A SCOTS Ryanair flight has declared a mid-air emergency. The plane is travelling from Edinburgh to Alicante, Spain, and a 7700 squawk code was issued, signalling an emergency onboard. The flight departed from Edinburgh at 7:39am UK time and is due to land in Alicante at 11:20 Spanish time.
THE family of a Scots pensioner have hit out after she faced an 'appalling' 15-hour wait to see a medic. Iris Arnott, 84, was referred to Paisley’s Royal Alexandra Hospital on Thursday when her blood pressure became "dangerously" high. Her daughter, Linda, claims she was left to sit and wait throughout the night before she was treated by a doctor at 9:30am the following morning.
UNFORTUNATELY, the idea of a second Scottish Referendum has reared its head once again. Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister of the Scottish Parliament, has suggested that there should be a rerun of the referendum on Scottish independence, and it should be next autumn. You won’t be surprised to hear that in my view this would be the entirely wrong thing to happen.
The duo had a rough ride with their flight from Edinburgh to Dublin being delayed which led to them missing their connection. But stress levels would only increase after they arrived in America. A father son travelling from Edinburgh airport has spoken of their holiday horror as they were stung for £3,000.
Chris Masterson, 43, broke his leg after tripping down the stairs and 18 months later he has just had it amputated. A Scots dad has had his leg amputated after a fall down the stairs at home led to deadly sepsis. Chris Masterson, from Forth, South Lanarkshire, was getting ready for work on Dec 5, 2020, when he tripped on his pyjama bottoms and tumbled down some steps.
It comes after a change in the law designed to help wheelchair users led to some cab companies threatening to take cars out of service altogether. An award-winning taxi firm axed its service for disabled customers after new laws banned drivers from charging them more. Wellman Cars informed its passengers who suffer disabilities they would no longer be picked up.
EXCLUSIVE: SNP MP Chris Stephens uncovered the scale of the DWP deductions system which strips cash each month from some of the least-well off households in the country. Scots claiming Universal Credit are losing millions of pounds every month as a result of deductions system branded a "poverty tax".
The latest ONS figures showed that in the week ending June 24, an estimated 288,200 people in Scotland had Covid-19. This amounts to 5.47 per cent of the population having the virus. Coronavirus levels in Scotland have risen again, with new figures showing an estimated one in 18 people have the virus.
Police say Humza remains missing days after they renewed appeals and said they were "very concerned." Scots cops have renewed appeals for a man who vanished in the Highlands almost one month ago. Officers said they were "very concerned" for the welfare of Humza Khan earlier this week after he went missing on June 8.
The extent of the pedestrian's injuries is not yet known. A pedestrian has been struck by a car on a Scots road this afternoon. Emergency services rushed to the scene on Clarkston Road, Glasgow, around 4.35pm on Friday. The extent of the pedestrian's injuries is not yet known.
Grant Gilchrist believes the three-Test series in Argentina is crucial to setting Scotland on the right path ahead of next year’s World Cup. Gregor Townsend’s side play the first of their matches against the Pumas in San Salvador de Jujuy on Saturday evening. And Gilchrist, who will captain the Scots in the absence of regular skipper Stuart Hogg, feels they can use their time in South America to start generating momentum and a positive vibe which can carry them towards the showpiece tournament in France in a little over a year.
An infection expert has suggested a strengthened publicity campaign is needed to encourage people to wear masks indoors as it was revealed one in 18 people in Scotland are estimated to have Covid. Professor Hugh Pennington, an esteemed microbiologist from the University of Aberdeen, said it was not clear why case rates were higher in Scotland than elsewhere in the UK.
As energy prices are set to rise, millions of Scots are cutting back where they can. One woman has shared how she has saved some cash on her gas and electric bills. A woman has taken to social media to share how she was able to reduce her energy bill as millions of homes around the UK feel the pinch.
LORRAINE Kelly chatted with a brave cancer victim yesterday - and told her she was just like her pal Dame Deborah James. The Scots telly star caught up with Sophy Mitchell, who’s 30 but has been given only six months to live. Lorraine revealed she was amazed at how upbeat she was dispute being given a death sentence.
Alicja Kosno sunk her teeth into the constable's arm while being handcuffed after kicking off in Edinburgh's city centre. A waitress was slammed by a sheriff for getting “ludicrously” drunk celebrating her 19th birthday and biting a police officer on the arm. Alicja Kosno left the constable with a bloody wound after sinking her teeth into him while being arrested, a court heard.
Martin Stewart shoved after stealing cash and ransacking the 79 year-old's flat at Restalrig Circus in Edinburgh. Margaret Grant A serial criminal who killed a pensioner after getting into her home by pretending to be a postman has been handed a life sentence. Martin Stewart shoved Margaret Grant after stealing cash and ransacking the 79 year-old's flat in Restalrig Circus in Edinburgh on January 24 2020.
Avoch footballer Rachel McLauchlan daring to dream of chance to represent Scotland at 2023 World Cup
Rachel McLauchlan’s dreams of representing Scotland at the 2023 World Cup are still alive thanks to the women’s side’s play-offs success. The 24-year-old, who fails from Avoch on the Black Isle, helped Scotland to second-place in qualifying Group B, having featured in four of the seven qualifiers thus far.
CORONAVIRUS levels in Scotland have risen again, with new figures showing an estimated one in 18 people have the virus. It is the fifth week in a row that data from the Office for National Statistics has shown infections in Scotland going up. In the last full week of May, it was estimated that one in 50 Scots had the virus.
A witness described sounds 'like an earthquake' as the man repeatedly reversed his HGV into the house, completely wrecking the property. A crazed trucker destroyed his lover's home after deliberately smashing his lorry into the front of her house. Derek Wellington had flown into a drunken rage after Sara Cassidy refused to meet him last September 6.