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People with high blood pressure who take paracetamol over long-term risk heart attacks and strokes

People with high blood pressure who take paracetamol on prescription could be increasing their risk of heart attacks and strokes, a study suggests. Doctors should think about the risks and benefits to patients taking it over many months, the University of Edinburgh researchers say. Taking the painkiller for headaches and fevers is safe, they stress. […]

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Rhode Island man who faked death to evade rape charges found alive in Scotland

A Rhode Island man who is believed to have faked his death and fled the US to evade prosecution in Utah and other states has been apprehended in Scotland after being hospitalised with Covid-19, authorities said. Nicholas Alahverdian was discovered after developing a serious case of the coronavirus and being placed on a ventilator at […]

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Scotland: Thousands of women branded as witches in the 16th century set to receive officials pardons

Thousands of women in Scotland were accused of witchcraft in the 16th-18th centuries with many executed. They faced allegations of cursing the king’s ships, to shape-shifting into animals and birds, or dancing with the devil. Now three centuries after the Witchcraft Act was repealed, campaigners are on course to win pardons and official apologies for […]

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Siobhan Cattigan: Scottish rugby international player dies aged 26

Scottish rugby international Siobhan Cattigan died at the age of 26, Stirling County rugby club confirmed on Tuesday. “Our love, thoughts and heartfelt condolences are with Shibby’s family at this devastating time. We very much hope their privacy will be respected by everyone as they deal with their tragic loss,” said a Stirling County statement […]

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Earthquake of magnitude 3.1 shakes Scotland early Tuesday

An earthquake of magnitude of 3.1 shook west of Scotland in the early hours of Tuesday morning. The quake happened just before 2:00am local time. Its epicenter was about 11 miles north west of Lochgilphead and 88 miles north west of Glasgow, according to the United States Geological Survey. More than 30 people reported the […]

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Glasgow COP26: Nations strike climate deal with coal compromise

Nearly 200 countries at the United Nations COP26 summit in Scotland agreed to a deal to contain the climate crisis. The final text of the two-week Glasgow talks was finally adopted on Saturday, a day after the talks had initially been scheduled to end and following a last-minute proposed change by India. The change called […]

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Scotland’s only working nuclear power plant attacked by swarm of jellyfish

Scotland’s only working nuclear power plant at Torness shut down in an emergency procedure this week when jellyfish clogged the sea water-cooling intake pipes at the plant, according to the Scotland Herald. Without access to cool water, a nuclear power plant risks overheating, with potentially disastrous results. The intake pipes can also be damaged, which […]

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Queen Elizabeth II to skip COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow

The Queen will not attend the COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow following medical advice to rest. The 95-year-old monarch underwent preliminary medical checks in hospital last Wednesday after cancelling a visit to Northern Ireland. She resumed public engagements on Tuesday by meeting ambassadors via video link from Windsor Castle. Buckingham Palace said she “regretfully” […]

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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 […]