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Scotland expands vaccine rollout after six Omicron cases found
The Covid booster programme is to be expanded and speeded up after six cases of the new Omicron variant of Covid were identified in Scotland.
SNP conference: Scottish child payment to double to £20 from April
The Scottish child payment will increase to £20 per week from April, Nicola Sturgeon has announced.
Omicron outbreak confirmed in Scotland
Scottish authorities confirmed six cases of the Omicron Covid strain on Monday, as the scale of the outbreak grows in the UK despite the government reintroducing domestic and travel restrictions to reduce the risk posed.
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 ...
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 ...
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
'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.
NYT claim: “China’s Bullying Is Becoming a Danger to the World and Itself”
Thomas Friedman claims in the New York Times that China is becoming dangerous, because it’s controlling more and more critical elements that until now were controlled by only the USA . He sees the Chinese regime as “brutal” because th...
Average UK house price rises by £25,000 in a year
Cost of a home climbed in every region in 12 months to August, with prices in London rising to £526,000
Covid in Scotland: Face mask rules to remain in Scottish schools
Secondary school pupils must continue to wear facemasks in the classroom after the Scottish government decided against lifting the measure.
Boris Johnson Government Under Spotlight As Covid Cases Rise Again In UK
Coronavirus: For two weeks, the number of new cases in Britain has wavered between 35,000 and 40,000 a day.
I get abuse and threats online - why can't it be stopped?
Online abuse against women is on the rise, but why aren't the police, the government and social media companies doing more to stop it?
Covid in Scotland: Vaccine passport scheme enforceable by law
The Scottish government's vaccine passport scheme has become enforceable by law from Monday morning.
World’s Growth Cools and the Rich-Poor Divide Widens
The International Monetary Fund says the persistence of the coronavirus and global supply chain crisis weighs on economies.
Britain’s Covid Missteps Cost Thousands of Lives, Inquiry Finds
Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s slowness last year to impose a lockdown and institute widespread testing had tragic results, according to a parliamentary report.
UK faces ‘grim winter’ with households already paying £442 extra in bills
Fast rise in petrol, food and energy prices will cost UK households an extra £442, analysts say
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