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More than a thousand drivers still on road despite having 12 points or more

Monday  18:56,   10 august 2020

The information was published in response to an FOI request by the Liberal Democrats. It also indicated that there are 1,024,489 drivers in the UK who have points on their licences, with 68 the highest number of points held by a single... >>>

MPs write to watchdog over BBC cuts to regional news services

Monday  18:52,   10 august 2020

The broadcaster said that BBC England – which currently has more than 3,000 staff – must save £25 million by April 2022. BBC changes will see one instead of two presenters fronting 6.30pm regional TV news bulletins.Inside Out, the regional current... >>>

Travel firm to restart Cyprus flights and holidays next week

Monday  18:52,   10 august 2020

Jet2.com will resume taking UK holidaymakers to the eastern Mediterranean country from August 17. Flights to Larnaca and Paphos will depart from eight UK airports, consisting of Birmingham, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, London... >>>

Scotland’s Education Secretary ‘has 24 hours to fix exams problem’

Monday  18:52,   10 august 2020

John Swinney will outline on Tuesday how he proposes to resolve issues with pupils’ grades.In response to the coronavirus pandemic, exams were cancelled and a model of teacher evaluation and moderation, which resulted in the downgrading of a quarter >>>

Boris Johnson 'deeply concerned' by Jimmy Lai arrest

Monday  18:52,   10 august 2020

The government has accused China of using its new security law to “silence opposition” in Hong Kong after media tycoon The post Boris Johnson 'deeply concerned' by Jimmy Lai arrest appeared first on CityAM. Video: Hong Kong tycoon Jimmy Lai... >>>

Brian May slams UK government for cutting public services after forest fire forces him to flee home

Monday  17:26,   10 august 2020

Queen guitarist Brian May has criticised the UK government for cutting funding for public services after he shared images of a forest fire which forced him to evacuate his Surrey home. The rock legend and his wife, actress Anita Dobson, left their... >>>

Action needed to stop the use of killer robots, report says

Monday  17:26,   10 august 2020

Calls are growing for an international ban on the creation of killer robots, which could pose a "grave threat to humanity".An increasing number of countries want action to prevent the development of fully autonomous weapons and to ensure human... >>>

Eerie abandoned subways you won't want to ride

Monday  16:07,   10 august 2020

Hidden deep beneath the city streets, these abandoned, disused and forgotten subway stations are a fascinating window to the past. Some have been transformed into museums or used as film sets, while others slowly slip into oblivion. Take a look at... >>>

Boris Johnson insists UK is stronger together

Monday  16:06,   10 august 2020

His comments come after polling indicated rising support for Scottish independence. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon last week said she believed that Scottish independence would happen “sooner rather than later”.“I’ve spent my entire adult life... >>>

James McAvoy donates cash to help youth theatre become more accessible

Monday  15:15,   10 august 2020

The Hollywood star has handed over £10,000 to Edinburgh Youth Theatre.Edinburgh Youth Theatre (EYT) reimagined its classes in an online format when the Covid-19 crisis hit and its weekly classes for three to 18-year-olds, held at Bellfield in... >>>

Questions answered on the science behind Covid-19 and schools

Monday  15:15,   10 august 2020

What does the science say as schools prepare to open their doors?But what is the science behind Covid-19 and... >>>

Two months’ rain could fall in three or four hours, forecasters warn

Monday  15:15,   10 august 2020

A ‘worst-case scenario’ would see up to 150mm from this afternoon in central and north-west England – twice the average of 70mm for the whole month.Forecasters are preparing for a “worst-case scenario” of up to 150mm this afternoon and this evening... >>>

Johnson: police must show ‘fairness and equality’ after Labour MP Butler stopped

Monday  15:15,   10 august 2020

Dawn Butler accused the Metropolitan Police of racial profiling after a care she was the passenger in was pulled over.The Prime Minister said the Metropolitan Police had acknowledged the intervention was the result of a mistake and said the force... >>>

Cod and monkfish under threat from climate change, study warns

Monday  15:15,   10 august 2020

Consumers may have to change their eating habits due to declining fish stocks, according to scientists.Researchers analysed its effects on stocks for south-west England’s fisheries and said families may have to change their diets to save the... >>>