Thursday, June 24, 2021

RARE CHINESE VASE FAILS TO SELL AT AUCTION

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By ALEXANDER LAWRIEA RARE Chinese vase found among a box of bric-a-brac by a Scottish bargain hunter has failed to sell at auction.Edinburgh auctioneers Lyon and Turnbull have refused to say how much the...

Tributes following death of cancer patient who let the world see her face

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FRIENDS have paid tribute following the death of a cancer patient who made headlines by publishing pictures of her face after it was ravaged by the disease.Helen Butchart was diagnosed with sinus cancer in...

Couple refuse to pay for repairs at tower block “from hell”

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By Rory ReynoldsA HOMEOWNER who had her door set on fire, was threatened at knife-point and had excrement smeared on her landing is being taken to court by her local council – for refusing...
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£1m funding for skin care firm could lead to alternatives to animal testing

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By Jack UrquhartAFTER reaching nearly one million pounds in funding, a University of Dundee Spinout company hopes to branch out its skin testing technology.Dundee based company Ten Bio Ltd will be able to provide...

Police appeal for witnesses after road rage incident

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By Cara SuliemanPOLICE are trying to track down a reckless driver who reversed into a car carrying a nine year old girl.The road rage attack happened last Friday night after the driver of both...
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Edinburgh Napier University announces fossil fuel divestment

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A SCOTTISH University has announced that they have removed all direct investments from fossil fuel companies. Edinburgh Napier University has a strong history of enhancing environmental sustainability within and beyond the institution. To maintain their achievements...

Police use YouTube to target youth community

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By Cara SuliemanA SCOTTISH Police force is turning to the internet to help tackle crime by posting informative videos on YouTube.Fife Constabulary started the scheme at the beginning of the month and have so...

Schoolkids protest at speeding drivers

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By ALEXANDER LAWRIEFED-UP school kids have taken to the streets to campaign against careless motorists speeding past their school.The young road safety campaigners have been forced to act after a series of near-misses outside...

Hunters and conservationists battle over “lamb-killing” ravens

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HUNTERS and bird lovers are locked in battle over claims Scotland’s ravens are responsible for killing newborn lambs.A petition to be allowed to cull the birds has so far attracted 2,500 signatures following a...

Nazi slur German writer targeted in Highland village with spoof election posters

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A GERMAN writer who compared the SNP with the Nazis has been mocked in his Highland home village with fake election posters.Reiner Luyken has been targeted in at least three professionally-printed banners put up...
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The benefits of walking in a pandemic to be explored in research project

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A RESEARCH project is asking people across the UK to take part in a survey to help capture the experiences of walking in a pandemic. The investigation led by The University of Glasgow hopes to find out if more people are out walking...

Tech lessons blossom for pensioners thanks to floral app

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OLDER people who have been perplexed by tech during lockdown are now being given extra help to conquer their fears – thanks to an app which identifies flowers.Throughout the height of the coronavirus pandemic...

Elderly targeted in bank card fraud

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THREE elderly people have been robbed of thousands of pounds after being tricked into giving away their bank cards.The victims, who were all in their 80s, each received a phone call from someone claiming...

Raging locals use “remote” office to highlight broadband rollout problems

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FURIOUS Highlanders blighted by snail speed internet in a rural community have set up an office in a cow field – and invited the man responsible for the nation’s broadband to work from it...

Scotland-shaped cloud welcomes traveller back to Scotland

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A TRAVELLER reckons she was welcomed back to Scotland - by a Scotland-shaped cloud.Jill Taylor took the photo from the window of her plane as she flew home last week and shared the image...

Weather's art attack leaves Gormley statues drowned

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By Michael MacLeodSTATUES which were supposed to survive 1,000 years have been wiped out by the Scottish weather just four weeks after being installed.Six eerie iron statues of humans were sited knee-deep in Edinburgh’s...

Gail Porter makes a splash

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By Oliver FarrimondONE-TIME FHM honey Gail Porter made a splash at an Edinburgh swimming pool yesterday while teaching kids about how to save water.Edinburgh-born Porter, along with Scottish Government minister Stewart Stevenson MSP, dropped...

Motorcyclist who died in crash named by police

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By Christine LavelleA TEENAGE motorcyclist who died in a crash with another vehicle in Fife at the weekend has been named by police.Andrew Murray, 18, from Denny, was on the B942 Pittenweem to Colinsburgh...

Police search for missing man

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POLICE in Tayside are looking for a man who ran away from hospital.Ryan Mitchell, 30, was at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee when he ran off from a member of staff at around 7pm on Thursday.Ryan is...

Owner of dog hunted after swan found mauled

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By Oliver FarrimondA “CALLOUS” dog owner is being hunted after a mute swan was found with brutal bite injuries at Port Seton in East Lothian.Passers-by found the bird, whose injuries were so severe it...
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