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Almost a million children will be asked to get a polio vaccine in the coming weeks.
A famous Glasgow graffiti artist has painted a brand new mural in honour of political pioneer Thomas Muir.
The businessman was previously found to be in contempt of court for failing to pay his ex-wife the £245,000 he owed for legal fees and maintenance.
Ryan Giggs says a bruise on his ex-girlfriend’s arm was sustained during “rough sex” and not as a result of a hotel room assault, a court has heard. Kate Greville claims she was dragged naked across a Dubai hotel room and locked out in the corridor by Giggs during an alleged bout of violence, alleging she sustained a bruised wrist in the incident. Ms Greville said a friend, Elsa, noticed her bruised wrist and she blamed it on sex because she was “embarrassed” to reveal it was the result of domestic violence.
Some 23% of firms with more than 10 employees reported a rise in hourly wages.
More than 1,000 firefighters are struggling to contain a huge wildfire that has destroyed a large area of pine forest in southwest France. Around 6,800 hectares (26 square miles) in the Gironde region and neighbouring Landes have been burnt by the blaze, which began on Tuesday. At least 16 houses have also been destroyed, and emergency services have forced around 10,000 people to evacuate the area.
A Maryland man described by the FBI as a white supremacist has been sentenced to four months of incarceration for storming the U.S. Capitol while wearing a court-mandated device that tracked his movements
Two people have died and a child has been seriously injured after a family were struck by a car. Five pedestrians, who are all related, were outside a multi-storey car park in Ramsgate, Kent, when they were hit by a black Alfa Romeo, police said. A man in his 40s and a young boy also sustained minor injuries.
A PARTNERSHIP between Wiltshire Community Foundation and Wessex Water has resulted in more than £19,000-worth of funding for 15 projects aimed at improving the environment.
<p>Dramatic footage has captured the moment an endangered giraffe makes its grand entrance into the world - by falling more than two metres (6ft) to the floor.<br></p><p>Incredible CCTV footage shows the adorable newcomer - a Rothschild's giraffe - fall onto a bed of soft straw, causing a bump that brought the rest of the herd to its feet.</p><p>The calf - born on Saturday at Chester Zoo - is tiny in comparison to mum Orla, but was born already towering above staff at 6ft tall and weighing a whopping 72kg (11st).</p><p>He has been named Stanley after Mount Stanley, the tallest mountain in Uganda in Africa, where the zoo’s conservationists are fighting to boost giraffe numbers.</p><p>The incredible CCTV footage also shows the moment the newborn stands up and takes his very first steps and enjoys his first feed.</p><p>Zookeepers say the first feed is ‘vitally important’ for the bond between mum and baby.</p><p>Giraffes are listed as vulnerable to extinction by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) - the world’s authority on the state of the natural world. </p><p>Although Rothschild’s giraffe numbers are now increasing due to conservation efforts, fewer than 2,500 remain in East Africa.</p><p>Giraffe team manager Sarah Roffe said: “Mum-to-be Orla was stood next to Dagmar, another experienced mum, for the delivery as she readied herself for the final push. <br></p>
Shocking CCTV footage released by the British Transport Police shows three children playing on train tracks and bridge. Source: British Transport Police
An Australian fishing boat sailing in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Northern Territory, spotted a large container of unknown origin floating in the water on August 4.In footage recorded by Bruce Davey, the container can be seen bobbing up and down in the water. “Holy shiver me timbers,” he can be heard saying at one point, as the crew grabs a closer look.Northern Territory Infrastructure, Planning, and Logistics issued a marine navigation warning on Facebook on August 5, urging nearby vessels to “proceed with caution” around the “large floating container”.The area is a “hotspot for debris,” according to a spokesperson for the Australian Marine Conservation Society.Davey and the crew of his ship, named Wildcard, spotted the object as they were fishing for mackerel off Groote Eylandt, in the Northern Territory. A member dived into the water for a closer inspection. However, Davey said they were unable to open a hatch on the object.In the video, a female member of the crew can be heard saying that they were lucky “it wasn’t nighttime, we would have smashed into it.”The container, estimated to be of “about five meters by three meters by four meters” by Davey, was too large for the fishing boat to tow to safety.A Northern Territory Marine Safety statement noted though that the Wildcard crew had placed a marker buoy on the container to improve visibility for mariners.Storyful contacted Northern Territory Marine Safety for an update on the container, but no further comment was available at the time of writing. Credit: Bruce Davey via Storyful
Members of the Communication Workers Union are set to walk out on August 26 and 31 and on September 8 and 9 in a dispute over pay.
Energy bills could rise in advance of an expected increase in October, the UK's energy market regulator has said.
The festival will return in October for ten days of literature, music and food.
Aboriginal Legal Service seeks urgent ban on the strip-searching, handcuffing and arrest of children as young as 10
A fire that destroyed thousands of hectares of tinder-dry forest in southwest France has flared again amid extreme heat and a fierce drought. Over 6,000 hectares of pine forest have burned in the so-called Landiras blaze since Tuesday (9 August), forcing the evacuation of around 10,000 people. The fire had initially destroyed more than 15,000 hectares of pine forest in July.
Jay Semple is gearing up for his 11th Paisley 10k Road Race and is urging others to join him.
The Inflation Reduction Act, a slimmed-down version of President Joe Biden's original Build Back Better legislation, includes billions in climate and health care funding. However, the bill's impact is the subject of claims and counterclaims; Republicans say it would increase taxes for those making less than $400,000 annually -- breaking one of Biden's campaign promises -- while Democrats insist it would not. Experts and independent reports say the act contains no direct tax increases on those wi
Extradition proceedings for an alleged US fugitive who is said to have faked his own death to escape sex charges have been delayed for another week after he instructed a new solicitor.