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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A Divisive Emblem: Glasgow’s Confederate Flag Controversy

A Divisive Emblem: Glasgow’s Confederate Flag Controversy

The Grand Ole Opry’s Flag Debate The Grand Ole Opry in Glasgow has become the epicenter of a heated debate over the use of the Confederate flag. A symbol that has long been associated with the American South’s history of slavery and racism, the flag’s presence has sparked outrage and division within the club’s community. Members are torn between tradition and the growing recognition of the flag’s offensive nature. Emergency Meeting Called In response to the backlash, an emergency general meeting has been scheduled for November 27. The outcome could potentially lead to the flag’s reinstatement as part of a…
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How I conquered my fear of heights at the Bergisel Ski Jump in Innsbruck

How I conquered my fear of heights at the Bergisel Ski Jump in Innsbruck

The Bergisel Ski Jump in Innsbruck, Austria, is not only a world-class sports venue, but also a thrilling attraction for visitors who want to experience the thrill of flying through the air. I decided to challenge myself and try out the ski jump simulator, which lets you feel what it’s like to be a ski jumper without actually jumping. Here’s how it went. The Bergisel Ski Jump: a modern masterpiece The Bergisel Ski Jump is a striking landmark that towers over the city of Innsbruck. It was designed by the famous architect Zaha Hadid, who created a futuristic structure that…
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RNLI rescues 22 people from sinking boat off the coast of Scotland

RNLI rescues 22 people from sinking boat off the coast of Scotland

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has saved 22 people from a boat that was taking on water near the Isle of Skye in Scotland. The incident happened on Sunday, March 3, 2024, around 2:30 pm, when the RNLI received a mayday call from the vessel. The boat was carrying tourists and crew members According to the RNLI, the boat was a passenger vessel that was carrying 19 tourists and three crew members. The boat was on a sightseeing tour around the Isle of Skye, a popular destination for visitors. The boat had left Portree harbour earlier that day and…
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Scots soldier’s tragic death in Iraq sparks calls for inquiry

Scots soldier’s tragic death in Iraq sparks calls for inquiry

A Scottish soldier who died of heatstroke while serving in Iraq has been remembered as a “hero” and a “gentle giant” by his family and friends. Corporal Josh Hoole, 26, collapsed during a fitness test in temperatures of over 40°C in July 2023. His death has raised questions about the adequacy of the training and equipment provided to British troops in hot climates. A loving son, brother and fiancé Corporal Hoole, from Ecclefechan in Dumfries and Galloway, was a member of The Rifles regiment and had served two tours in Afghanistan. He was due to marry his fiancée Rachael McKie…
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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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