Gordon Strachan: 10-in-a-row is the holy grail for Celtic fans – and new Rangers boss Steven Gerrard can end it

GORDON Strachan believes Steven Gerrard is capable of ending Celtic’s run of seven consecutive Scottish titles and preventing 10-In-A-Row in his first season as Rangers manager.The former Scotland boss, who became the first man to lead the Parkhead club to three...

Peter Craven: Third arrest after Grimsby house death

Peter Craven: Third arrest after Grimsby house death 22 August 2018 Image copyright Google Image caption Peter Craven was found injured at a house on Oxford Street in Grimsby on Wednesday A third man has been arrested after a man died from serious head injuries at a...

Transfer news and gossip: Chelsea duo wanted by Spanish giants, Mourinho tells Man United to sell unsettled star, Arsenal refuse Ramsey demands

PAPER TALK Plus, West Ham fans won't be happy with the latest transfer reports coming from the London Stadium... Here’s a round-up of the latest news, rumours and gossip from Wednesday’s newspapers and online… Chelsea are facing a battle to keep TWO of their key stars...

Ysgol Henry Richard extension not ready for new term

Ysgol Henry Richard extension not ready for new term 21 August 2018 Image copyright Google Image caption Ysgol Richard Henry, which opened in 2017, provides education for children from three to 16 years of age. A new extension at a school in west Wales will not open...

Wednesday 22 August 2018

Company news, markets and financial talking points, available from 8am Monday to Friday Top shareholder backs Sainsbury's merger with Asda A leading shareholder in J Sainsbury has warmly supported the proposed £12bn merger with Asda. Martin Walker, UK equities fund...

Generous and kind-hearted to end, crash victim Kyra (21) gives the gift of life to others

Generous and kind-hearted to end, crash victim Kyra (21) gives the gift of life to others BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A young woman who died after a car crash has been described as a "beautiful girl"....

Is Aberdeen and Scotland defender Scott McKenna really the solution to Celtic’s centre half conundrum?

IT is fair to say the reaction among Celtic supporters to the prospect of Aberdeen and Scotland centre half Scott McKenna joining them before the summer transfer window closes next week has been far from enthusiastic.Fans of the Parkhead club have, despite the...

Criticism over superfast broadband rollout delay in Wales

Criticism over superfast broadband rollout delay in Wales 22 August 2018 Image copyright Thinkstock The limited explanation for delays awarding contracts to connect more than 80,000 homes to high speed internet has been criticised. Welsh Government cabinet minister...

The papers: Schools in ‘big brother’ row

22 August 2018 Image copyright Scottish Daily Mail Image copyright The i Image copyright The Herald Image copyright The Scotsman Image copyright The Times Image copyright The National Image copyright Scottish Daily Express Image copyright Courier Image copyright Press...

Cockerill praises his new captain McInally: ‘It’s perfect . . . a Scotsman, born down the road, educated down the road, leading the capital team’

Stuart McInally, who led Scotland on their summer tour, was yesterday named as Edinburgh’s new captain for the coming season.In making the appointment Richard Cockerill, the club’s head coach, explained that the international hooker boasts all the qualities he is...

British man missing after banana boat accident in Portugal

British man missing after banana boat accident in Portugal 22 August 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A banana boat is an inflatable tube, usually towed by a speedboat (stock picture) A British man is feared dead after he was reportedly thrown from a...

Buttler brilliance only delays inevitable for England

England face almost certain defeat after Jos Buttler's maiden Test century helped to delay the inevitable until the final day against India at Trent Bridge.Buttler combined with Ben Stokes in a fifth-wicket stand of 169 which allowed England to defy Jasprit Bumrah...

Largest bat colony found at Seaton Delaval Hall ‘party house’

Largest bat colony found at Seaton Delaval Hall 'party house' 22 August 2018 Image copyright PA Image caption The bats were discovered in crevices and arches of the central hall A fire-scarred Baroque "party house" is home to what is believed to be the largest winter...

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Tuesday 21 Aug 2018

Hunt to ask Trump to impose more Russia sanctions Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt is making his first overseas trip to the US – and will urge Donald Trump to impose fresh sanctions on Russia. In a speech in Washington today, the former health secretary will call for new...

The SRU’s pursuit of international football for Murrayfield has been generations in the making

It has long been an ambition of the power-brokers at Murrayfield to have greater involvement in the national game.A succession of courtships and flirtations have taken place across various regimes over the last 30 years with mixed degrees of warmth. More than two...

Puppy and kitten sales at pet shops set to be banned

Puppy and kitten sales at pet shops set to be banned 22 August 2018 Image copyright PA Pet shops and dealers in England will be banned from selling puppies and kittens under plans drawn up by the government. Those wanting to buy or adopt a pet less than six months old...

Rennie confident Warriors will be more competitive as he looks to extend his stay in Scotland

Glasgow Warriors head coach Dave Rennie is in discussions about his future and is keen to extend his stay in Scotland.The man who led Waikato Chiefs to Super Rugby titles in 2012 and 2013 was a serious candidate to replace Warren Gatland as Wales head coach, missing...

Nottingham’s Raleigh HQ is 400,000th listed building

Nottingham's Raleigh HQ is 400,000th listed building 22 August 2018 Image copyright Historic England Image caption Raleigh's head office as it was in the 1970s combined with it now in the 21st century The former head office of the Raleigh Bicycle Company has become...

Dilys Price: The 86-year-old parachutist turned Helmut Lang model

Dilys Price: The 86-year-old parachutist turned Helmut Lang model By Gemma Ryall BBC News 22 August 2018 Image copyright Helmut Lang / Alex Leese / Charlotte James Image caption Striking a pose: Dilys Price modelling for Helmut Lang in Cardiff Meet Dilys Price, an...

Still Game cast joined by stars for final series

Still Game cast joined by stars for final series 22 August 2018 Image caption Gavin Mitchell with Midge Ure who is among the stars taking part in the final series Stars including Midge Ure, Amy Macdonald and Martin Compston will appear in the final series of hit...

Neil Cameron: Scott Allan is too good to be left rotting at Celtic Park

AS you read this slice of journalistic brilliance I will be either sat in an airport or on a plane as I travel to Lithuania via Amsterdam and Copenhagen to cover Celtic in Europe for what feels like the millionth time.It used to be - and this sometimes still happens -...

Ryanair compensation cheques with no signatures ‘bounced’

Ryanair compensation cheques with no signatures 'bounced' By Julian Sturdy BBC Look East 22 August 2018 Image caption Ryanair sent unsigned compensation cheques to customers meaning they could not be banked Ryanair passengers who have received compensation for...

Ajax wonderkid Abdelhak Nouri wakes from year-long coma after suffering brain damage in pitch collapse

'better condition' Nouri collapsed in Ajax's match against Werder Bremen in July 2017 and has been unconscious since but now finally appears to be making progress Ajax starlet Abdelhak Nouri has woken from a year-long coma and can communicate with his family using...

‘£5m needed’ to upgrade Wales’ substandard state bridges

'£5m needed' to upgrade Wales' substandard state bridges 22 August 2018 Image caption The Severn Crossing's previous owners spent £228m on maintenance in the 25 years they ran the bridges before they were taken over by Highways England Almost 40 state-managed bridges...

Police brought woman to court in nightclothes, report says

Police brought woman to court in nightclothes, report says By Reevel Alderson Home affairs correspondent, BBC Scotland 22 August 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption People in custody arrive at the rear of the court An official report has criticised police...

Actor Will Smith signs up Northern Ireland companies to help launch ‘ethical’ water

Actor Will Smith signs up Northern Ireland companies to help launch 'ethical' water BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Two Northern Ireland companies will be involved in the UK production and distribution of a new water brand created by actor and rapper Will Smith and his son...

Neil Cameron: Dermot Desmond will run Celtic his way no matter who the manager is

ANY football writer who has plied their trade in Scotland can only claim to be worth their salt if they have had at least one knock-back in person from Dermot Desmond.Whether it’s been on the steps of Celtic Park as he is rushed through the front entrance before a...

Manchester United reportedly made last ditch attempt to sign Virgil van Dijk, before he joined Liverpool

REVEALED The Reds’ defender was already undergoing a medical on Merseyside at the time United made their approach Virgil van Dijk has been a revelation since signing for Liverpool in January. The £75m man more than proved his worth in the early stages of his Anfield...

Loneliness: ‘You get to the point where you often shed tears’

Loneliness: 'You get to the point where you often shed tears' 22 August 2018 Image caption Di and Vic Brown were married for 41 years Vic Brown and wife Diane were virtually inseparable during their 41 years of happy marriage. They shared everything from the morning...

Scots tax and spend figures to be published

22 August 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The figures estimate how much money the public sector raises and spends on people in Scotland Annual economic figures that have been a key battleground in the independence debate are to be published by the...

UK News

Peter Craven: Third arrest after Grimsby house death

Peter Craven: Third arrest after Grimsby house death 22 August 2018 Image copyright Google Image caption Peter Craven was found injured at a house on Oxford Street in Grimsby on Wednesday A third man has been arrested after a man died from serious head injuries at a...

Ysgol Henry Richard extension not ready for new term

Ysgol Henry Richard extension not ready for new term 21 August 2018 Image copyright Google Image caption Ysgol Richard Henry, which opened in 2017, provides education for children from three to 16 years of age. A new extension at a school in west Wales will not open...

Wednesday 22 August 2018

Company news, markets and financial talking points, available from 8am Monday to Friday Top shareholder backs Sainsbury's merger with Asda A leading shareholder in J Sainsbury has warmly supported the proposed £12bn merger with Asda. Martin Walker, UK equities fund...

Criticism over superfast broadband rollout delay in Wales

Criticism over superfast broadband rollout delay in Wales 22 August 2018 Image copyright Thinkstock The limited explanation for delays awarding contracts to connect more than 80,000 homes to high speed internet has been criticised. Welsh Government cabinet minister...

The papers: Schools in ‘big brother’ row

22 August 2018 Image copyright Scottish Daily Mail Image copyright The i Image copyright The Herald Image copyright The Scotsman Image copyright The Times Image copyright The National Image copyright Scottish Daily Express Image copyright Courier Image copyright Press...

British man missing after banana boat accident in Portugal

British man missing after banana boat accident in Portugal 22 August 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A banana boat is an inflatable tube, usually towed by a speedboat (stock picture) A British man is feared dead after he was reportedly thrown from a...

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Tuesday 21 Aug 2018

Hunt to ask Trump to impose more Russia sanctions Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt is making his first overseas trip to the US – and will urge Donald Trump to impose fresh sanctions on Russia. In a speech in Washington today, the former health secretary will call for new...

Puppy and kitten sales at pet shops set to be banned

Puppy and kitten sales at pet shops set to be banned 22 August 2018 Image copyright PA Pet shops and dealers in England will be banned from selling puppies and kittens under plans drawn up by the government. Those wanting to buy or adopt a pet less than six months old...

Nottingham’s Raleigh HQ is 400,000th listed building

Nottingham's Raleigh HQ is 400,000th listed building 22 August 2018 Image copyright Historic England Image caption Raleigh's head office as it was in the 1970s combined with it now in the 21st century The former head office of the Raleigh Bicycle Company has become...

Still Game cast joined by stars for final series

Still Game cast joined by stars for final series 22 August 2018 Image caption Gavin Mitchell with Midge Ure who is among the stars taking part in the final series Stars including Midge Ure, Amy Macdonald and Martin Compston will appear in the final series of hit...

Scots tax and spend figures to be published

22 August 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The figures estimate how much money the public sector raises and spends on people in Scotland Annual economic figures that have been a key battleground in the independence debate are to be published by the...

UK Sports News

PRO14 Awards: Gibbons leads the way . . .

The leadership qualities of Glasgow Warriors flanker Callum Gibbins were recognised for the second time in a matter of days when he was listed as captain of last season’s "Dream Team" at the PRO14 Awards dinner in Glasgow.The New Zealander, who arrived in Scotland at...

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