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Nicola Sturgeon backs Glasgow Council decision to ban marches after police advice

Thursday  21:15,   12 september 2019
scotsman

Nicola Sturgeon has backed a decision by Glasgow City Council to ban six marches by loyalist and republican groups that were due to take place this weekend. © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd The council moved on Wednesday to prohibit the planned >>>

London police arrest 5 over planned Heathrow drone protest

Thursday  20:40,   12 september 2019
msn

LONDON (AP) — British police say they have arrested five people over a plan by environmental activists to fly drones near Heathrow Airport. The Metropolitan Police force says three men and two women, aged between their 20s and their 50s, were... >>>

Heathrow Pause activists 'preemptively' arrested

Thursday  19:25,   12 september 2019
news.sky

Five people have been arrested for planning to fly toy drones at Heathrow Airport as part of climate change protests. © Imagebridge The protests are planned to take place at Heathrow on Friday Two men were arrested in a cafe in Bethnal Green, which... >>>

Jolie King and Mark Firkin: Australian and British bloggers detained in Iran prison named

Thursday  19:25,   12 september 2019
inews.co.uk

Ms King and Mr Firkin, from Perth, were said to have been blogging about their adventures in the Middle East when they were arrested . They are understood to have been detained after allegedly camping in a military area outside of Jajrood, in Tehran >>>

South West Wales Metro could become '12th project' in Swansea Bay City Deal

Thursday  19:00,   12 september 2019
walesonline.co.uk

The metro project is in the early planning stages but would involve additional rail services , new rail stations and the creation of a comprehensive bus network is in the early planning stages. At a recent City Deal joint scrutiny committee... >>>

Scots prisons on the brink amid overcrowding and prisoner violence

Thursday  19:00,   12 september 2019
scotsman

Scotland's prisons are close to breaking point with overcrowding and rising assaults on staff by inmates posing a threat to "operational safety" a damning report by the public spending watchdog has found. © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd... >>>

Vegan activists who wore pig mask while spraying a McDonald's with fake blood in a protest against animal cruelty left customers feeling anxious and angry, court hears

Thursday  18:00,   12 september 2019
dailymail.co.uk

Dylan Roffey, 24, is one of around 20 activists who stormed the fast food chain in Brighton on May 17 wearing pig and chicken masks, chanting and smearing fake blood, the court... >>>

Climate activists ready to risk arrest but not passengers' lives in Heathrow protest

Thursday  18:00,   12 september 2019
reuters

Climate activists ready to risk arrest but not passengers' lives in Heathrow... >>>

Belfast court dismisses Northern Irish challenge against no-deal Brexit

Thursday  18:00,   12 september 2019
france24

Belfast's High Court dismissed on Thursday a case arguing that a British exit from the European Union without a withdrawal agreement would contravene Northern Ireland's 1998 peace accord. The case is one of a series across the United Kingdom... >>>

Experts are scrutinising circumstances of fatal Cameron House fire, says top lawman

Thursday  17:01,   12 september 2019
msn

The Lord Advocate could not give any indication of when a decision will be reached. He replied: “It is a live investigation, which is continuing under the direction of a senior advocate depute. © DAILY RECORD Scotland's Lord Advocate James Wolffe... >>>

Police 'could have prevented' vicious attack on homeless man who refused to take part in rape

Thursday  17:01,   12 september 2019
msn

The police did not send any officers despite the victim calling 999 for... >>>

Frankie Boyle’s most outrageous moments ahead of his Scotland tour this autumn

Thursday  16:30,   12 september 2019
inews.co.uk

The Scottish comedian has taken aim at royalty, Tory MPs and Olympic medalists during his... >>>

Police Scotland failed to respond to Edinburgh 999 call which left homeless man permanently disfigured

Thursday  16:30,   12 september 2019
scotsman

A serious assault which left a homeless man permanently disfigured, despite the fact he repeatedly called 999 for help, could have been prevented, Scotland’s police watchdog has ruled. © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd In a damning report into... >>>

Johnson denies lying to queen; court rejects Brexit case

Thursday  15:30,   12 september 2019
msn

LONDON (AP) — The British government insisted Thursday that its forecast of food and medicine shortages, gridlock at ports and riots in the streets after a no-deal Brexit is an avoidable worst-case scenario, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson denied... >>>

'Absolutely not': PM Johnson denies lying to Queen Elizabeth in Brexit crisis

Thursday  15:00,   12 september 2019
reuters

'Absolutely not': PM Johnson denies lying to Queen Elizabeth in Brexit... >>>