Day: 11 July 2021

England fans attempt to breach Wembley in chaotic scenes before Euro final

Ticketless fans managed to breach security at Wembley Stadium to get into England’s historic Euro 2020 final. Security and police are working to remove anyone who made it inside without a ticket, for a match which saw England take an early lead in their bid to be crowned champions of Europe. The security breach was …

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Covid Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon told to end quarantine for amber list travel

AVIATION bosses have penned a letter to Nicola Sturgeon urging the First Minister to match the rules in England for quarantine-free travel from amber-list countries. From July 19, travellers from amber-list nations who have had both doses of the coronavirus vaccine will not have to self-isolate if they return to England. CEOs from AGS Airports …

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Coronavirus Scotland: SNP told to draw up ‘ambitious’ long Covid strategy

DEMANDS have been made for an “ambitious and forward-looking plan” to treat thousands suffering with long Covid in Scotland. It has been estimated that up to 80,000 people in Scotland have experienced long Covid – with Office for National Statistics (ONS) data suggesting one in seven continue to experience Covid symptoms for more than 12 …

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Finance chiefs’ pay could depend on meeting diversity targets

Senior managers across the financial sector could have their pay linked to progress on workforce diversity and inclusion (D&I) targets under proposals put forth by UK financial watchdogs. In a discussion paper jointly published yesterday by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the Bank of England (BoE) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), the authorities said …

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Diary of a breakup: Rosemary Goring reviews Anne Theroux’s hurt-filled memoir

Icon, £12.99 Review by Rosemary Goring In an interview, long after he and his first wife Anne broke up, Paul Theroux reflected that “Writers choose their wives. They choose them for certain purposes. They need a specific kind of woman – protective and self-sacrificing types … What they want is a secretary, mother, a guardian …

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Watch live: Virgin Galactic launch: Richard Branson set for first space flight

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Humza Yousaf denies scaling back Test and Protect scripts down to ‘malicious reasons’

SCOTLAND’S Health Secretary has denied that contact tracers no longer asking those who have tested positive for Covid if they have been to pubs, shops or sporting events is down to “malicious reasons”. Humza Yousaf has confirmed that once extra staff are on board, Scotland’s Test and Protect system will be able to handle 5,000 …

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Coronavirus Scotland: 2,048 new Covid cases in 24 hours and no new deaths

There have been 2,048 new cases of Covid-19 reported in Scotland in the past 24 hours.  According to Scottish Government statistics, there has been no new new death in the same period.  Of the 20,242 new tests for Covid-19 reported results – 11.2% were positive. READ MORE: What are the symptoms for the Delta Covid variant and how do they differ? 40 people …

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Celtic great and Lisbon Lion Charlie Gallagher dies aged 80

Lisbon Lion and Celtic legend Charlie Gallagher has died aged 80. Glasgow-born Gallagher was part of the famous 1967 Lisbon Lions team and made 171 appearances for Celtic and won three league titles, a Scottish Cup and a League Cup. He scored 32 goals for the club. Everyone at Celtic Football Club is extremely saddened at the death …

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Coronavirus: Scotland ‘past the worst’ of Covid surge but ‘cautious’ easing plan to remain

HUMZA Yousaf has stressed that Scotland is “past the worst” in a surge of new cases of Covid-19 – but waned caution is still needed in lifting remaining restrictions. On Tuesday, Nicola Sturgeon will confirm the Scottish Government’s plans to move Scotland to level 0 on July 19 when social distancing rules could be axed …

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