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British government evaluates building a bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland
British government evaluates building a bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland
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According to the government, Prime Minister Boris Johnson commissioned a corresponding study on Saturday. Among other things, the study is to focus on the feasibility of a bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Johnson had recently repeatedly expressed sympathy for such a project. Such a bridge would have a length of at least 32 kilometers. In addition, the project is to focus on the possible expansion of air, road and rail links in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The results of the study should be available in the middle of next year.

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Aberdeen under lockdown again after new COVID-19 outbreak
Empty streets in Aberdeen
Empty streets in Aberdeen Credit: Rab Lawrence from Aberdeen/Scotland / Wikimedia Commons (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)

Aberdeen has gone back into lockdown due to the city's growing COVID-19 outbreak. Restaurants and pubs had to close by 17:00 on Wednesday and further restrictions, including no-house-visits, have been imposed until at least next Wednesday.

Nicola Sturgeon spoke of a "significant outbreak" after infections rose to 54 confirmed cases, all linked to the Hawthorn Bar. Patrons of the Hawthorn Bar who are linked to the cluster had visited a total of 28 other venues, possibly infected others there.

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Six people stabbed in Glasgow, attacker shot dead
Six people stabbed in Glasgow, attacker shot dead
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The Police Scotland has stated that after an attack in Glasgow the situation is under control and that there is no danger to the "wider public". A male suspect had previously attacked multiple people with a knife, and six people are receiving treatment in a hospital for their injuries. The called armed police officers shot the suspect inside the Park Inn hotel, where the attack is believed to have happened. One police officer has been injured, and the suspect has been shot dead.