Saturday, September 18, 2021

Firefighters forced to break barrier to tackle blaze

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By Kirsty ToppingFIREFIGHTERS had to cut apart a metal gate that stopped them getting in to tackle a blaze at massive block of car-free, eco-friendly flats.According to witnesses, a fire engine...
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New findings into nanobubbles could improve dental and other health treatments

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RESEARCH findings could improve experiences for dental patients after engineers have analysed how nanobubbles are generated.The physics of how bubbles are generated is said to have a range of clinical and industrial applications.The findings...

Hilarity as “swanky” crisps lose their “s”

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A POSH crisp brand may be regretting their choice of name for one of their flavours. Hand cooked crisp company, Tyrells, who charge up to £3 for a large packet, have created the fancy flavoured combo of...

Girl Cheats Death After Being Flung From Fairground Ride

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By Cara SuliemanAN eight-year-old girl narrowly cheated death when she was thrown 30 feet from a fairground ride.Nicole Wilson, from Edinburgh, is still recovering at the city's Sick Kids Hospital after breaking her pelvis...

Gaelic culture to take centre stage at Urquhart Castle in new light and music...

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HISTORIC ENVIRONMENT Scotland (HES) have launched a new event to celebrate Gaelic culture as part of the Year of Coasts of Waters 2020.Aiseag, which means ‘crossing’ or ‘sea journey’ in English, will take place...

Scores of primaries ban fruit juice at meal time in bid to beat obesity...

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MORE than 140 Scottish primary schools have banned fruit juice from dinner menus in a bid to combat obesity and tooth decay.Dundee, Angus and Perth and Kinross councils - which operate 142 primaries -...

Hilarious moment Scotsman is pranked with fake scratchcard caught on camera

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THE HILARIOUS moment a Scotsman is duped into thinking he’s won £250,000 on a scratchcard has been caught on camera.The stunned reaction of Glasgow council worker known as “Wee Jimsy” has gone viral after...

Chuffed: how the scent of lemons beat train station midges

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A NEW weapon in the war against midges has been unveiled by rail chiefs - the eucalyptus plant.The pungent, lemon-scented shrubs are set to be planted at all west coast stations after an experiment...

CalMac ferry in running to become Lego model

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A CALMAC ferry is in the running to be made into an official Lego Model.MV Loch Shira, which runs between Largs on the Ayrshire coast and the Isle of Cumbrae, has been put up...

Rankin art heist drama banned from National Galleries

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THE MAKERS of a new Ian Rankin film have been banned from using a National Galleries of Scotland building, after the story depicted a heist in the same location.The film, based on Rankin's book...

Bannatyne hits out at scam advertising campaign

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DUNCAN Bannatyne has slammed a "scam" advertising campaign which is using his name and image to sell a money-making scheme.The pop-up ad, appearing on several websites, falsely claims that Bannatyne is using a new...

Moving moment woman hears late husband’s voice coming from toy bear gift from granddaughter

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VIDEO of a grandmother receiving a toy bear which she then realises plays a recording of her late husband's voice has left the internet in tears.Chloe Boyle filmed as her gran Elaine Galloway opened...

Bird brain penguin baffled by shadow

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SCOTLAND’S most confused penguin has been caught on camera.Last weekend Krystina Bowman visited Edinburgh Zoo for the first time to celebrate her daughter turning seven-years-old.      When they got to the penguin enclosure birthday girl Chloe...

Town provost in a lather over car wash’s risque name

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A BUSINESSMAN has caused controversy in a quiet Scottish town with his risque choice of name for his car wash.   Andy Berry’s decision to call his premises The Hand Job has been described as “inappropriate”...

RSPB slammed for planting plans

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PLANS to plant more than 70,000 trees in a Scottish ancient woodland have been slammed by leading forest experts. The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) intends to expand the Cairngorm based pine...

Baby panda’s due date predicted

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HE German scientist who artificially inseminated Edinburgh panda Tian Tian has declared August 31 as the day she is due to deliver.Dr Frank Goeritz said the latest hormone test pointed to the last day...

Fight against antibiotic resistance steps up

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Public and health care professionals across Scotland are being asked to make a pledge to reduce unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions in the fight against antibiotic resistance. The Antibiotic Guardian UK-wide pledge campaign is part of this...

“Real men ride women!” Scot claims he was fined £100 for smutty jibe at...

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A SCOT has gone viral after claiming he was fined for shouting “real men ride women” at police officers on their bikes. David McCormick stated on Twitter that two male officers fined him £100 for...

JK Rowling accidentally reveals that she plays The Sims on her laptop

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JK ROWLING has accidentally revealed how she passes time between writing novels - playing computer game The Sims.The author shared a picture of her laptop on social media but eagle-eyed fans spotted a telltale...

Five-year-old pedals in to 999 drama

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By Kevin Duguid and Kirsty ToppingFive-year-old Rebecca McColl was at the centre of freak incident.A LITTLE girl's summer evening bike ride turned into a major 999 drama after her pyjamas got jammed in the...
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