Morning Briefing: Facebook outages, police driving hospital patients and ferry latest

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Before you go, here’s a round-up of the key stories to start your day.


Latest in Scotland’s ferry ‘fiasco’ saga

HeraldScotland:

A NEW ferry has been purchased for a tiny fraction of the cost of each of the two vessels languishing in a Port Glasgow shipyard to help support Scotland’s ageing lifeline island ferry fleet.


Police ‘driving patients to hospital’

HeraldScotland:

THE police are routinely being forced to drive injured people to Scotland’s hospitals because of the crisis in the ambulance service, the officers’ union has claimed.


A pro-union coalition?

HeraldScotland:

DOUGLAS Ross has not ruled out forming a coalition with other pro-union parties in an attempt to unseat the SNP at Holyrood.


Social media outages explained 

HeraldScotland: Social media stock

FACEBOOK has blamed a “faulty configuration change” for the widespread outage which impacted the social media platform, along with Instagram and WhatsApp, for several hours late on Monday.


‘France is a safe country’

HeraldScotland:

THE Home Secretary will tell Tory supporters there is “no reason” for an asylum seeker to come to the UK from France as it is not a war-torn country.


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