Monday, October 18, 2021

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...

Fast-food worker sacked over dog sex act 123

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By Douglas WalkerA sordid fast-food worker has been fired after he was caught trying to induce a dog to perform a sex act on him.Depraved Kevin Menzies, 32, admitted a charge of public indecency...

Olympic protest sees Scot arrested 121

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By Paul ThorntonTHE FATHER of the Scottish student who has been arrested in China following a protest at the Olympic Stadium has backed his son’s actions.Brian Thom said his son Iain, 24, had planned...

Historic cottage saved brick by brick 120

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by Alexander LawrieAN HISTORIC cottage is to be taken apart brick by brick and moved to a new home - less than two miles away.The 18th century Botanic Cottage – once home to the...

Tram work uncovers wartime simulator 119

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by Alexander LawrieA WWII flight simulator has been discovered lying abandoned in a hut due to be demolished to make way for a city tram system.Officials from Transport Initiatives Edinburgh (TIE) found the historic...

Fury over Saltire ban at Olympics 117

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By Martin CouperSCOTTISH spectators have been banned from cheering on their Olympic heroes with the Saltire flag in Beijing.The house rules for the forthcoming games state that only flags from countries with a National...

Teenage shopkeeper fights off attacker 116

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By Alexander LawrieA YOUNG shopkeeper fought off a vicious knifeman on his very first day in the job.Ikky Arishad, 17, had only been working in his uncle’s convenience store for a couple of hours...

Army hero cleared over barracks brawl 113

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by Paul ThorntonAN army hero wept as he was cleared over a fight which left another soldier brain damaged and battling for his life.Paul Pattie, 31, was put in a week-long coma after blood...

Student jailed over child porn images 112

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by Paul Thornton A GIFTED student who told police he downloaded child porn during a bout of amnesia has been jailed for six months. Lyle Milne, 23, was caught with four sickening videos showing young children...

War honour for 'forgotten soldier' 111

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by Alexander LawrieA SCOTTISH soldier killed during WW1 has finally been honoured – more than 90 years after he fell on the battlefield.Robert Liddle Kilgour died during the Third Battle of Ypres – more...

Disco girl gets judges in a spin 109

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by Alexander Lawrie A HYPERACTIVE youngster who turned to disco dancing to use up her excess energy has stunned her family by becoming World Champion. Tamara Robertson is officially the best under-eight disco dancer on the planet...

Harmony restored after theft on train 107

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by Alexander LawrieA MUSICIAN who had a rare instrument stolen after a gig has had it returned – after finding it for sale on Ebay.Rob St John, 22, and his band were travelling back...

Boy hurt in 30ft cliff fall 105

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by Michael MacLeodA YOUNG boy has been seriously injured after falling more than 30ft from a cliff face on the first day of his holiday.The seven-year-old - named locally as Cameron - was climbing...

Warning over dangers of texting 104

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by Alexander LawrieYOUNG Scots send more texts than anywhere else in Britain – but are now being urged to cut down in a bid to ward of injury. Almost two thirds of Scots aged 16-24...

Supercat Basil survives balcony plunge 103

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By Michael MacLeodA CAT who dresses as Superman plunged 65ft from a balcony – and survived.Lucky Basil could have been killed in the fall from the top-floor flat after he landed just inches from...

Clothes store too sexy for shopping centre 102

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By Martin CouperAN online clothes shop that has supplied dresses to stars of the new James Bond film has been banned from opening in a shopping centre – because it is too sexy.Sexy Little...

Musical trio climb highest mountain 101

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By Alexander LawrieTHREE cellists who specialise in playing in extraordinary places have completed their most challenging task yet – playing on top of Ben Nevis.The Extreme Cellists performed at the top of Britain’s highest...

£50k cash-back offer on house fails 099

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By Douglas Walker A DESPERATE house seller who offered a £50,000 cash incentive to the potential buyer of his home is set to take it off the market after receiving no offers.Malcolm Young, 57, used...

Big-fingered phone users get vibrating handset 098

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By Michael MacLeodSCIENTISTS have hacked into iPhones to help people with fat fingers to type.The Apple gadget's touch-screen keyboard is notoriously fiddly, especially for users with chubby digits.Now boffins at Glasgow University have put...

Lisa's silence leads to lion attack survival 096

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By Michael MacLeodA TEENAGE gap year student says she feels lucky to be alive after being mauled by a lion while working abroad as a tour guide.Lisa Baxter, 19, was working at a safari...
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