Friday, May 14, 2021

BAA told to lose Scottish airport 156

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COMPETITION chiefs have recommended that BAA lose control of one of Scotland's busiest airports.The Competition Commission said in a report that there were problems at each of BAA's seven UK airports which were impacting on...

Gordon Brown leads tributes at funeral of Fife MP 154

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By Alexander Lawrie     PRIME MINISTER Gordon Brown has joined mourners at the funeral of tragic Labour MP John MacDougall.The MP for Glenrothes died last Wednesday, aged 60, after a two-year battle with lung disease mesothelioma.Mourners who...

Hospital worker sentenced over laptop thefts 153

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by Michael MacLeodA HOSPITAL worker who faked sick lines and sneaked into his work to steal laptops after being bullied by co-workers has avoided jail.Stephen Dowie, 31, was sacked from his NHS office job...

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...

VIP penguin receives Knighthood 150

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By David WalkerA PENGUIN sponsored by the King’s Guards of Norway has p-p-p-picked up a special promotion – a Knighthood.A ceremony involving 130 Norwegian Royal Guardsmen conferred their latest honour on the newly-titled Sir...

Disabled man speaks of terror after vicious attack 149

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By David WalkerA DISABLED man has spoken of his terror after he was punched to the ground by two girls as he made his way home.Cerebral Palsy sufferer David Wilson, 45, was walking along...

Seven-year-old Hearts fan dies from rare condition 148

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By Douglas Walker   A YOUNG Scot has died of a rare degenerative condition likened to childhood dementia. Mitchell Harrower, seven, suffered from the disease Niemann-Pick type C which affects only 500 people worldwide. Brave Mitchell, who lived in...

Scots tourist dies two days before birthday 147

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By Martin Couper A DIABETIC holidaymaker fell into a coma and died – just hours into a luxury break to celebrate his birthday.Andy Todd, 30, had gone to Mexico to visit a group of friends...

Ambulance pervert jailed for camera phone prank 146

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By Michael MacLeod   AN EMERGENCY worker who pointed his camera phone at a patient’s private parts as she lay half-naked in the back of his ambulance has been jailed for four months.Scott Jenkins, 30, laughed at...

Scots hunk stripped of kilt 145

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By Alexander Lawrie   ONE of Scotland’s best loved characters has been stripped of his kilt – in an effort to appeal more to English customers.   Scotch Beef hunk Glen has undergone a dramatic transformation and the...

Duo jailed over flame thrower attack 144

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By David WalkerTWO men who used a homemade flame thrower to attack a neighbour after wrongly accusing him of being a paedophile have each been sentenced to two years in prison.James Brown, 37, had his face...

Mother who stole to feed children jailed 143

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By Michael MacLeodA MUM of eight has been jailed for five months for stealing 14 credit cards to feed her children.Desperate housewife Shona Waugh, 37, nicked cards from her neighbours in Dalkeith near Edinburgh.But...

Hibs fan banned from every ground in UK 140

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By Martin CouperA FOOTBALL thug has been barred from all football grounds in the UK after being hit with a banning order.Paul Angus, 20, will be unable to attend any of Hibernian’s matches for...

Mechanic finds snake in car 138

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By Martin CouperA SHOCKED mechanic could hardly believe his eyes when he found a live snake in the back of a car.Gordon Aikman, 52, was clearing out the personal belongings from a black Citroen...

No life jackets on tragic fishing boat 136

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By Alexander Lawrie A FISHING boat that sank off the coast of Fife on Saturday morning did not have any life jackets on board, it has been revealed.The amazing revelation came as survivor Mike Mosley...

Gobstopper sweet classed as weapon 135

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By Michael MacLeodAN aggrieved attack victim has been fined for arming himself with a giant gobstopper in a sock.Unemployed Jamie Harvey, 20, kept the snooker ball-sized sweet under his car seat as “protection.”When police...

Thieves raid ship wreckage 134

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By Martin CouperHEARTLESS thieves have broken into the wreckage of a tragic sailing vessel.The crooks boarded the Solway Harvester trawler as it sat in a harbour on the Isle of Man, having sunk just off...

Man bites off girlfriend’s nose 133

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By Michael MacLeod A MAN bit off his girlfriend’s nose in a drunken prank because he was “bored,” then calmly carried on drinking while she bled.David McDonald, 42, chewed off Lorraine Allan’s septum and spat...

Flooding wreaks havoc across region 131

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By Karrie Gillett MORE than one hundred fire-fighters were called out to deal with the aftermath of torrential rainfall as most of Fife was hit by flooding.The heavy rain began falling on Saturday afternoon and...

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...
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