NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland By Kevin Keane BBC Scotland's environment correspondent 21 August 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-45246445 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel A flagship tidal energy … [Read more...] about Tidal turbine making ‘phenomenal’ waves
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UPSKIRTING has been in the news a lot lately, as people increasingly speak out about the invasive act. But what exactly does it involve and when will it become a criminal offence? What is upskirting? Upskirting is the act of taking a photograph of underneath a person’s skirt without their consent. It is often performed in a public place such as on public transport or on an escalator, with crowds of people making it harder to spot people taking these photos. A large proportion of women are targeted in places such as nightclubs, restaurants and shops. Being victim to such an incident can cause emotional distress for a long time after it has happened. What is the law around upskirting? Upskirting is to be become a specific criminal offence in England and Wales - it is already a criminal offence in Scotland. In Scotland, upskirting is an illegal offence, and has been since 2010 when it was listed under the definition of voyeurism. Victims and police are only able to pursue offences … [Read more...] about What is upskirting, what’s the law around the photos and when will it become a criminal offence?
While figures for exactly how many new homes were built in 2017 are disputed, there is no doubt that construction is up, with more than 100 projects live on site. According to Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy, more than 11,000 units were submitted to An Bord Pleanala for approval via the new fast-track system in the second half of 2017 alone. Of course, this increase in supply will be a drop in the ocean of what is needed to meet demand - figures range from 25,000 to 50,000 new units a year - but it shows that despite their grumblings about high costs and low profit margins, developers are now confident enough in the long-term stability of the market to start breaking ground. While sales of New Homes were up across the board, it was those aimed at the starter market that saw the largest increases in volumes, indicating that Government incentives such as the Help to Buy scheme, as well as the easing of the Central Bank's regulations on mortgage lending to FTBs are having a positive … [Read more...] about The essential guide to new homes around the country
To report corrections & clarifications, contact: Please indicate whether you're responding to content online or in the newspaper. The following corrections & clarifications have been published on stories produced by USA TODAY's newsroom: April 2018 News: A previous version of this story misstated Elliot Rodger's weapons. He used both a knife and a gun. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/03/31/masculinity-traditional-toxic-trump-mens-rights/99830694/ Video: A previous version of this video misstated the number of Americans living with unhealthful levels of pollution. https://www.usatoday.com/media/cinematic/video/33952141/8-of-americas-10-most-ozone-polluted-cities-are-in-this-state/ Opinion: Because of an editing error, a headline in an earlier version of this column incorrectly described Amy Wax's job status. https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/04/20/black-students-law-school-amy-wax-column/510510002/ … [Read more...] about Corrections & Clarifications
From supernatural dramas and split-your-sides sitcoms, to time-travelling aliens with two tickers and love-torn cardiologists hopeless in their own affairs of the heart - Welsh TV has always covered a wide gamut of subjects. But which are the greatest homegrown series ever made? Here's our run-down of the Top 50 must sees. 50. Spirit Breaker (2017) The story of a man named Dagenham Dave (Liam Noble), who escapes from an English prison for a crime he didn't commit, the pilot for this foul-mouth black comedy from Cardiff's Fun Clamp Productions is currently available to stream from Amazon Prime. Best known as Big Mad Andy from Peep Show, the episode follows Noble as he tries to provide for his wife and kids, from selling mobile phone SIM cards to running meat raffles, all the while avoiding the local police. 49. The Valleys (2012 - 2014) A loathe as we are to mention such a blight on the backside of reality TV, this MTV-made abomination admittedly had a certain guilty pleasure about it. … [Read more...] about These are the 50 greatest TV shows ever made in Wales