Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Scottish witch hunts linked to good weather says academic

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CRACKDOWNS on Scottish witches were linked to spells of good weather, according to a mathematical formula unveiled by an economics expert.Dr Cornelius Christian - who earned his PhD at Oxford University - says good...

Jack Vettriano says man bag fall nearly ended his career

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JACK Vettriano has revealed that his painting career was nearly cut short after he tripped over his “man bag” while making a midnight snack.Vettriano suffered a crippling set of injuries in April after falling...

Homeless man showered with gifts after his street art goes viral

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A HOMELESS man who sells his drawings for 20p has been showered with gifts of art materials after a Facebook post about him went viral.The 39-year-old, known only as Mark or by his nickname...

Van man under fire for disabled parking Facebook post

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A VAN driver is suffering a backlash after parking in a disabled bay and then posting a picture of the resulting complaint letter for laughs.Ben Casey, who runs his own tiling company in Edinburgh,...

Church of Scotland faces youth insurrection over investments

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THE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND is facing insurrection from youth members criticising their investment in fossil fuels.Fife youth members of the Church of Scotland (COS) kicked off a campaign after discovering that the church holds...

Animal campaigners slate plans to allow “puppy docking”

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ANIMAL welfare campaigners have warned against a government move to allow “puppy docking” - the controversial practice of removing the tails of young dogs.The Scottish government is set to consult on a potential exemption...

New proposals could ruin camping in Scotland, experts warn

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NEW government proposals could ruin camping across Scotland according to countryside campaigners.The Forestry Commission has faced a fierce backlash after revelations that they have suggested a “blanket ban on camping within 400 metres of...

House for sale inside Gleneagles

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A RARE chance has come up to become a “permanent” resident at the world-famous Gleneagles Hotel.For a one-off payment of £1m, a private house within the grounds of the luxury retreat is yours -...

The 130-flat tower block with one resident

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A CONDEMNED tower block of 130 flats is still being supplied with power, water and a caretaker - for one resident.Alexander Nicol has lived in the 250ft-high Glasgow building for almost a quarter of...

Buy a luxury flat in Gourock get a £5k cruise

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LUXURY flats in one of Scotland’s poorest council areas are being sold with the incentive of a luxury cruise worth £5,000.The seaside flats in Gourock, Inverclyde, are on sale for £200,000 to £405,000 and...

Edinburgh bus drivers in open revolt against tram extension

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BUS drivers are in open revolt against Edinburgh’s plans to extend its controversial tram system.A Facebook group called Stop the Edinburgh Tram Extension has been set up by bus drivers and counts many drivers...

Lady Mone condemned for diet pill tweet

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MICHELLE Mone has been criticised for using her “Lady Mone” Twitter account to appear to promote controversial diet pills.The entrepreneur, who took up her seat in the House of Lords last month, used her...

Scottish Labour’s number two promises action on Forth stink

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SCOTTISH Labour’s number two is leading the charge to wipe out a putrid stench emanating from the Forth.Motorists crossing from Edinburgh to Fife regularly find themselves engulfed by a cloud of stink emitting from...

Handbag scolds consumer to put their plastic away

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STUDENTS have designed a handbag that emotionally bullies shopaholics into not spending money.The handbag has a built-in sensor that detects when bank cards have been removed and then plays a voice message.Shoppers are asked...
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DAMBUSTERS: 21 Bavarian beavers shot dead in Scotland

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AT least 21 invading German beavers have been slaughtered in Scotland after they built dozens of dams on farmers’ land.The creatures - a species which originates in Bavaria - have been thriving since escaping...

Carer faces being struck from the register after allegations she hit a crawling patient

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A CARER faces being removed from the profession amid allegations that she struck a patient who was crawling on the ground - telling him to “get up.”Teresita Ty appeared in front of a panel...

Near miss after panicked learner jumps red

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A DASHCAM captured the hair-raising moment a flustered learner driver jumped a red light and almost crashed head-on into an oncoming car.The learner experienced a driving lesson from hell at a one-way system in...

Construction worker releases snaps from UK’s highest bridge

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A DAREDEVIL who is helping to construct the UK’s highest bridge has shared some of the stunning pictures he captured over the past two years.John Muirhead, 29, from Rosyth, Fife, has released shots the...

Scots teens who want to go to university have less sex, study shows

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SCOTTISH teens who want to go to university brush their teeth more, eat fewer crisps and have less sex.A new study by St. Andrew’s University has revealed that teen pupils from poorer backgrounds who...

Highland mansion that hosted Charles and Diana, Churchill and Coco Chanel up for demolition

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A FIFTY TWO room Highland mansion that was once the playground of Charles and Diana, Coco Chanel and Winston Churchill is facing demolition - after failing to sell at a bargain knock-off price.Lochmore Lodge,...
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