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Darren Brown

Citizen based in Dunfermline, United Kingdom, United Kingdom. Joined on Feb 18, 2012



'Dying' Lockerbie bomber celebrates 60th birthday with friends

Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi celebrated his 60th birthday yesterday, despite being freed from prison on compassionate ground 3 years ago, claiming he had only months to live.

Habitable planets like Earth 'now in the billions'

An international team of astronomers have discovered "billions of planets" not much bigger than Earth and have the potential to sustain life, BBC News reports.

Pandas ready to mate, says experts

Edinburgh - Official experts have predicted that Tian Tian, one of the giant pandas at Edinburgh zoo will be ready to mate next week, BBC News reports.

Hospital uses loudspeakers to deter smokers

Larbert - Smokers who choose to spark up outside Forth Valley Royal Hospital near Larbert will trigger and alert which will result in a loudspeaker telling them to stop smoking.

PM Cameron accuses UK minister of 'dithering' over independence

PM David Cameron has accused the First Minister of "dithering" over the independence referendum, and mocked him openly, claiming: "I thought we were watching the movie Braveheart, but it turns out it is the Chicken Run"

Space probe finds hints of ice on Mercury

Scientists analysing data from a space probe that took pictures of Mercury have announced that they have discovered what appears to be ice on the closest planet to the sun.

Security costs for 2014 Commonwealth Games a 'real risk'

Glasgow - Public spending watchdog Audit Scotland has announced concerns over the security costs of the Commonwealth Games, to be held in Glasgow 2014.

Racist attack on 12-year-old strikes Edinburgh

Edinburgh - A gang of girls between the ages of 12 and 16 took turns to kick a young Asian girl in the head, reports Deadline News Agency.

Aberdonian man jailed for 72,344 images of child pornography

Aberdeen - Ross Masson is to be jailed after pleading guilty at the High Court in Edinburgh after a tip-off revealed 72,344 images of child pornography in his possession.

Anthropologists shed light on the evolution of walking upright

A team from the University of Cambridge and Kyoto University in Japan have unveiled why they believe man evolved to walk upright.

Orkney and Shetland put up brave stand against Independence

The Orkney and Shetland islands, just North of Scotland, have put up a brave front against the SNP, claiming that they will decide whether or not to join an independent Scotland.

Scottish Fencing squad for UK School Games announced

The UK School Games, sponsored by Sainsbury's, is taking place in London near the Olympic Park on May 7 and May 8 this year.

Mother-of-one wants bionic arm replacement

Nicola Wilding, a 35 year old mother of one, has announced that she wants her 'useless' right arm replaced with a bionic prosthetic, reports The Independent.

Dunfermline fencers to carry Olympic Torch Special

Dunfermline - Callum O'Donnell from West Fife Fencing club is to carry the Olympic torch through Maybole (South of Ayr) on June 8. Ken Rose, founder of West Fife Fencing Club and well renowned coach is also carrying the olympic torch through Cupar on June 12.

Rihanna defends against criticism over working with Chris Brown

Rihanna has defended herself against criticism over her recent collaboration with Chris Brown, three years after he was convicted of attacking her.

Scottish Independence could be implemented by 2016

Senior Scottish Government Minister and Education Secretary for Scotland Mike Russell has claimed that in the event of Scottish independence, an agreement for the devolution of power could come within 12 months, reports BBC News.

Ancient fossils uncovered in China hint to human lineage

New fossils unearthed in China hint at a previously unknown human lineage from nearly 15000 years ago, BBC news reports.

Scottish unemployment rises by 6,000

The unemployment rate in Scotland has risen by a figure of 6,000 in three months to the end of January, according to new figures released by the Office of National Statistics.

Crown Office facing prosecution over Lockerbie bomber documents

Lockerbie - The Crown Office in the United Kingdom is being pressured to hand over key documents about the Lockerbie bombing, and may face prosecution over the delays.

57-year-old man admits to raping girls 20 years ago

Glasgow - David McCallum, a father of three, has admitted at the High Court in Glasgow that he is guilty of raping three girls when they were aged between 9 and 12, twenty years ago.
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