Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Multimillionaire Bannatyne stretching his money by shopping in Lidl for the first time

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SCOTTISH entrepreneur Duncan Bannatyne appears to have caught the budget supermarket habit despite his estimated £85m fortune. The former Dragons' Den star revealed on Twitter he had taken a trip to the German supermarket for...

Rankin confirms new Rebus novel

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IAN RANKIN has delighted Rebus fans by revealing the detective is coming out of retirement once again. The author took a year off in 2014 but yesterday (Wed) confirmed his new book features the fictional...

Mako shark may have inflicted orca bite says expert

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A DEADLY mako shark could have inflicted the huge bite discovered on the fin of a Scottish killer whale, according to a marine expert. A remarkable photo taken off the West Coast of Scotland has...

Appeal for Porridge Bear after 13th disappearance

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A TOY bear called Porridge has gone missing for the 13th time in seven years - including disappearances in Africa and France.Antique dealer Rob Armstrong takes Porridge on trips because his son Luca wants...

American Civil War items on display at the National Library of Scotland

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A COLLECTION of American Civil War memorabilia including a signed request by Abraham Lincoln has gone on display at the National Library of Scotland to mark the 150 anniversary. The display, titled 'Yankee Cries and...

Drone pilot gets a soaking

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A HILARIOUS video shows the moment a panicked drone flyer dashed into chest-deep water to rescue his precious toy.The film from the drone’s first-ever flight shows it hovering at around 200 feet above a...

Legendary musician wins deportation battle

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 AN American session musician has won the right to stay in Scotland after an immigration judge strongly rejected a Home Office bid to deport him.The government was told yesterday (wed) that Steve Forman had...

Scottish llama declared oldest in UK

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A PET llama living on the windswept north east coast of Scotland has been declared the oldest in Britain. Paddy the llama, who was 25 this year, has lived happily in a muddy field in...

Dog onesie inventor kits out Dulux dog

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THE Scottish inventor of the canine onesie has been asked to kit out a Dulux dog.Seamstress Aileen Perry gets up to 30 orders a day from around the world for her dog onesies just...

Viking pot scanned in hospital

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A HOSPITAL machine normally used to save lives has helped crack the secret of a 1,200-year-old Viking piggy bank.A tightly-sealed bronze pot was recently discovered in southern Scotland as part of a Viking haul...

Leatherback turtle may have been killed by creel ropes

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A massive 6ft leatherback turtle was discovered dead and tangled in creel ropes by a fisherman in Scotland.  The underwater giant, an incredibly rare sight in Scottish waters, is feared to have drowned off the...

OAP couple first to climb all 726 Scots peaks over 2,000ft

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A SCOTS pensioner couple have completed a 20-year mission to climb all 726 of Scotland’s hills over 2,000ft. Sheila, 65, and Bill Simpson, 70, from Arbroath recently finished their mammoth feat - climbing the equivalent...

Veteran teacher struck off after challenging schoolboy to a fight

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A VETERAN teacher with a volcanic temper has been struck off after a hearing was told he once challenged a schoolboy to a fight.   Maths teacher Francis Carlton was “out of control”, frightening senior staff...

THE lynx effect could be the answer to deer overpopulation in Scotland

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  THE lynx effect could be the answer to deer overpopulation in Scotland, say experts.   The cats naturally hunt deer in the wild and would be a good alternative to culling by marksmen, claim conservationists.   Lynx died...

Oil Worker’s Visa Nightmare Leaves Family Torn

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AN OIL worker claims his family has been torn apart by red tape after a Home Office visa ruling left his wife and children stranded on the other side of the world.Alex Chatwin, 41,...

Father of Lockerbie victim reaches out to Flight MH17 families

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LOCKERBIE campaigner Dr Jim Swire has penned a letter to help reassure families of victims on flight MH17 that their loved ones did not suffer.Dr Swire, whose daughter Flora, 23, died when Pan Am...

Smartphone app helps disabled cross the road

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A SMARTPHONE app that helps disabled people cross the road has gone on trial in Scotland.A pedestrian crossing outside the Scottish Parliament has become the first in the UK to be fitted with a...

JK Rowling adds a touch of magic to the Scotland rugby squad

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JK ROWLING has added a touch of magic to the Scotland Rugby team - using the power of fiction. The celebrated author posted a tale on her website in which she claims three existing members...

Scottish schoolchildren have been playing “chicken” with fishermen’s boats

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RECKLESS Scots schoolchildren have shocked fishermen by playing “chicken” with their boats.The youngsters leap off the harbour wall at North Berwick, East Lothian, into the path of fishing vessels.Officials fear it is only a...

A Police force are looking to fit intruder alarms into their stations

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A POLICE force is facing criticism after it looks to fit new intruder alarms to more than a dozen stations.Officials at Strathclyde Police are also asking if there is someone else who can "operate...
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