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LABOUR: EXERCISE IRIS REPORT SHOULD HAVE 'SENT ALARM BELLS' RINGING' ON PPE SHORTAGE

A report from a coronavirus simulation exercise in Scotland two years ago, which revealed a clear gap in preparedness for an epidemic,...

EIS UNION WARNS OVER SUPPORT FOR 'SEVERELY TRAUMATISED' PUPILS RETURNING TO SCHOOL IN AUGUST

THE LEADER of the EIS union has warned that teachers will need to assess the wellbeing of “young people who have been severely traumatised”...

 
 
 

SCOTLAND SHOULD BE INDEPENDENT 'AS SOON AS POSSIBLE' BUT IS NOT FOCUS RIGHT NOW, SAYS NICOLA STURGEON

Nicola Sturgeon has said she wants independence 'as soon as possible', but admitted the coronavirus crisis is her primary focus right...

CORONAVIRUS: KATE FORBES BLASTS 'UNNECESSARY CONCERNS' AS COUNCILS TO GET £155M BY END OF JUNE

FINANCE Secretary Kate Forbes has confirmed emergency funding for Scottish councils will be handed over in full this month - despite...

 
 
 

SCOTS COULD TRAVEL TO CONTINENT AND AVOID VIRUS CHECKS IF THEY FLY FROM 'LOW-RISK' EDINBURGH, INVERNESS AND ABERDEEN AIRPORTS

SCOTTISH holidaymakers might be able to fly for a summer holiday to some destinations on the continent and avoid any coronavirus checks...

NICOLA STURGEON URGES SCOTS NOT TO GATHER FOR MASS BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTESTS

NICOLA Sturgeon has urged people not to attend mass Black Lives Matter protests in Scotland this weekend because of the coronavirus...

 
 
 

MATERNITY PAY: MINISTER TO BE QUIZZED OVER THREE MONTH EXTENSION AS THOUSANDS OF SCOTS BACK CAMPAIGN

EXTENDING parental leave by three months due to coronavirus is to be discussed in Westminster after overwhelming feedback from families.

WHAT IS CHLORINATED CHICKEN AND WHY ARE PEOPLE CONCERNED?

Discussions have risen around chlorinated chicken as the UK government is set to open British markets to lower US welfare standards.

 
 
 

CORONAVIRUS: JEANE FREEMAN ACCUSED OF 'PASSING THE BUCK' ON CARE HOME TESTING FAILURES

CONSERVATIVES have accused Health Secretary Jeane Freeman of passing the buck over outbreaks of Covid-19 in care homes.

CORONAVIRUS: SCOTLAND'S ECONOMIC OUTPUT MAY NOT RECOVER UNTIL 2023

SCOTLAND'S economic output may not recover to pre-crisis levels until the start of 2023, official analysis has found.

 
 
 

NICOLA STURGEON REVEALS SHE DID NOT VISIT FAMILY OVER FIRST WEEKEND OF EASING LOCKDOWN

Nicola Sturgeon has said she did not visit her family in the first weekend of easing lockdown restrictions in Scotland.

GEORGE FLOYD PROTESTS: MORE REPUBLICANS SPEAK OUT AGAINST TRUMP

Donald Trump's inability to unify the US at a time of grave unrest is testing his uneasy alliance with members of his own Republican...

 
 
 

SIMULATION CORONAVIRUS EXERCISE IN SCOTLAND IN 2018 SHOWED 'CLEAR GAP' IN PREPAREDNESS REPORT SHOWED

AN exercise in 2018 simulating a coronavirus outbreak in Scotland showed a “clear gap” in preparedness to such an epidemic, it has...

CALLS FOR 'GEORGE FLOYD STREET' AND GLASGOW SLAVE NAMES TO BE CHANGED

The changing of some Glasgow street names to recognise the role of prominent city merchants in the slave trade has been suggested by...

 
 
 

CORONAVIRUS: SCOTTISH UNIVERSITIES COULD HAVE TO CURTAIL RESEARCH AMBITIONS AMID FUNDING REVIEW

SCOTTISH universities may have to hold back ambitions to continue being world-leading research centres as ministers launch a review...

BORIS JOHNSON AND RISHI SUNAK BREATHE SIGH OF RELIEF AFTER CABINET COLLEAGUE ALOK SHARMA TESTS NEGATIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS

BORIS Johnson and Rishi Sunak were breathing a sigh of relief last night after their Cabinet colleague Alok Sharma tested negative...

 
 
 

'NO. NO. NO.' JACOB REES-MOGG EVOKES SPIRIT OF THATCHER IN DISMISSING EXTENSION TO TRANSITION PERIOD

JACOB Rees-Mogg has evoked the spirit of Margaret Thatcher as he dismissed suggestions of a Brexit extension, telling MPs: "No, no,...

CORONAVIRUS: 125 OUTBREAKS INSIDE SCOTTISH HOSPITALS

CORONAVIRUS spreading inside Scotland's hospitals has caused up to 125 outbreaks on non-Covid wards, the health secretary has said.

 
 
 

KEIR STARMER AND IAN BLACKFORD CALL ON BORIS JOHNSON TO URGE DONALD TRUMP TO RESPECT HUMAN RIGHTS AND RIGHT TO PROTEST IN WAKE OF GEORGE FLOYD DEATH

KEIR Starmer and Ian Blackford have separately called on Boris Johnson to urge Donald Trump to respect human rights and the fundamental...

UK GOVERNMENT NOT EXTENDING BREXIT TRANSITION PERIOD 'ADDING TO THE BURDEN ON BUSINESSES'

BUSINESSES already struggling during the Covid-19 economic shutdown will be further hit if the UK Government does not ask for an extension...

 
 
 



Tim Davie appointed new BBC Director-General

Tim Davie appointed new BBC Director-General

The BBC Board has today appointed Tim Davie as the 17th Director-General of the BBC. Tim who is currently Chief Executive Officer of BBC Studios will take over the role from... Read more ...

GMB viewers left 'heartbroken' by Kate Garraway's ITV return: 'What a brave...

GMB viewers left 'heartbroken' by Kate Garraway's ITV return: 'What a brave woman!'

GOOD MORNING BRITAIN fans welcomed Kate Garraway back onto the ITV show today as she shared a heartbreaking update on husband Derek following his battle with coronavirus. Read more ...

Joe Biden slams Trump for suggesting George Floyd is 'looking down' from...

Joe Biden slams Trump for suggesting George Floyd is 'looking down' from heaven and celebrating 'a great day'

Joe Biden slammed President Donald Trump for suggesting on Friday that George Floyd, the Black man killed by Minneapolis police last week, is celebrating from heaven, possibly... Read more ...

Madeleine McCann suspect linked to boy, 6, who disappeared from beach in 1996

Madeleine McCann suspect linked to boy, 6, who disappeared from beach in 1996

German detectives have contacted the father of René Hasee today for the first time in 20 years, following the child's sudden disappearance from a beach in Portugal Read more ...

Alexis Ohanian Resigns From Reddit, Urges Board to Fill His Seat With a...

Alexis Ohanian Resigns From Reddit, Urges Board to Fill His Seat With a Black Candidate

Alexis Ohanian has resigned from the Reddit board. The tech entrepreneur, who is the husband of Serena Williams, announced on Friday that he's taking a step back from the... Read more ...

Hollyoaks' Rachel Adedeji accuses show of racism and slams BLM reaction

Hollyoaks' Rachel Adedeji accuses show of racism and slams BLM reaction

Rachel - who has starred in Hollyoaks since 2016 - said their response to the Black Lives Matter movement was 'disappointing' Read more ...

Madeleine McCann suspect Christian Brueckner was tried for sex attacks on...

Madeleine McCann suspect Christian Brueckner was tried for sex attacks on young children at age 17

Christian Brueckner was 17 when he molested a six-year-old girl in a public playground in his home town of Wuerzburg, Bavaria. He only stopped when the schoolgirl began to scream. Read more ...

Coronation Street spoilers: Yasmeen Nazir finally sees Geoff Metcalfe for...

Coronation Street spoilers: Yasmeen Nazir finally sees Geoff Metcalfe for what he is as Alya begs her to fight?

Yasmeen Nazir is facing a life behind bars in Coronation Street as a result of her attack on Geoff Metcalfe , but Alya pleaded with her to do the right thing and fight against... Read more ...

Trump says Brees should NOT have apologized for calling NFL player protests...

Trump says Brees should NOT have apologized for calling NFL player protests 'disrespectful'

Donald Trump waded back into the debate over NFL player protests by condemning New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees's recent apology for calling the demonstrations 'disrespectful.' Read more ...

Kate Garraway's fears of second worse scenario - Derek trapped in coma forever

Kate Garraway's fears of second worse scenario - Derek trapped in coma forever

The Good Morning Britain presenter said she threw up on the spot when doctors warned her there was a second worse case scenario - that Derek would never wake up from his coma Read more ...