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Motorcyclist hospitalised after bike involved in crash with police car in Edinburgh

Saturday  03:25,   06 june 2020

The 36-year-old man was treated for non-life threatening injuries in hospital following the incident near Meadowbank. The incident happened at around 1.40pm on Friday at Marionville Avenue, near Meadowbank in... >>>

George Floyd protests planned across UK as public urged to avoid mass gatherings

Saturday  02:30,   06 june 2020

An estimated 4,000 people are expected to attend a demonstration in Bristol.African American Mr Floyd died after a white police officer held him down by pressing a knee into his neck in Minneapolis on May 25, sparking days of protests in the... >>>

Heavy showers and gales over weekend as temperature drops

Saturday  01:26,   06 june 2020

An ‘unseasonably deep’ low-pressure system will move south from Scandinavia bringing with it wetter weather.An “unseasonably deep” low-pressure system will move south from Scandinavia bringing with it rain, thunderstorms and heavy winds across the... >>>

pensioner gives jewelry to fraudsters

Saturday  00:10,   06 june 2020

A pensioner from Grasbrunn was the victim of a grandchild trick on Thursday. The 80-year-old received a total of ten calls via an anonymous phone number in the morning and assumed that the caller was his son. The latter claimed that he was needed... >>>

The area of Wales that missed coronavirus - and the simple system it set up

Saturday  00:08,   06 june 2020

The answer could be down to one council's 'homemade' test track and trace systemWith just 42 confirmed cases to date, and 7 deaths, it seems that, in the coastal council area of Ceredigion, the virus never really took... >>>

Glasgow slave trade streets 'renamed' by anti-racism campaigners

Friday  23:50,   05 june 2020

The campaigners have erected new street signs with changes including Buchanan Street 'renamed' George Floyd Street.Earlier we told how a petition, launched nine months ago, gained fresh traction this week in response to the equality movement >>>

This Week in History: 8th - 14th June

Friday  23:17,   05 june 2020

We shine the spotlight on what made the news - this very week - over the years. Whether it's popular or poignant, gritty or glamorous; these images offer a unique snapshot in time. So let's rewind the clock to when a blaze devastated... >>>

Hancock urges people not to attend mass demonstrations this weekend

Friday  21:31,   05 june 2020

There have been protests worldwide following the death of George Floyd.Matt Hancock said that he was “appalled” by the death of Mr Floyd but stressed that the UK was still facing a health crisis and coronavirus remained a “real... >>>

Flood alert and days of wind and rain for North Wales after second driest spring ever recorded

Friday  21:31,   05 june 2020

Met Office forecasters predict an unsettled June after a sunny MayAccording to Natural Resources Wales (NRW) the region's coastal areas are being warned to expect flooding from the Dee estuary to the east coast of... >>>

Australia says mass Black Lives Matter protests 'unreasonable' because of coronavirus

Friday  21:01,   05 june 2020

Authorities in Australia say it is “unreasonable” to hold Black Lives Matter protests due to current coronavirus social distancing rules in the country. Mass protests have gathered around the world since the death of unarmed black man George Floyd... >>>

The colossal cost of canceling 2020's mega-events

Friday  21:00,   05 june 2020

Coronavirus has affected the whole world, including the money-spinning highlights of the sports and culture calendars. But how much has it cost to call off these... >>>

Wales to consider rules on face coverings, Mark Drakeford says

Friday  20:36,   05 june 2020

The First Minister said a decision will be made next week.Mark Drakeford said England’s decision to bring in a requirement for coverings had raised issues for people commuting between the two... >>>

Intoxicated father punched taxi driver in the face over £10 note in 'unforgivable' attack

Friday  20:36,   05 june 2020

Billy Wheeler has no recollection of the journey home from the pub due to the amount of vodka and Valium he had consumedAn intoxicated Billy Wheeler struck the taxi driver after arguing about the £10 his mate had used to pay the... >>>

Greens politician Sylvia Kotting-Uhl on the search for a repository: "Then old fears of uncontrollable nuclear waste are stirred up"

Friday  19:55,   05 june 2020

Greens politician Sylvia Kotting-Uhl on the difficulties in finding a repository for nuclear waste - and the possible effects of the federal election campaign. © Photo: dpa / Philipp Schulze Where should the nuclear waste go? View of the Gorleben... >>>

UK's official virus-related death toll surpasses 40,000

Friday  19:31,   05 june 2020

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. became the second country to officially record more than 40,000 coronavirus-related deaths as more than 100 scientists wrote to the British government on Friday to urge it to reconsider lifting virus lockdown restrictions. The >>>