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Susan Boyle to carry Commonwealth Games baton

Britain's Got Talent star Susan Boyle to carry Games baton.
Britain's Got Talent star Susan Boyle to carry Games baton. Credit: PA

Singer Susan Boyle will carry the Queen's baton on one of the stages of its journey around the Commonwealth Games' host city today, the day before its Opening Ceremony.

The baton will set off from the Riverside Museum and will visit landmarks around the west end of Glasgow including Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

Britain's Got Talent star Boyle will carry the baton at Yorkhill Royal Hospital for Sick Children this morning.

A further 20 norovirus cases at Glasgow Games village

A further 20 workers at the Commonwealth Games athletes' village in Glasgow have been struck down with norovirus - bringing the total number of reported cases to 32.

A further 20 workers at the village have been struck down by the virus.
A further 20 workers at the village have been struck down by the virus. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

The workers have been sent home until they have recovered and were all said to have had "mild" symptoms, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said.

No athletes or team officials staying on the site in the east end of the city have been affected by the virus, the health board added.

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12 Commonwealth Games workers 'catch Norovirus'

A dozen staff members working on the Commonwealth Games Village in Glasgow have been sent home after apparently being struck down with Norovirus.

The athletes' village in Glasgow where they will stay from July 23 when the Games get underway.
The athletes' village in Glasgow where they will stay from July 23 when the Games get underway. Credit: PA

All 12 were reported to be suffering from mild gastrointestinal symptoms thought to be the vomiting bug a week before the Games get underway.

The workers have been told to remain at home until they have been cleared of symptoms for 48 hours.

The Public Health Protection Unit of NHSGGC has been notified of the cases and all appropriate infection control measures were put in place immediately.

Dr Gillian Penrice, Consultant in Public Health Medicine for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, said: “Norovirus is the most common stomach bug in the UK and it is common to see the virus in the community. It's usually mild and generally lasts for 24 hours.

“The symptoms being experienced by these individuals are mild and none of the 12 are giving any cause for concern as a result of the virus. We are continuing to monitor the situation closely.”

A Glasgow 2014 spokesperson said:“There have been 12 reports from workforce of D&V (diarrhoea and vomiting) which we are investigating.

"Village residents and workforce have been informed and issued with health information. There have been no reports from athletes or team officials and the Village is open and operating as normal.”

Rod Stewart to perform at Commonwealth Games opener

Rod Stewart pictured performing in Berlin last month. Credit: DPA

Rod Stewart is to perform at the opening ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, organisers have announced.

Stewart will sing in front of around 40,000 people - and a global television audience - on the opening night of the Games at Celtic Park on July 23.

Joining Stewart will be Scottish singers Susan Boyle and Amy MacDonald and violinist Nicola Benedetti.

Glasgow 2014 chief executive David Grevemberg said: "We will also be welcoming internationally renowned and acclaimed artists Susan Boyle, Nicola Benedetti, Amy MacDonald and Julie Fowlis on the night."

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Usain Bolt set to compete at Glasgow 2014

Usain Bolt looks set to compete at this summer's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow after receiving "lots of requests, invitations and messages of support" from Scottish fans.

Bolt could join the relay team after huge demand.
Bolt could join the relay team after huge demand. Credit: Bevilacqua Giuliano/ABACA

A Commonwealth gold is one of the few medals the sprinter does not have in his collection and he has now made himself available for selection for the Jamaican team at Glasgow 2014.

In a message on his website Bolt said he is unable to compete in the Jamaican Championships this weekend - the main qualifying event for the Commonwealth team - but he could still make the squad as part of the relay race.

The statement, titled 'a message from Usain', read: "I am not ready to compete at the Jamaican Championships this weekend but I have informed the JAAA that I am available for selection for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and have submitted the relevant documentation.

"I do not wish to take the place of anyone who qualifies this weekend in an individual event but am available for relay duty if the selectors feel I can be an asset to the Jamaican team in Glasgow.

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