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Mulgrew was on target as Celtic thumped Kilmarnock to edge closer to another Scottish Premiership title

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IF YOU wake up tomorrow morning and immediately think you have backed the Ayr Gold Cup winner, then you have probably been dreaming. If you think you have also backed the winner of the Silver Cup then you have been drinking.

Football: Scotland seek to repress cavalier attitude

AS A player who memorably recalls playing through the pain barrier as "like towing a grand piano behind me", Craig Burley was always likely to be receptive to Craig Brown's strictures on the importance of patience as Scotland strive for the victory over Estonia tomorrow that could confirm their place in the play-offs for Euro 2000.

Police identify crash victims

ALL EIGHT people who died in the Glasgow air crash have now been identified.

Golf: Heap on course to finish top of the pile

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Ex-Grand Prix driver sells island

ONE OF Scotland's favourite holiday islands has been put up for sale just months before new laws are expected to give special purchase rights to communities.

Letter: Mobile phones

Sir: Now that we have debate over the safety of mobile phones, though the evidence is inconclusive, I trust that, as with GM foods, shops will be withdrawing them from sale. After all, it would seem that consumers are unable to make their own decisions.

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Brittle Joys by Sara Maitland Virago pounds 15.99

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Theatre: Gardener's question time

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Sir: Now here's a paradox. On International Women's Day (8 March), The Independent publishes a book review about the 18th-century writer Charlotte Smith. Why is the piece dominated by a picture of William Wordsworth, who is barely mentioned in the article? And why his picture is about 15 times as large as the tiny portrait of Charlotte Smith?

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Books: Chips off the old block: Our Fathers by Andrew O'Hagan Faber & Faber, pounds 16.99, 282pp

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Football: Williamson plays it cool

THE KILMARNOCK manager, Bobby Williamson, is still refusing to set goals for his high-fliers, despite the Rugby Park outfit entering the new year firmly in contention for the title.

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