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In World
March 14, 2018 10:45 am gmt |
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A man was injured on Tuesday (March 13) after a helicopter crashed in Perth airport in Scotland. Video shot by Sandy Stevenson, a local business tour guide based near the airport showed paramedics attending to the wounded man and placing him in an ambulance. Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance twe...
In Britain
September 3, 2017 9:35 am gmt |
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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth attended the annual Braemar Gathering in Scotland on Saturday (September 2) accompanied by Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Princess Anne and her husband Timothy Laurence. The Highland Games are a display of traditional aspects of Scottish culture, including dancing, bag...
In Britain
February 22, 2017 8:23 am gmt |
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MSPs are to question UK ministers Greg Hands and David Mundell on the implications of Brexit for Scotland. Mr Mundell is expected to tell the Europe committee that there are “no circumstances” which would see Scotland stay in the EU when the UK leaves. He will tell members that even if Sc...
In Britain
December 21, 2016 7:53 am gmt |
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Scotland wants to stay in the European Union’s single market after the United Kingdom leaves the bloc and will push for more powers to protect its interests, the head of its pro-independence government said on Tuesday (December 20). “We are determined to maintain Scotland’s current ...
In Britain
June 27, 2016 12:09 pm gmt |
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Scotland will do whatever it takes to remain in the European Union, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Sunday (June 26), following Britain’s exit from the bloc. Scotland, a nation of five million people, voted to stay in the EU by 62 to 38 percent in Thursday’s (June 23) referendum, p...
In World
June 24, 2016 11:57 am gmt |
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Donald Trump said Friday the forces that persuaded the United Kingdom to leave the European Union will help elect him president of the United States later this year. “I think I see a big parallel … people want to take their country back,” Trump said in re-opening his Turnberry golf ...
In Britain
June 23, 2016 10:00 am gmt |
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Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon voted in Britain’s referendum on European Union membership on Thursday morning (June 23). Sturgeon arrived at a polling station in Glasgow with husband Peter Murrell to cast her ballot. The leader of Scotland’s devolved government has said i...
In Britain
May 6, 2016 10:46 am gmt |
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Scotland held its parliamentary election on Thursday, with the prospect of gaining independence and of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union (EU) topping concerns of the voters. “I guess it’s quite important to make a good decision about the Scottish future ’cause the Scots ...
In Britain
March 5, 2016 12:02 pm gmt |
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Prince Charles has urged the people to visit the areas which were badly affected by the recent disaster, this spring. He also praised the resilience of communities which must cope with the shifting economy and the “ever more extreme vagaries of the weather”. He blamed these on “dang...
In Srilanka
January 26, 2016 5:23 am gmt |
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The Opposition leader and the leader of TNA R.Sampanthan has reportedly left for Britain yesterday (Jan.25) to study the federal system of Scotland which is part of the United Kingdom. The visit of the opposition leader has come in a time when the country seeks to formulate a new constitution and the...
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 Sports
September 28, 2015 12:31 pm gmt |
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 Yokohama Stadium, which staged the 2002 soccer World Cup final, will replace Japan’s new National Stadium as the venue for the 2019 Rugby World Cup final, World Rugby said on Monday (September 28). Japan caught World Rugby off guard in July when they announced the proposed new 80,000 national...
In Britain
September 9, 2015 11:18 am gmt |
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Queen Elizabeth makes a history as she becomes Britain’s longest-reigning monarch. And the Buckingham Palace has released an official photograph of Queen, today (Wednesday).   At about 5.30 p.m. Elizabeth, 89, is the nation’s oldest ever monarch, will surpass the 63 years, 7 months, 2 day...
In Britain
August 9, 2015 1:46 pm gmt |
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Scotland is to ban the growing of genetically modified crops, the country’s rural affairs secretary has announced. Richard Lochhead said the Scottish government was not prepared to “gamble” with the future of the country’s £14bn food and drink sector. He is to request that Sco...
In Britain
June 24, 2015 4:02 am gmt |
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It is one option being considered by the royal household, which says the upkeep of the London palace is now a “significant financial challenge”. It needs new plumbing and wiring and has not been decorated since 1952, the year the Queen ascended the throne. The news comes as royal accounts...
In Britain
June 12, 2015 4:25 am gmt |
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Britain’s Rail regulator is to investigate Network Rail’s performance accusing the company of delivering poor punctuality and reliability on some of its busiest commuter routes. Routes run by Southern, Thameslink and Scotland were “below requirements” for reliability, the Offi...
In Britain
June 7, 2015 9:30 am gmt |
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The SNP are seeking more tax and welfare powers in the Scotland Bill while the UK government told the party to “stop talking and start doing”. Ahead of the Scotland Bill’s second reading on Monday, the SNP said the bill was “woefully lacking”. The Scottish Liberal Democr...
In Technology
May 26, 2015 8:33 am gmt |
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Business Secretary Sajid Javid urged phone provider O2 to “sort it out” after a flood of complaints from people who had lost the signal on their mobile telephones. He tweeted “No signal @O2. Please sort it out” as frustrated customers went online to claim they have had no serv...