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Islandeering: The woman walking on the edge of hidden islands

Islandeering: The woman walking on the edge of hidden islands

Islandeering shares the same psychology as climbing to the summit of a mountain, according to Lisa Drewe, the woman who invented the term. She says: “People never really start out with the aim of just going half way up a mountain.” And for Lisa, the same “completist” urge applies to […]

Newspaper headlines: Is cross-party Brexit deal ‘99% done‘?

Newspaper headlines: Is cross-party Brexit deal ‘99% done‘?

reports that Theresa May has held secret discussions with aides and ministers over another EU referendum. It would offer a choice of a Brexit deal, a no deal scenario or remain. Sources say it would only become relevant if talks with Labour collapse and Parliament forced a fresh public vote. […]

St Abbs ‘twinned‘ with Avengers village

St Abbs ‘twinned‘ with Avengers village

Signs have been created proclaiming that the Borders village of St Abbs is twinned with the fictional movie village New Asgard. The film Avengers: Endgame features New Asgard, and location filming took place at St Abbs. The lifeboat station was branded New Asgard Lifeboat Station during filming. Scottish Borders Council […]

Waste collection costs double after firm‘s collapse

Waste collection costs double after firm‘s collapse

The cost of collecting hospital medical waste in Scotland has more than doubled since the collapse of Healthcare Environmental Services, figures show. The Lanarkshire-based company went to the wall after becoming embroiled in a . Contingency measures to remove waste from every hospital, GP surgery, dental practice and pharmacy in […]

Man arrested in Bootle murder probe

Man arrested in Bootle murder probe

A man has been arrested over what police described as a “truly shocking” suspected murder in Merseyside. The victim, in his 30s, was found with life-threatening injuries in Monfa Road, Bootle, shortly before 01:55 BST. He was taken to hospital and died a short time later. Merseyside Police arrested a […]

Line of Duty finale draws biggest audience of 2019 so far

Line of Duty finale draws biggest audience of 2019 so far

More than nine million viewers tuned into the final episode of Line of Duty on Sunday, giving it the biggest overnight audience of 2019 so far. The tense conclusion to the One drama‘s fifth series attracted an average audience of 9.1 million, according to overnight figures. Charlotte Moore, the ‘s […]

Cryptic pregnancy: ‘I had two seconds to prepare‘

Cryptic pregnancy: ‘I had two seconds to prepare‘

Hundreds of babies each year are born in the UK to mothers who didn‘t know they were pregnant. Klara Dollan was one of those to experience a so-called cryptic pregnancy. She told Radio 5 Live‘s Nihal Arthanayake about a day which started unremarkably and ended with her becoming a mother. […]

Lewis Capaldi: I don‘t think I‘m a pop star

Lewis Capaldi: I don‘t think I‘m a pop star

For a man with the biggest sad song of the year, some of Lewis Capaldi‘s social media posts have been among the funniest. There was the time when the Scots singer-songwriter – who topped the charts for seven weeks with Someone You Loved – filmed himself walking up and down […]

Football racism: ‘Monkey chants aimed at children‘

Football racism: ‘Monkey chants aimed at children‘

Footballers as young as seven have experienced racist abuse at matches, a new anti-discrimination group has said. The Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Football Forum (BFF) has begun collating grassroots experiences of discrimination from across the country. Vice chair Ahmed Maravia, who runs a club in Leicester, said “little kids” […]

Boy, 13, dies after Great Orme Llandudno sea rescue

Boy, 13, dies after Great Orme Llandudno sea rescue

A 13-year-old boy has died after being pulled out of the sea off the coast of Llandudno. The coastguard pulled the child from the water at Pigeon‘s Cove, Great Orme, just after 21:20 BST on Saturday, following a 999 call at about 20:55. He was airlifted to hospital in Bangor […]