after lagging on a pipe caught fire. The station’s on-site fire team was able to put out the fire before the brigade arrived. Managers insisted there was no risk to […]

August 17th, 2012 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Scots veteran has won a legal triumph against the Ministry of Defence


A SCOTS veteran of 1950s nuclear tests has won a landmark legal victory against the Ministry of Defence. David Whyte witnessed five nuclear blasts in the Pacific and says the radiation robbed him of the chance of ever starting a family. As well as being made sterile, the 75-year-old from Kirkcaldy, Fife, has been plagued […]

August 17th, 2012 | Posted in News,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Offshore worker was travelling on train that hit his father and brother

Paramedics fought to resuscitate the infant but he was later pronounced dead at hospital.

AN offshore worker has revealed how his Highlands railway trip to horror – when the train hit his father and brother. Gerhard Kolarczyk, 87, and his 52-year-old son, Paul, were visiting Scotland from Germany when they were struck by a train as they walked along the West Highland railway line on Tuesday evening. Paul is […]

August 17th, 2012 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

A gang of violent teenagers have attacked a 64-year-old man

Police are appealing for witnesses

A GANG of feral teenagers as young as 13 viciously attacked a 64-year-old man as he left a Chinese takeaway, putting him in hospital. The victim was attacked between 11 and 11.30pm on Wednesday night in Edinburgh’s Craigentinny Road. He suffered a broken hip after being pushed to the ground. The group of youths, aged […]

August 10th, 2012 | Posted in In Brief,Local News,News,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

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