Teachers should be given more powers to search pupils they suspect of carrying knives, according to an independent report on the death of the Aberdeen schoolboy Bailey Gwynne, which goes on to recommend that the Scottish government explore tighter controls on buying weapons online.

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Time For Truth: (The Guardian) – Give teachers more powers to search for knives, Bailey Gwynne report says

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Scotland is to become the first part of the UK to ban wild animals in traveling circuses. The move is being welcomed by animal rights activists who call the practice “a Victorian anachronism.”

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon outlined her plans in the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday (September 6), which include intentions to introduce a Wild Animals in Circuses Bill. The new Scottish Bill follows a public consultation two years ago, in which 98% of the Scottish public overwhelmingly backed a ban.

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Whistleblowers have been coming forward in their droves to tell of hard sale tactics used at Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest branches.

This is Money has been inundated with fresh claims from branch staff, after we ran a story online and in our print sister-title Money Mail last month revealing the findings of our investigation into pressure sales.

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Until recently, the UK was made up of four nations. Today, however, it’s made up of five. England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland… and London.

There’s no getting away from it. London is a different country now. It has its own economy, its own culture, its own language. Put it like this. Today I went to see Sadiq Khan, the new Mayor of London, give a speech about the EU referendum. His venue was a creative accelerator.

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Scotland Yard is to close its disastrous investigation into alleged VIP child sex abuse and murder after concluding there is no substance to the claims.

Fourteen months after a senior officer described a key witness to the supposed killings as being ‘credible and true’, the Metropolitan Police are on the brink of making a humiliating climbdown.

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