Day: 4 August 2021

Labour leader Keir Starmer backs ‘hard-edged timetable’ to end oil and gas extraction

SIR Keir Starmer has backed a “hard-edged timetable” for phasing out the oil and gas industry – but has warned that workers must be put at the heart of transition plans. Plans to form a cooperation agreement between the SNP and the Scottish Greens have been jumped on by the Scottish Conservatives who have claimed …

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Keir Starmer: COP26 success ‘at risk’ by Boris Johnson’s ‘failure of leadership’

SIR Keir Starmer has warned that Boris Johnson’s “failure of leadership” on tackling the climate crisis could put the COP26 global conference at risk of failure. Both Sir Keir and the Prime Minister are visiting Scotland this week ahead of Glasgow hosting the global climate conference in November. The Labour leader has labelled the Glasgow …

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Callum Davidson urges his St Johnstone players to show their double winning belief against Galatasaray

CALLUM DAVIDSON has urged his St Johnstone players to bring back the double winning belief of last season when they take on Galatasaray in the Europa League.  Saints are in Istanbul where they will take on the Turkish giants in the first leg of their third-round qualifying tie at the Fatih Terim Stadium.  Davidson believes …

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Dave King believes Rangers can begin new dominance of Scottish football as he outlines Morelos situation

DAVE KING believes Rangers can motor away from Celtic in the next 12 months to launch a new dominance of Scottish football.  The former Ibrox chairman reckons retaining the title and two Champions League qualifications will catapult the Light Blues to a hugely superior level as their great rivals try to regroup under Ange Postecoglou.  …

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Celtic: Uefa confirm Midtjylland star was eligible to play against Hoops in Champions League

UEFA have confirmed FC Midtyjlland star Juninho WAS eligile to play against Celtic in the Champions League qualifying rounds. The midfielder was prevented from playing for the Danish side against PSV Eindhoven due to a global footballing ban. The Brazilian had been ordered to serve an eight match ban and had only missed two matches …

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Tokyo Olympics: Zoey Clark hopes to emulate Eilidh Doyle’s success by landing 4×400 relay medal

Zoey Clark claims Eilidh Doyle’s retirement has left a massive hole in GB’s 4×400 relay squad but she believes she can emulate her ex-team mate by bringing home an Olympic medal. The 26-year-old Aberdonian already made the podium at worlds and Europeans with the Games the only one missing from her major championship set. Doyle’s …

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Why the Climate Solutions course is a good steer on the road to Net Zero

Action is urgently needed from all sectors to achieve Net Zero and adapt to the impacts of climate change. Local Government is well placed to design and deliver these solutions, and has an essential role to play in not only taking action but also through influence and leadership.  The Improvement Service was established in 2005 …

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Six things British & Irish Lions must do to beat Springboks in third Test

AFTER all the fretting over whether the whole expedition should go ahead in a country being ripped apart by a brutal third wave of the Covid pandemic. After the horse trading over whether it would be better to relocate, postpone or cancel. After the one-sided hit-outs for the Lions against underpowered provincial sides, the gloriously …

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M8 Glasgow crash: Emergency services on scene near Charing Cross

TWO lanes of the busy M8 motorway through Glasgow have been closed while emergency services attend a crash. Eyewitnesses say several fire engines, three ambulances and several police cars are in attendence on the motorway, eastbound, between Anderston and Charing Cross. They claim that traffic is as far back as Govan, with fire crews spotted “using …

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No masks required when Scottish nightclubs open on August 9

The Scottish Government have confirmed that when nightclubs reopen on August 9 after the removal of most coronavirus restrictions clubbers will not be required to wear face coverings. A publication with the new guidance is set to be released in the coming days, more than 500 days since nightclubs across the country closed their doors. …

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