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Daily Mail, April 17, 2014

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Mind the Gap at These Stops ; Answers to the Corrsponents [Scot Region]

QUESTION How far is the longest platform-to-platform pedestrian journey between lines at a recognised interchange station?

Psc: The Symptoms and Risks [Scot Region Edition 2]

PRIMARY sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a rare condition affecting the liver. Inflammation and scarring of the bile ducts can lead to liver damage, liver failure and potentially cirrhosis, where normal tissue is replaced by scar tissue (fibrosis).

[Pounds]140m Jail with Trappings of a Five-Star Hotel [Scot Region]

WITH its immaculate interior, state-of-theart gym and sea view, HMP Grampian offers many of the facilities of a five-star hotel. The 40-acre 'super jail', which will house 500 offenders at a cost of [pounds]140million, even boasts AstroTurf pitches for the inmates to play football and other sports.

Mcconnell Offers Ray of Hope to Amateurs ; World of Rugby [Scot Region]

GLASGOW WARRIORS' decision to offer Murray McConnell of Ayr a full-time contract will give renewed hope to Scottish amateur players that the door isn't completely shut on making the step up to the pro ranks. The 21-year-old Ayr scrum-half, who played a couple of trial matches for Glasgow a few years ago, has been training with them on and off this season and sat on the bench against Connacht back in February.

Sacrifice Is Worth It. I Can't Redo 2014 After All! [Scot Region]

FOR most teenagers, the idea of dragging themselves out of bed at 6am to dive into a swimming pool would be interpreted as some kind of joke. For Grace Reid, however, this is just part of the life she loves.

Swimmers Have Real Strength in Depth ; Commonwealth Games S1 Aquatics Team Take Plunge for Gold [Scot Region]

IN terms of numbers, it's the largest aquatics team Scotland will have ever taken to a Commonwealth Games. Of course, some may raise concerns over size dwarfing substance but they need not worry -- in the home nation's ranks stand those capable of greatness. Team Scotland yesterday announced a 40-strong squad for Glasgow 2014, including two divers, at the Tollcross pool that will host the swimming competition in the summer.

Holmes Deal Is Helping to Build a Scots Dream [Scot Region]

TYRONE HOLMES took a significant risk when he signed for Glasgow Warriors last summer after spurning the advances of English Championship clubs. The 12-month deal he secured was less than that being dangled in his direction from clubs down south.

'Saviours' Acted On Self-Interest ; World of Rugby [Scot Region]

THANK goodness a deal has finally been struck for a revamped European Cup. The new set-up may not have been kind to Scotland in that only one club -- Glasgow Warriors next season -- will be given automatic entry but the door is open for Edinburgh to qualify in future by finishing in the top six of the Pro12. There has been so much nonsense talked since the deal was signed -- with commentators south of the border giving full credit to the English Rugby Union for 'saving European Rugby'.

You Did It! ; a Brave New Era Dawns for Hearts Fans After Winning Crucial Fight to Stave Off Liquidationit's a Bright New Dawn [Scot Region]

ANN BUDGE last night hailed a brave new era for Hearts after the Tynecastle club were yesterday saved from the spectre of liquidation. The millionaire grandmother will become Scottish football's first female chair when the club formally exits administration next month.

'No Sense in Pound Plan' [Scot Region]

JOHANN Lamont has attacked Nationalist plans to bid for a sterling zone with the UK, rather than set up their own currency. The Scottish Labour leader said such a move would gift power over monetary policy, interest rates and public spending to a foreign chancellor.

Stick Up for the Poor? Not When They Are This Lazy and Horrible ; Christopher Stevens Last Night's Tv

How To Get A Council House * Ian Hislop's Olden Days *** A WALK through London's streets in Victorian days must have been better than a bumper edition of Britain's Got Talent. City characters thronged the thoroughfares, vying for attention and pennies from passers-by.

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The City Flash Boys Fleeeing Your Pension of Billions

BACK in 2009, the world economy was in a state of deep stagnation, but in the U.S. state of Illinois a small army of 2,000 construction men armed with spades and drills couldn't have been busier. Working in secrecy, they were installing a 827-mile-long underground fibre-optic cable between Chicago and New York. There were already cables linking the two cities, but this one was different.

Forget Food Banks. Why Doesn't the Church Fight the Evil of Welfare Dependency?

HUNDREDS of clergy, including 36 Anglican bishops, have written a letter to the Government calling for urgent action to address hunger among the poor. They describe the sharp increase in the use of food banks as 'terrible'. Their letter comes after similar protests from senior churchmen of all denominations, including the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, who recently criticised the Government's welfare reforms as 'punitive' and 'a disgrace'.

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