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Backlash after Fox News 'summer camps' migration comment

By Andy Hayes, news reporter

Fox News is facing a Hollywood backlash after presenter Laura Ingraham described detention centres for children on the southern US border as "essentially summer camps".

In addition, Conservative commentator Ann Coulter, appearing on the channel, claimed ...

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Neil Gaiman: We must help refugees because, 'simply, it could be you'

Today marks the United Nations' World Refugee Day, commemorating the challenges and strength of millions of refugees.

The UNHCR, The UN's refugee agency says there were 68.5 million people forcibly displaced from their homes in 2017.

Author and goodwill ambassador for UNHCR Neil ...

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Lord Sugar apologises for 'racist' tweet about Senegal football team

By Andy Hayes, news reporter

There are calls for Lord Sugar to be investigated by parliament and the BBC after he compared Senegal's football team to people who sell merchandise on Spanish beaches.

He has since apologised for tweeting the comment, which led social media users to ...

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Who are Shkupi? Rangers’ Europa League first qualifying round opponents profiled

Rangers have learned their opponents in the first qualifying round of the Europa League .

Steven Gerrard ’s first foray into UEFA competition with his new charges sees them take on FK Shkupi of Macedonia.

The first leg will be played at Ibrox on Thursday, July 12, with the return ...

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Dumfries and Galloway youth workers scoop national awards

Members of the region’s Youth Work Team are celebrating double success in national awards.

Gayle Finlay from Dumfries was named Scotland’s Youth Worker of the Year 2018.

The award was in recognition of her work to provide extra support to young people who suffered the loss of a ...

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Netherburn Nursery kids get into a right old puddle

Enthusiastic youngsters from Netherburn Nursery enjoyed jumping around in muddy puddles in a bid to raise cash for charity.

The class took part in a Peppa Pig Muddy Puddle Walk in aid of Save the Children on April 27.

Both morning and afternoon session children ...

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Quiz in memory of Ringford woman Issy Pitcairn raises more than £500 for Pancreatic Cancer Scotland

A quiz in memory of a Ringford woman has raised more than £500 for charity.

Fifteen teams battled it out through eight challenging rounds at the event at the Cavens Arms in Dumfries.

In the process they raised £530 for Pancreatic Cancer Scotland, which was chosen after ...

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Dumfries and Galloway social worker wins top student award

Social worker Laura McHarrie has been named as the top student in Scotland.

She won the Andrew Cornwell Memorial Award for the highest performing graduate in the Open University’s (OU)social work programme in the country.

She was presented with a certificate and book token by ...

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New giant media group created in UK after Reach bid to buy Express Newspapers gets green light

Matt Hanock, the Culture and Media Secretary , has cleared Reach plc's bid for the Express Newspapers titles.

The move means that the £26.7m bid by Reach - formerly Trinity Mirror - will now go ahead to create one of the largest media groups in the UK.

Under the deal Reach ...

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Police hunt fire-raiser after failed attempt to set house alight with residents inside

Police are hunting for a fire-raiser after a failed attempt at setting a house ablaze in Eyemouth.

The incident happened at an address on Deadhead Drive at around 4am on Monday, June 18.

People, who were in the property at the time, told cops after smelling fumes, however efforts to ...

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Police hunt prank mayday caller who sparked major air and sea search in Moray Firth

Police are investigating a hoax mayday call which sparked a major air and sea search.

The Coastguard received an emergency call at around 5.50pm on Monday, reporting that three people were having to abandon their boat in the Moray Firth area.

A major search was launched involving ...

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Millionaire refuses to pull down Britain’s biggest man cave so he’s going to court

A millionaire is being taken to court after refusing to knock down his entertainment complex.

Graham Wildin, 66, is not keen to get rid of his man cave that’s located in his back garden in Cinderford, Gloucestershire.

The 10,000sq/ft venue contains a bowling alley, a 16 seat ...

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Where is cannabis legal around the world and where can you only use it for medicinal purposes?

Canada has become the second country to legalise the drug cannabis and now the debate on whether it should be declassified has taken over the UK.

In Britain, it is illegal to possess it because it is classified as a Class B drug.

If found in possession with the drug you face a ...

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When is the longest day, when does summer start and what is the summer solstice?

The summer solstice sunrise marks the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.

But when exactly is it and when does summer then start?

Summer solstice occurs on 21 June every year, when the sun is directly above the Tropic of Cancer.

The winter solstice occurs every ...

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English-language signs put up in Magaluf urging people to behave or be fined

Brits in Magaluf are behaving so badly that English-language signs have been put up warning them of heavy fines for street drinking, nakedness and fighting.

The brightly-coloured signs, which carry the banner line ‘Have fun with respect’ have been mounted on lamp-posts and other ...

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Young brothers face death if UK government sends them back to Pakistan

Two teenage brothers have said they are ‘terrified’ they will be killed by Islamic extremists if deported to Pakistan from Scotland.

Areeb Umeed Bakhsh, 13 and his brother Somer, 15, have lived in Glasgow since their family fled Pakistan in 2012 after their father Masqood was subject ...

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Tributes to woman who died trying to scratch her way out of airing cupboard

The family of a woman who died after getting trapped in a hotel airing cupboard have paid tribute, saying her death ‘has left a huge hole in our lives’.

Elizabeth Mary Isherwood scratched at the door and hammered through plaster work to try to escape after getting trapped in the ...

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Jurassic World runtime: How long is Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom?

Jurassic World fans in the UK are already queuing up to see Fallen Kingdom, while fans of the dino franchise in America are still waiting for a release date.

Reviews and box office takings are coming in but for fans who aren't up on all the Jurassic details, they may have questions before ...

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World Cup LIVE: Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia confirmed teams; Luis Suarez wins 100th cap

Barcelona forward Luis Suarez is expected to win his 100th cap for Uruguay, who will be favourites to earn a second win of the tournament, despite making hard work of Egypt.

Saudi have not won at the finals since USA 1994, when Saeed Al-Owairan's slaloming solo strike earned victory over ...

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Royal Baby: Has Zara and Mike Tindall's baby already broken a royal record?

Former rugby player Mike Tindall was by his 37-year-old wife’s side as she gave birth to the royal baby at Stroud Maternity Unit in Gloucestershire on Monday.

Zara, who is the daughter of Princess Anne, already has four-year-old Mia with Mike.

The new baby is 19th in line to ...

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Hawaii volcano eruption update: Is Hawaii volcano still erupting?

Kilauea, Hawaii’s youngest and most active volcano, has been in an active cycle since 1983.

The eruption turned explosive after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake rocked the island in late April.

Since then, 25 fissures have opened, pouring masses of lava across Big Island.

This ...

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