How to join Scotland’s landed gentry
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How to join Scotland’s landed gentry

Thousands of people from around the world have become Scottish landowners - and Lairds, Lords and Ladies in the process - thanks to a scheme that combines conservation with satisfying people's interest in Scottish history and culture.

Cops follow dogfight organiser’s tracks

Cops follow dogfight organiser’s tracks

German police hunting organisers of an illegal dog fighting den set up in the cellar of a house have issued an international arrest warrant after the property owner disappeared.

German ship ‘carrying guns for Assad’ stopped

German ship ‘carrying guns for Assad’ stopped

A German freighter thought to be taking Iranian weapons to the Syrian government – in violation of the European embargo - has been stopped. The shipping firm has denied all reports of the ship having arms on board.

British Mini workers in tea break row with BMW

British Mini workers in tea break row with BMW

German bosses at BMW trying to increase efficiency at the Mini factory in Britain have run into opposition from disgruntled workers - after they wanted to shorten tea and toilet breaks.

Chilly sunshine and showers continue

Chilly sunshine and showers continue

The long wait for springtime sunshine looks set to continue, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported on Monday - as cool temperatures and occasional showers will frustrate those hoping to consign their coats to the cupboards.

American tattooist admits Berlin axe killing

American tattooist admits Berlin axe killing

A US tattoo artist who chopped up another tattooist with an axe could be locked up for life as a German court heard on Monday that he killed with "particular savagery."

Cops ‘can’t fit in’ fancy new patrol cars

Cops ‘can’t fit in’ fancy new patrol cars

A German police force that spent €25 million on new sporty cars found that not only was the visibility rubbish for chases - the fancy seats were so narrow the cops could not get in while wearing their guns, truncheons and other equipment.

Kurds try to hijack Rhine pleasure boat

Kurds try to hijack Rhine pleasure boat

Ten members of the Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) attempted to hijack a pleasure boat on the Rhine in Cologne, western Germany, on Sunday, hoping to use loudspeakers to propagate their manifesto.

Vegan sex shop offers responsible romping

Vegan sex shop offers responsible romping

A Berlin sex shop has taken clear-conscience consumerism to an intimate new high, with organic, vegan sex aids.

Parties move to muzzle rebel MPs

Parties move to muzzle rebel MPs

The German parliament is in uproar after three of the major parties unveiled plans to muzzle MPs who do not agree with party policies.

Hitler film writer scripts Kampusch movie

Hitler film writer scripts Kampusch movie

A movie about the eight-year-long kidnap of Natascha Kampusch is to begin shooting next month - based on a screenplay by Bernd Eichinger who wrote “Downfall” about Hitler’s last days.

First Bundesliga win in six games for Gladbach

First Bundesliga win in six games for Gladbach

Borussia Mönchengladbach took a step closer to the Champions League on Sunday with a 3-0 home win over Cologne, who are heading towards a German league relegation play-off.