Talk of the town: Rockall hard place for toothache

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EVEN if he’d landed on Britain’s loneliest outpost in rude health, chartered accountant Nick Hancock would have faced a painful experience.

Weather forced the Ratho adventurer to ditch a bid to spend 60 days on Rockall, 260 miles west of the Outer Hebrides.

Now, just three weeks after the aborted attempt, Nick, 38, has undergone emergency dental treatment – something which would have been impossible on the Atlantic islet.

No Fannying around for Irn-Bru this time

COCA-COLA’S idea to splash names across its bottles has proved a huge hit with fizz fans.

Now, Irn-Bru has got in on the act, following up its latest advertising campaign by releasing a limited number of bottles branded “Fanny” – as well as “Senga”, “Rab” and “Tam”.

An AG Barr spokesperson said: “We were inundated with requests for the Fanny bottles to be made so we thought our fans could enjoy a taste of Scotland with Fanny.”

Going swimmingly

THERE’S no-fin like the arrival of a new baby to put a smile on everyone’s face.

While the Duchess of Cambridge prepares to deliver the newest addition to the royal family, spare a thought for staff at Deep Sea World – which has 50 shark pups due to hatch in the coming weeks.

An illuminating idea

BLACKPOOL’S name is going up in lights in the Capital as a new campaign to attract tourists targets Edinburgh.

Canny thinking from marketing chiefs as they look to cash-in on the potentially lucrative just-can’t-wait-any-longer-to-ride-on-a-tram market.