Day: 14 September 2021

Edinburgh’s Savala admits ribbing team-mate Schoeman after Australia win over South Africa

AUSTRALIAN-born stand-off Charlie Savala enjoyed giving South African-born prop Pierre Schoeman a bit of stick at Edinburgh training after his homeland secured a famous victory over the Lions-conquering world champions in the Rugby Championship on Saturday. Both men have set their sights on representing Scotland in the future, but that doesn’t mean they have forgotten …

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Aberdeen, Dundee & Edinburgh clubs commission ‘strategic & holistic’ review of SPFL

FIVE member clubs have commissioned an independent ‘strategic and holistic’ review of the SPFL. Aberdeen, Dundee, Dundee United, Hearts and Hibs have worked, with the endorsement of the SPFL, to launch the report which will focus on “identifying ways of unlocking significant additional revenues for the benefit of all in professional Scottish club football”. Deloitte’s …

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Treasury told to give Scotland ‘every penny it is owed’ ahead of planned tax rise

SCOTLAND must receive “every penny” of additional funds raised as a result of a national insurance hike, an SNP MP has urged. Alison Thewliss, who represents Glasgow Central, said her party was seeking “urgent” clarification from the Treasury over exactly how much Holyrood will receive if MPs vote through proposals to raise the level of …

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Nicki Minaj offers Boris Johnson her portfolio after Covid press conference remarks

Superstar Nicki Minaj has offered to send the Prime Minister her portfolio after he said he was “not familiar” with her work.  Mr Johnson was speaking at this afternoon’s coronavirus press conference when he was asked about comments made by the rapper regarding the vaccine. Ms Minaj has previously tweetedthat she is unvaccinated, and claimed a …

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Mary Contini’s recipe: Griddled bass with tomato and basil sauce

Our fishermen are working flat out to bring fresh Scottish fish to our tables. Brexit has shaken up the markets, but one benefit is there is more choice locally on fishmongers’ slabs. Look out for amazing line caught sea bass and halibut being landed in the north…the flavour is light years away from farmed and …

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Chris Whitty: Anti-vaxxers have strange beliefs and should be ashamed

ENGLAND’S Chief Medical Officer has said those who seek to discourage others from getting vaccinated should be “ashamed” of themselves. Speaking at a Downing Street press conference this afternoon, alongside Boris Johnson, Professor Chris Whitty said there were “a number of myths” flying around about vaccines which were simply untrue. He had been asked about a …

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Covid survivor takes on Kiltwalk as a thank you to medics who saved him

DAVID O’Hare will be pulling on this walking boots in two week’s time to join thousands of people setting off on this year’s Scotland’s Kiltwalk. And while he could have been forgiven for sitting this one out, he is determined to complete the Wee Wander 3.5miles event to raise money for a hospital unit which …

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Sturgeon gives ‘wrong pre-scripted answer’ to SNP MSP’s question

NICOLA Sturgeon has been accused of giving the “wrong pre-scripted answer” to a question from one of her own backbenchers for the second time in a week. Scottish Conservative MSP Stephen Kerr raised a point of order in Holyrood following the apparent mistake.  It came after Ms Sturgeon responded to a question from SNP MSP Stuart …

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