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USVI Governor Albert A. Bryan Jr announces re-election bid
With an estimated 600 people or more gathered at the Bryan-Roach campaign headquarters on St. Croix filled with enthusiasm, Governor Albert A. Bryan and Lieutenant Governor Tregenza A. Roach announced their bid for reelection Tuesday nig...
Jonathan Pie HAMMERS the Government
Covid caution urged as Scots gather for Easter
A leading public health expert has urged people to keep following Covid-19 advice over the busy Easter weekend.
Big news: Dignity and Honesty found in the UK government! Justice minister resigns over No. 10 Partygate revelations
A British Minister, in a very rare moment of integrity, against the charlatanry and criminality that characterises the Boris & Sunak government: David Wolfson says the behaviour of Boris Johnson and others in Downing Street is ‘inconsist...
Commonwealth rift in Caribbean as re-election of Lady Scotland challenged
Jamaican minister’s entry to race for secretary general called ‘monumental error’ by Antigua
UK officials investigate 74 child hepatitis cases
Health officials are investigating 74 cases of hepatitis - or liver inflammation - in children across the UK since the start of this year. One potential cause could be adenoviruses, but health experts are also looking at links to Covid-19.
Did the UK fail the VI?
The UK has had control over the Virgin Islands (VI) (British) since 1672, after the Third Anglo-Dutch War. Does the UK have Pilate status or share the responsibility and accountability for any VI governing defects? Former UK-appointed Go...
Tiny Scottish town opens arms to Ukrainian refugees
It's nearly eight weeks since Russia invaded Ukraine, forcing about four million people to flee their homes. So far only 12,000 of them have reached the UK - and that's partly down to delays in granting visas.
Australian prime minister calls May 21 election
Australia’s prime minister has called for a May 21 election that will be fought on issues including Chinese economic coercion, climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic.
An independent Scotland would need a national anthem – but what would it be?
Nicola Sturgeon recently made clear that Flower of Scotland is not a shoo-in, despite its popularity, says historian and writer Rory Scothorne
Jamaica’s nomination for Commonwealth top job opens Caricom rift
A diplomatic chess game, which started two years ago to oust Baroness Patricia Scotland as Commonwealth secretary-general, is now playing out in the Caribbean Community (Caricom) following Jamaica’s decision to nominate Minister of Forei...
Prof David MacMillan giving Nobel prize money to Scots students
A Nobel Prize-winning scientist has revealed he is using his prize money to support young Scots at university.
Energy bills: what can you do to beat the biggest rise in living memory?
Homes in Great Britain will be hit by gas and electricity increases of 54% from 1 April but there is help
Fire And Rescue Service Receive 16 Heart Defibrillators
The Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Service is the recipient of 16 much needed lifesaving defibrillators. The devices, which are used to revive the heart of someone who is in cardiac arrest, were handed over by His Excellency the Governor...
Scotland becoming smaller under SNP - Douglas Ross
Scotland must shake off the "dead hand of nationalism" if it is to avoid becoming increasingly bitter and inward looking, the Scottish Conservative leader has said.
Jussie Smollett sentenced to 150 days in jail and 30 months of probation for lying to police and staging hate crime
In January 2019, Smollett staged a fake hate crime against himself in Chicago and later made false police reports regarding the incident. In December 2021, Smollett was convicted of five felony counts of disorderly conduct; he was senten...
What IS going on with the Met's farcical Partygate probe?
It is now more than three weeks since Boris Johnson received a questionnaire from the Metropolitan Police about his attendance at some of the events. No fines have been dished out and forms are still being sent weeks after PM got his que...
Scottish Labour leader pledges nearly £1bn to provide free care for older people
Anas Sarwar believes totally integrating social and health care is essential to NHS reform
Scotland’s gender recognition reform bill to be published amid growing tensions
Campaigners and politicians anticipate a “febrile” debate as long-awaited transgender law reform is published
German energy minister blame Gazprom for “holding back gas deliveries"
German energy minister Habeck says Gazprom has worked towards the current moment by "systematically holding back gas deliveries" to Europe and emptying its reserves in Germany at the start of the winter
Anonymous Group Declared Cyber War Against Russian Government
This in itself is a very interesting announcement mainly because a lot of the most talented hackers in the group are either Ukrainians, or Russians…
Scotland launches women’s audit to look at barriers to entering Holyrood
Exclusive: presiding officer Alison Johnstone says it will be disappointing if parliament cannot attract more female politicians
Scotland’s ‘timid’ £150 council tax rebate disappointing, say charities
Anti-poverty groups say mirroring England’s approach to fuel cost crisis is missed opportunity
Greenpeace chief lands top job in govt of EU state
American Jennifer Morgan has been appointed Germany’s international climate envoy
Scotland's finance secretary Kate Forbes to take maternity leave
Scotland's finance secretary Kate Forbes is pregnant and will be taking maternity leave in the summer, it has been announced.
Scotland claim dramatic Calcutta Cup win
Scotland secured successive Calcutta Cup wins for the first time since 1984 after a dramatic late penalty try helped them claim a nerve-shredding Six Nations victory over England.
‘Time for the truth’: MPs call on Boris Johnson to publish ‘partygate’ report
Cabinet Office officials wrangle over final version of Sue Gray’s findings on alleged Covid rule-breaking parties
Court rules woman was raped, in landmark Scottish civil case
Woman says she has closure as court awards her damages, after jury found criminal charges not proven
Call for rethink of Scottish gender recognition reforms
A major UK human rights body has urged the Scottish government to pause its reforms to the gender recognition process for further consideration.
Scotland's work from home guidance to be relaxed next week
Guidance urging people to work from home wherever possible in Scotland is to be relaxed in favour of a "hybrid" system of office and remote working.
Scottish nationalists see chances and pitfalls in Johnson’s woes
Pro-independence activists torn over possibility that crisis-hit British prime minister may be forced to resign.
Covid in Scotland: Restrictions impact 'worth it', says Sturgeon
The impact of Scotland's Covid restrictions on business and hospitality have been "worth it", First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said.
Scotland to lift most remaining Covid restrictions
Scotland's Covid-19 restrictions are to be eased, with nightclubs reopening, large indoor events resuming and social distancing rules dropped.
Scotland's charity sector hit by dramatic hike in energy costs
A community trust in Glasgow is having to choose between paying energy bills and paying staff, its manager said.
From Pandemic to Endemic: The Omicron Shift in Europe to learn to live with the virus just as any other virus
A number of governments have changed their approaches to the coronavirus, to one that is more like how we treat the flu. Public health experts say it’s too soon to make that call.
Fans to return to Scottish stadiums next week
Restrictions on large outdoor events in Scotland, including football matches and concerts, are to be lifted from next Monday
Scotland to begin easing Omicron restrictions - Sturgeon
Scotland will start lifting coronavirus measures that were introduced late last year, starting with the removal of limits on crowds at large outdoor events like soccer and rugby matches, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Tu...
You Know What Would Help Exhausted Doctors and Nurses? More Money!
As health care workers prepare to enter the third year of the pandemic, we are experiencing disillusionment and burnout on an extraordinary scale. Many of us have confronted more death and sickness than ever before in our careers.
The time has come to get on with our lives
If anyone had any doubts about the wisdom of tempting fate then they probably haven’t considered the case of Betty White and People magazine.
England's chief medical officer Chris Whitty: Most Covid-stricken anti-vaxxers in intensive care are NOT conspiracy theorists
Most Covid-stricken anti-vaxxers in intensive care are NOT conspiracy theorists with 'weird views' but ordinary people who have fallen for 'deliberate online misinformation', says Sir Chris Whitty
What Is the Point of Boris Johnson?
Two years after his historic general-election win, the most radical British prime minister since Margaret Thatcher is scandal-plagued, unpopular, and adrift.
New year honours feature Covid experts with Chris Whitty knighted
Leading figures of science and medicine during the coronavirus pandemic have been feted in the Queen’s new year honours list, including the chief medical officer for England, Prof Chris Whitty, who is to receive a knighthood for his role...
Heads of Scotland's drug death taskforce resign
The heads of Scotland's drug death task force have resigned.
Ghislaine Maxwell Is Found Guilty of Aiding in Epstein’s Sex Abuse
After more than five days of jury deliberations, Ghislaine Maxwell was convicted on five of the six counts she faced.
Covid in Scotland: ScotRail absences causing 'significant disruption'
Scotland's rail network is facing "significant disruption" as more than 300 ScotRail staff are currently isolating due to Covid.
Covid in Scotland: Boxing Day cases highest on record
Scottish Covid cases hit record numbers over the Christmas weekend.
Covid-19: New rules in force for three UK nations
Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland bring in limits on socialising while England waits for more data.
Four fights in the long Scottish battle for right to roam
Successes and failures include the Stagecoach founder’s Perthshire castle and a footpath near a family bungalow
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