Sunday, October 24, 2021

Scottish SPCA plea for lottery funding 180

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By Karrie GillettCAMPAIGNERS from Scotland’s leading animal charity are calling on lottery chiefs to reconsider their refusal of funding.The Scottish SPCA - which rescues and re-homes thousands of abused animals every year - was...

Ferry birth for family dog 179

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By Douglas WalkerTWO Hebridean ferrymen became makeshift midwifes when a sheepdog gave birth at sea.Passengers on the small boat enjoyed some unique onboard entertainment as the pregnant Collie dramatically went into labour en route...

Viagra keeps seven-year-old girl alive 178

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By Alexander LawrieA SEVEN-YEAR old girl with a life-threatening illness is being kept alive thanks to a new cure – four daily doses of Viagra. Natalie Archibald first starting feeling unwell 18 months ago and...

Dog sniffs out disappearing bumblebees 177

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By Karrie GillettA SPECIALLY trained army dog is being used to sniff out bumblebees for scientists to discover why the pesky insects are in decline.Toby the springer spaniel scours fields for hours searching for...

Banned Hibs casual is secret Jambos fan 176

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By Douglas WalkerTHE Hibs ‘casual’ banned from every UK football stadium has been unmasked as a HEARTS supporter.Paul Angus, 20, had a Football Banning Order (FBO) imposed meaning he can’t go to any match...

Hole-in-one for house-hunting golfers 175

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By Alexander Lawrie A GOLFER'S dream flat has just gone on the market – complete with a golf course in its back garden. The rare property is set within a 100-acre 18-hole course, has plenty of...

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...

Brave penisoner fights off thief for the second time 171

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By Michael MacLeodA PLUCKY pensioner fought off and chased a thief who stole money from her theatre - for the second time.When a “skinny” robber burst into Queens Hall on Monday morning, cloakroom supervisor...

Tavish Scott to lead Lib Dems 170

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By Karrie GillettTAVISH Scott has been appointed as the new leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats.The MSP for Shetland secured 59 per cent of the vote – putting him well ahead of his political...

Scots artefacts auction success 169

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By Alexander Lawrie TWO items of historical Scottish importance have sold at auction for thousands of pounds above their estimated value. A silver sword which once belonged to Bonnie Prince Charlie sold to an English Jacobite...

£100k fine for Grand Lodge after woman falls to death 168

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By Paul ThorntonTHE Grand Lodge of Scotland has been fined £100,000 over the death of a resident at one of their care homes.Scotland’s top mason - Sir Archibald Orr Ewing - was indicted...

Holidaymaker drowns in sea after family wedding 167

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By Douglas WalkerA community worker has drowned in the sea while attending a family wedding in Cyprus.Caring Alex McGregor, 56, was enjoying a fortnight break on the Mediterranean island to see his niece...

Celtic star in city club ban 166

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By Alexander Lawrie CELTIC star Derek Riordan has been banned from every nightclub in Edinburgh. The former Hibernian forward was initially handed a one year ban under the Unight scheme after he allegedly abused staff at...

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...

Jewish team fly flag at Olympics 163

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By Michael MacLeodSCOTLAND will have its own team at the next Olympics – exclusively for Jews.For the first time ever, athletes will proudly sport the Saltire at the Jewish Olympics in Israel next summer.Fed...

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...

Sporting legends do battle 159

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By Karrie GillettTWO of Scotland’s sporting legends are going head-to-head in a charity duathlon.Scottish rugby ace Gavin Hastings will compete against a team led by Olympic runner Liz McColgan when they take part...

Cycle courier fit for a Gold medal 158

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By Martin CouperBRITAIN’S Olympic cycling heroes may be returning home exhausted following their efforts at the Beijing games, but for one cycle courier it’s all in a days work.Because Eva Ballin can cover up...

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...
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