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TODAY’S INSTALMENT (22 February) of the the CommonSpace daily news roundup includes: Police Scotland inspectors satisfied by stop and search changes, Theresa May puts government on Union defence footing and we never found out what happened in Sweden.
News: Police Scotland inspectors satisfied by stop and search changes
Police Scotland has been widely criticised for use of stop and search
HM Inspectorate of Constabulary for Scotland have commended Police Scotland for making changes to reduce the number of stop searches carried out on members of the public, particularly young men and boys. The single force have come under severe criticism for widespread and arbitrary searches in recent years.
Politics: Theresa May puts government on Union defence footing
UK Prime Minister tells ministers to prepare for second referendum
Theresa May has told Scottish Ministers to prepare to defend the Union at a cabinet meeting according to the Scotsman. The news comes among mounting speculation about a second independence referendum.
Sport: Pie gate
Just a bit of a laugh, or a serious infraction of gambling rules?
Sutton goalkeeper Wayne Shaw has resigned, facing a probe over possible infringements of gambling rules after he violently scoffed a pie (or some other pastry) mid game before cameras during a Monday (20 February) game with Arsenal following a bet he wouldn’t. So what do you think? Just a bit of a laugh – or organised crime?
Culture: New BBC Scotland channel to be launched
£30m budget for new channel
BBC director general Tony Hall has announced a new BBC Scotland channel, to be launched in 2018. The channel will have a budget of £30m, the same as BBC4. It will have a nightly news hour from 9pm.
Weather: Cool and soggy with sun in the east
High’s of 8 degrees in the south
It will be a cool and wet day throughout much of Scotland, particularly in the west, with highs of 8 degrees in the south and plenty of Sun in Dundee and Aberdeen.
And another thing: We never found out what happened in Sweden
But we did get more pissed-off leaders of US allies
US President Donald Trump was never quite able to pinpoint what it was that happened in Sweden last week (17 February) when he mentioned the country in a Florida speech, just that it was bad. Well, there are some other bad things.
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