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Salmond offered new date for evidence as committee recalls Lord Advocate

Salmond offered new date for evidence as committee recalls Lord Advocate

Salmond offered new date for evidence as committee recalls Lord Advocate

24 February 2021

The former first minister could now face MSPs on Friday after he pulled out of his evidence session on Wednesday.


Reform UK supporters most vaccine hesitant among voters – study

Reform UK supporters most vaccine hesitant among voters – study

Reform UK supporters most vaccine hesitant among voters – study

24 February 2021

A study by Oxford University found high support among those who currently intend to vote for the Conservatives, Labour or Liberal Democrats.


Labour plans to give councils power to take over vacant shops

Labour plans to give councils power to take over vacant shops

Labour plans to give councils power to take over vacant shops

24 February 2021

Shadow chancellor Anneliese Dodds says councils should be able to repurpose commercial properties that have been vacant for at least 12 months.


Health Minister says Northern Ireland should not ease restrictions too quickly

Health Minister says Northern Ireland should not ease restrictions too quickly

Health Minister says Northern Ireland should not ease restrictions too quickly

24 February 2021

Robin Swann defended the gradual, step-by-step and cautious approach adopted by ministers.


Peter Capaldi donates Doctor Who series finale script to charity auction

Peter Capaldi donates Doctor Who series finale script to charity auction

Peter Capaldi donates Doctor Who series finale script to charity auction

24 February 2021

The one-off shooting script for The Doctor Falls has been signed and personalised by the Glaswegian actor.


Smartphone app helps eye patients monitor vision from home

Smartphone app helps eye patients monitor vision from home

Smartphone app helps eye patients monitor vision from home

24 February 2021

Patients at Moorfields Eye Hospital are testing an app that allows them to check their vision from home during lockdown.


‘Victory’ – campaigners with learning disabilities celebrate vaccine news

‘Victory’ – campaigners with learning disabilities celebrate vaccine news

‘Victory’ – campaigners with learning disabilities celebrate vaccine news

24 February 2021

‘Today is something to celebrate. This is a step forward,’ said Harry Roche.


Ribena ditches plastic straws on cartons for paper alternative

Ribena ditches plastic straws on cartons for paper alternative

Ribena ditches plastic straws on cartons for paper alternative

24 February 2021

The company said the move would save up to 16 tonnes of plastic from being produced per year.


Parliament to gift ornate lamps costing £175,000 for Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Parliament to gift ornate lamps costing £175,000 for Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Parliament to gift ornate lamps costing £175,000 for Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

24 February 2021

Ornate lamp sculptures will be installed at the staircase leading to an existing fountain in New Palace Yard at the Palace of Westminster.


Highland ospreys have names migrated to Mars

Highland ospreys have names migrated to Mars

Highland ospreys have names migrated to Mars

24 February 2021

Details of the four birds were taken on board Nasa’s Perseverance rover.


Time to put brakes on reckless drivers renting supercars, says MP

Time to put brakes on reckless drivers renting supercars, says MP

Time to put brakes on reckless drivers renting supercars, says MP

24 February 2021

Labour’s Holly Lynch said the Government must ‘call time on reckless drivers’ and ‘irresponsible hire companies’.


Bank boss warns EU over ‘very serious escalation’ in financial services grab

Bank boss warns EU over ‘very serious escalation’ in financial services grab

Bank boss warns EU over ‘very serious escalation’ in financial services grab

24 February 2021

Governor Andrew Bailey told MPs that moving clearing to the EU would be a potential financial stability concern in the UK.


Large cocaine seizure made in Northern Ireland

Large cocaine seizure made in Northern Ireland

Large cocaine seizure made in Northern Ireland

24 February 2021

The 20-kilo haul worth an estimated £1.6 million was discovered hidden inside an empty fuel tank being transported in a van.


Camilla praises flower growers as she reveals her passion for blooms

Camilla praises flower growers as she reveals her passion for blooms

Camilla praises flower growers as she reveals her passion for blooms

24 February 2021

The Duchess of Cornwall also launched the Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition, founded in 1883 by the Royal Commonwealth Society.


Coronavirus advertising campaign launched to reinforce ‘stay at home’ message

Coronavirus advertising campaign launched to reinforce ‘stay at home’ message

Coronavirus advertising campaign launched to reinforce ‘stay at home’ message

24 February 2021

The plea to keep going with measures to curb the spread of coronavirus follows the launch of the road map out of lockdown.


Assurances sought that Westminster can act over conduct of Scottish Government

Assurances sought that Westminster can act over conduct of Scottish Government

Assurances sought that Westminster can act over conduct of Scottish Government

24 February 2021

Former minister Dr Liam Fox raised concerns over remarks made by Scotland’s former first minister Alex Salmond.


Alex Salmond offered new date to give evidence at Holyrood

Alex Salmond offered new date to give evidence at Holyrood

Alex Salmond offered new date to give evidence at Holyrood

24 February 2021

The former first minister could now face MSPs on Friday, after he pulled out of his evidence session on Wednesday.


Woman who faked pregnancy after one-night stand sentenced to community service

Woman who faked pregnancy after one-night stand sentenced to community service

Woman who faked pregnancy after one-night stand sentenced to community service

24 February 2021

Jaclyn McGowan pleaded guilty to causing fear and alarm after lying to Jamie Aitken about being pregnant.


Funeral held for mother and daughter killed in Kilmarnock attacks

Funeral held for mother and daughter killed in Kilmarnock attacks

Funeral held for mother and daughter killed in Kilmarnock attacks

24 February 2021

NHS worker Emma Robertson Coupland and Nicole Anderson died on February 4.


Golden Cadbury’s egg sold at auction for £37,200

Golden Cadbury’s egg sold at auction for £37,200

Golden Cadbury’s egg sold at auction for £37,200

24 February 2021

The 22-carat gold egg was commissioned by Cadbury’s from royal goldsmiths Garrard & Co as part of a treasure hunt promotion in 1983.


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