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Amanda Payne

Digital Journalist based in Glasgow, United Kingdom, United Kingdom. Joined on Dec 8, 2011
Expertise in Women's health, Ethnic cultures, Environment & green living, Health, Travel


Glasgow 2014: Demolition cancelled following protests

Glasgow - It must have seemed like a good idea to the organisers of this year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, but the demolition of five tower blocks as part of the opening ceremony has been cancelled following protests.
In the Media by Amanda Payne

Protest over bird of prey deaths in Scotland

Inverness - A protest took place today, April 12, in Inverness over the deaths of 19 birds of prey in the region. Twelve have been confirmed to have been poisoned.
In the Media by Amanda Payne - 2 comments

The Kelpies sculpture in Scotland close to completion

Falkirk - An incredible monument to the use of horse power in Scotland's past is nearing completion on the Forth and Clyde canal near Falkirk.
In the Media by Amanda Payne - 2 comments

Commonwealth Games 2014: opening ceremony with a difference

Glasgow - As the city of Glasgow in Scotland prepares to host the Commonwealth Games this summer, an unusual start to the opening ceremony has been announced today April 3.
In the Media by Amanda Payne

Purple Day raises Epilepsy awareness Special

Social media has been overtaken by the colour purple today, March 26, to raise awareness about epilepsy and how it affects the lives of sufferers and their family and friends.
Digital Journal Report by Amanda Payne - 1 comment

Canary Island of El Hierro on the move again

Seismic activity has suddenly increased again over the past few days on the small island of El Hierro, part of the Canary Island archipelago.
In the Media by Amanda Payne - 2 comments

Young contestant on Spain's 'The Voice' dies

Valencia - Iraila la Torre, just 11 years old, was a contestant on 'La Voz Kids' in Spain despite having suffered from cancer for several years.
In the Media by Amanda Payne - 1 comment

Scotland Referendum leads to business rethink

Glasgow - The looming Referendum on whether Scotland should become an independent country is already having a knock on effect, months before the vote takes place, with businesses rethinking their plans for their future in Scotland.
In the Media by Amanda Payne

Update: Tokwe Mukorsi dam in Zimbabwe

Masvingo - Digital Journal has been following closely events surrounding the Tokwe Mukorsi dam in the Masvingo Province of Zimbabwe.
In the Media by Amanda Payne - 4 comments

Spain searches for the body of Miguel de Cervantes

Madrid - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, author of Spain's most famous novel 'Don Quixote,' died a poor man despite the huge success of the work and was buried in a convent in Madrid.
In the Media by Amanda Payne - 1 comment

Report: Glasgow helicopter tragedy, engines 'flamed out'

Glasgow - A report from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch says that both engines "flamed out" on the helicopter that crashed into The Clutha bar in Glasgow on November 29, 2013.
In the Media by Amanda Payne

Water gushes over crumbling dam wall in Zimbabwe

Masvingo - A new dam being built on the Tokwe river in the Masvingo area of Zimbabwe is close to bursting as water from heavy rains is finding its way through gaps in the uncompleted dam wall.
In the Media by Amanda Payne - 5 comments

Video: The tale of the wild haggis

Just in time for Burns Night, a video appeared of the legendary wild haggis of Scotland. Almost as famous as the Loch Ness Monster, the wee beasties are very difficult to find.
In the Media by Amanda Payne - 4 comments

Zimbabwean skier in Winter Olympics

The land-locked and very warm African country of Zimbabwe may not be the first place that springs to mind when you think of the Winter Olympics, but one young man is about to show that sport of all kinds is an important feature of Zimbabwean life.
In the Media by Amanda Payne - 2 comments

Earthquake measuring 5.1 hits Canary Islands

An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale hit the small Canary Island of El Hierro just before 6 pm local time on Friday Dec 27. Tremors were felt across all of the Canary Islands.
In the Media by Amanda Payne - 8 comments

Dutch Prince dies 18 months after avalanche accident

The Hague - Prince Johan Friso of Holland died today Monday August 12. The prince, aged 44, was the younger brother of the new King Willem-Alexander and had been in a coma for 18 months following a skiing accident.
In the Media by Amanda Payne - 1 comment

Human error not to blame for Paris train crash

Paris - Investigators into the high speed train crash that killed six people and injured many more at a station just south of Paris, have discovered what they believe may be the cause of the accident.
In the Media by Amanda Payne - 1 comment

High speed train crashes in France

Paris - A train carrying 385 passengers has crashed at Bretigny-sur-Orge, just south of Paris. The train was travelling at high speed on its way to Limoges when it derailed, crashing into the platform at the station. At least seven people have died.
In the Media by Amanda Payne

Murray wins Wimbledon in three set thriller

London - For 77 years, Britain has been waiting and finally on Centre Court at Wimbledon, today Sunday July 7, Andy Murray gave them what they had longed for, a British Men's Champion.
In the Media by Amanda Payne - 3 comments

Dame Helen Mirren in 'blue' tirade at drummers

London - Well known British actress, Dame Helen Mirren, starring as the Queen in a play called 'The Audience' was not amused when she was interrupted by the sound of drumming coming from the street.
In the Media by Amanda Payne
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