Day: 13 August 2021

Richard Tait details belief in St Mirren squad as he targets another cup run

TWO trips to Hampden last season ultimately ended in bitter disappointment, but for Richard Tait it’s also a source of belief that St Mirren can go one step further. Add in the fact St Johnstone sealed a historic cup double last season and the only question for the Buddies defender is why not the Paisley …

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Callum Booth hails ‘incredible’ St Johnstone performance in Galatasaray loss as focus shifts to LASK

CALLUM Booth hailed St Johnstone’s mighty European shift against Galatasaray as incredible. But he’s wasting no time in turning his focus to the next hurdle in the Perth side’s continental calendar; a European Conference League play-off against LASK. Callum Davidson’s side impressed in the glamour Europa League qualifier against Turkish giants Galatasaray but fell to …

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Aberdeen’s Considine hails ‘outstanding’ Ojo after Pittodrie position change

Funso Ojo had become an enigmatic figure to Aberdeen fans. Rejuvenated and revitalised, the midfielder who had shunned Hibs in  preference to Pittodrie two years ago, appears to have risen from a  football graveyard full of possibilities that went wrong, to have Dons  supporters raving about his performance since manager Stephen Glass  brought him back …

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Nicola Sturgeon slams Afghanistan ‘abandonment’ as country faces ‘tragedy’

NICOLA Sturgeon has condemned the “shameful abandoning” of people in Afghanistan as Taliban forces surge closer to Kabul. Admitting there are no “easy answers”, the First Minister said the world “can’t just turn away”, describing the ongoing crisis as a “tragedy.” Earlier today, Boris Johnson said the sacrifices made by British troops in Afghanistan have …

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William Leiper: Man arrested after Glasgow Househill Park death probe

A MAN has been arrested in connection with the death of another man in Glasgow. Police previously told how the remains of William Leiper, 31, was found in Househill Park in the Pollok area of the city shortly after 7.30am on Wednesday, August 4. An investigation was launched and officers have since confirmed a 40-year-old …

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From free parking to vouchers, retailers call for ‘creative’ help

RETAIL bosses have called on the Scottish Government to “think more creatively and at greater scale” in order to entice shoppers back to city centres. The Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) suggested free parking, an advertising campaign or a high street voucher scheme could be used to boost spending.  It estimated stores have missed out on …

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Plymouth gunman Jake Davison’s victims named including mother Maxine Davison

THE Plymouth mass shooting gunman killed his own mother before taking the life of a three-year-old girl, police have confirmed.  Jake Davison, 22, shot and killed his 51-year-old mother Maxine Davison at her home in Biddick Drive, Plymouth, on Thursday evening.  Devon and Cornwall Police say he went on to kill three-year-old Sophie Martyn outside, …

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Edinburgh TC BioPharm’s Angela Scott in female-powered ranking

TC BioPharm has received the fifth ranking for female led companies in the United Kingdom in a report by JP Morgan Private Bank. The study looked at 33,000 high growth businesses, of which 6,085 were female led or founded, ranking the top 200 of these firms based on growth metrics. Edinburgh-based TC BioPharm has grown …

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Coronavirus Scotland: Teens drive spike in vaccine uptake amid rise in cases

THE number of Covid vaccine first doses being administered in Scotland has nearly doubled after the rollout was extended to younger teens. The latest figures show that 23,635 people in Scotland received their first vaccination in the past week, up from around 12,700 and 14,500 during the previous two weeks. However, the increase in uptake …

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