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Liam Craig’s penalty gave Hibernian their first league win over Hearts in eight games, the 2-1 victory ensuring their Edinburgh rivals remain on minus-two points.

SPL: Anti-poppy banner regrettable

The display of a giant anti-poppy banner by a group of Celtic fans at Parkhead this weekend has been called "regrettable" by Scottish Premier League chief executive Neil Doncaster.

Maloney's form earns high praise from Lennon

Neil Lennon has claimed he will not concern himself with results at Rangers as he continues to drive Celtic on to capture the Scottish Premier League back from their big rivals.

Famous first words: Why we mustn’t overlook juvenile jottings

Many poets start young, and the winners of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year award are no exception. So why, asks Judith Palmer, is 'juvenilia' a dirty word? Plus, Brian Patten's confessions of a teen poet

It was tough, says Villa's Sidwell, but I'm ready for my season now

The Aston Villa midfielder Steve Sidwell has started on the comeback trail after missing the opening five games of the campaign.

From a caravan to N17: how one of the 'Famous Four' got to the Lane

An impoverished childhood, a celebrity wife and a lot to prove on the pitch. Ian Herbert assesses Redknapp's latest recruit

Edinburgh Festival diary

The spat between comic Stewart Lee and the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards (previously the Perriers) is descending, fittingly, into farce. Lee (who has never been nominated) objects to the Comedy God award, where the public decides who is the best of the 173 acts nominated in the awards' 30-year history.

Famous faces bid farewell to union stalwart Jimmy Reid

Famous figures from the worlds of politics, entertainment and sport joined hundreds of mourners today for the funeral of former Scottish trade union leader Jimmy Reid.

Famous wills: They couldn't take it with them...

The last wishes of some of history's most eminent figures have been released. Kevin Rawlinson surveys their legacies

Rangers on brink as Smith bemoans 'lack of pressure'

The Rangers manager, Walter Smith, lamented the "lack of pressure" his side had been put under as they took a large step towards the Scottish Premier League title by beating Hearts 2-0 yesterday.

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Keane double eases the pressure on Mowbray

Tony Mowbray , the Celtic manager, believes the need to keep some of the Scottish media at bay was in danger of getting to his side before their 2-0 win at Falkirk yesterday. Two Robbie Keane goals took the Celtic back to within 10 points of Scottish Premier League leaders Rangers, who also have a game in hand.

Contrast of styles gives Levein a clearer picture

An international manager is always strategising, and Craig Levein's intention is to govern expectations. A rush of optimism is generated by a new appointment, and the prospect of a fresh qualifying campaign. This is a wellspring for Levein, but hubris has soured Scottish hearts too often in the past. He is trying to restrain anticipation, so that it remains an ally.

Rogne happy to develop by training with Keane

The new Celtic defender Thomas Rogne reckons marking Robbie Keane in training will help take his own game to the next level.

Rangers get warning for title run-in

Thomson says champions must beware of complacency after dropping points at Ibrox
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