SNP news: Alex Salmond could end Nicola Sturgeon’s career over claims FM broke ministerial | UK | News

The First Minister of Scotland gave evidence to Holyrood’s Harassment Complaints Committee which is examining the Scottish Government’s handling of harassment complaints against Alex Salmond. It comes after the SNP led Scottish Government paid out £500,000 to the former politician after they conceded a judicial review case brought by the former first minister in January 2019. Mr Salmond claimed Ms Sturgeon had breached the code because she failed to inform the civil service of two meetings she had with him. A spokesperson for Nicola Sturgeon has hit back saying the First…

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ‘looking for things to buy’ to avoid huge US tax bill | UK | News

Prince Harry faced a “monumental tax bill”, it was recently reported. The Duke of Sussex, who relocated to the US with wife Meghan Markle and their son, Archie Harrison, in May, is legally obliged to pay taxes in the country once he has lived there for 183 days. Top LA tax lawyer David Holtz said back in October: “You can safely assume that someone at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is looking very closely at him. This is a big deal.” Since moving to the US, Meghan and Harry have…

Nicola Sturgeon’s EU ambitions derailed by Spain MEP: ‘Your economy is a problem!’ | UK | News

Debate on whether Scotland can join the EU, and how long the country would have to wait, has been fierce in Holyrood. The SNP have raged against the UK’s decision to vote for Brexit, and has called for a second independence referendum with the hope Scotland can return to Brussels as an EU member state. One European country at the centre of the debate is Spain – where its own grappling with Catalonia over independence has raised fears Madrid may block Ms Sturgeon‘s EU plans. This was highlighted when Conservative…

Brexit news: UK told to consider ‘retaliatory measures’ to ‘undermine Macron’ | UK | News

Speaking today, Cabinet Office minister, Michael Gove warned businesses to prepare for additional disruption at both Dover and Calais in the coming weeks. Although he claimed the Government would “redouble” their efforts to make sure there is as little delay as possible from the UK side, he admitted disruption may occur in the coming weeks. Commenting on the essential Dover-Calais route, emeritus professor of international history at the London School of Economics, Alan Sked claimed measures must now be taken against France. Professor Sked said: “Port authorities have been warned…

Brexit regret as Germans warn UK’s departure a heavy blow: ‘Bells are tolling!’ | UK | News

The Brexit trade deal, signed after arduous negotiations, was greeted with relief in both Brussels and London last month. However, while the EU and the UK have both expressed the need for a strong partnership across the Channel – sledging has already resumed as European media warn the UK will lose out as a result of Brexit. Editor of German magazine Der Spiegel, Markus Becker, said Brexit will be a heavy blow to the UK while boasting that the EU will enjoy more freedom. He said: “The EU will be…

NHS crisis: How busy are hospitals really? | UK | News

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the NHS was at great risk of becoming overwhelmed when he announced the lockdown on Monday. Winter is normally a very busy time for the NHS anyway as it coincides with the peak of flu season, which is why patients often face long waiting times for care and ambulances. Ambulances and care services are stretched, struggling to get patients into emergency departments. But this year, the system is facing added pressure of preventing the Covid-19 virus from spreading between patients. How busy are hospitals really?…

EuroMillions results January 8 live: What are tonight’s winning lottery numbers? | UK | News

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Flights: Ryanair boss warns covid test rules will see flights ‘cancelled’ and UK ‘cut off’ | Travel News | Travel

Ryanair Chief Executive Officer Michael O’Leary has slammed new “shambolic” covid testing measures in the UK this afternoon. He claimed that the new pre-arrival coronavirus test rules will result in swathes of flights been cancelled. “The reality is that airlines, including Ryanair… and others, will essentially ground almost all of their flights for the foreseeable future,” he told BBC News. “Therefore you’re going to collapse forward bookings for the airlines and the ferry companies and if we have no forward bookings we have to cancel the flights.” He added that travellers…

Cold Weather Payment: New postcodes triggered today – full list of postcodes from DWP | Personal Finance | Finance

Britons who are currently experiencing very cold weather could be set to get a payment of £25 to help them through the period. The Cold Weather Payment scheme runs from November 1 to March 31 each year. During this time, if the average temperature in a particular area is recorded as, or forecast to be, zero degrees celsius or below over seven consecutive days, a person may get a payment. This is £25 for each seven days period of very cold weather. It’s important to note the payment differs to…

Coronavirus UK update: Latest symptoms include headache and sore throat

PM Boris Johnson called a press conference last night to update the public on the ongoing vaccination campaign, which will be supported by the army. While the news is welcomed, it will provide little comfort for frontline workers, who are currently over overwhelmed with a deluge of daily deaths and cases. Illustrating the all-consuming impact of the current wave, a Croydon GP said she “eats, sleeps, thinks Covid“. What are the main symptoms of coronavirus? According to the NHS, the main symptoms of coronavirus are: A high temperature – this…