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University of Edinburgh’s Covid app helps prevent patients from developing severe symptoms

Patients at risk of developing severe symptoms of Covid have been successfully treated at an early stage through the use of a remote monitoring service, organized by the University of Edinburgh. The small study, which allowed patients to record their symptoms by phone or through an app, helped clinicians identify participants with low oxygen levels. Experts say this allowed them ...

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The Scottish Yes movement needs to regain its sense of fun

As Boris Johnson rolled out gag after gag in his speech at the Conservative conference this week, it was instructive to watch the real-time response from the British Social Democratic intelligentsia. Such is the repugnance of the Prime Minister and of all that he in a way defends that we do not make a quarter. On social media, each joke ...

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Scotland’s ‘green’ public sector pension fund under fire for 40% increase in fossil fuel investment

ONE of Scotland’s largest public sector pension funds has come under fire after its fossil fuel investments increased 40% in one year. New data shows the Lothian Pension Fund is investing in BP, Chevron, Exxon and Shell, as well as mining giant BHP. And there are fears that there is an “inertia of inaction” without a move to divest from ...

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David Tennant “Comes” Under Fan Pressure as Loki in Audible’s “The Sandman”

Doctor for some, demon and Death Eater for others, David Tennant can now cross the Norse God of Evil from his list of larger-than-life roles. Tennant has joined the all-new “The Sandman: Act II”, Dirk Maggs’ second Audible Original audiobook adapting Neil Gaiman’s beloved graphic novel series, as Loki, Thor’s emotionally besieged brother and troublemaker. general. “I didn’t really ask, ...

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UK weather: Torrential rains will turn dry by Wednesday | UK weather

Heavy rains that have hit Britain throughout this week are expected to give way to milder, drier weather on Wednesday. It comes after torrential rains hit much of northern England on Tuesday afternoon, while the south experienced flash floods the night before. However, all of the persistent showers – forecast for Tuesday evening in eastern England – are expected to ...

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London flood news: climate emergency ‘at our doorstep’, warns Sadiq Khan after torrential downpour

A severely flooded road on London’s A4 after torrential rains overnight The impact of the climate emergency is “on our doorstep,” warned Sadiq Khan after London experienced more flash flooding. Torrential rains caused road disruptions and metro closures on Tuesday. Over an inch of rain fell in parts of the city overnight in an hour, with St James’s Park among ...

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Poem of the Week: The Woman of Usher’s Well | Poetry

Usher’s Well Woman There lived a woman in Usher’s Well,And a rich woman was she;She had three strong and valiant sons,And sent them to the sea. They weren’t a week away from her,A week but barely one,What word came to Carline’s wifeThat his three sons were gane. They weren’t a week away from her,A week but barely three,What word came ...

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Nicola Sturgeon accused of allowing Scottish libraries to be ‘wiped out’ amid spending cuts over past 10 years

NICOLA Sturgeon was accused last night of allowing Scottish libraries to be ‘wiped out’ over the past decade amid striking new figures. Analysis of the council’s finance statistics work found that spending on public libraries has been reduced by a third in real terms since 2010/11 – from around £ 135million to just £ 92million Last year. 1 Nicola Sturgeon ...

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