9am Briefing: Ex-Hearts star says Hibs rival trashed his car

FORMER Hearts star Mark de Vries has claimed a Hibs rival trashed his car when an on-field feud boiled over during his time in Edinburgh.

The Dutch striker, who spent three years at the Tynecastle club, lifted the lid on his experiences in the Capital in a frank interview.

He said: "My car was vandalised a number of times. I suspect it was a Hibs player who did it. I will not say who it was, but it was one who I always had trouble with on the field."

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The Dutchman scored four goals against Hibs in his first game in August 2002.

'Incurable' patient should have got all-clear in 1993

A PATIENT who was led to believe he had an incurable brain illness for 15 years could have been given the all-clear in 1993.

The Scottish Public Services Ombudsman said the man, who was treated at the Western General, was told he had a 96 per cent chance of carrying Huntington's disease in 1989.

But despite a new, more accurate genetic test being developed the patient was not re-tested until 2007, when he was found not to be a carrier.

The Ombudsman upheld complaints about the time it has taken NHS Lothian to offer the new test.

Aids centre facing closure

AN AIDS centre opened by Princess Diana is facing closure due to funding cuts.

Milestone House in Edinburgh was among the first in the UK to offer specialised care to people with HIV and Aids.

But the centre, currently housing 14 residents and helping a further 200 people, could be forced to close after the council said the facility may have to find "alternative funding".

SL fined

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STANDARD Life has been fined 2.45 million for misleading customers over a fund sold as a cash product, despite being more than 50 per cent invested in risky mortgage-backed securities.

The Financial Services Authority (FSA) penalty – its first significant fine of 2010 – came after the regulator found "serious systems and controls failings" that led to misleading marketing material for the Edinburgh-based firm's Standard Life Pension Sterling Fund.