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Salma Hayek shows off her freshly-dyed green hair in honor of Mexican Independence Day with pals

Salma Hayek celebrated Mexican Independence Day by undergoing an eye-catching hair transformation on Wednesday.  The 54-year-old actress, who was born in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico, appeared in high spirits, as she unveiled her freshly-colored strands to her nearly 16 million Instagram followers.  In the celebratory footage, which was set to festive music, she showed off sections of her … Read more Salma Hayek shows off her freshly-dyed green hair in honor of Mexican Independence Day with pals

Shetland Islands councillors overwhelmingly vote to probe independence from Scotland

The Shetland Islands vote to pursue independence from Scotland – so can Nicola Sturgeon turn them down without torpedoing her own bid for referendum? Council members argued decision-making had become increasingly centralised They said public funding for the islands had been cut under SNP Government  Voted in favour of exploring options of ‘financial and political self-determination’ … Read more Shetland Islands councillors overwhelmingly vote to probe independence from Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon vows fresh push for Scottish independence

Nicola Sturgeon today vowed a fresh push for Scottish independence with a law laying out the timetable for a referendum. The First Minister stoked the raging constitutional row as she unveiled her programme for government, including a Bill that will state the question that would be put to voters north of the border.   Ms Sturgeon … Read more Nicola Sturgeon vows fresh push for Scottish independence

Support for Scottish independence hits record high of 55% – the exact REVERSE of the 2014 referendum

Support for Scottish independence reaches record high of 55% – the exact REVERSE of the 2014 referendum – as Nicola Sturgeon seizes on Boris Johnson’s coronavirus shambles to boost bid to break up the union Breakaway backing now 55-45 in favour, the mirror opposite of 2014 result  Pro-independence organisation Business for Scotland commissioned the poll … Read more Support for Scottish independence hits record high of 55% – the exact REVERSE of the 2014 referendum

Police flee crowd celebrating Pakistan Independence Day

A group of heavily-outnumbered police officers fled a mob of hundreds of revellers attending an illegal party celebrating Pakistan Independence Day in locked-down Manchester. Party goers gathered in Manchester’s so-called ‘Curry Mile’ on Friday night, in breach of the city’s reinforced lockdown rules which restrict outdoor gatherings to up to six people with social distancing enforced. Police … Read more Police flee crowd celebrating Pakistan Independence Day

UK-financed projects in Scotland will fly a Union flag as Boris Johnson battles independence drive

UK government-financed projects in Scotland will fly a Union flag as Boris Johnson battles Nicola Sturgeon’s independence drive PM wants it to figure in same way as EU emblem on Brussels-funded schemes Move due to to come into effect after the transition period ends in December Comes as PM battles strong support for independence in … Read more UK-financed projects in Scotland will fly a Union flag as Boris Johnson battles independence drive

Principality of Hutt River dissolves after 50 years of ‘independence’ from Australia

A tiny slab of Australian outback that declared independence 50 years ago will finally rejoin the rest of the nation. The Principality of Hutt River was dramatically created on April 21, 1970, and covers just 75sqkm of remote Western Australia with a population of 23. The ‘micronation’ has its own flag and emblem and produces stamps, banknotes, … Read more Principality of Hutt River dissolves after 50 years of ‘independence’ from Australia

Four Hong Kong ‘students’ aged 16 to 21 are detained for ‘urging independence’ from China

Four Hong Kong ‘students’ aged 16 to 21 are detained for ‘urging independence’ from China in the region’s first arrests under its controversial national security law Three males and one female, aged 16 to 21, were arrested across Hong Kong  The youths were charged with inciting secession from the Chinese state   Police said the group … Read more Four Hong Kong ‘students’ aged 16 to 21 are detained for ‘urging independence’ from China

Russia report claims Moscow meddled in Scottish independence vote

Russia may have meddled in both the Scottish independence and Brexit referendums, a highly-anticipated report into allegations of Russian interference in British democracy is set to reveal. The suppressed report – the product of an 18 month-long investigation conducted by parliament’s cross-party Intelligence and Security Committee – is set to be published this week. The … Read more Russia report claims Moscow meddled in Scottish independence vote

Andrew Bailey delays rare meeting with Tory MPs amid questions over the Bank’s independence 

Andrew Bailey delays rare meeting with Tory MPs amid questions over the Bank’s independence By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 23:06 BST, 7 July 2020 | Updated: 23:06 BST, 7 July 2020 Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey has postponed a rare meeting with backbench Tory MPs amid questions over the Bank’s independence. … Read more Andrew Bailey delays rare meeting with Tory MPs amid questions over the Bank’s independence