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Sigurdsson closes on Swansea
Tottenham striker Gylfi Sigurdsson is set to sign for Swansea after arriving in south Wales for a medical, according to Sky sources.

Raydara facing Flash test
Mick Halford is hoping to find out more about his promising filly Raydara in Thursday's Jockey Club Of Turkey Silver Flash Stakes at Leopardstown.

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Margaret DJ'ing like a mad ****

Margaret Thatcher's Death Switches up UK Music Charts

Wednesday April 10th 2013
Margaret Thatcher’s Death is set to put The Wizard of Oz music track “Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead” to the top of the UK charts. A number of online petitions and groups which were set up a few years back to get the song to number 1 upon the former prime minister’s death; one Facebook group already had 664 members before her passing and was set up back in July 2007. In addition to this another song has hit the iTunes chart attacking Thatcher, “Tramp The Dirt Down” by Elvis Costello, which is 79th on the chart at the time of writing. There have also been a number of cash-grab attempts upon her death, such as T-Shirts featuring her portrait and the word DEAD underneath. Margaret Thatcher died at the London Ritz...
This didn't really happen.

Man found dead in London actually fell from the sky

Thursday April 25th 2013
The body of a young man was found on a pavement in west London on 9th September last year. Josė Matada died on his 26th Birthday with £1 in his pocket. He had originally come from Mozambique and had also had Botswana currency on his person. He was found at 7.45am just as the BA76 flight from Luanda had passed overhead.Matada had stowed away on the plane and most likely died from lack of oxygen or frostbite, as he had been in the undercarriage with the landing gear, and apparently fell out as the undercarriage had opened to prepare for landing. His body was identified through use of the SIM card in his phone and subsequent contact of a former employer’s number stored on the phone. The wheel recess of the Boeing 777 he stowed away in...
Ken claims to have slept with OVER 9000 women

Ken Barlow arrested on suspicion of Rape

Wednesday May 1st 2013
Actor William Roache has been arrested this morning at his home in Wimslow, Cheshire, for allegedly raping a 15 year old girl from Lancashire. Roache, who has spent the last 53 years playing Ken Barlow on Coronation Street supposedly raped the girl between April and July 1967. Roache recently made his opinions clear on cases such as Jimmy Savile’s Sex abuse alegations, claiming that the victims are being punished for what they have done in their previous lives, but also commented “Paedophilia is absolutely horrendous. Paedophiles should be sought out, rooted out and dealt with”There has no official comment on the allegation from ITV, but they have said that the broadcaster will not be appearing in the soap whilst investigations are...
Real Life She-hulk looked fatter and grumpier.

She-Hulk on the loose at Mcdonalds in York

Wednesday May 8th 2013
Yorkshire Police are currently on the lookout for a woman Dressed like the Incredible Hulk after a 17 year old girl was assaulted and left with a bruised face and black eye outside a McDonald’s restaurant.The Incident happened on Black Street at around 3am on April 26, and the woman suspected of the assault was covered in Green Body Paint and had dyed Red Hair. It is believed she is Caucasian in her late teens/ early 20’s. The victim’s injuries weren’t too severe and she is set to make a full recovery over time.The assault is believed to be unprovoked, if anyone has any information about the incident it can be reported by sending an e-mail to or by calling 101. If anyone does see her, don’t...
Skycig NRG

Are "Energy Cigarettes" the next big thing?

Monday July 8th 2013
The Electronic Cigarette is the latest new craze that's sweeped the nation, an odorless, tobacco free cigarette that uses a battery to create water vapour and give the user the same effects as a run-of-the-mill cigarette. Many people are using at as a way to quit smoking or as a safer alternative. However, a new "E-cig" product has just hit the market with a completely new twist that may see even non-smokers using them on a regular basis.This new product, "NRG" by SKYCIG doesn't contain any ingredients found in traditional cigarettes but instead adds Taurine into the mix, which is often found in energy drinks, known to boost athletic performance and keep you going when you need the energy. Besides being easy to store and use, the NRG...

Yelp Watch out for this Scam Website!

Tuesday October 15th 2013
Review of out for scam website yelp! They post bad reviews about local businesses and then try and get you to pay to get them removed. They added my company to their website and refuse to take the review down even though the review is fake does anyone know what I can do it is really affecting my business? I have found this site dedicated to trying to act against this scam company  

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Drum and Bass Mayhem in Bristol

Friday April 5th 2013
A van driver in Bristol has been banned from driving for a year after driving erratically around the city and being spotted by the police. He wasn’t...

Cameron’s Minimum Alcohol price still in talks

Wednesday March 13th 2013
The prime Minister David Cameron has pledged that he will
put a stop to cheap alcohol being sold in supermarkets, but as of yet has not
commited to...

Two Men convicted for boiling water torture and murder

Thursday February 28th 2013
Two men have been found guilty of the murder of a 70 year old man, torturing  him using boiling water. 25 year old Rocky Curtis, 24 year old Robert...

Unemployment Figures Fall to 2.5M

Wednesday February 20th 2013
The Unemployment total for the UK has fallen to 2.5 million, according to the Office for National Statistics. Over half a million more people are employed...

Edinburgh Pandas may breed soon

Monday February 18th 2013
The Two Giant Pandas at Edinburgh Zoo may be ready to mate
within a month, according to experts. The two pandas, “Sweetie” (Tian Tian) and

Major changes proposed to combat UK obesity

Monday February 18th 2013
Fizzy Drinks should be heavily taxed and adverts for junk
food banished until after 9pm in order to combat obesity, according to The
Academy of Medical...

Edinburgh Features, Competitions & Videos

Fast Forward Your Business - UK Tour (London & Manchester)

Thursday August 16th 2012
Fast Forward Your Business - UK Tour
Roger James Hamilton
September 2012
London & Manchester
What would you give to be amongst a select...
Children's Safety Education Foundation Logo

A child dies every hour of every day in the EU as a result of an injury...

Wednesday June 20th 2012
A child dies every hour of every day in the EU as a result of an injury... Accidents remain one of the biggest single causes of death in the UK for...

Music Video of the week

Friday June 15th 2012
This weeks Music video of the week is My Keepon - Yellow Dancing Toy Robot
A portion of every My Keepon purchase will be used to expand the Keepon Pro...
Rasheda Ali

An evening with Frank Bruno and Muhammad Ali's daughter Rasheda Ali Dinner Event

Monday May 21st 2012
Want to treat your employees/ clients?Well on Monday 4th June Rasheda Ali the daughter of the great Muhammad Ali is flying over to join one of Britain's...
The Prizes!

Featured Competition: Win a Signed Preston North End Shirt!

Wednesday April 25th 2012
Brite-matmousemat are running a superb competition!All you need to do is like their Facebook page, which can be found here, for a chance to win a Preston...
Lionel Richie - Hello

Featured Music Video: Lionel Richie - Hello

Tuesday February 14th 2012
Music Video Of The Week (For Valentines Day)

Edinburgh Sport

Scottish Open 'worked' for McIlroy

Scottish Open 'worked' for McIlroy

Monday July 21st 2014
Open champion Rory McIlroy looks certain to prepare for his Claret Jug defence at Gullane next July.
Hearts secure Sow on two-year deal

Hearts secure Sow on two-year deal

Monday July 21st 2014
Hearts sign 24-year-old Swedish striker Osman Sow on a two-year contract following a trial period.
Raith Rovers recruit defender Perry

Raith Rovers recruit defender Perry

Saturday July 19th 2014
Championship side Raith Rovers add former Rangers defender Ross Perry to the squad at Stark's Park.
Hearts recruit goalkeeper Gallacher

Hearts recruit goalkeeper Gallacher

Friday July 18th 2014
Former Rangers goalkeeper Scott Gallacher signs for Scottish Championship side Hearts on a two-year contract.
Buaben joins Hearts on one-year deal

Buaben joins Hearts on one-year deal

Thursday July 17th 2014
Prince Buaben signs a one-year deal with Hearts and becomes the Tynecastle club's sixth summer signing.
Former Dees chief exec joins Hearts

Former Dees chief exec joins Hearts

Wednesday July 16th 2014
Former Dundee chief executive Scot Gardiner takes up a position at Hearts, replacing David Southern.

Other Edinburgh Headlines

Jawbone Arch removed for repairs

Jawbone Arch removed for repairs

Wednesday July 23rd 2014
Plan to remove the Jawbone Arch from Edinburgh's Meadows before repair work
Man falls 50ft at Arthur's Seat

Man falls 50ft at Arthur's Seat

Wednesday July 23rd 2014
A man is in hospital with head and neck injuries after falling 50ft from Salisbury Crags in Edinburgh.
Parliament denies owning visitor bees

Parliament denies owning visitor bees

Wednesday July 23rd 2014
Officials deny owning a swarm of bees that attached to the Scottish Parliament's former visitors' entrance in Edinburgh.
3.5m country park revamp approved

3.5m country park revamp approved

Wednesday July 23rd 2014
Plans for a multi-million pound redevelopment of Dalkeith Country Park in Midlothian are approved
Orange Order 'pro-UK' march approved

Orange Order 'pro-UK' march approved

Wednesday July 23rd 2014
The Orange Order is given permission to hold a pro-Union march in Edinburgh five days before the Scottish independence referendum.
Edinburgh river body identified

Edinburgh river body identified

Wednesday July 23rd 2014
A man whose body was recovered from the Water of Leith in Edinburgh is identified.