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TODAY’S INSTALMENT (6 September) of the the CommonSpace daily news roundup includes the Black Lives Matter protests in London, Nicola Sturgeon’s plan for government and the Fife juggling teen master.
News: Black lives matter UK protest shuts down London City Airport
Black Lives Matter movement grows in UK
Massive disruption has been caused at London City Airport this morning after the UK chapter of the Black Lives Matter movement occupied a section of runway in the early hours of this morning (6 September). Though police had removed the protestors by midday, many flights were cancelled or diverted. The group said they were protesting against industries that cause climate change and therefor displace people from underdeveloped countries.
Politics: Nicola Sturgeon sets out her plan for government
Economics and Education top Scottish Government agenda
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has set out her plan for government today, pledging to focus on the economy in the aftermath of Brexit. She also reiterated that the success of her government should rest on the success of her plans to reform education and close the attainment gap between the poorest and wealthiest students.
Scottish Government’s lead expert distances herself from education policy
The lead expert in the Scottish Government’s consultation on education policy has distanced herself from the form of standardised testing the government is now pursuing. The expert was one of only two who made written submissions in the Scottish Government’s consultation.
Sport: Murray brothers to join Davis Cup tennis squad
Both Andy and Jamie Murray will join the Breat Britain tennis squad for the Davis Cup alongside Dan Evans, Kyle Edmund, and Dominic Inglot. The team will play their first tie with Argentina at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow.
Culture: Gruffalo author appeals for help to save Scotland’s school librarians
Scottish school libraries under threat from austerity
Author of the popular children’s book The Gruffalo Julia Donaldson has called on First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to intervene to stop Oban High School losing its librarian. In November an alliance of Scottish writers called on the Scottish Government to launch a strategy to save school libraries from austerity measures.
Weather: We were promised Sun
Hotter weather predicted
In gloomy Glasgow at least, we’ve yet to have more than a late evening taste of the promised indian summer.
And another thing: Scots teen aims for Juggling world record
Scots teen goes for world record
A Fife teen is attempting to break the world record for the number of balls juggled at one time. 19 year-old has juggled 12 simultaneously, but needs to juggle 13 to reach his goal and beat the current world record. Juggle on son, juggle on.
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