Friday, September 17, 2021

Fire-Fighters Rescue Colleague In Water Drama

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By Cara SuliemanA FIRE operation to put out a massive blaze took a dramatic twist when firefighters had to rescue one of their own colleague who had fallen into a deep pool of water.The...

Picture of the Day: Swans at Holyrood Park in Edinburgh

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SWAN LAKE: Cygnini lap up the sunshine at Holyrood Park in Edinburgh. Photograph by Katielee Arrowsmith. Download more great pictures from our online archive at this link.

Sex criminal blames gay “repression” after grooming kids

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By Michael MacLeodAN old-age pervert who groomed two boys by plying them with alcohol then sexually abusing them has been jailed for eight months.Joseph Johnstone, 67, claimed that growing up in a time when...

Lost kite surfer saved by Lifeboat and Coastguard crews

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By Michael MacLeodA KITE surfer had to be rescued from choppy seas after going missing off the coast of Montrose.A helicopter from RAF Kinloss was scrambled to help search for the man, but lifeboat...

Twins win entire contents of chocolate shop after contest

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By Rory ReynoldsA PAIR of sweet-toothed twins were tucking into the first of 2,200 chocolate bars yesterday after they won the entire contents of a sweet shop.Lucy Duff secured a chocolate windfall after she...

Edinburgh set for all-night arts festival

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By Zoë KeownFestival fever could be hitting Edinburgh more than once a year as talks for an all-night arts festival has been unveiled for the capital.Following in ...

Two critical after weekend road accident horror

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By Rory ReynoldsTWO young men were fighting for their lives last night after two separate road incidents over the weekend.A man in his early 20s was rushed to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary with severe...

Penguins p-p-p-pick up a pebble

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By Cara SuliemanLOVE IS in the air at Edinburgh Zoo as the penguin mating season gets under way.The female gentoo penguins have taken their place on the nesting rings scattered around the enclosure and...

Sheriff slams EDL member’s fight bid during demo

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By Michael MacLeodA FAR-right English Defence League supporter who travelled to Edinburgh looking for a fight during an anti-Nazi demonstration has been fined £500.Scott Buchan tried to break through a human barrier of...

Council in financial trouble sending staff on £10k trip to US

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By Cara SuliemanA SCOTS council facing a nine billion pound black hole is splashing out more than £10,000 to send staff to the United States – to greet some sailors.Edinburgh City Council are preparing...

Families evacuated after gas leak

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By Rory ReynoldsA DOZEN homes had to be evacuated in the middle of the night after a gas leak was found in a residential street.Police went from door to door to wake homeowners in...

Health and safety prevents donation

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By Cara SuliemanA PRIMARY school has been unable to display a hard-earned eco award outside their building because of health and safety fears.Craigroyston Primary in Edinburgh won a Green Flag award for showing lasting...

Fifers “embarrassed” by Kingdom’s advert

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By Cara SuliemanAN ADVERT designed to create pride in Fifers has come under fire from residents of the Kingdom for being embarrassing.Kingdom FM teamed up with Fife Council to produce the ad – which...

Scottish NHS Boards slammed by Ombudsman

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By Cara SuliemanSEVERAL Scots health boards have been slammed by the Public Services Ombudsman over a series of complaints by patients - on the same day that NHS Scotland was revealed as being the...

Council bosses massive election jackpot is “nonsense”

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By Andrea McCallumSCOTLAND’S highest paid council staff will share a £200,000 jackpot – for announcing the results of the General Election.The extra cash will be added to their salaries as a one-off payment for...

Suffering dog found at roadside

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By Cara SuliemanANIMAL welfare chiefs were last night investigating why a suffering dog was left wandering a Scots street to die.The animal was rushed to vet surgeons for emergency after being found on a...

First Lothians baby of 2010 born as Scotland celebrates dawn of new decade

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By Oliver FarrimondTHE DELIGHTED mum of the Lothians’ first baby of 2010 has spoken of her Hogmanay birth miracle.Lyndsay Boyd, from Armandale in West Lothian, gave birth to little Mya at exactly 4:07am yesterday...

La Favorita serves up AA Rosette win for wood-fired pizza

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By Shaun MilneA SCOTS restaurant has been judged one of the best in the country after winning a top food gong - for serving up PIZZA.La Favorita in Edinburgh has been crowned with a...

City’s golf courses could become cabbage patches

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By Rory ReynoldsGOLF courses could be turned into allotments because of a fall in the number of people playing the game.Residents of Edinburgh could soon be planting a cabbage patch in the 9th hole...
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