Storm Lee and Simon Cowell are ‘so alike’ says brother

By Christine Lavelle

THE BROTHER of Scottish X Factor hopeful Storm Lee Gardner thinks he and judge Simon Cowell are bound to get along soon because they are “so alike”.

Cowell previously dubbed the 37-year-old singer “so annoying” and has been caught on camera repeatedly rolling his eyes and making fun of Storm Lee’s name.

But – the contestant’s brother Gary said he thinks it is all part of a love-hate relationship between the two.

He said: “Simon says he doesn’t like him and he has criticised my brother’s name a lot, but I think the real problem is they’re so alike. Continue reading


Soldier’s brother “heartbroken” over death

By Cara Sulieman

THE “heartbroken” brother of tragic soldier Christopher O’Kane said that his brother was an “amazing guy” today.

Michael O’Kane, 28, explained how his younger brother had cheated death many times before the accident at the weekend and said his premature death made “no sense”.

And Christopher’s ex-fiancee spoke about how the 26-year-old was dedicated to his family, including his 17-month-old goddaughter.

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Scottish police to use spy planes

By Cara Sulieman

SCOTTISH police forces could soon be using unmanned spy planes to keep tabs on citizens in a bid to crack down on crime.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles have already been trialled by Strathclyde Police who used one in rescue operations in rural Argyll.

And Scotland’s largest police force is keen to be at the forefront of the new technology, which is being looked at by all forces in the UK.

The Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland has joined forces with their English counterpart to form the Unmanned Aerial Systems Steering Group, who meets regularly to discuss the use of the planes, and report to the Home Office.

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It’s not fame or money SuBo craves, it’s love

By Michael MacLeod

LOVELESS singing sensation Susan Boyle fears she will never find a soulmate because men think she is “a freak”.

The Britain’s Got Talent star confessed to her longing for love in a series of 3am phone calls to her brother.

She told sibling Gerry that her West Lothian home feels like a “prison cell” when she has nobody to celebrate with or lean on during down-times.

Speaking in a weekend interview, businessman Gerry, 55, said his superstar sister was left “hurt enormously” by the nickname “Hairy Angel”.

He said: “It’s just all so sad, so sad.
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Brother says SuBo has fame but no fortune, yet

By Michael MacLeod

SUSAN Boyle is still living off a £200 per-week allowance and “hasn’t seen a penny of her fortune” according to her brother.

The singing sensation is thought to be worth millions after her debut album shifted four million copies world-wide in just a month.

But her brother Gerry is urging her to leave her humble council house, fearing thieves are planning a raid when in fact she has “nothing worth stealing.”

His comments came as weekend reports claimed SuBo, 48, had a panic alarm fitted in her home after she found intruders lurking in her garden in the middle of the night.

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Funeral for tragic mum of three

By Cara Sulieman

THE FUNERAL of a mother killed when she was knocked down by her sister-in-law in a car park tragedy will take place on Thursday.

Jackie Monteith, 41, died just over a week ago when she was hit by the Citroen Picasso in the car park of Sainsbury’s superstore at Straiton Park in Midlothian.

Sister-in-law Amanda Wood has just dropped Jackie and her three-year-old granddaughter Reilly off.

She was trying to turn their car round in a disabled parking space when the accident happened.

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