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Salmond hails Connery’s ‘unshakable’ support for Scottish independence

Saturday  17:25,   31 october 2020

The former first minister paid tribute to the actor.The actor, who had the words “Scotland Forever” tattooed on his arm, campaigned in favour of the Scottish Parliament being established back in 1997, when Tony Blair’s Labour government gave Scots a >>>

Fire-breathing Piers Corbyn leads anti-lockdown 'street-party' protest

Saturday  16:20,   31 october 2020

Anti-mask demonstrators gathered at Camden Town tube station in north London for a 'street party' demonstration on Friday night. Piers Corbyn, 73, performed a fire breathing party trick at the event.Anti-mask demonstrators gathered at Camden >>>

Severn Bridge is CLOSED

Saturday  16:10,   31 october 2020

The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for high wind and rain across swathes of the UK as the first named storm of the winter moved in from the west today.The Met Office has predicted strong winds and heavy rain will hit the entire nation as >>>

Sainsbury’s plots sale of banking arm as low rates bite

Saturday  16:10,   31 october 2020

The new chief executive of J Sainsbury is plotting a sale of its banking arm as ultra-low interest rates diminish the prospects of making a meaningful return from the business. Sky News has learnt that Sainsbury's has begun sounding out potential... >>>

Johnson to hold press conference as speculation mounts on new lockdown

Saturday  16:10,   31 october 2020

Members of Sage have backed the introduction of more stringent measures. Professor Sir Jeremy Farrar said the consequences of sticking with the current “insufficient” restrictions would be “much worse” than going for a second lockdown.The director... >>>

Unions call for more measures to protect jobs as furlough scheme ends

Saturday  16:05,   31 october 2020

Unite leader Len McCluskey fears the new Jobs Support Scheme is ‘not adequate’ and will leave workers with ‘seriously depleted incomes’.Unions are calling for more measures to protect jobs as the furlough scheme ends, saying the new support plans... >>>

Nicola Sturgeon urges Scots to avoid travel to England

Saturday  16:05,   31 october 2020

The First Minister said the prevalence of coronavirus is lower in Scotland than in other parts of the UK.She made the plea as Prime Minister Boris Johnson is said to be considering a second lockdown for England to curb the recent surge in... >>>

Bielsa distances from England call up debate for Leeds star Bamford

Saturday  14:45,   31 october 2020

Bamford has confounded his critics following Leeds' Premier League return, scoring six goals in as many games. Only Tottenham's Son Heung-min and Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin have more.Bamford has confounded his critics following... >>>

Smith says Barkley left Chelsea in bid to get back into England team

Saturday  14:45,   31 october 2020

The 26-year-old has impressed in midfield and scored twice in his three appearances for Villa since joining the club on a season-long loan deal from Chelsea this month.The 26-year-old has impressed in midfield and scored twice in his three... >>>

Will there be another nationwide lockdown?

Saturday  14:40,   31 october 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce plans for a new lockdown on Monday.Here, the PA news agency looks at what the public can... >>>

The world's most beautiful abandoned sacred places

Saturday  13:35,   31 october 2020

The world is full of magnificent spots which were once sacred to lost civilizations. The new book Abandoned Sacred Places by Lawrence Joffe, explores the most amazing in the world. We've handpicked some of the most famous and fascinating to... >>>

The week the COVID-19 second wave hit stock markets

Saturday  13:35,   31 october 2020

Global governments have been grappling with record-breaking coronavirus spikes, and deaths continue to rise across Europe and the US. As a result, financial markets across the globe have sold-off sharply as concerns mount amid tighter COVID-19... >>>

Bale pays £15,000 to buy Christmas hampers for families in Wales

Saturday  13:35,   31 october 2020

Bale made the remarkable gesture after getting involved in the 'Everyone Deserves a Christmas' when he was initially just asked for a signed football shirt by the South Wales Evening Post.Bale has made the remarkable gesture after getting... >>>

Coronavirus ‘running riot’ as Boris Johnson considers new national lockdown

Saturday  13:15,   31 october 2020

Sage scientist Professor Calum Semple said: ‘For the naysayers that don’t believe in a second wave, there is a second wave.’The Prime Minister is expected to announce the measures for England – which could see everywhere except essential shops and... >>>

Great fox-spider spotted for first time in 25 years in Surrey

Saturday  13:15,   31 october 2020

The rare spider has not been seen since the early 1990s.The great fox-spider is listed as “critically endangered” and was feared to be extinct in the UK before it was rediscovered at a Ministry of Defence (MoD) training area in... >>>