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March 13, 2017 12:43 pm gmt |
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The Scottish leader said she expected a referendum to take place sometime between fall next year and spring 2019. In a speech in Edinburgh, the First Minister said that the language of partnership from the United Kingdom had “gone completely” in relation to Scotland’s view on Brexit...
In Britain
December 16, 2016 11:24 am gmt |
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Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said the world cannot “stand back” in the face of “slaughter and destruction” in Aleppo. She said she supported more evacuation of the wounded, further discussion of humanitarian airdrops and a determination to prosecute any war crimes committed. “I think e...
In Britain
September 6, 2016 10:13 am gmt |
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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is to set out her programme for government with education at its heart. Ms Sturgeon’s SNP formed a minority government after winning 63 seats in May’s Scottish Parliament elections. She will make a speech outlining her priorities for the next five years, wit...
In Britain
August 25, 2016 12:23 pm gmt |
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One of Scotland’s most senior judges has said Theresa May “acted unreasonably” when she dismissed a former Sri Lankan militant’s asylum bid after he claimed his life would be at risk if he returned home. Former Advocate Lord Boyd of Duncansby said that during her time as Home Secretary May was wrong ...
In Britain
August 4, 2016 9:30 am gmt |
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The 13th Belladrum Tartan Heart music festival is preparing to welcome thousands of people when it opens later. The festival is held near Beauly in the Highlands and runs until Saturday evening. Organisers said the event, known as Bella, was expected to attract about 18,000 music fans. Acts at this y...
In Britain
July 11, 2016 7:54 am gmt |
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Commuters are facing disruption to rail services as members of the RMT union enter their second day of strike action. Many services have been cancelled or replaced by buses and others are running less frequently. The action follows the breakdown of talks with ScotRail on 6 July. Railway workers were ...
In Britain
June 29, 2016 11:31 am gmt |
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Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish First Minister, said on Wednesday (June 29) after visiting to Brussels that Scotland was intent on remaining in the European Union, despite last week’s British vote to quit the bloc. After meeting European Parliament President Martin Schulz, the pro-independence le...
In Britain
May 28, 2016 12:44 pm gmt |
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Thousands of caterpillars created a tourist attraction in the Scottish city of Stirling on Saturday (May 28) after weaving a 10-metre web outside a DIY store. The huge ‘fairy floss-like’ web in the car park of the store was cordoned off as visitors came to inspect it. The insects build th...
In Scotland
January 5, 2016 6:01 am gmt |
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A 16th century castle edged closer to slipping into a river in Aberdeenshire, Scotland on Monday (Jan. 4) after severe flooding continued to erode the banks of the River Dee. The owner of Abergeldie Castle, Baron Abergeldie, John Gordon and his wife fled the castle after the river burst its banks. Th...
In Britain
January 1, 2016 7:43 am gmt |
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Heavy flooding hit northern Britain on Wednesday (December 30) and amongst power cuts and evacuations, one couple took a risky route home by driving on a partially collapsed road near the Queen Elizabeth’s Scottish Balmoral estate. Newly-engaged Adam Purrier and Christine Timms were on their wa...
In Britain
December 31, 2015 9:50 am gmt |
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A lorry driver and his passenger were among those rescued from their vehicles as the River Nith in Dumfries in Scotland burst its banks on Wednesday (Dec. 30) after heavy rain and strong wind from Storm Frank battered northern parts of the UK. Separately, 12 people were rescued from a bus that became...
In Britain
December 15, 2015 5:57 am gmt |
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Drone video released on Monday (December 14) showed the progress of repairs to the Forth Road Bridge in Scotland. The bridge has been closed to traffic since December 4 after a crack was discovered in one of the structures below the bridge. The video shows workers hanging from large sections of the b...
In Britain
November 24, 2015 4:47 am gmt |
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A man has died and his wife and son are seriously ill after suspected carbon monoxide poisoning at a holiday chalet in the Scottish Borders. The family was staying at the Soonhope Chalets near Peebles when the incident happened late on Saturday night. A 59-year-old man, named locally as Michael Trave...
In Britain
November 18, 2015 7:31 am gmt |
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About 100 Syrian refugees have landed in the UK – the largest group to arrive since the government expanded its resettlement scheme in September. The group – thought to be mainly families – arrived at Glasgow Airport on the first of a series of charter flights expected in coming wee...
In Britain
November 15, 2015 8:53 am gmt |
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The Usher Hall in Edinburgh and Glasgow’s Hydro have been lit in French colours as a mark of respect. They were among the Scottish venues joining hundreds of landmarks around the world in their response to the Paris attacks. Sunday sees the Glasgow Warriors return home after their European Cham...
In Britain
November 2, 2015 10:19 am gmt |
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Changes to the Scotland Bill will make it clear “beyond any reasonable doubt” that the UK government has delivered on the vow of more powers for Holyrood, the Scottish Secretary has said. David Mundell said the parliament would become one of the world’s most powerful devolved assemb...
In Britain
October 18, 2015 8:57 am gmt |
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The United Kingdom is “living on borrowed time” if the British government fails to listen to Scottish voters, Scottish nationalist leader Nicola Sturgeon said. The Scottish National Party (SNP) has seen a surge in support since Scots voted by 55-45 percent last year to reject independence...
In Britain
October 17, 2015 7:31 am gmt |
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Nicola Sturgeon is to pledge to build a new £200m network of NHS treatment centres for planned operations if the SNP wins next May’s Holyrood elections. She will announce the new policy in her leader’s address to the SNP conference. Ms Sturgeon will also accuse Prime Minister David Camero...
In Britain
October 16, 2015 9:56 am gmt |
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Nine World War Two veterans are to receive France’s highest honour for bravery, in a special ceremony in Edinburgh. The Scottish veterans will be presented with the Legion d’Honneur, on board a French naval destroyer berthed in Leith. The award will honour them for the role they played in...