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How new funeral restrictions affect the bereaved in Scotland

Families who have lost loved ones to the coronavirus are dealing with challenging new funeral arrangements.
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Cop26 climate talks in Glasgow postponed until 2021

Crucial UN conference will be delayed until next year as a result of the coronavirus crisisCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UN climate talks due to be held in Glasgow later this year have been postponed as governments around the world struggle to halt the spread of coronavirus.The most important climate negotiations since the Paris agreement in 2015 were scheduled to take place this November to put countries back on track to avoid climate breakdown. They will now b...
Tags: Business, Climate Change, Scotland, Environment, UK News, World news, Infectious Diseases, Paris, Un, Glasgow, Coronavirus outbreak, Cop26: Glasgow climate change conference 2020


Scottish sport round-up: Scotland delays and players on leave

A round-up of Wednesday's main Scottish sporting stories, plus one thing to watch, read and do.
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Coronavirus live news: Italy records lowest daily increase in deaths in a week as known global cases pass 900,000

Germany and Italy extend lockdowns; Spain cases pass 100,000; known global cases pass 900,000; record daily fatalities in UKUS coronavirus - latest updatesAt a glance: summary of key events Wimbledon cancelled due to coronavirus crisisBrazil state governors ignore Bolsonaro amid anger over handling of crisis See all our coronavirus coverage 7.05pm BST The first coronavirus case among Brazil’s 300 indigenous tribes has been confirmed by the Health Ministry’s indigenous health service Sesai.Th...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, Science, Biology, Scotland, China, Germany, Russia, Africa, Spain, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa


Rugby quiz: Can you name Wales' starting side v Scotland in 2010?

Take our test to see how well you remember Wales' stunning comeback in the 2010 Six Nations against Scotland.
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Coronavirus: Scotland's temporary hospital to be named after Louisa Jordan

A temporary hospital at Glasgow's SEC is named after a nurse who died during a typhus epidemic.
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Hearts: PFA Scotland assisting players in wage deferral talks

PFA Scotland says it is assisting "the majority" of Hearts players in negotiations over "substantial wage deferrals".
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Further 16 coronavirus deaths recorded in Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon says the total number of people who have died after contracting the virus now stands at 76.
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'You aren't getting it': farmer urges public to stay away from fields – video

A Scottish sheep farmer has pleaded with the public to follow the government’s guidance to stay indoors to prevent putting farmers, who are ‘trying to provide for the nation’, at risk of coronavirus. Speaking in a video posted on Facebook, Emma Murdoch from New Galloway said: ‘Every gate you touch, every stile you touch, if you have the virus you are giving it to a farmer. If we are ill, how do we look after our livestock? How do we produce for the nation?'Police reissued with guidance on lockdo...
Tags: Facebook, Scotland, UK News, Farming, New Galloway, Coronavirus outbreak, Emma Murdoch


Are Scotland’s airports still open?

In the second week of lockdown, planes are still flying to and from Scotland’s airports. Why?
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Scottish Premiership: How does data suggest season 2019-20 will play out?

With the 2019-20 football season suspended across Europe, BBC Scotland enlists data experts to predict how the Scottish Premiership might pan out.
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Scotland drops plans to suspend jury trials during coronavirus crisis

Michael Gove urged Nicola Sturgeon to reconsider ‘deeply concerning’ proposalsCoronavirus – latest updatesCoronavirus – see all our coronavirus coverageThe Scottish government has dropped plans to suspend jury trials for up to 18 months during the coronavirus lockdown after an outcry from lawyers, Scottish National party MPs and UK cabinet ministers.Mike Russell, the Scottish constitutional affairs secretary, told MSPs the proposals had been withdrawn because of complaints and would start urgent...
Tags: Politics, UK, Law, Scotland, UK News, Nicola Sturgeon, Michael Gove, Mike Russell, Scottish National, Scottish National party (SNP, Coronavirus outbreak


What's in Scotland's emergency coronavirus bill?

What is the Scottish government's emergency coronavirus legislation actually going to do?
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Coronavirus in Scotland: Ministers drop plan for more trials without juries

Proposals to hold more trials without juries during the coronavirus outbreak are dropped by the Scottish government.
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Covid-19: signs of hope on Edinburgh's streets - in pictures

Pictures of rainbows have begun appearing in windows up and down the country as families and households work to stay positive during the lockdown. The posters, many drawn or painted by children, often contain messages of support for the NHS. Further, inspired by the popular children’s book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen, teddy bears have also been on display. Photographer Murdo MacLeod went on a hunt of his own on the streets of Edinburgh Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Scotland, UK News, World news, NHS, Edinburgh, Michael Rosen, Murdo MacLeod, Edinburgh Continue, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus: The month that changed life as we know it

A look at how events have unfolded in Scotland since the first case of Covid-19 was confirmed on 1 March.
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Scotland: Steve Clarke takes 10% pay cut along with SFA & SPFL staff

Staff at the Scottish FA and and SPFL have taken a 10% wage cut, while wage increases and annual bonuses have been waived.
Tags: News, Scotland, Fa, Sfa, Steve Clarke, SPFL


Scottish lawyers call plan to suspend jury trials 'kneejerk reaction'

Courtroom lawyers say plans designed to fight Covid-19 are ‘premature, disproportionate and ill advised’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLawyers have attacked plans to suspend jury trials for up to 18 months in Scotland to cope with the coronavirus crisis as a “knee-jerk reaction instigated by panic”.The Scottish government is pushing through a swathe of emergency powers to help the criminal justice system and public adapt to the pandemic in a bill expected to be appro...
Tags: Law, Scotland, UK News, UK criminal justice, Holyrood, Coronavirus outbreak


Rise in sex crime convictions in Scotland

Rape and attempted rape convictions have seen a significant increase (43%) between 2017-18 and 2018-19.
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What's in Scotland's emergency coronavirus bill?

What is the Scottish government's emergency coronavirus legislation actually going to do?
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Rugby-Scotland coach Townsend accepts 25% wage deferral

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend will take a 25% wage deferral to help ease the financial burden of the coronavirus pandemic, the Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) said on Tuesday. The head coaches of Edinburgh Rugby and Glasgow Warriors, Scotland's two professional sides, and the SRU's board of directors will also take a 25% deferral, while chief executive Mark Dodson will take a 30% deferral, the SRU added.
Tags: News, Scotland, Sports, Edinburgh Rugby, Townsend, Gregor Townsend, Mark Dodson, SRU, Scottish Rugby Union SRU, Glasgow Warriors Scotland


Coronavirus in Scotland: What are the latest figures?

A daily update on the number of coronavirus cases in Scotland and where the cases are.
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Gregor Townsend: Scotland head coach takes 25% wage deferral

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend is taking a 25% wage deferral as part of a series of measures from Scottish Rugby during the coronavirus pandemic.
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England 1-5 Scotland: The day the Wembley Wizards were born

Ninety-two years ago, a diminutive Scotland team thrashed England at Wembley and entered folklore. This is their story...
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The papers: Cancer testing scrapped and Scotland vaccine trial

A pause on cervical, breast and bowel screenings to help the NHS appear on the front pages.
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Coronavirus in Scotland: Boarded up during the lockdown

Pubs, hotels, shops and other businesses have been boarded up due to coronavirus closures.
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Coronavirus hits Scotland's childcare expansion

The legal obligation to expand free childcare by August is removed because of the Covid-19 pressures facing councils.
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Coronavirus: 21,000 Scots sign up to volunteer

Thousands have signed up to the Ready Scotland website to provide practical or emotional help.
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Coronavirus in Scotland: Cancer screening programmes paused

The Scottish government said the decision had been "difficult" but was essential due to Covid-19.
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Prince Charles Emerges From Self-Isolation, One Week After Coronavirus Diagnosis Revealed

Prince Charles has emerged from self-isolation, less than seven days after the royal was revealed to have tested positive for coronavirus. A representative for the 71-year-old Prince of Wales, who was self-isolating at Balmoral in Scotland, has said he is now in good health and has come out of self-isolation following a consultation with his […]
Tags: News, Scotland, Global, Prince Charles, Prince Of Wales, Balmoral, Coronavirus



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