Day: 16 August 2021

Boris Johnson to launch resettlement scheme for Afghan women and girls

A BESPOKE resettlement scheme for Afghans is due to be announced by the Prime Minister after the Taliban seized control of the country’s capital. Boris Johnson is expected to announce details of the scheme, aimed particularly at women and girls, in the coming days and has continued to appeal for a coordinated international response to the …

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Aberdeen’s Scott Brown shrugs off bully claim from Breidablik coach

SCOTT BROWN has shrugged off an accusation of being an “acclaimed bully” in the wake of Aberdeen’s 5-3 aggregate victory over Breidablik in the Europa Conference League. The Dons took control of the tie in the first leg, securing a 3-2 victory in Iceland before following that up with a 2-1 win in the reverse …

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Humanitarian Emergency Fund should be used to help Afghans say Greens

Money from the Scottish Government’s Humanitarian Emergency Fund should be used to help people fleeing the Taliban in Afghanistan, the Scottish Greens have said. Scotland’s External Affairs Secretary, Angus Robertson, has been urged to use the fund to provide aid to Afghans affected by the unfolding crisis. The Taliban have seized power in all major …

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Dundreggan: ‘World’s first rewilding centre’ has ground broken

The ground has been broken for what is thought to be the world’s first rewilding centre on a 10,000-acre estate near Loch Ness. Dundreggan Rewilding Centre will act as a gateway to the forest and wild outdoors with accessible trails, child-friendly forest adventures, a cafe, classrooms, events space and 40-bed accommodation building. The centre is …

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Dominic Raab vows to hold Taliban to account but admits their rule is the ‘new reality’

THE FOREIGN Secretary has pledged to hold the Taliban to account in his first statement since the Afghan capital fell yesterday. Dominic Raab, who was on holiday abroad until last night, said he had been surprised by the scale of the Taliban takeover. Speaking after an emergency Cobra meeting this afternoon, Mr Raab said: “Everyone, …

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Galleries: Stunning film tells story of former slave’s amazing life

Isaac Julien’s 2019 film, The Lessons of the Hour, is here shown in its UK and European premiere in ten screen installation, an interpretation of the life of Frederick Douglass, the brilliant and forward-thinking orator, writer and philosopher who began life in slavery in Minnesota before escaping and writing about his appalling experiences in a …

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