Sunday, November 28, 2021

Lack of rain causes sewage stench

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By Cara SuliemanRESIDENTS kicking up a stink over the worsening pong from a city sewage works have been told it’s because there hasn’t been enough rain.Locals have been cursed by the smell from the...

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By Douglas WalkerA MUM has been banned from her local baths for wearing a pair of shorts over her swimming costume.Attendants told Jacqueline Innes, 37, that only males could wear swimming shorts and she...

Scotland’s top teacher is helping children learn maths – by playing bridge

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 SCOTLAND’S top teacher is helping children learn maths - by playing bridge. Anne Hutchison, who was named teacher of the year in 2015, recently introduced the centuries-old game to her Primary 6 class in Glasgow. Despite...

Guinness toucan snapped up at auction

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By Alexander LawrieA RARE Guinness toucan statue which attracted interest from all over Britain has sold at auction for over £200.Collectors were keen to snap up the iconic figure in what is the world-famous...

Climate Camp activists arrested in day of protests across Edinburgh

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By Shaun Milne, Christine Lavelle, Amanda MacMillan & Martin GrahamCLIMATE change activists were accused of being “reckless” after launching a wave of protests against the Royal Bank of Scotland today (mon).Hundreds of protestors from...

JK Rowling adds a touch of magic to the Scotland rugby squad

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JK ROWLING has added a touch of magic to the Scotland Rugby team - using the power of fiction. The celebrated author posted a tale on her website in which she claims three existing members...

Licensing laws end 18-year tradition

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By Cara SuliemanAN EIGHTEEN year tradition is coming to and end as new licensing laws brought in today (Tues) mean stricter rules.The bar has opened its doors at 6am every morning for shirt workers...

Rubbish continues to pile up as council prepares for the festival

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By Cara SuliemanAS BINS across Edinburgh spill over into the street, the city council are trying to ensure the public that they are doing everything they can to tackle the stinking backlog.But in the...

Horror smashes cause rush hour traffic chaos

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By ALEXANDER LAWRIEPARTS of Scotland’s commuter belt suffered gridlock yesterday after two horror smashes.Both carriageways of the M74 were closed for around NINE hours after a collision involving a Peugeot car and an articulated...

Casualties taken to hospital following huge factory blaze

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By Shaun MilneAROUND 70 fire-fighters were still tackling a massive toxic blaze in West Lothian tonight (Thurs) causing fire chiefs to warn residents to stay inside and close all their windows.The fire broke out...

Fears grow for missing 15 year old Ratho teenager Jason Black

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By Paul ThorntonFEARS were growing last night for a missing 15-year-old boy who has not been seen in a week.Jason Black has been missing since last Thursday when he left his home in Ratho,...

Pizza Hut runs out of dough

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By Cara SuliemanCUSTOMERS at Pizza Hut had a shock at the weekend - when the restaurant ran out of dough and had to shut.Hungry shoppers had to rush to other cafés in the areas...

Bookies take bets on Edinburgh tram project taking 16 years

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By Rory ReynoldsCHEEKY bookies are offering odds on whether or not the Edinburgh trams project will be finished before building work on an infamous Spanish cathedral that was started 130 years ago.William Hill have...

Generous tweeters make Twestival “fantastic”

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By Cara SuliemanWHEN Scotland's tweeters get together for the first time later this week, they will raise money for charity and grab themselves a whole host of goodies at the same time.The Edinburgh Twestival,...

Shopkeeper fined for selling out of date food

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By Cara SuliemanA SHOPKEEPER has been fined £300 after selling out of date food.Nadeem Ishaq, owner of Fresh Choice, pled guilty to illegally selling food past its ‘use by' date at Edinburgh Justice of...

Scots fossil expert finds asteroid that wiped out dinosaurs almost killed mammals too

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The extinction of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago is thought to have paved the way for mammals to dominate, but a new study shows that many mammals died off alongside the dinosaurs. Dr. Steve...

Police hunt for missing Boxing Day girl

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By Oliver FarrimondPOLICE are hunting for a 14-year-old girl in West Lothian who has been missing since Boxing Day.Joanne Shepherd was last seen at her home in Dedridge at lunchtime on December 26th.Lothian and...

Engineer killed in Peruvian race

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A CHARITY fundraiser has died after crashing during a race inSouth America.Peter Buckley, who lived in Edinburgh, was riding a three-wheeled converted motorcycle through the Andes when he was killed on Sunday evening.The engineer...

Thieves target Edinburgh's exclusive homes

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By Clare CarswellEDINBURGH thieves have targeted one of the city’s most expensive streets in a spate of burglaries.Police believe that drug addicts are responsible for a series of break-ins on Ann Street, in the...

Edinburgh council facing compensation battle over injured cyclists

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TRAM lines in Edinburgh have caused injuries to more than 70 cyclists who are now demanded more over £1m in compensation, it emerged today. Cycle lanes in Princes Street have been painted on top of...
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