Cafes, restaurants, shops and hairdressers will be able to reopen in manyareas of Scotland from Friday and Saturday as coronavirus restrictions areeased. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed to MSPs in the ScottishParliament on Tuesday that no area of Scotland will remain in Level 4 whenchanges come into force later this week.
Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO Duration: 01:14Published
Scotland is a “nation on the brink of making history”, Nicola Sturgeondeclared, as she insisted the country’s people have the “right” to choosetheir own future in a second independence referendum. While Prime MinisterBoris Johnson has vetoed SNP calls for a fresh vote on the issue, the FirstMinister has said she hopes another ballot could be held in the early part ofthe next term of the Scottish Parliament. The question is set to dominate nextMay’s Holyrood elections, with Ms Sturgeon’s party using the campaign to stepup its demands for another referendum. Recent opinion polls have suggestedthat a majority of Scots now support the country becoming independent. And MsSturgeon, addressing the SNP annual conference, told party activists that “thepeople of Scotland have the right to choose their future”. She stated:“Scotland is now a nation on the brink of making history. “Independence is inclear sight – and if we show unity of purpose, humility and hard work, I havenever been so certain that we will deliver it.”
Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO Duration: 02:52Published
Estonia's envoy to India Katrin Kivi on GoI's decision to open a mission in Estonia expressed happiness. She called it a 'New Year gift' for Estonia. "It is a pleasure to address India's decision to open a resident mission in Estonia. This was really a kind of Christmas or New Year gift for the entire Estonia nation. We are very happy about it. This is proof of our bilateral relations. It's important for our trade relations but also politically as India and Estonia are good partners, this year we've also started working together in UNSC," said Estonia's envoy to India.
On Tuesday, Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price asked Mr Drakeford during FirstMinister’s Questions if Wales should receive more than its population-share ofvaccines, given its higher median age. Mr Drakeford told the Senedd: “Idiscussed that very issue with the first ministers of Scotland, NorthernIreland and with Michael Gove of the Cabinet Office in our meeting onWednesday of last week."
Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO Duration: 00:40Published
Lockdown restrictions are to be extended until at least the middle of Februaryin Scotland, with schools remaining closed to the majority of pupils, NicolaSturgeon has announced. The First Minister told the Scottish Parliament thatCovid-19 case numbers have “stabilised and even declined”.
Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO Duration: 01:09Published
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that the stay-at-home lockdown in place across mainland Scotland and some island communities will remain in place “until at least the middle of February”. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn