Day: 21 August 2021

SFA to defer to legal expert amid Rangers and SPFL row

Football League over the Premiership champions’ refusal to comply with the league’s new sponsors will be settled by the decision of one high-profile legal expert after both parties agreed to abide by his decision. Rangers have refused to provide track-side hoardings, man-of-the-match awards or wear branding on their tops for online used car company cinch, …

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Hamilton 0-2 Kilmarnock: Scott Robinson’s class proves the difference as Killie brush aside Accies

THESE teams were dragged down from the Premiership together but, on this evidence, appear to be going in different directions. Kilmarnock left New Douglas Park with a third league win in a row while Hamilton failed to add to their solitary point as they were brushed aside.  Scott Robinson’s was the man of the hour …

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The Descent, Kristen Stewart, Aliens and John David Washington in the week’s best TV films

Jim Cummings directs, writes and stars in a quirky comedy drama expanded from his award-winning 2016 short film. Police officer Jim Arnaud (Cummings) has a breakdown when his mother dies. A deeply emotional and unconventional eulogy goes viral, forcing Jim’s captain (Bill Wise) to strongly recommend that he take time off work to grieve properly. …

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Gardening with Dave Allan: Sharp ideas from Scotland’s top gardening writer

Our spell-binding display of early summer roses is sadly over so we’ll have to face their ferocious thorns and prune to prepare for next year’s performance. We can always console ourselves with the modern cultivars that keep blooming till the frosts set in as these are pruned in winter. Both these types of rose need …

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‘The Skye Cuillin has captured Simon Ingram’s heart’: Cameron McNeish reviews The Black Ridge

William Collins, £20. Review by Cameron McNeish In 2000 John MacLeod of MacLeod, Chief of the Clan MacLeod put the Cuillin of Skye on the open market at an asking price of £10 million. He never did get a sale. Some said the mountain range was priceless and the more pragmatic reckoned the Cuillin was …

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Travel: Why London’s King’s Cross might have just nailed the future of shopping

There was a time when I would have shuddered at the idea of eating and shopping alone. But as I sit on a minimalist wooden seat at Cafe Bao, in London’s Pancras Square, sinking my teeth into a perfectly plump bun, I’ve never felt less lonely. King’s Cross is buzzing with people – in a …

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Gatehouse of Fleet: Author Harriet Evans on magic of Cardoness caravan park

Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway. Why do you go there? My partner’s family shares a caravan in a beautiful spot just down the road. It’s in an ancient estate by Cardoness Castle on the sea overlooking Fleet Bay, with caravans dotted throughout the estate, and any number of hidden coves and rocks to climb. …

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TV: Ruby Wax takes a look back at her iconic celebrity interviews

In When Ruby Wax Met… the star takes a look back at her iconic celebrity interviews – and it’s a fascinating watch, as Georgia Humphreys discovers. Ruby Wax became known for the Nineties series Ruby Wax Meets, in which she travelled across the globe to film off-the-wall segments with various public figures, such as Baywatch …

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Miles Jupp on home-schooling his five kids, being posh and why he would love to play a baddie

MILES Jupp sighs at the notion that he’s going to be incessantly questioned on his boarding school experiences and why he’s likely to send his five children to a comprehensive, when we meet to discuss his debut novel, History. “Do you think all the time I’m promoting this book I’m going to have endless conversations …

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