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Teams of daring young men grappled in the dirt with furious bucking bulls at an often-lethal Indian festival that has been a proverbial red rag to animal rights activists.
Nicola Sturgeon said she is “cautiously optimistic” about Scotland’s coronavirus situation ahead of a statement announcing possible changes to restrictions. The First Minister said the country is “in a better position than I feared we would be before Christmas”, but would not comment on whether she plans to follow Wales with a mass easing of Covid rules. Her comments came as the Scottish Tories called for the scrapping of most coronavirus restrictions, with the exception of face coverings.
MPs debated Nadine Dorries’ announcement that the BBC licence fee would be frozen at £159 for two years.
What kind of sad, flatulent geek comes up with policy initiatives billed as Big Dog and Red Meat (is the Red Meat for the Big Dog?) as a way of suggesting that the PM is going to get all populist? Anyway, at the top of Big Dog’s Red Meat menu is the BBC licence fee. This toothsome T-bone steak was first unveiled by Nadine Dorries, Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Secretary.
Revised model was first showcased back in November 2021.
The mayor of New York has insisted that the city’s subway system is safe, despite another random pushing attack which killed a “wonderful” businesswoman.
Nathan Smith is accused of the manslaughter of Craig Wiltshire after he knelt on his back for nine minutes.
Both the vaccinated and unvaccinated are welcome at the chef’s pub
Supermarkets are reporting a boom in sales of fine foods, including oysters, champagne and caviar, as people spurn dining out on special occasions and instead celebrate in style at home.
The Electoral Reform Society has said the Elections Bill, which will be in its report stage in the House of Commons on Monday, is politically ‘risky’ and a threat to the UK’s quality of electoral integrity. Dr Jess Garland, from the organisation, says plans to introduce voter identification risk making it more difficult to vote for marginalised communities who cannot afford a passport or driver's licence, and the additional efforts to apply for a free voter registration card will act as a deterrent to many, effectively making the democratic process in the UK more complicated and less accessible.
Comments from South Dakota lawmaker are latest example of GOP leadership and allies backing away from Trump
Portugal's ruling Socialists extended their lead in a new poll on Sunday, two weeks before a snap election, widening the gap between them and the main opposition party, the Social Democrats. The survey, carried out by pollsters Aximage for newspapers Jornal de Noticias, Diario de Noticias and radio station TSF, gave the current premier Antonio Costa's PS party a 38.1% share of the vote, up from 35.4% last month. It still leaves PS short of a majority, which under the proportional representation system, equates to between 42% and 45% of the vote.
Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been allowed to leave the Gabon squad at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon and return to his club to continue his recovery from Covid-19, his national team coach said on Monday. Midfielder Mario Lemina of French side Nice has also been sent back to his club, with neither having played a minute in Gabon's two matches so far at the Cup of Nations, against the Comoros and Ghana."Given the medical problems that Pierre-Emerick and Mario have had, in a
Terrifying footage shows the moment an animal activist was left seriously injured after being mowed down by a HORSE during a hunt stampede. Sam Morley, 37, says he is lucky to be alive after a huntsman ploughed into him in Ash Magna, Shrops., leaving him hospitalised on Saturday afternoon (15/1). The hunt saboteur had been monitoring the North Shropshire Hunt when the group of around 15 to 20 riders "deliberately" rode towards him in a field. Shocking video captured the moment the 600kg (92 stone) horse smashed into Sam sending him crashing to the ground in agony. Paramedics and police were called to the scene before the factory worker was transferred to hospital on a spinal board. He has been left with concussion, a swollen temple as well as muscular trauma to his neck and upper back and has been unable to work since. Sam, of Stoke-on-Trent, said: "We had been monitoring the group to make sure they were not hunting foxes and I was on a public footpath through a field at the time. "A group of around 15 to 20 horses galloped closely to us from behind at first, I guess in an attempt to intimidate us. "If that wasn't enough, they then turned back around and started charging towards us. "We are told to stay still in these circumstances as you can never second the guess the direction the horses will go and the onus is on the rider to avoid a collision. "But this horse has crashed straight into me and I heard my bones crunch as it did so. I have no doubt it was deliberate and the footage speaks for itself. "I lost consciousness twice for a few seconds. These are 600kg animals and it's like getting hit by a car. "It wasn't a full gallop but it was going at a canter, I would say it must have been about 20mph and the impact just knocked the stuffing out of me completely. "Paramedics were called and I was taken away on a spinal board as they were concerned about the damage to my neck. "I had a CT scan which showed I had muscular trauma and I have been unable to go back to work since. I'm on anti-inflammatory drugs and painkillers and bedbound. "Police were shown the footage and I'd like to think there are grounds for ABH or GBH charges - he has clearly used his horse as a weapon. "This isn't the first time this has happened either but it was the first time I've caught it on camera. "It's pretty frightening when these horses bear down on you. They are bred for stamina and speed and they are huge animals." Staffordshire Hunt Saboteurs released the dramatic footage on social media where it has been viewed almost 50,000 times in 24 hours. The video shows how Sam takes the full impact of the horse while a colleague shouts out: "We've got a sab run over by a horse." Sam can be heard saying: "I felt everything in my back and neck crunch. Where am I bleeding? It's all on camera." A spokesperson for the group said the huntsman fled from the scene laughing while Sam was left stricken on the ground. They added: "Thankfully the horses' hooves somehow missed the sab's body and his injuries are consistent with severe impact. "The sab attempted to walk but fell to the ground repeatedly, at one point losing consciousness briefly. "He was then able to walk for assistance and wait for an ambulance where he was told he was lucky to be alive. "We believe much of the anger from the hunt yesterday came from sabs successfully moving hounds away from woodland where a fox had been sighted, which the huntsman was attempting to flush with hounds. "Consistent pressure from local sabs and monitors has repeatedly kept the hunt from killing this season. "Thank you to every one who has wished our sab a speedy recovery. "We hope he will be back in the field soon, and we will continue to work alongside the police in their investigation." POS MFL - STATEMENTS FROM HUNT / AMBULANCE / POLICE
Texas synagogue siege: hostage-taker named as 44-year-old Briton. FBI stormed building after man took four people including a rabbi captive during Shabbat service
Newlands Valley, Lake District: The Goldscope mine dates back to Elizabethan times, but still has the capacity to astound
Images showed about 20 officials drinking Moët & Chandon at an event in June 2020 during lockdown
The UK government is working with the FBI and a "great deal of intelligence-sharing" has taken place after a British man took four people hostage at a synagogue in Texas, the home secretary has said. Priti Patel also said "protective security" for the Jewish community in the UK is part of the response to the 10-hour armed stand-off in Colleyville, Texas, on Saturday night.
Figures for Scotland are delayed and have not been included in Sunday’s total
The broadcaster spoke of getting a phone call in April 2020 to tell him his daughter had collapsed, and went on to say she had died the next morning.