Your Questions Answered: The election in Scotland

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The SNP have had a lot to celebrate in recent elections There’s nothing to stop the Scottish National Party standing for election elsewhere in the UK. But they never have. Their defining goal is independence for Scotland, which they would want to be decided through a referendum in Scotland. […]

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Child homelessness at Christmas up 46% in 4 years

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEllen Clements moved into a hostel with her mother when she was six years old The number of children who will spend Christmas in temporary accommodation due to homelessness has risen by almost half in four years, a charity says. Research by Shelter Cymru predicts about 1,600 […]

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‘Clearly intoxicated’ theatre nurse suspended

“I noticed how shaky the registrant was and I could now smell a strong alcohol smell,” she said.   “She began talking and I noticed that she was slurring her words. I did not get a coherent response so I asked the registrant if she was currently under the influence of alcohol, to which she nodded […]

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Megan McKenna wins X Factor celebrity version

Her winning song was a cover version of It Must Have Been Love by the Swedish pop group Roxette. Skip Youtube post by The X Factor UK Warning: Third party content may contain adverts Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Megan dated fellow Towie star Pete Wicks Megan’s appearance on X Factor is not the […]

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Soldiers on D-Day wall identified

The wall enclosed the old town mortuary and soldiers queued alongside it as they waited to board ships at what is the current-day Red Funnel ferry dock. Volunteers used specialist photography to decipher the names before using online genealogy sources and US military records to identify the soldiers and learn more about their stories. The […]

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Income tax rise will boost NHS budget – Lib Dems

11 charts on what’s happened to the NHS Does UK lag other rich nations on health and care? A simple guide to the Liberal Democrats Speaking during a campaign visit to a hospital in Southampton, Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson said funding was “not the only problem the NHS faces”. She said staffing vacancies had […]

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Scottish gallery to pull BP Portrait exhibition

‘Extremely popular’ “Therefore, after due consideration, the trustees of the National Galleries of Scotland have decided that this will be the last time that the galleries will host this exhibition in its present form,” it continued. “The exhibition has been extremely popular with new and existing visitors over the years. We are grateful to the […]

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Two killed and three hurt in car crash

Sgt Alan Hands, from the serious collision investigation unit, said: “We’re currently working to establish the circumstances surrounding the collision and whether any other vehicles were involved. “I’d ask that anyone who has information or witnessed what happened, in particular any motorists who were in the area and have dash cam footage, to come forward […]

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Dad’s cure pledge to dying son prompts donation

“I said ‘don’t worry mate, we’ll find something, I’ll sort it’. He trusted me and I find that very hard.” Related Topics Brain cancer Cancer Aston Clinton Read more:

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Electric cars: Best and worst places to charge up

The government wants the UK to have net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Last month, the government announced that drivers of electric cars across the UK could soon be using special green number plates under new plans. The aim is to make it possible for local authorities to allow zero-emission vehicles to benefit from incentives […]

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