Day: 24 August 2021

Brendan Rodgers set to avoid Celtic or Rangers Euro draw if Glasgow teams progress

BRENDAN RODGERS looks like escaping a potentially incendiary return to Celtic Park in the Europa League group phase. And the former Hoops boss will definitely miss out on taking Leicester City to Ibrox too. Of course, both sides of the Old Firm have still to book their places with Ange Postecoglou taking a 2-0 lead …

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Edinburgh centre Hutchison reveals ‘dark days’ in France almost cost him career

IT WAS the detour that nearly became a dead end. When Cammy Hutchison left Scottish Rugby’s academy system for Stade Nicois, the idea was that he would return home stronger and more experienced thanks to some playing time in the rough and ready world of French rugby. Instead, he came back without a contract, and …

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Rangers confirm positive Covid tests ahead of Alashkert & Celtic clashes

RANGERS have confirmed positive Covid test results have been identified during the club testing schedule. A club statement announced positive tests have been returned with those identified and any close contacts self-isolating. It’s not clear from the statement whether the positive tests have been returned by players or staff at the club. The news is a major …

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Record number of spin doctors hired under Sturgeon as wage bill to top £1m

NICOLA Sturgeon has hired a record number of special advisers, with the wage bill likely to be the highest in the history of the Scottish parliament. The First Minister has appointed 15 special advisers – known as spads – so far, with two advisers now being paid the top wage bracket. Prior to the Holyrood …

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Rangers & St Johnstone Euro ties to be shown live on BBC Scotland

BOTH Rangers and St Johnstone fans will be able to watch their respective side’s European clashes this Thursday on TV after BBC Scotland snapped up the rights. Steven Gerrard’s side travel to Armenia to play Alashkert on Thursday with an earlier kick-off time of 4pm with coverage starting at 3.45. The Light Blues take a …

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Afghanistan: Johnson plea unsuccessful as Pentagon confirms no plan for extension

The withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan is unlikely to be extended after August 31, the Pentagon has confirmed. Joe Biden has no plans to keep troops in the country after next week, despite requests by Boris Johnson and French leader Emanuel Macron. According to the Pentagon, there has been “no change” to the timeline for withdrawal …

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Sturgeon tells Johnson to increase number of Afghan refugees planned for UK resettlement

NICOLA Sturgeon has challenged the Prime Minister to ‘substantially increase’ the number of Afghan refugees the UK will resettle. In a letter to Mr Johnson, sent today, the First Minister said she was concerned by the target figure of 20,000 given by Priti Patel last week. The Home Secretary said the UK would accommodate 5000 …

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MoD contractor faces paying out £1.5m over botched redundancy process at Rosyth Dockyard

A Ministry of Defence contractor could be forced to pay out £1.5 million in compensation following a successful breach of contract claim by former workers of Rosyth Dockyard. A group of 47 ex-employees of MoD contractor Babcock launched a joint legal claim against the firm after being made redundant in 2019. An employment tribunal has …

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