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A fisherman on the beach in Folkestone, Kent, as waves crash against the harbour wall during strong winds (Gareth Fuller/PA)
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Thunderstorms replace the record-breaking mild New Year weather

Warnings for wind and snow are in place for northern Scotland on Tuesday and Wednesday.
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Thunderstorms forecast to hit parts of England and Wales after mild weekend

The Met Office has put a yellow weather warning in place covering large parts of southern England and Wales.
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Snow forecast from Derbyshire to Scotland as white Christmas continues

One of the Met Office’s yellow warnings was expanded to include an area from the Scottish Borders to Derbyshire.
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Warning of blizzard-like conditions as Met Office issues yellow weather warning

The white Christmas continues as Boxing Day is forecast to see snow fall across parts of Scotland.
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People wake up to a white Christmas in parts of UK

The Met Office confirmed some snow on Christmas morning in Aberdeenshire and Perthshire.
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Scotland is not a world leader on climate change, claims Greta Thunberg

The climate activist said no countries in the global north ‘are even doing close to what is needed’.
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Work at proposed Cambo oil field delayed until 2022

Siccar Point Energy said ‘operational issues’ and the ‘closing weather window’ were behind the decision.
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Sturgeon’s stance on oil and gas has ‘changed significantly’, say Greens

The Scottish Greens said that First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has shown a ‘significant change of direction’ on new oil and gas extraction.
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Billionaire tycoon loses legal bid against space port in Scottish Highlands

A company owned by Asos majority shareholder Anders Povlsen had tried to overturn planning permission for the site.
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Scotland Office minister to meet developers of controversial Cambo oil field

An exploration licence was issued for the field near Shetland in 2001, but the Oil and Gas Authority is considering if extraction should be allowed.
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Horses provide comfort to cancer patients thanks to service set up by survivor

Sarah Stephens came up with the idea for the Spirit and Soul Equine Therapy Service when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016.
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Sturgeon: UK Government should ‘reassess’ licence for Cambo oilfield

In a letter to the Prime Minister, Nicola Sturgeon also called for a four-nations summit in order to ‘provide clear leadership’ ahead of Cop26.
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Minister refuses to say if Cambo oilfield licence would set a bad example

Cop26 President Alok Sharma also defended the UK’s ‘huge progress’ in reducing reliance on fossil fuels.
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Cop26 world’s best chance to avert climate disaster, says minister

A report released on Monday warned of the damage which will be caused if carbon emissions are not reduced.
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Sharma in stark warning over consequences of failing to tackle climate change

The UK’s climate chief said humans were ‘dangerously close’ to running out of time to avert catastrophic levels of warming.
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Lockdowns unlikely to be needed again because of jabs – Ferguson

The number of Covid infections is expected to rise again in September, when school and university terms begin.
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Campaigners demand Johnson blocks plans for new Cambo oil and gas field

A petition signed by more than 80,000 people has been delivered to Downing Street urging the Prime Minister to prevent a new oil field.
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Scottish ministers have duty to speak out against Cambo oilfield, says Oxfam

The proposed new oilfield off Shetland could yield as many as 255 million barrels of oil but could produce 132 million tonnes of CO2 emissions.
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Charles samples dram of whisky as he makes flying visit to Shetland

The Prince of Wales, whose title in Scotland is the Duke of Rothesay, was also welcomed to Lerwick Town Hall.
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Cambo drilling plans incompatible with climate change targets, Greens warn

The party has urged the Scottish Parliament to back a motion opposing the proposed new site near Shetland.
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Drilling Cambo oil and gas field will help climate change, industry chief claims

The chief executive of Oil and Gas UK defended plans for the offshore project near Shetland.
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Prince of Wales recalls first parachute drop ‘upside down with legs in rigging’

Charles was speaking as he presented new Colours to the Parachute Regiment at a ceremony at Merville Barracks in Colchester.
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Who could follow Willie Rennie as the next Scottish Lib Dem leader?

Edinburgh Western MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton said Mr Rennie ‘has saved our party from oblivion and obscurity on more than one occasion’.
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What are the latest Covid-19 restrictions across the nations of the UK?

All the nations have now delayed easing lockdown measures further due to concerns about the Delta variant, first found in India.
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How are coronavirus restrictions looking across the UK?

Wales’ First Minister Mark Drakeford is expected to announce on Friday that there will be a four-week delay to the easing of restrictions.
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Businesses face ‘never-ending hell and another lost summer’

The warnings were issued as it was confirmed it was ‘unlikely’ any area would see restrictions eased at the end of June.
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Sturgeon: Move to lowest level of Covid restrictions ‘likely’ to be delayed

The First Minister said mainland Scotland would not now move to Level 0 restrictions until July 19 – three weeks after the original planned date.
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How coronavirus restrictions are being eased around the UK

Scotland is the latest nation to face a likely delay in the easing of lockdown.
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How Covid restrictions are being eased across the UK

Here is the latest across the four nations.
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Revealed: The data likely to decide the next step of Scotland’s lockdown easing

Here is an overview of the latest figures likely to be used by the Scottish Government to inform its decision about easing restrictions.
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Sea eagles spotted at Loch Lomond for first time in over a century

A pair of the birds have been seen searching for suitable nest sites at the loch.
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Glasgow drops to Level 2 as coronavirus restrictions ease across Scotland

While the whole of mainland Scotland was supposed to move to Level 1 on Monday, the city will join 13 other council areas in remaining in Level 2.
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What does it mean under Scotland’s latest tier announcements?

Business bodies have given a mixed reaction to the changes.
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William and Kate meet Gordon Brown and wife for talks as Scottish tour ends

The argument over Scottish independence has intensified after the Scottish National Party’s landslide victory in the Holyrood election earlier in May.
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Police officers fined after breaching Covid rules with indoor gathering

The incident occurred in Lerwick, Shetland, when the area was still in Level 3 of coronavirus restrictions.
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Covid-19 rates drop below 50 per 100,000 in 19 out of 20 local areas

Three months ago just 1% of areas were recording rates under 50.
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Scottish Conservatives want to cut taxes for higher earners, Ross confirms

The Scottish Conservatives want to make tax rates the same as in the rest of the UK.
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All adults on remote Fair Isle fully vaccinated against Covid

Vials of the AstraZeneca vaccine were flown out to on Monday.
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Cold, bright and mostly dry weather forecast for non-essential retail reopening

The Met Office said temperatures are expected to be in mid-single figures for much of the UK on Monday.
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Parts of UK see minus 4C and up to 11cm of snow

The mercury plunged to minus 4.2C in Eskdalemuir, Dumfries and Galloway.
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Tidal-powered electric vehicle charge point launched in Shetland

Nova innovation has launched the first ever electric vehicle charging point in the UK which provides energy through tidal power.
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People allowed to meet in larger groups in Scotland as new rules come into force

The easing of coronavirus restrictions means up to four adults from two households will be able to meet outside.
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Sky’s no longer the limit for UK spaceflights, says Shapps

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced the UK’s space industry is ‘a giant leap for growth and prosperity for the whole of Great Britain’.