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Former First Minister Jack McConnell to get honorary degree

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FORMER First Minister of Scotland Jack McConnell will receive an honorary degree at the University of Edinburgh tomorrow (Friday, 3 July).         The politician, whose title is Rt Hon Lord Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale, will receive the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa at a ceremony in the Usher Hall. The Latin title of the degree […]

July 2nd, 2015 | Posted in Top Stories | Read More »

Private school pupils dish up food destined for the bin

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PUPILS at a private school organised a feast – of food destined for the bin.       Year Six pupils from Loretto Junior School, in Musselburgh, East Lothian, worked alongside volunteers from The Real Junk Food Project to dish up the meal, made from food that would otherwise go to waste. The Real Junk Food Project collects food from […]

July 2nd, 2015 | Posted in Top Stories | Read More »

Church of Scotland calls for urgent review of benefit sanctions

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THE  Church of Scotland has joined calls for the UK Government to set up a full independent review of the benefits sanctions system.       The Kirk today released a statement claiming that in the 100 days since a House of Commons select committee called for a review, there is no evidence the government […]

July 2nd, 2015 | Posted in Top Stories | Read More »

Taser accidentally set off at nuclear power station

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A TASER was accidentally fired at a nuclear power station, a new report shows. The Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC) report said a failure to follow safe storage rules resulted in a Civil Nuclear police officer accidentally setting off a Taser at Hunterston B Power Station, North Ayrshire, on 7 March 2015.       […]

July 2nd, 2015 | Posted in Top Stories | Read More »

Ian Black insists he was made scapegoat at Rangers

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BY DARREN JOHNSTONE – Capital city Press Ian Black insists he was made a scapegoat at Rangers last season – and has blasted the club after reading in the newspaper that he had been freed. The midfielder didn’t make a single start in Stuart McCall’s 17 games in charge at the tail end of last […]

July 2nd, 2015 | Posted in Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

NAC Breda insist Hibs have not been in touch about Joey Suk

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BY DARREN JOHNSTONE – Capital City Press NAC Breda insist there has been no official contact from Hibs despite reports in Holland linking the Leith outfit with midfielder Joey Suk. Suk, who has two-years left to run on his current contract with the Yellow Army, has been told he is free to find a new […]

July 2nd, 2015 | Posted in Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Impending Juwon Oshaniwa arrival “a coup”, according to Robbie Neilson

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BY ALAN TEMPLE in Dublin – Capital City Press Robbie Neilson has confirmed that Hearts are on the cusp of “a coup” as they close in on Nigeria star Juwon Oshaniwa – while the capital club are also eyeing Albanian under-21 internationalist Mergim Bajraktari. Neilson oversaw his side’s first outing of pre-season last night as […]

July 2nd, 2015 | Posted in Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Moment kayaker rescues dolphin from drowning in seaweed

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A VIDEO captures the heartwarming moment a dolphin was saved from drowning by kayakers after getting hopelessly tangled in seaweed. The rescuers were alerted to the dolphin’s distress by the postman who spotted it on his round on the Isle of Barra in the Western Isles yesterday (Monday).     Remarkable footage from after the […]

July 1st, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Nurse put patient in pain in store cupboard

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A NURSE wheeled a man crying out in pain into a store cupboard and left him there for two hours – to stop him “disturbing other patients”. Linda Jackson was working the night shift when she moved the man, who was on morphine-based pain relief, out of his usual bay. The patient, who had recently […]

July 1st, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

One O’Clock gun “shoots down” gull

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THE good news is that we’ve finally found a way to deal with pesky seagulls – the bad news is you need an artillery piece.   A tourist’s video has captured the moment a gull got its comeuppance when it flew within inches of the muzzle of Edinburgh’s famous One O’Clock gun at the moment […]

July 1st, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Scots Cop a hit with AC/DC video

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A POLICE officer has become an unlikely hit with rock fans after sprinkling an official safety video with references to songs by AC/DC. Inspector John McQuilter uploaded a video to the Police Scotland Facebook page ahead of the legendary rockers’ sold out gig at Hampden Stadium, Glasgow, on Sunday. The wobbly video, shot outside Hampden’s […]

July 1st, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Top Stories | Read More »

Andy Murray latest subject of mouth painter

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ANDY Murray has received a pledge of support from an unlikely source – a paralysed ex-rugby player who drew the tennis champion using just his mouth. Henry Fraser, 23, from Chipperfield in Hertfordshire, was paralysed from the shoulders down when he banged his head while on holiday five years ago. After a long stint in […]

July 1st, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Top Stories | Read More »

Celtic midfielder McGeouch still in sights of Hibs boss Stubbs

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BY IAIN COLLIN – Capital City Press Hibernian head coach Alan Stubbs insists he has not given up hope of re-signing Celtic midfielder Dylan McGeouch. McGeouch spent last season on loan at Easter Road and was a huge success as Hibs finished second in the Championship before missing out on promotion via the play-offs. Celtic […]

July 1st, 2015 | Posted in Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Morgaro Gomis comfortable with Hearts expectations

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BY ALAN TEMPLE in Dublin – Capital City Press Hearts stalwart Morgaro Gomis insists he is not feeling the pressure of living up to the lofty demands of owner Ann Budge – and reckons the Jambos are ready to “surprise” their top-flight rivals. Budge has made it clear that the minimum expectation for a club […]

July 1st, 2015 | Posted in Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Police hunt driver behind parking fail

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A VIDEO of one of the worst parking attempts ever has gone viral after a driver smashed into a block of flats, almost hit a woman and child and then drove away. Police are hunting the driver of the yellow car caught on camera trying to park in a street in Falkirk, Bo’ness.     […]

June 30th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Angry customer posts pic of bacon and “hummingbird” egg roll

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A DISGRUNTLED traveller has attempted to shame airport caterers by posting a hilarious picture of his £3.20 “bacon and egg” roll. The egg in the picture is so small it has been described as coming from a hummingbird while the rasher could be from a micropig. Together, the ingredients are lost in a large, apparently […]

June 30th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Hearts boss Robbie Neilson open to Jason Holt offers amid Rangers link

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BY ALAN TEMPLE – Capital City Press Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson has assured Jason Holt that the Tynecastle club will consider any fair offer for his services amid reported interest from Rangers. The 22-year-old playmaker is out of contract after his deal expired earlier this summer, however the Jambos are due a development fee […]

June 30th, 2015 | Posted in Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Hibs keeper Mark Oxley gets one proposal and makes another

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By DARREN JOHNSTONE – Capital City Press Hibs goalkeeper Mark Oxley admits he was thrilled to accept the proposal of a new two-year deal at Easter Road just weeks after getting engaged to long-term girlfriend Chloe. The 24-year-old has enjoyed a memorable summer after getting down on one knee while on holiday in Greece, before […]

June 30th, 2015 | Posted in Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Hibs head coach Alan Stubbs not happy with Rangers’ public pursuit of Scott Allan

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By DARREN JOHNSTONE – Capital City Press Hibs head coach Alan Stubbs insists there is no better way to kick-off the season than a clash with Rangers, but admits he has been left disappointed by the Ibrox club’s public pursuit of Scott Allan. The two Championship rivals were drawn together in yesterday’s Petrofac Training Cup […]

June 30th, 2015 | Posted in Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

In pictures: Thousands showered with bright powder at Colour Me Rad

The popular Coulour Me Rad, charity 5K fun run had it's Glasgow leg in Glasgow Green on Sunday, 28th June, 2015. Despite some bad weather, thousands of runners and walkers turned out for a fun day.

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Thousands of happy joggers took part in Glasgow’s Colour Me Rad charity event this weekend – where they were covered in bright powder as they made their way along the 5km course. The event, based on the Hindu festival of colours – known as Holi – took place at Glasgow Green and was described by […]

June 29th, 2015 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

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