Alex Salmond sexual misconduct scandal: Police ‘launch FULL PROBE into former SNP leader’ | UK | News

But today it emerged Police Scotland has stepped up their examination into claims he assaulted the female staff members while he was First Minister. The force is understood to have moved its assessment onto a formal inquiry. Mr Salmond, 63, has denied harassment and insisted he has never engaged in any “criminality”. Last month he quit the SNP after 45 years as a member of the party vowing to clear his name. He has raised £100,000 through a crowdfunding appeal to fund his judicial review against the Scottish Government’s investigation…

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Brexit news: Radio host claims Carney has ‘MORE PATRIOTISM’ than Farage | UK | News

The LBC host claimed Bank of England Governor Mark Carney is doing more to “safeguard” Britain throughout Brexit negotiations than any member of Parliament. Mr O’Brien said: ”I’d love to know why he’s doing it. Look at all the shenanigans he has to endure from the usual idiots on the racist right shouting at him and abusing him and criticising him. “You remember the morning after the Brexit referendum result where Mark Carney was the grownup. Johnson and Gove looking like they’d been caught with their fingers in the biscuit…

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Salisbury poisoning: Boris Johnson condemns Russian suspects as ‘MURDERS’ | UK | News

Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov have been named as the Russian state agents who have been accused of trying to assassinate ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury last March. Earlier this week the two claimed they had visited Salisbury as tourists to see the “world famous” historic cathedral. But Mr Johnson poured scorn on their claims at a dinner hosted by the American enterprise Institute. He said: “ I’ll say it now — those two guys on Russian TV are murderers. And if they dispute that fact,…

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British university to spend £3.4million on gender-neutral toilets | UK | News

The new toilets will be available to people who identify as non-binary and/or do not identify as either male or female, as well as males and females. News of the refurbishment, which will take four years to complete, was shared on Twitter by the university’s equality, liberation and access officer, Sally Patterson. She wrote: “Exciting news, @BristolUni be investing about £3.4million to refurbish University toilets, including creating gender neutral bathrooms. “This will mean that both students and staff will have access to toilets where they feel comfortable, anywhere on campus!”…

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D-Day veteran completes first high-level skydive since Normandy in june 1944 | UK | News

During the Second World War, Mr Read was a 20-year-old wireless operator and part of the Parachute Brigade landing in Normandy on June 6 1944. To avoid attack during war time, parachuting would take place as close to the ground as possible. “On that morning at 00.50 hours I parachuted into Normandy and 30 seconds later I was on the ground,” Mr Read said. “It was a very different experience to the one I just had. “This was my first high-level skydive and whilst I was a little nervous I…

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Mark Carney warns workers may NOT have option of RETIRING | UK | News

Increasing automation of jobs represents a Fourth Industrial Revolution which threatens a 10th of UK posts and 15% in Ireland, Mr Carney told an audience at the Republic’s Central Bank in Dublin. He said: “Unlike in the previous industrial revolutions, the more rapid pace of adjustment and longer working lives means workers may not have the option of retiring. “This raises risks of substantial skills mismatch, leading to increased structural unemployment and adverse macroeconomic outcomes.” He delivered his lecture after warning British Government ministers that house prices could crash by…

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