Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is facing calls to resign amidst fresh claims that she lied to parliament. It follows the Scottish government's publication of legal advice surrounding a court challenge by Alex Salmond in 2018. It shows that legal counsel warned the Scottish government of a "very real problem" more than two months before they were forced to concede in court. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Sturgeon denies cover-up accusations Mr Salmond has accused Ms Sturgeon of breaching the ministerial code by not halting her government's legal challenge and costing the taxpayer more than £600,000 in legal costs. Leader of the Scottish Conservatives Douglas Ross said his party would be submitting a vote of no confidence in Ms Sturgeon. Advertisement He said: "There is no longer any doubt that Nicola Sturgeon lied to the Scottish Parliament and broke the Ministerial Code on numerous … [Read more...] about No confidence vote in Nicola Sturgeon to be submitted after Alex Salmond case legal advice published
News24 11 december 2018
Nicola Sturgeon will be asked about an undeclared meeting with her top civil servant after it emerged notes of their conversation may have been destroyed. Scotland's first minister held at least one meeting with her government's permanent secretary four months before she says she knew of harassment complaints against Alex Salmond, her predecessor. The meeting in November 2017 wasn't included in a timeline of events the Scottish government gave to Holyrood's harassment committee, despite MSPs asking for details of all meetings. Now Sky News has seen statements, given under oath by the permanent secretary Leslie Evans, stating that she may have made a note of a meeting with the first minister but wouldn't have kept it because: "I destroy all my notebooks." An opposition MSP has told Sky News she will query this when the first minister gives evidence to the Holyrood committee investigating the government's mishandling of its 2018 investigation into harassment complaints … [Read more...] about Nicola Sturgeon to be questioned about undeclared meeting with top official who may have destroyed notes
An 11-year-old boy handed in an 18-inch long machete to a knife crime campaigner during an amnesty. Odane Cross, 28, was reduced to tears when the primary school pupil revealed his age after producing the deadly blade from inside his trouser leg. Mr Cross has launched a one-man knife amnesty in Reading, Berkshire, in response to an alarming spate of fatal stabbings in the area. He runs a Caribbean food takeaway delivery business and he is offering a 50 per cent discount to anyone who wants to hand in a blade. His 'Trade the Blade' amnesty began over a week ago and so far he has collected 21 weapons that includes machetes, zombie knives, flick knives and samurai swords. The schoolboy told Mr Cross he had bought it from a local shop for £15 and had had it for two weeks. Odane Cross (pictured with the machete), 28, was reduced to tears when the primary school pupil revealed his age after producing the deadly blade from inside his trouser leg Mr Cross said: … [Read more...] about Boy, 11, hands in terrifying 18-inch long machete to knife crime campaigner during amnesty
CURTIS Pritchard has become a familiar face on our TV screens. He has appeared on reality TV shows Love Island and Celebs Go Dating: The Mansion – but what else do we know about AJ 's baby brother? Who is Curtis Pritchard? Curtis Pritchard , 25, was born in Cheshire on February 7, 1996. He started dancing at a young age alongside his older brother AJ , learning his craft from his mum and dad Adrian and Debi’s dance school, Pritchard’s Dance and Fitness Academy. He began to dance professionally from the age of 11 and has represented the UK in several World and European Championships. He starred on Dancing With The Stars in Ireland in 2017 and Curtis explained: “I got into dancing through my parents. “But what got me seriously in to it was when dad would take me to major competitions he judged. Seeing professionals dance was my biggest inspiration.” Curtis rose to fame after appearing on popular reality TV show Love Island . When was Curtis on Love … [Read more...] about Who is Curtis Pritchard and does he have a girlfriend?
Arminia Bielefeld replace Neuhaus with Kramer F1 refuse Bahrain vaccine offer Bobic to leave Frankfurt? March 2 Kramer unveiled as new Bielefeld coach The day after sacking Uwe Neuhaus, the man who got Arminia Bielefeld promoted last season, the club have moved to sign on Frank Kramer as his replacement. Kramer, 48, has recently coached a number of Germany's youth teams and had short stints as head coach of Fortuna Düsseldorf (2015) and Greuther Fürth (2013-15). "Frank is a multi-faceted coach with a wealth of experience in the professional and youth sectors. We are convinced that with his professional and analytical qualities, he is the type of coach that fits the Arminia path and that we need for the next development steps," said sporting director Samir Arabi. Bielefeld currently sit in 16th, the relegation playoff spot, and host Union Berlin on Sunday. Dimitrios Grammozis tipped as fifth Schalke coach Schalke are set to sign Dimitrios … [Read more...] about Sports News Feed: Dimitrios Grammozis to take helm at Schalke?