NEWS DIGEST 02.12.2020: Britain approves Pfizer COVID vaccine for mass immunisation

Good morning. Today’s article is derived from stories being featured on Google News. The UK has become the first country in the world to officially approve a coronavirus vaccine. The version that has been approved is the Pfizer/BioNTech variant, which … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 02.12.2020: Britain approves Pfizer COVID vaccine for mass immunisation

NEWS DIGEST 29.11.2020: Egyptian human rights advocate loses life to corona; other stories

Today’s News Digest is from Facebook. The Egyptian human rights advocate Hafez Abu Seada has died after contracting coronavirus, Middle East Monitor has reported. Abu Seada, who was also a lawyer and the chairman and co-founder of the Egyptian Organisation … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 29.11.2020: Egyptian human rights advocate loses life to corona; other stories

NEWS DIGEST 12.05.2020: Coronavirus confusion continues, full impact is felt

  Today’s bulletin is brought to you by Facebook. International charity UNICEF is warning of the ‘double emergency’ being created by the COVID-19 pandemic across the globe. It is becoming more difficult for charities like UNICEF to bring life assistance … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 12.05.2020: Coronavirus confusion continues, full impact is felt

STURGEON’S OFFER: Scottish first minister invites Remainers to settle in Scotland if independence occurs

Aberdeen, UNITED KINGDOM VIJAY SHAH via PATRICK GRAFTON-GREEN and Evening Standard The first minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, has invited residents of the other parts of the UK who were disappointed with the outcome of last year’s Brexit referendum to settle in her country, as she petitions for a new referendum on Scottish independence. In a report by London-based newspaper The Evening Standard, the first minister announced an open invitation to the forty-eight per cent of Britons who voted ‘yes’ to staying in the European Union to relocate to Scotland, which plans to rejoin the EU should the outcome of … Continue reading STURGEON’S OFFER: Scottish first minister invites Remainers to settle in Scotland if independence occurs

AUTISTIC BOY HANDCUFFED: Police restrain 12-year-old after fight with own brother

Lanark, UNITED KINGDOM VIJAY SHAH via STEPHEN JONES and Mirror A police force in Scotland have been condemned for excessive force after officers handcuffed a schoolboy with autism after he got into a fight with his brother in class, The Mirror newspaper reports. Twelve-year-old Colin Gow, who attends Lanark Grammar school in Lanark, got into a dispute with his older brother Keiran, aged 13 and also autistic. He allegedly hurled a plastic bottle at his brother which set off the fight, and was then subsequently handcuffed by police. Colin was said to have been left ‘distressed and sobbing’ after the … Continue reading AUTISTIC BOY HANDCUFFED: Police restrain 12-year-old after fight with own brother

POST-BREXIT SCOTLAND: First minister may sign off separate trade deal with EU

London, UNITED KINGDOM VIJAY SHAH via BBC News As the UK decides what to do next after the life-changing EU referendum in June which saw the country vote largely to leave the European Union, and the nation is facing a rocky political climate coupled with a weak pound, there are concerns about whether the UK will still be able to maintain access to the European single market. In a sign of the complexity of the situation, and with EU leaders hitting back hard at the UK’s pick-and-choose approach to negotiations, the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, has hinted that … Continue reading POST-BREXIT SCOTLAND: First minister may sign off separate trade deal with EU

IBROX DISASTER: Scottish football team remembers the fallen 40 years on – January 2011

New Year’s Day may have been a time of happiness for most, but for the Scottish football club Rangers FC, their fans and for many in Scotland, New Year’s Day 2011 was a time for remembrance for 66 fans who perished in a stampede at the club’s ground in Glasgow forty years ago at the time of the memorial service, which took place in January. The Ibrox disaster of 1971 also saw 200 people injured in the darkest day of the team’s history. Thousands of people gathered at the Rangers FC home ground in Glasgow in January 2011 to remember one of the darkest chapters in Glaswegian and Scottish football history, … Continue reading IBROX DISASTER: Scottish football team remembers the fallen 40 years on – January 2011

BANK HOLIDAY WASHOUT: Bad weather expected for southern Britain

Holidaymakers planning to visit beaches and festivals in the south of the United Kingdom this August Bank Holiday weekend have been warned by weather forecasters that unseasonably bad weather could ruin their plans and cause travel chaos on English and Welsh motorways, according to a new report out today by The Guardian newspaper. The Meteorological Office (Met Office), the U.K.’s national weather institute, is predicting cold and damp weather to cover most of southern Britain, possibly impacting visitors to the Notting Hill Carnival in west London, as well as sunseekers traditionally heading out to popular beaches like Brighton, Great Yarmouth and Shoeburyness. The Met Office has also issued a ‘yellow’ weather warning for southern England on Monday. The rest of … Continue reading BANK HOLIDAY WASHOUT: Bad weather expected for southern Britain