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Douglas Stuart WINS Booker Prize for fiction with Shuggie Bain

Douglas Stuart won the Booker Prize for fiction with Shuggie Bain, the story of a boy’s turbulent coming of age in hardscrabble 1980s Glasgow. The Scottish writer won USD$ 66,000 award on Thursday for his first published novel. He was the only British author on a US-dominated list of six finalists for the prize, open […]

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Robot camera mistakes assistant referee’s bald head for the ball

On Saturday,  an unforeseen and unprecedented event occurred in the historic town of Inverness in the distant Scottish Highlands. The camera system, known as Pixellot, is a life-saving option during the COVID-19 pandemic. Caley Thistle announced the technology two weeks ago, and first used the camera system in a broadcast setting for Saturday’s Scottish Championship […]

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Lamb sold for $490,059 at auction in Scotland makes it the world’s most expensive sheep

A Texel lamb has become the world’s most expensive sheep after being sold for nearly $490,059 at an auction in Scotland. The sheep called Double Diamond, sold for $490,059 at the Scottish National Texel Sale in Lanark, Scotland. The bidding started at $14,047 and significantly increased amid fierce competition between different people. The final bid […]

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Passenger train derails amid bad weather in Scotland, 3 dead

Three people were killed after a passenger train derailed in Aberdeenshire at 6.38am on Wednesday. Among the dead was the train driver, conductor and a passenger. Six people were injured and are not believed to be serious. The train which derailed was made up of two locomotives – at the front and back – and four […]

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Prince Charles is in good health and out of self-isolation

British heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles, who had tested positive for coronavirus, is out of self-isolation after seven days and is in good health, his spokesman said on Monday. Last week, his Clarence House office revealed that Prince Charles, 71, had been tested after displaying mild symptoms of the coronavirus and had been in self-isolation at his […]

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54-year-old woman jailed for making 1,200 nuisance calls to Met Police

A woman who made more than 1,200 nuisance calls to the Met Police in attempts to get herself arrested has been jailed for ten weeks. Jelena Bobrova, 54, has pestered police operators for the last three years in rambling 999 calls, clogging up the emergency line and costing the force more than £10,000. Despite being […]

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Britain to receive heavy snowfall next week after flood weekend

Snow will hit UK next week after a weekend of continued flooding that could see sewage overflows. The government has put flood warnings in place for the weekend, while forecasts for the next fortnight predict that some areas of the UK could see up to 37 cm of snow. The government’s information service has put […]

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Super comfortable goose feather bed makes man sick

A 43-year-old man in Scotland who wanted a more comfortable bed, ended up buying a feather-filled bed, but it ended up giving him severe lung inflammation. Martin Taylor developed “feather duvet lung,” a form of hypersensitivity pneumonitis or “bird fancier’s lung.” The doctor reported from inhaling organic dust from duck or goose feathers found in […]