October 2019

Dispersal zones set up over Bonfire Night weekend in Edinburgh

Dispersal zones set up over Bonfire Night weekend in Edinburgh

Image copyright Angie Brown Seven dispersal zones will be operating in Edinburgh over the weekend in an attempt to combat anti-social behaviour and disorder over the bonfire period. The zones will run between 14:00 and midnight until Tuesday 5 November.They cover Muirhouse, Portobello, Loganlea, West Pilton, Saughton, Gorgie and Moredun.It means police can instruct groups…


My baby’s hip dysplasia was only spotted by chance

My baby’s hip dysplasia was only spotted by chance

Image copyright Allison Beattie Image caption Rowan was in a cast and on a traction to treat her hip dysplasia Routine hip checks for babies are failing to spot problems that can lead to major surgery and complications in later life, doctors have said.Research by surgeons based in Dundee found four out of every five…




How I cleared my £20k debt

How I cleared my £20k debt

One in five young women say they are in debt “all of the time” and nearly 40% say they struggle to make their money last until the end of the month, according to new research by the Young Women’s Trust.Jess knows exactly how that feels. When she was a teenager, her mum got really ill…


Ten moments that led to an(other) election

Ten moments that led to an(other) election

Media player Media playback is unsupported on your device Video As the UK heads for its third election in four years, here’s a look back at some of the things that got us here. 01 Nov 2019 Go to next video: Halloween and other missed Brexit deadlines


Roman ring found in Broxted after 1,600 years

Roman ring found in Broxted after 1,600 years

Image copyright Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service Image caption The gold Roman ring was found in a farmer’s field A “prized” Roman gold ring was found in a farmer’s field more than 1,600 years after it was lost.The piece of jewelleru, which is inset with an amethyst, was found in Broxted, near Saffron Walden in…



Asda: Workers rejecting new contract face the sack

Asda: Workers rejecting new contract face the sack

Image caption Protesters outside Asda’s Leeds headquarters Many Asda supermarket workers face the sack this weekend unless they sign new contracts that include the introduction of unpaid breaks for 100,000 staff.Workers have until the end of Saturday to agree the terms, due to come into force after a 12-week consultation.Asda insists most workers will be…


Rugby World Cup 2019: Mapping England’s finalists

Rugby World Cup 2019: Mapping England’s finalists

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption England have seen off all-comers so far and have been training hard for the final against South Africa The hopes of a nation will be decided on Saturday as England take on South Africa in the Rugby World Cup final.But what is the background of the players in the…


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