No criminal convictions for Clutha disaster

By Stuart Reid The crown office and procurator fiscal service have said there is “insufficient evidence” for criminal proceedings for the Clutha tragedy. A fatal accident inquiry will be held into the incident that caused the death of 10 people when a police helicopter crashed in to a Glasgow pub in November 2013. However, a recent statement from the Crown office said there wouldn’t be … Continue reading No criminal convictions for Clutha disaster

Celtic out to get revenge in Betfred Cup Final

By Lewis Birrell SCOTT BROWN reckons Celtic will seek revenge against Motherwell for Wednesday night’s Paris St Germain heartache.  Despite a promising start from the Glaswegians, the French giants dished out a humbling 7-1 defeat. With Sunday’s Betfred Cup final against Motherwell on the horizon, Brendan Rodgers’ side need to recover quickly. Captain, Scott Brown, plans to take their frustrations out on the Lanarkshire side. … Continue reading Celtic out to get revenge in Betfred Cup Final

Oscar Pistorias sentence doubled

By Susie Paterson The Supreme Court in South Africa has increased Oscar Pistorius’ sentence to 13 years and 5 months after the state argued that his original sentence of six years was, “shockingly lenient.” Jailed in July 2016, Pistorius was found guilty of killing his girlfriend model Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s day 2013, but plead not guilty saying he thought he was firing at an … Continue reading Oscar Pistorias sentence doubled

Alloa vs Ayr United team news

By Tom Mackinnon Ayr United travel to Alloa in what is a battle between League One’s two form teams. Ian McCall’s side sit atop League One, three points clear of Raith Rovers and eight ahead of Jim Goodwin’s Alloa in third. The Honest Men will be without Paddy Boyle and Jamie Adams. Manager McCall said: “Adams is fit, I just don’t like playing him on … Continue reading Alloa vs Ayr United team news

Milne: ‘Del going nowhere’

By Ryan Crombie Stewart Milne, in an exclusive interview with RedTV has said ‘Derek McInnes is going nowhere.’ The Aberdeen FC chairman has put speculation surrounding the future of manager Derek McInnes to bed after weeks of uncertainty. “Derek made his position very clear to me,” Milne told RedTV. “He has no intentions of going anywhere. He loves this club, he knows he’s loved, he … Continue reading Milne: ‘Del going nowhere’

94% of continental Portugal in a state of “Extreme Drought”

By Manuel Cardo A total of 94% of continental Portugal is now in a estate of “Severe Drought” according to the Portuguese weather Institute (IPMA) IPMA says  that “the combination of lower than average precipitation values with extremely high temperatures has resulted in high values of evapotranspiration and significant ground humidity deficits” These values are having the biggest impact on the agriculture and farmers. Alexandra … Continue reading 94% of continental Portugal in a state of “Extreme Drought”

Annie Lennox the Chancellor

By Lea Fabbrini Singer-songwriter and social activist Annie Lennox is the first ever female Chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University. The Eurythmics singer with doctor title succeeds the Nobel Peace Prize Winner Professor Muhammad Yunus, founder of the Grameen Bank and Social Business Movement and anti-poverty campaigner. Today, Friday the 24th of November she is officially to become the next GCU Chancellor. She will be inaugurated into … Continue reading Annie Lennox the Chancellor

Nanny State Cycling

by Jamie Glover There have been renewed calls for cycling safety legislation after cyclist offences almost doubled in a decade. The debate was largely sparked earlier this year after the death of Kim Briggs. The 44 year old lost her life after Charlie Allison slammed into her at a speed of 18mph. Mr Allison was driving a bike adapted to have no front breaks. He … Continue reading Nanny State Cycling

Book Week Scotland at UWS

by Siobhann Dunn UNIVERSITY West of Scotland are taking part in Book Week Scotland by hosting two events welcoming successful Scottish authors. The talks will be held Thursday November 30 and Friday December 1 at their Ayr campus and will have guest speakers Gemma Cairney, Alan Riach and Louise Welsh promoting their books to students to celebrate the week of reading. Gemma Cairney’s book, OPEN … Continue reading Book Week Scotland at UWS