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Brian Cox: Yes vote is not about being anti-English, England and Scotland are brothers — The 68-year-old - whose numerous Hollywood roles include appearances in the Bourne and X-Men franchises - admitted he is very much in favour of Scotland becoming an independent country, but said of Britain, "We're part of the same... we're brothers."
Jul 29, 2014

RT @heraldscotland: Brian Cox: Yes vote is not about being anti-English, England and Scotland are brothers…

Deila: Berget is a perfect match for Celtic — The Norwegian international completed a six-month loan deal from Cardiff City on Monday and went straight into the Hoops squad for the first-leg of their Champions League third qualifier against Legia Warsaw in Poland on Wednesday night.

The record breakers: men's gymnasts take Team Scotland to target — Team Scotland's gymnasts have won silver, securing the squad's record breaking 34th medal of the Games.
Jul 29, 2014

Scottish men's gymnastics team poised to take silver as Team Scotland near medal target of 34 at Glasgow 2014…

Walker & Bromwich: Orcadia & Other Stories — There's no longer any novelty to be had in placing certain artworks within a gallery setting then noting how the white-wall context instantly gives them a new meaning. Decades of bricks, planks and urinals have come and gone, wearing that particular approach intellectually thin.

Owl John: Owl John (Atlantic) — No solo acoustic angst for this frontman's side project (been there, done that, as part of the day job). Although every song on this rather magnificent album comes recognisably from inside the head of Frightened Rabbit's Scott Hutchison (the stirring choruses alone are proof of that), they're different too.

Sri Lankan president will stay away from war commemoration service — Mahinda Rajapaksa's regime is accused of committing atrocities against its own people in the final weeks of his country's 26-year civil war. There had been concern his presence could overshadow Monday's event.
Jul 29, 2014

Labour’s @DAlexanderMP said he had "deep reservations” about Sri Lankan president's suitability to represent C'wealth

Jul 29, 2014

Fred Carver from @SLcampaign said the Sri Lankan pres was “an embarrassment for the Commonwealth."

Jul 29, 2014

Campaigners have welcomed that leader of a regime accused of “appalling” war crimes wil not attend C'wealth WW1 event

Jul 29, 2014

Exc Controversial Sri Lankan leader will not attend WW1 commemoration w Prince Charles - although he was invited

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