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Traditional Hogmanay celebrations in Glasgow, Stirling and Edinburgh were cancelled by a combination of 75 mph winds and driving rain. This was the second time that Edinburgh was forced to cancel in three years.

The Edinburgh authorities were criticised for leaving the decision to cancel the £1,75M event until just 90 mins before the scheduled start.

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A new book entitled Dr. Livingstone, I Presume by Clare Pettit suggests that the famous Dr. Livingstone may have converted only one African to Christianity and that he lapsed after only three months. Just by way of a recap, Livingstone:-

  • Was born March 1813 in Blantyre, South Lanarkshire.
  • Was self-educated whilst working in a cotton mill.
  • Suffered an injured left arm following a lion attack.
  • Discovered Victoria Falls.

At death, his body was repatriated to but his heart buried in Africa.

The arrival of a dead swan infected with bird flu at Cellardyke harbour has had an unexpectedly beneficial effect of the local economy and property prices. In the nine months since the dead bird was found house prices in the picturesque Fife fishing village have risen by 30pct.with the intensive publicity seen as the key driver behind the uplift. Property in neighbouring villages such as Crail, Elie and Anstruther have also benefited.

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