Day: 31 July 2021

Christian Doidge wants Hibernian to be the Premiership’s best of the rest

This time last year when Hibernian sat down to vocalise their aims for the campaign ahead, the third place they set their sights on may, to some, have seemed ambitious. Twelve months on, Christian Doidge has confessed a repeat of that is the least they expect. After Thursday’s 5-1 aggregate victory over Santa Coloma in …

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St Johnstone boss Callum Davidson frustrated to not take all three points in Ross County opener

CALLUM DAVIDSON was disappointed to not take all three points as St Johnstone and Ross County shared the spoils in Dingwall yesterday.  The Scottish Premiership duo kicked off their league campaigns with Saints gearing up for the first leg of their Europa League double header against Galatasaray on Thursday.  Davidson’s team had the better of …

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Olympics: What to watch as men’s 100m beckons and Laura Muir makes Tokyo debut

The athletics continues, with the blue riband event, the men’s 100m, seeing a new champion crowned following the retirement of three-time gold medallist, Usain Bolt.  Laura Muir will begin her Olympic campaign in the early hours of tomorrow morning. Having chosen to forego her place in the 800m in order to focus on the 1500m, …

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Helen Campbell: Body found in Moray’s River Findhorn in search for missing woman

A body has been recovered from a river in Moray in the search for a missing woman. Police Scotland have been searching for missing Helen Campbell after she disappeared from Forres on Thursday. However, officers have confirmed the tragic find in River Findhorn just before midday this morning. The 60-year-old’s family have been informed.  A …

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Garden of the week: Drummond Castle Gardens, Muthill, Crieff

With its mix of moorland, farmland and high peaks, the landscape of Perthshire in the epitome of Scotland and amongst the county’s greatest treasures is Drummond Castle, which sits on a rocky outcrop overlooked by Ben Chonzie in the distance. After the drive down the mile-long, beech-lined avenue that leads to the castle, the view …

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Boris Johnson and wife Carrie announce second pregnancy after ‘heartbreaking’ miscarriage

The Prime Minister and his wife are expecting a second child after Carrie Johnson revealed the heartbreak of a miscarriage at the start of the year. In a statement on social media, Ms Johnson said the brother or sister to their first child Wilfred was due to arrive “this Christmas”. The 33-year-old environmental campaigner added: …

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Boris Johnson and wife Carrie announce second pregnancy

Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie have announced they are expecting their second child together.  The Prime Minister’s wife, 33, revealed on Instagram today that she is expecting a December birth. She also shared the news that she suffered a miscarriage at the start of this year that left her ‘heartbroken’. The couple got married …

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Edinburgh woman Gina Ness missing from Broomhouse as police appeal

A WOMAN has been missing from her family in Edinburgh for more than a week, sparking a police appeal for information. Gina Ness, 50, was last seen in the capital’s Broomouse Medway at around 9pm on Thurdsday, July 22.  She was reported missing on July 24 and has not been seen since.  Inspector Keith Forrester said: …

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Checkout: Ees Wyke Country House Hotel, Hawkshead, Cumbria

Built as a Lake District retreat for a Lancashire mill owner in 1742, it was later the childhood holiday home of Beatrix Potter and she returned as an adult, staying here while she edited The Tales of Peter Rabbit. SLEEPING MATTERS Country house-style five-star comfort, with spectacular views of the lush countryside, baby lambs and …

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Gardening with Dave Allan: Dealing with a Scottish heatwave in the garden

Scottish heatwaves are few and far between but erratic weather patterns caused by climate change are making them much more likely. This summer’s hot spell has tested all our gardens: can we and our fellow garden residents keep cool? Do we need to modify the garden to handle the heat? Clearly, direct sun, air temperature, …

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