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Stormont parties challenged to ‘step up’ over delayed victims pension

Stormont parties challenged to ‘step up’ over delayed victims pension

The victims payment scheme has been delayed amid a stalemate over who should fund it and which victims should receive payments.

Mother ‘felt sick’ after finding craft knife blade in baby food jar, court told

Mother ‘felt sick’ after finding craft knife blade in baby food jar, court told

Nigel Wright denies two counts of contaminating goods and three counts of blackmail against Tesco.

Boy, 17, found guilty of murdering teaching assistant

Boy, 17, found guilty of murdering teaching assistant

The body of Lindsay Birbeck, 47, was discovered wrapped in two plastic bags in Accrington Cemetery in Lancashire on August 24 last year.

Three feared dead after train derailment

Three feared dead after train derailment

The incident happened near Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire.

Job losses: Major cuts since the start of the pandemic

Job losses: Major cuts since the start of the pandemic

Hundreds of thousands of jobs have been lost since the pandemic begun

Students and parents condemn ‘panic’ changes to A-level results system

Students and parents condemn ‘panic’ changes to A-level results system

The latest plan for school leavers affected by lockdown has created still more controversy.

A-level students advised to look at clearing after last-minute grading changes

A-level students advised to look at clearing after last-minute grading changes

A-level students will get their grades on Thursday.

Co Armagh man faces minimum 40-year prison term for Garda murder

Co Armagh man faces minimum 40-year prison term for Garda murder

Aaron Brady was found guilty of the capital murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe in Co Louth in 2013.

Fatal crashes almost an annual occurrence on Britain’s railways in ’80s and ’90s

Fatal crashes almost an annual occurrence on Britain’s railways in ’80s and ’90s

The Aberdeenshire accident is the first time in more than 12 years that a passenger or member of staff has been killed in a crash.

Record-breaking vicar plays his part in granddaughter’s wedding despite lockdown

Record-breaking vicar plays his part in granddaughter’s wedding despite lockdown

Reverend Jim Cocke, 94, had been due to give the address at the marriage ceremony in April.

PM accused of pushing for ‘major weakening of devolution’

PM accused of pushing for ‘major weakening of devolution’

Scotland’s Constitution Secretary Mike Russell said post-Brexit internal market plans are a ‘clear and deliberate anti-devolution policy’.

SQA chief executive expresses regrets but defends exams moderation system

SQA chief executive expresses regrets but defends exams moderation system

Fiona Robertson faced questions from MSPs on Holyrood’s Education Committee.

NatWest to cut around 550 roles across branches

NatWest to cut around 550 roles across branches

The bank said that all redundancies will be voluntary.

Mother almost fed nine-month-old baby shards of metal, court told

Mother almost fed nine-month-old baby shards of metal, court told

Farmer Nigel Wright is on trial at the Old Bailey, accused of contaminating jars of baby food as part of a blackmail campaign against Tesco.

Family of ‘big softie’ shot dead in ‘case of mistaken identity’ appeal to public

Family of ‘big softie’ shot dead in ‘case of mistaken identity’ appeal to public

Dean Edwards was described by his daughter as a ‘good, innocent person’.

Facebook failing to tackle fake product review factories, Which? says

Facebook failing to tackle fake product review factories, Which? says

Earlier this year the social network committed to take greater action after pressure from the competition watchdog.

No link to higher death rates from Covid-19 among ibuprofen users – study

No link to higher death rates from Covid-19 among ibuprofen users – study

Scientists launched a review to assess ties to the drug and Covid-19.

Driver believed to be dead after train derailment

Driver believed to be dead after train derailment

There are fears of a second fatality after serious injuries were reported following the incident near Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire.

Researchers unlock secrets of the past with new carbon dating standard

Researchers unlock secrets of the past with new carbon dating standard

Radiocarbon dating is vital to fields like archaeology and geoscience to date things like the oldest modern human bones to historic climate patterns.

Lockdown restrictions to remain in place in Aberdeen for at least another week

Lockdown restrictions to remain in place in Aberdeen for at least another week

There have now been 177 confirmed cases linked to the coronavirus outbreak in the city.

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