Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Fishing rod made from carrots sells out 242

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By Alexander LawrieTWO Scottish boffins have developed a new fishing rod – made entirely from carrots.David Hepworth and Eric Whale of CelluComp Ltd have designed the innovative rods from cellulose – a natural and...

Play centre scoops healthy prize 241

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By Lauren CrooksAN Indiana Jones-style play centre has been recognised as one of the best in the UK – with a special honour for its healthy menu.TimeTwisters opened in 2006 and boasts a multi-level...

Tram anger as hole reaches it’s first birthday 234

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By Alexander Lawrie TRAM workers and shop owners came to blows yesterday (Mon) after a light-hearted prank went wrong. Beleaguered business owners on Edinburgh’s Leith Walk erected balloons and a two metre banner to ‘celebrate’ the...

Disabled pensioner’s wedding blues 232

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By Michael MacLeodA DISABLED pensioner was left heartbroken after missing her son’s wedding - because a lift was broken.Charlotte Greig, 71, waited 20 years to see son David marry fiancée Helen at Dunfermline’s City...

Woman killed by truck at crossing 231

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By Michael MacLeodA WOMAN has been killed after being run over by a lorry at a pedestrian crossing.The pensioner was walking across Edinburgh’s Meadow Place Road when she was mown down.Witnesses suggested the truck went...

Cop in lost dad agony 229

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By Douglas WalkerA SENIOR police detective has been forced to take an agonising watching brief while colleagues search for his missing father.Inspector Graham Goulden, 40, has taken a back seat as fellow officers desperately...

Merlin the crime fighting horse retires 225

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By Karrie GillettA POLICE horse called Merlin is hanging up his saddle after 13 years of service.The 17-year-old is retiring from his duties on the front line with officers at Lothian and Borders Police...

Bad weather sees tourists stranded overnight 199

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By Alexander Lawrie KIND-HEARTED islanders came to the rescue of 30 stranded tourists after their ferry failed to dock due to bad weather. Day-trippers to Colonsay were left marooned on the tiny island because stormy weather...

Mason to the rescue as builders come under attack 197

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By Michael MacLeodWORKMEN at a building site are so sick of dive-bombing seagulls that they have employed a new security guard – a hawk called Mason.Builders at the Thomas Mitchell Homes site in Kirkcaldy...

Artist donates paintings to hospital that saved her sight 193

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By Karrie GillettAN artist who faced going blind has donated a series of one-off paintings to the medical staff who saved her sight.Professional artist Miriam Vickers feared the possibility of losing her sight in...

Supermarket shopped over fliers fiasco 188

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by Michael MacLeodASDA staff have been told to take Tesco fliers out of newspapers and dump them in bins in a bid to win the credit crunch price wars.But staff blew the whistle because...

Zoo delighted with new stripes 186

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A NEWBORN foal is helping to protect an endangered species of zebra.Baby Florence is the latest arrival at Edinburgh Zoo and she plays an important role in protecting the Grevy's zebra herd.The distinctive zebra...

Dramatic rescue for horse who fell head over hooves 174

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By Martin CouperA HORSE sparked a massive rescue operation after falling into six-foot deep septic tank.An incredible 19 firemen were sent to retrieve Guinness after the animal took the night-MARE tumble on Wednesday evening.The...

Cruel owners dump pedigree dogs 165

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By Martin CouperTWO pedigree dogs were dumped on a farm and left for dead by their cruel owners.The English Bull Terriers were starved and suffering from a painful skin condition when they were found...

Female firefighter in Gladiators grand final 160

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By Alexander LawrieA FEMALE firefighter is all set for the biggest fight of her life – by taking on the mighty Gladiators in the Grand Final. Caroline McLeod, 31, has battled her way through three...

Hip-hop classes offered to schoolgirls 152

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By Alexander LawrieTROUBLED teenage girls are being enticed to stay on at school - by sitting a new qualification in hip-hop.Dance charity Showcase the Street hope the new classes will help girls dance their...

Teenage tourist falls off cliff 130

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By Michael MacLeodA TEENAGE American tourist is in hospital after falling off a cliff.The 15-year-old was walking up Edinburgh’s Arthur’s Seat when he lost his footing on the waterlogged hill.He plunged off the north...

Tibet campaigner glad to be home 127

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by Paul ThorntonHUMAN rights activist Iain Thom has returned to Scotland after his arrest and detention in China.Mr Thom, 24, said he had been overwhelmed at the worldwide response to his actions in Beijing...

Torrential downpour floods capital 126

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By Paul ThorntonPARTS of Edinburgh have been hit by metre-high flooding after heavy rain fell over night.Residents in the Cameron Toll area of the city were amongst the worst affected with water entering basements and...

Musician invents own instrument 124

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By Alexander LawrieA TALENTED musician has combined his love for guitar, mandolin and bandurria by building his own unique instrument – the Combuitar.Benny Tetteh-Lartey has handcrafted the unusual device himself, and incorporated 18 strings...
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