Day: 28 June 2021

Nicola Sturgeon’s Covid warning in full as Scotland hits record daily cases

NICOLA Sturgeon has warned people in Scotland they face a “crucial time” to “avoid the virus running ahead of the vaccine”. It comes as Scotland records it’s highest ever number of daily cases. Here is the First Minister’s unscheduled Covid announcement in full: “We’re seeing a steep rise in Covid cases in Scotland right now, …

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Nicola Sturgeon gives unscheduled Covid statement as Scotland’s cases at all-time high

NICOLA Sturgeon has urged people in Scotland to take “extra caution” as the country records its highest every number of daily cases. On Monday, it was revealed 3,285 had reported positive tests overnight for Covid-19. This beats the previous record of 2999 new cases on Thursday, which topped the largest number of 2,969 recorded on the …

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Michael Gove ridicules SNP’s Ian Blackford’s independence faith

MICHAEL Gove has poked fun at the SNP’s Westminster leader for his unwavering support for Scottish independence. The Cabinet Office Minister was speaking to journalists during a visit to Aberdeen. He was asked about calls from the SNP for an independent investigation to take place into the fallout of the Matt Hancock affair – with …

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SNP warned to keep Greens ‘at arm’s length’ over economy fears

THE SNP should keep the Scottish Greens “at arm’s length” to protect the economy, Michael Gove has warned. The Cabinet Office Minister has urged Nicola Sturgeon to rule out any formal agreement with the Greens – claiming the party, co-led by Lorna Slater and Patrick Harvie, will put Scotland’s economy under threat. Mr Gove was …

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Matt Hancock Affair: Gove says Boris Johnson right not to sack health secretary

BORIS Johnson did the right thing by not sacking Matt Hancock after evidence of his affair with Gina Coladangelo was revealed, Michael Gove has insisted. Mr Hancock, the former UK Government health secretary, resigned the day after photographs of him kissing his advisor were published by The Sun newspaper. The Prime Minister subsequently claimed, through …

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Michael Gove insists there won’t be a Scottish independence referendum ‘anytime soon’

MICHAEL Gove has stated “we’re not going to have a referendum anytime soon” as he insisted the case for the Union has been boosted by the need for cooperation in rebuilding the economy. The Cabinet office Minister was asked about the likelihood of a re-run of the 2014 independence vote on a visit to Aberdeen. …

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Michael Gove denies Union polling through Covid contract was misuse of public funds

MICHAEL Gove has refuted claims the UK Government misused public funding by polling attitudes to the Union as part of an unlawfully awarded £560,000 Covid-19 contract. The Cabinet Office Minister distanced himself from his department’s decision to extend a contract handed to Public First to “cover qualitative research into EU exit topics and themes, rebuilding the …

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‘Finishing this book laid to rest a lot of ghosts’: Jarred McGinnis on writing The Coward

Jarred McGinnis’s debut novel, The Coward, charts a young man’s journey following a devastating car crash. Suddenly reliant on a “giant roller skate”, he faces up to his traumatic past and uncertain future, navigating wrecked relationships and inaccessible streetscapes along the way. “What’s worse than being in wheelchair? Being a f***-up in a wheelchair,” declares …

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Aberdeen sign US international Christian Ramirez from Houston Dynamo

Aberdeen have agreed a deal with American striker Christian Ramirez, subject to securing a visa and passing a medical. The 30-year-old forward, who has two caps for the United States, joins from MLS (Major League Soccer) side Houston Dynamo FC having also featured for Minnesota United and Los Angeles FC. A player with strong physical attributes, Ramirez has several accolades from his time spent in …

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