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Every August thousands of performers, comedians, workers and tourists flock to Edinburgh for the Fringe Festival. With over 50,000 performances in over 300 venues across the city, the Fringe markets itself as the single biggest celebration of arts and culture on the planet, welcoming an explosion of creative energy from around the globe.
Last week, Mo Salah was allegedly caught texting and driving by fans when leaving Anfield following their opening season match. The footballer can be seen behind the wheel of his vehicle with his mobile phone in hand and then can be seen pulling away from a crowd of fans. This is the latest example of celebrities flouting the law when it comes to driving offences. A few weeks ago, Katie Price reported herself to the police after driving while banned. She was banned from driving in February 2018 as a result of speeding.
Are you one of the fifty thousand passengers let down by Ryanair today? Ryanair has cancelled 400 flights across Europe as a result of pilot strikes. Flights from Germany, Sweden, Ireland, Belgium and the Netherlands have all been affected. Many passengers were not warned in advance. Some passengers travelling for special occasions such as weddings and important family events have arrived at the airport to find that they are not going to be able to attend the event.
The question “Why does she not just leave?” is often asked by people trying to understand domestic abuse. Although such a question may be asked innocently, it is loaded with connotations of blaming the victim and individualising the societal problem of domestic abuse.
There’s a protest planned tonight in Glasgow against a mass eviction of 300 asylum seekers from their accommodation. Activists, lawyers, politicians and members of the public are absolutely appalled at the prospect of such a humanitarian crisis in our own city.
In May 2018, Thompsons Solicitors expanded their practice into the North East of Scotland and opened an office in Scotland’s fourth largest city, Dundee! This was an exciting move for the firm to add to their current office in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Galashiels and Peebles.
Elon Musk, the self-styled tech visionary who designed a mini sub to help with the rescue of the 12 Thai boys stuck in a cave, wrote an ill-advised tweet in response to a British member of the Thai diving team’s comment to a journalist that he could “stick his submarine where it hurts”. Elon’s bizarre tweet referred to the diver as that “pedo guy”, apparently because he is a Brit living in Thailand, and a follow up insisted “bet ya a signed dollar it’s true”. Mr Unsworth is currently considering suing for defamation.
The NHS have recently agreed to fund a new drug which aims to treat severe asthma. The injection of Benralizumab, which costs almost £2,000 per dose, will be used for those suffering from eosinophilic asthma. Following approval for NHS by NICE (the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) the drug will be given to patients as an injection once every four weeks for three months and once every eight weeks thereafter.