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Sabina Nessa: Man arrested on suspicion of murder of London primary school teacher

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder by police investigating the death of south-east London primary school teacher Sabina Nessa. A 38-year-old man was arrested in East Sussex. Scotland Yard Police described it as a “significant development”. Ms Nessa’s family has been informed of the development, the Met Police said. The 28-year-old was […]

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Scotland: Woman who was fired for reporting drunk to work wins £5,500 suit

A seafood factory in Scotland’s Livingston gave a compensation of £5,454 to one of their employees they had fired for drinking beer, nine hours before her shift started. Malgorzata Krolik’s shift used to start at 2 pm at Young’s seafood factory, and hours before it commenced, she consumed three beers at 5 am. Krolik told […]

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70-year-old denied US visa after he accidentally checked terrorist option on the form

The United States online visa application system Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) has one strange question: “Do you seek to engage in or have you ever engaged in terrorist activities, espionage, sabotage, or genocide?” A 70-year-old from Scotland ticked this option yes. John Stevenson was applying for a US ESTA to go with his […]

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United Kingdom: Lockdown curbs eased as fear of Indian B.1.617 variant looms

Coronavirus curbs were eased in England, Wales and most of Scotland. Millions of people can now socialise indoors in limited numbers, hug loved ones and visit pubs, bars and restaurants inside again. Entertainment venues such as cinemas, theatres, concert halls, museums and sports stadiums can all reopen. The ban on foreign travel has also been […]

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Schoolgirls get trapped inside train all night after falling asleep

Two schoolgirls who went missing on Friday last week, prompted an all night search by their families, were forced to spend the night on a train after being locked inside. Amy Greenan, 12, and her friend fell asleep on the train headed for Balloch, Scotland while travelling back from a day out in Glasgow. The […]

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Woman who pushed diary lorry up snow covered hill given a year’s free supply of milk

A woman who helped push a diary lorry uphill was rewarded with a year’s free supply of milk. Charlene Leslie, 33, was filmed pushing the massive Grahams milk lorry up a snow-covered street in Scotland’s town of Cowdenbeath in west Fife, during Storm Darcy. The supermarket worker was heading to the shops when she saw […]

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Grammy-nominated Scottish musician Sophie Xeon, tragically dies aged 34

Grammy-nominated Scottish musician, record producer, singer, songwriter, and DJ, Sophie Xeon died in a “terrible accident” on Saturday morning aged 34, according to a statement from the musician’s record label Transgressive. “Tragically our beautiful Sophie passed away this morning after a terrible accident. True to her spirituality she had climbed up to watch the full […]

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Hundreds of dancing birds trigger power outages in Scottish town

The mystery behind power outages varying from a few seconds to sometimes even longer in a village in Scotland was finally resolved. The reason, small to medium-sized starlings. When these land on power lines and dance in the village of Airth, it  causes power lines to clash together triggering an outage. Neil McDonald, lead engineer […]

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Douglas Stuart WINS Booker Prize for fiction with Shuggie Bain

Douglas Stuart won the Booker Prize for fiction with Shuggie Bain, the story of a boy’s turbulent coming of age in hardscrabble 1980s Glasgow. The Scottish writer won USD$ 66,000 award on Thursday for his first published novel. He was the only British author on a US-dominated list of six finalists for the prize, open […]

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Robot camera mistakes assistant referee’s bald head for the ball

On Saturday,  an unforeseen and unprecedented event occurred in the historic town of Inverness in the distant Scottish Highlands. The camera system, known as Pixellot, is a life-saving option during the COVID-19 pandemic. Caley Thistle announced the technology two weeks ago, and first used the camera system in a broadcast setting for Saturday’s Scottish Championship […]

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Lamb sold for $490,059 at auction in Scotland makes it the world’s most expensive sheep

A Texel lamb has become the world’s most expensive sheep after being sold for nearly $490,059 at an auction in Scotland. The sheep called Double Diamond, sold for $490,059 at the Scottish National Texel Sale in Lanark, Scotland. The bidding started at $14,047 and significantly increased amid fierce competition between different people. The final bid […]

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Passenger train derails amid bad weather in Scotland, 3 dead

Three people were killed after a passenger train derailed in Aberdeenshire at 6.38am on Wednesday. Among the dead was the train driver, conductor and a passenger. Six people were injured and are not believed to be serious. The train which derailed was made up of two locomotives – at the front and back – and four […]