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What the papers say – April 19

What the papers say – April 19

What the papers say – April 19

19 April 2024

A variety of stories feature on the front pages of the nation’s papers on Friday.


SNP urged to co-operate with police after Peter Murrell embezzlement charge

SNP urged to co-operate with police after Peter Murrell embezzlement charge

SNP urged to co-operate with police after Peter Murrell embezzlement charge

18 April 2024

The 59-year-old husband of former first minister Nicola Sturgeon was taken into custody for questioning on Thursday morning.


Ministers will be told to use AI to screen migrants for threats, adviser says

Ministers will be told to use AI to screen migrants for threats, adviser says

Ministers will be told to use AI to screen migrants for threats, adviser says

18 April 2024

The UK’s reviewer of terrorism legislation warned facilities had become ‘so overwhelmed’ that people were released before all checks were done.


Philanthropist Julia Rausing dies aged 63

Philanthropist Julia Rausing dies aged 63

Philanthropist Julia Rausing dies aged 63

18 April 2024

In a statement, her family said: ‘She leaves behind an extraordinary legacy across many charities which we will continue in her name.’


Four men arrested after nationwide people smuggling raids

Four men arrested after nationwide people smuggling raids

Four men arrested after nationwide people smuggling raids

18 April 2024

The men were detained after Home Office teams carried out dawn raids at addresses across the country on Wednesday.


Preparations made for Government takeover of Thames Water, reports say

Preparations made for Government takeover of Thames Water, reports say

Preparations made for Government takeover of Thames Water, reports say

18 April 2024

Thames Water could be effectively nationalised if it goes bust, according to reports in the Guardian newspaper.


Peter Murrell was SNP chief executive for more than two decades

Peter Murrell was SNP chief executive for more than two decades

Peter Murrell was SNP chief executive for more than two decades

18 April 2024

Murrell was the SNP’s most senior official from 1999 until he stood down from the post in February 2023.


Peter Murrell charged in connection with embezzlement in SNP finances probe

Peter Murrell charged in connection with embezzlement in SNP finances probe

Peter Murrell charged in connection with embezzlement in SNP finances probe

18 April 2024

The former SNP chief executive was arrested on Thursday morning.


Equipment stolen from journalist covering prince’s visit to youth centre

Equipment stolen from journalist covering prince’s visit to youth centre

Equipment stolen from journalist covering prince’s visit to youth centre

18 April 2024

Officers were called just after 3pm on Thursday after reports of electrical equipment being stolen by two males.


‘You’re coming back to us, home’ – Stardust families react to verdict

‘You’re coming back to us, home’ – Stardust families react to verdict

‘You’re coming back to us, home’ – Stardust families react to verdict

18 April 2024

Relatives of the 48 people unlawfully killed in the 1981 blaze gathered at Dublin’s Garden of Remembrance.


Shareholders reject proposal to cut Nestle’s reliance on unhealthy products

Shareholders reject proposal to cut Nestle’s reliance on unhealthy products

Shareholders reject proposal to cut Nestle’s reliance on unhealthy products

18 April 2024

Nestle argued that there is ‘nothing wrong’ with people enjoying ‘indulgent products’ in moderation.


Calls for State apology for Stardust families after unlawful killing verdicts

Calls for State apology for Stardust families after unlawful killing verdicts

Calls for State apology for Stardust families after unlawful killing verdicts

18 April 2024

A sister of one of the victims said in the wake of the verdicts: ‘We’ve got truth, we’ve got the justice.’


Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts dies aged 80

Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts dies aged 80

Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts dies aged 80

18 April 2024

The musician was ‘surrounded by his family’ at his home in Osprey, Florida.


Scottish Green LGBT group launch petition on future of Bute House Agreement

Scottish Green LGBT group launch petition on future of Bute House Agreement

Scottish Green LGBT group launch petition on future of Bute House Agreement

18 April 2024

The announcement comes in response to the news the prescription of puberty blockers will be paused in Scotland.


Police investigation into SNP finances: What we know so far

Police investigation into SNP finances: What we know so far

Police investigation into SNP finances: What we know so far

18 April 2024

The investigation has been named Operation Branchform.


Squatters vow to leave Gordon Ramsay pub after lawyers secure High Court order

Squatters vow to leave Gordon Ramsay pub after lawyers secure High Court order

Squatters vow to leave Gordon Ramsay pub after lawyers secure High Court order

18 April 2024

A group of people locked themselves inside the Grade II-listed York & Albany hotel and gastropub situated just outside Regent’s Park last week.


Woman who stalked Harry Styles is jailed and banned from seeing him perform

Woman who stalked Harry Styles is jailed and banned from seeing him perform

Woman who stalked Harry Styles is jailed and banned from seeing him perform

18 April 2024

Myra Carvalho, 35, was sentenced to 14 weeks in jail after pleading guilty to a charge of stalking, a court official said.


Peter Murrell re-arrested in SNP finances probe

Peter Murrell re-arrested in SNP finances probe

Peter Murrell re-arrested in SNP finances probe

18 April 2024

The former SNP chief executive was initially arrested and released without charge in April 2023.


Public needs to lose weight to help cut NHS waiting lists, says health minister

Public needs to lose weight to help cut NHS waiting lists, says health minister

Public needs to lose weight to help cut NHS waiting lists, says health minister

18 April 2024

Eluned Morgan, the cabinet secretary for health in Wales, has called for the public to lead healthier lives to tackle growing NHS waiting lists.


UK’s newest battle tanks ‘imperative’ in more dangerous world, Grant Shapps says

UK’s newest battle tanks ‘imperative’ in more dangerous world, Grant Shapps says

UK’s newest battle tanks ‘imperative’ in more dangerous world, Grant Shapps says

18 April 2024

The first Challenger 3 tank prototypes have rolled off the production line.


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