Day: 1 July 2021

Euro 2020 quarter-final preview: Team news and line up predictions ahead of last eight ties

EURO 2020 sparked into life during the last 16 stage with 29 goals being scored across the eight ties.  There were a number of shocks along the way with the Netherlands, France and Germany all exiting the tournament after poor performances.  Now only eight remain, but who will lift the Henri Delaunay Trophy after the final at …

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Stuart Hogg surprised to be named British & Irish Lions captain

STUART Hogg was surprised, he says, to be named captain of the British & Irish Lions for their first game on South African soil. He should not have been, because his leadership qualities have been increasingly in evidence over the past couple of years, clearly making the Scotland full-back one of the most important and …

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Maldron Hotel to open in Glasgow city centre after £40m investment

A 300-bed hotel will open in Glasgow in early August, creating 80 jobs, following a £40 million investment. Building and interior work has been completed on the new, 12-storey Maldron Hotel, at the junction of Renfrew Street and Renfield Street. The four-star hotel will be operated by The Dalata Group, which describes itself as the …

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Scottish ex-soldier selling rare medal awarded for bravery to raise money for family home

A former soldier is raising money to buy a family home by selling a bravery medal he won for storming an enemy gun position in Iraq. Shaun Garry Jardine, 39, served as a corporal in the King’s Own Scottish Borderers and later the Royal Regiment of Scotland, rising to the rank of warrant officer class …

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Covid UK: Children ‘may need to be vaccinated to reach herd immunity’

Children may need to be vaccinated against Covid-19 so that the UK population can reach herd immunity, according to an adviser to the UK Government’s vaccine taskforce. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has approved the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for use among children aged 12 and over but the Joint Committee on Vaccination …

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