Spain 3-1 Scotland

Spain produced a dominant display to beat Scotland 3-1 in the last of the Euro qualifiers, although they were already safely through to the finals.

Bottlenose dolphins at play

Some nice pictures of a group of frolicking bottlenose dolphins taken by amateur wildlife photographer Tim Stenton from Wirksworth, Derbyshire. Tim spent 100 days stationed on the beach at Chanonry Point overlooking the Scottish Highland’s Moray Firth, near Inverness, in order to get his photos. Dolphins

Son of Rudolph

‘Blue’ is thought to be the first reindeer born in England since the last ice age, up to 10,000 years ago. His parents, and the dad just had to be called Rudolph, were imported into England from Scandinavia in 2008 and little boy Blue was born on May 1st 2010.

On the piste

A new world record has been set after 235 skiers and snowboarders took to the piste on CairnGorm Mountain, near Aviemore, Scotland. What made the record significant was that all the participants were wearing kilts. They skied down in a line from the Ptarmigan Top Station on CairnGorm Mountain to claim the record. Money raised from the event will go to charity …

The end of Happy Hour?

Councillors in Barnsley are in talks with local police chiefs about introducing a by-law aimed at curbing binge-drinking. Such a measure would, in effect, introduce a minimum price for drinks, stopping such promotions as ‘Happy Hour’ where customers get two drinks for the price of one.