It was kind of Marjorie Ellis Thompson to give us a snapshot of her personal history and somewhat remote relationship with Scotland (Letters, 28 September). She is only one of a number who have decided to “become” Scots for some romantic reason. They involve themselves in independence matters in the pages of The Scotsman, ignoring the decision made by the people of Scotland on the matter of independence almost ten years ago.
Torrential downpours after a week of mostly steady rainfall triggered flash flooding in New York City on Friday, disrupting subway service in the country’s most populous city and turning many of its streets into small lakes.
STORY: The ferry was carrying, among the passengers, 83 migrants being transferred from Lampedusa, the coast guard said in a statement.All passengers have been transferred to the coast guard vessel 'Diciotti' and are on their way to Porto Empedocle, except three returning to Lampedusa.As part of the rescue operation, the coast guard used water jets to cool the parts of the ferry affected by the fire which broke out in the engine room.