John Barclay

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Merry Christmas troop you: Forces send home their festive messages via the Daily Record

AS Camp Bastion’s post room sorts up to 1,500 bags of mail a day, ­homesick troops send their own messages to their loved ones via our website.<p>Video …

Glasgow coach Gregor Townsend warns Warriors history counts for nothing as they prepare for derby

WHILE the Warriors have enjoyed the upper hand in recent meetings Townsend warns it is Edinburgh who are the team in form.<p>GREGOR TOWNSEND has warned …

Our guide to the best Boxing Day bargains on the high street as Scotland goes sales crazy

AS shoppers go bargain crazy across the country we thought we would provide you with a guide to the best deals on the high street this Boxing …

Alex Dunbar commits to new Glasgow Warriors deal

<b>Scotland centre Alex Dunbar has signed a new three-year contract extension with Glasgow Warriors.</b><p>The 23-year-old, who has three caps, is now committed to the Scotstoun club until May 2017.<p>He will make his 50th Warriors appearance in at Murrayfield.<p>"I am very ambitious and I want to win things in …

Orange Gin Fizz

Here we go again with the citrus. What can I say, there’s a lot of it in the house. And who’s going to say no to a fresh-squeezed orange gin fizz? …

3 Hot Toddy Recipes

<i>UPDATE: This post originally ran on September 19, 2013, but the recent onset of winter has had us really craving a delicious toddy… and these are</i> …

Earl Grey Cider Cocktails + scenes from the autumn jersey shore! With Food + Love

November 17, 2014 26<p>For the past 10 months, I’ve been living in a perpetual state of uncertainty. Since the day my husband told me he was changing …

The 12 Best Easy Recipes of 2013

From a 15-minute broiled black cod recipe that will blow your guests' minds, to a comforting bowl of green chicken chile macaroni and cheese, to a revolutionary no-stretch pan pizza recipe that'll change the way you make your pies, these are 12 of our favorite, best, and most popular recipes easy …

The 7 Most Common French Toast Cooking Mistakes

This classic brunch recipe might seem simple, but it's a weekend dish for a reason.<p>French toast is the champion of brunch. Nothing says "weekend" like tucking into what should be a dessert (it's basically fried bread pudding) and washing it down with something bubbly that you can cloak in orange …

What We Eat and Drink to Kill Our Hangovers (Before They Kill Us)

Hangover got you down? Here's what we like to cook and eat to feel better: egg sandwiches, milkshakes, miso soup, and more<p>Whoever dreamed up the Grim Reaper—the cloak, the scythe, the cold and bony hand—probably had a wicked hangover. Because that's what being hungover is like. After a long night …

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These Are the 16 Best Burgers of 2013

Twinkie, ramen, and Cronut buns. Pockets of deep-fried PBR. More bacon than Louie Anderson eats for second breakfast. 2013 was more than a slightly ridiculous year in the burger creation game, and we were there to greasily chronicle it all. While it was a torturous task, we picked out the 16 finest …

The best photographs of 2013 – in pictures

Extreme weather, terrorism, political protests, an emotional film star and the exit and entrance of two popes. The Guardian's features picture editor selects the images that defined 2013 ... and the obligatory selfie shot

Russia says Arafat died of natural causes

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Thursday former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat died of natural causes, not radiation poisoning, but a Palestinian official called the finding “politicised” and said an investigation would continue.<p>PLO chairman Yasser Arafat listens to journalists at the National …

U.N. rights boss urges Thailand to drop defamation charges | Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) - The top U.N. human rights official urged Thailand on Thursday to drop criminal charges against two journalists accused of defamation for citing a Reuters investigation into the role of Thai naval security forces in smuggling Rohingya asylum seekers.<p>A Thailand Immigration Police …

Christmas leftovers: recipe ideas from chefs and food writers

The turkey has been ravaged, the last roast potato fought over, and the family are sprawled on the sofa in an advanced state of postprandial somnolence … but using up the leftovers has only just begun. 2013 was the year that food waste hit the headlines, and Christmas is no exception. Each year we …

Britain 'will become biggest economy in Europe'

A global forecast shows Britain will become the most successful economy in the West after the United States over the next fifteen years<p>Britain is on track to overtake France and Germany to become the biggest economy in Europe, according to an authoritative global forecast.<p>A rapidly growing …

Tim Sherwood's Appointment: 'Outrageous'

7 Ways Runners Can Get Better Sleep

You'll run better if you invest in a good night's rest.<p><b>1. Run...</b> In a poll from the National Sleep Foundation released earlier this year, active people were more likely to report good sleep than inactive people (65 percent versus 39 percent). To guarantee an extra-great slumber, try completing a …

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How Yoga Can Help Your Running

Roll out a yoga mat to become faster and fitter.<p>Sure, you're time-crunched and, okay, maybe a little intimidated about being the only person who can't touch his toes in a room full of Gumbys. But winter is the perfect opportunity to put excuses aside, when your mileage is likely to take a dip, …

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How to Train Through the Winter Weather

What do you do when your long run is scheduled for the morning after a snowstorm?<p><i>I'm training for a marathon. My long runs have been sabotaged twice by winter storms, and it's not even technically winter yet! Are there other options when extreme weather hits? I want to stay on track, but I haven't</i> …

Marathons

How to Learn From Your Race Experience

Analyze the details of your key events to improve your performance next time.<p>As you wrap up this year's training blocks and goal events, it’s wise to review how things went so you can make adjustments in the coming year. “If you had a great race, you’ll want to know how to repeat the experience,” …

Raise Your Athletic IQ

Avoid mental meltdowns by tuning into your body.<p>Whether you're trying to finish your first race, nail a PR, or increase your weekly mileage, runners who are most successful in achieving their goals have a high "athletic intelligence." That's a catchy way of saying these athletes are skilled at …

Marathons

Inside Action

Need to work on your strength, flexibility, balance, or motivation? Take a class.<p>Maybe you've been getting cold feet (literally), or it's still too dark for your early morning run. So head inside—late winter is a perfect time to take a class that complements your running. "Group classes are a great …

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Don't Get Sick!

What to eat and drink to avoid getting sidelined by common winter woes.<p>Winter presents a number of training obstacles for runners. Shorter, darker days and icy roads can freeze training in its tracks, while a storm of season-specific health problems—including cold fingers and toes, stiff, achy …

The FourFourTwo Preview: Crystal Palace vs Newcastle

Billed as<p>"Thorn flicks it on… and it's gone in! Pardew! 4-3 Palace!"<p>The lowdown<p>What a difference a month makes, eh? Tony Pulis is doing his best to …

Mourinho plans 12-year Chelsea stay despite poor contract

(Reuters) - Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho plans to stick with the English Premier League club for 12 seasons despite accepting his ‘worst contract’ in six years.<p>Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho pats the ball to Branislav Ivanovic during their English Premier League soccer match against Crystal Palace …

Cardiff City about-turn on manager Malky Mackay shows fan power can still hold sway

This was a rare but uplifting example of football showing it can rise above club rivalries and demonstrate its collective conscience against such an obviously unjust situation<p>In a season that has seen Hull City ask to change their name and <b>Cardiff City</b> alter the colour of their playing strip, it has …

Welsh Football