News archive from 20 September 2015, page 4

Grieving daughter: My mum lived to be 100 - and she deserves better than to be buried the wrong way round

Grieving daughter: My mum lived to be 100 - and she deserves better than to be buried the wrong way round

A DAUGHTER has told of her grief after cemetery bosses buried her mum the wrong way round. Mary Thain died just three weeks short of her 101st birthday. She was laid to rest in the family lair at Burntisland Cemetery in Fife, alongside husband William...

 
100 years on: Army piper's touching tribute to brave Scots who fought in the Battle of Loos

100 years on: Army piper's touching tribute to brave Scots who fought in the Battle of Loos

ON the floodlit ramparts of Edinburgh Castle, a lone piper plays a haunting melody written in memory of one of the most devastating battles of World War I. As Sergeant Colin Simpson took his spot to play The Piper of Loos to mark the 100th anniversary...

 
Neighbours forced to flee after three years of terror at hands of hero officer

Neighbours forced to flee after three years of terror at hands of hero officer

A HERO police officer made false child abuse claims against his neighbours during a three-year terror campaign. Lying detective Jim Kerr turned on Martin McDonald and Ruth Nicholson when they refused to back him in a dispute with another neighbour....

 
Police stage U-turn on body tattoos in a bid to attract inked-up new recruits

Police stage U-turn on body tattoos in a bid to attract inked-up new recruits

THEY were once the preserve of sailors and jailbirds – but now tattoos have been given the all-clear by police for new recruits. Senior officers have ripped up the rulebook on body art to attract fresh talent. The restrictions have been relaxed and...

 

Birmingham New Street station officially reopens

Birmingham's New Street station has officially reopened after a £600m redevelopment. The revamp includes a new concourse for passengers and a glass atrium allowing natural light into the interior for the first time since the city centre station was...

BBC, 00:29 in Regional
 

Louis couldn’t find a girlfriend but then the nation fell in love with him

It sounds like a cruel experiment: what happens if you put a cripplingly shy young man in an invasive reality-TV show that stages a succession of blind dates? Oddly, the answer is that it radically improves his life, boosts his self-confidence and...

 

The countryside still offers many joys even as autumn arrives

Autumn can be a grim time of year: a soggy, darkening season in which the languid pleasures of summer, and the celebrations and beauty of winter, seem very far away. It’s the time of year when we realise how far we’ve fallen short of the optimism and...

 

Let’s protect the foundations of UK creativity

London fashion week draws to a close on Tuesday and the London design festival will really hit its stride over the next few days. By the end of the week, the two events combined will have drawn more than a million visitors to the capital, filling...

 

Observer killer sudoku

Normal Sudoku rules apply, except the numbers in the cells contained within grey lines add up to the figures in the corner. No number can be repeated within each shape formed by grey lines. For a helping hand call our solutions line on 0906 200 83 83....

 
Birmingham New Street station's changing face

Birmingham New Street station's changing face

For decades, disembarking at New Street railway station could be likened to stepping into a dimly-lit concrete box filled with foetid air. Its underground platforms, lack of natural light and general aura of grimness even inspired online hate groups,...

BBC, 00:35 in Regional
 
Outfitter ScotlandShop unveils online viewing

Outfitter ScotlandShop unveils online viewing

A BORDERS business whose clients include Daniel Craig, Hugh Grant and Rod Stewart is aiming to become a global leader in "e-tailoring" thanks to investment in new technology. ScotlandShop, which is based in Duns, has invested a five-figure...

Scotsman, 00:38 in Business
 

Southampton v Manchester United Premier League: Saints to claim victory is top tip and correct score of 2-1...

Southampton welcome Manchester United to St Mary's on Sunday and the hosts will be looking to inflict a second successive defeat on Louis van Gaal's side after they lost to PSV in the Champions League earlier this week. United have looked far from...

Metro, 00:38 in Sport
 
Kirsten Carter McKee: Royal High School plans betray vision

Kirsten Carter McKee: Royal High School plans betray vision

TO approve the proposed redevelopment of the Royal High School building on Calton Hill will fundamentally challenge the integrity of Edinburgh's world heritage status by compromising the site's outstanding universal values and severing the narrative...

Scotsman, 00:39 in Learning
 
Scots NHS has ‘much to learn from WWI innovations'

Scots NHS has ‘much to learn from WWI innovations'

THE role of Scots nurses and doctors in one of the First World War's largest British battles will be the focus of a major project to use innovations of wartime healthcare to shape the future of the Scottish NHS. How medics helped patients to navigate...

Scotsman, 00:39 in Health
 
‘Social prescription' plan for mental health

‘Social prescription' plan for mental health

THE mental health charity SAMH has unveiled plans to work with GPs in deprived 
areas to help patients access a programme of activities that would act as a "social prescription" instead of, or alongside, anti-depressants. The...

Scotsman, 00:39 in Health
 


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