Man in Scotland confirmed to be US rape suspect, Scottish court rules

A man in Scotland is a rape suspect wanted in the United States, a Scottish court ruled Friday, despite the man’s claims that he is not the person authorities are looking for and that he never visited the US in…

UK’s top court to assess legal basis for new Scottish independence vote

The UK Supreme Court will on Tuesday consider the legality of Scottish moves to hold a new referendum on independence next year without the consent of the government in London. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s nationalist government in Edinburgh wants a…

Scotland first in world to make period products free

Scotland has become the first country in the world to make period products free for all. There is now a legal duty on local authorities to provide free items such as tampons and sanitary pads to “anyone who needs them”.…

Pop-up library at The Kelpies becomes massive success ahead of ‘national reading moment’

A pop-up library which appeared in Falkirk aiming to boost the mental health of locals and visitors has been a massive success. The library was set up to help encourage people to pledge their support for the upcoming Keep the…

Robert Burns letters reveal poet was advised not to write in Scots dialect

Scotland’s beloved son and national bard Robert Burns has done more than any other poet to export the 18th-century Scottish dialect around the world, through the new year classic Auld Lang Syne and his other famous works. His lyrics, such…

*Lagos orders probe as Nigerians tackle hospitals over businesswoman, call agent’s deaths (Punch)*PDP hails suspension of 3 LG chairmen by Lagos Assembly (Independent)

Lagos orders probe as Nigerians tackle hospitals over businesswoman, call agent’s deaths (Punch) Nigerians are demanding justice for a businesswoman, Peju Ugboma, and a Lagos State Emergency Management Agency call centre agent, Omolara Omoyajowo, who both died due to alleged…

*#EndSARS: Police framed, detained me for 48 days, extracted 2 of my teeth, man tells panel (Sun)*2 sisters jailed 10 years for stealing N1.7m (Punch)

#EndSARS: Police framed, detained me for 48 days, extracted 2 of my teeth, man tells panel (Sun) A Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) brutality victim, Okoli Agwu Abunike, yesterday accused police lawyer of slapping him four times when he went to…

*No coronavirus case in Lagos – Commissioner (Guardian) *Nylon factory on fire in Lagos (Nation)

No coronavirus case in Lagos – Commissioner (Guardian) The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi, has debunked the rumours making the round over a case of novel coronavirus in the state, saying that there is no suspected or…

Women’s World Cup 2019: Shelley Kerr says Scotland ‘devastated’ after cruel World Cup exit (Guardian)

Phil Neville looked forward to the “business end” of the World Cup after watching his side defeat Japan 2-0 to reach the knockout stages as group winners. But while England can look forward Scotland can look only back with regret…

Edinburgh International Festival launches 2019 programme (Chinadaily)

Edinburgh International Festival returns for its 73rd year on August 2 – 26, 2019, bringing the best of theatre, music and dance from across the world to Scotland’s capital. The programme features 93 events, with 293 performances across 17 venues…

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