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Who are Shkupi? Rangers’ Europa League first qualifying round opponents profiled

Rangers have learned their opponents in the first qualifying round of the Europa League .

Steven Gerrard ’s first foray into UEFA competition with his new charges sees them take on FK Shkupi of Macedonia.

The first leg will be played at Ibrox on Thursday, July 12, with the return ...

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Dumfries and Galloway youth workers scoop national awards

Members of the region’s Youth Work Team are celebrating double success in national awards.

Gayle Finlay from Dumfries was named Scotland’s Youth Worker of the Year 2018.

The award was in recognition of her work to provide extra support to young people who suffered the loss of a ...

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Netherburn Nursery kids get into a right old puddle

Enthusiastic youngsters from Netherburn Nursery enjoyed jumping around in muddy puddles in a bid to raise cash for charity.

The class took part in a Peppa Pig Muddy Puddle Walk in aid of Save the Children on April 27.

Both morning and afternoon session children ...

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Quiz in memory of Ringford woman Issy Pitcairn raises more than £500 for Pancreatic Cancer Scotland

A quiz in memory of a Ringford woman has raised more than £500 for charity.

Fifteen teams battled it out through eight challenging rounds at the event at the Cavens Arms in Dumfries.

In the process they raised £530 for Pancreatic Cancer Scotland, which was chosen after ...

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Dumfries and Galloway social worker wins top student award

Social worker Laura McHarrie has been named as the top student in Scotland.

She won the Andrew Cornwell Memorial Award for the highest performing graduate in the Open University’s (OU)social work programme in the country.

She was presented with a certificate and book token by ...

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New giant media group created in UK after Reach bid to buy Express Newspapers gets green light

Matt Hanock, the Culture and Media Secretary , has cleared Reach plc's bid for the Express Newspapers titles.

The move means that the £26.7m bid by Reach - formerly Trinity Mirror - will now go ahead to create one of the largest media groups in the UK.

Under the deal Reach ...

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Police hunt fire-raiser after failed attempt to set house alight with residents inside

Police are hunting for a fire-raiser after a failed attempt at setting a house ablaze in Eyemouth.

The incident happened at an address on Deadhead Drive at around 4am on Monday, June 18.

People, who were in the property at the time, told cops after smelling fumes, however efforts to ...

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Police hunt prank mayday caller who sparked major air and sea search in Moray Firth

Police are investigating a hoax mayday call which sparked a major air and sea search.

The Coastguard received an emergency call at around 5.50pm on Monday, reporting that three people were having to abandon their boat in the Moray Firth area.

A major search was launched involving ...

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Hibs’ Europa League opponents Runavik examined as Neil Lennon’s side prepare for the Faroes

Neil Lennon will lead Hibs back into European action next month with a Europa League tie that must have Easter Road fans licking their lips.

NSI Runavik are the opposition - from the tiny Faroese town of the same name - with the first leg to be played in Leith on Thursday, July ...

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Facebook and Amazon weigh up SPFL rights bid as Internet giants prepare to move in on Scottish football

Scottish football could be set for a broadcasting revolution after it emerged Facebook and Amazon are weighing up bids for the SPFL .

The current TV deal is to expire in 2020 but broadcasters have already held talks with league bosses. BT Sport and Sky pay just £21million to share ...

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West Lothian police appeal for information following fatal road collision near Linlithgow

Police are appealing for information following a fatal road collision near Linlithgow.

At around 1.10am today (Wednesday, June 20) passing motorists found a blue Ford B-Max car within a field next to the southbound carriageway of the M9, between junctions 4 and 3.

The vehicle appears ...

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Children's author visits Alexandria school for storytelling fun

Children’s author Angela Proctor stopped off at Levenvale Primary School to promote reading to children.

Angela visited pupils on Thursday to introduce them to her character, little witch Thumble Tumble from the magical Isle of Arran.

Children created their own magical potion and ...

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Raging husband sells wedding rings after love-cheat bride runs off with his pal SIX days after Mexico wedding

A Scot has put his wedding ring up for sale online - revealing that his new wife of SIX days has run off with another man.

Andy Mitchell posted a picture of the wedding ring set he gave his wife during the £30,000 dream ceremony in Mexico on June 3.

Celtic fan Andy, from Kelty, ...

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New Kilwinning Rangers assistant manager Barry Fleeting relishing return to club for third spell

Barry Fleeting has returned to Kilwinning Rangers as assistant manager after Jim MacLeod quit the number two role due to work commitments.

Fleeting, 35, takes up the post after hanging up his boots following an injury-disrupted season with Ayrshire District League champions ...

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Jon Flanagan profiled as Rangers weigh up move for former Liverpool full back

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is pondering a move for former Liverpool defender Jon Flanagan as he looks to add competition for place to his backline.

Record Sport revealed on Tuesday night the 25-year-old is on the Ibrox boss' wanted list with the new season almost on the horizon. ...

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Apprentice star Lord Sugar sparks racism storm with World Cup tweet on Senegal team

Lord Sugar has defended a 'racist' post he made about the Senegal football team as "funny".

The tycoon claimed it had been interpreted "in the wrong way as offensive by a few people" before deleting it.

The Apprentice boss tweeted a picture of the team, edited to ...

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Kilwinning man completes first triathlon in memory of his father-in-law

A North Ayrshire man smashed his first ever triathlon in memory of his late father-in-law.

Scott Milliken, 27, originally from Kilwinning, took on the mammoth challenge in aid of Motor Neurone Disease Scotland.

Now living in Reading, Scott, who works for a pharmaceutical firm, put ...

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Ernespie Farm near Castle Douglas welcomes more than 600 people for Open Farm Sunday

More than 600 people took the chance to look around Ernespie Farm.

The farm on the outskirts of Castle Douglas was opened up by the McMiken family as part of Open Farm Sunday.

There were a variety of activities for people to enjoy in the glorious sunshine including a tractor pull, ...

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Two seriously injured after two bus smash outside Edinburgh primary school

Two people have been seriously injured after two buses crashed outside a primary school in Edinburgh .

The incident on Ferry Road near to Holy Cross Primary at the junction with Craighall Road took place just before 9am this morning between a private hire coach and a Lothian bus.

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Thug who attacked his grandmother is caged for five months

A boozed-up yob assaulted his 76-year-old grandmother and then head-butted a neighbour who went to her rescue, a court heard.

Out-of-control Garry McMahon, 37, also punched windows during the drink-fuelled disturbance at a house in Paisley’s Ferguslie Park.

Paisley Sheriff Court ...

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Rutherglen pensioners furious with recent fly-tipping outside their flat

Spittal pensioners have slammed fly-tippers after a recent dumping attracted vermin to their front doors.

Furious residents of flats on Dunure Drive, Rutherglen , hit out at a private landlord who renovated a flat and tossed the remains out the front of their mixed tenured building. ...

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