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Scotland announce squad for Murrayfield clash

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Teenage kicks? One Direction's Harry Styles hit in the groin by flying shoe for second time during a gig in Scotland

It’s not just girls that throw themselves at One Direction’s Harry Styles. During a gig in Scotland last night the teen heartthrob was hit in the groin by a flying shoe.

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Six Nations: Stuart Hogg has Lions chance says Scotland coach Duncan Hodge

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'A tale of two Britains': Glasgow, Birmingham and Wolverhampton revealed as top under-achievement hotspots

Cities across Britain are “blighted” by hotspots of educational under-achievement, with huge differences in the number of residents with qualifications, according to a new report.

HMV has announced it will close 66 stores

HMV to close 66 stores

Retailer HMV has announced it will close 66 shops nationwide.

Injuries add to Scotland's worries

Scotland's obvious Six Nations problems were compounded today when it emerged that Alasdair Strokosch, their France-based flanker, might have played his last rugby of the tournament. Strokosch lasted only 13 minutes at Twickenham before giving best to an eye injury quickly diagnosed as a fractured orbit.

Rap battles seen in Eminem's semi-autobiographic film 8 Mile, where two or more artists trade rhyming insults, derived from the medieval Caledonian art of 'flyting' and travelled to the US via Scottish slave owners

Eminem to headline at new music festival in Glasgow

US rapper Eminem will headline a new music festival to be held over ten days in Glasgow.

Reflective calm: Loch Lomond, where 'the scenery is stunning'

My life in travel: Gordon Strachan

'Loch Lomond is like a different country'

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Merkel suffers 'nightmare' defeat in bellwether state

Defeat of Chancellor’s CDU in Lower Saxony boost rivals’ hopes of general election victory

Climber tells how avalanche swept friends to their deaths

Four killed in Highlands as big freeze continues to cause chaos across Britain
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Pete Waterfield, who partnered Tom Daley to fourth in the synchro platform diving at the London Olympics, is furious after having his funding cut.

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Exclusive: Britain leads the way as Paralympians get own series

After 80,000 sell-out crowds at the Summer Games two of eight grand prix meetings, including the final, will be held in the UK

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