Runaway 15-tonne bin lorry in Glasgow smashes into parked cars as the driver desperately chases it

Rubbish parking! Runaway 15-tonne bin lorry smashes into parked cars as its driver desperately chases it down street in Glasgow A 15-tonne lorry rolled down a street in Port Dundas, Glasgow, and damaged a row of parked cars The waste truck smashed five cars but nobody was injured in the lorry accident  The lorry driver … Read more

Lanarkshire wildlife park staff launch urgent hunt for fugitive wallaby escaped from enclosure

Where’s WALLABY? Wildlife park staff launch urgent hunt for fugitive Aussie animal that burst free from enclosure By Joseph Laws For Mailonline Published: 19:19 BST, 16 July 2021 | Updated: 19:51 BST, 16 July 2021 A search has been launched for an 11-month old runaway wallaby that escaped from an amusement park. The creature, who … Read more

Ben Fogle says he’s ‘bursting with pride’ as his children set off to explore the Inner Hebrides

Ben Fogle says he’s ‘bursting with pride’ as his children aged 10 and 11, set off on a week-long trip to explore the Inner Hebrides with their adventure group to gain ‘resilience and resourcefulness’ Ben Fogle, 47, waved off his children Ludovic, 11 and Iona, 10 at London station Adventurer’s two children set off on week-long … Read more

Scottish elections: Alex Salmond threatens legal action if Alba Party barred from TV debates

Alex Salmond threatens broadcasters with legal action if he is barred from taking part in live TV debates ahead of the Scottish elections as he says there is an ‘unanswerable’ case for including his new Alba Party Alba leader is to write to broadcasters and regulator Ofcom to demand a place  He was was unveiled as … Read more

500-year-old mill stone that featured in Outlander TV series stolen from Aberdour Castle, Fife

Thieves steal 500-year-old mill stone so heavy it takes two to lift it from 13th century castle A 500-year-old mill stone used for grinding wheat and grains stolen from castle Stone, which featured in TV series Outlander, stolen from Aberdour Castle, Fife Police said it would have taken at least two people to lift the … Read more

Nicola Sturgeon says Alex Salmond ‘loves the limelight’ as MPs defect from SNP to his new party Alba

Nicola Sturgeon today accused her former boss Alex Salmond of begin an attention seeker after he launched a new rival party.  In her bluntest attack so far on the former SNP first minister his successor Ms Sturgeon accused him of launching Alba last Friday as part of a publicity campaign designed to boost his ego. … Read more

SNP deputy first minister John Swinney apologises for breaking Covid lockdown rules by campaigning

SNP deputy first minister John Swinney apologises for breaking Covid rules after being pictured on campaign trail with four other party activists Deputy first minister John Swinney took selfie in front of four other SNP activists Senior figure deleted the picture just hours after sharing it on Twitter last Friday Comes after SNP business minister … Read more

University of Edinburgh in free speech row over article praising scientist who advocated eugenics

The University of Edinburgh has become embroiled in a freedom of speech row after it defended a retired professor who wrote an article praising a controversial geneticist.  Sir Ronald Aylmer Fisher – who died in 1962 – supported ‘selective breeding’ and the sterilisation of people from races he considered ‘mentally inferior’. A recent article titled ‘The outstanding … Read more

Nicola Sturgeon makes thinly-veiled attack on Alex Salmond as more defect from SNP to Alba party

Nicola Sturgeon fired both barrels at her former boss Alex Salmond today as she blasted those ‘who treat politics like a game’ amid a wave of defections to his new party. The First Minister launched a thinly-veiled attack on her predecessor after several of her MPs and councillors defected to his new Alba nationalist group. … Read more

Scottish independence: Alex Salmond launches Alba party to rival SNP after civil war

Alex Salmond launches Alba party to rival SNP after civil war with Nicola Sturgeon vowing to stand candidates in May elections Alex Salmond has announced that he is launching a new Scottish political party Former First Minister said Alba will stand candidates in forthcoming elections Mr Salmond said he wants to get ‘supermajority’ at Holyrood … Read more