Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Affordable house building ahead of target

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HOUSING statistics released today show the Scottish Government is ahead of its 5-year target to deliver 30,000 affordable homes by March 2016.The figures show that 26,972 affordable homes have been delivered in the 4...

Warning over homemade bonfires in the Capital

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FIRE chiefs in Edinburgh have assured that they don’t want to stop people having fun on Guy Fawkes Night but that they want to ensure that everyone is being safe.Dangerous homemade bonfires are being...
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Carer lands dream job just eight weeks after suffering heart attack in astonishing recovery

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A CARER who suffered a heart attack two months ago has recovered to take on a brand new role as an activities coordinator at her local care home.Samantha Nicol from Broughton in the Scottish...

Educations experts call for ban on school bell – because it is “distressing”

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EDUCATION experts have called for a ban on the school bell - claiming it can “distress” pupils with mental health issues or asylum seekers who have recently immigrated from warzones.School bells have long been...

Beans the cat on the run after companion – Toast – is killed in...

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A CAT called Beans has gone on the run after his companion Toast perished in an alleged fire raising attack.The ginger tabby has been missing since Wednesday after escaping from his burning flat in...

Scots uni dressing up ban includes Mexicans and gangsters

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SCOTTISH university students have been banned from dressing up as Mexicans, gangsters, mental patients and even rapper Chris Brown.The fancy dress crackdown, imposed on Edinburgh University students by their union leaders, has been branded...
Cycling has increased in Scotland since entering phase three of lockdown

New figures shows cycling has continued to increase in popularity since entering phase three...

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NEWLY released figures has  revealed cycling across Scotland has continued to increase in popularity since entering the third phase of lockdown.The statistics released by Cycling Scotland showed that July saw a 44% increase in...
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First shows of an Edinburgh writing festival have been announced

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A THEATRE announces the first shows of its 2021 festival, which will include in-person, outdoor, and online events. This year more than ever, the Traverse Theatre will celebrate Edinburgh and its vibrant community at Traverse...

Son leaves mum’s body in morgue for 13 weeks as he crowdfunds cash to...

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A GRIEVING son has left his mother's body in a mortuary for 13 weeks while he tries to crowdfund cash for her funeral.William Neil has vowed that his late mum, Marilyn, will not have...

Wicker Man island has £500,000 knocked off asking price

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THE remote Scottish island that inspired cult horror movie The Wicker Man has had more than half a million pounds knocked off its asking price.Three years ago the tiny 1.2 square mile isle of...
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School sports day saved by University

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THE University of St Andrews has come to the rescue of a school sports day after the primary school’s own fields were flooded.Primary six pupils wrote to the University’s Department of Sport and Exercise...

£200-a-seat UFC fight starts at 5am – so Americans can watch it in the...

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A UFC match in the UK is being held at five in the morning - so American TV audiences can watch it live in the evening.Fans are paying up to £242 for tickets promising...

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...

Teen makes ballgown from 1,000 crisp packets

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A TEENAGER created a stunning ballgown - from 1,000 used crisp packets.Alison Macrae, her family and neighbours, munched their way through an estimated 200,000 calories-worth of crisps to provide the “material”.The high school pupil...
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Study sheds light on rare blood clots after Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine

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SCIENTISTS have claimed that the risk of adverse reactions to the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is low despite new research findings.A study from Denmark and Norway published by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) has shown slightly increased...
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Hornby U-turn on decision not to donate profits from Pride model to charity after...

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HORNBY has performed a U-turn on their decision not to donate profits from their Pride inspired train carriage after receiving backlash from the LGBTQ+ community.The renowned model railway was accused of "rainbow capitalism" this...

G4S investigate security van driver on mobile

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SECURITY firm G4S has launched an investigation after pictures appeared to show an employee driving on a busy city street while holding a mobile phone.The security worker can be seen holding the phone up...

Contract to fix stressed truss end of Forth Road Bridge cancelled four years ago

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A CONTRACT to fix the “overstressed” area of the Forth Road Bridge which has now cracked was cancelled in 2011, it has been revealed.The 51-year-old bridge has been closed until the new year after...

Elderly lady “dumped” alone by airport staff for three hours

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AN ELDERLY woman was “dumped” in a wheelchair by airport staff for three hours, without any care or company until a good samaritan traveller stepped in.The elderly woman was left by her gate at...
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Responses to a major market research exercise have been published

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RESPONSES to a major consultation and market research exercise on people’s perceptions of Spaces for People measures, and whether they think they should be retained, have been published on June 2.More than 17,600 people...
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