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Here's why Donald Trump wants to terminate section 230 legislation - and Diaper Don meme explained

Here's why Donald Trump wants to terminate section 230 legislation - and Diaper Don meme explained

Sign InSign UpFriday, 27th November 2020, 3:18 pmOutgoing president Donald Trump continues to make waves on Twitter - this time by launching a scathing attack on the social media platform itself.Trump claimed Twitter was “sending out totally false trends” before stating a passage of internet law - section 230 - should be terminated in the interests of “national security”.His latest outburst came in the wake of Twitter users making references to his appearance at the Thanksgiving press conference, using the #DiaperDon.They drew attention to the smaller than usual desk he sat behind during...

Nov 27
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Scotland becomes first country to have universal free period products

Scotland becomes first country to have universal free period products

Sign InSign UpTuesday, 24th November 2020, 7:00 amUpdated Tuesday, 24th November 2020, 6:52 pmMSPs at the Scottish Parliament unanimously approved a Bill brought forward by Labour health spokeswoman Monica Lennon, bringing in legal right of free access to items such as tampons and sanitary pads.Her Bill was passed by 121 votes to zero after winning the support of the Scottish Government and the other opposition parties in Holyrood.Ms Lennon, who has campaigned for period products to be made free in public toilets and workplaces, said the Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Bill was...

Nov 27
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Desperate travellers turn to Eurostar as countries rush to impose UK travel ban

Desperate travellers turn to Eurostar as countries rush to impose UK travel ban

Sunday, 20th December 2020, 5:31 pmTravellers at the Eurostar at St Pancras International railway station credit: Kirsty O'Connor/PA WireA long, snaking line of passengers formed inside St Pancras station in central London on Sunday as they waited to board one of the afternoon’s sold-out Eurostar trains.One 23-year-old Frenchman, who only gave his name as Francois, said he booked his ticket to Paris in the morning after changing it from next week.He told the PA news agency: “I know that it’s not really good to leave and go back to France. I haven’t seen my family for four months and a...

Dec 21
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Passengers who packed out trains to leave London after latest restriction announcement branded 'totally irresponsible'

Passengers who packed out trains to leave London after latest restriction announcement branded 'totally irresponsible'

Sunday, 20th December 2020, 2:05 pmUpdated Sunday, 20th December 2020, 2:06 pmMatt Hancock condemned the which came after the Prime Minister announced tougher coronavirus measures for the capital.Extra police officers are to be deployed to enforce travel rules at London's stations, with the public being urged to adhere to Government guidance.The packed out trains came after Boris Johnson placed millions of people living in Tier 3 parts of London, the South-east and East of England in a new Tier 4.London St Pancras on Saturday evening, shortly after Boris Johnson's emergency coronavirus...

Dec 21
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Police Scotland to double its presence in border areas as new restrictions are put in place

Police Scotland to double its presence in border areas as new restrictions are put in place

Sunday, 20th December 2020, 3:34 pmChief Constable Iain Livingstone today announced the presence of officers would hopefully ‘deter’ anyone who might be considering breaching travel restrictions.It came as the British Transport Police confirmed increased officers at major transport hubs across tier 4 regions as well as the wider network.Yesterday Police Scotland insisted people should take ‘personal responsibility to do the right thing’ and that enforcement would only be used ‘as a last resort’.Mr Livingstone said: “I’ve completely underlined my compassion and concern for everyone affected...

Dec 21
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Woman bit out Scottish man's tongue in street brawl before seagull ate it

Woman bit out Scottish man's tongue in street brawl before seagull ate it

Monday, 22nd February 2021, 12:21 pmJames McKenzie spat out a piece of his tongue onto the street after Bethaney Ryan, 27, had ripped it off with her teeth during an incident in Edinburgh.The gull then flew down and grabbed the muscle, making off before the injured man could retrieve it.Edinburgh Sheriff Court was told about the grisly incident - which left the victim maimed for life - when Ryan appeared in the dock to plead guilty to the attack last Thursday.Prosecutor Susan Dickson said the pair clashed as they passed each other on Leith Walk at around 8pm on August 1, 2019.Ms Dickson...

Mar 14
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Scottish Conservatives pledge to repeal Hate Crime Bill

Scottish Conservatives pledge to repeal Hate Crime Bill

Sunday, 14th March 2021, 11:00 amUpdated Sunday, 14th March 2021, 1:04 pmParty leader Douglas Ross said the pledge to repeal the legislation would see the Scottish Parliament “overturn the dangerous threats to freedom of speech”.He said other opposition parties “did not do enough” to stop the bill from becoming law, calling for a cross-party alliance to repeal the Bill in the next Parliament.Humza Yousaf brought the Hate Crime Bill to the Scottish Parliament, but the Scottish Conservatives have said they will try to repeal it.The Bill, which aims to consolidate and extend existing hate...

Mar 14
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Hate Crime Bill passes as Humza Yousaf tells of first experience of racism

Hate Crime Bill passes as Humza Yousaf tells of first experience of racism

Thursday, 11th March 2021, 7:58 pmUpdated Thursday, 11th March 2021, 11:56 pmHumza Yousaf has seen his Hate Crime Bill pass.The Bill which consolidates previous hate crime laws and adds new offences of “stirring up” hatred against protected characteristics of religion, age, disability and transgender identity, was passed with 82 votes in support, 32 against and four abstentions.Those voting against included Scottish Labour MSPs Johann Lamont, Elaine Smith and Jenna Marra, as well as the Conservative group. SNP MSPs Joan McAlpine and Alex Neil abstained as did Labour’s Neil Findlay and...

Mar 14
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Only quarter of Scots want independence referendum in next year, says poll

Only quarter of Scots want independence referendum in next year, says poll

Sunday, 14th March 2021, 11:46 amUpdated Sunday, 14th March 2021, 12:41 pmOnly a quarter of Scots have said they want a second Scottish independence referendum in the next year, according to a new pollThe Panelbase poll for the Sunday Times found 25 per cent supported holding a referendum in the next 12 months.Some 30 per cent said they would support a referendum in the next two to five years, while 45 per cent agreed with the statement "there should not be another Scottish independence referendum in the next few years".A total of 1,013 Scottish adults were polled online between March 3 and...

Mar 17
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Francisco the 20-stone pig lives in Edinburgh woman's house after being sold as a 'micropig'

Francisco the 20-stone pig lives in Edinburgh woman's house after being sold as a 'micropig'

Monday, 15th March 2021, 7:58 pmThe teen begged her parents for the cute piglet and the family, from Glasgow, travelled down to England to buy him.However, three months later he was given to an animal sanctuary. He now weighs 20 stone, twice the weight of a healthy adult, and is 1.2m long.The giant porker loves lying around in the house (Photo: Katielee Arrowsmith).The giant hog is now living in a three-bedroom house after getting used to creature comforts with his old owners.Morag Sangster from Edinburgh and husband John Ryan founded Tribe Sanctuary in Carluke, South Lanarkshire, and have...

Mar 17
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