Sunday, 27 May 2018

Tag Archives: Scotland

UK’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wow Edinburgh

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EDINBURGH: Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle, who was dressed in a Scottish tartan coat, were welcomed enthusiastically in Edinburgh on Tuesday on an official joint visit to Scotland ahead of their marriage in May. Crowds who had waited hours in the cold outside Edinburgh Castle, which dominates the ...

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60% of rubbish in waste bins ‘should have been recycled‘

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MANCHESTER: Almost 60% of Scotland‘s household rubbish in waste bins could have been recycled, according to a new report. The cost to councils of sending this to landfill amounts to about £54m per year, says Zero Waste Scotland. Its study found that 670,000 tonnes of waste that could have been ...

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All lines in and out of London Euston reopen

London Euston

LONDON: Railway services between Scotland and London Euston are returning to normal, after major disruption throughout the day. Services were cancelled this morning, because of damage to overhead wires near Euston. They included the West Coast Mainline between Euston and Glasgow and Edinburgh, which stops at stations in Cumbria and ...

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Smacking to be banned in Scotland

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MANCHESTER: Smacking children is to be banned in Scotland, the Scottish government has confirmed. The move would make the country the first part of the UK to outlaw the physical punishment of children. Ministers had previously said they did not support parents using physical chastisement, but had “no plans” to ...

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Scotland weather: Rush hour warning over Ophelia wind

Ophelia wind

MANCHESTER: High winds and rain are continuing to sweep across Scotland in the wake of Hurricane Ophelia, bringing warnings of possible rush hour disruption. Met Office yellow warnings remain in place for much of southern, central and eastern Scotland after wind speeds hit 75mph in some areas on Monday. Dozens ...

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Scottish unemployment rate falls to lowest level in 42 years

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EDINBURGH: Scotland’s jobless total fell by 7,000 in the three months to July, to stand at 102,000. The unemployment rate fell by 0.3% from the previous quarter to reach 3.8% – below the UK figure of 4.3%. The number of people in work rose by 60,000 to 2,587,000, according to ...

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Scots trains run slower on average than London based services

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TRAINS connecting Scotland’s main cities are running at dramatically slower average speeds than those in the South East of England, new research has shown. Services from London travel on average between 65 to 93mph, but one Scottish route – between Edinburgh and Perth – trains managed to hit just 25mph ...

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Rail fares to rise by up to 3.6%

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Rail users in Scotland will see a 3.6% increase in regulated rail fares from January 2018. Abellio ScotRail can raise fares by as much as the Retail Prices Index (RPI) figure for July. This figure is the highest since 2011, when it was 5%. Passenger groups said commuters would be ...

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England thrash Scotland with Jodie Taylor hat trick at Euro 2017

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BIRMINGHAM: Jodie Taylor grabbed a hat-trick as England destroyed Scotland in the ‘Battle of Britain’, easing to a dominant win in the Netherlands for a perfect start to their Euro 2017 campaign. This was a real message of intent from Mark Sampson’s side, as they claimed their first opening-game win in ...

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