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Shetland’s Up Helly Aa festival cancelled next year due to pandemic

Shetland’s Up Helly Aa festival cancelled next year due to pandemic

Shetland’s Up Helly Aa festival cancelled next year due to pandemic

The next event will now take place in January 2022.

Military personnel banned from ‘taking the knee’ while in uniform

Military personnel banned from ‘taking the knee’ while in uniform

Military personnel banned from ‘taking the knee’ while in uniform

Footballers, police officers and protesters around the world have been pictured taking a knee since the death of George Floyd in the US.

John Lewis and Topshop empire latest to reveal job woes in retail bloodbath

John Lewis and Topshop empire latest to reveal job woes in retail bloodbath

John Lewis and Topshop empire latest to reveal job woes in retail bloodbath

It comes as Upper Crust owner SSP announced up to 5,000 roles may go in the face of the coronavirus crisis.

‘No evidence’ behind Government lifting of isolation restrictions

‘No evidence’ behind Government lifting of isolation restrictions

‘No evidence’ behind Government lifting of isolation restrictions

Concerns were raised by MPs at a committee meeting.

Police suffer minor injures as man wielding ‘axe’ arrested at Asda

Police suffer minor injures as man wielding ‘axe’ arrested at Asda

Police suffer minor injures as man wielding ‘axe’ arrested at Asda

The incident happened at about 8am at the Queensgate industrial estate supermarket in Glenrothes.

Leicester police ‘considering all options’ after lockdown roadblocks suggestion

Leicester police ‘considering all options’ after lockdown roadblocks suggestion

Leicester police ‘considering all options’ after lockdown roadblocks suggestion

Chief Constable Simon Cole said he hopes ‘common sense will prevail’.

Murder accused took driving lesson hours after killing ex-girlfriend, court told

Murder accused took driving lesson hours after killing ex-girlfriend, court told

Murder accused took driving lesson hours after killing ex-girlfriend, court told

Kelly Fauvrelle had been 33 weeks pregnant at the time of her death, the Old Bailey heard.

Nicola Sturgeon condemns ‘ridiculous political comments’ from PM on border

Nicola Sturgeon condemns ‘ridiculous political comments’ from PM on border

Nicola Sturgeon condemns ‘ridiculous political comments’ from PM on border

The First Minister has said she will not rule out quarantine measures for people entering Scotland from elsewhere in the UK.

Police officer warned after tweeting ‘kicking down doors is our favourite thing’

Police officer warned after tweeting ‘kicking down doors is our favourite thing’

Police officer warned after tweeting ‘kicking down doors is our favourite thing’

The tweet came from the Homerton branch of the Metropolitan Police.

Flow of some food products into NI ‘could stop if check point plans delayed’

Flow of some food products into NI ‘could stop if check point plans delayed’

Flow of some food products into NI ‘could stop if check point plans delayed’

Representatives of the four main ports gave evidence to an Assembly committee on the expansion of food checking facilities.

Police probe death of teenager in NHS hospital

Police probe death of teenager in NHS hospital

Police probe death of teenager in NHS hospital

Oliver McGowan died in Southmead Hospital in Bristol in 2016 after being given the anti-psychotic Olanzapine against his and his parents’ wishes.

Deferring place at University of Leicester due to lockdown ‘not a safe option’

Deferring place at University of Leicester due to lockdown ‘not a safe option’

Deferring place at University of Leicester due to lockdown ‘not a safe option’

Professor Nishan Canagarajah has suggested other university towns and cities could face similar lockdowns.

William and Kate tell of hopes of travelling to Canada to meet frontline workers

William and Kate tell of hopes of travelling to Canada to meet frontline workers

William and Kate tell of hopes of travelling to Canada to meet frontline workers

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge video-called hospital staff in British Columbia to mark Canada Day.

Charles in hog heaven on visit to TV star’s farm attraction

Charles in hog heaven on visit to TV star’s farm attraction

Charles in hog heaven on visit to TV star’s farm attraction

The prince was surrounded by piglets at celebrity farmer Adam Henson’s Cotsworld Farm Park.

UK says it has enough stocks of remdesivir to treat patients who need it

UK says it has enough stocks of remdesivir to treat patients who need it

UK says it has enough stocks of remdesivir to treat patients who need it

Remdesivir is an anti-viral drug that was developed for use against Ebola, but has shown promise in treating Covid-19 patients.

Cross-border Covid-19 cluster detected as Scotland’s death rate normalises

Cross-border Covid-19 cluster detected as Scotland’s death rate normalises

Cross-border Covid-19 cluster detected as Scotland’s death rate normalises

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said people should take reassurance that the trend in cases have been spotted and linked.

Johnson under pressure over response to local coronavirus flare-ups

Johnson under pressure over response to local coronavirus flare-ups

Johnson under pressure over response to local coronavirus flare-ups

Prime Minister Boris Johnson insisted his ‘whack-a-mole’ strategy had been successful in other areas after Leicester was ordered to lock down.

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