Day: 29 July 2021

British & Irish Lions: Rassie Erasmus slams Springboks Test referee over ‘comical’ difference in respect shown to teams

RASSIE Erasmus upped the ante in his social media campaign against the match officials in last weekend’s first Test between the Springboks and Lions, by uploading an extraordinary hour-long monologue via the Vimeo video-sharing platform so that he could highlight 30 separate incidents in an attempt to demonstrate that his side was treated unfairly during their 22-17 …

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Aberdeen progress in Europa Conference League despite night to forget in Gothenburg

REGARDLESS of the result it was never going to be a European night in Gothenburg to rival that in 1983 for Aberdeen. But it turned into a much more uncomfortable evening for the Dons as they fell to a 2-0 loss against BK Hacken. The Dons returned to the city of their European Cup Winners’ …

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Jack Ross expresses his delight as Hibs ease past Santa Coloma in the Uefa Conference League

JACK ROSS admitted he was delighted to get the job done as Hibernian booked their place in third round qualifying of the Uefa Conference League with victory over Santa Coloma.  The Edinburgh outfit bounced back from a goal down to defeat the Andorran side 1-2 on the night to register a 1-5 win on aggregate.  …

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Survival still the aim for Callum Davidson as St Johnstone boss previews the new campaign

AFTER St Johnstone’s successes in recent years some may view the Perth club as an undoubted top six club – but for manager Callum Davidson, that is not the case.  Saints dominated the trophies in Scotland last year by landing the Scottish and League Cup crowns.   But for Davidson avoiding relegation will always be the …

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Rishi Sunak defends Universal Credit cut on Scotland visit

THE CHANCELLOR has pointed to Scotland’s important role in rebuilding the UK economy through a green recovery from the pandemic as he insisted the Government is “not done helping people” stay afloat. Rishi Sunak, speaking on a trip north of the border, said the UK Government was still supporting Scots despite the Universal Credit uplift …

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Caring groups to share cash fund to relieve loneliness

Nine groups are to share £1 million funding to help tackle problems of loneliness and isolation during the coronavirus pandemic. The cash, from the Scottish Government, is part of £10 million that has been promised by ministers to support a new five-year plan that is being developed to help tackle such issues. Groups including Glasgow …

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Daughter separated from dying dad due to quarantine hotel ‘hell’

A DAUGHTER stuck in a quarantine hotel while her dad is dying has said the experience is so traumatic she fears being left with PTSD. Claire Herriot travelled from Turkey on Tuesday night to visit her father, Gordon, who is gravely ill in the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. The 39-year-old has been allowed one compassionate …

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Moda Edinburgh Fountainbridge homes milestone

MODA Living and main contractor Robertson have today marked the topping out of the final block in the first phase of its development at Springside in Edinburgh, the brand’s first urban village in the Scottish capital.  On track to complete this autumn, the £215m neighbourhood sits at the heart of the historic Fountainbridge district in Scotland’s capital. …

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Sturgeon told demand for school counselling ‘outstripping supply’

A teacher has told the First Minister how demand for counselling services in schools was “far outstripping supply” as assessments left students “struggling with anxiety and panic attacks”. The private school teacher wrote to the First Minister to highlight their “great concern” about the impact on youngsters after the coronavirus pandemic saw formal exams scrapped …

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