Jack Russell undergoes rare gender reassignment surgery

A Jack Russell born with male and female parts has made a complete recovery after undergoing rare gender reassignment surgery.

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Sir Chris Hoy tries out the 'ski-bike'. Picture: Twitter/@chrishoy

Sir Chris Hoy takes up ‘bike skiing’

AFTER switching cycling for motor racing, Sir Chris Hoy is back on two wheels again - but now with a ski attached.

Three topiary heads created by Michael Kaplan in his garden. Picture: SWNS

Edinburgh man spends 2,000 hours sculpting ‘head’ hedges

These are the amazing photos of three 20ft topiary heads - which a gardener has spent 2,000 hours sculpting and maintaining.

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Couples aer spending almost 20 per cent less on engagement rings.

Amount spent on engagement ring plummets

Tradition states that a man should splurge three months’s salary on an engagement ring before he pops the question.

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Which? was able to set up a fake profile on AirBnB which remained up for almost two weeks.

AirBnB takes almost two weeks to remove "fraudulent" account

AirBnB has come under fire after an investigation found a delibarately fraudulent account was allowed to remain on its site for almost two weeks.

A scone. But how do you pronounce it? Picture: Contributed

Scone or scone? Our pronunciation depends on where we live

Some of us pronounce it to rhyme with ‘cone’ while others reckon it rhymes with ‘gone’. But new research reveals that how we pronounce the word scone depends on where we live.

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The Hemp Eyewear brand has five styles, which can be fitted with prescription lenses. The hemp frames are formed in a compression moulding process then coated in eco-friendly resin.

High hopes for sunglasses made from cannabis plants

Fields of cannabis could soon be carpeting the Borders countryside if ambitious new plans get off the ground.

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LEGO model of Easter Road, built by @brickstand

Artist creates Hearts and Hibs stadiums... out of Lego

They are some of the most iconic stadiums in Scottish football that have served as a backdrop for the greatest moments in the history of our national game.

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‘Advertiser owned ads’ account for one in three complaints

Online videos and social media adverts comissioned by companies to promote their goods accounted for one in three complaints to the Advertising Standards Authority last year.


Owner of mystery gold treasure trove hidden in piano sought

Mystery surrounds the identity of the rightful owners of a treasure trove of gold coins worth up to £350,000 found hidden under a piano keyboard.

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The Zielsdorf family have to leave Scotland on 4 May.

Canadian cafe owners set for deportation in two weeks

A Canadian family who are being deported from their Highlands home where they founded a thriving cafe business have criticised the Home Office’s “one size fits all” policy for immigration.
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Scotland is regarded as the "home of golf".

Value of golf tourism up by 30 per cent in past decade

Overseas visitors driven by a long-held ambition to play on a course in the country they regard as the “home of golf” have helped boost the economic value of golf tourism in Scotland by 30 per cent over the past decade.

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The reusable mug had not been risk assessed.

Train passenger’s reusable mug refused over ‘risk assessment’

A Virgin Trains attendant refused to serve coffee to a passenger in his reusable travel mug because it had not been ‘risk assessed’.

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Syrian food, such as the pastries produced by refugee Nour Taleb in Haddington, is set to soar in popularity this year, according to Restaurant Magazine.

Syrian food tipped as top restaurant trend for 2017

Syrian food and British charcuterie - including Scottish dried venison products - are among the global food trends tipped for 2017.

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Penny Freeman, 73, said she was fed up of balls crashing into her plants and waiting for the owners to come round to apologise. (Photo:  Penny Freeman/PA Wire)

Granny complains to chief constable over footballs in garden

A grandmother-of-four has complained to her chief constable after police visited to say she should return children’s footballs that were kicked into her garden.

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Workers install stage lighting at the International Exhibition Center in Kiev  during final  preparations for the  (SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

Russia says it won’t broadcast Eurovision Song Contest

Russia’s Channel One says it will not broadcast the Eurovision Song Contest in Russia after Ukraine, which hosts the contest this year, has barred the Russian entrant from traveling to the country.

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Burger King's advert was hijacked by pranksters

Burger King Google Home advert stunt backfires badly

Burger King’s latest advertising stunt is resulting in some less-than-flattering descriptions of its Whopper sandwich.

Police sent to street in Glasgow instead of Aberdeen

Police sent to street in Glasgow instead of Aberdeen

Police officers responding to an attempted supermarket break-in were wrongly sent to a store 150 miles away in Glasgow rather than Aberdeen.

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Buckfast wine is made by monks in Devon. Picture: TSPL.

Buckfast monks ‘should be stripped of charity status’

English monks who produce Buckfast wine should be stripped of their charitable status, campaigners say.

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Gavin Stokes lines up his audacious shot

Is this the fastest goal ever scored in a football match?

A Scottish footballer could be in the running for the world record for the fastest goal ever scored after he lashed an audacious drive past a goalie directly from the kick off.

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