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Comments on "Human Intelligence in a Digital Age" - A brilliant Speech by MI6 Chief Richard Moore, and the elephants neglected in the room
Justified compliments about Mr. Moore's speech have been spread extensively and appropriately in the pages of many newspapers, but I would like to remark on precisely what I think was missing in the speech. Missing, not necessarily becau...
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
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?
Scotland's students face accommodation 'nightmare'
Scotland is facing a "student housing emergency" driven by a shortage of available accommodation and soaring rents.
The attempt to hold Epik.com accountable for the content of its clients' websites is like blaming Gutenberg for the NYT's fake news that dragged the US into the pointless war against the nuclear weapons Iraq never had
The proper means of fighting against outrageous, annoying and invalid opinions is by education and free, open and public debate. Using censorship as the means instead is a characteristic of the worst dictatorships in human history. By de...
Prince Charles and Hungarian Embassy Look Back on 100 Years of Hungarian-British Diplomacy
The Embassy of Hungary in London shared a video in which HRH the Prince of Wales remembers the 100 years old diplomatic relation between Hungary and the UK.
Covid: First 16 and 17-year-olds begin to get vaccine invites
Sixteen and 17-year-olds across the UK are now being invited to book their Covid vaccine.
Full vaccination offers almost 100% protection from hospitalisation– Dr Heskith A. Vanterpool
Medical Doctor and proprietor of Bougainvillea Clinic, Dr Heskith A. Vanterpool has pushed the benefits of full vaccination against COVID-19, underscoring that it will offer almost 100% protection from hospitalisations with the virus.
Covid in Scotland: Are young people slowing the vaccine drive?
Efforts are being stepped up to convince more Scots to get the Covid-19 jab as lower age groups become the vaccination programme's chief target. But are younger adults less likely to turn up for their vaccine appointments? If so, why mig...
Sport begins social media boycott
Football clubs, players, athletes and a number of sporting bodies have begun a four-day boycott of social media in an attempt to tackle abuse and discrimination on their platforms.
Hongkongers arriving in Britain get stuck trying to rent homes
Screening checks for potential tenants prove a hurdle, especially for new arrivals with no jobs.
'Fake accounts used my pictures to sell sex'
"I felt so shocked, I was scared of what everyone would think of me."
The disease-resistant patients exposing Covid-19's weak spots
Some people are unusually resilient to the coronavirus, so scientists are now searching their genes and blood in the hope of finding the pandemic's Achilles' heel.
Covid: Would-be travellers must prove journey is essential
People wishing to travel out of the UK will first be required to declare their reason for travel and prove it is essential, the home secretary has said.
Britain waking up to consequences of bungled Brexit, pandemic
Britain could have painlessly left with deals like Norway’s and Switzerland’s, but the arrogance of its political class let fantasies flourish long after the referendum and set a high price for blinkered English nationalism.
Brits told to swap Christmas dinners for covid friendly 'picnics in the park'
A top scientist has suggested ditching traditional roast dinners for picnics in the park to stop coronavirus spreading over Christmas.
When Discrimination Targets the Privileged
Meet the feminist aristocrats fighting for the right of daughters to inherit peerages.
Motherwell homes set alight by stray rocket firework
Two homes in Motherwell were set alight after being hit by fireworks.
China’s Ant Group valued up to US$450 billion by key analysts on roadshow
The fintech giant’s IPO plans come amid a remarkable run-up in stock market valuations of its technology peers this year.
ScotRail train derails near Aberdeen sparking emergency response
The train came off the tracks on the Dundee-Aberdeen line at about 10am this morning close to old Carmont railway station, near Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire.
Opening schools WILL cause a second wave unless testing improves
Scientists said reopening schools in the UK would inevitably result in another crisis that peaks in December. But it could be avoided if test and trace was dramatically ramped up.
UK's oldest vegetarian restaurant closes doors for good
A chain of family-run vegetarian restaurants in Edinburgh have been forced to close due to the financial impact of the coronavirus lockdown.
'Out of control' party night in England after pubs reopen
The reopening of pubs in England, after more than three months of confinement, caused excesses and "dangerous" situations on Saturday night, and fears a re-emergence of the new coronavirus epidemic.
UK grants ex-consulate worker Simon Cheng asylum
A former British consulate staff member in Hong Kong, Simon Cheng, says he's been given political asylum by the British government. He said he can stay in the UK for five years and apply for citizenship after that.
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