Sunday, June 20, 2021

Andy Murray given go ahead for patriotism at Wimbledon 077

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By Douglas WalkerPATRIOTIC Andy Murray has been given the all clear to wear Scottish sweatbands at this year’s Wimbledon championship.Stuffy officials were forced to consult their code of conduct after learning the proud Scot...

Prince honours fallen troops 076

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By Lauren CrooksPrince Harry marched through Edinburgh to attend a church service in memory of his hero comrades killed in Afghanistan.The Prince joined 200 servicemen and women during the memorial parade as it was...

Fraser inspired by gran to launch Superjam tea parties 074

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By Alexander Lawrie   A TEENAGE jam-making entrepreneur is launching a new charity venture – Super Jam Tea Parties for the elderly.   Fraser Doherty, 19, kicked off the first Tea Party in Edinburgh yesterday, and the young...

Small Scottish gallery wins right to show artwork by rock icon Bob Dylan 072

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By Karrie GillettA SMALL Scots art gallery has been picked to showcase an extremely rare collection of graphics from rock legend Bob Dylan. The exhibition of the star’s paintings – entitled The Drawn Blank Series...

Stray dog tears family pets apart 070

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By Michael MacLeodA DISTRAUGHT family are calling for Staffordshire bull terriers to be banned after their beloved pet dog was killed in a savage attack.Catherine Falconer, 52, was walking her four-year-old Toby and eight-month-old...

Truckers' convoy to protest rising cost of fuel 069

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By Alexander Lawrie   DOZENS of truckers descended on Edinburgh city centre yesterday in a protest over the rising cost of fuel.   Around 130 trucks from all over Scotland congregated at Strathclyde Park before the large convoy...

Baby cream that's better than Botox 068

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By Alexander Lawrie   JARS of baby bottom cream have been flying off the shelves – after vain mums discovered its botox-like effect.   Staff at Waitrose supermarkets were mystified when their own brand of baby cream kept...

Kitten sucked to safety by quick-thinking firemen 067

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By Alexander Lawrie   A SIX hour-old kitten was saved from certain death after getting stuck in a kitchen pipe – when firemen used a vacuum cleaner to suck it to safety.   The newly-born puss quickly used...

Brilliant sunshine helps Musselburgh Ladies Day win by a nose 066

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A record turnout of 8500 helped turn the annual Ladies Day fixture at Musselburgh Race Course into a runaway success.The event was odds on to dazzle with the range of fashion, glamour and chic...

Mum banned from swimming because of shorts 065

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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...

Hunt for casino gunman after shooting 063

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By Lauren CrooksA  MAN has been gunned down in the street outside a popular casino.The 62-year-old was shot in the head by an unknown gunman after leaving the Maybury Casino in Edinburgh on Tuesday...

Wheelchair found at mountain summit 062

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by Lauren CrooksA TEAM of volunteers made a bizarre discovery at the top of Britain’s tallest mountain – a wheelchair.Puzzled workers found the rusting chair near the top of the 4,406ft summit of Ben...

Mother's bid for truth takes her to Salmond's front door 061

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By Karrie GillettTHE GRIEVING mother of a Swedish woman found dead on a Scottish beach has urged the First Minister to launch an official murder hunt into her daughter’s death.Guje Borjesson has always maintained...

Fears grow for missing mum 060

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By Douglas WalkerA CHARITABLE mum who disappeared just days after completing a parachute jump had been burdened by ‘a mountain of debt’ following her husband’s death.Elizabeth Ledgerwood, 46, was last seen almost a week...

Charity fraudster pockets more than £1k 058

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By Paul ThorntonA HEARTLESS charity worker stole hundreds of pounds from the cancer shop she helped run.Hard-up Alexis Hughes, 40, pocketed over £1,000 of cash instead of taking it to the bank at the...

Sacked bus driver claims unfair dismissal 057

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By Douglas Walker A DOPEY bus driver who crashed a busy double-decker after blowing his nose at the wheel is claiming unfair dismissal.David Patton, 47, was sacked after his packed vehicle careered out of control...

Richey dreams of driving 'green machine' 056

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By Douglas WalkerUNEMPLOYED Kenny Richey has revealed his dream job  – a ‘Green Machine’ road-sweeper.The former Death Row con says he loves driving and this is the only way he’ll be able to do...

Award-winning restaurateur banned over mouse droppings 055

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By Paul Thornton AN award-winning restaurateur has been banned from running food businesses after he admitted a catalogue of sickening hygiene breaches. When council officials inspected Herman Rodrigues’ Suruchi restaurant they were disgusted by the conditions...

Pensioners survive explosion 054

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By Karrie GillettAN 87-year-old blind man has been pulled from the rubble of his bedroom by neighbours after a suspected gas explosion gutted his home.   The blast at the bungalow of Frank Hastie and his...

Scots artist swaps Tate for tiny seaside gallery 053

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By Alexander Lawrie   A WORLD-FAMOUS Scots artist is holding a rare exhibition in a tiny, seaside art gallery.   John Bellany CBE, who has work hanging in the London Tate Gallery, has 12 original paintings worth a...
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