Saturday, 25 March 2017

Tag Archives: Scotland

Germany, England to blood youngsters in glamour friendly

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DORTMUND: World champions Germany host England in a prestige friendly in Dortmund on Wednesday with both coaches primed to give youth its head for one of football’s great rivalries. But that is where the similarities end for Joachim Loew and Gareth Southgate, who is in charge for the first time ...

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Scotland – Food and drink exports hit record high

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LONDON: Food and drink exports from Scotland rose to a record £5.5bn last year, government figures show. Significant growth in sales of seafood and whisky helped exports increase £421m (8%) in 2016. Exports to EU countries were worth £2.3bn, up £133m, which the Scottish government said underlined the importance of ...

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Vodafone to Create 2,100 Customer Services Jobs Across the UK

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LONDON: British telecom giant Vodafone is to bring 2,100 customer service jobs back to the UK over the next two years. The move is said to be part of its £2bn ($2.44bn) investment plan aimed at improving operations in its home market. The world’s second biggest mobile operator said it ...

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Sadiq Khan warns Scotland against rise of nationalism

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LONDON: Nationalists who attempt to divide Scotland from England are no better than racists and sectarians, London mayor Sadiq Khan has told the Labour party conference in Perth. Mr Khan’s remarks in a speech warning against the rise of nationalist and populist parties have outraged supporters of Scottish independence. Nicola Sturgeon, ...

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Mir takes five as Pakistan eases past Scotland

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COLOMBO: A five-wicket haul from Sana Mir, the Pakistan captain, helped the team finish its group B commitments in the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017 with a six-wicket win over Scotland. Pakistan, who had two wins from three matches going into this game on Monday (February 13) at the ...

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Scottish ferry services ‘could be nationalised’

GLASGOW: Ferry services in Scotland should be brought under government control if EU rules allow it, the transport minister has said. Humza Yousaf said the Scottish government would prefer to use an “in-house operator” if it is permitted following a European Commission review. The tendering process for Northern Isles and ...

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Forth Road Bridge closed after lorry blows over in high winds

THE Forth Road Bridge has been in both directions after a lorry was blown over in high winds early this morning. Commuters face severe disruption after the vehicle was blown on its side from the northbound carriageway on the the southbound side around 2am. Drivers have been warned that there ...

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Scotland: More than £2bn in benefits ‘going unclaimed each year’

GLASGOW: People in Scotland are missing out on more than £2bn of social security payments on average each year. The impartial Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) estimates Scotland has £428m worth of unclaimed working tax credits or child tax credits. Those helping look after others are entitled to £190m in ...

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Crash closes M1 as Storm Conor heads for Scotland

LONDON: Two people are thought to be fighting for their lives and several others have been injured after a three-car collision on the M1 in the early hours of Saturday that threatened to create long delays for Christmas travellers. The northbound and southbound carriageways were closed between junctions 13 (Bedford) ...

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