Day: 8 October 2021

Are Facebook and Instagram down? Social media platforms suffer outage for second time in a week

Facebook and Instagram users have been unable to access services for the second time in a week. The social media giants have apologised to users who are unable to refresh their home pages, though the outage appears to be less widespread than on Monday. Around 2,000 people reported being unable to access Facebook at around …

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Mike Blair explains reasons for changing Edinburgh starting XV

SEVEN personnel and one positional change to the Edinburgh starting XV after last weekend’s narrow loss away to Benetton may give the impression that Mike Blair was looking to shake things up after an unsatisfactory performance – but the head coach insists that his motivation for tinkering ahead of the arrival of the Stormers at …

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Fife Islamic Centre: Sam Imrie had swastikas in bedroom, court hears

A man on trial accused of plotting an attack on a mosque had swastikas and numbers “with extreme right-wing connotations” written on his bedroom wall, a court has heard. Sam Imrie has been charged with posting statements on social media platform Telegram suggesting he was going to carry out an attack on the Fife Islamic …

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The Tenner Bet: James Morgan’s top pick for Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket

THERE was a familiar pattern to last week’s losing bet. Chelsea to win without conceding against Southampton felt as if it was nailed on right up until Ben Chilwell gave away a needless penalty. Romelu Lukaku to score in that imagined victory felt inevitable right up until the Belgian had a goal ruled out for …

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Dundee United submit findings into ‘racist abuse’ of Jeando Fuchs to SPFL & police

DUNDEE UNITED have submitted their findings after an investigation of alleged racist abuse of Jeando Fuchs to the SPFL and Police Scotland. The club carried out a “rigorous and full investigation” after Fuchs was allegedly racially abused by fans during the match against Ross County. United say they have attempted to identify the person or …

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Man faces extradition to Scotland from Netherlands over alleged drug offences

A 57-year-old man is facing extradition to Scotland after his arrest in the Netherlands over alleged drug offences, police have said. Mark Quinn was detained over alleged drug crimes committed in Scotland between 2013 and 2014. Police Scotland assistant chief constable Pat Campbell said: “I am grateful for the assistance of our law enforcement partners, …

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Salmond criticises Sturgeon for saying ‘time is on her side’ over Indyref2

ALEX Salmond has criticised Nicola Sturgeon after she argued time is on her side when it comes to independence. The former first minister insisted Scots had backed “their right of self-determination” in five elections running.  And he suggested those suffering from Westminster policies, such as the cut to Universal credit, do not have time on …

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Review of Scotland’s police vetting procedures urged following Sarah Everard murder

Liberal Democrats have backed a call for a review of police vetting procedures as part of a series of measures to help tackle violence against women. The party made the plea in the wake of the rape and murder of Sarah Everard by a serving Metropolitan police officer. In addition, the Lib Dems want to …

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Broadway’s Scotland rural broadband investment

Rural broadband provider Broadway Partners has secured £145 million from Downing LLP to support its plan to deliver full fibre broadband to rural communities across Scotland and Wales. The funding will support Broadway’s aspirations to connect 250,000 homes and businesses by 2025 and to become the natural alternative provider of digital infrastructure wherever it operates. …

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