Priti Patel is set to urge MPs to back a new Public Order Bill granting greater powers to jail members from groups such as Just Stop Oil Oil protesters could face a year in prison under new powers to tackle climate activists blocking refineries and gas plants. Priti Patel, the Home Secretary, will urge MPs on Monday to back a new Public Order Bill, granting greater powers to jail members from groups such as Insulate Britain, Extinction Rebellion and Just Stop Oil.
NICOLA Sturgeon will become Scotland’s longest-serving First Minister on Wednesday — overtaking Alex Salmond’s record of seven years, six months and two days as leader of the Scottish Government. The pair have towered over the political landscape for 15 years, with many twists and turns along the way, and their own friendship ending in recent years amid harassment accusations levelled at him.
MSN has partnered with The Points Guy for our coverage of credit card products. MSN and The Points Guy may receive a commission from card issuers. Scotland’s busiest airport has just provided travelers with an extra reason to fly from the ‘Athens of the North’ on the back of news that a new Plaza Premium lounge is imminent at Edinburgh (EDI).
Plans being drawn up for ScotRail trains to get fans home after Scotland World Cup qualifier against Ukraine
PLANS are being drawn up to get the Tartan Army home after the World Cup clash with Ukraine — after trains from Hampden were axed. Transport Minister Jenny Gilruth yesterday said she’s held urgent talks with ScotRail chiefs over services affected by a drivers’ overtime ban.
Edinburgh took all the honours and a probable trip to South Africa for the URC play-offs with a deserved and dominant victory over Glasgow at Murrayfield. A crowd of over 24,000 saw the capital club clinch the 1872 Cup and the Scottish-Italian Shield trophies on offer and Heineken Champions Cup status next season.
Celtic will be looking to replicate this season’s Premiership success once the 2022/23 campaign gets underway at the end of July. In addition, Ange Postecoglou will undoubtedly want to see his team win the domestic cups and go as far in Europe as they can. Before the new season kicks off, the Bhoys will have the chance to improve their squad during the upcoming summer transfer window to put themselves in the best shape for domestic and European success.
STUNT cyclist Danny MacAskill recently confessed he has become an e-bike convert - clocking up an astonishing 10,000 miles with battery assistance. The 36-year-old said: “I ride an e-bike a lot these days which has really opened up the Highlands for me in a totally new way.
Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor claimed he had not even thought about his future ahead of what could be his final appearance on the pitch. The 40-year-old came off the bench for the final few minutes of Rangers’ 2-0 Scottish Cup final win over Hearts. Jon McLaughlin started, as he had done in all the previous rounds, but the former Hearts keeper told manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst he wanted McGregor to be given a late run-out if appropriate.
Glyn Smith: Frantic hunt for missing pensioner who vanished from Scots walking tour over three weeks ago
COPS have renewed their appeal in the frantic search for a pensioner who vanished from a Scots walking tour over three weeks ago. . Glyn Smith was last seen in the Highlands on Thursday April 28 The 76-year-old from Cambridgeshire was believed to have been on a walking tour of the north of Scotland when he disappeared.
Ros Atkins was told to go to hospital immediately after experiencing a stitch like pain in her side A mum was told she could have months left to live after complaining of pain in her side. Ros Atkins, from Gateacre, was on holiday with her husband John, 42, and their daughter Maggie, six, in Scotland when she first started experiencing pain in the right side of her body which felt like a stitch.
NICOLA Sturgeon is firing the starting gun on a fresh independence drive – setting out the need to decide Scotland’s future now and the benefits constitutional debate can bring. The comments come in an essay written by the First Minister published exclusively in this weekend’s Sunday National.
Swathes of Britain will wave farewell to the sun this weekend as grey skies and rain sweep in from the Atlantic, with Scotland and northern Britain facing the worst of the drenching A ferocious jet stream will bring the mini-heatwave to a shivering end as temperatures plunge amid fierce gales and torrential downpours.
Wanting an independent Scotland to join Nato while opposing Trident are ideals that simply don’t add up In the latest phase of her pretence at international statesmanship, Nicola Sturgeon turned up in Washington DC last week to address the Brookings Institution about her belief that an independent Scotland’s membership of Nato was “right and essential”: a rightness and essentialness, she added, that had been confirmed by Russia’s assault on Ukraine.
COLUMN: From the Archives One of the most important developments in the Highlands during the last century was the implementation and construction of various hydro scheme projects, bringing power to areas of the north which previously had no electricity. The scale and vision of the projects to build dams and generating stations across such a remote, sparsely populated area of Scotland is astounding.
People who claim Personal Independence Payment from the Department for Work and Pensions — and even those whose claim was rejected — may be eligible for thousands of pounds in backpay A review of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) claims made by those who are deaf or hearing impaired is currently being conducted by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
Tom McGuiness is determined to show bowls has something for everyone – both on and off the green. McGuinness, 24, will represent England at the European Championships in Scotland later this year and is keen to spread the message that the sport has more to offer more than its popular perception.
Belladrum reveal the The Cailleach – the design for Belladrum's new poster created by winning artist Francesca Grech
A one-eyed Celtic goddess The Cailleach is the winning design in the Tartan Heart Festival's competition among Scottish art students to discover their new designer to create this year's festival artwork Francesca Grech is the winning young artist in Belladrum's competition to find an art student to create this year's festival posters and other artwork.
Billy Gilmour injury latest as Chelsea star set to hand Scotland boss Steve Clarke huge World Cup playoff boost
BILLY GILMOUR is set to take his place in the Scotland squad this week - despite nursing an ankle injury. The Chelsea midfielder will sit out the final game of his Norwich City loan stint against Spurs today. But SunSport understands Gilmour expects to be fit meet up with Steve Clarke’s squad ahead of the Ukraine play-off on June 1.
Pupils in Scotland celebrated national Walk to School Week (16-20 May) with a series of events and a special guest. Walk to School Week is organised by Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking. Families are encouraged to walk, wheel, cycle, scoot or ‘Park and Stride’ for the week to see the big differences that come from small steps, from healthier and happier children to fewer cars outside the school gates.
The on-loan midfielder missed the crucial penalty against Eintracht Frankfurt but appears to be forgiven by the Ibrox faithful. Aaron Ramsey received a rousing ovation from Rangers fans as he warmed up during the first half at Hampden. And the midfielder appeared to gesture an apology to the Ibrox faithful after missing the crucial penalty in Wednesday's Europa League Final.