Sgt Easton, the driver, was as cool-as-a-cucumber when he broadcast on INTOP1: “We need to close the A1 now: a lorry has just toppled onto my patrol car. And I just polished it yesterday!” I nearly spilt my mug of tea but was quickly reassured when told the BMW was a ‘64 plate! pic.twitter.com/eX6lDJGUXy
Relieved that one of my Road Patrol Sergeants was not seriously injured earlier today on A1 carrying out scene protection after RTCs. Another HGV passing his static location was blown over onto the patrol car! #JobLikeNoOtherpic.twitter.com/BR0eBPvo89
If you’re the kind of person who has a special coffee mug you need to sip from every morning, a specific kind of bean you love, and even a preferred brewing method , then this job is for you. Gevalia Kaffe, a Swedish coffee company, is looking to hire the “king” or “queen” of coffee for a week-long, caffeine-filled adventure in Scotland.
Prof Neil Gemmell speaks to media at Drumnadrochit after spending a year analysing DNA samples from the infamous Scottish lake. Source: 1 NEWS
At a press conference on the shores of Loch Ness, Scotland, DNA scientist Neil Gemmel announced the results of his year-long analysis of what creatures lurk beneath the mysterious seas. NBC’s Kelly Cobiella reports for TODAY.
LONDON, Sept 5 (Reuters) – Scotland’s fabled Loch Ness monster could possibly be a giant eel, scientists said on Thursday after an intensive analysis of traces of DNA in the Loch’s icy waters. The results ruled out the presence of large animals such as dinosaurs, they said. But there was a lot of eel DNA in the Loch, Professor Neil Gemmell, a geneticist from New Zealand’s University of Otago, told reporters. “Eels are very plentiful in the loch system – every single sampling site that we went to pretty much had eels and the sheer volume of it was a bit of a surprise,” Gemmell said. “We can’t exclude the possibility that there’s a giant eel in Loch Ness but we don’t know whether these samples we’ve collected are from a giant beast or just an ordinary one – so there’s still this element of ‘we just don’t know.'”
From the medieval tenements, vennels and wynds of the Old Town to the elegance and grace of the Georgian New Town, Edinburgh thoroughly deserves its reputation as one of the most beautiful and fascinating cities in the world.
Built on a human scale and easily navigated, Edinburgh readily gives up its secrets but has more to offer than just history written in stone. It’s a cosmopolitan city too, with Michelin-starred restaurants, a thriving café culture, vibrant and varied nightlife, great shopping and a strong contemporary arts scene.
Boris Johnson was given a frosty reception as he arrived to meet Scotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, at Bute House in Edinburgh. After booing as he and his entourage entered the building, he left via a back door