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Scottish prisoners forced to double-up in cells

More than 1,400 prisoners in Scotland have had to share a single cell with another inmate, according to the justice secretary. Humza Yousaf revealed the figures in a letter to Labour justice spokesman Daniel Johnson. They showed 12% of Scotland’s single cells have had more than one prisoner. The Scottish Prison Service said prisoners had […]

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Cambridge time expert fears sundials are ‘old hat’

Image caption Dr King has designed dozens of sundials around the world A self-confessed “time enthusiast” says getting young people to love sundials is an “uphill struggle”. Dr Frank King, a Cambridge academic, is the mathematical brain behind some of the country’s most striking timepieces. The 76-year-old, who is also chair of the British Sundial […]

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Bloodsports videos taken down from Facebook and YouTube

Image copyright YouTube Image caption YouTube said it had removed content that broke its policy guidelines but the BBC found some footage remains on the site Facebook and YouTube have taken down content promoting illegal animal bloodsports following an investigation by the BBC’s Countryfile programme. But both websites still host users who feature graphic videos […]


The sound-editor mum up for an Oscar

Image caption Nina Hartstone has spent more than 25 years working in the film business At home, Nina Hartstone juggles caring for three children, co-chairing the PTA and feeding the cat. At work, she’s a Bafta-winning sound-editor who is off to Hollywood to see if she can add an Oscar to her collection of awards […]

US & World

Catalan separatists stage mass protest in Barcelona

Image copyright Reuters Image caption It’s thought around 200,000 Catalan separatists were at the protest Demonstrators have marched en masse through Barcelona in protest at the trial of Catalan separatist leaders. Some 200,000 people took to the streets, waving Catalan flags and shouting pro-separatist slogans in support of the 12 leaders on trial. The trial, […]