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Articles from The Scotsman Online (February 9, 2021)

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"Robbo's signing tickets for fans from Gorebridge to Gothenburg" - Hearts supporters' generosity to Inverness laid bare; It's an environmentalist's dream. Inverness Caledonian Thistle will enjoy the proceeds from a biggest-ever away support at their stadium for the Championship clash against Hearts later this month, but it won't involve so much as a puff of exhaust fumes. Alan Pattullo 588
'A de facto closed league' - Celtic and Rangers await fate as concerns raised over Champions League proposals; Concerns have been raised over proposed changes to the Champions League - and how it would affect clubs such as Celtic and Rangers. Angus Wright 435
'Flummoxed' Celtic boss Neil Lennon makes 'pressure from public' query over SFA case; The not proven verdict on appeal over the two-game ban given to Albian Ajeti for simulation being delivered on the same day it was decided no action would be taken against Devante Cole for studding the chest of Ismaila Soro has laid bare serious discrepancies in the SFA disciplinary system, believes Neil Lennon. Andrew Smith 595
'Predictable but understandable', 'Congratulations Hibernian', 'Big gamble': Aberdeen fans react to board statement backing Derek McInnes; Aberdeen chairman Dave Cormack gave his public assurance to Dons boss Derek McInnes in a statement last night. David Oliver 624
'Teetering on the brink': How have Scotland's independent cinemas been surviving lockdown? Shuttered for months, how have Scotland's independent cinemas been surviving the pandemic? Graham Falk 728
13 unusual places in Scotland you can hire for a staycation; With foreign holidays looking doubtful this year, here are unusual places you can for a holiday at home in Scotland. Rosalind Erskine 494
15 breathtaking snowy scenes from across the UK this week; The UK has turned into a winter wonderland as heavy snowfall moves across the country. Rhona Shennan 325
24m cost to public purse of Rangers case set to rise; The head of Scotland's prosecution service has said the [pounds sterling]24 million already paid out over malicious prosecutions linked to the collapse of Rangers a decade ago is likely to rise further. Scott Macnab 944
A privilege to see kids mature and flourish during what has been a very challenging time - Chris Smith; Working from home has become the norm for so many people since March last year, including teachers, but when schools re-opened in August it was a huge relief and delight. For me there is a vast difference between the kind of learning and teaching we experienced from March to June of last year during the first lockdown and what we experienced from August to December. Chris Smith 587
Adult social care should be about human dignity not corporate profit - Richard Leonard; Nick Kempe's report "The Predictable Crisis" was probably the most important treatise published in the whole of last year. I hope that is how history will judge it too. Ian Johnston 1005
Alex Salmond inquiry: Thursday High Court application 'key' as committee votes against publishing crucial evidence from former first minister; Holyrood's harassment complaints committee has voted against publishing the evidence from former first minister Alex Salmond on the potential ministerial code breach by Nicola Sturgeon. Conor Matchett 1045
Alexander McCall Smith's guide to Zoom etiquette (did you know it's bad form to wave?); When I was a boy there was a detective by the name of Dick Tracy. He still exists, somewhere in the strange world of immortal comic-book characters, even after having been on active service since 1931, when he was first introduced to the public. Alexander McCall Smith 1196
Alien Landscapes; A unique view of the landscape. Kayt Turner 804
Andy Murray makes winning return at Challenger Tour event in Italy; Andy Murray marked his first competitive action since October with a three-set victory over Germany's Maximilian Marterer in a Challenger Tour event in Italy. Sports Desk 335
Are ye dancin'? 1970-1979: Disco inferno takes over in Scotland; As modern clubbing in Scotland approached its adolescence, the disc jockey was becoming arguably more important than the live beat groups from just a few years earlier. David McLean 1116
Are ye dancin'? The day Freddie Mercury fitted David Bowie in platform boots; It might sound like a load of old cobblers, but there was a time when Alan Mair was selling high fashion footwear to Bowie and Stones and employing Freddie Mercury as his store manager. David McLean 503
Are ye dancin'? Tiger Tim was king of the spinners in Scotland; If the Swinging Sixties was about the rise and rise of the beat groups, the Seventies was simply about the beats. David McLean 475
Are Ye Dancin? 1970s playlist: The songs we danced to in the 1970s; It started with the three day week and ended with Maggie Thatcher in Downing Street. Iain Pope 461
Arrivals to Britain will have to take two tests during quarantine; Arrivals to Britain will have to take two tests during quarantine, Matt Hancock is set to announce. Alexander Brown 314
Australian Open: Cameron Norrie beats Dan Evans in battle of the Brits; Dan Evans saw his hopes of building on his first ATP Tour title dashed as he crashed out of the Australian Open to compatriot Cameron Norrie. Sports Desk 439
Believe it or not, now's a great time to move jobs; Unlike every year I have known in HR over the last three decades, there was no New Year, New Career rush as we entered January in 2021 in full lockdown. A new year usually triggers new beginnings, typically this is the most likely time of year for many to note-0look for a new role. However, 2021 is bucking this trend, with a tumbleweed start to the year for the jobs market, with implications for both employees and employers. 543
Bitcoin price: what is the cryptocurrency, why has its shares reached record highs - and how to buy in UK; Dogecoin and Bitcoin stock values have soared since receiving public support from Tesla owner Elon Musk. Matt Brooks 721
BT gives Scottish economy a [pounds sterling]1.2 billion boost - independent study; Telecoms and broadband giant BT Group supports some 12,400 jobs in Scotland and gave the economy a [pounds sterling]1.2 billion boost last year, a new study suggests. Scott Reid 581
Buzz Home Office School in a Box to be won in competition; Home schooling families could have their lives made much more simple, with this chance to win an amazing School in a Box worth [pounds sterling]522. Jackie Mitchell 653
Celtic ace being assessed by club medical staff after crashing car in the snow; Neil Lennon revealed Celtic midfielder Ismaila Soro will be assessed after crashing his car on Tuesday morning. Craig Fowler 215
Celtic lifted by return of experienced trio - including James Forrest injury boost; The end of James Forrest's injury nightmare is in sight, Neil Lennon has revealed. David Oliver 221
Celtic star makes Barcelona and Real Madrid claim after transfer move; Celtic midfielder Olivier Ntcham has compared being wanted by Marseille to having interest from Barcelona and Real Madrid. Joel Sked 301
Celtic star wanted for summer transfer move, former Parkhead star set for controversial switch, Hibs loanee won't rule out Easter Road return - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill; Tuesday's Scottish football news and gossip. Craig Fowler 324
Celtic striker Albian Ajeti avoids 'dive' ban from SFA panel; Celtic striker Albian Ajeti has avoided punishment from the Scottish FA disciplinary panel over his simulation charge against Kilmarnock. David Oliver 349
Change of managing partner at Scottish legal firm Thorntons; Legal firm Thorntons has unveiled a change at the top after recording solid growth in the past financial year. Scott Reid 456
Computer science and its crucial role in fighting Covid-19 - Muffy Calder; It's sometimes hard to remember there was once a world where computers were not ubiquitous - where no pockets carried a smartphone, where no workplace had an intranet, where a message sent to the other side of the world could take months to arrive, and where working through the consequences of complex equations meant a lot of pencil and paper. Muffy Calder 524
Coronavirus in Scotland: 58 additional deaths recorded in the last 24 hours as 822 more cases are confirmed; In the last 24 hours, 58 additional deaths have been recorded in Scotland while 822 new cases have been reported. Beth Murray 205
Coronavirus in Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon says 'despicable' vaccine scammers a 'sad reflection of aspects of society these days'; The First Minister has warned Scots to stay vigilant of coronavirus scammers as she warned of criminals charging people to organise bogus vaccine appointments. Conor Marlborough 411
Coronavirus in Scotland: These are the areas of the country with the highest rate of Covid between January 31 and February 6; Here is a list of the top fourteen areas in Scotland that are showing the highest rate in coronavirus cases in the last week. Rachel Mackie 456
Coronavirus in Scotland: Vaccination rollout may slow in coming weeks as supply dips, Nicola Sturgeon warns; Scotland's Covid-19 vaccination programme may slow down temporarily in coming weeks due to an expected UK-wide drop in supply, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has warned. Elsa Maishman 1054
Craig Howie vows to 'knuckle down' as he focuses back on Challenge Tour; Spare a thought for Craig Howie. Just over two months ago, the Peebles man was enjoying feeling the heat of battle on the European Tour and now he's literally in cold storage at home in the Borders. Martin Dempster 1049
Distance-measuring devices to be allowed in PGA of America majors; Distance-measuring devices are to be allowed this year in the three majors run by the PGA of America, starting with the PGA Championship at Kiawah Island in May. Martin Dempster 259
Edinburgh festivals chief warns it is not a "foregone conclusion" they will bounce back as world leaders; The figurehead of Edinbugrh's festivals has admitted they have been put in peril by the pandemic and warned the city it is not a "foregone conclusion" they will bounce back as world-leading events in future. Brian Ferguson 600
Edinburgh fintech Nucleus to stay in capital but some jobs to go after [pounds sterling]145m takeover; Nucleus Financial Group, the Edinburgh-based fintech, is set to disappear from the stock market after being acquired in a deal that will retain the firm's capital base but lead to a "moderate reduction" in headcount. Scott Reid 585
Edinburgh Rugby sign South African loosehead prop Boan Venter; Edinburgh have signed Cheetahs loosehead prop Boan Venter who will be free to play for the club after a period in quarantine. Graham Bean 414
Eight key questions ahead of Donald Trump's second impeachment trial; Donald Trump's ignominious place in the American history books will bear a new chapter today as the second impeachment trial against him gets underway. Martyn McLaughlin 1031
Extend Scottish school day to let pupils catch up on lost teaching; The school day in Scotland should be extended to provide an extra eight hours of class-time over the week so pupils can catch up on lost learning during lockdown, experts have said. Scott Macnab 625
FinTech Scotland backs industry initiative to promote 'diversity and inclusion'; FinTech Scotland and financial technology firms operating in the country are backing an initiative to promote "diversity and inclusion". Scott Reid 318
First Minister says she's 'haunted' by Covid impact on cancer services; Nicola Sturgeon has spoken of the "horrendous decision" her government had to make to withdraw cancer services during the height of last year's Covid lockdown, as she was told of a former nurse whose breast cancer spread to her brain after a seven-month delay. Gina Davidson 576
First Minister says system error causing people to queue in the cold for their vaccinations in Fife yesterday was particularly 'regrettable'; Nicola Sturgeon has apologised and said that what happened in Fife yesterday when vaccination clinics faced double bookings due to a system error was 'regrettable'. Beth Murray 432
Former Rangers striker is set for surprise European move; Former Hearts star Kyle Lafferty is set to join Romanian side Sepsi. Joel Sked 165
Gary Glitter in prison: where is the convicted paedophile and why did he get a Covid vaccine? Former glam rock singer, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was sentenced in 2015 to 16 years in jail; Former glam rock singer, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was sentenced in 2015 to 16 years in jail. Matt Brooks 555
GB News: what is Scottish journalist Andrew Neil's news channel, when does it launch - and who are the presenters? The channel's presenters include Dan Wootton, executive editor of The Sun; The channel's presenters include Dan Wootton, executive editor of The Sun. Jenna Macfarlane 841
Glasgow taxi driver killed in crash metres from Scottish Ambulance HQ; A taxi driver has died after a crash in Glasgow close to the local Scottish Ambulance headquarters. Conor Marlborough 221
Gorilla Glue hair: what happened to 'Gorilla Glue girl', why did she go viral on TikTok - and what is the spray adhesive? Tessica Brown has posted an update after she used Gorilla Glue as hair spray; Tessica Brown has posted an update after she used Gorilla Glue as hair spray. Jenna Macfarlane 956
Heather Watson sees off Kristyna Pliskova to progress at Australian Open; Heather Watson used the extra mental strength she gained in two weeks of hard quarantine to battle past Kristyna Pliskova and into the second round of the Australian Open. Eleanor Crooks 517
Highland Show still on agenda; Against the backdrop of an increasing number of cancellations in the summer's agricultural events calendar, the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland yesterday moved to explain their continued hopes of staging this year's farming's flagship event - the Highland Show. Calendar 212
Hollie Davidson to take charge of Glasgow Warriors v Benetton in landmark moment for Scottish referee; Hollie Davidson will take charge of her first Guinness Pro14 match ton Saturday after the Scottish match official was appointed to the game between Glasgow Warriors and Benetton Rugby. Graham Bean 319
How English football salary cap removal could impact Scottish clubs; The English Football League has had to scrap the salary cap it imposed on League One and Two clubs. Joel Sked 167
How would an independent Scotland fare on the world stage? - Professor Marc Weller; Independence promises freedom. Such freedom includes participation in international relations on equal terms with other states. International law grants equal rights and status to all states, great or small. Marc Weller 1016
Impressive video shows crowd of people cheering for bus driver as they successfully navigate up a snowy Glasgow street; In the video people can be seen clapping and cheering as they watch the bus driver make the difficult manoeuvre while the bus is slipping and sliding around in the difficult conditions. Beth Murray 313
In Pictures: Stunning images from Underwater Photographer of the Year 2021; Amazing images from the depths. Jane Cunningham 265
Incoming travellers to Scotland will face quarantine hotels from Monday; Travellers arriving in Scotland on an international flight will need to quarantine in hotels from Monday, with six facilities booked near major cities to handle arrivals. Conor Matchett 588
Inspire the next generation of civil engineers - Frances Ratcliffe; I have been promoting civil engineering as a STEM Ambassador for over 10 years now. During that time, the world of STEM Ambassadors has changed significantly as have my reasons for being involved. Frances Ratciffe 732
Is Bongani Zungu running out of time in bid to earn a permanent move to Rangers? When Bongani Zungu made his debut for Rangers three months ago, he might have been forgiven for thinking Scottish football was going to be a breeze. Stephen Halliday 684
Joanna Cherry tells of 'campaign of abuse' over support for women's sex-based rights; Joanna Cherry has said she was subjected to an 18-month campaign of abuse due to her support for women's sex-based rights in an article in the New Statesman. Conor Riordan 442
Knowledge of Scottish politics 'non-essential' in job adverts for UK's 'Union Unit'; Job adverts for high-profile civil service roles at the heart of the UK Government's new 'Union Directorate' have stated that knowledge of Scottish politics is "desirable" rather than essential. Conor Matchett 534
Lady captain takes charity dip in new North Berwick 'water feature'; Solheim Cup captain Catriona Matthew and the club's lady captain Yvonne Keeling have been making the most of a new "water feature" on North Berwick West Links. Martin Dempster 386
Laura Muir sets new British 1500m record as Jemma Reekie wins 800m at French indoor meeting; Laura Muir set a new British record but top billing went to Gudaf Tsegay as the Ethiopian broke the 1,500 metres world indoor record in France on Tuesday. Sports Desk 166
Loft living on the pier in Elie; Oh I do like to be beside the seaside.. Jane Cunningham 178
Low traffic neighbourhoods could help us kick some bad habits - Adrian Davis; Scotland is a world leader across many fields of endeavour. Not least is its commitment to address climate change. Under the Climate Change Act (2019), the Scottish Government has a plan with commitments for actions across all policy sectors, and which now includes reducing car kilometres travelled by 20% by 2030. As the plan says, 'a truly world-leading aspiration.'. Adrian Davis 594
Michael Gove admits Brexit 'not at the gin and tonic and peanuts stage yet'; Michael Gove had admitted parts of Brexit are "not at the gin and tonic and peanuts stage yet". Alexander Brown 389
New Turing scheme will 'open up the globe to students' -; We are rightly proud of our Scottish universities as they are among the best in the world and there is a long-standing tradition of sharing the top class teaching and research they provide with Europe and beyond. Alan Young 911
Nicola Sturgeon suggests Jason Leitch's 'home haircut' disqualifies him from hosting briefings during the Scottish Parliamentary elections; The First Minister has suggested that the national clinical director's hairstyle might be enough to disqualify him from taking her place as host of the Scottish Government daily briefings during the May elections. Conor Marlborough 411
Nicola Sturgeon: Why there is no coronavirus briefing on today, and how the First Minister will update Scotland instead; There will be no lunchtime coronavirus briefing from the Scottish Government today, with Nicola Sturgeon instead due to attend First Minister's Questions. Conor Marlborough 155
Obituary: Christopher Plummer, Canadian actor best known for The Sound of Music; Christopher Plummer, Canadian actor. Born: December 13 1929 in Toronto, Canada.Died: February 5 2021 in Weston, Connecticut, United States, aged 91. Press Association 557
Peaky Blinders filming locations: where is it set as Cillian Murphy and cast seen in Portsoy shooting season 6; Peaky Blinders filming locations: where is it set as Cillian Murphy andcast seen in Portsoy shooting season 6. Chelsea Rocks 821
Police urge people to be vigilant following a spree of thefts in Aberdeen City Centre; Police are warning people to be careful and not carry large quantities of cash after four people have fallen victim to theft in the city centre of Aberdeen. Beth Murray 342
Price tag revealed for Rangers loanee as ex-Celtic star reveals reason behind Parkhead exit; The latest from the wide world of Scottish football on Tuesday, February 9. Craig Fowler 172
Rangers striker Kemar Roofe forced to wait for suspension verdict; Rangers striker Kemar Roofe's fast-track hearing has been put back 24 hours. Matthew Elder 228
Safer Internet Day 2021: what is it, how to take part in the BBC live lessons and top tips for internet safety; The awareness day of internet safety promotes key ways to keep children safe online, as nearly 70 percent of teens now use Facebook and Snapchat. Chelsea Rocks 1330
Scotland continues to battle heavy snow as temperatures dip to almost -18[degrees]C in the coldest night of the year so far; Parts of Scotland reached as low as nearly -18[degrees]C on Monday night, as the country faced Storm Darcy. Beth Murray 411
Scotland team kneeling row shows there is no room for nuance in the court of pubic opinion - Martyn McLaughlin; The anger and anguish over the decision by several Scotland players not to take the knee ahead of their win against England has dulled the lustre of an historic Calcutta Cup triumph, but it can inadvertently shine a light on what we perceive as genuine change, and the glacial rate of progress towards even more momentous victories. Martyn McLaughlin 1007
Scotland v Wales: Jamie Ritchie identifies three Welsh dangermen as Scots chase back-to-back wins; Jamie Ritchie was part of the first Scotland team to win in Wales in 18 years but the flanker expects a far tougher challenge when Wayne Pivac's side roll into Edinburgh on Saturday. Graham Bean 1155
Scotland weather forecast: UK records coldest temperature of the year in Scottish Highlands; The coldest night of the winter so far in the UK has been recorded as minus 16.7C in the Scottish Highlands, as snow and ice continue to cause disruption in some regions. Katharine Hay 189
Scotland's weather LIVE: Snow, traffic and travel, power cuts, and latest weather updates with amber warning in force; It's a white winter wonderland in most parts of Scotland after heavy snow fell overnight - but the effects of Storm Darcy continue to cause traffic delays and other hazards across the country on Tuesday. Gary Flockhart 151
Scotland's weather: Severe amber warning for snow in place between Glasgow and Edinburgh and north to Perth; Snow and ice warnings remain in place for most of Scotland as the effects of Storm Darcy continue to cause traffic delays and other hazards. Gary Flockhart 312
Scotland's weather: What to do if you can't get to your Covid-19 vaccine appointment because of snow disruption; People across Scotland have woken up to a fresh layer of snow this morning, and the Met Office has warned that light snowfall will continue through the day on Tuesday. Elsa Maishman 409
Scots girl uses money from cancelled birthday party to send gifts to people living alone; A kind-hearted girl has used money set aside for her cancelled birthday party to send gift boxes to people who live alone. Katharine Hay 570
Scottish airports left 'bemused' by lack of detail in new hotel quarantine plans; Plans to introduce new mandatory managed quarantine for incoming travellers into Scotland from Monday have been criticised by "bemused" Scottish airports for a lack of detail. Conor Matchett 568
Scottish energy storage start-up targets [pounds sterling]300m and 200 new jobs; An Aberdeen-based green energy start-up has the ambitious aim of raising [pounds sterling]300 million and creating 200 jobs over the next five years. Scott Reid 416
Scottish freedom of speech group warns that online bullying, intimidation and threats have created 'culture of fear' among writers; A leading Scottish freedom of speech organisation has warned that growing online bullying, intimidation and threats have created "a culture of fear" among writers and had a "chilling effect" on Scottish literature. Brian Ferguson 595
Scottish international arrivals may escape quarantine via England; Concerns that international passengers travelling to Scotland could escape strict new quarantine rules if they go via English airports have been raised by the Transport Secretary. Scott Macnab 426
Scottish lower league seasons remain on pause as Scottish Government decides against February return; Football below the Scottish Championship will remain suspended until at least March after the Scottish Government decided against ending the hiatus this month. Craig Fowler 397
Scottish Premiership top 10 attackers' influence including Ianis Hagi, Kemar Roofe, Odsonne Edouard, Kevin Nisbet and Alfredo Morelos; Ross Callachan scored the 400th goal of the Scottish Premiership season on Sunday with Hamilton's equaliser against Rangers. David Oliver 345
Scottish scientists develop animal welfare technology; Years of research into animal behaviour will be harnessed in the development of a system capable of evaluating and measuring the sort of emotional wellbeing of livestock which experienced stockmen and women already judge and monitor. 470
Scottish Tories face 'cronyism' accusations after [pounds sterling]150,000 donor wins Lothians list seat endorsement; The Scottish Conservatives have been hit by claims of "cronyism" by their own ranks after a candidate who has donated almost [pounds sterling]150,000 to the party received an endorsement from Ruth Davidson's candidate committee. Conor Matchett 623
Scottish weather: Aberdeenshire family sculpt racing car out of snow; A family of self-confessed petrol heads created this amazing racing car - out of snow. Ellie Forbes 464
Six Nations: Scotland call up three players ahead of Wales match; Scotland have called three players into their squad ahead of Saturday's Guinness Six Nations clash with Wales, while releasing four back to their clubs. Graham Bean 272
Six Nations: Wales lose four key players for Scotland clash at BT Murrayfield; Wales will be without four players who began their Guinness Six Nations win over Ireland for Saturday's round two clash with Scotland. Sports Desk 318
Snow warnings extended to Friday as temperatures expected to plummet further; Severe weather warnings for more snow have been extended to Friday as temperatures were expected to equal or beat Tuesday's ten-year low of -16.7C. Alastair Dalton 637
St Valentine in Glasgow: what are the city's mysterious links to the patron saint of lovers? A church in the Gorbals contains an unexpected romantic relic; A church in the Gorbals contains an unexpected romantic relic. Chelsea Rocks 521
Stick or twist? The conundrum facing Aberdeen over the future of manager Derek McInnes; Derek McInnes is currently experiencing the most intense pressure of his Aberdeen career. Across their last eight league games they've won only once, picked up five points from a possible 24, and found the back of the net on just four occasions. Craig Fowler 576
Study to examine possible link between Covid-19 and stroke in UK adults; A study using health data from nearly all UK adults is to examine an "extremely concerning" possible link between Covid-19 and strokes. Elsa Maishman 431
Tesco faces investor demand to boost sales of healthy food amid obesity crisis; Investors are pressuring retail giant Tesco into boosting its sales of healthy food and drinks amid growing evidence that Britain's obesity problem has worsened during the pandemic. Scott Reid and Tess de la Mare 594
The face of retirement is changing - Steven Simpson; However you look at it, the face of retirement is changing. From luxury independent living developments to intergenerational communities and high-tech facilities, housing for retirees has evolved considerably. Steven Simpson 557
The Premier League of bad taste: the good, bad and ugly of footballers' cars; Footballers are famous for their love of flashy cars and for the often questionable modifications they choose to fit. Now a new list has revealed some of the best and worst examples currently on sale. Matt Allan 712
The Rangers connection to Israeli international 'Ibrox target' Dolev Haziza; Rangers are reportedly tracking Israeli midfielder Dolev Haziza, whose agent is known to Ross Wilson. David Oliver 243
The Supremes: the Motown group's members and number one songs as co-founder Mary Wilson dies age 76; Led by Diana Ross and including Florence Ballard, the group had many number one hits like Baby Love. Jenna Macfarlane 856
The tiny Scottish village named after an Indian city of 2.5 million people; It's a settlement that clings to the banks of a famous river, in a mineral-rich region a short drive from the birthplace of a national poet. David McLean 647
These 12 beautiful pictures from across Scotland show as the country transforms into a winter wonderland; People are making the most of the wintry photo opportunities as most of mainland Scotland remains under a yellow weather warning for snow. Beth Murray 354
To celebrate National Pizza Day, we chat to Edinburgh restaurateur, Michele Civiera, about his new 'slice bars'; Civiera tells us about opening two new "slice bars" in a pandemic. Gaby Soutar 611
UAE Mars mission: when will the Hope probe reach the Red Planet - and what is the purpose of the mission? Dubai-based scientists hope to find out more about the planet's temperature and atmosphere; Dubai-based scientists hope to find out more about the planet's temperature and atmosphere. Chelsea Rocks 908
WATCH: Train driver uses hot water to clear horn blocked by snow; The makers of LNER's new fleet of Azuma trains admitted today their horns could be blocked by a "very heavy snowfall". Alastair Dalton 415
What does GOAT mean in sport? Why Tom Brady and Jimmy Anderson have both been called the GOAT; Tom Brady and Jimmy Anderson have both been called the GOAT of their sport this week. Finlay Greig 791
What is the coldest temperature ever recorded in the UK - and where is Altnaharra? A temperature of minus 16.7 was recorded on Tuesday; A temperature of minus 16.7 was recorded on Tuesday. Finlay Greig 305
When will Nicola Sturgeon speak at First Minister's Questions and what will she say about coronavirus lockdown in Scotland? The First Minister will make a statement to MSPs this afternoon. Conor Marlborough 346

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