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Tory members’ poll ‘an utter disaster for Ruth Davidson’

A poll in which a majority of Tory members said they would prefer Scotland to leave the UK rather than Brexit not happening is an “utter disaster” for Ruth Davidson, an MSP has said.

A YouGov survey of party members showed 63% would be prepared to see Brexit take place even if ...

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UK set to host key international climate talks

The UK looks set to host major international climate talks in 2020 – after reaching a deal with Italy over rival bids to hold the UN meeting, the Foreign Office has said.

Under the proposal, the UK will host the “Cop26” meeting, which is due to be in Europe next November, ...

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Scotland goalkeeper lends a hand at primary school in Malawi

Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon enjoyed a kickabout with schoolchildren in Malawi as he saw the work being done by Scottish charity Mary’s Meals.

The Scotland international footballer joined youngsters at Mbinda Primary School in Blantyre for a game of football after filling up on a ...

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Hatton Garden heist gang member still owns homes in London and Spain, court told

A Hatton Garden gang member still owns homes in London and Spain despite failing to pay back millions of pounds stolen in the heist, a court has heard.

John “Kenny” Collins, 78, has been released from prison but faces being sent back to jail for another seven years next month ...

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Bosnian city popular with tourists awash with rubbish amid landfill protest
Uncollected rubbish is piling up on the streets of the southern Bosnian city of Mostar – one of the Balkan nation’s main tourist destinations – since residents began blocking access to the city’s sole landfill. ...
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Floating hotel’s crew celebrate top traveller rating

A floating hotel by the team behind the Royal Yacht Britannia has been named the best in Edinburgh by a travel website just six months after it opened.

Fingal, based at Leith, picked up the number one hotel spot on TripAdvisor within the last week.

The rating – achieved after ...

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Caster Semenya: IAAF used me as ‘human guinea pig’ for testosterone limit
Caster Semenya has accused world athletics’ governing body the IAAF of using her as “a human guinea pig” to test its testosterone limit for intersex athletes and said it can never be allowed to happen again. ...
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Trucker clocked at almost 90mph on A66 at Brough says it was '11 seconds of madness'

A trucker clocked at almost 90mph on a main Cumbrian road has been handed a suspended jail term and banned from driving.

Carlisle Crown Court heard how a police speed detection van caught Stanley James Yeagers' laden Mercedes HGV travelling downhill at 89mph as it overtook a car on ...

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Disgust at damage to vital life-saver

Damage to a life-saving defibrillator has left the owner of the Workington hotel it is mounted on “dumbfounded”.

Wires have been ripped out of the public-access machine at The Cumberland Hotel, on Station Road, preventing lights from shining on the cabinet which houses ...

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Drivers to face trial over crash

Two motorists accused of causing serious injury by dangerous driving after two pedestrians were badly hurt on Botchergate in central Carlisle are to stand trial later this year.

Owen Luke Brown, 19, and Stephen Reay, 56, appeared side-by-side in a dock at the city’s crown ...

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Carlisle man's mission to change history

A Carlisle man has been praised for his detective work in uncovering an error in established local history.

Derick Quinn, 64, has been commended for his historical sleuthing after determining that a well designed by renowned Victorian architect Sara Losh was built three decades ...

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Sturgeon fears new Tory PM ‘will cause 18 years of damage in 18 weeks’

The new Conservative leader could cause as much damage to Scotland in 18 weeks as Margaret Thatcher and John Major did in 18 years of Government, Nicola Sturgeon will warn.

The First Minister will speak on Tuesday night about her fears of the impact an “out of touch Tory Party” ...

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Two boys found guilty of Ana Kriegel murder

Two 14-year-old boys have been found guilty of the murder of 14-year-old Ana Kriegel in Co Dublin last year.

Both boys have been granted anonymity due to their age, and were referred to as Boy A and Boy B throughout the trial.

Boy A has also been found guilty of aggravated sexual ...

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Senior Tories show support for pregnant MP Stella Creasy over maternity rights
Theresa May has signalled her support for a potential rethink of parliamentary rules over maternity leave after pregnant MP Stella Creasy admitted feeling forced to choose between “being an MP and being a mum”. ...
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Stewart ‘hopeful’ of remaining in Tory leadership race

Rory Stewart said he was “never confident” but “always hopeful” as he battled to remain in the contest to be the next prime minister.

As Tory MPs vote for the second time, candidates need to secure 33 votes to survive, and Mr Stewart said he believed he had that ...

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Scotland making slow progress towards cycling target, MSPs told

The Scottish Transport Secretary has said the Government is expected to miss a target for 10% of everyday journeys to be made by bike by 2020.

Michael Matheson said cyclists currently make up around 4% of these trips.

Addressing MSPs in the Holyrood chamber, he acknowledged the slow ...

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Family day out for Queen on first day of Royal Ascot

Royal Ascot was a family day out for the Queen who was joined by her children and grandchildren for an afternoon out at the races.

Despite the rain, thousands of racegoers were treated to the sight of the head of state and senior royals processing in carriages along the famous Berkshire ...

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Liverpool and Chelsea both allocated just over 5,000 tickets for Super Cup final

Liverpool and Chelsea have been allocated just over 5,000 tickets apiece for August’s UEFA Super Cup final in Istanbul.

On Monday UEFA issued a statement confirming 78 per cent of tickets at Besiktas’ 38,000-capacity Vodafone Park would be made available to fans of both clubs ...

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Geraint Thomas taken to hospital after crash at Tour de Suisse

British rider Geraint Thomas has been taken to hospital for assessment following a crash which has forced him to pull out of the Tour de Suisse.

The Welshman came off his bike around 30 kilometres from the end of stage four of the race and received medical attention at the side of the ...

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Doran is showing class says Thorman

Crafty half-back Jamie Doran is starting to show his class on the field - according to his delighted Workington Town coach Chris Thorman.

The talented pivot upped his game against Coventry and he had a hand in several of the 10 tries that Town ran in.

And Thorman said he ...

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Carlisle Utd close in on midfield signing, are in talks with two defenders and line up loanees

Carlisle United are closing in on their fifth summer signing with a new midfielder looking set to join the Blues.

The Cumbrians are in advanced talks with an attacking midfielder and are likely to conclude a deal later this week.

United are chasing much-needed ...

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