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Huge Eurostar queues and 15-mile tailbacks at Calais – this is life after Brexit

Huge Eurostar queues and 15-mile tailbacks at Calais – this is life after Brexit

Eurostar passengers queueing for hours, ferry crossings delayed and queues that stretched for miles at Dover and Calais – according to border guards this will be everyday life for post-Brexit Britain. French border guards have staged a ‘Brexit-style’...

Metro, 7 March 2019
 
Man meant to have been deported for sex attack on girl, 14, caught re-offending

Man meant to have been deported for sex attack on girl, 14, caught re-offending

A Nigerian man who was meant to be kicked out of Britain after serving a prison sentence for sexually abusing a girl has re-offended. Moses Ologbenla, 36, was jailed for six years in 2014 after he and another man had sex with two schoolgirls, 14,...

Metro, 7 March 2019
 
Police found this huge stash of cash in the back of a van

Police found this huge stash of cash in the back of a van

Police pulled over van for a routine search – and found almost half a million pounds in cash in the back. Officers were stunned to discover around £465,000 after they did a ‘stop check’ on a vehicle in Leicester on Tuesday night. Pictures show around...

Metro, 7 March 2019
 
Kate and Wills shocked by state of slum housing in Blackpool

Kate and Wills shocked by state of slum housing in Blackpool

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have visited a housing project where the grisly murder of a 16-year-old girl took place more than six years ago. During a tour of Blackpool, William and Kate visited Kirby Road, where a local authority-owned housing...

Metro, 7 March 2019
 
Man who deliberately drove at Muslims outside mosque jailed for five years

Man who deliberately drove at Muslims outside mosque jailed for five years

A man who shouted racist abuse before deliberately driving at worshippers who were leaving a mosque has been jailed. Martin Stokes, 25, was sentenced to five years behind bars for the late-night attack in September last year at the Al Hussaini...

Metro, 7 March 2019
 

A vomit-inducing weapon for a vomit-inducing president – leader comment

It’s tempting to make bad jokes about the arrival off the coast of Scotland of a Russian warship fitted with a weapon designed to make people vomit. Too tempting. “I didn’t know Russia was a ‘puklear power’!” “There’s nothing worse than the sight of...

Scotsman, 7 March 2019
 

After Brexit, the economy will bounce – Bill Jamieson

Political uncertainty is a killer for business, so we could see a ‘Deal Dividend’ when Brexit’s sorted out, writes Bill Jamieson. Is there life after Brexit? Who dares make any prediction these days, without the risk of being caught out by some...

Scotsman, 7 March 2019
 

Bill Jamieson: Poosie and I are ready for our Brexit straitjackets

My thanks and appreciation to readers who have emailed and texted their concerns over my lovely cat Poosie Nansie who has succumbed to Feline Brexit Psychosis. In recent weeks she has taken to loud and persistent caterwauling when Brexit is discussed...

Scotsman, 7 March 2019
 

Labour must not silence anti-semitism and Brexit concerns – leader comment

Ahead of the Scottish Labour party conference in Dundee, two major rows break out over a second referendum on leaving the EU and the refusal to allow motions on better ways to tackle anti-semitism with the party. Days after it celebrated its 119th...

Scotsman, 7 March 2019
 

Kenny MacAskill: Why SNP shouldn’t get in fankle over Scottish currency

It’s only money’s my view. I’m not one to fret about the Queen’s head disappearing off the face of pound or dream of a thistle or whatever on a Scottish currency. Moreover, I recall an article in a noted financial newspaper arguing that, sooner rather...

Scotsman, 7 March 2019
 

Karen Koren: What it’s like to book shows for Edinburgh Festival Fringe

We already have 175 shows booked in for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year. The programming is taking up my every waking minute and has become intense. The amount of applications we get is incredible. I read through applications, watch videos and...

Scotsman, 7 March 2019
 

Theresa May is lying about police numbers and knife crime – Kenny MacAskill

The Prime Minister’s suggestion that rising knife crime and a reduction in police numbers aren’t related is disingenuous to say the least. Of course, other issues – from a collapse in youth services to rising inequality – are also factors. But a...

Scotsman, 7 March 2019
 
One in three British billionaires have quit the UK

One in three British billionaires have quit the UK

Almost a third of British billionaires have reportedly moved to tax havens or are in the process of relocating. Twenty-eight of 93 have either moved or are relocating, with almost half having left in the past decade, a Times newspaper investigation...

Metro, 7 March 2019
 
Mum dies from ‘broken heart’ after husband ‘raped and killed daughter, 6’

Mum dies from ‘broken heart’ after husband ‘raped and killed daughter, 6’

A mother has died six months after her husband allegedly murdered their daughter by strangling her after raping the little girl. Anna Zubko’s daughter, Veronika, six, was found dead hanging from a fence with her favourite toy tied around her neck. Her...

Metro, 7 March 2019
 
Girl, 14, stabbed in the neck after being attacked by 15 teenagers in Coventry

Girl, 14, stabbed in the neck after being attacked by 15 teenagers in Coventry

A schoolgirl is recovering in hospital after being set upon by a large group of teenagers. The girl, 14, was chased by up to 15 others before being stabbed in the neck with a pair of scissors in Coventry. Witnesses said she was attacked shortly before...

Metro, 7 March 2019
 


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