Day: 26 June 2021

Italy 2-1 Austria: Roberto Mancini’s men squeeze past spirited Austrians

ITALY squeezed their way past Austria at Wembley last night to tee up a quarter-final with the winners of tonight’s clash between Belgium and Portugal after seeing off a spirited performance from Franco Foda’s men. Roberto Mancini’s side had won many admirers for the manner in which they gracefully waltzed through the group stages, winning …

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Motherwell chief calls for action to protect Scottish players being poached by English clubs

England’s biggest clubs, their coffers bloated by billions in broadcast deals, are preparing to buy up the best young schoolboys in Scotland after Brexit legislation put an end to their policy of doing that with the best kids in Europe. Now that the UK has finally left the EU, from January onwards the Premier League …

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British & Irish Lions: Adam Beard and Josh Navidi drafted into squad

ALUN WYN JONES and Justin Tipuric have been replaced by fellow Welshmen Adam Beard and Josh Navidi in the Lions squad which will fly out to South Africa this evening. Meanwhile, Irish scrum-half Conor Murray has taken over captaincy of the squad from Jones.  Both Jones and Tipuric picked up shoulder injuries during yesterday’s 28-10 …

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Coronavirus Scotland: 2,836 new Covid cases in 24 hours and 3 deaths

There have been 2,836 new cases of Covid-19 reported in Scotland in the past 24 hours.  According to Scottish Government statistics, there have been 3 deaths in the same period.  Of the 33,569 new tests for Covid-19 reported results – 8.9% were positive. READ MORE: What are the symptoms for the Delta Covid variant and how do they differ? Yesterday, 1,747 new …

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SNP claim Boris Johnson risks jeopardising public health measures by clinging on to Matt Hancock

The SNP has claimed that Boris Johnson “risks jeopardising vital public health measures” by retaining Matt Hancock as Health Secretary. The party has called for Mr Hancock to resign after he was caught kissing a close aide in breach of coronavirus restrictions. A video of Mr Hancock in an embrace with Gina Coladangelo was published …

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Rangers unveil gold-themed kit for new season

RANGERS have unveiled their home kit for the 2021/22 campaign featuring a ‘limited edition’ badge to commemorate the club’s 150-year anniversary. The design, described by manufacturer Castore as ‘retro-inspired’, features a plain blue top with a white collar and trim, white pinstripes with the kit logo, the badge and the sponsor appearing in gold lettering. READ …

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Matt Hancock faces calls to resign amid warning affair could undermine efforts against Covid

Pressure is mounting on Matt Hancock to resign after the Health Secretary was caught kissing a close aide in breach of coronavirus restrictions. His breach of social distancing guidance when he kissed an aide could damage government messaging on fighting the virus according to campaigners. A video of Mr Hancock in an embrace with Gina Coladangelo …

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Broxmouth Hillfort: Study reveals clues ancient people kept loved-ones mundane keepsakes

They were a people who lived almost two thousand years ago, who would have been on nodding terms with the legions of Roman Britian and who may have decorated their homes with the severed limbs and heads of their enemies.  Yet despite the gulf of time and taste in interior decoration which separates the ancient inhabitants of Scotland and its modern population today, it appears that …

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