Day: 22 September 2021

Hibernian striker Kevin Nisbet set for contract extension at Easter Road

Kevin Nisbet has handed Hibernian a massive boost after indicating he is intent on putting pen to paper on a new contract at the club. The striker’s eagerness to commit himself after initial discussions is perfectly timed ahead of their Premier Sports Cup quarter-final with Dundee United and comes just weeks after Martin Boyle agreed …

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COP26: Rail strike during summit would be ‘humiliation’

Holyrood ministers have been warned they face “international humiliation” if industrial disputes on the railways are not resolved by the time world leaders descend on Glasgow for the global Cop26 climate change summit. Labour transport spokesman Neil Bibby demanded the Scottish Government step in to end trade union action, which has seen train services on …

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Johnson’s climb-down over US trade deal branded ‘utterly farcical’ by Labour

THE UK will not strike a trade deal with the US, Boris Johnson has admitted. Despite saying he was hoping to make a deal on his visit to the US this week, the Prime Minister today acknowledged it would now not be likely. Just hours earlier, Downing Street said that a unilateral agreement was the …

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Warning over domestic and sexual abuse ’emergency’ as courts backlog soars

MSPs have been warned soaring levels of domestic and sexual abuse is “an emergency situation” – amid fears the pandemic has meant victims believe there is “no safety for them in calling the police” to report violence. The alarm was raised during a sobering meeting of Holyrood’s Justice Committee in which politicians heard that more than …

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SNP MP urges Sunak to make use of ‘golden opportunity’ in the energy crisis

THE CHANCELLOR has been challenged by the SNP to use tax from oil and gas firms to shore up struggling families. Stephen Flynn, the party’s business, energy and industrial strategy spokesman, has written to Rishi Sunak saying there is a “golden opportunity” amidst the ongoing fuel crisis. The cost of wholesale gas has risen by …

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Ange Postecoglou vows to block out the noise during Celtic rebuild

Ange Postecoglou is adamant he won’t allow any outside noise to influence how he goes about his Celtic rebuilding job. The manager has been the subject of scrutiny this week after suffering a third defeat in six league games away to Livingston last weekend. However, Postecoglou believes the majority of supporters are mindful of the …

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Blue WKD worth £280,000 stolen from Caledonian Bottlers

Police in Ayrshire have launched an appeal after £280,000 worth of Blue WKD alcohol was stolen during a break-in at Caledonian Bottlers in Cumnock. The break-in, at Caledonian Bottlers in Cumnock Business Park, occurred during the evening of Saturday, 18 September. It is believed that three HGV tractor/trailer units attended the premises in the early …

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Westminster sketch: Plenty of show without Bo-Jo as Red Angela Rayner punches dull Dominic Raab right in the dojo

THE big beasts were all away yesterday, with Bo-Jo most notably prodding Sleepy Joe awake in yonder USA. Perhaps the Prime Minister’s absence accounted for the relatively empty green benches. No show without Paunch. In his place was Dominic Raab, a politician best known for his karate skills. Distinctly diffident, it’s difficult to imagine him …

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