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4th February 2019

Drew McIntyre

The Drew McIntyre Story Sweat sprays out from his long dark hair as he takes the other wrestler to the floor. A few moments later he is flying through the air to connect with his signature move 'The Claymore'. Fans call out as he pins his opponent for the mandatory three second count. In recent months Ayr-born wrestler Drew McIntyre has put big names Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Finn Balor and Braun Strowman to the sword with his specialist moves.Now living in St Petersburg, Florida, and a leading light of WWE, America's top wrestling brand, he is a long way from his early life in that small, Scottish seaside town. But, the American wrestling scene was where it was always…
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Sport
29th September 2018

Gordon Smith

The life & times of Gordon Smith He sits to my right. Remembered as a skilful, thrilling midfielder who used to ghost past nervous defenders, won the treble in Scotland and scored in an English FA Cup final against Manchester United. A man who graced the top football leagues in Scotland, England, Austria and Switzerland, but, astonishingly, never won a…
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InterviewSport
20th August 2018

Mark Beaumont

A Wheel of a Time Some of the most inspiring stories I have ever encountered come from human beings who display an unshakable determination to endure, to experience and to succeed. No matter what obstacles may stand in their way, no matter the physical or mental battle, no matter what elements they have to face - rain, snow, scorching sun…
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CultureInterviewSport
17th August 2017

Chelsea Dreams

From Brazil to Australia, Japan to the USA, every kid from every corner of the globe dreams of playing in the English Premier League. Since 1992, players from 106 different nations have been signed to Premier League clubs, now a young Ayrshire lad has achieved this ambition.“My dream has always been to go and play in the Premier League,” Ardrossan…
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InterviewSport
4th June 2017

Conrad Coleman

If you find yourself with time to appreciate the Ayrshire coast, you can marvel at some of the finest sailing waters in the world. Picturesque inlets and spectacular coastal scenery are separated by elegant blue sea. The main attractions are Ardrossan, Largs and Troon, which provide a gateway not only to some of quaintest and most beautiful islands in the…
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InterviewSport
19th March 2017

Andy Boulton

Andy is originally from Stoke-on-Trent but has been living in Ayrshire, Scotland since 2008. He has been playing darts for over 20 years and has competed at the Lakeside World Championships three times. He decided in January 2015 that he wanted to further his career and chose to attend ‘Qualifying School’ with the Professional Darts Corporation. Qualifying School saw over 400 darts players from around the world take to the oche to try and secure a place on the Professional Circuit. Andy had a great few days and topped the Order of Merit Table and secured a two year card to play on the Professional Circuit. Andy is currently ranked 59 in the world in the PDC Order of Merit…
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InterviewSport
3rd January 2017

Kris Boyd

The Boyd’s done good “To this day I still haven’t met the man who signed me...it was a disaster from start to finish.” That’s how Kris Boyd describes his turbulent tenure in Turkey. Boyd had signed a three-year contract with Eskisehirspor, a club from a city nearly 3,000 miles away from home, hoping that regular game time in a high-profile…
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Sport
27th December 2016

Maximise Your Drives

An insight into the perfect Golf drive Putting the ball in the right position off the tee is imperative to shooting a good score; if you have confidence with the driver then the game becomes a lot easier. More often than not it is purely a player’s concept of what they are trying to do when hitting the driver that…
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CultureSport
23rd November 2016

An Awfully Big Trip

Three Stewarton Ladies, Three Bikes & 300 Miles The peleton – 75 souls in this case – moves like an organic, speeding ribbon of rainbow colours through the French countryside. Well, maybe not, though the push-pull effort on the pedals does keep the wheels spinning, as the sleek, bright, cheerful charity train snakes down the narrow, undulating roads of France…
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Sport
25th July 2016

Ewan Moore

Move over Murray, there's a new pro in town! Ewan Moore, one of the countries rising stars in Tennis is hot on the heels of the sport’s biggest names. With success in his sights, Ewan is aiming for the top!The former British Junior No.1 Tennis Player, has recently went pro and started competing the gentlemen’s rankings. The 18-year-old, from Fenwick…
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