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BBC: May heading to Brussels amid scramble to finalise Brexit deal Read this Police say 999 service restored after BT issue in Tayside and Fife Police Scotland has said that problems which resulted in a loss of the 999 phone service across Tayside and Fife have been resolved. The force had reported a "significant" loss of service from about 05:00 to 07:30. They had been advising those who needed the service to use a mobile phone and not a landline and had deployed police patrols to affected areas. However, they said full service had now been restored. A Facebook posting said: "Police Scotland are pleased to advise that the issues related to the loss of 999 calls for the Tayside and Fife areas have been resolved." The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service control room in Dundee said they had been affected by the 999 outage but that services were now up and running again. It comes after the force said that they had been advised by British Telecom about a "significant loss of the 999 service in the wider Tayside and Fife areas". https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-scotland-tayside-central-46272321 bit worrying, 999 going down! Read this Life-size police cut-out stolen from Edinburgh street A life-size cut-out of a police officer used to deter drivers from speeding has been stolen from an Edinburgh street. The cardboard effigy, dubbed Pop-up Bob, has been used by communities for four years to try to cut offending. It was stolen from Lower Granton Road between 14:15 and 16:00 on Sunday. Police Scotland are appealing for witnesses. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-46262509 ok, who stole the police officer? 🤣 Read this BBC: Heysham 1: Three hurt in nuclear plant accident Heysham 1: Three hurt in nuclear plant accident 20 November 2018 Image copyright Robin Drayton/Geograph Image caption The injured people are employees of power company EDF, which owns the plant in Heysham Three people have been injured in a serious incident at a nuclear power plant in Lancashire. Power company EDF, which owns Heysham 1 power station, said the employees were taken to hospital following an "accidental steam release". The BBC understands one person suffered burns, one a broken hip and the other a broken back. EDF said Monday night's incident was not related to the nuclear process and there was no danger to public safety. The casualties were said to be conscious and speaking when they were taken to hospital. Five fire crews attended the incident at 22:40 GMT and remained at the site for more than two hours as a precaution. A spokeswoman for EDF said a "full investigation" would now be carried out to determine the cause. "It goes without saying that everyone's thoughts are with our three colleagues who have been injured," she said. "We will be doing everything we can to support them and their families while they recover. "There was no risk to the public during the incident which is now under control. Safety is our overriding priority and we will investigate how this happened." View the full article Read this BBC: Spain Brexit: PM Sánchez threatens to vote no over Gibraltar Spain Brexit: PM Sánchez threatens to vote no over Gibraltar 20 November 2018 Related TopicsBrexit Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBrexit could have big implications for Gibraltar which gave the highest vote to remain in the EU referendum. Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has said Spain will reject the draft Brexit withdrawal deal without a clarification of the text on future talks on the status of Gibraltar. Spain maintains a claim to the peninsula, ceded to the British crown under the 1713 Treaty of Utrecht. It wants to ensure that future EU talks with the UK do not cover Gibraltar. "As things stand today if there are no changes regarding Gibraltar, Spain will vote no on Brexit," said Mr Sánchez. Throughout the Brexit negotiations, Spain - along with Ireland and Cyprus - has conducted separate talks with the UK about specific border issues. On Monday Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell spelt out that the draft Brexit deal failed to make clear that talks on Gibraltar were "separate negotiations" and not part of future talks between the UK and EU. Mr Sánchez added his weight to those remarks on Tuesday at a forum in Madrid, emphasising that any future negotiations on Gibraltar had to be bilateral. "As a country we cannot assume that whatever happens in the future with Gibraltar would be negotiated by the UK and EU - it will have to be negotiated between Spain and the UK," he said. What is Spain's problem with the Brexit text? Article 184 of the draft Brexit deal says the EU and the UK will seek to "negotiate rapidly the agreements governing their future relationship" between the official day of withdrawal on 29 March 2019 and the end of a transition period in December 2020. But Spain believes the article in question is ambiguous and wants to ensure that this does not apply to the future of Gibraltar. It insists on its future right to discuss the status of the peninsula bilaterally with the UK, and is seeking clarity that this draft deal will allow it to do so. Spain hopeful of Gibraltar deal by summer Gibraltar angered by Spain's EU 'veto' Gibraltar's Chief Minister Fabian Picardo has accused Spain of adopting a "well-known tactic" of raising issues at the last minute. He said Spain's position "does little to build mutual confidence and trust going forward". Skip Twitter post by @FabianPicardo Report End of Twitter post by @FabianPicardo What will Brexit mean for Britain's overseas territories? Pictures of life on the Rock Read more about Gibraltar here A spokesperson for UK Prime Minister Theresa May meanwhile said the draft deal covers Gibraltar as well as "the other overseas territories and the crown dependencies". "We will get a deal that works for the whole UK family." Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Gibraltar is an important UK military base Though Spain ceded the peninsula under the 1713 treaty, it has tried several times to regain control over it. A referendum in the territory in 1967 saw 99.6% of residents vote to remain British. A proposal for joint sovereignty was also decisively rejected by Gibraltarians in a 2002 vote. Spain closed its border with Gibraltar after the 1967 vote and did not fully reopen it until 1985, the year before Spain joined the European Economic Community - the forerunner of the EU. View the full article Read this BBC: Brexit: DUP tells Theresa May to 'keep her side of the bargain' Read this BBC: 'Black cab rapist' John Worboys to stay in prison 'Black cab rapist' John Worboys to stay in prison 19 November 2018 Related TopicsJohn Worboys case Image copyright Metropolitan Police Image caption John Worboys was jailed in 2009 for a string of sex attacks on women in his taxi The "black cab rapist" John Worboys must stay in prison, the Parole Board has ruled. Worboys who is now known as John Radford, was jailed in 2009 for assaults on 12 women in London. Among reasons given for refusing the 61-year-old parole were his "sense of sexual entitlement" and a need to control women. In January the Parole Board said he would be freed after serving 10 years, but victims challenged the decision. The High Court overturned the board's original ruling and sided with the legal challenge. The BBC has seen a summary of the reasons why the Parole Board has now refused to release Worboys, which include "risk factors" such as Worboys' "sexual preoccupation, a sense of sexual entitlement and a belief that rape is acceptable". Image copyright Metropolitan Police Image caption The black cab used by Worboys in his attacks At his trial at Croydon Crown Court in 2009, jurors were told Worboys picked up his victims in London's West End. The court heard Worboys claimed he had won the lottery or had won money at casinos and offered his victims a glass of celebratory champagne laced with sedatives. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionVictim: 'The police assumed I was some drunk' Worboys was convicted of 19 offences including one count of rape, five sexual assaults, one attempted assault and 12 drugging charges. As well as being ordered to serve at least eight years, Worboys was given an indeterminate sentence, meaning he could be kept in prison as for as long as he was deemed to remain a danger to the public. Launch of legal bid against Worboys' release Would London ban be enforceable? Victims told Worboys would serve life-sentence Police believe Worboys may have carried out more than 100 rapes and sexual assaults on women in London between 2002 and 2008. Image copyright Metropolitan Police Image caption Police found a "rape kit" with contraceptives and drugs in Worboys' cab Among the documents considered by the panel were a 1,255 page dossier on Worboys and personal statements from seven victims. It concluded: "After considering the circumstances of offending, the progress made while in custody, and the evidence presented within the dossier, the panel was not satisfied that Mr Worboys was suitable for release or progression to the open estate." The Parole Board said under current legislation Worboys will be eligible for a further review "within two years", but this would be at a date set by the Ministry of Justice. View the full article Read this NCA: After nearly four years on the run, drug trafficker jailed for seven years Home News After nearly four years on the run, drug trafficker jailed for seven years Return to News 19 November 2018 A man who went on the run for almost four years to escape drug trafficking charges has been jailed for seven years and three months. Michael Lloyd, aged 31, originally from the East London/Essex area, was wanted by the National Crime Agency (NCA) in connection with an attempt to import 15 kilos of cocaine in 2014. Three British men were arrested for their involvement in the conspiracy but Lloyd went into hiding. He was located during a joint operation with the Spanish authorities to track down a separate fugitive, Jamie Acourt, wanted by the Metropolitan Police as part of an investigation into unrelated offences. The two men were found residing together in Barcelona. Lloyd was extradited back to the UK and pleaded guilty to conspiring to import class A drugs on 6 July 2018. Today (19 November) at Birmingham Crown Court he was sentenced to seven years and three months in prison. Colin Williams, NCA Branch Commander, said: “Our ability to work closely and quickly with our Spanish partners led the arrest of Lloyd and his subsequent extradition back to the UK. “After four years on the run, he’s been forced to face up to his crime and a seven year jail term. “Many criminals believe they can evade law enforcement and slip under the radar. This case is another example of the fact there is no safe haven for fugitives.” Share this Page: View the full article Read this Read More Police News