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Charles Rennie Mackintosh would have been 'disappointed', claims artist

Image caption Charles Rennie Mackintosh has become the face of Glasgow style Glasgow’s most celebrated designer and architect would have been “deeply disappointed” by the city today, according to artist Lauchlan Goudie. Charles Rennie Mackintosh was largely overlooked in his own time but has now become the image of Glasgow Style. Goudie is presenting a […]

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Newspaper headlines: London Bridge memorial and cancer 'revolution'

Newspaper headlines: London Bridge memorial and cancer ‘revolution’ By BBC News Staff Image caption Like many other papers, the front page of the Daily Telegraph features a picture of people remembering the victims of the London Bridge terror attack exactly a year earlier. The paper’s lead story suggests Prime Minister Theresa May is to lift […]

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Organised crime less about guns and more about 'preying on the vulnerable'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Organised crime is art of everyday life in some communities, according to researchers Serious organised crime is part of everyday life in many of Scotland’s communities, according to a new report. Less about gangs, guns and assassinations, organised crime is now about preying on the vulnerable, “helping” when there […]

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Disabled comedian Lost Voice Guy wins Britain's Got Talent

Image copyright ITV Image caption The disabled comedian will receive £250,000 in prize money Lost Voice Guy has been crowned the winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2018. The comedian, whose cerebral palsy affects his ability to speak, uses a voice synthesizer for his act. The 37-year-old, whose real name is Lee Ridley, receives £250,000 in […]

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The English question: Young are less proud of nationality

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBeing English ‘is about fish and chips’ Young people are far less likely to feel proud to be English than older generations, a major survey for the BBC reveals. Eight out of 10 people in England identify strongly as English but pride varies by age. YouGov surveyed […]

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Two climbers injured after Fair Head fall

Image copyright Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia Image caption Irish Coastguard helicopter R118 hovering while rescuing two climbers at Fair Head in County Antrim Two climbers have been seriously injured after falling at Fair Head, near Ballycastle, in County Antrim. The two men were winched from Hell’s Kitchen by an Irish coastguard helicopter and flown to the […]

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London Bridge attack: Bustling Borough Market remembers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption London Bridge was closed to traffic for the commemoration Borough Market is usually quiet on a Sunday but a year on from the London Bridge attack people walked around with even more hushed tones. Large parts of the area were cordoned off to allow the families of victims and […]

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Emergency services launch Perthshire river rescue

Image copyright Alastair Seagroatt Image caption The area is popular with kayakers. (Library image) A rescue operation has been carried out at Clunie Dam on Loch Tummel in Perthshire. It is understood a man had been sitting on rocks when he slipped and fell into the water shortly before 14:30. Members of Edinburgh Kayak Club […]

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What's the appeal of Simon Cowell's no-phone decision?

Image copyright Getty Images After Simon Cowell revealed he hasn’t used his mobile phone for 10 months, the BBC speaks to others who have also ditched their devices. Damian Wilson discovered he no longer needed a mobile when he accidentally dropped his into a river. The musician was climbing aboard his house boat on the […]

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PSNI station sales on hold over Brexit uncertainty

Image copyright Google Maps Image caption Castlederg PSNI station identified for disposal since 2016 The PSNI has confirmed it has halted the sale of three border police stations as a “precautionary step” over Brexit. The stations are Castlederg and Aughnacloy in County Tyrone and Warrenpoint in County Down. All three had been “previously identified for […]

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England v Pakistan: Jos Buttler & Dom Bess star as England level series

England v Pakistan: James Anderson takes early Azhar Ali wicket Second Test, Headingley (day three of five) Pakistan 174 (48.1 overs) & 134 (46 overs): Imam 34, Broad 3-28, Bess 3-33 England 363 (106.2 overs): Buttler 80*, Bess 49, Faheem 3-60 England win by an innings and 55 runs; series drawn 1-1 Scorecard England surged […]