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Filmmakers to screen debut movies made in Dundee

Filmmakers to screen debut movies made in Dundee

Award winning filmmakers are launching a bid for stardom with the release of two Dundee-made movies. Daniel Taylor and Joel Hewett, of Fingerclick Productions, have created Waterproof and One Night Stand, both set and filmed in the city. Penned...

Monday, 08:53 in Lifestyle
 
Shadow Scottish Secretary criticised for abandoning ambition to keep Scotland in European single market

Shadow Scottish Secretary criticised for abandoning ambition to keep Scotland in European single market

The deputy leader of Scottish Labour has been criticised for abandoning her call for Scotland to stay in the European single market. Lesley Laird, the Fife MP who is also shadow Scottish Secretary, seconded a motion while a kingdom councillor that...

Monday, 07:29 in Politics
 
NHS Tayside taken off highest alert amid £1.5m monthly overspend

NHS Tayside taken off highest alert amid £1.5m monthly overspend

NHS Tayside has been lifted out of emergency measures despite continuing to overspend by £1.5 million a month. Health Secretary Jeane Freeman upgraded the financially-troubled health board from the highest alert level on the back of an independent...

Monday, 00:24 in Politics
 
St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright happy with draw but thinks it could have been better

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright happy with draw but thinks it could have been better

St Johnstone stuck rigidly to Tommy Wrights’ game plan to bring a point home from Ibrox but he thought it could have been more. The Perth men, who had deputy Cammy Bell in goal after first-choice Zander Clark got injured on the eve of the game, held...

Sunday, 10:11 in Sport
 
Dundee United boss Robbie Neilson hails ‘massive win’ over Doonhamers

Dundee United boss Robbie Neilson hails ‘massive win’ over Doonhamers

Dundee United manager Robbie Neilson hailed his side’s “massive win” after they returned from Dumfries with a 1-0 victory. The Tangerines moved to within three points of Championship leaders Ross County, who have a game in hand, and just one behind...

Sunday, 09:28 in Sport
 
Dundee United win 1-0 at Queen of the South

Dundee United win 1-0 at Queen of the South

If Dundee United go on to win the Championship title this match will go down as a key milestone. With neither of Robbie Neilson’s new centre-backs, Mark Connolly and Mark Reynolds, starting, the travelling Arabs would have feared the damage that...

Saturday, 17:45 in Sport
 
VERDICT: Late joy at last for Dundee who win 2-1

VERDICT: Late joy at last for Dundee who win 2-1

After late heartbreak in their previous two matches, there was late joy for Dundee at Livingston. Scott Wright produced a stunning 83rd minute winner to secure a vital victory for the Dark Blues. The loan forward’s 25-yard free-kick completed a...

Saturday, 17:05 in Sport
 
Checking out the gardeners’ weather

Checking out the gardeners’ weather

John Stoa is looking at the gardeners weather this week. Gardeners just love the challenge of growing something better than normal, whether it be a huge pumpkin, a massive potato, a dazzling show of flowers, or a brilliant fruit crop. We study the...

Saturday, 12:06 in Lifestyle
 

VIDEO: These amazing Perthshire handbell ringers can play everything from Scottish folk to Elvis

There’s an art to playing handbells as lapsed musician Gayle discovers when she has a bash… A gloriously harmonious sound drifts from Dunkeld’s Duchess Anne Hall into the streets. Moving closer, I’m able to pick out the tune – Au Clair De La Lune....

Saturday, 10:25 in Lifestyle
 
All-electric Audi e-tron finally goes on sale

All-electric Audi e-tron finally goes on sale

After a slight delay, Audi’s first all-electric model is finally on sale. The e-tron was scheduled for sale in November but a software issue held things up. Everything’s tickety boo now though, Audi says, and the e-tron is available for order...

Saturday, 09:59 in Lifestyle
 
Montrose boss Stewart Petrie looking for return to form in Angus derby after below-par performance last week

Montrose boss Stewart Petrie looking for return to form in Angus derby after below-par performance last week

Montrose boss Stewart Petrie is looking his players to be right “at it” in this afternoon’s Angus derby with Forfar after a below-par performance in defeat last week at Stenhousemuir. The Gable Endies travelled to face Colin McMenamin’s team in...

Saturday, 09:03 in Sport
 
Cowdenbeath boss Gary Bollan considering giving striker Matty Henvey starting chance

Cowdenbeath boss Gary Bollan considering giving striker Matty Henvey starting chance

Cowdenbeath host Annan at Central Park and manager Gary Bollan is contemplating giving on-loan Dundee striker Matty Henvey his first start since joining the Blue Brazil last month. The 19-year-old netted his first goal for Cowden last weekend when he...

Saturday, 09:03 in Sport
 
Forfar boss Jim Weir claims there is lot more than local pride at stake in derby

Forfar boss Jim Weir claims there is lot more than local pride at stake in derby

Forfar manager Jim Weir is adamant there is a lot more than local pride at stake when his side pitch up at Montrose. The main reason is that winning could put pressure on League One leaders Arbroath. The Loons are unbeaten in six league games and sit...

Saturday, 09:03 in Sport
 
St Johnstone’s Matty Kennedy takes heart from last game against Rangers

St Johnstone’s Matty Kennedy takes heart from last game against Rangers

St Johnstone’s Matty Kennedy hopes to take heart from the last match against Rangers as they look to halt a five-match losing run. Saints travel to Ibrox this afternoon aiming to stop the rot after losing to Celtic – three times – Hearts and...

Saturday, 09:03 in Sport
 
St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright backs players’ call for plastic ban

St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright backs players’ call for plastic ban

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright is standing shoulder to shoulder with the players who want plastic pitches banned in Scotland’s top division. Wright praised PFA Scotland for the union’s “pro-active” action in calling for artificial surfaces to be...

Saturday, 09:03 in Sport
 


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