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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.
"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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Analysis: Anti-trans rhetoric is rife in the British media. Little is being done to extinguish the flames
Britain faces a critical shortage of workers, leading to fuel supply constraints, a run on petrol stations and unstacked shelves in supermarkets due to lack of staff or undelivered foodstuffs. Despite this immediate crisis affecting mill...
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
Tory MPs concerned over government inaction on looming cost of living crisis
Boris Johnson accused of ‘being optimistic and leaving it up to businesses to pick up the slack’
UK relaxes restrictions for international travel
Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Panama, Peru and Venezuela will continue on the so-called "red list."
Men must challenge misogynistic behaviour, says Nicola Sturgeon
Scotland’s first minister says society should stop expecting women to fix problems of sexism and harassment
Pandora papers: biggest ever leak of offshore data exposes financial secrets of rich and powerful
Millions of documents reveal how the global elite hide their wealth in a secretive system, offshore deals and assets of more than 100 billionaires, 30 world leaders and 300 public officials.
Greta is favourite to win the Nobel Peace Prize because, bafflingly, our elites are still in thrall to this child prophet of doom
St. Greta Thunberg has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for the third year running and is the bookies’ favourite, for her services to infantile ranting, doom-mongering, and historical illiteracy. Just one question: why?
Tory donor made life peer and appointed as government minister
Malcolm Offord, who has donated almost £150,000 to the Conservatives, sent to the Lords and becomes minister in Scotland Office
Surprise, surprise, most of us want a four-day working week
Most people in the UK support moving to a four-day working week, new polling reveals.
Boris Johnson dismisses fears over tough winter
Boris Johnson has said people should not worry about putting food on the table this winter, amid surging energy prices and a cut to universal credit.
Joe Biden Pledges To Double US Climate Change Aid, Some Activists Unimpressed
Some groups welcomed the new pledge but others were less impressed by Joe Biden's speech, including Swedish activist Greta Thunberg.
No 10 accused of sidelining behaviour experts on latest Covid measures
Exclusive: SPI-B scientists warn of lack of independent advice at a time when social norms are replacing laws
Cabinet fixing: Liz Truss has replaced Dominic Raab as foreign secretary. Raab will appointed as deputy prime minister, lord chancellor and justice secretary
International Trade Secretary Liz Truss has replaced Dominic Raab as foreign secretary. Raab demotion comes after he was heavily criticised for being on holiday as the Taliban took power in Afghanistan and for lying in his public testimony.
Reshuffle: Boris Johnson fires Gavin Williamson as he rings cabinet changes
Boris Johnson has fired a string of cabinet ministers - and promoted new faces to replace them - in a major reshuffle.
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