BT Sport apologise for Betfred Cup ad - in their unique way

The introduction to BT Sport’s coverage of the Betfred Cup semi-final matches saw the organisation’s Scottish football team apologise in their own unique way.

Deadly mob attacks on people suspected to be "vampires" have led to about 140 arrests in Malaw as President Peter Mutharika appeals for calm. Picture: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, FILE

‘Vampires’ targeted in mob attacks leads to 140 arrests in Malawi

Around 140 people have been arrested in Malawi after deadly mob attacks on people suspected of being “vampires”.

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Can you name year these famous events happened?

Quiz: Can you name the year these events took place?

It can be difficult sometimes to remember what you had for your dinner, let alone historical events.

Gerard Butler, who has told how he was admitted to hospital after being injected with the venom of 23 bee stings. Picture; PA

Gerard Butler was hospitalised ‘after injecting himself with bee venom’

Gerard Butler has told how he was admitted to hospital after being injected with the venom of 23 bee stings.

Badger discovered having a cat nap in Linlithgow house

Badger sneaks into house and enjoys a snooze in a cat bed

A SLEEPY badger snuck into a house and enjoyed a kip in a cat bed.

Picture: Glasgow's Christmas lights are up, Glasgow Chamber Twitter

Christmas lights go up in Glasgow and Edinburgh

Despite only being mid-October, festive lights are up and ready to be switched on in Glasgow and Edinburgh

Glasgow & Strathclyde
The bull in Prospect Park.

Bull on loose in New York escapes slaughterhouse and injures child

A bull has injured a child in New York after it escaped a slaughterhouse in the city according to local reports.

Sir Richard Branson opened up about being the target of cons. Picture: Geoff Caddick/PA Wire

Sir Richard Branson targeted with $5m ‘terrorist’ ransom demand

Sir Richard Branson has opened up about a request by Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon to pay $5 million towards terrorists’ ransom, only for it to turn out to be a con man.

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Danielle Hirst, 28 and Craig Smith, 31, who had sex at a Dominos Pizza restaurant arrive at Scarborough Magistrates Court. Picture: SWNS

Couple who had sex while waiting for pizza in Domino’s spared jail

A couple who had sex in a pizza delivery shop as staff worked on the other side of the counter have been spared jail.

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Students are launching a naked calendar.

Veterinary students launch naked calendar for homeless pet charity

A group of students from the Royal School of Veterinary Studies is to launch a naked calendar to support homeless pets in need

Artist's impression issued by the University of Warwick of two neutron stars colliding. Picture: University of Warwick/Mark Garlick/PA Wire

Scientists strike gold with discovery of distant source of precious metal

A “gold factory” and a new source of gravitational waves “seen and heard” for the first time have been discovered in a distant galaxy 130 million light years away, scientists have revealed.

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Aberdeen at around 2.40pm. Picture: Peter Williams

Storm Ophelia: Aberdeen shrouded in darkness before 3pm

Aberdeen descended into darkness just after lunch-time despite it still being October.

Aberdeen & North East
Tthe 2018 series of "Thomas and Friends: Big World! Big Adventures!" Formerly six boys and one girl, the new team will have three girls and four boys. Picture: Mattel, Inc. via AP

Thomas the Tank Engine set for politically-correct overhaul

The new series of Thomas the Tank Engine will see a significant overhaul as two male engines make way for female trains.

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A man died following the incident in the stable yard at Kempton. Picture: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Man killed by ‘kick from horse’ at Kempton Racecourse

A groom killed at one of the country’s best-known racecourses from a suspected kick from a horse has been described as “hugely enthusiastic and dedicated to his horses” by his employer.

Horse Racing
A seagull enjoys the catering at Easter Road. Picture: SNS/Rob Casey

Seagull ignores Hibs defeat to Aberdeen to tuck into pizza

A seagull largely ignored the fare on show at Easter Road on Saturday, tucking into a pizza during the game instead.

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Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale  celebrate their win over Stirling Albion. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Another Scottish Cup farce as draw has to be redone

A William Hill Scottish Cup draw descended into farce for the second time in under two years last night when Brora Rangers were called out twice.

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A fully clothed Ronny Deila reacts during a match between Celtic and Rangers at Hampden. Picture: John Devlin

Ex-Celtic boss Ronny Deila strips naked to inspire team to key win

Former Celtic boss Ronny Deila has revealed he inspired his new side to a crucial win - by stripping naked.

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The cat hithced a ride on the back of a van and has been named Laurie by the SSPCA

Cat ‘hitches a ride’ from Liverpool to Kilmarnock

The Scottish SPCA are appealing for the owner of a cat that hitched a ride from Liverpool to Kilmarnock

Kilmarnock 1
Sales data from a major celebration cards retailer suggests the number of 50th birthday celebrations are growing

More 50th birthday cards sold than for 18th or 21st celebrations

There was a time when the 18th birthday was considered the biggest cause for celebration – to mark the point at which a child became an adult.
Now, it seems that 50 is the new 18, with more birthday cards sold for 50th birthdays than the traditional milestones of 18 or 21.

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