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'Very dangerous' nuclear warheads spotted heading down UK motorway on truck
unmarked military convoy has sparked fury from campaigners after it was spotted trundling down a motorway.The procession of olive-green military trucks was spotted through parts of Lancashire and Cumbria while on its way to Scotland, and some have been left furious by the "dangerous convoys" carrying nuclear goods.A convoy of the trucks is said to have passed Kirkham, Preston, Garstand, Lancaster, Kendal, Penrith and Carlisle on its way to Scotland.READ MORE: Bloke fakes injury and receives faster boarding after airport staff hand him wheelchairDisarmament organisation Campaign of Nuclear Disarmament (CND) believes the trucks had nuclear weaponry on board, with their tracker suggesting that the UK's Trident missiles were on the move.Although during its 50 years of transporting nuclear material along the roads in the UK, the Ministry of Defence has yet to report any incident that could pose radiation hazard to the public or environment.But CND spokesperson Philip Gilligan has said the convoys are "increasing frequency" and could be affecting those around the area.Gilligan said: "These very dangerous convoys seem to be carrying nuclear warheads past our homes, schools and hospitals with ever increasing frequency."At the same time, those of us who are most likely to be affected by an accident involving one are given little, if any, information about when they will pass our homes or about the specific dangers involved."Gilligan, speaking to LancashireLive, continued: "At a minimum, we need to know, if, and exactly how, we can begin to protect ourselves and our children from the alpha emitting plutonium and uranium particles which could be dispersed if an explosion resulted from an accident involving one of these MoD
John Isner branded 'far too nice' by Dan Walker after ending Andy Murray's Wimbledon hopes
John Isner, 37, was called “far too nice” by Channel 5 News presenter Dan Walker, 45, yesterday after defeating Andy Murray, 35, at Wimbledon.The former BBC Breakfast presenter described the American tennis player as a “lovely fella” after he beat the British hopeful early on in the competition. Dan took to Twitter yesterday to sing John’s praises after he had bested Andy on his home turf. Speaking to his 768,600 followers, he wrote: “John Isner is far too nice, and gracious and kind and respectful. “What a lovely fella #Wimbledon.”Yesterday, British two-time champion Andy suffered his earliest Wimbledon exit ever.The Scottish tennis star put up a good fight, but lost in four sets against John in the second round.The former world number one secured the third set, with the hope that he could bring it back, but unfortunately fell 6-4 7-6 (7-4) 6-7 (3-7) 6-4 to the big-hitting 20th seed.Andy has never failed to reach the third round at Wimbledon over 13 previous attempts, but that all changed yesterday.Meanwhile, John fired 36 aces on his way to victory on centre court after previously competing as a semi-finalist in 2018.The athlete, who is originally from North Carolina, will play 20-year-old Italian 10th seed Jannik Sinner next.John proved himself to be a good sport, as he hailed Andy as “one of the greatest players ever” after knocking him out of the second round. "It's no secret that I am not a better tennis player than Andy Murray," he said.
Martin Lewis hits back as he's branded a 'b****nd' over Scottish referendum poll question
While those who lived in Scotland and said it shouldn’t be independent made up 10%.It was a near tie for those living in England, Wales or Northern Ireland, with both yes and no votes at 34%.Some Twitter users were outraged by the idea that the Money Saving Expert would ask people “not living in Scotland” for their opinion on the matter.@Markconner64 wrote: “Why would you ask people not staying in Scotland their opinion? Butt out b****nd.”Martin responded saying it obviously wasn’t an “official referendum”.He wrote: “Cos its just my daily twitter poll, not an official referendum. If it helps put ur mind at rest, don't worry it's not binding. (sic)“Ps I've also asked UK folk questions like who they'd as US president & whether pineapple should be allowed on pizza.They weren't binding either (sadly).”It comes as Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is trying to set another date for Scots to vote for the chance for their country's independence and is currently asking the UK's top court whether the country has the ability to hold a referendum without their permission.Following his reply, Twitter users rushed to Martin’s defence.@Wastefighter pointed out some hypocrisy in the social media user’s profile.He said: “You literally have a Ukraine flag in your profile, so you clearly have an opinion on a Country you don't live in.”They added: “It is possible to have polite discussion, you might find it actually strengthens the independent vote.”@Clairerhiannon wrote: “Martin you have no idea how bitter the whole independence question is in Scotland.
BBC Breakfast's Carol Kirkwood red-faced as she issues 'huge apology' for Wales snub
BBC Breakfast star Carol Kirkwood was forced to apologise for snubbing Wales in one of her tweets.The BBC weather expert took to Twitter earlier this week to update fans on the latest weather conditions just minutes before going on air.Carol is widely known as a national treasure in the broadcasting world, but even TV legends like her are prone to making mistakes from time to time.READ MORE:BBC Breakfast weather presenter Carol Kirkwood announces she's engaged to fiancéThe presenter was keen to inform viewers on pollen levels across the country on Tuesday (June 28), an important update for those who suffer from hay fever in the summer months.She tweeted: "Pollen levels today across England are mostly very high, high in Northwest England and moderate in Southwest England. For Scotland and Northern Ireland they are moderate @BBC Breakfast xxx"However, she left her Welsh viewers gutted as she failed to mention the pollen conditions in Wales, leaving one fan to claim she'd forgotten about the nation.The disappointed fan wrote: "Carol, what about [Welsh flag emoji], i know everyone thinks we are part of England, but i thought you would have remembered us" before adding a crying emoji.Carol was quick to apologise to the viewer, explaining she made the tweet "quickly", right before she went on air.She replied: "Noooo I AM SO SORRY.
Victims have mixed feelings about 30-year sentence for R Kelly
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Scotland (Scots: Scotland, Scottish Gaelic: Alba (About this soundlisten)) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain, with a border with England to the southeast, and is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, the North Sea to the northeast, the Irish Sea to the south, and more than 790 islands, including the Northern Isles and the Hebrides.