Scotland

Hawick town centre pedestrianisation suggested

A councillor claims the move could help to encourage more people to shop in stores in the Scottish Borders.

United States

US senators allowed to bring babies into chamber

The move comes after Tammy Duckworth became the first US senator to give birth while in office.

World

Zimbabwe sacks thousands of nurses on strike

But some believe the dramatic move is just a tactic to get the nurses to go back to work.

World

China imposes anti-dumping deposits on US sorghum

US sorghum producers are looking at "all legal options" available to them in response to China's move.

Technology

Russia's Telegram block hits web users

Russia blocks millions of IP addresses in move to shut down Telegram messaging platform.

Scotland

Canadian firm takes over BiFab yards

It is hoped the move could save 260 jobs at three closure-threatened yards in Fife and on Lewis.

Africa

Botswana's Ian Khama: Leaving office not a train smash

Botswana's Ian Khama has just stepped down after 10 years in power - he says other African leaders should also "move aside and give others the opportunity".

United Kingdom

Wetherspoon pub chain shuts its social media accounts

Chairman Tim Martin linked the move to bad publicity about social media, including the trolling of MPs.

England

Northern Fiction Alliance says publishing industry should move north

The Northern Fiction Alliance says the book industry is too "London-centric".

Scotland

Glasgow's grassland water voles on the move

Ecologists are working with developers to rehome 600 fossorial water voles.

Wales

Victorian 'dead house' in Powys is saved from ruin by grant

It was built for corpses before burial in a move seen as visionary because bodies were kept at home.

Scotland

Carpetright to close 13 Scottish stores

The retailer says the move is part of a restructuring plan which will see it shut a total of 92 UK outlets.

Entertainment

Is Universal Credit 'Fairer And Simpler' For Gypsies And Travellers?

The government claimed that Universal Credit (UC) would be a ‘fairer and simpler system’ for claimants. But as it continues to be rolled out, more problems come to the fore, and early indications suggest that the move towards UC ‘full se

World

Backpage.com sex advert website seized by FBI

Backpage.com's international sites are blocked following the move by the US authorities.

World

Trump immigration: Texas sends National Guard to Mexico border

The move follows a call from President Trump to shore up the southern US border.

Northern Ireland

Pro14: Edinburgh 20-32 Ulster

Ulster move to within eight points of third-placed Edinburgh with a bonus-point win over Richard Cockerill's side in Pro14 Conference B.

England

Australia hostel stabbings: Mother to seek inquiry

Mia Ayliffe-Chung's mother says her daughter was not allowed to move away from the man who killed her.

Scotland

Vow to fight Pinneys factory closure plans

The move to close the Pinneys plant in Annan will not be accepted lying down, local council leaders say.

Europe

Israel and Saudi Arabia: The relationship emerging into the open

Saudi's crown prince acknowledges Israelis have a right to their own land, in a notable public move.

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