News archive from 24 August 2015, page 2

Arsenal v Liverpool Premier League betting preview: Under 2.5 goals is the top bet for Emirates Stadium...

Arsenal meet the unbeaten Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium and will no doubt want to erase their supporters' memories of the poor 2-0 loss at the hands of West Ham. The Gunners are favourites at a best price price of 3/4 with Bet365, Betfred,...

Metro, 00:08 in Sport
 

Talks scheduled in attempt to avert tube strike

Last-ditch talks aimed at averting strikes by London Underground workers in a row over plans for an all-night tube service will be held on Monday. Rail union leaders will meet London Underground managers under the chairmanship of the conciliation...

 

Manchester United transfer news: "World record Neymar bid, £95m Gareth Bale offer, Felipe Anderson close,'

There are only nine days remaining of the transfer window, but Manchester United are still intent on wrapping up a few bits of business. And there have been some interesting transfer lines coming out of Old Trafford today, despite Louis van Gaal...

Metro, 00:08 in Sport
 
Sussex v Yorkshire: Champions struggle to breathe life into Hove task

Sussex v Yorkshire: Champions struggle to breathe life into Hove task

THIS was not a day that will live in the memory. The only time spectators were sat on the edge of their seats was when the action began at 2pm after heavy rain, and then only out of necessity as the seats were soaking wet. You could call it “a day for...

 

Serena Williams gears up for Grand Slam bid at US Open by beating Simona Halep to win Western & Southern Open

Defending champion Serena Williams finished her last U.S. Open tune-up in style by beating Romanian third seed Simona Halep 6-3 7-6(5) to win the Western & Southern Open on Sunday. For the top-seeded American, the Cincinnati triumph sent a message...

Daily Mail, 00:12 in Sport
 
Alarm raised over number of pensioners drinking to excess

Alarm raised over number of pensioners drinking to excess

AN ALARMING number of people over the age of 65 are drinking alcohol at unsafe levels, health experts have said after they conducted a study which found one
in five is drinking unhealthy amounts. Experts say the Baby Boomer generation...

 

Escalating child health crisis feared due to lack of school nurses

The nursing union has warned of an escalating health crisis among children due to a lack of school nurses. The Royal College of Nursing said school nurses had a unique opportunity to help improve some of the key issues facing children’s health,...

Guardian, 00:13 in Learning
 
Art review: Empire, Montrose

Art review: Empire, Montrose

TO visit Empire, a group exhibition by members of the Society of Scottish Artists which has been curated by artists Gayle Nelson and Alan Bond, you pass through a pair of blank, unassuming gates in Montrose into an equally unassuming yard. There’s a...

 
Iain Banks ‘had planned to publish his own poetry’

Iain Banks ‘had planned to publish his own poetry’

AUTHOR Iain Banks thought he would have to publish his own poetry himself before he fell ill, according to one of his closest friends. Ken MacLeod said the late writer had described the prospect of a book of poetry as a “vanity project”. Banks...

 

Hearts star claims Jam Tarts can pip Celtic to the Scottish Premiership

While boss Robbie Neilson continues to play down his table-toppers chances of hanging onto that position come next May, Nigerian star Oshaniwa is adamant the Gorgie side possess the hallmarks of champions. The 24-year-old helped Hearts to their fifth...

 
Edinburgh ‘festival tax’ in the pipeline

Edinburgh ‘festival tax’ in the pipeline

THE councillor responsible for Edinburgh's festivals has said a new tax-raising system will have to be introduced to maintain their funding levels. Richard Lewis, Edinburgh City Council’s culture leader, said there was a definite “need” for an...

Scotsman, 00:16 in Politics
 

Mulgrew is adamant Celtic will silence Malmo on the pitch

Swedish keeper Johan Wiland launched an astonishing rant after the first leg of their Champions League play-off at Parkhead, branding Celtic's players “pigs” and calling Leigh Griffiths a “brat”. And team-mate Rasmus Bengtsson also accused Celtic of...

 
Alex Salmond brands Nick Robinson ‘a disgrace’

Alex Salmond brands Nick Robinson ‘a disgrace’

ALEX Salmond has hit back at BBC broadcaster Nick Robinson's "ludicrous" comparison between Vladimir's Putin's Russia and demonstrations staged by Nationalists during the referendum campaign. The former First Minister also branded the...

Scotsman, 00:16 in Politics
 
‘Critical weaknesses’ in Scotland’s climate goals

‘Critical weaknesses’ in Scotland’s climate goals

THERE are "critical weaknesses" in Scotland's efforts to meet its world-leading climate change targets, a major report today warns. The current approach will not achieve change at the “scale and speed needed”, according to the “Scotland’s...

Scotsman, 00:16 in Politics
 

Davis Love III holds off Jason Gore to win the Wyndham Championship

Davis Love III shot a superb final-round six-under 64 to become the third oldest winner in PGA Tour history at the Wyndham Championship. The 51-year-old finished on 17 under par - one shot clear of Jason Gore - to win the event for the third time as...

Guardian, 00:22 in Sport
 


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