Day: 20 September 2021

Energy crisis: Fuel cap will remain and no risk of lights going out, Kwarteng assures

CONSUMERS should not be alarmed by the number of energy firms going bust, and there is no risk of the “lights going out”, the UK’s business secretary has said. Kwasi Kwarteng told MPs that it was normal for small suppliers to go out of business as they questioned him on plans to help firms and …

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Motherwell pedestrian dies after being struck by police van

A female pedestrian has died after being hit by a marked police van. The 58-year-old woman was on Merry Street in Motherwell, North Lanarkshire when the incident happened shortly after 8.20pm on Sunday. She was taken to University Hospital Wishaw but was pronounced dead shortly after arrival. Police Scotland said the marked Ford Transit van …

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Lanarkshire schoolgirl one of the first in Scotland to get jab in 12-15 rollout

A Lanarkshire schoolgirl and her cousin were among the first 12 to 15-year-olds in Scotland to get a coronavirus vaccine on Monday. Molly Rowe, 15, who attends St John Ogilvie High School in Hamilton, was vaccinated at the Fernhill Community Centre in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire, along with her cousin Harry Yates, 14, from East Kilbride. …

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PM says France relationship critical amid AUKUS row

BORIS Johnson has insisted the UK’s relationship with France is important amid the ongoing row about the country’s security pact with the US and Australia. Ben Wallace, UK Defence Secretary, was supposed to meet his French counterpart today however the meeting was called off. France has also withdrawn diplomats from Australia and America following the formation …

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Scottish Tory leader Douglas Ross volunteers his family for Gogglebox

THE LEADER of the Scottish Conservatives has volunteered himself to appear on hit show Gogglebox amid complaints of a lack of Scottish representation. Douglas Ross said he was a “big fan” of the show during a session of the Scottish Affairs Committee today. MPs were taking evidence from Channel 4 chief executive Alex Mahon and …

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