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Lack of local papers mean elderly ring MP for news

Lack of local papers mean elderly ring MP for news

Elderly people are so starved of information after the closure of local papers, an MP has said, they are calling his office for news updates. Robert Halfon, MP for Harlow in Essex, said many older people did not have access to online news and were...

BBC, 8 February 2019
 
The stay-at-home sons and daughters of the housing crisis

The stay-at-home sons and daughters of the housing crisis

A million more young adults in the UK are living with their parents than were two decades ago, research suggests. A quarter of 20- to 34-year-olds do so, the study, by think tank Civitas, says. This rises to 41% in London, where housing is most...

BBC, 8 February 2019
 
Beer before wine? It makes no difference to a hangover

Beer before wine? It makes no difference to a hangover

"Beer before wine and you'll feel fine, wine before beer and you'll feel queer" - many of us may swear by this time-honoured tip when "mixing" our drinks. But a new study has refuted the idea that the order we have alcoholic drinks...

BBC, 8 February 2019
 
Preston assault death victim named as Rosie Darbyshire

Preston assault death victim named as Rosie Darbyshire

A woman found dead in a street after what police called a "brutal assault" has been described as "crazy, talented and goofy" by her distraught family. Rosie Darbyshire was discovered by emergency services in Pope Lane, Preston, at...

BBC, 8 February 2019
 
Taxi driver who refused guide dog loses licence

Taxi driver who refused guide dog loses licence

A taxi driver who refused to pick up a blind couple and their guide dog has lost his licence. Mark Whittle and his wife were waiting to be collected by Mohammed Saghir, 59, in Nottingham, in December. After a member of the public saw the driver pull...

BBC, 8 February 2019
 
First picture of dad found dead in Kirkcaldy home as cops launch murder inquiry

First picture of dad found dead in Kirkcaldy home as cops launch murder inquiry

A murder inquiry has been launched after a disabled man’s body was found in a house in Fife . Dad Kevin Byrne, 45, who had had a leg amputated and used crutches, was found dead on Tuesday morning at a house in the Kirkcaldy’s Alison Street. A post...

Daily Record, 7 February 2019
 
Cops launch murder probe after body of man found in Kirkcaldy property

Cops launch murder probe after body of man found in Kirkcaldy property

The death of a man whose body was found at a property in Kirkcaldy is being treated as murder by police. Officers found the body of Kevin Byrne, 45, who was known locally as Kevin Forrester, when they were called to an address in Alison Street in the...

Daily Record, 7 February 2019
 
Mum of murdered Scots teen gunned down in Liverpool opens up on her 'living hell' four years on

Mum of murdered Scots teen gunned down in Liverpool opens up on her 'living hell' four years on

The heartbroken mum of a Scots teen gunned down in Liverpool has spoken of her “living hell” since losing her son. Kevin Wilson, 17, suffered a single bullet wound to his back and died in hospital. Detectives suspected he was murdered as part of a...

Daily Record, 7 February 2019
 
Mum reveals torment after being falsely accused of stealing £15k from Glasgow food bank

Mum reveals torment after being falsely accused of stealing £15k from Glasgow food bank

A mum has spoke of her torment after finally being cleared of stealing £15,000 from a food bank . Julie Webster , 42, was said to have taken the cash from the food bank in Maryhill, Glasgow , which she helped set up. She was finally cleared after...

Daily Record, 7 February 2019
 
Tributes paid to 'incredible' climbers Andy Nisbet and Steve Perry

Tributes paid to 'incredible' climbers Andy Nisbet and Steve Perry

Two men who lost their lives in a Scottish Highlands mountaineering trip have been described as giants of the climbing world. Aberdeen-born Andy Nisbet and Inverness-based Steve Perry got into difficulty on Ben Hope on Tuesday. Their bodies were...

BBC, 7 February 2019
 
Cops seize drugs worth £160k from a property in Glasgow's West End

Cops seize drugs worth £160k from a property in Glasgow's West End

Cops have seized drugs worth around £160,000 after stopping a man at a high-rise in Glasgow . The substances, believed to be Cannabis, were recovered from a property in Cresswell Street in the West End of the city at around 11.30am today. Officers...

Daily Record, 7 February 2019
 
Edinburgh set for tourist tax as councillors approve introduction of £2 per night fee

Edinburgh set for tourist tax as councillors approve introduction of £2 per night fee

Edinburgh  is one step closer to becoming the first city in the UK to introduce a tourist tax after the move was approved by councillors. Plans for the transient visitor levy (TVL) include a £2 per night room charge, an exemption for campsites, a cap...

Daily Record, 7 February 2019
 

Instagram vows to remove all graphic self-harm images from site

All graphic images of self-harm will be removed from Instagram, the head of the social media platform has told the BBC. The move comes after the father of 14-year-old Molly Russell, who took her own life in 2017, said Instagram had "helped...

BBC, 7 February 2019
 
Glasgow councillors agree £500million compensation deal for women in equal pay row

Glasgow councillors agree £500million compensation deal for women in equal pay row

Glasgow councillors have approved a deal that will see the local authority pay out a minimum of £500 million to resolve a long-running equal pay dispute. Compensation will be Glasgow City Council will 'sell' some of the city's best loved buildings...

Daily Record, 7 February 2019
 
Trucker jailed for killing student nurse after driving on wrong side of busy Scots road

Trucker jailed for killing student nurse after driving on wrong side of busy Scots road

A tipper truck driver who killed a talented veterinary student in a head-on crash after driving on the wrong side of the road was today jailed for three and a half years. Michael Friel, 57, performed a three-point turn on the A1 Edinburgh to Newcastle...

Daily Record, 7 February 2019
 


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