Day: 30 June 2021

Covid Scotland: Booster jags could be offered to vulnerable groups from September

SCOTS most vulnerable to becoming seriously ill from Covid-19 could be offered booster jags from September, officials have said. New interim guidance from vaccine experts advising the UK and Scottish governments sets out the priority list for who should get a third jab if a booster programme is needed. The plans have been drawn up …

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Rangers George Square disorder: Police release more images

Police have released new images of people they want to contact over the disorder in Glasgow’s George Square on the day Rangers lifted the league trophy. Thousands of supporters ignored Covid-19 warnings against large gatherings and massed in the square after Rangers’ last game of their victorious Scottish Premiership season on May 15. A dedicated …

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Loch Lomond wild swimmers warned over ‘parasite’ after skin reaction

WILD swimmers at Loch Lomond are being warned over potential parasites after eight people reported a rash after being in the waters in recent days. Among them was a mother of two, who was left horrified after her children and nephew emerged from the water near Ross Priory, Alexandria, with a reaction on Tuesday. One local …

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UFOs in UK: Potential threat raised with defence minister in Parliament

A defence minister been pressed in Parliament over the potential threat posed to the UK by unidentified flying objects. Assurances were sought at Westminster following the publication of a Pentagon report which said the phenomena “may pose a challenge to US national security”. However, the British Government has said it has no plans to conduct …

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Covid Scotland: Follow-up checks ‘paused’ from red country arrivals

FOLLOW-UP checks by phone are no longer taking place on people arriving from red and amber list countries to Scotland amid fears Test and Protect systems are struggling to cope with a surge in positive cases and halt importation of the virus.  On Tuesday, Nicola Sturgeon insisted that the Test and Protect contact tracing system was still …

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Boo Paterson, John Mackay, Sara Ogilvie and Greg Buchanan: Scottish authors and illustrators making headlines

Award-winning Scottish artist and author Boo Paterson has released a unique “first aid kit for the soul” designed to show how papercraft can help ease the mental health problems linked to the Covid pandemic. The book, First Art Kit: 25 Creative Papercraft Remedies for What Ails You, is styled like a vintage first aid kit …

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Batley and Spen by-election: Keir Starmer ‘will not quit’ if Labour fails to win

SIR KEIR Starmer has no intention of resigning even if Labour fails to win a key by-election – despite two in five party members wanting him to stand down if the contest is lost. A YouGov poll for Sky News found that as many as four in 10 Labour members would want the leader to …

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