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Energy firm releases confidential details of raptor breeding sites

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AN energy firm has admitted accidentally revealing the locations of breeding sites used by endangered birds of prey.   EDF disclosed the sensitive information in documents about their Fallago Rig wind farm in Roxburghshire.   The details of where the merlin falcons breed was included “in error” by environmental consultants working for the firm.   […]

January 29th, 2015 | Posted in Local News,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Photos perfectly capture amazing atmosphere at huge anti-fracking demo

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Anti-fracking demonstrators from all over the UK gathered in Preston yesterday as the Lancashire County Council met to decide the fate of two planning applications in the county. Happy Mondays dancer Mark Berry-aka Bez- was in attendance and can be seen in the series of photographs. Bez launched his own political party- the Reality Party- […]

January 29th, 2015 | Posted in Politics,UK & World,UK & World | Read More »

University of Edinburgh: £11.4m research boost aids quest for healthcare solutions

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THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH has received a multi-million pound investment for drug discovery research.   The University of Edinburgh will receive £11.4 million over the next five years which will be used for a new research centre as well as help advance research in synthetic biology, DNA circuits and epigenetics.   The investment was made […]

January 29th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,UK & World | Read More »

Multimillionaire Bannatyne stretching his money by shopping in Lidl for the first time

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SCOTTISH entrepreneur Duncan Bannatyne appears to have caught the budget supermarket habit despite his estimated £85m fortune.   The former Dragons’ Den star revealed on Twitter he had taken a trip to the German supermarket for the first time and now plans to try out rival Aldi.     The 65-year-old wrote: “I went to […]

January 29th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World,UK & World | Read More »

Mako shark may have inflicted orca bite says expert

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A DEADLY mako shark could have inflicted the huge bite discovered on the fin of a Scottish killer whale, according to a marine expert.   A remarkable photo taken off the West Coast of Scotland has been release showing a large male killer whale with a chunk of his tail fluke missing.   After consultations […]

January 28th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World,UK & World | Read More »

Unseen painting by famous Scottish artist discovered by accident

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A PAINTING by a Scottish artist who died almost 80 years ago has been unearthed on the reverse of a painting being prepared for exhibition.   Francis Cadell, the Scottish colourist painter, renowned for his elegant depictions of the Edinburgh, and Iona died in 1937 and the newly discovered painting of George Street in Edinburgh […]

January 28th, 2015 | Posted in Local News,Scottish News,UK & World | Read More »

Older cancer patients can avoid radiotherapy without harming survival chances, study finds

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Older women with breast cancer could avoid radiotherapy, without harming their chances of survival according to scientists at the University of Edinburgh. The international study found that older women with early breast cancer who are given breast-conserving surgery and hormone therapy gain a “very modest benefit from radiotherapy”.   The findings suggest that a carefully […]

January 28th, 2015 | Posted in Health,Scottish News,UK & World | Read More »

Home Office appeal over US musician

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THE Home Office has requested permission to appeal against the decision to let a US musician stay in Scotland. Dr Steve Forman, a percussionist who teaches at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow, recently won an immigration appeal on human rights grounds. The UK government is trying to deport Dr Forman, 68, on the basis […]

January 27th, 2015 | Posted in Politics,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World,Uncategorized | Read More »

Edinburgh researchers find sugar solution reduces the risk of osteoarthritis

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Edinburgh University scientists have found that sugar may reduce the risk of osteoarthritis developing people who undergo orthopaedic surgery every year.   The disease, which occurs when cartilage at the ends of bones wears away, leading to stiff, painful joints, affects more than eight million people in the UK.   The researchers found that by […]

January 27th, 2015 | Posted in Health,Scottish News,UK & World | Read More »

ASDA axes full-size veggie haggis

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ONE of Britain’s biggest supermarkets has taken a Burns Night bashing – after axing veggie haggis. Asda is no longer putting full-size vegetarian haggis on the shelves of all stores, claiming lack of demand for the meat-free product.   From now on, instead of the standard 1lb (454g) beastie the firm will only stock tiny […]

January 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Local News,Scottish News,UK & World | Read More »

Canadian leader wades into Clan controversy

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The Premier of Nova Scotia has waded into a growing controversy of the origins of an ancient Scottish clan.   Worldwide DNA tests have proved that the MacNeils of Barra in the Outer Hebrides are descended from Vikings rather than Irish royalty.   The revelation has generated a social media sensation with MacNeils from Australia […]

January 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Exhibition tells the story of German air raid on Scotland

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THE STORY of the first German air attacks to hit Britain will be told in a museum exhibition opening today in Edinburgh.   The pop-up exhibition, titled ‘The Forth Bridge Raid’, is taking place at the Queensferry Museum and will feature photographs, film footage, and eyewitness accounts of the deadly air raid, which saw German […]

January 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Local News,Scottish News,UK & World | Read More »

Scots birdman’s amazing pictures from “flying parachute”

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AN intrepid Scottish birdman using a £7,000 “flying parachute” has shared his amazing images from up to 10,000ft.   Gordon Robertson uses a paramotor – a parachute with an engine on his back – to soar above the mountains, lochs and coastline.     The sport – which is less than 10 years old – […]

January 22nd, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Video shows ship’s crew feet from propeller during rescue

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Astounding footage of fishermen clinging onto a sinking boat before being thrown into the sea in north of Scotland has emerged.   The terrifying video shows the crew of Irish vessel, The Iuda Naofa, swept into the Atlantic Ocean by waves at the Coastguard struggle to grab them and winch them to safety.   The […]

January 21st, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Research concludes that Intermediate Technology Institutes were a failure

Academics at St Andrews worked with colleagues from the West Indies on the research (Picture by Oliverkeenan)

RESEARCH from three leading Scottish universities has found the Scottish government’s technology start-up initiative was an massive failure.   Dr Ross Brown from the School of Management, University of St Andrews led the research with help from a team of entrepreneurship researchers from the Universities of St Andrews, Glasgow and Edinburgh.   They looked at […]

January 19th, 2015 | Posted in Politics,Scottish News,UK & World,Uncategorized | Read More »

Dementia rates higher for people living further north

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THE RISK of developing dementia depends on how far north a person lives, new research has found.   New statistics have revealed that middle-aged Scots living in the Grampian area are more likely to develop the disease compared to those who live in the Borders.   Researchers say that environmental factors – such as lack […]

January 19th, 2015 | Posted in Health,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Two year old drummer becomes internet sensation

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A TWO YEAR-OLD drummer has become an internet sensation after a video of his astounding skills was put online. A video of toddler Jaxon Brown playing and singing to the Foo Fighters song ‘Pretender’ at the family home in Canton, Ohio was posted on Youtube earlier this week by his dad Justin, 27. The video […]

January 15th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Scots uni buzzed by sex toy drone

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A JOKER flew a drone close to one of Scotland’s most iconic buildings – with a sex toy attached. The bizarre craft – dubbed a “dildrone” – was filmed outside the main building at Glasgow University. The short clip shows the pilot using his or her flying skills to make the payload waggle suggestively as […]

January 12th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,In Brief,Local News,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Tackling Mental Health Stigma in Scottish Education

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A CAMPAIGN to end the stigma and discrimination associated with mental health in Scottish colleges and universities has been launched.   The project will be run by the National Union of Students and has received £20,000 of funding from Scottish mental health charity ‘See Me’.   ‘Activism on and off Campus’ will be piloted at […]

January 8th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,UK & World | Read More »

Legendary musician wins deportation battle

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  AN American session musician has won the right to stay in Scotland after an immigration judge strongly rejected a Home Office bid to deport him. The government was told yesterday (wed) that Steve Forman had an “exceptionally strong and compelling” case for being allowed to remain. Lawyers for the UK Home Office, who had […]

January 8th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,News,Politics,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World,UK & World | Read More »

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