Harry Styles dominated Saturday night’s Brit Awards, winning all four awards he received nominations for. Getty ImagesStyles, 29, used his acceptance speeches to acknowledge his “privilege” and namechecked female artists who were controversially absent from the best artist category. The awards, in the second year of gender-neutral categories, faced backlash after failing to nominate a single female act for best artist. This year, four genre categories were decided by the public via a vote on TikTok – alternative rock act, hip hop/rap/grime act, dance act and pop/R&B act. Styles claimed best pop/R&B act while alternative rock act went to The 1975 and Manchester rapper Aitch claimed the prize for hip hop/rap/grime act.
Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou hopes Scottish football can quickly streamline the VAR process after it made a major impact on his side’s dramatic 4-3 victory at Tynecastle. But Postecoglou felt the delays – there were about seven minutes of stoppage time in each half – took away from the football and vindicated his ambivalent stance on the new technology. I just think we are here to watch the football and not to wait for people to make decisions around things. “Look, I thought we had a clear-cut handball and penalty but apparently that’s not good enough – what do I know? “People assume that everything is going to be clear-cut and I look forward to fellow managers accepting the fact that VAR is not going to be clear-cut.5 months ago STV News
When Ange Postecoglou arrives at Estadio Santiago Bernabéu for Celtic’s final Champions League match against Real Madrid, he may take time to remember a Madrid legend who helped shape his managerial career. The pair’s strong connection was formed partly because the Celtic boss was born in Greece, where Puskas had enjoyed success, taking Panathinaikos to the European Cup final. “I was captain of South Melbourne and he was one of the biggest legends of the game,” Postecoglou said last year. We were constantly pestering him to tell us stories about Real Madrid, what he did at Hampden, what he did at Wembley. But the Celtic boss said it was Puskas’ personality and man-management that made an impression more than his tactics.4 months ago STV News
Michael Beale heaped praise on his Rangers side for the way they dismantled a Hearts side he felt were set up to have “a right go” at them. The Jambos were unbeaten in 10 ahead of Wednesday’s Tynecastle showdown and manager Robbie Neilson picked a team loaded with attacking players. “It’s nice sometimes away from home (when teams try to have a go) because it opens up spaces. “Zander Clark had good game but we were wasteful at times. “There are two sides to that, I thought Rangers played very well, pressed well, they were aggressive.1 month ago STV News
Mexico missed out on reaching the last 16 of the World Cup despite beating Saudi Arabia 2-1. There was huge support for Saudi Arabia inside the Lusail Stadium, venue for the World Cup final on December 18. Mohamed Kanno had two attempts for Saudi Arabia, slashing wide and sending a free-kick just over, but it was Mexico who poured forward at every opportunity. The busy Al Owais pushed out a Chavez shot at the start of the second half, but Mexico broke the deadlock from the resulting corner. It looked as if Mexico had to score, but in the end it was Saudi Arabia who had the final word.3 months ago STV News
A Western-Isles based charity hopes to bring women denied an education in Afghanistan to Scotland. A ban on women attending university was put in place by the ruling Taliban militant group in December. She died in Afghanistan in 2010 during a rescue operation, after being kidnapped by the Taliban. I can never be anyone in Afghanistan with the Taliban.”Lorna said the ban had already had a massive impact on women they know. “Women are banned from university, they’re banned from going out, they’re banned from mixing with men outside their own family,” she said.2 months ago STV News
An investigation has been launched after three people and a dog were killed in an early-morning hotel fire in Perth. More than 60 firefighters were called to tackle the blaze at the New County Hotel in Perth, just after 5am on Monday. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) described the fire as a “very complex incident” as guests and those staying in neighbouring flats were all evacuated. Police Scotland and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service have now launched a joint investigation into the incident. A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We received a call from Scottish Fire and Rescue Service of a fire at the New County Hotel in Perth at 05:05hrs.2 months ago STV News
A Lawrence Shankland hat-trick wasn’t enough to get the home side anything from the game as the Hoops won 4-3 at Tynecastle. James Forrest continued his good run of form with a goal for Celtic before Shankland levelled from the spot amid a first half full of VAR drama. SNS Group VAR: Referee consulted monitor before awarding penalty to Hearts. The floodgates opened after the break with five goals, and one chopped off, and two penalties in a frantic second half. It had barely restarted again when Jenz was penalised for a late tackle in the box and Hearts were handed their second penalty of the game.5 months ago STV News