News archive from 8 June 2017, page 15

Armed police set to be seen at Stoke home matches for the first time

Armed police could be seen at Stoke home matches for the first time – in a bid to reassure fans as well as increase security. Many Stoke supporters were surprised to be met by armed officers for the Premier League away match at Swansea in April but...

 
Scotland star Oliver Burke will have England defenders running scared in Toulon Tournament semi final

Scotland star Oliver Burke will have England defenders running scared in Toulon Tournament semi final

Alex Iacovitti reckons England will be running scared of Oliver Burke as he sets his sights on ripping the Toulon trophy from the Three Lions’ grasp. And the Scotland stopper hopes success in France can spark a weekend of celebrations for the Tartan...

 
Manchester United stopper Chris Smalling will look to Sir Alex Ferguson for Hampden inspiration

Manchester United stopper Chris Smalling will look to Sir Alex Ferguson for Hampden inspiration

Chris Smalling insists he’ll be inspired at Hampden by the Scot who made him. The England defender was just 20 and had played a measly 13 games for Fulham when Sir Alex Ferguson took the massive plunge to sign him for Manchester United. From that day,...

 
Scotland assistant Mark McGhee says England are in danger of becoming a good team under Gareth Southgate

Scotland assistant Mark McGhee says England are in danger of becoming a good team under Gareth Southgate

It was the ultimate in back-handed compliments and possibly not the smartest move Mark McGhee will make this week. Let’s hope not at any rate. Because yesterday, the moment Scotland’s assistant boss joked that England are now in serious danger of...

 
Andy Murray says he's the odd one out of the French Open semi finalists because he was playing 'garbage'

Andy Murray says he's the odd one out of the French Open semi finalists because he was playing 'garbage'

Andy Murray last night insisted he is the “odd one out” in the French Open semi-finals because his form has been “garbage”. The world No.1 reached his fourth consecutive Paris semi by beating Kei Nishikori in four topsy-turvy sets. He will now face...

 
A figure like former Rangers owner Craig Whyte will not be allowed to enter Scottish football again says Neil Doncaster

A figure like former Rangers owner Craig Whyte will not be allowed to enter Scottish football again says...

SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster insists a Craig Whyte figure will never be allowed to enter Scottish football again. The league’s head honcho reckons rules have been tightened up to try to prevent clubs such as Rangers and Hearts suffering from...

 
Scotland stars are desperate to beat England and keep Gordon Strachan in charge says Mark McGhee

Scotland stars are desperate to beat England and keep Gordon Strachan in charge says Mark McGhee

Mark McGhee last night insisted Scotland’s players are not just attempting to come back from the dead in World Cup qualification - but they’re also desperate to keep Gordon Strachan alive in the job for as long as they can. Strachan and his players...

 
UEFA AND FIFA don't give two hoots about the fans and democracy - Gannon

UEFA AND FIFA don't give two hoots about the fans and democracy - Gannon

Politicians get a pretty bad rap in this country. The nation will hit the polling booths today and plenty will be feeling like a link sausage being forced to pick between the frying pan and the fire. But at least we will have a wee pencil in our hands...

 
I want to score against England to create the next Scotland hero just like Don Hutchison did for me says James McArthur

I want to score against England to create the next Scotland hero just like Don Hutchison did for me says...

James McArthur was just 11 as he sat on a bus listening to the radio commentary of Don Hutchison scoring Scotland’s last winning goal against England back in 1999. Now he wants to be the one who inspires another generation of kids by grabbing the goal...

 
Fears Chester car park is again infested with toxic weed

Fears Chester car park is again infested with toxic weed

Investigations are being carried out into whether a toxic weed has returned to a city centre car park at the rear of The Queen’s School. Cheshire West and Chester Council (CWaC) previously liaised with Chester Race Company, who own Linenhall car park,...

 

China blue-chip shares scale 6-month highs; Hong Kong flat

* SSEC +0.1 pct, CSI300 +0.5 pct, HSI +0.2 pct * China's forex reserves rise in May for 4th month * China May trade data stronger than expected SHANGHAI, June 8 China's blue-chip stock index hit six-month highs on Thursday morning, with investor...

 

Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May battle to the last with final pleas for voter support

Theresa May yesterday urged voters to support the Conservatives to build a “stronger, more united country” post-Brexit as the leaders of the UK political parties made their last ditch pleas for votes. The Prime Minister asked for the support of the...

Scotsman, 06:25 in Politics
 

Leader comment: Whether inspired or upset, get out there and vote

At last, the campaign is over and the polling places are open for business. Party activists will be present outside stations to try to sway the most impressionable among us – surely only a tiny number – into changing their mind at the last moment, but...

Scotsman, 06:25 in Politics
 

Bill Jamieson: Election campaign has failed voters

Very little light has been shed on Brexit, indyref2 or the state of the economy during the last seven weeks, says Bill Jamieson oy, are we due a break. Seven weeks of soundbites, slogans and campaigning: our eyes have glazed over and our ears are numb...

Scotsman, 06:25 in Politics
 

Kenny MacAskill: We need to look at house arrest and tagging to counter terror

Every Westminster election produces the same debate on political toughness. It is usually linked to nuclear weapons, yet as recent atrocities have shown, the threat isn’t thermo-nuclear destruction but domestic terrorism. This election was also said...

Scotsman, 06:25 in Politics
 


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