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Total ban on plastics ‘could damage environment’

Image caption Environmental campaigners have highlighted the impact of plastics on the world’s oceans Banning plastic in a bid to cut pollution and tackle climate change could cause environmental damage, a team of academics have…

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Perth to Dundee railway line closed due to fire damage

The railway line between Perth and Dundee has been closed after a fire damaged the signalling system. The fire broke out beside the track at Longforgan overnight. Network Rail has arranged for replacement buses. Passengers…


Orkney IT links lost after fibre optic cable damage

IT links in Orkney to facilities including schools and care homes were lost after a fibre optic cable was damaged. The cable in Junction Road, Kirkwall, was cut on Tuesday during work linked to the…


World Cup ambulance damage: Four people charged

Image copyright LAS Image caption A fundraising page set up to pay for repairs raised £10,000 after photos of the damaged car were shared online Three men and a woman have been charged with criminal…


Storm Callum: ‘Wear Marigolds and photograph flood damage’

Image copyright Derren Jones Image caption The River Conwy burst its banks in Llanwrst Flood-hit residents could be out of their homes for nine months following Storm Callum, an expert has warned. About 200 properties…


‘No deal Brexit’ would damage both sides, warns ex-EU boss

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Franz Fischler says consumers need to show more patriotism towards local food, as they do in Austria Both sides in the Brexit negotiations face “enormous negative consequences” if they…


Brexit could damage football – chairmen

Burnley chairman Mike Garlick with Clarets manager Sean Dyche Brexit could be “hugely damaging” to English football, claim two chairmen. Burnley chairman Mike Garlick says uncertainty over a deal with the European Union is already…


Vaping ‘can damage vital immune system cells’

Image copyright Getty Images Vaping can damage vital immune system cells and may be more harmful than previously thought, a study suggests. Researchers found e-cigarette vapour disabled important immune cells in the lung and boosted…


Club anger over race car pitch damage

Image copyright Ballymena Football Club A council “must be held responsible” after race cars drove over a brand new football pitch costing thousands of pounds, an Irish League club has said. Ballymena United said it…


Brain damage ‘more likely in cardiac arrest patients given adrenaline’

Image copyright Getty Images Cardiac arrest patients who are treated with adrenaline are significantly more likely to have severe brain damage if they survive, a new study has found. Adrenaline is routinely used as a…


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