Day: 29 June 2021

UK’s top judge calls Scottish Government argument ‘completely meaningless’

THE Scottish Government’s top law officer was accused of advancing a “completely meaningless” argument to the UK’s highest court by its most senior judge. Supreme Court president Lord Reed also told counsel for the Lord Advocate that the way two recent Holyrood bills had been drafted would “guarantee” legal uncertainty. Lord Reed said the approach …

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Nicola Sturgeon: Old Firm and Scotland fans treated the same over Covid rules

Nicola Sturgeon has denied claims her Government took a lenient approach to Scotland fans ahead of the Tartan Army’s trip to Wembley earlier this month. She said the demands on the Tartan Army and Rangers supporters who celebrated their team’s Scottish Premiership title win in May were exactly the same. But despite admitting the fans that travelled to London …

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House price Scotland: Average price of property in Scotland climbs to almost £200,000

The average price of a house in Scotland has risen to almost £200,000, according to the latest official data.  Registers of Scotland figures have revealed that house prices have risen by 6.7 per cent in the past 12 months, meaning an average residential property is now worth £194,100. The price has almost doubled in the past …

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Former Rangers defender Frank De Boer quits Netherlands job after Euro 2020

Frank De Boer has stood down as Holland head coach after a disappointing showing at Euro 2020. The Dutch were knocked out at the last-16 stage by the Czech Republic on Sunday, and the national federation (KNVB) confirmed on Tuesday he had left by mutual consent. It added that a quarter-final place was a requirement …

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Tokyo Olympics: Andy Butchart may be stripped of British athletics team spot hours after making the cut

Andy Butchart may be stripped of his spot in the British athletics team for the Tokyo Olympics after the Scottish record holder in the men’s 5000 metres was caught up in allegations that he falsified a Covid test result to allow him to board an international flight to return to the UK. The 29-year-old from …

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Lions: Scrum-half Conor Murray knows he cannot take the No 9 jersey for granted

TRADITION has it that the Lions captaincy goes to someone who is guaranteed his place in the Test team. But that tradition is as honoured in the breach as in the observance, and Conor Murray, for one, believes there is no way he can take the No 9 jersey for granted. Ireland scrum-half Murray was …

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Andy Murray battled back from a nerve-jangling career-first to make winning return at Wimbledon

RELIEVED Andy Murray admits he battled back from a nerve-jangling career-first experience to make a winning return at Wimbledon for the first time in four years. Taking to the SW19 courts for the first time since losing in the 2017 quarter-finals, the two-time champion rolled back the years he toppled Nikoloz Basilashvili in four sets. …

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Covid Scotland: Scottish Government confirms more than 3,000 new cases

More than 3,000 new cases of cornavirus have been recorded in Scotland during the past 24 hours Scottish Government figures have confirmed that 3,118 new infections have been identified since Monday. One new death of someone who tested positive for the virus within the past 28 day was also recorded, taking the toll when counting …

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Airports ‘constantly complaining’ about Scottish Government, UK transport minister claims

THE TRANSPORT secretary has accused the Scottish Government of making it harder for airlines during the pandemic. Grant Shapps, speaking to an SNP MP, said he was inundated with calls from airports complaining about Holyrood decisions. Gavin Newlands, the MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, had been asking about support for the travel and aviation …

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