Category: NEWS

Big Issue vendor thanks regular customer who buys him coffee by returning the favour

A Glasgow-based Big Issue vendor has surprised a regular customer by returning the favour and buying him a coffee.  The vendor called Daniel, who sells the magazine...

Kezia Dugdale says Corbyn factor helping “fighting fit” Labour win voters back from SN

THE leader of Scottish Labour has claimed that her party is "fighting fit" and that Jeremy Corbyn is helping to win back voters from the SNP. Kezia Dugdale,...

Ex-Dragons’ Den star Doug Richard to go on trial on child sex charges

A former Dragons' Den star is due to go on trial later accused of paying a 13-year-old girl for sex after meeting her on a "Sugar Daddy" website. Doug...

Police were warned about counter terrorism gaps long before ‘leaked’ report

POLICE Scotland was warned of "worrying" gaps in the country's counter-terrorism strategy long before a report revealed concern in some areas, it is...

Scots model maker pays Lego tribute to Robert Burns

A model maker has found an unusual way to pay tribute to Robert Burns… by building a replica of his famous cottage out of Lego. Bricking It Glasgow posted a...

Female adventurers complete 9,200 mile Pacific Ocean row

After nine months at sea a group of female adventurers have completed one of the toughest expeditions on the planet – rowing more than 9,200 miles across the...

Ex-TSB manager wins payout for wrongful dismissal

A BANK manager who was accused of being rude and threatening towards customers as she struggled to meet targets has been awarded £7,500 for wrongful dismissal....

Raise a glass: new gin trail launched in Scotland

A NEW Scottish gin trail has been launched to celebrate the drink that ministers hope could become as popular as whisky. About 70 per cent of the UK's gin is...

Complaints about energy firms rose 23% last year

CUSTOMER complaints about energy firms leapt by almost one-quarter last year, the sector's ombudsman has said. Grievances by consumers jumped by 23 per cent to...

Half of people over 65 live in homes that are too big

HALF of people over the age of 65 live in homes that are too big for their needs, according to a new report. It means 430,000 homes are under-occupied and unsuitable to...