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England has more distilleries than Scotland for first time

England now boasts more distilleries than Scotland for the first time, official figures show.

The UK recorded a total of 361 distilleries last year according to HMRC figures, of which 166 are in England and 160 are based in Scotland.

For centuries Scotland has been the ...

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Antimicrobial resistance as big a threat as climate change – Health Secretary

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is such a threat that “we are on the cusp of a world where a simple graze could be deadly”, the Health and Social Care Secretary will warn.

Matt Hancock will say AMR is as big a threat to humanity as climate change and will call for ...

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Social media ‘breeding ground’ for negative messages about vaccines

Social media is helping spread “misleading and dangerous information” to the public about vaccines, a new report has suggested.

The study, from the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH), said social media was a “breeding ground for misleading information and ...

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‘Field-grown’ more appealing than ‘meat-free’ to diners, study suggests
Describing food as “field-grown” rather than “meat-free” makes people twice as likely to choose vegetarian options and reduce their environmental impact, an experiment has found. ...
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Scots urged to safeguard Gaelic for future generations

Young Gaelic speakers have a duty to pass on the language to the next generation, according to SNP MSP Kate Forbes.

Ms Forbes made the comments ahead of delivering the first annual address in memory of John Macleod, the former president of An Comunn Gaidhealach – the ...

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What the papers say – January 24

The surrender of “speedboat killer” Jack Shepherd is on a swathe of Thursday’s front pages.

The Daily Mail, which has reported on the story regularly, goes with the triumphant headline: “Got him”.

Thursday’s @DailyMailUK ...

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Sevilla coach hails ‘handy’ two-goal lead over Barcelona in Copa del Rey

Sevilla coach Pablo Machin said a two-goal cushion from their side’s Copa del Rey quarter-final first leg against Barcelona could prove “handy”.

Pablo Sarabia and Wissam Ben Yedder scored second-half goals in the win.

Midfielder Sarabia gave Sevilla a ...

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Tesco and Jamie Oliver help community cooks make the most of donated food

Tesco has teamed up with chef Jamie Oliver to teach more than 1,000 community cooks how to make the most of food donations and prevent waste.

The Tesco Community Cookery School will offer training and advice to cooks on preparing nutritionally balanced meals from food donations and ...

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Increased use of pre-recorded evidence ‘to reduce trauma for victims’

The use of pre-recorded evidence in criminal trials in Scotland could be increased after MSPs on Holyrood’s Justice Committee approved initial proposals.

The committee has been considering the Vulnerable Witnesses (Criminal Evidence) (Scotland) Bill, which aims to reduce the ...

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Duncan Bannatyne backs campaign helping hungry children in Zambia

Entrepreneur and television star Duncan Bannatyne has backed a campaign which aims to help hungry children in Zambia.

Public donations to the Mary’s Meals initiative Double The Love before March 1 will be matched by the UK Government up to £2 million.

The ...

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Experts call for action on new superbug threat

Health experts have warned Scottish hospitals are at risk of an outbreak of a new potentially deadly superbug unless attitudes towards screening change.

Rates of antibiotic-resistant bacteria carbapenemase producing enterobacteriaceae (CPE) in Scotland are relatively low ...

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Virtual and augmented reality to be used for seafarer training

The UK maritime industry is to use virtual and augmented reality in seafarer training as part of Government plans to innovate in the sector.

Using the technology is part of the Department for Transport’s Maritime 2050 strategy, which will also see the creation of an ...

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Philip Hammond to urge companies to invest in post-Brexit Britain

Philip Hammond will urge companies to continue to invest in post-Brexit Britain as he uses a speech in Davos to say the UK is a “great place” to do business.

The Chancellor is set to announce a £100 million investment to create 1,000 new PhD places across the UK ...

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Union chiefs to meet Government for Brexit discussions

Trade union leaders are holding top-level Brexit talks with the Government as Theresa May seeks to keep her grip on the EU withdrawal agenda.

In an unusual move, union chiefs will attend Whitehall discussions on Thursday, which are expected to involve the Prime Minister.

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Pep Guardiola relieved over no injuries on ‘dangerous’ pitch

Pep Guardiola felt his Manchester City side coped well with a “dangerous” pitch as they completed formalities against Burton in their Carabao Cup semi-final.

Sergio Aguero scored the only goal on the night as City won 1-0 at the Pirelli Stadium to wrap up a 10-0 ...

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Neymar ankle injury raises concern for PSG ahead of Manchester United tie

Paris St Germain face an anxious wait for news on Neymar’s fitness after the forward went off injured against Strasbourg in the Coupe de France.

The Brazil star rolled his right ankle in the second half and was reportedly in tears as he left the field and headed back to the ...

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Pope Francis arrives in Panama to celebrate World Youth Day

Pope Francis has arrived in Panama where he is to offer encouragement to young people gathered for World Youth Day 2019.

The pontiff’s plane touched down on Wednesday afternoon in the Panamanian capital.

He was met by President Juan Carlos Varela and first lady ...

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‘It’s been a hell of a ride,’ says Ronan Keating as Boyzone bow out in Belfast

Boyzone frontman Ronan Keating thanked fans in Belfast as the band played their final concert in the city.

Standing before a packed SSE Arena after receiving a rapturous welcome on to the stage on Wednesday night, Keating said the band had never expected the success they have had. ...

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Michael Fabricant responds to ‘short-sighted’ MP who appeared to mock his hair

Michael Fabricant has responded to video footage which appeared to show fellow Tory MP Huw Merriman making fun of his hair at Prime Minister’s Questions.

The MP for Lichfield, whose hair has often been subjected to speculation, was asking Theresa May a question about business ...

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Michael Fabricant responds to ‘short-sighted’ MP who appeared to mock his hair

Michael Fabricant has responded to video footage which appeared to show fellow Tory MP Huw Merriman making fun of his hair at Prime Minister’s Questions.

The MP for Lichfield, whose hair has often been subjected to speculation, was asking Theresa May a question about business ...

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Speaker denies Donald Trump House stage for State Of The Union speech
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has served notice that President Donald Trump will not be allowed to deliver his State Of The Union address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday after the president said he was aiming to show up even though he was not welcome. ...
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