Nicola Sturgeon’s husband arrested in connection with SNP funding and finances investigation
[Sky News] Peter Murrell, 58, former SNP chief executive, is in custody and is being questioned by detectives.
Dangerous new virus found in England for the first time
[Mirror] Tick borne encephalitis, which can cause meningitis, has recently had its first confirmed case in England, the UK Health Security Agency warned, as the virus was detected in a number of other areas too
US President Joe Biden announces April visit to island of Ireland
[Independent] President Joe Biden’s visit to Northern Ireland will “mark the tremendous progress” since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement 25 years ago, the White House has said.
New ‘more infectious’ Covid strain spreading in 22 countries as Brits offered booster jab
[Mirror] The World Health Organization has warned of a new “more infectious” Covid variant dubbed “Arcturus” which is spreading in 22 countries and has been described as “one to watch”
Europe could see repeat of last summer’s severe droughts, scientists warn
[Sky News] Scarce snow in the Alps, warm temperatures and a widespread lack of rain have scientists worried about a second summer of widespread drought.