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Freed Rangers midfielder Ian Black trains with Raith Rovers as he seeks new club

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  BY IAIN COLLIN – Capital City Press Freed Rangers midfielder Ian Black is training with Raith Rovers as he looks for a new club. The former Inverness Caley Thistle and Hearts player is out of contract after not being offered a new deal by the Ibrox club at the end of last season. The […]

August 1st, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | Read More »

New dad Lewis Coult sees dream week capped by outing against Hearts

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BY ALAN TEMPLE – Capital City Press Emotional Arbroath striker Lewis Coult admits the last few days have been a “blur” after he welcomed his first child into the world and got the opportunity to play at the home of his boyhood heroes. Coult’s girlfriend, Regan, gave birth to baby Mila on Wednesday morning – […]

August 1st, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | Read More »

Montrose boss Paul Hegarty does not expect Scott Allan sideshow to be a factor against Hibs

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BY ALAN TEMPLE – Capital City Press Montrose boss Paul Hegarty is no stranger to a Scott Allan saga after witnessing his acrimonious exit from Dundee United first-hand. However, he has brushed aside suggestions that the sideshow surrounding the gifted playmaker could help his League Two minnows manufacture an almighty shock against Hibs this afternoon. […]

August 1st, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | Read More »

Hairdresser to the Royals announced as speaker at Edinburgh College graduation

Denise has worked with the Royal family and a wealth of celebrities

Hairdresser to the Royals and reality TV show judge Denise McAdam will be guest speaker at Edinburgh College’s Graduation ceremonies in September. Denise, who grew up in Penicuik and studied hairdressing at the college, has worked with the Royal Family, international supermodels and Hollywood stars. She is currently one of the judges on BBC Two’s […]

July 31st, 2015 | Posted in In Brief | Read More »

Livingston claim Declan Gallagher is a ‘victim’ after re-signing defender jailed for three years

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BY IAIN COLLIN – Capital City Press Mark Burchill has insisted he is keeping his promise to stand by Declan Gallagher as Livingston made the astonishing claim that the re-signed defender is a ‘victim’ – just weeks after he was jailed for an attack that left a man with a fractured skull. The 24-year-old was convicted […]

July 31st, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | Read More »

Mikk Reintam could become record breaker after receiving clearance to join Alloa Athletic

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BY ALAN TEMPLE – Capital City Press Estonian defender Mikk Reintam could become the first Alloa player to be capped while a Wasp in 124 YEARS after completing his move to the Indodrill Stadium. The 25-year-old last night received clearance to join the Championship outfit after leaving Czech Second Division side Frydek-Mistek during the close […]

July 31st, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | Read More »

Former Celtic striker Georgios Samaras set for Sampdoria switch

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BY ALAN TEMPLE – Capital City Press Former Celtic striker Georgios Samaras is expected to finalise a switch to Serie A side Sampdoria this week. The 30-year-old, who is a free agent after his contract with West Bromwich Albion was terminated this summer, has been in talks with Samp director of football Carlo Osti. It […]

July 31st, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | Read More »

Allan Johnston seeking a hat-trick of new signings for Dunfermline

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BY IAIN COLLIN – Capital City Press New Dunfermline manager Allan Johnston has set his sights on up to three new signings as he prepares to make his competitive East End Park debut tomorrow (Saturday). The former Queen of the South and Kilmarnock boss will follow up last Saturday’s comprehensive 4-1 win over Arbroath in […]

July 31st, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | Read More »

Glasgow is the gambling capital of Europe

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A new survey has found that Glasgow is the gambling capital of Europe. In total 2,400 gamblers within 12 European nations were questioned about their gambling habits. The findings revealed that one in five Scottish males are playing Roulette online along with fixed odd terminals.     Gamblers in Glasgow bet £200m per year on […]

July 30th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief | Read More »

Arbroath midfielder David Gold looking forward to facing best pal Sam Nicholson

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BY DARREN JOHNSTONE – Capital City Press Arbroath midfielder David Gold admits he is desperate to get one over on best friend Sam Nicholson when the Red Lichties take on Hearts this evening. Hearts supporter Gold will fulfill a boyhood dream when he walks out at Tynecastle in tonight’s League Cup first round tie after […]

July 30th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | Read More »

Scottish referee Kevin Clancy handed another Europa League assignment

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BY ALAN TEMPLE – Capital City Press Scottish referee Kevin Clancy will go Dutch this evening after being handed his third European assignment in the space of just three weeks. The 31-year-old whistler has been chosen to oversee AZ Almaar’s Europa League league clash against Istanbul Basaksehir as his profile on the continent continues to […]

July 30th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | Read More »

Train company adds Prosecco to the menu

Customer Service Assistant Katey Feeney with the new Prosecco product

A TRAIN company is celebrating its first 150 days of service – by adding Prosecco to the menu. Virgin Trains East Coast will now offer a £6 bottle of the alcoholic drink to onboard passengers. The tasty tipple makes its debut as the service gears up for a busy summer season, taking thousands of travellers […]

July 29th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief | Read More »

Two Scottish castles in the running for UK award

A view of Edinburgh Castle, one of many ancient buildings managed by Historic Scotland

Two of Scotland’s best-loved tourist attractions have been shortlisted in the British Travel Awards. Edinburgh Castle and Stirling Castle are the only Scottish sites in the running for the Best UK Heritage Attraction category. They are shortlisted alongside the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland, the National Maritime Museum in Cornwall, and the Snowdon Mountain Railway. […]

July 29th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief | Read More »

Martin Boyle, James Keatings and Dan Carmichael could all return for Hibs

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BY ALAN TEMPLE – Capital City Press Hibs head coach Alan Stubbs has confirmed that a hat-trick of summer signings are closing in on full fitness – however he is sweating over Dominique Malonga and Jordon Forster. James Keatings, Danny Carmichael and Martin Boyle are yet to feature for the Hibees this term after sitting out the […]

July 29th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | Read More »

Scotland hopeful Scott Arfield targets English Premier League return after signing Burnley deal

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BY ALAN TEMPLE – Capital City Press Scottish star Scott Arfield has targeted an immediate return to the Barclay’s Premier League after signing a new three-year contract with Burnley. The 26-year-old was a stand-out performer for the Clarets last term, making 40 appearances and holding his own in the top-flight. Arfield scored twice, including a […]

July 29th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | Read More »

Raith Rovers facing defensive crisis for Championship opener after Lewis Toshney KO

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BY ALAN TEMPLE – Capital City Press Raith Rovers are facing a defensive crisis ahead of their Championship opener against Livingston next week after Lewis Toshney suffered ankle ligament damage. The former Celtic defender was withdrawn after 65 minutes of the Fifers’ 1-0 win over Cowdenbeath on Saturday following a heavy challenge.   Scans have […]

July 29th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | Read More »

Like father, like son? Luke Armstrong out to follow in footsteps of former English Premier League star Alun

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BY ALAN TEMPLE – Capital City Press Luke Armstrong is determined to prove that the apple did not fall far from the tree as he targets a fruitful spell at Cowdenbeath. The talented teenager is the son of retired striker Alun Armstrong, who played for the likes of Middlesbrough and Ipswich Town, even finding the […]

July 29th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | Read More »

Alan Stubbs eyes new Hibs signings this week as ex-Rangers midfielder Rhys McCabe bids to win deal

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BY IAIN COLLIN – Capital City Press Alan Stubbs is hopeful of strengthening his Hibernian squad this week as he runs the rule over former Rangers midfielder Rhys McCabe. The Easter Road head coach, who is adamant Rangers signing target Scott Allan is not for sale, is keen to add to his options ahead of […]

July 28th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | Read More »

Average Property Prices increase by 3.5 per cent to £167,765

Edinburgh property costs  £237,286 on average

THE Registers of Scotland published statistics today showing that the average price of a residential property in Scotland increased by 3.5% . The average price of a residential property is now £167,765, the highest figure recorded for this quarter since Registers of Scotland began compiling quarterly statistics in 2003.   The highest percentage rise was recorded in West […]

July 28th, 2015 | Posted in Business,In Brief,Scottish News | Read More »

Callum Paterson hopes Everton’s stars provide perfect preparation for League Cup clash with Arbroath

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BY IAIN COLLIN – Capital City Press The gulf in class could hardly be wider but Callum Paterson hopes facing the millionaires of Everton will prove the perfect preparation for Hearts ahead of Thursday’s League Cup tie against lowly Arbroath. Paterson stunned the English Premier League stars with a ninth-minute opener in Sunday’s friendly at […]

July 28th, 2015 | Posted in In Brief,Sport | Read More »

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