A Dundee dad has been left furious after thieves broke into his ‘man cave’ and stole framed football strips signed by some of the world’s most famous players. Father-of-two Barry Goodall was in the process of renovating the small outbuilding when the thieves struck in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Dundee student leaders have welcomed a new survey which found the city was one of the top three most fun places to study. With the offering of over 250 societies and sports teams and a number of pubs and restaurants nearby, the city came second in the poll and was edged out by Leeds in second place, while Durham ranked third.
A firebug attack at a Dundee new build caused thousands of pounds in damage, police have said. Police Scotland officers in Dundee have asked for information to help trace those responsible. They said the fire, which occured on May 16, was being treated as wilful.
It was once the music lovers’ Mecca of Dundee, for people hunting for the latest release or vintage vinyl to add to their collection. After its closure in September last year, four decades of trading came to an end for Groucho’s record store in the Nethergate – famously run by the late Alistair ‘Breeks’ Brodie, who died in 2019.
Dundee have surprised fans by launching a ‘jute-inspired’ new home kit ahead of Thursday’s play-off clash with Kilmarnock. The Dark Blues teased supporters on Twitter by revealing a club crest rendered in two shades of blue. They then released an image of a collar detail featuring the postcode of their Dens Park home.
The coronavirus test positivity rate in Fife is now more than double that of Dundee. Coronavirus seven-day test positivity rates in Fife stand at 39.1, up from 23.3 on May 7.This figure is more than triple the positivity rate in Angus, which stands at 8.6.
Scottish Championship side Dundee host Premiership outfit Kilmarnock in the first leg of the relegation playoff final on Thursday evening, looking to boost their chances of a return to the top-flight for the first time in three years. The visitors, meanwhile, have lost seven of their eight league matches on the road in 2021, but are unbeaten in their last seven visits to Dens Park.
Dundee boss James McPake does not buy the theory the pressure is all on Kilmarnock ahead of their play-off battle – but he does agree Tommy Wright’s team have it all to lose. Killie’s 28-year run in the top flight will be on the line ahead of this week’s make-or-break double header with McPake’s Championship runners-up.
Fewer people are turning up for Covid-19 vaccinations in Tayside and Fife as the roll out reaches younger age groups. Did Not Attends have been increasing in recent weeks, according to the two health boards, who say work commitments and out-of-date address details registered at GPs are the main factors.
A pensioner has been found guilty of raping a woman in Dundee’s Hilltown area. Francis Bowman was convicted by a jury on a majority verdict after a trial at the High Court in Aberdeen. The 70-year-old, of Craigievar Walk, had denied raping a woman at a property in Dundee while she was intoxicated and asleep and incapable of giving consent.
A successful Highland bakery has expanded its delivery service to as far as Dundee in a bid to bring its baked goods to the masses. Harry Gow, which is headquartered in Inverness, will now be able to offer more than 25 of its baked goods to customers living in Moray, Aberdeen, Angus and Dundee.
A care worker has admitted sexually abusing a child he was supposed to be looking after at a home in Dundee. Michael Wilkinson is facing jail after he admitted having sex with the girl, then aged 16, on multiple occasions between August and September 2019. The 32-year-old would have sex with the child in a living room while other residents and staff were sleeping.
The centre-back started at Rugby Park and was part of the team who beat Falkirk in 2016. Lee Ashcroft is desperate to send Kilmarnock down – just five years after keeping them up in the play-offs. The centre-back started at Rugby Park and was part of the team who beat Falkirk in 2016.
A Dundonian actor has landed a role on hit BBC soap River City. Brian James Leys was a regular on the London West End stage but saw his work obliterated as Covid-19 hit and theatres closed their doors. The 37-year-old from Fintry now has reason to celebrate as he settles in to life on River City.
Scotland cap Andrew Shinnie is keen on a return to the Scottish Premiership with his Charlton Athletic contract set to expire. Andrew Shinnie has admitted he would be open to a Scottish Premiership return. The former Scotland i nternational is set to become a free agent when his contract at Charlton Athletic expires next month.
Dundee's Lee Ashcroft: It's a horrible feeling going into the relegation play-off as a Premiership team
Lee Ashcroft knows exactly what is going through the mind of every Kilmarnock player this week.And he’s determined to pile on more of that “horrible feeling” by taking their Premiership place for Dundee over the next week.The Ayrshire club’s 28-year stay in Scotland’s top-flight is under threat after finishing in 11th place.
Police are appealing for the help of the public to trace a 38-year-old man reported missing from Dundee.Darren Forbes was last seen around 9.30am on Monday May 17 in the Dalgleish Road area of Dundee.He is described as slim, around 5ft 9ins to 6ft, and has short, light brown hair and may have facial hair.
A two-vehicle accident closed part of the A90 on Monday evening.Emergency services attended at the accident, southbound on the road near Oathlaw, Forfar.Police said this evening there were no life-threatening injuries.Carriageway reopened A spokesman for Police Scotland said: “Police were called around 6.50pm on Monday May 17, following the report of a two-vehicle road crash on the A90 Southbound near Oathlaw, Forfar.
The distance from Glasgow in Scotland to Málaga in Spain is around 1,700 miles.If you travel from Glasgow to Dundee you'd be covering just over 80 miles.So it's remarkable that one man found a flight to Málaga that was cheaper than the train ticket he'd purchased to take him to Dundee.