Odds on this Christmas

by John Murray When it comes to having a festive flutter, the bookies know it’s odds on people are going to bet on what’s Top of the Pops or if it snows on Christmas Day. For decades punters have chosen to have a bit of fun with their gambling at this time of year and old favourites like what’s number one in the charts or if it will snow on Christmas Day are said to be as popular as ever. William Hill spokesperson, Joe Crilly said: “For a good number of years the X Factor ruined Christmas number one. “It … Continue reading Odds on this Christmas

Authorities warn against pyrotechnics at football matches

by Ryan Brown  Scottish Fire and Rescue have reinforced the danger of pyrotechnics inside football stadiums. Assistant Chief Officer Ross Haggart is the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’s Director of Prevention and Protection. He said: “The abuse of these pyrotechnics in … Continue reading Authorities warn against pyrotechnics at football matches

Edinburgh students fear for grades as university strikes persist

By Harris Cumming In the run up to another hectic exam season, students at the University of Edinburgh are growing increasingly concerned as the 8 day strike continues. The strikes, which affect 12 Scottish Universities, seek to improve pay, working conditions and pensions for university staff. As part of the action led by members of the University and College Union (UCU) , pickets are in force in a number of academic buildings across the city. Of those being targeted, the Appleton Tower and David Hume Tower are being fully occupied in an attempt to prevent any access. It has not taken long for this … Continue reading Edinburgh students fear for grades as university strikes persist