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'No turning back' on Brexit as Article 50 triggered

[ad_1] Image copyright European Photopress Britain’s departure from the European Union is “an historic moment from which there can be no turning back”, Theresa May has told MPs. The prime minister said it was a “unique opportunity” to “shape a brighter future” for the UK. She was speaking after Britain’s EU ambassador formally triggered the […]

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London attack: Commemorations for Westminster

[ad_1] Image copyright PA People have gathered to mark one week since the Westminster attack, in which four victims and the attacker died. Police officers and hundreds of members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association were among those standing together on Westminster Bridge. Similar events are being staged in Sheffield, Birmingham, Leeds, Leicester and Manchester. […]

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Opening of Queensferry Crossing delayed until summer

[ad_1] Image copyright Transport Scotland The new Queensferry Crossing will not open until between mid-July and the end of August, it has been revealed. The opening has been delayed further due to “adverse weather conditions”. Economy Secretary Keith Brown told MSPs that the bridge’s contractors had indicated that strong winds had affected the estimated completion […]

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Article 50 a leap in the dark – Sturgeon

[ad_1] Media captionNicola Sturgeon says unanswered questions on Brexit mean the triggering of Article 50 is a “leap in the dark” The prime minister has taken a “leap in the dark” by triggering Article 50, Scotland’s first minister has claimed. The letter signed by Theresa May that formally begins the UK’s departure from the EU […]

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Blue cheese 'was source' of E. coli outbreak

[ad_1] Image copyright Food Standard Scotland A report into an outbreak of E. coli O157 in which a three-year-old child died has concluded Dunsyre Blue cheese was the source. The report was published by Health Protection Scotland on behalf of its Incident Management Team. It investigated the outbreak in which a total of 26 cases […]

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Mark Duggan's family lose inquest appeal

[ad_1] Image copyright Jeff Moore Image caption Mark Duggan was shot by police in August 2011. His death led to five days of rioting. The family of Mark Duggan, whose death sparked riots around England, have lost a legal challenge against the conclusion his death was lawful. Jurors concluded the 29-year-old was lawfully killed by […]

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Oldest man, 109, 'irked' over his Brexit birthday

[ad_1] Media captionSpeaking in December, Bob Weighton shared his secret to a long life England’s oldest man has said he is a “bit irked” to be celebrating his 109th birthday on the same day Brexit is triggered. Bob Weighton said he was “not enamoured” with all of the European Union’s decisions and spending, but felt […]

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Baby red squirrel found in felled tree in Insch

[ad_1] Image copyright Scottish SPCA A one-week-old baby squirrel was rescued after a nest was discovered in a felled tree in Aberdeenshire. The Scottish SPCA is now caring for the tiny red squirrel – which has been named Billy – after the find in Insch earlier this month. Billy is being hand-reared at the charity’s […]