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Liverpool ‘bogus’ nurse Marie McGinty running Botox clinic


A bogus nurse is running a cosmetic clinic offering Botox and dermal filler treatments, according to a BBC investigation. Marie McGinty describes herself as an aesthetics nurse practitioner, nurse prescriber and midwife. But according to the Nursing and Midwifery Council, there is no record of Ms McGinty being registered. She has failed to respond to […]

May 31st, 2015 | Posted in England,News | Read More »

Condition of couple hit by bus improves


The condition of an elderly couple who were seriously injured by a bus in the centre of Glasgow has improved. The woman, 72, and the man, 76, were struck by a double-decker First Glasgow service, at the corner of Argyle and Queen Street, at 14:30 on Friday. Both were removed from under the wheels of […]

May 30th, 2015 | Posted in News,Scotland | Read More »

Coronation Street star Anne Kirkbride to be remembered


A memorial service for Coronation Street actress Anne Kirkbride is taking place at Manchester Cathedral. Kirkbride was one of the ITV soap’s most familiar characters, playing husky-voiced Deirdre Barlow for 42 years. She died in January, aged 60, after a short illness. Cast members William Roache and Beverley Callard will be among the actors attending […]

May 30th, 2015 | Posted in England,News | Read More »

Widow’s plea over Legionnaire’s warning on compost bags


The widow of the first Scot to contract Legionnaire’s disease from compost has made an emotional plea for stronger warning labels on bags. Margaret Murphy’s husband Andrew died in 2014 from leukaemia. His immune system was left badly weakened after he got Legionnaire’s from compost in 2008. She said stronger warning labels could avoid more […]

May 29th, 2015 | Posted in News,Scotland | Read More »

Nahid Almanea and James Attfield murders: Boy arrested


A 16-year-old boy has been arrested over the murders of two people in Colchester. Saudi national Nahid Almanea, 31, was stabbed 16 times as she walked to the University of Essex campus last June. James Attfield, 33, was found with 102 knife wounds in Castle Park last March. Essex Police said the boy, from Colchester, […]

May 29th, 2015 | Posted in England,News | Read More »

More powers Scotland Bill published at Westminster


Legislation giving more powers to the Scottish Parliament is due to begin its journey through Westminster. The Scotland Bill, outlined in the Queen’s Speech, could become law by February 2016 if approved by MPs. David Cameron said the legislation would make Scotland the most powerful devolved assembly anywhere in the world. But the SNP has […]

May 28th, 2015 | Posted in News,Scotland | Read More »

Methodist Church apologises for abuse spanning decades


The UK’s Methodist Church has made a public apology after an investigation uncovered nearly 2,000 reported cases of abuse – including 914 allegations involving sexual abuse. The independent inquiry looked at the Church’s response to complaints and allegations dating back to 1950. General secretary, the Revd Dr Martyn Atkins, said abuse would “remain a deep […]

May 28th, 2015 | Posted in England,News | Read More »

Alistair Carmichael gets local Lib Dem party backing


Orkney and Shetland MP Alistair Carmichael has received the backing of his local party amid calls for him to resign. Mr Carmichael admitted he backed the leaking of a memo during the election campaign which wrongly suggested that Nicola Sturgeon wanted David Cameron as prime minister. He previously said he had not been aware of […]

May 27th, 2015 | Posted in News,Scotland | Read More »

Zakariya Ashiq jailed for six years for trying to join Islamic State


A British man who attempted to join Islamic State in Syria has been jailed for six years. Zakariya Ashiq, 20, from Coventry, was found guilty of two counts of preparing acts of terrorism at the Old Bailey on Tuesday. He was arrested at Heathrow Airport in November after failing to cross into Syria from Jordan. […]

May 27th, 2015 | Posted in England,News | Read More »

Nicola Sturgeon attacks Westminster spending cuts


First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has used a speech in Edinburgh to attack the “scale and speed” of spending cuts planned by the UK government. Speaking ahead of the Queen’s Speech, the SNP leader also reiterated her party’s support for Britain’s continued membership of the European Union. She made the speech on a visit to Heart […]

May 26th, 2015 | Posted in News,Scotland | Read More »