Sat. May 21st, 2022

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The Times claims that the Prime Minister has strengthened his team in an attempt to save his Prime Minister’s office. The newspaper reports growing concern that a no-confidence vote is inevitable amid the storm that followed revelations by parties on Downing Street during the lockdown. The story goes that the Prime Minister has enlisted the help of the ministerial loyalists who helped him secure the leadership of the Conservative Party in 2019. Former Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson is pictured to promote an interview with the newspaper.

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National says Downing Street opposes opening an inquiry into allegations that Conservative MPs were “blackmailed” into supporting Boris Johnson. It comes after senior Tory William Wragg said insurgents who were considering sending letters to 1922 committee chairman Sir Graham Brady, which would trigger a no-confidence vote, were threatened that investment in constituencies would be “withdrawn” if they went on.

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Scottish schools may become “unable to staff exam rooms”, warns The Scotsman. It reports allegations that contractors from the Scottish Qualifications Authority are reluctant to sign up to work for the current exam session after being left unpaid when assessments were canceled due to Covid.

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Saturday’s i-newspaper reports hope that people in the UK may have endured their final lockdown. The claim comes from National Clinical Director Jason Leitch, who said he did not think the country would return to a full lockdown. But the newspaper also reports that pressure on the NHS continues, with a health department convening council staff to staff hospital wards due to demand.

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Covid also leads the Scottish Daily Express, which says British experts are developing a combined flu and Covid vaccine in one capsule. If human trials with the “miracle cure” succeed, it could give a massive boost in the fight against winter respiratory diseases, the newspaper says.

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The public prosecutor is seeking a ban on the BBC, reports The Daily Telegraph. It says the goal is to prevent the company from allegedly identifying a spy working abroad. The BBC says it is unable to comment on the matter “other than to confirm that we would not pursue any story unless it was felt it was overwhelming in the public interest”.

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The Scottish Daily Mail states that “it is time to increase the tax increase”, as it calls for the planned increase in National Insurance in April to be scrapped in light of the cost of living crisis. MPs and business leaders tell the newspaper that this must be done to help families survive sky-high household bills.

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Campaigners tell The Herald that social media companies should be held criminally responsible for cases of sex abuse. They say the platforms should be held accountable for putting people at risk after a 60% increase in the number of references to sexual abuse and exploitation of children online. This comes after police in Scotland admitted it was necessary to improve its approach to violence against women and girls.

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The Courier says four-year-old Leylan Forte ‘should not be dead’ and that the young boy was “let down” by a lack of communication between NHS 24 and his doctor. The child died of dehydration and gastroenteritis after receiving norovirus. The newspaper reports from a fatal accident investigation in Dundee.

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The Edinburgh Evening News follows up on its story of West Lothian 13-year-old Devin Gordon’s death with a cover story describing the goodwill of people affected by the tragedy. It says more than £ 16,000 was razed in one day for the teenager’s family through an online giving site.

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“It’s over shopping mall,” the Glasgow Times said as it unveiled plans to demolish the Buchanan Galleries mall in the city center to pave the way for a massive transformation of the top of Glasgow’s famous shopping street. The newspaper says the proposal is to “replace” the mall with a multifunctional shopping, residential and office neighborhood.

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Aberdeen residents had to ‘jump’ over collapsed stairs during a police evacuation of their homes, according to the Evening Express. Tenant Saoirse McIntee lives on the first floor of the building and tells the newspaper that the stairs collapsed after a courier driver had delivered food in their apartment.

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“Diva Las Vegas!” Is the headline of the Daily Records, as it, like many other newspapers, covers the last-minute cancellation of singer Adele’s stay in Las Vegas. The singer posted a tear-soaked video in which she said her show was not ready cases in her team.Scottish fans who paid to travel to America for the opening night feel the move “shameful”.

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P&J claims that farmers in the north of Scotland are the target of cybercriminals. It reports that “vulnerable rural areas” are in the eyes of criminal gangs as remote areas become dependent on technology, putting them at risk.

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We learn in the Evening Telegraph that a 55-year-old Angus man has been acquitted of assaulting police officers by haggling over them. A jury heard Colin Simpson attack officers by “passing wind and barking at them while laughing”. The jury at Dundee Sheriff Court was told that Simpson was committing the unpleasant behavior after officers picked him up in relation to a driving offense.

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The Scottish Sun is targeting Prince Andrew with a cover story about an alleged altercation between the Duke of York and his brother Prince Charles over a bathroom in Sandringham.

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And finally, the Daily Star offers its bid for rising tensions between Russia and the West over a potential conflict in Ukraine. It reports that Britain’s top UFO practitioner blames warfare on Vladimir Putin for scaring aliens from visiting Earth.

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