News archive from 15 January 2017, page 11

South Ayrshire Council to throw out hundreds of speeding charges over wrongly reduced limits

South Ayrshire Council to throw out hundreds of speeding charges over wrongly reduced limits

Hundreds of speeding charges against drivers may have to be thrown out because of errors over limits. Publican Mark Houston had a case dropped by prosecutors after a council wrongly reduced the limit on a road. Mark, 38, was caught doing 55mph in a...

 
Football's ticking timebomb: Governing bodies accused of ignoring links between game and dementia

Football's ticking timebomb: Governing bodies accused of ignoring links between game and dementia

Football’s governing bodies have been accused of ignoring increasing evidence linking the national game to dementia. A doctor who has led research into the link between heading footballs and the condition says the game’s rulers have refused to spend...

 
Grieving widow of Dundee United legend Frank Kopel urges game’s rulers to look at dementia evidence and take action

Grieving widow of Dundee United legend Frank Kopel urges game’s rulers to look at dementia evidence and...

The grieving widow of Frank Kopel looks at treasured photos of the ex-Dundee United star rising to head the ball. And each time Amanda Kopel gazes at her husband soaring through the air to beat his opponent, she wonders if that was the moment his life...

 
'It makes us feel sick': Victims' sister hits out as double child killer launches freedom bid 41 years after being caged

'It makes us feel sick': Victims' sister hits out as double child killer launches freedom bid 41 years...

A notorious double child killer has launched a new bid for freedom 41 years after he was locked up. Alexander Millar, who killed a brother and sister during a botched break-in, will learn within days if he is to go free. The family of his victims said...

 
£113million fraudster Fizzy Choudhary still owes money to firm he jetted halfway around world to valet cars

£113million fraudster Fizzy Choudhary still owes money to firm he jetted halfway around world to valet cars

The car valet firm flown halfway round the world by £113million bank fraudster Feezan “Fizzy” Choudhary are still owed cash for the work they carried out. Choudhary jetted a team of workers from Platinum Polish to Dubai and Pakistan to treat his...

 
ScotRail passengers in uproar as modern trains are replaced with 38-year-old carriages

ScotRail passengers in uproar as modern trains are replaced with 38-year-old carriages

Passengers using one of Scotland’s busiest commuter lines will be stuck with 38-year-old replacement trains for more than a year. Earlier this month we revealed that commuters in Inverclyde were furious after modern rolling stock was removed so...

 
'I got a fright and dismissed it': MSP's breast cancer scare after waiting a month to go to GP

'I got a fright and dismissed it': MSP's breast cancer scare after waiting a month to go to GP

Labour MSP Monica Lennon has admitted she held off investigating a breast cancer scare because she was too frightened. The party’s inequalities spokeswoman discovered a lump but it took her more than a month to pluck up the courage to see her GP....

 
Four lawyers accused of professional misconduct face being struck off following collapse of firm Ross Harper

Four lawyers accused of professional misconduct face being struck off following collapse of firm Ross Harper

Four leading lawyers will face professional misconduct allegations tomorrow following the collapse of their law firm five years ago. Alan Miller, Joseph Mullen, Paul McHolland and James Price will appear at a special two-day hearing before the...

 
Partick Thistle Football Club slammed for advertising 'deeply concerning' unpaid volunteer role

Partick Thistle Football Club slammed for advertising 'deeply concerning' unpaid volunteer role

Partick Thistle have come under fire for trying to recruit an unpaid volunteer to fill a key matchday post. The SPFL club are advertising for an assistant entertainment producer at Firhill and describe the role as a “very rare opportunity”. The...

 
Scottish dance superstar nets $500k to create book and tutorials for Chinese students

Scottish dance superstar nets $500k to create book and tutorials for Chinese students

A Scots dance superstar has linked up with a ­Chinese tycoon to create a book and phone app for the ­country’s millions of ­ballroom fans. Donnie Burns, from Hamilton, shrugged off taunts of “fancy feet” during his schooldays to go on to become World...

 
'All they want is rows': Dad of Scot booted off Come Dine with Me hits out at show bosses

'All they want is rows': Dad of Scot booted off Come Dine with Me hits out at show bosses

The father of a Come Dine With Me contestant who was booted off the show insists bosses are more interested in stirring up rows than cookery skills. Rory Nicoll was axed from the ­Channel 4 show amid claims he refused to ­apologise after clashing with...

 
'She should never get out': Neighbour who found murdered Mary Logie's battered body says twisted killer should spend life behind bars

'She should never get out': Neighbour who found murdered Mary Logie's battered body says twisted killer...

The neighbour who found murder victim Mary Logie’s battered body insists the 21-year life term for her killer is not enough. Gwen Smith’s evidence was vital in securing the conviction of heroin addict Sandra Weir, 41. The lowlife thumped 82-year-old...

 
Doctor reveals Sir Alex Ferguson is the godfather of freerunning and pioneered parkour

Doctor reveals Sir Alex Ferguson is the godfather of freerunning and pioneered parkour

With its superfit participants and edgy, daredevil image, parkour has become one of the world’s coolest sports. But while it’s all the rage with trendy weekend warriors in Paris and London, a leading sports scientist believes it started in Scottish...

 
£1.5million bus lane trap: Scotland’s highest-earning camera catches driver every 20 minutes

£1.5million bus lane trap: Scotland’s highest-earning camera catches driver every 20 minutes

Scotland’s highest-earning bus lane camera snapped a driver every 20 minutes. Motorists caught out at Glasgow’s Cathedral Street handed over £1.5million in fines. That made up more than 22 per cent of the total the city generated in fixed ­penalties....

 
Celtic Legend Chris Sutton urges football to fund more research into link between beautiful game and dementia

Celtic Legend Chris Sutton urges football to fund more research into link between beautiful game and dementia

Celtic legend Chris Sutton has told of his horror at learning his ex-pro dad Mike used to practice heading with medicine balls. Mike was 66 when his family noticed he was showing signs of dementia. Six years on, Mike, now 72, can barely remember any...

 


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