Day: 26 July 2021

Lib Dems accuse PM of ‘penalising’ students in storm over jab certificates

STUDENTS are being penalised for the UK Government’s coronavirus “failures”, the Liberal Democrats have claimed. Boris Johnson is reported to have been furious over the low uptake rates of the Covid vaccine among young people, and was said to have been considering they have two jags before being allowed to return to lecture theatres. The …

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Consumer advice as Tesco Bank makes shock move to shut current accounts

EDINBURGH-based Tesco Bank is to close all of its personal and business current accounts at the end of November after it found that the vast majority of its customers were not using it for their main account. Customers will soon receive a message asking them to withdraw all their money from the accounts before November …

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Tributes to ex-Rangers captain Ally Dawson who has died at the age of 63

FORMER Rangers captain Ally Dawson has died at the age of 63. The club has paid tribute to the man who skippered the team in the early 80s in announcing his sad passing. His  family said: “We will remember the impact he had on our family with affection, inspired by the courage with which he fought …

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Scotland’s summer drownings: How to stay safe while swimming

The waters around Scotland saw far too much tragedy this past weekend – a mother, her son and a friend, lost to drowning near Pulpit Rock on Loch Lomond, an 11-year-old boy, Dean Irvine, drowned after falling into the water at Stonehouse, Lanarkshire, 16-year-old Connor Markward, who died after getting into difficulty in the water at Balloch Castle …

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Galleries: Joan Eardley is being celebrated in a strikingly new way

The ongoing celebrations for the centenary of the brilliant twentieth century painter Joan Eardley gather pace this summer, with galleries up and down the country mounting diverse exhibitions. The Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh, who represented Eardley in her lifetime and beyond, open their major exhibition as part of the Edinburgh Art Festival, and amongst the …

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Ban re-use of McVitie’s factory land demand in bid to save 500 Scots jobs

UNION branches representing almost 80,000 workers across Scotland have signed a joint letter to stop the use of land where the historic McVitie’s factory in Glasgow stands for residential purposes. It demands that Glasgow city councillors “take the necessary steps” to implement the planning embargo should Turkey-owned and UK-based Pladis push ahead with plans to …

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St Johnstone chairman Steve Brown thanks Scottish Government and SFA for Galatasaray exemption

St Johnstone chairman Steve Brown has thanked the Scottish Government and the SFA joint response group for their role in helping the Perth outfit play their Europa League clash against Galatasaray as normal. There were fears that Saints may have to take on the Turkish giants at a neutral venue over two legs due to …

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Sir Chris Hoy, Social Bite Glasgow homeless village bid

GYM operator PureGym is partnering with Scotland-based Social Bite, the social enterprise and charity in a push to raise £1 million and build two new villages for homeless people. Led by 6x Olympic champion and PureGym ambassador Sir Chris Hoy, PureGym’s Scottish gym staff and members will undertake a number of physical challenges in the …

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Cruise ship fans say goodbye to Azamara Quest on Glasgow’s River Clyde

Hundreds of people lined the banks of the River Clyde to bid farewell to a cruise ship moored in Glasgow for over a year. Large crowds watched and waved as the Miami-based Azamara Quest left the city and its pandemic-induced stay and made for the open ocean.  The shp has been in the city’s King George V docks …

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