Day: 11 October 2021

Glasgow Warriors set to bolster squad – but signing won’t be JP du Preez

GLASGOW Warriors are expected to announce the recruitment of a new squad member today, and it will not be giant South African lock JP du Preez, who was linked to the club over the weekend.  While it is entirely possible that 6ft 10ins du Preez will head to Scotstoun when his current deal with Sale …

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Kyle Coetzer goes to bat for Scotland travel funds ahead of T20 World Cup

SCOTLAND’S cricketers must feel like a child sitting in front of a plate of stodge knowing there’s a knickerbocker glory waiting for dessert but only if they can finish their main course first. The Saltires have qualified for the T20 World Cup but must overcome one final but sizable challenge if they are to set …

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Northern Lights could be visible in Scotland as geomagnetic storm to reach Earth

Scotland, the north of England and Northern Ireland could catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights on Monday night as a solar storm is expected to reach Earth. This is thanks to a Coronal Mass Ejection, a massive burst of material from the sun which can cause a phenomenon known as a geomagnetic storm, which …

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Shetland glass art studio, visitor centre launched

AN island glass artist has hailed a new studio and visitor centre after receiving six-figure backing. Founded by Cheryl Jamieson in 2008, Glansin Glass is based in Unst in Shetland and following an extensive package of support from Business Gateway, including help securing funding, the first workshops in the bespoke facility are under way. Ms Jamieson specialises in the design of contemporary fused glass including jewellery, tableware, and art pieces and draws inspiration …

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Obituary: James Brokenshire, Cabinet minister seen as safe pair of hands by successive Tory Prime Ministers

Died: October 7, 2021. JAMES BROKENSHIRE, who has died at the age of 53 after being diagnosed with lung cancer more than three years ago, was a Conservative MP and minister who worked under three prime ministers – David Cameron, Theresa May and Boris Johnson. He was May’s secretary of state for Northern Ireland, from …

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New travel rules: Where can I go on holiday and what countries are on the red list?

On Monday, travel between the UK and several long-haul destinations reopened for international travel, with the number of red list countries being reduced to just seven. The green and amber lists for travel have now been scrapped, but the red list remains for those countries deemed to have high Covid case rates or variants of …

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Covid: Scottish schools set for big step closer to normality

Scottish schools look set to take a big step closer to normality, with draft guidance indicating a raft of Covid restrictions are to be removed following the October holidays. The guidance – a copy of which has been seen by The Herald – states “baseline” mitigations will apply in buildings after pupils return. It means face coverings will not be …

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Coronavirus Scotland: 2,297 new cases and no deaths recorded overnight

The Scottish Government has recorded over 2,200 new coronavirus cases and no deaths in the past 24 hours. According to the latest Scottish Government figures, 2,297 new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in the past 24 hours. No further deaths have been reported of someone who tested positive for the virus over the past …

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SNP ministers criticised for urging ‘anyone with a cervix’ to get a smear test

SNP ministers have been accused of sowing confusion after urging “anyone with a cervix” to get a smear test rather than saying “women”. A Scottish Government information campaign launched today also says “people” are being urged to attend a test, and that “two people” die from cervical cancer every day. It adds: “Cervical screening is offered to …

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