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Scotland: Teenage pedestrian dies after being hit by car near Glenrothes

An 18-year-old pedestrian has died after being hit by a car near Glenrothes in Fife. The teenager was struck at Little Balquhomrie Farm, on the outskirts of the village of Leslie, just after 11:00. Emergency services found he had suffered serious injuries and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Police Scotland said an 18-year-old …

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Coronavirus: UK arrivals could face £1,000 fines if they break quarantine

International travellers could be fined £1,000 if they fail to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival in the UK, the government is expected to announce. Under the plans, health officials would be able to carry out spot checks at private addresses to check whether people were complying. Home Secretary Priti Patel is expected to outline …

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Scotland: Coronavirus: Neil Gaiman sorry for making 11,000-mile trip

Author Neil Gaiman has apologised for making a trip from New Zealand to “self isolate” at his home on Skye. The Good Omens and American Gods writer was spoken to by police after breaking Scotland’s lockdown measures. On his blog, Gaiman, who has been on Skye for almost three weeks, wrote: “So. I did something …

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Northern Ireland: Cookstown disco crush: PSNI sends ‘milestone’ file to PPS

The police have sent a “substantial” file to the Public Prosecution Service relating to the deaths of three teenagers in a crush outside a Cookstown hotel disco last year. They say it marks “a significant milestone” in their investigation. Lauren Bullock, 17, Morgan Barnard, 17, and 16-year-old Connor Currie died outside the Greenvale Hotel on …

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