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Chris Packham says Ant and Dec are ignoring his calls after I'm a Celebrity 'titillation claims'

Chris Packham has criticised Ant and Dec for ignoring his call to stop using creatures on I'm A Celebrity's Bushtucker Trials. The Springwatch host, 58, previously penned an open letter saying teaching young viewers that killing for "exploitative...

10 November 2019 in Lifestyle

Nicola Sturgeon: 'Rest of UK must follow our lead with tough climate laws'

Nicola Sturgeon has urged the UK to follow Scotland's lead in setting tough legislative targets to tackle climate change. Currently, the UK Government is committed to bringing all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. However, the First...

10 November 2019 in Politics

Fact check: Do Conservative claims about Labour's spending add up?

The Conservatives have published a 36-page dossier claiming that a Jeremy Corbyn government would spend £1.2trn over the next five years if it wins power. Labour have described the dossier as a “work of fiction”. Here we analyse the claims - and the...

10 November 2019 in Politics

Pet owner horrified to find headless body of beloved missing kitten outside her house

A pet owner was horrified to find the headless body of her missing kitten on the pavement outside her house. Katie Ross, 28, launched a Facebook appeal to find 10-month-old Ru when he failed to return home for breakfast. Shortly afterwards she...

10 November 2019 in Lifestyle

Pictures show 'cut off UK village' devastated by horrific flooding

People who stayed in a flooded village cut off by river water have been urged to leave by a council as more rain is forecast across the UK. Around half the 700 residents of Fishlake, near Doncaster, left the village as the River Don burst its banks...

10 November 2019 in Lifestyle

French-style chalet appears in-front of Edinburgh cocktail bar ahead of busy Christmas period

The chalet will be up all through the Christmas period. A French-themed ski hut has appeared on the front of a well-known Edinburgh city centre cocktail bar. Tonic, on Castle Street, has added the festive frontage as they launch their new Christmas...

10 November 2019 in Lifestyle

The Big Interview: TriSaas managing director William Gorol

TriSaas boss William Gorol explains how a passion for hospitality gave him the edge as a tech wizard. ‘It’s just fantastic to be in the early stages where anything’s possible,” says hotelier-turned-tech-boss William Gorol, brimming with enthusiasm for...

10 November 2019 in Business

Police search for two taxi drivers after Scottish man, 60, robbed on his own doorstep

Police have appealed for two taxi drivers to contact them in connection with the robbery of a 60-year-old man in Dumfries. The man was confronted and assaulted by another man on his doorstep at around 9.10pm on Friday in Goldie Avenue. A police...

10 November 2019 in Lifestyle

Elderly woman, 76, robbed of her handbag in 'despicable' crime in West Lothian

A 76-year-old woman has been robbed in what police called a "despicable and cowardly" crime. The incident in West Lothian took place on Saturday at around 5:30pm when a man approached the woman on High Academy Street in Armadale and grabbed...

10 November 2019 in Lifestyle

SNP council leader accused of 'nepotism' after husband's company given £1 rent deal

AN SNP council leader is at the centre of a potentially damaging nepotism row - after her husband’s company was given a local authority property for a rent of just £1 a year. Susan Aitken leads the nationalist group that runs Glasgow Council - and has...

10 November 2019 in Politics

Family of man, 41, missing in Scottish Highlands "extremely concerned"

Police have appealed for information in their search for a missing man in the Highlands. Calum Mackenzie, 41, from Alness, has not been seen since Thursday having gone missing from his home at Salvesen Crescent at around 1.30pm. His family is...

10 November 2019 in Lifestyle

Going on show - the Argylls’ danger-laden souvenir of Borneo

Of all the many fascinating items in the collection of the Argylls’ museum this one is reckoned to be one of the trickiest to handle - because it contains “live” poisoned darts. The museum is currently gearing up for a grand relaunch in Stirling...

10 November 2019 in Learning

General Election 2019: Five things we learned from the campaign today

Here are five things we learned on Sunday from the General Election campaign. - The Tories believe Labour's policies would cost £1.2 trillion Chancellor Sajid Javid warned Labour would plunge Britain into an economic crisis "within months"...

10 November 2019 in Hot News

Nursery in planning row as neighbours demand 'no more than five shrieking children' in playground

A nursery is locked in a planning battle with its neighbours - who want no more than five "shrieking" children allowed in the playground. Winton House Day Nursery, in a leafy suburb of Cheltenham, has been the subject of stringent operating...

10 November 2019 in Lifestyle

'This is NOT the case' Alex Scott hits back at 'fuming' Strictly Come Dancing partner rumours

Strictly Come Dancing star Alex Scott has denied wanting to continue her partnership with stand-in Kevin Clifton. Professional dancer Neil Jones, 37, reunited with the former Lioness, 35, after he missed two live shows because of an injury. A source...

10 November 2019 in Hot News

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