Friday, December 3, 2021

Naked calendar to raise funds for village 281

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By Alexander Lawrie BRAVE Borders men have stripped off for a calendar shoot to raise money for their village hall. Farmers, posties and footballers all agreed to pose in the buff, and were seen removing their...

£300,000 for important Allan Ramsay portrait 280

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By Alexander Lawrie A PAINTING described as “one of the most important Scottish portraits to be offered at auction this year” sold for almost £300,000 at auction yesterday (Thu). Art collectors from around the world descended...

Student threatens police in 10-minute gun siege 277

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By Paul ThorntonA PROMISING student who sparked a ten minute gun siege at his home has avoided jail.Stuart McAlpine, 19, locked his mum out of the family home and threatened police with an air...

Sir Sean’s twang is top of the Scots 276

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By Alexander Lawrie SIR SEAN Connery’s unmistakable twang has been voted the nation’s favourite accent. Music presenter Edith Bowman and Irish actor James Nesbitt are also high up on the list of the most-loved voices. And while...

Super fit rock chick launches as personal trainer 275

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By Alexander Lawrie A GLAMOROUS band manager has ditched her ‘rocknroll’ lifestyle - to teach fitness techniques she learned on the road. Tyla Wilson, 43, travelled all over Europe as tour manager for Stiltskin while she...

Kenny Richey tells killer: “Burn in hell” 274

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By Douglas WalkerFORMER Death Row con Kenny Richey has told a sick killer who begged him for advice to ‘burn in hell’.Evil Stuart Jack, 22, tortured helpless Laura Milne, 19, before slitting her throat...

These are not just any Christmas sweets..these are out-of-date Marks and Spencer sweets 271

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By Alexander Lawrie A POPULAR high street store has been criticised after it emerged bags of their Christmas sweets go out of date two weeks before the big day. Marks and Spencers started stocking their shelves...

Tributes for tragic “free spirit” Jamie 270

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By Michael MacLeodA budding music producer died after crashing his car - just ten minutes from home.Jamie Makarewicz, 23, lost control of his MG sports car on the M9 in the early hours of Saturday...

MSPs take on Scottish football greats in anti-racism challenge 269

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A TEAM of MSPs took on Scottish football greats in a bid to drive racism out of football.The Scottish Parliament's team - including Ken Macintosh, John Park, Tavish Scott, Frank McAveety and Andy Kerr...

Richey dreams of escaping ‘goldfish bowl’ Scotland 267

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By Douglas WalkerFORMER Death Row con Kenny Richey is fleeing Scotland for the US when he is released from prison.Richey, 44, says he needs to get out of the Scottish ‘goldfish bowl’ and is...

Posh chippy told to ditch giant wrappers 266

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By Michael MacLeodA POSH chippy has been ordered to ditch its giant wrappers because they fill bins too fast and encourage “messy” seagulls.Fish suppers served up at the North Berwick Fry come in polystyrene...

‘Auld Lang Syne’ couple snubbed by Hogmanay organisers 265

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By Douglas Walker THE couple whose rendition of ‘Auld Lang Syne’ had Sex and the City movie audiences in tears has been snubbed by Scots Hogmanay organisers.The New Year's Eve song takes centre stage in...

Ticket lout escapes road ban 264

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By Paul ThorntonA COUNCIL HGV driver forced a traffic warden to jump out of the way of his car as he made off in an attempt to avoid a parking ticket.Raymond Dixon, 43, ran...

Baby Indah unveiled at Edinburgh Zoo 263

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By Karrie GillettTHE BIRTH of a rare and endangered animal is being celebrated at Edinburgh Zoo.Quirky looking Indah – a Malayan tapir – was born just three weeks ago and is only the second...

Historic Celtic souvenir up for auction 262

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By Karrie GillettTHE Celtic Football Club pennant presented by captain Billy McNeill before the Lisbon Lions triumphed in the 1967 European Cup is being sold at auction.The historic lot is expected to fetch up...

SNP by-election campaign launched in Glenrothes 261

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Pics by Lorenzo DalbertoThe SNP  formally launched its campaign for the Glenrothes by-election today. The party's candidate for the November 6 ballot is Peter Grant, the leader of SNP-controlled Fife council.He will call for the political...

Artist brings Brooklyn to Scotland 259

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By Michael MacLeodA GLASGOW artist was so inspired by a New York subway station that he transformed his tenement toilet into one.Complete with a station sign mosaic and Big Apple-style wire mesh around...

Swede snaps up historic whisky safe 258

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BY Alexander LawrieA PIECE of Scotch whisky history has sold at auction for almost £4000. Loch Fyne Whiskies have recently sold the ultimate slice of whisky memorabilia - a 100 year-old spirit safe. The unusual...

Historic wall wrecked by vandals 257

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By Alexander LawrieA HISTORIC stone bridge has been attacked by a thug wielding a sledgehammer. The 100 year-old bridge in Dedridge, Livingston suffered extensive damage during the mindless attack. Repairs to the iconic bridge are...

Dad dies trying to stop neighbours fighting 256

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By Alexander Lawrie A DAD-OF-THREE has tragically died after trying to break up a fight outside his home. David Naughton, 41, collapsed after suffering a suspected heart attack following the fracas outside his Edinburgh home...
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