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UK: Cressida Dick appointed first female Metropolitan police commissioner.

, Feb. 23: Cressida Dick is all set to become the first √ā¬≠female head of the Metropolitan police, completing a remarkable career comeback by vowing to reform Britain's largest police force.According to the Guardian, the former senior Scotland Yard officer - who had quit policing to take up a job in the foreign office - ...

- Sify - IN

Scotland Yard, Britain’s Biggest Police Force, Is Now Led by a Woman.

A onetime beat cop in London’s West End, Cressida Dick, 56, on Wednesday was named the first female police commissioner in the police force’s 188-year-history.

- New York Times - US

Wales's Webb heaps pressure on Scotland's new kicker.

Wales scrum-half Rhys Webb has heaped pressure on Scotland’s kicker prior to their Six Nations showdown at Murrayfield on Saturday following the tournament-ending injury to Greig Laidlaw. Gloucester No9 Laidlaw was ruled out for the remainder of the Six Nations after suffering ankle ligament damage during ...

- City AM - UK

U.K. names first woman to lead Scotland Yard.

Cressida Dick was appointed to the role by Queen Elizabeth II.         

- USA TODAY - US

Too young to scrum - resurgent Scotland lack front-row maturity.

LONDON - For all their youthful exuberance and attacking ambition, Scotland's inexperience at the scrum - a rich seam of points in northern hemisphere international rugby - is holding them back from being Six Nations title contenders.

- SBS.com.au - AU

Cressida Dick appointed Met Commissioner ‚Äď first woman in top policing role in 187 years.

She will take over at Scotland Yard from Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe when he retires this month.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Scotland Yard appoints first female chief.

Senior British officer Cressida Dick has been appointed as the commissioner of London's Metropolitan Police, becoming the first woman to lead Scotland Yard in its 187-year history.

- Zee News - IN

UK appoints 1st female Scotland Yard chief in 188 years.

Senior officer Cressida Dick was named the new commissioner of London's Metropolitan Police on Wednesday, the first woman to lead Scotland Yard in its 188-year history.

- FOX News - US

UK appoints 1st female Scotland Yard chief in 188 years.

The British government says senior officer Cressida Dick will be the next commissioner of London's Metropolitan Police -- the first woman to lead Scotland Yard in its 188-year history.

- Newsday - US

Photos: Gilded Bronze Age Weaponry from Scotland.

A hoard of Bronze Age weapons was discovered ahead of construction for two soccer fields in Scotland. Here's a look at the glittery treasure.

- Livescience.com - US

Trove of Dazzling Bronze Age Weapons Unearthed in Scotland.

A gold-decorated spearhead and a notched sword were found in a rare Bronze Age weapon hoard.

- Livescience.com - US

Hero cashier makes baby's shopping trip the best day ever

It's definitely true that not all heroes wear capes , the heroes we really remember are the ones who make everyday life so much better. A supermarket cashier in Scotland has become the subject of adoration on Facebook for making a shopping trip with a baby the best thing ever. SEE ALSO: Mother shares hilarious picture of ...

- Mashable! - US

What is the Scottish Six and why are people getting so upset about it?

The BBC is launching a new Scottish-produced TV channel. And it's already causing a stooshie.  At first glance, it should be brilliant news. The BBC's director general Tony Hall has unveiled a new TV channel for Scotland, due to start broadcasting in 2018.  It will be called BBC Scotland , and means the creation of 80 new ...

- New Statesman - UK

BBC Director-General Tony Hall announces new Scottish TV channel with £30M initial budget and 80 new posts for journalists, broadcasting to begin autumn 2018

BBC: BBC Director-General Tony Hall announces new Scottish TV channel with ¬£30M initial budget and 80 new posts for journalists, broadcasting to begin autumn 2018¬† —¬† A new TV channel for the BBC in Scotland will begin broadcasting in autumn 2018, director general Tony Hall has announced.

- Mediagazer - US

Wales look North in bid to conquer Scotland

LONDON - Returning winger George North is the only change to the Wales starting line-up as they seek to get back to winning ways in the Six Nations against Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday.

- SBS.com.au - AU

BBC to launch new TV channel for Scotland with √ā¬£30m budget

The BBC has announced plans to launch a new TV channel for Scotland, with a budget equivalent to that of BBC4. Director general Tony Hall said today that the channel would launch in the autumn of 2018.

- City AM - UK

The only direct flight between Heathrow and Barbados is launching this year

Virgin Atlantic has announced it will launch the only direct flight between London Heathrow and Barbados later this year. The twice weekly service, operating on Tuesdays and Saturdays, will start from 12 December 2017 to tempt those eyeing up Christmas in the Caribbean. Flights go on sale from this Saturday 25 February.  ...

- City AM - UK

YUTE could be heading to St James

EXECUTIVE director of Youth Upliftment Through Employment , Alicia Glasgow-Gentles says there plans are in the pipeline to expand the programme, which provides employment training for at-risk youth, to depressed communities in St James.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

New TV channel for BBC in Scotland

The BBC in Scotland will launch a new channel, with a £30m budget, in autumn 2018.

- BBC - UK

Mundell: Scotland is leaving European Union, independent or not

Scotland is leaving the European Union whether or not it becomes an independent state, according to British Secretary of State for Scotland David Mundell.

- eTurboNews - US

Obverse Books Releases New 'Who' Non-Fiction

There's something for every Whovian among this month's new non-fiction releases from Obverse Books. The Edinburgh-based publisher is best known for printing tales of Iris Wildthyme, a renegade Time Lady spun out of The post Obverse Books Releases New 'Who' Non-Fiction appeared first on Geek.com.

- Geek.com - US

Cocaine addiction leads to build-up of iron in brain

Cocaine is one of the most widely-used illicit drugs in the Western world and is highly addictive. A report last year by the UK government√ʬĬôs Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs found that almost one in 10 of all 16-to 59-year-olds have used cocaine in their lifetime. Cocaine use was implicated in, but not ...

- University of Cambridge - UK

Aberdeen Oil, Gas Industry Has Cause to Celebrate

Aberdeen's oil sector has had cause to celebrate recently, following a difficult period in the aftermath of the price crash.

- Rigzone.com - US

Depeche Mode to headline 6 Music Festival

Depeche Mode are to headline the three-day 6 Music Festival 2017 in Glasgow, the BBC announces.

- BBC - UK

Shoppable ad startup Adimo raises £1m seed funding

Glasgow-based marketing tech startup, Adimo, has closed a £1m seed financing round based off its work with Nestlé and PepsiCo.

- Brand Republic - UK

'Malpractice' claim at Glasgow City Council

Police meet senior figures at Glasgow City Council amid allegations of malpractice at the local authority.

- BBC - UK

UK weather: Storm Doris to bring 80mph winds and snow to England, Scotland and Wales

The Met Office have issued a rare amber weather warning - meaning 'be prepared'.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Watch: 'Choose Malta' video takes a leaf out of the Trainspotting manual

  Scottish novelist Irvine Welsh used the monologue to convey the despair of a heroin junkie caught in Edinburgh's drug scene.  Now the 'choose life' riff made famous by Ewan McGregor in Trainspotting has been given a new, brighter lease of life in a YouTube video urging tourists to 'choose Malta'. Italian-Maltese video ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

British minister says Scotland to leave the EU whether independent or not

EDINBURGH, Feb 21 ‚ÄĒ Britain's Secretary of State for Scotland will tell the Scottish parliament tomorrow that Scotland is leaving the EU whether or not it becomes independent. The comments by David Mundell are bound to raise hackles with the...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Ponies get matching sweaters for trip to meet their relatives

Two Shetland ponies from Devon, UK, were taken on the boat trip of a lifetime to trace their ancestral roots in the Shetland Islands in Scotland. Albert and Ernie went on a Who Do You Think You Are-style trip with their owner Emma Massingale , a horse whisperer , where they met their distant relatives and ran wild with the ...

- Mashable! - US

Constitutional expert: Scottish independence sweet deal' for EU

The remaining member states know a bargaining chip when they see one.  An independent Scotland could succeed in staying in the European Union, despite legally having little power to block Brexit, a constitutional expert has argued. His comments come after the German MEP Elmar Brok, an ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel, said ...

- New Statesman - UK

British minister says Scotland to leave the EU whether independent or not

Britain's Secretary of State for Scotland will tell the Scottish parliament Wednesday that Scotland is leaving the EU whether or not it becomes independent

- The Daily Star - LB

Storm Doris to bring snow and wind to Scotland

The fourth named storm of this winter, Doris, is expected to bring high winds and snow to Scotland on Thursday.

- BBC - UK

Knitwear-loving ponies go on boat adventure to meet their relatives

Two Shetland ponies from Devon, UK, were taken on the boat trip of a lifetime to trace their ancestral roots in the Shetland Islands in Scotland. Albert and Ernie went on a Who Do You Think You Are-style trip with their owner Emma Massingale , a horse whisperer , where they met their distant relatives and ran wild with the ...

- Mashable! - US

Ithaca starts up production from Stella field

Ithaca Energy Inc., Aberdeen, reported the successful startup of oil and gas production from Stella field in the central North Sea. Stella field comprises the Stella Andrew sandstone reservoir containing light oil and rich gas-condensate and the Stella Ekofisk reservoir containing a volatile oil.

- OGJ - US

Profits at Wood Group fall amid subdued North Sea oil industry

Aberdeen-based oil services firm posts profits of $174.2m for 2016.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Europe Markets: European stocks end higher, led by RBS, Rolls-Royce

European stocks scored modest gains Monday, helped by jumps for Royal Bank of Scotland, Rolls-Royce and furniture seller Steinhoff International.

- Marketwatch - US

Trainspotting on stage brings a disturbing reality vividly to life

Irvine Welsh's in-yer-face, anti-fairy tale of no-hope NEDs , and the mega-highs and ultra-lows of skank in Thatcherite Scotland, may now be seen by those who, when it first appeared, were no more than wee gobshites sucking at their mother's tit. And if you think that's offensive, perhaps this isn't the show for you. Now a ...

- The Conversation - UK

The cost of silence: Why more CEOs are speaking out in the Donald Trump era

After receiving an honorary doctorate at the University of Glasgow recently, Apple chief executive Tim Cook took questions from the capacity crowd. The first student had two for the leader of the world's most profitable company. He wondered, to laughter, whether he could have a job. And then he asked about Apple's "next big ...

- Stuff - NZ

Five London teenagers arrested on suspicion of planning trip to join banned terrorist group

Scotland Yard confirm arrests came following raids at four different homes last month.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Selenium deficiency promoted by climate change

Selenium is an essential micronutrient obtained from dietary sources such as cereals. The selenium content of foodstuffs largely depends on concentrations in the soil: previous studies have shown that low selenium concentrations are associated with high pH and oxygen availability and low clay and soil organic carbon ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Alex Salmond: Beware Donald Trump's grudges

Scotland's former first minister Alex Salmond has said that Britain should not underestimate' President Donald Trump's ability to hold a grievance as the country prepares to negotiate a trade deal with him. Salmond, who led Scotland from 2007 to 2014 and dealt with Trump on issues relating to his g...

- The Raw Story - US

Sky's not the limit: Glasgow's spaceport

Could the UK be going where it has never been before? Detailed plans to create the country's first spaceports are set to be unveiled.

- BBC - UK

Scotland: Ghosts of honour

We know how seriously Halloween celebrations are taken in North America - where, last year, Trump and Clinton presidential masks were costume de rigueur and pumpkin spice has become a bizarre food staple. One hotel in the Canadian...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Scottish startup TVSquared raises $6.5 million to help brands optimize their TV ad spending

TVSquared, a Scottish startup that specializes in measuring the impact of TV ad campaigns, has announced a $6.5 million funding round from West Coast Capital and Scottish Investment Bank. This takes the company's total funding to almost $10 million. Founded out of Edinburgh in 2012, TVSquared claims that hundreds of ...

- VentureBeat - US

Detailed MRI scans 'may aid recovery of liver cancer patients'

Detailed MRI scans could help improve the recovery of patients with liver cancer, researchers believe. A ‚ā¨1.3 million initiative in the UK is to study the use of advanced imaging technology in assessing possible risks to patients before surgery. Doctors typically remove the section of the liver that is affected by cancer ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Amazon shrugs off Brexit with plans to hire 5,000 more staff in the UK

Amazon is planning to hire 5,000 additional staff across the UK this year, bringing total staff in the country to 24,000 people. Shrugging off Brexit, the ecommerce giant said on Monday that the roles would be across three new warehouses , as well as at its offices in London, Cambridge, and Edinburgh. A number of full-time ...

- Silicon Alley Insider - US

Cockerill named Edinburgh coach on two-year contract

Cockerill, who won the English Premiership three times as coach, but was sacked by Leicester last month, was working with French Top 14 side Toulon as a consultant and will move to Scotland for his new role.

- SBS.com.au - AU

An old Irish lady found a √ā¬£50k Jane Austen fiver and donated it to charity

There's still a £5 engraved with a tiny portrait of Jane Austen floating around - after the last one was discovered and donated to charity.  Back in December artist Graham Short declared he had engraved four of the Bank of England's new fivers with a tiny, 5mm, picture of the author, plus a quote from her books - pushing ...

- City AM - UK

Interserve stock tumbles after it more than doubles costs to exit Glasgow waste contract

Construction firm expects 'a lengthy period of litigation to ensue' as a result of leaving the contract.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

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