Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey meets disease survivors – BBC News

June 16, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEbola nurse Pauline Cafferkey: The Western world has moved on Scottish nurse Pauline Cafferkey has returned to Sierra Leone for the first time since contracting Ebola there in 2014. She went back to fundraise for children orphaned by the epidemic and to close a chapter of her life. The last time Mbalu met Pauline, the teenager was sick with Ebola and fighting for her life. Pauline cared for her while smothered in a personal …

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News Daily: General election special – BBC News

June 9, 2017

… Liberal Democrat former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg lost his Sheffield Hallam seat to Labour, while former SNP leader and Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond lost his seat in Gordon to the Conservatives. The SNP’s Westminster leader, Angus Robertson, was beaten by the Conservatives in Moray. Lib Dem former Business Secretary Sir Vince Cable has won back Twickenham, in south-west London, while his party colleague Sir Edward Davey, former Energy Secretary, has retaken nearby Kingston …

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What it takes to get Beyonce on a world tour – BBC News

June 7, 2017

… people – it is because we are moving car parts, Scottish salmon, blood plasma products and other medicines, jewellery and precious stones. That is what air freight is good for,” he says. Back at Sound Moves, Martin Corr is getting ready for U2’s Joshua Tree tour. “It’s all planned and organised, they’ll be coming into the UK by air over one weekend in July – it’s a very tight schedule.” …

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EY report: Scottish economy ‘stuck in slow lane’ – BBC News

June 6, 2017

However, manufacturing output is predicted to grow in line with the overall economy for the first time since 2013, as weaker sterling and a pick-up in global demand “ultimately provide a boost to exports”. Image copyright PA Image caption Many Scottish infrastructure projects, including the Queensferry Crossing, are nearing completion He added: “Consumer spending, which last year proved surprisingly resilient and helped buoy the economy, is fading. “A weak …

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General election 2017: Security dominates campaigning – BBC News

June 6, 2017

… counter-radicalisation strategy should be scrapped. SNP leader and Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon has said it makes sense to review counter-terror arrangements following the latest attacks and that extremism must be challenged “robustly and directly”. But she said that no community should be “scapegoated” for the actions of a “mindless minority”. …

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‘Extraordinary’ month for Scottish renewable energy – BBC News

June 5, 2017

Overall the data showed that wind generated enough output to supply 100% or more of Scottish homes on 11 of the 31 days in May. ‘Energy revolution’ Scotland’s total electricity consumption, including homes, business and industry, last month was 1,857GW. Wind power generated the equivalent of 46% of Scotland’s entire electricity needs for the month. Dr Sam Gardner, acting director of WWF Scotland, said: “Despite the disappointment of last week’s …

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Is Scotland on the cusp of a Tory resurgence? – BBC News

June 2, 2017

… vote – in case the Lib Dem and the Tory vote splits and lets the SNP back in again.” Stephen Patterson says he has not yet decided which party he would vote for but was leaning toward the Tories. “I don’t want to leave the UK so I’m not SNP. I’m British. “I’m Scottish too but I’m British and I don’t want an independent Scotland so I certainly won’t be voting SNP.” The Tories were completely wiped out in Scotland 20 years …

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Barack Obama due in Edinburgh for charity fundraiser – BBC News

Comedian Kevin Bridges, singer Annie Lennox and Scottish band Texas will provide entertainment at the event and young people will also be involved. Thirteen-year-old Mila Stricevic, from Glasgow, will read a poem after winning a schools competition. Harry Potter prize And schools have been taking part in a competition to win a table for 10 at the event. Auction prizes include two walk-on parts in the next Fantastic Beasts film from the Harry Potter franchise, and the naming rights to the …

May 26, 2017
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Sturgeon: ‘Be vigilant but not alarmed’ – BBC News

Monday night’s attack at the Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena left 22 people dead and 59 injured. The Scottish government’s resilience committee met for a third time late on Tuesday after the UK’s security level was raised to “critical”, its highest alert status. Ministers were briefed by Police Scotland about the practical implications for Scotland for coming major events such the Scottish Cup Final. In a statement afterwards the first minister …

May 25, 2017
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