Day: 6 July 2021

British & Irish Lions vs Bulls: Game postponed after positive Covid cases

THE Lions’ game against the Bulls on Saturday was postponed last night after four players in the Pretoria-based squad tested positive for Covid-19.  And the South Africa v Georgia international on Friday is now extremely doubtful after players from both camps and officials including Springboks head coach Jacques Nienaber also tested positive. Announcing the postponement, …

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GB News’ Neil Oliver predicts fresh coronavirus lockdown before end of year

NEIL Oliver has said he “firmly predicts” the country will be back in lockdown at some point before the end of the year. The GB News host argued that the UK’s leaders are “addicted to the power” they have had while coronavirus restrictions have been imposed. His comments come despite Boris Johnson announcing the lifting …

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Macallan whisky and Bentley Motors sign luxury brand partnership

The Macallan Estate in Speyside today hosted the launch of the new Hybrid Bentley as the two brands announced a partnership focused on carbon neutrality, the use of sustainable materials and sourcing from local suppliers. The global brand partnership will also lead to the development of “distinctive collaborations”, “immersive experiences and inspirational products that deliver …

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Scotland’s Huw Jones ‘thrilled’ to join English Premiership champions Harlequins just week after Glasgow exit

SCOTLAND centre Huw Jones has joined English Premiership champions Harlequins, just a week after ending his four-year association with Glasgow. The Warriors gave up on their attempts to keep the 27-year-old several months ago when it became clear that he wanted a change, but back then it was understood that he was set to join …

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‘Dark day’ as Patel presents new immigration laws to force boats back from UK waters

PRITI Patel has set out the UK Government’s controversial new laws to tackle illegal immigration and reform the asylum system. The Nationality and Borders Bill, which was laid before the Commons this afternoon, will provide tougher powers to Border force officials, enable the UK to send migrants crossing the Channel back to France or out …

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Alistair Moffat’s gripping thriller plus historical novels by Flora Johnston and Wendy Holden: paperback reviews

(Birlinn, £8.99) The question “What if the Nazis had won the Second World War?” spawned an entire publishing genre, but Moffat shows that there’s life in it yet. With London wiped out by an atomic bomb, Normandy veteran David Erskine battles his way through occupied Scotland at the head of his own tiny Resistance cell, …

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Covid Scotland: Raigmore hospital in ‘code black’ crisis

The biggest hospital in the highlands has been placed in ‘code black’ status due to rising Covid patient admissions and high numbers of staff isolating. NHS Highland said Raigmore hospital had reached capacity and warned that emergency patients would face long waits with all non-urgent elective surgery and most outpatient appointments cancelled. The health board said it had experienced ‘unprecedented …

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Covid: Scotland records six deaths and 2363 new virus cases overnight

Scotland has recorded six deaths of coronavirus patients in the past 24 hours and 2,363 new cases, according to the latest data. The death toll under this daily measure – of people who first tested positive for the virus within the previous 28 days – is now 7,735. The daily test positivity rate is 10.2%, …

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