Day: 12 October 2021

Morne Steyn set to play against Edinburgh after Bulls call-up

VETERAN stand-off Morne Steyn is set to play against Edinburgh on Saturday after being called up at the last minute by the Bulls. The 37-year-old, who scored South Africa’s winning points against the British & Irish Lions in the summer for the second series running, last played two months ago in his country’s Test against …

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Sean McKay: Man arrested in connection with Ayrshire murder

A MAN has been arrested in connection with the murder of an Ayrshire father. Police have revealed that a 38-year-old man has been arrested following a murder enquiry into the death of 23-year-old Mr McKay who was attacked in Dalry on Sunday night.  Earlier today, police announced that a murder inquiry had been launched after the young father was …

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Matt Hancock given United Nations role to help Africa’s Covid recovery

FORMER Health Secretary Matt Hancock has been given a new role with the United Nations. The Tory MP announced on Twitter on Tuesday evening that he will now be appointed as a special representative to the United Nations in a role which will see him focus on helping African countries recover from the coronavirus pandemic. …

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Obituary: Tommy Kirk, Disney child star whose career was derailed by drug issues

Died: September 28, 2021. TOMMY KIRK, who has died aged 79, was a Walt Disney child star who appeared in one of family cinema’s most tear-jerking scenes. In the 1957 coming-of-age movie Old Yeller, he played Travis Coates, a rancher’s son who bravely volunteers to shoot the beloved dog he has taken in as a …

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon named most influential woman in United Kingdom

FIRST Minister Nicola Sturgeon has been named as the UK’s most influential woman according to a new study. The new study by The Body Shop has placed Nicola Sturgeon in 20th place in a list of the world’s most influential woman seeing off the likes of the Queen and movie stars such as Angelina Jolie …

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HMS Shoreham back on the clyde after three year gulf mission

A ROYAL Navy ship has returned to Scotland following the success of a three-year mission. The minehunter HMS Shoreham set off from Scottish shores in 2018 and made a 6,000-mile journey to the Persian Gulf. Now after the lengthy mission, the Sandown Class Mine Counter Measures Vessel was welcomed home in style as water cannons …

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The Responsibility of Love by J David Simons; The Purpose of Power by Alicia Garza; Welcome to Cooper by Tariq Ashkanani: paperback reviews

BackPage Press, £9.99 Tonight, Jake Tully will find out if he’s won a prestigious literary prize, and he’s got a good feeling about it. In his pocket is an excoriating acceptance speech, with which he intends to settle a few scores at the televised ceremony. But before he even gets there, he gashes his hand, …

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