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NHS Grampian considers plan to become Scotland's centre for transgender surgery
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 01:07:00 +0200
A PLASTIC surgeon is calling for Scotland to have its own transgender surgery centre which he says would save the NHS money and enable patients to undergo all procedures under one roof.
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Face to Face: education director Tony McDaid
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 01:06:57 +0200
THERE is a moment in the 1980 movie Gregory’s Girl, the Bill Forsyth classic set in a Scottish high school, which always makes Tony McDaid laugh out loud.
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Revealed: The rising cost of a Scottish private school education
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 01:05:00 +0200
PARENTS whose children go to Scottish private schools are facing fee rises of up to five per cent, new figures show.
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Four goal Roddy MacDonald happy to make up numbers as Kyles Athletic thrash Newtonmore in record matching Macaulay Cup final
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 20:33:09 +0200
As the scorer of a hat-trick in football’s 1974 League Cup final who ended up being on the wrong side of a hiding, ex-Hibs striker Joe Harper is among the very few men who could empathise with Newtonmore’s Glen Mackintosh as the scorer of three goals...
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United front could come to the rescue of the Ladies European Tour
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 18:58:10 +0200
The European Tour together with the LPGA Tour could be set to ride to the rescue of the struggling Ladies European Tour (LET).
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5 things we learned from the Ladbrokes Premiership this weekend
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 15:03:31 +0200
Defending champions Celtic claimed yet another win to extend their unbeaten run but bitter rivals Rangers appear set for a difficult campaign.
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Graeme Macpherson: Scottish clubs can't complain about Celtic's success if they won't try to fend for themselves
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 01:56:00 +0200
CELTIC’S resounding Champions League victory over Astana was not the only noteworthy football event of last Wednesday night. Some 20-odd miles away, a Rangers youth team was being knocked out of the Irn-Bru Cup away to Dumbarton. On an admittedly miserable...
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How speed skater Elise Christie has recovered Winter Olympic disaster with help from friend Charlotte Gilmartin and partner Shaolin Liu
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 01:36:18 +0200
As one competitive calamity followed another during the Winter Olympics in Sochi Elise Christie cut a vulnerable figure. Disqualified not once, not twice, but thrice for an array of offences the then 23-year-old looked distraught to the point of broken,...
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Unconcerned Caixinha claims Rangers are a victim of their new-found respect
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 01:31:33 +0200
PEDRO Caixinha said his team have earned new respect from their Ladbrokes Premiership opponents this season - even though yesterday's goalless draw against Hearts means the Ibrox side have taken one point out of six from back-to-back home meetings against...
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Rangers 0 Hearts 0: Ibrox side draw a blank as departed front men have a field day
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 01:31:27 +0200
JOE Garner made it onto the scoresheet yesterday, as did Barrie McKay, Martyn Waghorn and Michael O’Halloran. The only problem for the Ibrox faithful is that none of them currently play their football for Rangers, all four having been shown the door...
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Motherwell 2 Ross County 0: Game of two halves at Fir Park as 'Well take the spoils
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 01:31:19 +0200
Yesterday’s encounter between Motherwell and Ross County was a test of a football reporter’s resolve to avoid falling into clichés. By the end though, there was really no other way to sum up the match than as a classic game of two halves.
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Rampant US on brink of Solheim Cup glory as Europe require record-breaking comeback
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 01:13:32 +0200
They may have to dig out the crampons and breathing apparatus at this rate. Team Europe have one heck of a mountain to climb in the Solheim Cup, after all.
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Aberdeen 2 Dundee 1: May strikes gold in home debut
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 01:12:56 +0200
It was the archetypal dream home debut for Stevie May, Aberdeen’s £300,000 buy from Preston North End less than two weeks ago, as the energy-packed centre-forward hit the two goals which secured the points for an under-par Dons outfit.
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Dunfermline 3 Falkirk 1: Houston savages players for being ‘soft as putty’
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 01:12:46 +0200
FALKIRK manager Peter Houston savaged his side – and in particular Craig Sibbald and Lee Miller who were both sent off – as they crashed to their first derby defeat in six years.
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Livingston 1 St Mirren 3: Reilly to the rescue for 10-man Saints
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 01:12:39 +0200
THERE can be fewer thankless tasks in football than occupying a lone striker role when your team has been reduced to 10 men – unless you are St Mirren’s Gavin Reilly.
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Kyles Athletic claim shinty's Macaulay Cup with seven goal rout of Newtonmore at Oban's Mossfield Park
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 01:12:15 +0200
In defiance of elements that seemed, for much of the day, determined to make the host town part of the Irish Sea, the two outstanding teams in shinty served up a feast of goals, matching the all time record for a Macaulay Cup final that has stood for...
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Revealed: Scotland's heroin-death hot-spots
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 01:12:12 +0200
AYRSHIRE and Arran, Lothian, Fife, the Borders, and Dumfries and Galloway have all been identified as Scotland’s drug death hotspots.
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Belated birthday celebrations for Edinburgh's Ritchie
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 01:11:49 +0200
ASK Jamie Ritchie about the best five minutes of his young life and he won't hesitate long. It has to be that period, the day after his 21st birthday, when he first fielded a phone call from Gregor Townsend inviting him to his first Scotland training...
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Little room to experiment due to tough fixtures, warns Townsend
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 01:11:42 +0200
GREGOR Townsend has a reputation as an imaginative and adventurous coach, but supporters have been told not to expect too much in the way of innovation and experiment in his next few games in charge.
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Warriors coaches make it easy for Rennie revolution
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 01:11:35 +0200
IT has been a hectic seven days for Dave Rennie since he arrived in Scotland and immediately got down to work with the Glasgow Warriors as they build up for the start of the Guinness PRO14 season. Thankfully, he says, he has had plenty of help from the...
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Hibs facing an uphill task due to fixture farce
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 01:11:21 +0200
A FULL eight weeks after the last set of fixtures, there is finally a return to action for some of the SWPL1 clubs today. Rangers host Stirling University in the last 16 of the SSE Scottish Women’s Cup, Glasgow City are away to SWPL2 Hearts, and Hamilton...
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Susan Egelstaff: The support is great but I don’t envy home players in Glasgow's World Badminton Championships
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 01:11:15 +0200
When the World Badminton Championships begin tomorrow, it will feel like everything has come full circle for me. My first experience of a home World Championships was when I was 14 and Glasgow hosted the 1997 edition. I had that annoying enthusiasm that...
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No safety assessments carried out for nuclear convoys in Scotland
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 01:10:46 +0200
Scotland is “wholly unprepared” to deal with an accident or an attack on the nuclear bomb convoys that regularly travel across the country, according to a new report.
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Callum Hendry loving life at St Johnstone and dreaming of following in father’s footsteps
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 01:10:43 +0200
CALLUM Hendry suffered two cruciate ligament injuries before his 18th birthday but St Johnstone’s young striker has endured much worse in his personal life.
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Nicola Sturgeon brands UK Brexit customs plan 'daft'
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:31:48 +0200
Plans for a temporary customs union with the European Union post-Brexit have been branded "daft" by Scotland's First Minister.
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Lubo: Brendan Rodgers has Celtic spirit we had with Martin O'Neill
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 02:35:22 +0200
HISTORY has a habit of repeating itself. As Pedro Caixinha tells us, everything runs in cycles after all…
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Feyenoord full-back Miquel Nelom under Celtic consideration
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 02:08:28 +0200
CELTIC are running the rule over Feyenoord left-back Miquel Nelom.
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Baby box launch offers 'unique opportunity' to test whether they work
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 01:05:00 +0200
SCOTLAND has a "unique opportunity" to test whether baby boxes can reduce cot deaths by encouraging parents to rethink their sleeping arrangements with a newborn, a charity leader has said.
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Wanted: More than 500 teachers to fill posts in Scotland's schools
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 01:05:00 +0200
HUNDREDS of teacher posts across Scotland remain unfilled as schools open their gates for the new academic year.
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Top midwife says baby box impact must be 'well evaluated'
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:07:38 +0200
SCOTLAND'S top midwife has said the roll out of the new baby box scheme must be "well evaluated" to deliver on its health potential.
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No fairytale Storey on Partick Thistle debut, but striker feeling Miles better
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 01:38:17 +0200
There is a famous old saying about the futility of ‘what-ifs’ involving your mum being your dad if she had a certain appendage that I won’t reproduce verbatim in a quality broadsheet newspaper. But you get the drift.
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Schools hit by hundreds of unfilled teaching posts as new term starts
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 01:05:00 +0200
HUNDREDS of teacher posts across Scotland remain unfilled as schools open their gates for the new academic year.
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Scotland’s schools quango a “damaged brand” say teaching unions
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 01:05:00 +0200
THE controversial body blamed for botching the introduction of Scotland’s curriculum has come under fire from teachers amidst plans for it to spearhead new reforms.
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Analysis: After the heated debate, it is time to put baby boxes to the test
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 01:05:00 +0200
TO its supporters, it is a symbol of Scotland’s egalitarian ethos. To the critics, a gimmick based on bad science with a spiralling price tag.
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Alex McLeish: Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha can recover from early league loss this season
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 01:05:00 +0200
NO matter the opposition or the occasion, the expectation is the same. The circumstances are secondary and victory is the only thing that matters.
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Second place and silverware will be the expectations on Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha this season, says Alex McLeish
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 01:05:00 +0200
ALEX MCLEISH reckons Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha will be expected to deliver second place in the Premiership and add some silverware to the Ibrox trophy cabinet this season.
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Nick Rodger: Bleak picture as Europe's women look to bridge the golf gulf
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 01:05:00 +0200
IN these torrid times, the one thing that unites the people of this birling clump of space rock known as Planet Earth is moaning, grumbling and harrumphing. Take the BBC’s coverage of the US PGA Championship for instance.
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Wanted: 500 teachers to fill posts in Scotland's schools
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 01:05:00 +0200
HUNDREDS of teacher posts across Scotland remain unfilled as schools open their gates for the new academic year.
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Inspectors find Glasgow mental health ward in 'neglected' state
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:25:07 +0200
An acute ward at a Glasgow mental health hospital presented a "much neglected and dismal environment" for patients to be cared in, according to a report.
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Revealed: Scotland's heroin-death hot-spots
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 01:12:12 +0200
AYRSHIRE and Arran, Lothian, Fife, the Borders, and Dumfries and Galloway have all been identified as Scotland’s drug death hotspots.
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Four goal Roddy MacDonald happy to make up numbers as Kyles Athletic thrash Newtonmore in record matching Macaulay Cup final
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 20:33:09 +0200
As the scorer of a hat-trick in football’s 1974 League Cup final who ended up being on the wrong side of a hiding, ex-Hibs striker Joe Harper is among the very few men who could empathise with Newtonmore’s Glen Mackintosh as the scorer of three goals...
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United front could come to the rescue of the Ladies European Tour
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 18:58:10 +0200
The European Tour together with the LPGA Tour could be set to ride to the rescue of the struggling Ladies European Tour (LET).
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Rampant US on brink of Solheim Cup glory as Europe require record-breaking comeback
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 01:13:32 +0200
They may have to dig out the crampons and breathing apparatus at this rate. Team Europe have one heck of a mountain to climb in the Solheim Cup, after all.
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No safety assessments carried out for nuclear convoys in Scotland
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 01:10:46 +0200
Scotland is “wholly unprepared” to deal with an accident or an attack on the nuclear bomb convoys that regularly travel across the country, according to a new report.
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Webcams let parents bond with premature babies, study finds
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:26:00 +0200
PARENTS bonded better with babies born prematurely if they could watch them round-the-clock on a webcam, a study has found.
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MS patient in assisted suicide case 'not fit' to travel to Switzerland
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 01:05:00 +0200
A MULTIPLE sclerosis sufferer who postponed an assisted suicide after pinning his hopes on a breakthrough new drug has spoken of his disappointment after missing out on a clinical trial for the new treatment.
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Webcam found to improve bond between parents and premature babies
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:32:02 +0200
Webcams can help improve early bonding between parents and premature babies, a study has found.
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How vitamin C can make cancer cells die
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 03:31:35 +0200
HIGH doses of vitamin C found in fruit and green leafy veg could be a key weapon in fighting cancer, according to research.
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Pupils who try vaping more likely to smoke
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 03:28:43 +0200
TEENAGE schoolchildren who use e-cigarettes dramatically increase their chances of graduating to tobacco, research has shown.
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