‘Momentous day’: Gay man drives an hour to end 25-year wait to give blood
A gay man who waited 25 years to give blood drove for an hour to donate after a landmark rule change came into effect.New eligibility rules came into effect on Monday meaning donors in England, Scotland and Wales will no longer be asked if they are a man who has had sex with another man.Now, anyone who has had the same sexual partner for the past three months will be eligible to donate, meaning more gay and bisexual men will be able to donate blood, platelets and plasma while keeping blood just as safe, it added.Keith Bishop, 46, a lecturer at Newman University in Birmingham, made the long drive to end a 25-year wait to give blood on what he described as “quite a momentous” day.
Boris Johnson has promised “all the money that is needed” will be given to fund the thousands of officers required to police the global Cop26 climate summit taking place in Glasgow later this year.With leaders coming in from across the world for the crucial climate change talks, Mr Johnson said about 10,000 officers a day will be required at the event and he is “totally committed” to funding the operation.The Prime Minister discussed the policing of the summit with senior officers from Police Scotland – including Chief Constable Iain Livingstone – at the start of his two-day visit to Scotland on Wednesday.
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson insists he's always delighted to work with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, and denies "snubbing her" by declining an offer to meet during his two-day visit to Scotland. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said she does not feel “snubbed” by the Prime Minister’s failure to meet her on his two-day visit to Scotland, but believes it is a “missed opportunity”.She told broadcasters: “I don’t feel snubbed. I think most people will think it’s a bit odd, and a bit strange, that we’ve got a Prime Minister visiting Scotland who talks a lot, rightly, about the need – despite our political differences – for us to work together where we can on getting through Covid and into Covid recovery, but doesn’t take the opportunity when in Scotland to come and talk to me directly about how we might co-operate and work together.“I think people will just find that strange and it’s for Boris Johnson to explain, I suppose, why.“This would be the first opportunity, given Covid, for us to sit down, appropriately socially distanced and have a face-to-face chat. I think it would have been a good opportunity."
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Penguins at the National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham have overwhelmingly backed an England win in Wednesday's Euro 2020 semi-final against Denmark. Having correctly predicted Gareth Southgate’s side would overcome Ukraine in last weekend’s quarter-final clash, Pablo and friends have backed the Three Lions to do the business again.
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One mom is showing how her son's diabetes makes his daily life different than most other kids'.Kristin Arteaga is the 25-year-old mother of three kids. Her son Chase has Type 1 diabetes.To answer some..
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