Day: 1 August 2021

Gavin Hastings: British & Irish Lions must be brave in team selection for decisive Test

GAVIN Hastings has urged the British & Irish Lions to be brave in their selection and in their game plan for Saturday’s third and decisive Test – otherwise, he fears, they will suffer a slow death at the hands of South Africa. The former Scotland and Lions captain admits to being baffled by the tourists’ …

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Hibs youngster Josh Doig set for big money move after being left out of Motherwell win

JOSH DOIG looks set to make a big-money move down south after being left out of the Hibs squad in the win over Motherwell. The young full-back, 19, was not involved in the squad for the 3-2 comeback win with at least two clubs reportedly in the Premier League and Championship battling for his signature. …

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Manchester United youngster Reece Devine looks ahead to Galatasaray after St Johnstone competitive debut

ST JOHNSTONE defender Reece Devine received plenty of praise from his manager Callum Davidson after his competitive debut at the weekend. And the Manchester United loanee is now looking to kick on even further with a crunch European tie against Galatasaray on the horizon. Saints missed out on all three points on the opening day …

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Blogger Craig Murray was clearly in contempt … but perhaps the SNP will use case to restrict reporting in the future

CRAIG Murray achieved martyrdom, whether by intention or not, but certainly either through wilful ignorance or total recklessness, by providing the alleged “jigsaw” identification giving the identities of the women complainers alleging sexual assault by Alex Salmond. It’s important to stress the difference between English and Scottish law on anonymity in these cases. Well, actually, …

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Ringing the changes through centuries of Olympic highs and lows

Posh people on horses performing pas de basques to Coldplay, pubescent girls winning medals for riding skateboards through a concrete bowl missing only the graffiti, taekwondo competitors dressed as if they’re on bomb disposal duty – the Olympics have certainly changed since the Greeks invented them at Olympia and a French aristocrat reinvented them after …

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Batman: Glasgow George Square webcam shut off during The Flash filming

GLASGOW City Council chiefs turned off a webcam overlooking George Square while filming Batman for the upcoming The Flash movie took place. The Scottish Sun reports that producers are thought to have asked the council for the live stream to be cut in the city centre spot.  Images showing daily activity in George Square have not …

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The remarkable story anti-Nazi resistance fighter Mildred Harnack is finally being fully told

Canongate, £16.99 Review by Fiona Rintoul About halfway through All the Frequent Troubles of our Days, Rebecca Donner’s pacy non-fiction account of the life of the anti-Nazi resistance fighter Mildred Harnack, the author observes that to be an American in Berlin in 1935 was “to turn a blind eye to atrocity”. She’s referring to the …

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Olivier Ntcham completes Celtic exit as he pays tribute to staff, players & fans

OLIVIER NTCHAM has completed his Celtic exit after his “contract came to an end”. The midfielder, who had been vocal about his desire to move on, has left the Hoops after three-and-ahalf years at Parkhead. Ntcham joined Celtic from Manchster City and enjoyed a trophy-laden spell at the club, but spent the later half of …

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Labour and Tories demand Sturgeon gives statement on drugs deaths

OPPONENTS of the SNP have demanded Nicola Sturgeon give an urgent statement on the record levels of drugs deaths in Scotland.  Statistics published on Friday showed that more than 1300 people died last year as a result of drugs – a 5 per cent rise from 2019 and the highest number since records began in 1996.  Angela …

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