Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has spoken of the "moment she will never forget" when Alex Salmond showed her a letter detailing sexual harassment claims against him. She told a Scottish parliament committee: "What he described constituted, in my view, deeply inappropriate behaviour on his part - perhaps another reason why that moment is embedded so strongly in my mind." Recalling when Mr Salmond handed her the letter at her Glasgow home on 2 April 2018, Ms Sturgeon said: "My head was spinning, I was experiencing a maelstrom of emotions, I had been told something pretty shocking by Alex Salmond and there were a number of things in my head." Ms Sturgeon is facing calls from the Scottish Conservatives to resign following claims she misled parliament about the meeting with her predecessor. She said she did not "immediately record the 2 April meeting" as she did not want it to become public and risk "breaching the confidentiality of the process". … [Read more...] about Nicola Sturgeon on ‘moment she will never forget’ when Alex Salmond showed her letter of harassment claims he faced
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Another 18 people have been reportedly killed on the streets of Myanmar as pro-democracy protests continue against the military coup, a human rights group says. Security forces have used tear gas, stun guns and grenades and opened fire with little warning in several towns and cities to break up protests, witnesses said. Two people were killed during clashes at a protest in the country's second-biggest city Mandalay, a witness and media reports said, while one person was reported killed when police opened fire in the main city of Yangon. The Monywa Gazette reported five people were killed in the central town when police opened fire. Student activist Moe Myint Hein, 25, said one person was shot and killed in the town of Myingyan, adding: "They opened fire on us with live bullets. One was killed, he's young, a teenage boy, shot in the head," Advertisement A spokesman for the ruling military council did not answer telephone calls seeking comment, Reuters … [Read more...] about Myanmar coup: Death toll of pro-democracy protesters rises to 18 as calls for peace from southeast Asian nations fail
A MUM has defended smoking cannabis as she claims it makes her more patient with her two kids. Caitlin Fladager, 27, lives in Vancouver, Canada, where recreational and medicinal marijuana use is legal. But despite this the mum-of-two says that she is constantly subjected to judgement from other mothers. But Caitlin says that lighting up a joint is no different to winding down with a glass of wine, taking to Instagram to defend herself. “Yes, I have two kids. Yes, I smoke weed”, she wrote earlier this month. “It’s so funny to my how frowned upon marijuana is. No one looks twice when a mom says she enjoys “mom juice” aka wine, after her kids are in bed. “But when a mom says she smokes weed, it’s a huge shock.” Caitlin got pregnant with her high school sweetheart Noah when she was 18 years old and the married couple now share two children, Adriana and Jack. She says she wants to “raise awareness” of how marijuana can actually help up women become better mums to … [Read more...] about Smoking cannabis makes me a better mum – I was never the most patient with my two kids, now I am
The budget doesn't just have ramifications on the Treasury - other parts of the economy will feel the effects of the announcements for months and years to come. Taking a look at specific policies, Sky's specialist correspondents have broken down what Rishi Sunak 's headline speech means in their areas. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Budget 2021: What did Rishi Sunak announce? Get more live budget updates here Sunak wants to stave off unemployment and give confidence to businesses By Paul Kelso, business correspondent Advertisement Like the rest of us, Rishi Sunak probably wanted to look forward to life after COVID , but the continued grip of the virus on the UK did not give him, or us, that luxury. So this Budget was most significant for being yet another emergency statement, committing £65bn to broadly extend state support to business and individuals for another seven months to … [Read more...] about Budget 2021: Climate, health and culture – what are the wider impacts of the budget?
GRACE Dent is well known as a restaurant critic and judge on cooking TV shows, but the foodie is also an accomplished author and broadcaster. The columnist and panel judge grew up on "Findus Crispy Pancakes and mince", but has gone on to dine at some of the world's finest eateries. Who is Grace Dent? Grace Dent, 47, was born in Carlisle and studied English Literature at Stirling University. It was while she was at university that she began her journalism career with features for Cosmopolitan. After graduating she jumped ships and worked as an editorial assistant for Vogue. Later she worked as a freelance journalist writing features and columns for magazines like Glamour, Marie Claire and More. Grace wrote about television for The Guardian for 12 years between 2000 and 2012, before moving to The Independent. From 2011 to 2017 she penned a restaurant column for The Evening Standard called ‘Grace and Flavour’. The foodie was the creative director for the Evening … [Read more...] about Who is MasterChef critic Grace Dent?