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Opinion: Struan Stevenson: Sturgeon's easing of lockdown is too little, too late

Opinion: Struan Stevenson: Sturgeon's easing of lockdown is too little, too late

THERE comes a point when the sun is shining, the skies are blue and the parks, hedgerows and roadsides are bursting with life, that the never-ending… Read full article: Opinion: Struan Stevenson: Sturgeon's ea...→

Opinion: Struan Stevenson: Sturgeon's easing of lockdown is too little, too late

Opinion: Struan Stevenson: Sturgeon's easing of lockdown is too little, too late

THERE comes a point when the sun is shining, the skies are blue and the parks, hedgerows and roadsides are bursting with life, that the never-ending… Read full article: Opinion: Struan Stevenson: Sturgeon's ea...→

Garden centres in Scotland set to reopen as lockdown easing due to begin

Garden centres across Scotland are getting set to reopen their doors in anticipation of a relaxation of lockdown rules beginning on Friday. Read full article: Garden centres in Scotland set to reopen...→

Johnson's further easing of lockdown for south of Border due tomorrow with expected phased reopening of schools

Johnson's further easing of lockdown for south of Border due tomorrow with expected phased reopening of schools

BORIS Johnson's plans to ease the lockdown south of the Border will be confirmed tomorrow in an official review that Downing Street expects will… Read full article: Johnson's further easing of lockdown for...→

Opinion: Virtual chemsex is on the rise in lockdown – but that doesn't mean it's safe

Opinion: Virtual chemsex is on the rise in lockdown – but that doesn't mean it's safe

The move to virtual sex sounds like a safer option as it reduces the risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases, but virtual activity makes it harder to [...] Read full article: Opinion: Virtual chemsex is on the rise ...→

FTSE 100 LIVE: Oil prices rise on supply cut hopes amid easing of coronavirus lockdown

FTSE 100 LIVE: Oil prices rise on supply cut hopes amid easing of coronavirus lockdown

OIL prices climbed on Tuesday, boosted by increasing faith in the market that producers will to stick to commitments to cut crude supply while demand picks up [...] Read full article: FTSE 100 LIVE: Oil prices rise on supply...→

Fancy a pint? Five ways Europe is easing lockdown

Fancy a pint? Five ways Europe is easing lockdown

Jogging in a Madrid park, having a Czech beer, taking a Greek ferry - Europe is opening up more. Read full article: Fancy a pint? Five ways Europe is easing...→

Cruise update: Spain and Australia extend cruise ship ban despite easing lockdown rules

Cruise update: Spain and Australia extend cruise ship ban despite easing lockdown rules

CRUISES across the world have been forced to put their operations on hold due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis. But as lockdown begins to ease in holiday hots [...] Read full article: Cruise update: Spain and Australia exten...→

Opinion: Why the Dutch ‘sex buddy’ coronavirus lockdown advice shouldn’t be seen as a joke

Opinion: Why the Dutch ‘sex buddy’ coronavirus lockdown advice shouldn’t be seen as a joke

We have all been deprived of many things during this pandemic. Single people deserve a chance at physical contact as the lockdown begins to be eased Read full article: Opinion: Why the Dutch ‘sex buddy’ coron...→

Opinion: How lockdown brought my estranged father back into my life after years of fighting

Opinion: How lockdown brought my estranged father back into my life after years of fighting

Although I’ll never forgive him for the years of neglect, the pandemic has highlighted the importance of accepting him for who he is, even if it’s not who I wa [...] Read full article: Opinion: How lockdown brought my estrang...→

Opinion: The government can’t just follow the science – we need ethics to guide us out of lockdown

Opinion: The government can’t just follow the science – we need ethics to guide us out of lockdown

To determine the right map to follow we need leadership that openly and transparently consults with ethicists to determine the best, most ethical, way for our [...] Read full article: Opinion: The government can’t just follo...→

Opinion: The five things we will always associate with lockdown, and may even miss

Opinion: The five things we will always associate with lockdown, and may even miss

Ask us what lockdown was at the start of the year and we may have hazarded a guess at a daytime quiz show, or what you do when a submarine has a leak, writes K [...] Read full article: Opinion: The five things we will always ...→

Opinion: Uzma Mir: When it comes to lockdown and Eid, let's ca'canny

Opinion: Uzma Mir: When it comes to lockdown and Eid, let's ca'canny

THIS weekend is the Big One. After 30 days of dawn to dusk fasting, Scotland’s Muslims would usually go into overdrive with a frenzy of food, a… Read full article: Opinion: Uzma Mir: When it comes to lock...→

How can anyone accuse the Government of being reckless over easing lockdown?

How can anyone accuse the Government of being reckless over easing lockdown?

CAN anyone still seriously maintain that the Government is recklessly keen to lift the lockdown? It now looks over-cautious. Scotland’s restrictions will be re [...] Read full article: How can anyone accuse the Government of ...→

Easing of lockdown restrictions is full of loopholes for Dominic Cummings and co – Bill Jamieson

Some shops, deemed ‘essential’, will be allowed to re-open sooner than others but the reasons are far from clear, writes Bill Jamieson. Read full article: Easing of lockdown restrictions is full ...→

Governing body of motocross in Ulster rules out return until final stage of NI Executive's plan for easing lockdown

The governing body of off-road motorcycle sport in Ulster says it does not anticipate any racing will take place ‘before Stage 5 of the Northern Ireland Execut [...] Read full article: Governing body of motocross in Ulster ru...→

Opinion: Lockdown is dangerous for Rohingya refugee women and girls

Opinion: Lockdown is dangerous for Rohingya refugee women and girls

A young woman that I helped recently needed nine stitches after her neighbour’s husband slashed the soles of her feet with a knife – during an argument over hy [...] Read full article: Opinion: Lockdown is dangerous for Rohin...→

UK ready to move to phase two from next week with more lockdown easing

UK ready to move to phase two from next week with more lockdown easing

Family 'bubbles' could be extended, while non-essential shops and schools will start reopening from June 1. Read full article: UK ready to move to phase two from next ...→

Coronavirus: Nicola Sturgeon backtracks on contact tracer target as lockdown set to lift

Coronavirus: Nicola Sturgeon backtracks on contact tracer target as lockdown set to lift

NICOLA Sturgeon has backtracked on a commitment to secure 2,000 contact tracers by next month – suggesting that number will not… Read full article: Coronavirus: Nicola Sturgeon backtracks ...→

Boris Johnson confirms primary schools WILL open on June 1 as UK moves to Phase 2 of lockdown easing

Boris Johnson confirms primary schools WILL open on June 1 as UK moves to Phase 2 of lockdown easing

BORIS Johnson has tonight announced that schools WILL open to younger pupils on June 1. During this evening’s daily press conference, the Prime Minister also u [...] Read full article: Boris Johnson confirms primary schools W...→

New coronavirus lockdown easing plans 'to allow garden parties and open markets'

New coronavirus lockdown easing plans 'to allow garden parties and open markets'

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce the next stage of his Covid-19 lockdown plans during a press conference from Downing Street on Tuesday Read full article: New coronavirus lockdown easing plans 't...→

Nicola Sturgeon told to RESIGN as she releases latest Scottish lockdown rules

Nicola Sturgeon told to RESIGN as she releases latest Scottish lockdown rules

NICOLA Sturgeon is facing calls to resign after she urged people to stay at home during the Coronavirus lockdown. Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon told to RESIGN as she re...→

Opinion: Lockdown reinforced the bond between me and my son when we needed it most

Opinion: Lockdown reinforced the bond between me and my son when we needed it most

Before, the gap between me and my son was already beyond socially distant. I was delighted when that started changing for the better Read full article: Opinion: Lockdown reinforced the bond be...→

Nicola Sturgeon lockdown strategy dismantled - Scotland has 'given up' on SNP leader

Nicola Sturgeon lockdown strategy dismantled - Scotland has 'given up' on SNP leader

NICOLA STURGEON has come under attack as the SNP leader continues to refuse to follow Boris Johnson's lead over the easing of coronavirus lockdown measures in [...] Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon lockdown strategy disman...→

Nicola Sturgeon faces call to quicken Scotland’s route map out of coronavirus lockdown

Nicola Sturgeon faces call to quicken Scotland’s route map out of coronavirus lockdown

The SNP’s confusing messages, lack of testing and overly cautious lockdown is holding Scotland’s economy back, the Scottish secretary has said.Alister Jack urg [...] Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon faces call to quicken Sc...→

'Confusing!' Nicola Sturgeon under fire over roadmap out of Scotland coronavirus lockdown

'Confusing!' Nicola Sturgeon under fire over roadmap out of Scotland coronavirus lockdown

NICOLA STURGEON'S roadmap out of Scotland's lockdown restrictions have been criticised as "confusing" after the Scottish First Minister broke away from the UK- [...] Read full article: 'Confusing!' Nicola Sturgeon under fire ...→

Coronavirus in Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon calls for four-day week as she eases lockdown

Coronavirus in Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon calls for four-day week as she eases lockdown

Nicola Sturgeon has urged businesses to give workers a four-day week as Scotland emerges from lockdown.The first minister suggested that new working practices [...] Read full article: Coronavirus in Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon...→

Coronavirus in Scotland LIVE: Nicola Sturgeon set to announce easing of lockdown in Scotland

Last updated: Thursday, 28 May, 2020, 06:55... The Scottish Government's test, trace and isolate programme - labelled Test and Protect - will go live from Thur [...] Read full article: Coronavirus in Scotland LIVE: Nicola Stu...→

Sturgeon to reveal if Scotland will ease lockdown restrictions

Sturgeon to reveal if Scotland will ease lockdown restrictions

The First Minister could decide on Thursday to move the country on to phase one of its four-part plan to relax the rules. Read full article: Sturgeon to reveal if Scotland will ease...→

Fears for safety as crowds flock to beaches with easing of lockdown

Fears for safety as crowds flock to beaches with easing of lockdown

Mark Dowie, the chief executive of the RNLI, has said the lifting of lockdown restrictions in England has put the charity in an "impossible situation" Read full article: Fears for safety as crowds flock to beac...→

What else is expected to happen in step two of easing UK lockdown

What else is expected to happen in step two of easing UK lockdown

Schools, markets, car showrooms, sporting and cultural events and public transport are all impacted Read full article: What else is expected to happen in step ...→

PM bids to deflect from Cummings row with lockdown easing plans - LIVE

PM bids to deflect from Cummings row with lockdown easing plans - LIVE

The Government is hoping to deflect from the controversy around Dominic Cummings's alleged breach of coronavirus restrictions  as it prepares to lay out plans [...] Read full article: PM bids to deflect from Cummings row wit...→

‘Genuine danger’ Covid-19 could spread again as lockdown lifted – Sturgeon

‘Genuine danger’ Covid-19 could spread again as lockdown lifted – Sturgeon

The First Minister was joined at the daily briefing by Health Secretary Jeane Freeman and interim chief medical officer Dr Gregor Smith. Read full article: ‘Genuine danger’ Covid-19 could spread a...→

Nicola Sturgeon accused of failing state-school pupils during Coronavirus lockdown

Nicola Sturgeon accused of failing state-school pupils during Coronavirus lockdown

STATE-run schools in Scotland are failing during the Coronavirus lockdown because of a "lack of leadership", critics say. Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon accused of failing state...→

How public toilets offer a lockdown-easing dilemma

How public toilets offer a lockdown-easing dilemma

Going back to ‘normal’ is already unnerving, but the prospect of having to use a shared bathroom is another level, writes Marc Fisher Read full article: How public toilets offer a lockdown-easi...→

Fisheries not off the hook yet under lockdown easing plan, says Aberdeenshire fishery manager | Press and Journal

Fisheries not off the hook yet under lockdown easing plan, says Aberdeenshire fishery manager | Press and Journal

The Scottish Government’s advice of not travelling further than five miles during the first phase of easing lockdown restrictions means rural fisheries aren’t [...] Read full article: Fisheries not off the hook yet under loc...→

Nicola Sturgeon: Time right for Scotland to lift lockdown despite static infection rate

Nicola Sturgeon: Time right for Scotland to lift lockdown despite static infection rate

NICOLA Sturgeon has stressed that Scotland was still right to hold on before starting to the lift the lockdown – despite the infection rate not… Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon: Time right for Scotland...→

Coronavirus in Scotland: Long road back for businesses despite lockdown easing

Coronavirus in Scotland: Long road back for businesses despite lockdown easing

Much of Scotland’s economy will remain mothballed even as the lockdown begins to ease, and a return to “business as usual” is months away, say industry groups. [...] Read full article: Coronavirus in Scotland: Long road back ...→

Garden centres in Scotland set to reopen as lockdown easing due to begin

Garden centres across Scotland are getting set to reopen their doors in anticipation of a relaxation of lockdown rules beginning on Friday. Read full article: Garden centres in Scotland set to reopen...→

Coronavirus in Scotland LIVE: Nicola Sturgeon set to announce easing of lockdown in Scotland

Last updated: Thursday, 28 May, 2020, 06:55... The Scottish Government's test, trace and isolate programme - labelled Test and Protect - will go live from Thur [...] Read full article: Coronavirus in Scotland LIVE: Nicola Stu...→

Fears for safety as crowds flock to beaches with easing of lockdown

Fears for safety as crowds flock to beaches with easing of lockdown

Mark Dowie, the chief executive of the RNLI, has said the lifting of lockdown restrictions in England has put the charity in an "impossible situation" Read full article: Fears for safety as crowds flock to beac...→

What else is expected to happen in step two of easing UK lockdown

What else is expected to happen in step two of easing UK lockdown

Schools, markets, car showrooms, sporting and cultural events and public transport are all impacted Read full article: What else is expected to happen in step ...→

Opinion: Lockdown is dangerous for Rohingya refugee women and girls

Opinion: Lockdown is dangerous for Rohingya refugee women and girls

A young woman that I helped recently needed nine stitches after her neighbour’s husband slashed the soles of her feet with a knife – during an argument over hy [...] Read full article: Opinion: Lockdown is dangerous for Rohin...→

FTSE 100 LIVE: Oil prices rise on supply cut hopes amid easing of coronavirus lockdown

FTSE 100 LIVE: Oil prices rise on supply cut hopes amid easing of coronavirus lockdown

OIL prices climbed on Tuesday, boosted by increasing faith in the market that producers will to stick to commitments to cut crude supply while demand picks up [...] Read full article: FTSE 100 LIVE: Oil prices rise on supply...→

‘Genuine danger’ Covid-19 could spread again as lockdown lifted – Sturgeon

‘Genuine danger’ Covid-19 could spread again as lockdown lifted – Sturgeon

The First Minister was joined at the daily briefing by Health Secretary Jeane Freeman and interim chief medical officer Dr Gregor Smith. Read full article: ‘Genuine danger’ Covid-19 could spread a...→

Coronavirus: Nicola Sturgeon backtracks on contact tracer target as lockdown set to lift

Coronavirus: Nicola Sturgeon backtracks on contact tracer target as lockdown set to lift

NICOLA Sturgeon has backtracked on a commitment to secure 2,000 contact tracers by next month – suggesting that number will not… Read full article: Coronavirus: Nicola Sturgeon backtracks ...→

New coronavirus lockdown easing plans 'to allow garden parties and open markets'

New coronavirus lockdown easing plans 'to allow garden parties and open markets'

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce the next stage of his Covid-19 lockdown plans during a press conference from Downing Street on Tuesday Read full article: New coronavirus lockdown easing plans 't...→

Opinion: Why the Dutch ‘sex buddy’ coronavirus lockdown advice shouldn’t be seen as a joke

Opinion: Why the Dutch ‘sex buddy’ coronavirus lockdown advice shouldn’t be seen as a joke

We have all been deprived of many things during this pandemic. Single people deserve a chance at physical contact as the lockdown begins to be eased Read full article: Opinion: Why the Dutch ‘sex buddy’ coron...→

Opinion: Lockdown reinforced the bond between me and my son when we needed it most

Opinion: Lockdown reinforced the bond between me and my son when we needed it most

Before, the gap between me and my son was already beyond socially distant. I was delighted when that started changing for the better Read full article: Opinion: Lockdown reinforced the bond be...→

Opinion: The government can’t just follow the science – we need ethics to guide us out of lockdown

Opinion: The government can’t just follow the science – we need ethics to guide us out of lockdown

To determine the right map to follow we need leadership that openly and transparently consults with ethicists to determine the best, most ethical, way for our [...] Read full article: Opinion: The government can’t just follo...→

Fisheries not off the hook yet under lockdown easing plan, says Aberdeenshire fishery manager | Press and Journal

Fisheries not off the hook yet under lockdown easing plan, says Aberdeenshire fishery manager | Press and Journal

The Scottish Government’s advice of not travelling further than five miles during the first phase of easing lockdown restrictions means rural fisheries aren’t [...] Read full article: Fisheries not off the hook yet under loc...→

Nicola Sturgeon faces call to quicken Scotland’s route map out of coronavirus lockdown

Nicola Sturgeon faces call to quicken Scotland’s route map out of coronavirus lockdown

The SNP’s confusing messages, lack of testing and overly cautious lockdown is holding Scotland’s economy back, the Scottish secretary has said.Alister Jack urg [...] Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon faces call to quicken Sc...→

Coronavirus in Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon calls for four-day week as she eases lockdown

Coronavirus in Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon calls for four-day week as she eases lockdown

Nicola Sturgeon has urged businesses to give workers a four-day week as Scotland emerges from lockdown.The first minister suggested that new working practices [...] Read full article: Coronavirus in Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon...→

How can anyone accuse the Government of being reckless over easing lockdown?

How can anyone accuse the Government of being reckless over easing lockdown?

CAN anyone still seriously maintain that the Government is recklessly keen to lift the lockdown? It now looks over-cautious. Scotland’s restrictions will be re [...] Read full article: How can anyone accuse the Government of ...→

Easing of lockdown restrictions is full of loopholes for Dominic Cummings and co – Bill Jamieson

Some shops, deemed ‘essential’, will be allowed to re-open sooner than others but the reasons are far from clear, writes Bill Jamieson. Read full article: Easing of lockdown restrictions is full ...→

Sturgeon to reveal if Scotland will ease lockdown restrictions

Sturgeon to reveal if Scotland will ease lockdown restrictions

The First Minister could decide on Thursday to move the country on to phase one of its four-part plan to relax the rules. Read full article: Sturgeon to reveal if Scotland will ease...→

Governing body of motocross in Ulster rules out return until final stage of NI Executive's plan for easing lockdown

The governing body of off-road motorcycle sport in Ulster says it does not anticipate any racing will take place ‘before Stage 5 of the Northern Ireland Execut [...] Read full article: Governing body of motocross in Ulster ru...→

Johnson's further easing of lockdown for south of Border due tomorrow with expected phased reopening of schools

Johnson's further easing of lockdown for south of Border due tomorrow with expected phased reopening of schools

BORIS Johnson's plans to ease the lockdown south of the Border will be confirmed tomorrow in an official review that Downing Street expects will… Read full article: Johnson's further easing of lockdown for...→

Opinion: Virtual chemsex is on the rise in lockdown – but that doesn't mean it's safe

Opinion: Virtual chemsex is on the rise in lockdown – but that doesn't mean it's safe

The move to virtual sex sounds like a safer option as it reduces the risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases, but virtual activity makes it harder to [...] Read full article: Opinion: Virtual chemsex is on the rise ...→

PM bids to deflect from Cummings row with lockdown easing plans - LIVE

PM bids to deflect from Cummings row with lockdown easing plans - LIVE

The Government is hoping to deflect from the controversy around Dominic Cummings's alleged breach of coronavirus restrictions  as it prepares to lay out plans [...] Read full article: PM bids to deflect from Cummings row wit...→

UK ready to move to phase two from next week with more lockdown easing

UK ready to move to phase two from next week with more lockdown easing

Family 'bubbles' could be extended, while non-essential shops and schools will start reopening from June 1. Read full article: UK ready to move to phase two from next ...→

Fancy a pint? Five ways Europe is easing lockdown

Fancy a pint? Five ways Europe is easing lockdown

Jogging in a Madrid park, having a Czech beer, taking a Greek ferry - Europe is opening up more. Read full article: Fancy a pint? Five ways Europe is easing...→

Boris Johnson confirms primary schools WILL open on June 1 as UK moves to Phase 2 of lockdown easing

Boris Johnson confirms primary schools WILL open on June 1 as UK moves to Phase 2 of lockdown easing

BORIS Johnson has tonight announced that schools WILL open to younger pupils on June 1. During this evening’s daily press conference, the Prime Minister also u [...] Read full article: Boris Johnson confirms primary schools W...→

Cruise update: Spain and Australia extend cruise ship ban despite easing lockdown rules

Cruise update: Spain and Australia extend cruise ship ban despite easing lockdown rules

CRUISES across the world have been forced to put their operations on hold due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis. But as lockdown begins to ease in holiday hots [...] Read full article: Cruise update: Spain and Australia exten...→

Nicola Sturgeon accused of failing state-school pupils during Coronavirus lockdown

Nicola Sturgeon accused of failing state-school pupils during Coronavirus lockdown

STATE-run schools in Scotland are failing during the Coronavirus lockdown because of a "lack of leadership", critics say. Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon accused of failing state...→

Nicola Sturgeon told to RESIGN as she releases latest Scottish lockdown rules

Nicola Sturgeon told to RESIGN as she releases latest Scottish lockdown rules

NICOLA Sturgeon is facing calls to resign after she urged people to stay at home during the Coronavirus lockdown. Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon told to RESIGN as she re...→

Opinion: How lockdown brought my estranged father back into my life after years of fighting

Opinion: How lockdown brought my estranged father back into my life after years of fighting

Although I’ll never forgive him for the years of neglect, the pandemic has highlighted the importance of accepting him for who he is, even if it’s not who I wa [...] Read full article: Opinion: How lockdown brought my estrang...→

How public toilets offer a lockdown-easing dilemma

How public toilets offer a lockdown-easing dilemma

Going back to ‘normal’ is already unnerving, but the prospect of having to use a shared bathroom is another level, writes Marc Fisher Read full article: How public toilets offer a lockdown-easi...→

Nicola Sturgeon lockdown strategy dismantled - Scotland has 'given up' on SNP leader

Nicola Sturgeon lockdown strategy dismantled - Scotland has 'given up' on SNP leader

NICOLA STURGEON has come under attack as the SNP leader continues to refuse to follow Boris Johnson's lead over the easing of coronavirus lockdown measures in [...] Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon lockdown strategy disman...→

Opinion: The five things we will always associate with lockdown, and may even miss

Opinion: The five things we will always associate with lockdown, and may even miss

Ask us what lockdown was at the start of the year and we may have hazarded a guess at a daytime quiz show, or what you do when a submarine has a leak, writes K [...] Read full article: Opinion: The five things we will always ...→

Nicola Sturgeon: Time right for Scotland to lift lockdown despite static infection rate

Nicola Sturgeon: Time right for Scotland to lift lockdown despite static infection rate

NICOLA Sturgeon has stressed that Scotland was still right to hold on before starting to the lift the lockdown – despite the infection rate not… Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon: Time right for Scotland...→

'Confusing!' Nicola Sturgeon under fire over roadmap out of Scotland coronavirus lockdown

'Confusing!' Nicola Sturgeon under fire over roadmap out of Scotland coronavirus lockdown

NICOLA STURGEON'S roadmap out of Scotland's lockdown restrictions have been criticised as "confusing" after the Scottish First Minister broke away from the UK- [...] Read full article: 'Confusing!' Nicola Sturgeon under fire ...→

Opinion: Uzma Mir: When it comes to lockdown and Eid, let's ca'canny

Opinion: Uzma Mir: When it comes to lockdown and Eid, let's ca'canny

THIS weekend is the Big One. After 30 days of dawn to dusk fasting, Scotland’s Muslims would usually go into overdrive with a frenzy of food, a… Read full article: Opinion: Uzma Mir: When it comes to lock...→

Coronavirus in Scotland: Long road back for businesses despite lockdown easing

Coronavirus in Scotland: Long road back for businesses despite lockdown easing

Much of Scotland’s economy will remain mothballed even as the lockdown begins to ease, and a return to “business as usual” is months away, say industry groups. [...] Read full article: Coronavirus in Scotland: Long road back ...→

Garden centres in Scotland set to reopen as lockdown easing due to begin

Garden centres across Scotland are getting set to reopen their doors in anticipation of a relaxation of lockdown rules beginning on Friday. Read full article: Garden centres in Scotland set to reopen...→

Easing of lockdown restrictions is full of loopholes for Dominic Cummings and co – Bill Jamieson

Some shops, deemed ‘essential’, will be allowed to re-open sooner than others but the reasons are far from clear, writes Bill Jamieson. Read full article: Easing of lockdown restrictions is full ...→

Coronavirus in Scotland LIVE: Nicola Sturgeon set to announce easing of lockdown in Scotland

Last updated: Thursday, 28 May, 2020, 06:55... The Scottish Government's test, trace and isolate programme - labelled Test and Protect - will go live from Thur [...] Read full article: Coronavirus in Scotland LIVE: Nicola Stu...→

Sturgeon to reveal if Scotland will ease lockdown restrictions

Sturgeon to reveal if Scotland will ease lockdown restrictions

The First Minister could decide on Thursday to move the country on to phase one of its four-part plan to relax the rules. Read full article: Sturgeon to reveal if Scotland will ease...→

Governing body of motocross in Ulster rules out return until final stage of NI Executive's plan for easing lockdown

The governing body of off-road motorcycle sport in Ulster says it does not anticipate any racing will take place ‘before Stage 5 of the Northern Ireland Execut [...] Read full article: Governing body of motocross in Ulster ru...→

Fears for safety as crowds flock to beaches with easing of lockdown

Fears for safety as crowds flock to beaches with easing of lockdown

Mark Dowie, the chief executive of the RNLI, has said the lifting of lockdown restrictions in England has put the charity in an "impossible situation" Read full article: Fears for safety as crowds flock to beac...→

Johnson's further easing of lockdown for south of Border due tomorrow with expected phased reopening of schools

Johnson's further easing of lockdown for south of Border due tomorrow with expected phased reopening of schools

BORIS Johnson's plans to ease the lockdown south of the Border will be confirmed tomorrow in an official review that Downing Street expects will… Read full article: Johnson's further easing of lockdown for...→

What else is expected to happen in step two of easing UK lockdown

What else is expected to happen in step two of easing UK lockdown

Schools, markets, car showrooms, sporting and cultural events and public transport are all impacted Read full article: What else is expected to happen in step ...→

Opinion: Virtual chemsex is on the rise in lockdown – but that doesn't mean it's safe

Opinion: Virtual chemsex is on the rise in lockdown – but that doesn't mean it's safe

The move to virtual sex sounds like a safer option as it reduces the risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases, but virtual activity makes it harder to [...] Read full article: Opinion: Virtual chemsex is on the rise ...→

Opinion: Lockdown is dangerous for Rohingya refugee women and girls

Opinion: Lockdown is dangerous for Rohingya refugee women and girls

A young woman that I helped recently needed nine stitches after her neighbour’s husband slashed the soles of her feet with a knife – during an argument over hy [...] Read full article: Opinion: Lockdown is dangerous for Rohin...→

PM bids to deflect from Cummings row with lockdown easing plans - LIVE

PM bids to deflect from Cummings row with lockdown easing plans - LIVE

The Government is hoping to deflect from the controversy around Dominic Cummings's alleged breach of coronavirus restrictions  as it prepares to lay out plans [...] Read full article: PM bids to deflect from Cummings row wit...→

FTSE 100 LIVE: Oil prices rise on supply cut hopes amid easing of coronavirus lockdown

FTSE 100 LIVE: Oil prices rise on supply cut hopes amid easing of coronavirus lockdown

OIL prices climbed on Tuesday, boosted by increasing faith in the market that producers will to stick to commitments to cut crude supply while demand picks up [...] Read full article: FTSE 100 LIVE: Oil prices rise on supply...→

UK ready to move to phase two from next week with more lockdown easing

UK ready to move to phase two from next week with more lockdown easing

Family 'bubbles' could be extended, while non-essential shops and schools will start reopening from June 1. Read full article: UK ready to move to phase two from next ...→

‘Genuine danger’ Covid-19 could spread again as lockdown lifted – Sturgeon

‘Genuine danger’ Covid-19 could spread again as lockdown lifted – Sturgeon

The First Minister was joined at the daily briefing by Health Secretary Jeane Freeman and interim chief medical officer Dr Gregor Smith. Read full article: ‘Genuine danger’ Covid-19 could spread a...→

Fancy a pint? Five ways Europe is easing lockdown

Fancy a pint? Five ways Europe is easing lockdown

Jogging in a Madrid park, having a Czech beer, taking a Greek ferry - Europe is opening up more. Read full article: Fancy a pint? Five ways Europe is easing...→

Coronavirus: Nicola Sturgeon backtracks on contact tracer target as lockdown set to lift

Coronavirus: Nicola Sturgeon backtracks on contact tracer target as lockdown set to lift

NICOLA Sturgeon has backtracked on a commitment to secure 2,000 contact tracers by next month – suggesting that number will not… Read full article: Coronavirus: Nicola Sturgeon backtracks ...→

Boris Johnson confirms primary schools WILL open on June 1 as UK moves to Phase 2 of lockdown easing

Boris Johnson confirms primary schools WILL open on June 1 as UK moves to Phase 2 of lockdown easing

BORIS Johnson has tonight announced that schools WILL open to younger pupils on June 1. During this evening’s daily press conference, the Prime Minister also u [...] Read full article: Boris Johnson confirms primary schools W...→

Cruise update: Spain and Australia extend cruise ship ban despite easing lockdown rules

Cruise update: Spain and Australia extend cruise ship ban despite easing lockdown rules

CRUISES across the world have been forced to put their operations on hold due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis. But as lockdown begins to ease in holiday hots [...] Read full article: Cruise update: Spain and Australia exten...→

New coronavirus lockdown easing plans 'to allow garden parties and open markets'

New coronavirus lockdown easing plans 'to allow garden parties and open markets'

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce the next stage of his Covid-19 lockdown plans during a press conference from Downing Street on Tuesday Read full article: New coronavirus lockdown easing plans 't...→

Nicola Sturgeon accused of failing state-school pupils during Coronavirus lockdown

Nicola Sturgeon accused of failing state-school pupils during Coronavirus lockdown

STATE-run schools in Scotland are failing during the Coronavirus lockdown because of a "lack of leadership", critics say. Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon accused of failing state...→

Opinion: Why the Dutch ‘sex buddy’ coronavirus lockdown advice shouldn’t be seen as a joke

Opinion: Why the Dutch ‘sex buddy’ coronavirus lockdown advice shouldn’t be seen as a joke

We have all been deprived of many things during this pandemic. Single people deserve a chance at physical contact as the lockdown begins to be eased Read full article: Opinion: Why the Dutch ‘sex buddy’ coron...→

Nicola Sturgeon told to RESIGN as she releases latest Scottish lockdown rules

Nicola Sturgeon told to RESIGN as she releases latest Scottish lockdown rules

NICOLA Sturgeon is facing calls to resign after she urged people to stay at home during the Coronavirus lockdown. Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon told to RESIGN as she re...→

Opinion: How lockdown brought my estranged father back into my life after years of fighting

Opinion: How lockdown brought my estranged father back into my life after years of fighting

Although I’ll never forgive him for the years of neglect, the pandemic has highlighted the importance of accepting him for who he is, even if it’s not who I wa [...] Read full article: Opinion: How lockdown brought my estrang...→

Opinion: Lockdown reinforced the bond between me and my son when we needed it most

Opinion: Lockdown reinforced the bond between me and my son when we needed it most

Before, the gap between me and my son was already beyond socially distant. I was delighted when that started changing for the better Read full article: Opinion: Lockdown reinforced the bond be...→

How public toilets offer a lockdown-easing dilemma

How public toilets offer a lockdown-easing dilemma

Going back to ‘normal’ is already unnerving, but the prospect of having to use a shared bathroom is another level, writes Marc Fisher Read full article: How public toilets offer a lockdown-easi...→

Opinion: The government can’t just follow the science – we need ethics to guide us out of lockdown

Opinion: The government can’t just follow the science – we need ethics to guide us out of lockdown

To determine the right map to follow we need leadership that openly and transparently consults with ethicists to determine the best, most ethical, way for our [...] Read full article: Opinion: The government can’t just follo...→

Nicola Sturgeon lockdown strategy dismantled - Scotland has 'given up' on SNP leader

Nicola Sturgeon lockdown strategy dismantled - Scotland has 'given up' on SNP leader

NICOLA STURGEON has come under attack as the SNP leader continues to refuse to follow Boris Johnson's lead over the easing of coronavirus lockdown measures in [...] Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon lockdown strategy disman...→

Fisheries not off the hook yet under lockdown easing plan, says Aberdeenshire fishery manager | Press and Journal

Fisheries not off the hook yet under lockdown easing plan, says Aberdeenshire fishery manager | Press and Journal

The Scottish Government’s advice of not travelling further than five miles during the first phase of easing lockdown restrictions means rural fisheries aren’t [...] Read full article: Fisheries not off the hook yet under loc...→

Opinion: The five things we will always associate with lockdown, and may even miss

Opinion: The five things we will always associate with lockdown, and may even miss

Ask us what lockdown was at the start of the year and we may have hazarded a guess at a daytime quiz show, or what you do when a submarine has a leak, writes K [...] Read full article: Opinion: The five things we will always ...→

Nicola Sturgeon faces call to quicken Scotland’s route map out of coronavirus lockdown

Nicola Sturgeon faces call to quicken Scotland’s route map out of coronavirus lockdown

The SNP’s confusing messages, lack of testing and overly cautious lockdown is holding Scotland’s economy back, the Scottish secretary has said.Alister Jack urg [...] Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon faces call to quicken Sc...→

Nicola Sturgeon: Time right for Scotland to lift lockdown despite static infection rate

Nicola Sturgeon: Time right for Scotland to lift lockdown despite static infection rate

NICOLA Sturgeon has stressed that Scotland was still right to hold on before starting to the lift the lockdown – despite the infection rate not… Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon: Time right for Scotland...→

'Confusing!' Nicola Sturgeon under fire over roadmap out of Scotland coronavirus lockdown

'Confusing!' Nicola Sturgeon under fire over roadmap out of Scotland coronavirus lockdown

NICOLA STURGEON'S roadmap out of Scotland's lockdown restrictions have been criticised as "confusing" after the Scottish First Minister broke away from the UK- [...] Read full article: 'Confusing!' Nicola Sturgeon under fire ...→

Opinion: Uzma Mir: When it comes to lockdown and Eid, let's ca'canny

Opinion: Uzma Mir: When it comes to lockdown and Eid, let's ca'canny

THIS weekend is the Big One. After 30 days of dawn to dusk fasting, Scotland’s Muslims would usually go into overdrive with a frenzy of food, a… Read full article: Opinion: Uzma Mir: When it comes to lock...→

Coronavirus in Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon calls for four-day week as she eases lockdown

Coronavirus in Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon calls for four-day week as she eases lockdown

Nicola Sturgeon has urged businesses to give workers a four-day week as Scotland emerges from lockdown.The first minister suggested that new working practices [...] Read full article: Coronavirus in Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon...→

Coronavirus in Scotland: Long road back for businesses despite lockdown easing

Coronavirus in Scotland: Long road back for businesses despite lockdown easing

Much of Scotland’s economy will remain mothballed even as the lockdown begins to ease, and a return to “business as usual” is months away, say industry groups. [...] Read full article: Coronavirus in Scotland: Long road back ...→

How can anyone accuse the Government of being reckless over easing lockdown?

How can anyone accuse the Government of being reckless over easing lockdown?

CAN anyone still seriously maintain that the Government is recklessly keen to lift the lockdown? It now looks over-cautious. Scotland’s restrictions will be re [...] Read full article: How can anyone accuse the Government of ...→