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Amanda Payne

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

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Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 Special

Glasgow - Today, July 23, sees the start of the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow. In temperatures surprisingly warm for the Scottish city, athletes, spectators and citizens have been enjoying the build up to the opening ceremony due to take place this evening.

Scots fan at England v Uruguay goes viral (video)

Glasgow - It was a tense game as England faced Uruguay in the World Cup on Thursday night, with fans across the UK glued to their televisions. Imagine their surprise when one of the supporters wearing blue and white wasn't quite what they expected.

See London from a different angle Special

London - London is a magnet for tourists from all over the world. With its mix of ancient and modern, the vibrant capital has so much to offer but can be expensive. Here's a cheap way to see some of the best sights by air and water.

Scottish firefighters save Glasgow School of Art

Glasgow - The quick response of the fire service, arriving within four minutes of the first call to the emergency services, has meant they were able to save more of the Glasgow School of Art building than had been thought possible.

Glasgow School of Art catches fire Special

Glasgow - The iconic Glasgow School of Art building, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh is in flames, with a column of smoke visible from across the city.

Tibetan tranquility in the Scottish Borders Special

Eskdalemuir - Tucked away amongst the mountains and forest of the Scottish Borders is a haven of peace and tranquility known as the Kagyu Samye Ling, a Tibetan Monastery where visitors are welcome to come and enjoy the facilities and take part in activities.

Review: Glasgow Botanic Gardens Special

Glasgow - Glasgow will be filled with visitors this summer for the Commonwealth Games 2014, but what if you are not a sports fan and want to enjoy other aspects of the city? Glasgow translates loosely from the Gaelic as "dear green place" for a very good reason.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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