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Covid: No extension to Scottish vaccine passport scheme
Scotland's vaccine passport system will not be extended to more venues, Nicola Sturgeon has announced.
COVID 'freedom': Asia opens up while Europe locks back down
Europe's insufficient vaccine take-up has prompted restrictions and with it violent opposition from citizens. Whereas Asia, still suffering from the impact of COVID, is marching on ahead with a steady vaccine rollout. What explains this ...
No time to die? Declared 'dead', UP man found breathing in mortuary freezer after 7 hours
A man declared ‘dead’ by doctors was found alive after he was kept in the mortuary freezer for over seven hours in Uttar Pradesh’s Moradabad district, India.
Scotland hit by second earthquake in a week with Highland tremor
Scotland has experienced its second earthquake in less than a week after the Highlands was hit by a tremor.
A court battle is brewing over Prince Philip's will
The document is going to be kept secret for 90 years, according to a ruling earlier this year.
Sturgeon’s 70-page dossier finds no evidence for vaccine passports
Nicola Sturgeon wants to extend vaccine passports in Scotland, and today her government released a 70-page document purporting to show evidence. The snag? There’s not a shred of evidence to show that her vaccine passports are having any ...
Homes for sale priced near the UK average of £270,000 – in pictures
From a studio flat in London to a spacious Georgian terrace in Edinburgh
Google Issues Warning For 2 Billion Chrome Users
Chrome users beware, attacks on Google’s browser are increasing rapidly and now multiple new hacks have been confirmed. Google has issued a serious upgrade warning to all Google Chrome users worldwide to update the browser, as the compan...
The Overseas Territories on the global stage
For the last few weeks, much of the world has focused on the northern part of the United Kingdom.
Scotland’s bottle and can return scheme in ‘shambolic’ mess
Legislation for compulsory scheme was passed by Holyrood in 2019 but there is no longer launch date, say ministers
Miriam and Alan: Lost in Scotland review – a large pile of anticlimaxes
Margolyes and Cumming can’t be as lost as the poor viewers taken on this vapid and exhausting tour of Caledonia – complete with a cringeworthy encounter with the locals
'A bubble of utopia': inside the occupied building that housed activists during Cop26 – video
Activists in Glasgow have shared a video with the Guardian giving a brief look inside the restored disused building in which they safely housed climate justice campaigners visiting the city for the Cop26 summit
Scotland beat Danes to earn home play-off
Scotland secured a seeded spot in the World Cup play-off semi-finals as goals from John Souttar and Che Adams stunned Denmark with a thrilling performance at Hampden Park.
There’s nothing dodgy about Douglas Ross’s three jobs
But will voters trust him to run Scotland if he can't run his personal affairs?
"Blah, Blah, Blah": Activist Greta Thunberg On UN Climate Deal
During the conference, Greta Thunberg and other activists had denounced the way it was playing out, arguing that world leaders had failed to match their words with real action.
UK's Queen Elizabeth Suffers 'Sprained Back': Buckingham Palace
A palace statement said Queen Elizabeth II, having sprained her back, has decided she will not be able to attend today's Remembrance Sunday Service at the Cenotaph.
Scottish govt puts tampons in men's toilets
Period products are now being supplied to men’s restrooms visited by Scotland’s transgender civil servants, British media has revealed. The move has apparently been introduced by the cabinet to top up its equality index.
Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross in job 'sleaze' row
The leader of the Scottish Conservatives has reported himself over undeclared earnings while serving as an MP.
Trans agenda took over Scottish schools. What will it lead to?
In Scotland, children as young as eight are taught about sexual diversity, and you have no right to know if your son is identifying as a girl while at school, according to remarkable official guidance issued by the government.
Stronger legislation needed to combat climate change
Minister for Natural Resources Vincent Wheatley is urging Latin American and Caribbean leaders to implement legislation that accelerates climate resilience in the region.
The Scottish inventor ‘drilling the sky' for energy
Engineer Rod Read has spent the past decade building homemade spinning kite turbines that can generate clean electricity.
Covid: Scottish vaccine passport scheme could be expanded
Scotland's vaccine passport scheme could be expanded to more hospitality and leisure venues amid fears of a new wave of Covid-19 cases over winter.
Revealed: Scottish anti-independence donation may have breached rules
Centre for Economic Education and Training faces possible sanctions from Electoral Commission after £46,000 donation
Scotland wants to rewild its famous wilderness
On the edge of the Scottish Highlands, three families of beavers slip, slide and splash between a series of ponds and swamps at the Bamff estate.
Police criticised over raid on Glasgow squat housing Cop26 activists
Officers accused of trying to break into Baile Hoose with battering ram and entering rooms with batons drawn
West Ham topple Liverpool's unbeaten run in five-goal thriller
Do not scratch your eyes West Ham fans, this is really happening.
Tory peer says Covid texts may have been deleted to save space
James Bethell exchanged WhatsApp messages with Matt Hancock and other key figures at height of crisis
Dark things are happening on Europe's borders. Are they a sign of worse to come?
With a disregard for people’s lives, countries from the UK to Poland are toughening up, as if in preparation for climate displacement
COP26: Greta Thunberg tells protest that COP26 has been a 'failure'
The Swedish activist had earlier joined thousands of young people - including striking school pupils - for a march through the city. The Swedish teenager addressed the crowd, calling COP26 a "failure" and a "PR exercise", saying: "We are...
Cop26 protesters urge Sturgeon to act over ‘intimidating’ policing
Activists call on Scottish first minister to intervene after ‘numerous incidents of abuse of powers’
Scotland primary school draws flak after telling boys to wear skirts
A Scottish primary school has drawn criticism over its “virtue signalling” for encouraging male students and teachers to attend classes wearing skirts on Thursday in order to “break down” gender stereotypes and “promote equality.”
Displays of Northern Lights across Scotland
The Aurora Borealis could be seen where skies were clear including the Highlands, Moray, Fife and Galloway.
Powerful speech Barbados PM was a breakout moment at COP26
A 2-degree Celsius rise in global temperature would be a "death sentence" for island and coastal communities, Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley said in a powerful speech at the COP26 climate summit on Monday.
Twelve trans sex offenders moved to women’s prisons in Scotland over past 18 months
A dozen trans inmates sentenced for violent and sexual crimes have been serving time in women’s jails in Scotland, according to official data. One has completed gender transition, and the rest merely identify as female.
Scottish minister’s complaint against nursery upheld by inspectors
Nursery that was subject of complaint by Humza Yousaf ‘did not promote fairness, equality and respect’
Police Scotland’s response to rape complainers ‘outdated and inconsistent’
Rape Crisis Scotland report says officers’ ‘prejudicial attitudes’ leave survivors isolated and anxious
COP26: Biden leaves Scotland hailing summit progress
US President Joe Biden has left Scotland after a two-day visit for the COP26 climate change summit.
Hon Wheatley joins UK OT delegation for COP26 in Scotland
Virgin Islands (VI) Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) has joined officials from the Caribbean and other United Kingdom (UK) Overseas Territories (UK OTs) at the COP26, which is the 26th ...
VIPs flew to a climate conference on 400 private jets, sparking fury over the carbon emissions caused
Private jets included President Joe Biden's Air Force One as well as aircraft carrying leaders of Canada, France, Germany, India, Israel, and Japan.
Biden appears to fall asleep during COP26 opening speeches
‘Sleepy Joe’ caught sleeping on video again, this time during the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland. Although it’s normal that such an old man will fall asleep every now and than, the video went v...
UK warns France of legal action on fishing dispute, claims Paris on cusp of breaching post-Brexit trade deal as spat escalate
The British government has threatened to start dispute proceedings against France if it moves to sanction the UK in a row over fishing licences, saying Paris would be breaching the EU-UK post-Brexit deal.
Queen Elizabeth Forced To Slow Down At Age 95 After Night In Hospital
Queen Elizabeth cancelled her appearance at the UN climate conference, a rare move for the workaholic monarch and all the more telling given her personal commitment to environmental issues.
Scottish prosecutors drop transphobia case against Marion Millar
Critic of plans for transgender law reform had been charged with posting allegedly homophobic and transphobic content
UK To Remove Last 7 Countries From COVID-19 Travel "Red List"
The seven countries which will be removed from the list from Nov. 1 are Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Panama, Peru and Venezuela. Britain's chief medical officers ruled that they were no longer of concern.
Rekom UK plans to introduce free drug testing kits and full-body searches on entry
Britain’s biggest nightclub firm introduces drink covers and body searches after injection and spiking cases
Tom Hanks hails Edinburgh bookseller ‘hero’ for his dedication to typewriters
Hollywood actor thanks Scotland’s only typewriter mechanic for ‘keeping the machines alive’ in ‘gorgeous letter’
'Unmitigated disaster': Scotland's Covid passport scheme blasted by venues after chaotic first weekend of enforcement
The Scottish Hospitality Group, which represents the country's night-time venues, condemned the Covid vaccine passport scheme after the first weekend of enforcement, warning it's an "unmitigated disaster" that crippled footfall.
Scotland reach T20 World Cup Super 12s
Scotland qualify for the Super 12s as Group B winners with an eight-wicket thrashing of Oman, their third victory in three games.
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