Speeding cyclist dodges death rap after condition emerges

Serious charge against rider The Evening Telegraph and Star Thursday June 7 1894 At Margate Police Court yesterday, Frederick Collings was charged with having caused the death of John Dale by colliding against him with his bicycle. Collings had ridden down a steep hill and as he was crossing the parade the Mr Dale steppedContinue reading “Speeding cyclist dodges death rap after condition emerges”

Gun-toting vicar tackles midnight sex fiend

Cleric catches prowling beast  The Westmorland Gazette November 11 1905 Mary Mead a servant at Blackfordby Vicarage near Leicester and looking up she saw a man standing over her with a lit match. The match burned out and he seized the terrified girl by the arm. “God help me!”, she screamed. And God did comeContinue reading “Gun-toting vicar tackles midnight sex fiend”

Snake charmer and bearded lady fracas

Fighting with snakes and a frying pan lands pair in court The Edinburgh Evening News Monday March 14, 1892 In Shrewsbury Police Court on Saturday bearded lady Madame Polonoski accused snakecharmer Mary Edward of assault. According to Madame Polonoski she was on the stage one night when she accidentally brushed against the dress of MaryContinue reading “Snake charmer and bearded lady fracas”

Mum promises to mete her own punishment after son walks free from court

Western Daily Press Thursday 28 1936 When the magistrates dismissed the summons against a young cyclist  at Bristol Police Court yesterday, his mother, who appeared for him declared: “He is the first of my children to get into trouble. I will give him a hiding when I get home.” Chairman, Mr JP Brazil said: “No,Continue reading “Mum promises to mete her own punishment after son walks free from court”

Aberdeen planning consultancy launches new phase

Aurora Planning sets sights on space and renewable technology infrastructure. Owners of an award-winning planning consultancy have announced a refocus of their activities with sights set firmly on emerging technology and renewables infrastructure. Aurora Planning’s founding directors Maggie Bochel and Pippa Robertson decided on the refocus as they embark on their sixth year in business.Continue reading “Aberdeen planning consultancy launches new phase”

Marketing firm bags 100-plus side hustle clients 

A Rochdale digital marketing agency is celebrating after notching up more than 100 new clients thanks to a side hustle boom.  Kasim Javed, CEO and founder of Creative Marketing (NW) Ltd [pictured] believes the upsurge in home-based entrepreneurs is a direct result of Covid lockdowns and challenging economic times. Kasim said: “Covid-19 and the costContinue reading Marketing firm bags 100-plus side hustle clients 

Around the world in 80 ways

A Mearns travel consultant is taking the tech out of holiday planning by offering a home visiting service. Andy Cromar from Laurencekirk wants to champion people who can’t get online or simply prefer doing business face-to-face. Andy said: “Not so long ago it was normal for a local doctor or insurance agent to visit peopleContinue reading “Around the world in 80 ways”

Pizza and laughs in Aberdeen

Aberdeen’s top funnyman and compere Kenny Luke today announced a night of laughs pizza and drinks at city hotspot the Adams on Holburn street. Kenny said: “This is the first of my comedy nights at the home of Big Manny’s Pizza. “We have an exciting line up of professional comedians ready to roll you intoContinue reading “Pizza and laughs in Aberdeen”

Drainage expert saves Scottish nursery

A Scottish drainage expert has stepped in to save a North Lanarkshire nursery project. The expansion of the Heathery Family Learning Centre set to provide early years education for up to 1140 children was under threat due to continuous water discharge. In September last year councillors were told there was a serious possibility that theContinue reading “Drainage expert saves Scottish nursery”

Flaxman launch album at Drummonds

By Marcus MacBeath Aberdeen band Flaxman launched their new album Lambs at Drummonds on Friday night Easing into the 10-song set with the delicate title track Emma Harkins slowly caught the attention of the audience before Martin Wyllie took to the mic. He set the tone of the rest of the night with his rumblingContinue reading “Flaxman launch album at Drummonds”