Day: 12 July 2021

St Johnstone striker Stevie May on overdue fan reunion, new shirt number and European football

ST JOHNSTONE will welcome fans to McDiarmid Park for the first time since March last year as the Perth club face off against Preston North End in a pre-season friendly.  The match is sure to be an emotional reunion after Callum Davidson’s team historically landed a cup double last term without any aid from supporters …

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Mark Hateley pinpoints the ‘big error’ Gareth Southgate made during England vs Italy Euro showdown

MARK HATELEY has questioned the management of Gareth Southgate after England’s penalty shootout loss to Italy in the final of the European Championships.  The Three Lions fell at the final hurdle despite taking an early lead in the Wembley showdown and defeat ultimately followed after Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho all missed from …

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Willie Rennie resignation: Who could be the next Scottish LibDem leader?

WILLIE Rennie has announced he is stepping down as leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats after a decade in charge. The North East Fife MSP said it was time for a “fresh face to lead our party forward”.  Mr Rennie, 53, posted a video on Twitter on Monday evening confirming his departure “after 11 elections …

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Cop26: Axon handed £505,000 contract for body-worn police cameras ahead of climate conference

Police Scotland firearms officers will be equipped with the Axon Flex 2 point of view camera ahead of the major climate conference which comes to Glasgow in October and November. Technology firm Axon has been awarded a £505,000 contract by the Scottish Police Authority (SPA) to supply officers with body-worn video (BWV) cameras in time …

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‘Palpable anger’: Glasgow University ‘fire and rehire’ practices condemned

FIRE and rehire practices at the University of Glasgow have been condemned by union leaders. The union Unite has raised concerns that catering outlets on campus were closed and staff made redundant. The union Unite says the new James McCune Smith Building on University Avenue will have its entire catering operations staffed by a new wholly-owned subsidiary …

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Boris Johnson confirms England Covid restrictions to end on July 19

BORIS Johnson has warned the public to expect more Covid deaths as he confirmed all restrictions are to be lifted in England – but insisted “this pandemic is not over”. The Prime Minister confirmed that all legal restrictions are to be lifted south of the border from next Monday, July 19, but the public in …

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Euro 2020 final: WHO condemns ‘devastating’ crowds at Wembley

THE World Health Organisation has condemned the sight of more than 60,000 spectators at last night’s Euro 2020 final in Wembley as “devastating”. In unusually forthright comments from the WHO which usually refrains from remarking on the policies of individual member states, its Covid-19 technical lead Maria Van Kerkhove hit out at the scenes which …

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Covid UK: Take-up of Covid-19 first doses slows as UK nears vaccination ceiling

Take-up of first doses of Covid-19 vaccine is continuing to slow in all four nations of the UK, indicating demand might be nearing a ceiling. In Scotland, daily first doses have fallen from an average of 16,849 two weeks ago to 9,312, with an estimated 88.7% of adults having had one jab. In England, the …

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Galleries: Exhibition of architects’ work goes way beyond mere buildings

There was a point last year when we all saw rather more of our own four walls than we might otherwise have wished. The spur for countless DIY projects, for those with means, lockdown also became a time when the idea of someone else designing one’s space to fit one’s new and suddenly much-altered needs …

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