Axel Piper

Axel Piper is a renowned news writer based in Scotland, known for his insightful coverage of all the trending news stories. With his finger on the pulse of Scotland's ever-changing landscape, Axel brings the latest updates and breaking news to readers across the nation. His extensive knowledge of current affairs, combined with his impeccable research skills, allows him to provide accurate and comprehensive reporting on a wide range of topics. From politics to entertainment, sports to technology, Axel's articles are engaging and informative, keeping readers informed and up to date.
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Earlybird Offer for AJ Bell Great Scottish Run Ends Soon

Earlybird Offer for AJ Bell Great Scottish Run Ends Soon

The AJ Bell Great Scottish Run, one of the most popular running events in the UK, is offering a limited-time discount for runners who sign up before Friday 1 March at 10am. The earlybird offer allows participants to save up to £6 on the standard entry fee for the 10k or half marathon races, which will take place on Sunday 6 October 2024 in Glasgow. A Celebration of Running and Glasgow The AJ Bell Great Scottish Run is more than just a running event. It is a celebration of everything that is great about Glasgow: inspiring urban architecture, green spaces,…
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Retired cabbie swaps taxi for Bentley after £1m lottery win

Retired cabbie swaps taxi for Bentley after £1m lottery win

A 73-year-old former taxi driver from Exeter has fulfilled his dream of moving to the Scottish Highlands after winning £1m in the Lotto draw. Steve Glover, who has survived two heart attacks, bought a Bentley and a motorhome with his winnings and plans to invest in some prime Scotch whisky. A lucky break Steve Glover was watching the darts on TV when he decided to check his lottery tickets, which he had bought the night before at his local shop. He was stunned to discover that he had matched five numbers and the bonus ball in the Lotto draw on…
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A Sweet Surprise: How a Coatbridge Shop Became a Star of Cadbury’s Advert

A Sweet Surprise: How a Coatbridge Shop Became a Star of Cadbury’s Advert

A corner shop in Coatbridge has made a splash on the national television as it featured in the latest advert by Cadbury. The shop, which has been in business for over 200 years, was chosen by the chocolate giant to showcase its new campaign. This is the second time the shop has appeared in a Cadbury advert, making it a local celebrity. The Corner Shop with a History The shop, located on Quarry Street, is owned by the McKeown family, who have been running it since 1978. The shop was originally opened in 1819 by a man named John McEwan,…
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Emma Caldwell murder case: Former detective slams ‘shambolic’ investigation

Emma Caldwell murder case: Former detective slams ‘shambolic’ investigation

A former detective who worked on the Emma Caldwell murder case has criticised the police for their ‘shambolic’ handling of the investigation, which led to the wrong suspects being charged and the real killer escaping justice for almost 19 years. Iain Packer found guilty of killing Emma Caldwell in 2005 Iain Packer, 51, was convicted of murdering Emma Caldwell, a 27-year-old sex worker, in a remote woodland near Biggar, South Lanarkshire, in April 2005. He was also found guilty of 32 other charges of rape, sexual assault, and indecent assault against 22 women, many of whom were also sex workers,…
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Glasgow’s Willy Wonka Nightmare: How a Chocolate Event Turned Sour

Glasgow’s Willy Wonka Nightmare: How a Chocolate Event Turned Sour

A chocolate-themed event in Glasgow that promised to be a magical experience for children and adults alike turned out to be a disaster that left many customers angry and disappointed. The Willy’s Chocolate Experience, organised by House of Illuminati, was advertised as an immersive celebration of chocolate inspired by the Warner Bros film Wonka, starring Timothée Chalamet. However, what the attendees found was a poorly decorated warehouse with cheap props, a bouncy castle, and a few jelly beans. Police Called to Shut Down the Event The event, which was scheduled to run on Saturday and Sunday, was cancelled midway through…
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Fife paving boss admits to £20,000 fraud spree

Fife paving boss admits to £20,000 fraud spree

A paving company boss from Fife has pleaded guilty to four charges of fraud, after taking deposits from customers for work he never completed. James Henderson, 58, scammed his victims out of more than £20,000 between July 2021 and September 2022. Victims slam Henderson as a “class A rogue” Henderson, from Kingskettle, Fife, was exposed by Fife Council’s Trading Standards team, who submitted a report to the Procurator Fiscal. He had been due to face trial this month, but admitted to the charges at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court. One of his victims, Lorraine Brown, 60, said Henderson was “so plausible” when…
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How to Save the Roads by Going Green

How to Save the Roads by Going Green

The condition of the roads in the UK is deteriorating due to climate change and budget cuts. Potholes and cracks are becoming more frequent and severe, causing damage to vehicles and increasing the risk of accidents. But there are ways to reduce the impact of driving on the roads and the environment by making small changes to our habits and choices. The Problem of Potholes Potholes are caused by water seeping into the cracks in the road surface and freezing and thawing, which expands and contracts the asphalt. This weakens the road structure and creates holes that can grow larger…
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Family’s agony as two-year-old boy dies in his sleep without any warning

Family’s agony as two-year-old boy dies in his sleep without any warning

A two-year-old boy from Scotland died suddenly in his sleep, leaving his family devastated and heartbroken. The toddler, who was healthy and happy, had no signs of illness or distress before he went to bed on February 23, 2023. A tragic loss The boy’s parents, who live in Glasgow, found him unresponsive in his cot the next morning. They called an ambulance, but paramedics could not revive him. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The boy’s mother, who did not want to be named, said: “He was our world, our everything. He was always smiling and laughing, he loved…
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Degree apprenticeships: a missing link in Scotland’s skills system

Degree apprenticeships: a missing link in Scotland’s skills system

Scotland is facing a skills gap that could hamper its economic growth and competitiveness, according to a new research by the University Vocational Awards Council (UVAC). The study reveals that over a fifth (22%) of the UK’s top 100 universities do not offer degree apprenticeships, a work-based route to higher education that combines academic learning with practical training. What are degree apprenticeships and why do they matter? Degree apprenticeships are a relatively new form of education that allow students to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree while working for an employer. They typically last between three and six years and…
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Scots nurse jailed for sexually abusing patients in hospital

Scots nurse jailed for sexually abusing patients in hospital

A nurse who sexually assaulted four female patients while they were unconscious after surgery has been sentenced to 12 years in prison. Paul Grayson, 51, filmed the victims under their underwear and touched them inappropriately at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield. A ‘horrific breach of trust’ Grayson, who had more than 25 years of experience as a charge nurse, pleaded guilty to 23 offences of voyeurism, sexual assault, taking indecent images of a child and possessing indecent images of children. He also admitted to filming five female colleagues using the toilet at the hospital, and two other young women…
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