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Aberdeen Uni scientist leads £10.5m project on prostate cancer

An Aberdeen University scientist is to lead a world-wide £10.5 million project using ‘big data’ to answer critical questions about prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer for men in Europe and representing one in ten of all male cancer deaths. Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh recently stripped down to his boxers to expose the naked truth about‘prostate cancer. […]

Irishman Brian O’Callaghan-Westrop dies in Greece wildfires on honeymoon

An Irishman has died while on honeymoon after becoming caught up in wildfires that have swept across Greece. Newly married Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp became separated from his wife Zoe Holohan as they tried to escape the fires in the coastal town of Mati. Zoe Holohan and Brian O‘Callaghan-Westropp on their wedding day. Picture: Handout/PA Wire The pair got married at Clonabreany […]

Man arrested over Orange Walk attack on priest in Glasgow

A man has been arrested after a Catholic priest was allegedly attacked as an Orange Walk passed his Glasgow church. Canon Tom White had been speaking to parishioners outside St Alphonsus Church on 7 July when the incident happened. Police Scotland said a 24-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the alleged assault of a 43-year-old priest. […]

Busy Glasgow street to re-open after Sauchiehall Street fire

A busy city street that has been partly shut since a fire in March is to re-open as demolition work finishes. A cordon was set up on Renfield Street following the fire at Victoria’s Nightclub on Sauchiehall Street in Glasgow on 22 March. The block housing the club was demolished on safety grounds following the blaze. : Glasgow City Council […]

Baggage security set for possible strike at Glasgow Airport

Security workers at Glasgow Airport are to be balloted for possible industrial action in a dispute over pay. Unite is to ballot members working for International Consultants on Targeted Security (ICTS), which provides the baggage screening process for Trans-Atlantic and European flights for airlines including Emirates, American Airlines, Virgin and Thomas Cook. The union said ICTS workers at Glasgow Airport […]

Fife company boss jailed for ‘trading’ images of child abuse

A company boss was yesterday jailed after he admitted amassing a huge cache of child abuse images and “trading” them online with other perverts. David Middlefell-Williams was forced out as managing director of Flintriver – a firm which he founded 18 years ago which provides branding services to councils, universities, law firms and some of Scotland’s most prestigious golf courses […]

Obituary: Sir David Smith, botanist and former Principal of Edinburgh University

Sir David Smith, botanist and educationalist. Born: 21 May 1930 in Port Talbot, Wales. Died: 29 June 2018, aged 88. Sir David Smith, who has died aged 88, was an eminent botanist and educationalist who gained numerous academic distinctions and held several prestigious appointments. Knighted in 1986, between 1987 and 1994 he was Principal of Edinburgh University before becoming President […]