Europa League play-off: Celtic & Rangers face familiar faces

Galatasaray defeated Rangers 3-2 in 2000Celtic and Rangers have taken different paths to the Europa League play-off round but have the chance on Thursday to give Scotland two group stage representatives for the third season running.Tournament restructuring because of Covid-19 means the circumstances – a one-off tie – are unusual, but both face foes familiar…

Chrissy Teigen reveals ‘deep pain’ of miscarriage

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Chrissy Teigen and John Legend in 2019 Model Chrissy Teigen, the wife of singer John Legend, has revealed she had a miscarriage in a moving statement on social media.”We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt…

Covid-19: Virus spread may be slowing and fears over job cuts

Here are five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Thursday morning. We’ll have another update for you at 18:00 BST. 1. Virus spread may be slowingThe growth in coronavirus cases may be slowing, an Imperial College London study of 84,000 people across England suggests. Researchers say the average number of people…

London Marathon runners taking part remotely in Sunday’s race

Even without being able to gather in London, 45,000 runners have registered to do the 26.2 miles remotely over 24 hours on SundayVenue: St James’s Park, London Date: Sunday 4 October Time: 07:15 BST (elite women), 10:15 BST (elite men), 13:12 BSTCoverage: Live video and text coverage on BBC One, BBC Two and online from…

Stranded Lossiemouth holidaymakers rescued by lifeboat

Publishedduration1 hour agoimage copyrightJASPERIMAGEimage captionThe couple were brought to safety in an inflatable dinghyTwo holidaymakers were rescued by lifeboat after they became stranded at Lossiemouth’s east beach on Wednesday.The lifeboat crew from Buckie used an inflatable dinghy to pick up the couple, a man and a woman, after they called for help at about 21:00.The…

Covid: Rolls-Royce announces plan to raise £3bn

Image copyright Rolls-Royce Rolls-Royce has announced it will seek to raise £3bn to bolster its finances after a “sharp deterioration” in civil aerospace because of the pandemic.The plane engine maker will tap shareholders for £2bn through a rights issue and the remainder will come from issuing new bonds.There has been speculation for weeks that Rolls-Royce…

‘Circuit breaker’ lockdown and whales block war games

Image caption Scots could be ordered to stay at home this month as part of a crucial “circuit breaker” lockdown to tackle coronavirus cases, warns the Scottish Daily Mail. Image caption The circuit breaker lockdown is planned for the October school holidays, writes The Times, which says the move is being considered as the number…