Scotland orders non-essential shops to SHUT in a bid to tackle the spread of deadly coronavirus

Scotland orders non-essential shops from hairdressers to clothes stores to SHUT in a bid to tackle the spread of deadly coronavirus Nicola Sturgeon said retailers not providing ‘essential items’ should shut doors UK coronavirus death toll spiked by 54 to 335 today in second biggest rise yet Ms Sturgeon said too many people were still … Read more Scotland orders non-essential shops to SHUT in a bid to tackle the spread of deadly coronavirus

Alex Salmond is found not guilty of attempted rape

Alex Salmond has today been acquitted of attempted rape and a series of sexual assaults, including one with intent to rape. The former first minister of Scotland was cleared of all charges by a jury following an 11-day trial at the High Court in Edinburgh. The jury returned not guilty verdicts on 12 charges and … Read more Alex Salmond is found not guilty of attempted rape

‘Life SHOULDN’T feel normal right now’: Nicola Sturgeon lays down the law to Scots over coronavirus

Nicola Sturgeon warned Scotland that life ‘shouldn’t feel normal right now’ as she blasted people who were endangering lives by flouting anti-coronavirus measures. The First Minister said that social distancing measures were ‘not optional’ as Scots joined other Brits in widespread civil disobedience amid demands that people stay at home as much as possible. It … Read more ‘Life SHOULDN’T feel normal right now’: Nicola Sturgeon lays down the law to Scots over coronavirus

Hotel sacks and evicts its staff over coronavirus before owner Britannia Hotels claims admin error

Hotel sacks and evicts its staff over coronavirus before owner Britannia Hotels – voted worst chain in the country for seven years running with a boss worth £280million – claims admin error Coylumbridge Hotel, Aviemore, workers were sacked and immediately evicted Owned by Britannia Hotel, ranked as the worst UK hotel chain for seven years   … Read more Hotel sacks and evicts its staff over coronavirus before owner Britannia Hotels claims admin error

Coronavirus UK: Schools could be shut until SEPTEMBER

Students will be awarded GCSE and A-level grades based on combination of predicted grades, mock exams, coursework and assessment – with exam sessions in autumn, a school leader claimed today.  Leora Cruddas, chief executive of the Confederation of School Trusts, which represents academies, unveiled the plans in a leaked email to teachers last night after … Read more Coronavirus UK: Schools could be shut until SEPTEMBER

Schools could shut until SEPTEMBER: Pupils and parents in limbo as GCSEs and A-levels are CANCELLED

Gavin Williamson today didn’t rule out keeping schools closed until September but there was scant detail about how children will be graded Gavin Williamson today didn’t rule out keeping schools closed until September because of coronavirus but gave no detail about how GCSE and A-Levels students will be graded without any exams.   The Education Secretary has … Read more Schools could shut until SEPTEMBER: Pupils and parents in limbo as GCSEs and A-levels are CANCELLED

Coronavirus UK: Schools in whole country to close from Friday

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson today announced all schools in England will close along with those in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as coronavirus continues to wreak havoc in the UK.   Mr Williamson said that when school gates in England shut on Friday they will not reopen for the foreseeable future.  However, there will still be a … Read more Coronavirus UK: Schools in whole country to close from Friday

Coronavirus: Wales and Scotland to shut schools by the end of this week

Schools in Wales and Scotland will close by the end of this week while a decision on whether to do the same in England will be taken ‘imminently’ amid the worsening coronavirus outbreak.  The Welsh government announced today that all schools will close for an early Easter break by Friday at the latest.  Meanwhile, Nicola … Read more Coronavirus: Wales and Scotland to shut schools by the end of this week

Alex Salmond tells his trial he ‘wishes he had been more careful with people’s personal space’

Former first minister of Scotland Alex Salmond has said he ‘wished he had been more careful with people’s personal space’ as he started giving evidence in his trial. Salmond took to the witness box at the High Court in Edinburgh on Tuesday morning facing accusations of sexual assault and one of attempted rape. The 65-year-old … Read more Alex Salmond tells his trial he ‘wishes he had been more careful with people’s personal space’

Alex Salmond arrives for trial to face 14 sexual assault charges

Alex Salmond arrives for trial where he faces 14 sexual assault charges including one of attempted rape and claims he ‘pinned a woman against a wall then stripped her naked’ Former first minister faces 14 charges of alleged offences against 10 women He denies charges, including one of attempted rape and two of indecent assault … Read more Alex Salmond arrives for trial to face 14 sexual assault charges

Britain at its best: Drinks by the dram and crumbling cathedrals in Moray, Scotland

Britain at its best: Drinks by the dram and crumbling cathedrals in Scotland’s whisky heartland The Daily Mail’s Hugo Brown visited Moray, an hour-and-a-half west of Aberdeen  He stayed at Dalvey East Lodge, a cottage which sleeps six, in Forres  Pubs here have menus of whisky longer than their wine lists here, says Hugo  By … Read more Britain at its best: Drinks by the dram and crumbling cathedrals in Moray, Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon warns Boris Johnson he cannot ‘lock Scotland in a cupboard’

Nicola Sturgeon warns Boris Johnson he cannot ‘lock Scotland in a cupboard’ as ministers insist they will NOT grant permission for another independence referendum Nicola Sturgeon has repeated her demand for fresh Scottish independence vote SNP leader warned that Boris Johnson cannot ‘lock us in a cupboard’ by denying  Michael Gove has categorically ruled out … Read more Nicola Sturgeon warns Boris Johnson he cannot ‘lock Scotland in a cupboard’

EUAN McCOLM: As a Scot, I wouldn’t blame the English if they told us to get lost 

Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, must feel that Christmas has come early. Not only did the Scottish National Party win back a swath of seats lost to Labour and the Tories in 2017, but with Brexit now inevitable, her campaign to break-up the United Kingdom has received a major boost. We’ve had our fill of … Read more EUAN McCOLM: As a Scot, I wouldn’t blame the English if they told us to get lost