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UK temperatures pass 34C for six days in row for first time since 1961

Heatwave continues to cause disruption as flooding and storm warnings issuedThe UK has had its longest stretch of temperatures exceeding 34C since the 1960s, as warnings of thunderstorms and heavy rain remain in place across the country.The Met Office said the scorching temperatures were recorded in parts of southern England for the sixth day in a row – the first time Britain has experienced such a spell since 1961. Continue reading...
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Stonehaven tragedy highlights threat to rail from climate crisis

Fatal derailment after heavy rains exposes growing danger posed by extreme weatherThe derailment of a ScotRail train in rural Aberdeenshire with the loss of three lives adds Stonehaven to a grim roll call of names, instantly identifiable with tragedy to those associated with the UK railway: the likes of Potters Bar, Hatfield and Grayrigg. It will be no consolation at all to those grieving lost colleagues, spouses and parents to know just how far apart such tragic events have lately become.The la...
Tags: UK, Scotland, UK News, Transport, Rail transport, Transport policy, Train crashes, Cumbria, Hatfield, Aberdeenshire, Stonehaven, Scotrail, Rail industry


UK weather: temperatures hit 35C and above for three days in row

Heatwave continues to cause disruption as flooding and storm warnings issuedThis week’s heatwave is set to cause further disruption as temperatures above 30C continue in parts of central and southern England, accompanied by storms and torrential rain across the UK.The Met Office has issued a yellow storm warning for the whole of England, Wales and parts of Scotland, with warnings of thunderstorms, flooding, power cuts and landslides from Wednesday afternoon until the end of the week. Continue re...
Tags: UK, England, Wales, Climate Change, Scotland, UK News, Northern Ireland, Met Office, UK Weather, Extreme Weather, England Wales


UK coronavirus live: death toll lowered by more than 5,000 after change in how Covid fatalities are counted

Methodology change brings England in line with rest of UK; pupils caught up in Glasgow coronavirus clusterSchool exams and Covid: what could the UK have learned from EU?A-level appeals in England will benefit only ‘small group’, says ministerCould England and Wales follow Scotland’s exam grades U-turn?UK economy plunges into deepest recession since records began 6.22pm BST The Department of Health and Social Care has reduced the UK’s death toll by more than 5,000 following a review of how f...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Education, Wales, Scotland, UK News, Exams, Glasgow, Department of Health and Social Care, NHS Greater Glasgow, Linda de Caestecker, Coronavirus outbreak, Clyde NHSGGC, NHSGGC


3 dead, 6 in hospital after train derails in Scotland

A passenger train derailed in northeast Scotland after stormy weather, killing three people and injuring six others Wednesday, authorities said.
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UK coronavirus live: teachers push back on minister's claim there is 'no confusion' over A-level grades

Last-minute inclusion of mock exam results in England follows U-turn over Scotland gradesSchool exams and Covid: what could the UK have learned from EU?A-level appeals in England will benefit only ‘small group’, says ministerCould England and Wales follow Scotland’s exam grades U-turn?UK economy plunges into deepest recession since records began 5.31pm BST A new cluster of eight cases has emerged in the north-east of Glasgow, including high school pupils whom health officials have told to s...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Education, Wales, Scotland, UK News, Exams, Clyde, Bannerman, Baillieston, NHS Greater Glasgow, Coronavirus outbreak, north east of Glasgow


Ladies Scottish Open: Laura Davies, Catriona Matthew & Danielle Kang in field

A world-class field will assemble at Renaissance Club for the Ladies Scottish Open - the first major international sporting event in Scotland since lockdown.
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Three killed in passenger train derailment after storms in northeast Scotland

A train has derailed in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, according to British Transport Police.
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Three killed in passenger train derailment

A train has derailed in Aberdeenshire, northeastern Scotland, in what Scotland's First Minister describes as an "extremely serious incident."
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Three people dead after train derails in Scotland

Three people have died after a passenger train derailed in Aberdeenshire, northeast Scotland, following heavy rain and a landslip in the area. CNN's Max Foster reports.
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Stonehaven train crash: three dead after derailment in Aberdeenshire

Driver among those killed, police confirm, after four carriages left track in flood-hit areaThree people have died following a major train derailment near Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire.British Transport Police confirmed that three people, including the driver of the train, were pronounced dead at the scene, while six others have been taken to hospital for treatment. Continue reading...
Tags: Scotland, UK News, Transport, Rail transport, Aberdeenshire, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire British Transport Police


3 dead, 6 in hospital after train derails n Scotland

A passenger train derailed in northeast Scotland after stormy weather, killing three people and injuring six others Wednesday, authorities said.
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Three dead after Scotland passenger train derails

The driver is believed to be among those who were killed in the incident in Aberdeenshire.
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World Snooker Championship 2020: Anthony McGill on course for semi-final upset against Kyren Wilson

Scotland's Anthony McGill is on course to cause an upset in his first World Championship semi-final with a 6-2 lead over Kyren Wilson.
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McGill dominates Wilson to take command of first Crucible semi-final

Scotland's Anthony McGill is on course to cause an upset in his first World Championship semi-final with a 6-2 lead over Kyren Wilson.
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Stonehaven: three dead after train derails in Aberdeenshire

Driver among those killed, police confirm, after four carriages left track in flood-hit areaThree people have died following a major train derailment near Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire.British Transport Police confirmed that three people, including the driver of the train, were pronounced dead at the scene, while six others have been taken to hospital for treatment. Continue reading...
Tags: Scotland, UK News, Transport, Rail transport, Aberdeenshire, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire British Transport Police


Coronavirus in Scotland: Education staff offered on-demand testing

All education staff can request a test if they are concerned they have been at risk of infection.
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Injuries feared after train derails amid storms in Scotland

A train derailed in northeast Scotland amid stormy weather Wednesday, and there were early reports of injuries, authorities said.
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Stonehaven: serious injuries reported after train derails in Aberdeenshire – video

Emergency services have been called to a major train derailment near Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire, where smoke could be seen billowing from the track amid reports of an engine fire and serious injuries.Four passenger carriages came off the track at Carmont, just west of Stonehaven, as a Scotrail high-speed train travelled from Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street.About 30 emergency vehicles, including an air ambulance, were reported to be attending the scene, where some witnesses suggested on social ...
Tags: UK, Scotland, UK News, Aberdeen, Transport, Rail transport, Glasgow, Aberdeenshire, Stonehaven, Scotrail, Carmont


Coronavirus: Scottish pupils returning to schools

School pupils return to classes across Scotland for the first time since the country was locked down.
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Stonehaven: serious injuries reported after train derails in Aberdeenshire

Smoke seen billowing from track near flood-hit town amid reports of an engine fire Emergency services have been called to a major train derailment near Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire, where smoke could be seen billowing from the track amid reports of an engine fire and serious injuries.Four passenger carriages came off the track at Carmont, just west of Stonehaven, as a Scotrail high-speed train travelled from Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street. Continue reading...
Tags: Scotland, UK News, Aberdeen, Transport, Rail transport, Glasgow, Aberdeenshire, Stonehaven, Scotrail, Carmont


'Extremely serious' train derailment in Scotland

A train has derailed in Aberdeenshire, northeastern Scotland, in what Scotland's First Minister describes as an "extremely serious incident."
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Stonehaven: reports of serious injuries after train derails in Aberdeenshire

Smoke seen billowing from track near flood-hit town amid reports of an engine fireEmergency services have been called to a major train derailment near Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire, where smoke could be seen billowing from the track amid reports of an engine fire and serious injuries.Four passenger carriages came off the track at Carmont, just south of Stonehaven, as a Scotrail HST train travelled from Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street. Continue reading...
Tags: Scotland, UK News, Aberdeen, Transport, Rail transport, Glasgow, Aberdeenshire, Stonehaven, Carmont, Scotrail HST


The Fantasy Begins…. Scotland Day One

The pandemic has forced us to cancel our Scotland Golf Vacation this year. But we refuse to let that stop us from doing all the things we love in Scotland. So for the next two weeks we’ll be in Scotland, not physically but mentally. We choose to take our own imaginary vacation to those lovely links. We’re not crazy…not yet anyway. But two weeks from now who knows. The overnight flight from Newark, New Jersey was a joy to behold!… Continue Reading →
Tags: Scotland, Sport, New Jersey, Golf, Greatest, Golf Course, Golf Courses, Newark New Jersey, Carnoustie, Old Course, Chip Shots, Playing Golf, Kingsbarns, Links Golf, Links Golf Course


Scottish leader says injuries reported after train derails

Police and paramedics were responding Wednesday to a train derailment in northeast Scotland, where smoke could be seen rising from the site. Officials said there were reports of serious injuries.
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Three people die in Scottish train derailment, carriages piled up

Three people died in a train derailment in eastern Scotland on Wednesday that left carriages overturned and piled on top of each other on a steep wooded slope, making it hard for emergency services to access the scene. Aerial footage showed one carriage detached from the rail tracks and lying on its side some distance down the slope. Another was completely overturned and had two carriages resting on it, one of which was also overturned.
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Reports of serious injuries after train derails in Scotland

Smoke seen billowing from track near Stonehaven amid reports of an engine fireEmergency services have been called to a major train derailment near Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire, where smoke can be seen billowing from the track amid reports of an engine fire and serious injuries.About 30 emergency vehicles, including an air ambulance, are reported to be at the scene already, with more continuing to arrive. Continue reading...
Tags: Scotland, UK News, Transport, Rail transport, Aberdeenshire, Stonehaven


Puppy trade warning after dying dogs left in Lockerbie

The Scottish SPCA has linked the discovery of the dying spaniels to illegal traders coming in to Scotland via Cairnryan.
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Flooding hits many parts of Scotland

Footage posted on social media showed flooded streets following torrential downpours.
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Scotland exam results: John Swinney insists U-turn was not about saving his job

The education secretary says he was motivated by pupils' concerns rather than the prospect of losing a confidence vote.
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