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Nicola Sturgeon: Abuse of journalist by independence supporters ‘disgraceful’

Nicola Sturgeon: Abuse of journalist by independence supporters ‘disgraceful’

Protesters shouted at the BBC’s James Cook as they demonstrated outside the Conservative hustings in Perth on Tuesday.

How everyday items have risen in price in the past 12 months

How everyday items have risen in price in the past 12 months

The cost of low-fat milk has increased by 34.0%, butter by 27.1% and potatoes by 15.7%.

Twins ‘over the moon’ after passing driving tests at the same time

Twins ‘over the moon’ after passing driving tests at the same time

Alfie and Emma Willis, 18, from Scarborough, could not believe their tests were scheduled for the same day.

MP William Wragg says he’s taking a break to deal with depression and anxiety

MP William Wragg says he’s taking a break to deal with depression and anxiety

The MP for Hazel Grove, in Greater Manchester, said both conditions are currently ‘severe’ but he looks forward to ‘returning refreshed’.

Thames Water announces hosepipe ban for 15 million customers

Thames Water announces hosepipe ban for 15 million customers

The ban will start from next week as most of England is facing a drought.

Stuffed puppy and ground owl among curious medieval cures to be shared online

Stuffed puppy and ground owl among curious medieval cures to be shared online

More than 180 medieval manuscripts are to be digitised, catalogued and conserved over the next two years.

Inflation figure used for rail fare rises hits 40-year high

Inflation figure used for rail fare rises hits 40-year high

The Department for Transport announced on Monday that the 2023 increase in regulated fares in England will be below the inflation measurement.

100,000 sign petition calling for emergency budget amid cost-of-living crisis

100,000 sign petition calling for emergency budget amid cost-of-living crisis

Campaign group 38 Degrees said the numbers wanting to sign shows how desperate people are for help in the wake of soaring inflation.

Entain to pay £17m after failing to meet rules on safer and crime-free gambling

Entain to pay £17m after failing to meet rules on safer and crime-free gambling

The case is the Gambling Commission’s largest ever enforcement action.

Struggling households face more pressure as cost of living rises 10.1% in July

Struggling households face more pressure as cost of living rises 10.1% in July

It is the biggest jump in Consumer Prices Index inflation since February 1982.

Young cricketer finds furry stowaway before match

Young cricketer finds furry stowaway before match

Tyler Ivey’s pet hamster sneaked into his bag and travelled with him for an hour-and-a-half to a match.

What the papers say – August 17

What the papers say – August 17

The front pages focus on political jostling and the death of Darius Campbell Danesh in the US.

Elon Musk clarifies ‘joke’ about buying Manchester United

Elon Musk clarifies ‘joke’ about buying Manchester United

The billionaire tech entrepreneur flagged a potential purchase in a short tweet on Tuesday but later said it was a ‘long-running Twitter joke’.

Injured Salman Rushdie lecture host focused on author, his values and legacy

Injured Salman Rushdie lecture host focused on author, his values and legacy

Henry Reese said the incident in New York highlighted more than ever the values that Sir Salman stands for.

Elon Musk announces ‘plan’ to buy Manchester United

Elon Musk announces ‘plan’ to buy Manchester United

It is unclear whether his statement was meant as a joke.

Study suggests having a Covid-19 jab while pregnant ‘not linked to stillbirth’

Study suggests having a Covid-19 jab while pregnant ‘not linked to stillbirth’

Academics in Canada looked at data on 85,162 births where half of the mothers had received a coronavirus vaccine during pregnancy.

Standing desks ‘could cut sitting time by an hour a day’ for office workers

Standing desks ‘could cut sitting time by an hour a day’ for office workers

A new study found that the devices, among other measures, could help reduce sedentary behaviour.

Milestone in hen harriers trial after record number of chicks released to wild

Milestone in hen harriers trial after record number of chicks released to wild

The endangered bird is seeing a rebound under Natural England’s brood management trial which this year reared and released 13 chicks.

Multidisciplinary artist celebrates Pakistani roots through ‘beautiful’ art

Multidisciplinary artist celebrates Pakistani roots through ‘beautiful’ art

The exhibit is open until September 25 at the V&A in South Kensington, London.

Police searching for alleged offenders on electric bikes after fatal shooting

Police searching for alleged offenders on electric bikes after fatal shooting

Officers were called at 11.40pm to Lavrock Bank in inner-city Toxteth.

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