Nicola Sturgeon promises £5 million in climate change compensation for developing countries

Nicola Sturgeon promises £5 million in climate change compensation for developing countries

Sturgeon has faced criticism over her government’s record on climate change not matching her rhetoric, with her deputy cutting £133m of energy efficiency funding just days before she flew to Egypt. Her bid to portray herself as a climate change activist at last year’s Glasgow summit suffered a major blow when it emerged her government … Read more

Wave energy unit put through its paces during trials in Scotland

Wave energy unit put through its paces during trials in Scotland

The Waveswing unit pictured before it was commissioned in Scapa Flow, Orkney. Sea-based trials of a wave energy converter weighing 50 tonnes have produced “very encouraging results”, according to the company behind the development. On Tuesday, Scotland-based AWS Ocean Energy said the average amount of power its device was able to capture “during a period … Read more

UK election: Conservatives win outright majority

UK election: Conservatives win outright majority

Story highlights Prime Minister David Cameron says the Conservatives will form a new government Cameron: “I truly believe we are on the brink of something special in our country” Ed Miliband resigns as Labor Party leader, Nick Clegg as Liberal Democrat party chief London CNN — Pundits had predicted the UK election would be a … Read more

London weather: Yellow weather warning issued as capital prepared for thunderstorms

London weather: Yellow weather warning issued as capital prepared for thunderstorms

H Light rain across much of the south could lead to flooding, leaving businesses and homes at risk of damage, forecasters have warned. A yellow weather warning has been put in place for thunderstorms for London and much of England and parts of Wales until 10am. 05.00 Monday, the Met Office says. Throughout Sunday and … Read more

Liz Truss’ empty ambition put her in power — and shattered her – POLITICO

Liz Truss’ empty ambition put her in power — and shattered her – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Tanya Gold is a freelance journalist. Liz Truss resigned as prime minister on the 45th day of her tenure. As I write, the day after, the Tory Party — Britain’s “natural party of government” for two centuries — is polling at 14 percent. They may go lower, and they will … Read more

New project will test the viability of large-scale wave energy

New project will test the viability of large-scale wave energy

This image shows waters off the coast of Orkney, an archipelago north of the Scottish mainland that is home to the European Marine Energy Centre. Capture | Moment | Getty Images A 19.6 million euro (about $19.3 million) initiative centered around the commercialization of large wave energy projects will be officially launched later on Wednesday, … Read more

Actor Robbie Coltrane, Harry Potter’s Hagrid, dies aged 72

Actor Robbie Coltrane, Harry Potter’s Hagrid, dies aged 72

LONDON (AP) – Robbie Coltrane, the baby-faced comedian and character actor whose hundreds of roles included a crime-solving psychologist on the TV series “Cracker” and the gentle half-giant Hagrid in the “Harry Potter” films, has died. He was 72. Coltrane’s agent, Belinda Wright, said he died Friday at a hospital in his native Scotland, and … Read more

Nicola Sturgeon doesn’t regret saying she ‘loathes’ the Tories

Nicola Sturgeon doesn’t regret saying she ‘loathes’ the Tories

Nadhim Zahawi, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, criticized Sturgeon in an interview with Ms Kuenssberg, saying: “I think that language is really dangerous. I prefer to work with my colleagues in Scotland to deliver the free ports, the green ports that I will do with [Deputy First Minister] John Swinney and others.” On … Read more

London to Scotland Caledonian Sleeper to be nationalized by Nicola Sturgeon

London to Scotland Caledonian Sleeper to be nationalized by Nicola Sturgeon

Sturgeon has already nationalized ScotRail after kicking Dutch firm Abellio off the railways north of the border earlier this year. Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, said the Caledonian Sleeper decision “provides another opportunity to put Scotland’s railways in Scottish hands”. She added: “It is unfortunate that no agreement has been … Read more

Queen Elizabeth II died while close family were en route to Balmoral, her death certificate confirms

Queen Elizabeth II died while close family were en route to Balmoral, her death certificate confirms

Using her full name Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, the certificate lists the late Queen as “widow” following the death of her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, in April 2021. Her occupation was simply: “Her Majesty the Queen.” The cause of death is recorded as “old age”, at Balmoral Castle. Her “usual address” was listed as … Read more