British singer Jessie J performs at the MTV Europe Music Awards show in Belfast November 6, 2011. Members of the King's Troop Horse Artillery fire a 41 Royal Gun Salute at Green Park in London, Britain. Nicola Sturgeon announced that the current travel restrictions in place across Scotland would become law, making it illegal to travel outside a level three or four area.. Ashura, which falls on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of Prophet Mohammad, who was killed in the 7th century battle of Kerbala. A youth throws a petrol bomb at police during riots with police in Athens' Syntagma (Constitution) square. The Lunar New Year began on January 23 and marked the start of the Year of the Dragon, according to the Chinese zodiac. It took some 1000 children from United Nations schools to create the project produced as part of the "Peace on Earth" project, which will be broadcast globally from Bethlehem's Manger Square on Christmas day, a U.N. press release said. Prisoners wade through a flooded jail as they evacuate to another jail at Ayutthaya prison in Ayutthaya province, nearly 80 km (50 miles) north of Bangkok. SCOTS will be banned from leaving the country and anyone crossing the border will be slapped with a fine as new travel bans come into force. The Welsh government says: “Travel out of Wales is only allowed under limited circumstances, such as for work or education.”, Read our full mailing list consent terms here. The ship returned in time for Christmas after a seven and a half month deployment. The cause of its death is still unknown, local media said. Five huge tunnelling machines are now in operation in west, east and southeast London with over 5 miles (9km) of tunnels now built. Thailand's worst floods in half a century have killed more than 500 people, damaged millions of tonnes of rice, forced a series of industrial estates to close and threaten to inundate the capital, Bangkok. Saleh signed a deal on Wednesday under which he stepped down from 33 years in power and 10 months of protests against his rule that have brought the country to the edge of civil war. And there must be no non-essential travel between Scotland and other parts of the UK. Separately, Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay told reporters some 10 buildings had collapsed in Van city and around 25-30 buildings collapsed in the nearby district of Ercis. He told the BBC's Good Morning Scotland programme the effect could be similar to when the wearing of face masks in certain places became mandatory. Ugandans Kenneth Sebagal (R) and Malou Geofrey from Third Country Nationals, that provide base security for Camp Kalsu, walk through the base near Hillla, as they leave the base after serving at the camp en route for home to Uganda. It is important for everyone's safety that we all minimise such travel as much as possible.". The number 2012 is written with sparklers during a long exposure in front of St. Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom) during New Year's Eve celebrations in Vienna. If we can show there will be an outcome, people might be better able to put up with stricter restrictions. First lady Michelle Obama and U.S. President Barack Obama applaud troops at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. A 14-day-old baby was rescued alive from the rubble of a collapsed building on Tuesday, 46 hours after an earthquake struck southeast Turkey, a Reuters Television journalist said. Anarchists burn flares, shout and hold a banner during a protest after voting closed in Russia's parliamentary election in central Moscow. James Wallace wears a kilt as he stands outside the entrance to Edinburgh castle. .css-1snjdh1-IconContainer{display:none;height:0.875em;width:0.875em;vertical-align:-0.0625em;margin-right:0.25em;}Long watch: Is this Russian cult leader a fraud? Those with reasonable excuse (see below) will be allowed to enter Scotland, however. Read about our approach to external linking. Police detain a participant during an opposition protest in Moscow on March 5, 2012. In pictures: Defiant Russians rally for opposition, PM talks to Biden in first call since inauguration, The homeless addict who became a history professor, The man who invited the world over for dinner. How the pandemic has changed the world economy, The paper that helped the homeless. Hotels, B&Bs and self-catering can remain open for essential customers only, such as those travelling for work. “For all these reasons, our advice is not to book non-essential overseas travel.”, In explaining why the rules for common travel area is different from international travel, the Scottish government explained: “Given the volume of essential travel between Scotland and the rest of the UK and the impracticability of detecting such movements within Great Britain, a different approach is needed from that for international travel.”. The Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, begins on January 23 and marks the start of the Year of the Dragon, according to the Chinese zodiac. But a person who does not live in Scotland may travel through Scotland in order to reach a place outwith Scotland.”. Major palm oil buyers and suppliers will assess the impact of erratic weather, a looming global recession and resilient demand on prices at an annual Indonesian industry meeting this week. The nearly two-month-old encampment is among the oldest and largest on the West Coast aligned with the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations protesting economic inequality in the country and the excesses of the U.S. financial system. Israeli youths with their faces painted hold signs during a demonstration in protest of the discrimination against Israelis of Ethiopian descent, in Jerusalem. The guitar is being auctioned by Julien's Auctions in New York and is estimated to sell for between $200,000 and $300,000 US dollars. Thousands of students marched in a nationwide protest against the government's reform of public universities, student organizations said. It also advised: “You should carefully consider your holiday and travel options, in light of the continuing COVID-19 threat. The First Minister announced that Edinburgh, Clackmannanshire, Falkirk, Inverclyde, North Ayrshire, Dundee, Fife, Perth & Kinross and Angus will currently remain at level 3. © 2021 BBC. She said the … Scotland’s travel ban will not be enforced by road blocks or routine stops, Police Scotland has said. But from Friday, the first minister confirmed that advice would become law: A further nine local authorities are in level three, in addition to the 11 council areas under the highest level of restrictions. Tens of thousands of people packed a provincial town square to celebrate the first anniversary on Saturday of Tunisia's democratic revolution in the place where it began, unleashing a tide of popular revolt that has transformed the Arab world. Russia will vote in parliamentary elections on December 4. Three people were killed and eight others wounded in a suspected suicide bombing at a house in the northwestern city of Peshawar, police officials said. China launched the unmanned Shenzhou 8 spacecraft early on Tuesday, paving the way for a docking exercise with another craft. Yang Guang, a male giant panda, eats bamboo as he sits in his new enclosure at Edinburgh Zoo during a press view in Edinburgh. Nicola Sturgeon has announced a ban on travel into Scotland from the rest of the UK. Japan's PM Noda arrives for a news conference after the conclusion of the APEC Summit in Honolulu, Hawaii, Officials from TEPCO and Japanese journalists look at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant from a bus in Fukushima, Artist Ted Harrison poses for photographs with his art installation at St Paul's Cathedral, in London, Crosses commemorating the British military casualties in Afghanistan are seen in the Field of Remembrance outside Westminster Abbey in central London. He spoke to BBC political correspondent Chris Mason. The beds, which are modified for the Hong Kong market, have adjustable ceilings, a large air conditioner and a TV. .css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link{color:inherit;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited{color:#696969;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited{-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link:hover,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited:hover,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link:focus,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited:focus{color:#B80000;-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link::after,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited::after{content:'';position:absolute;top:0;right:0;bottom:0;left:0;z-index:2;}Covid in Scotland: Level 4 lockdown to be imposed in 11 council areas. Wales, which just ended its “fire-break” lockdown, has an indefinite “non-essential travel” ban in place. Receding floodwaters north of Bangkok have reduced the threat to the Thai capital, the prime minister said on Saturday, but high tides in the Gulf of Thailand will still test the city's flood defences. If you are reading this page on the BBC News app, you will need to visit the mobile version of the BBC website to submit your question on this topic. Nepal ceased issuing refugee papers to Tibetans in 1989 and recognizes Tibet to be a part of China. The new legislation specifies: “A person who lives in a place within the common travel area… must not enter or remain in Scotland. {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}}, Everything you need to know about the Scotland travel ban. Thai rescue workers scrambled on Monday to prevent a humanitarian disaster as the worst flooding in half a century swamped large sections of the country, shut factories and stranded thousands of people. But the current coronavirus pandemic means there are varying travel restrictions across the UK, which in some cases mean you cannot travel to Scotland. Members of the Mashco-Piro tribe observe an expedition of the Spanish Geographical Society from across the Alto Madre de Dios river in the Amazon basin of southeastern Peru, as photographed through a telescope by Spanish explorer Diego Cortijo on November 16, 2011, and distributed by Survival International on January 31, 2012. The docking, if successful, will pave the way for China to operate a permanent space station around 2020, and make the nation the world's third to do so. Journeys to school, college or university are permitted where teaching is not provided remotely. In level one areas, all hospitality premises must shut by 10.30pm; in level two alcohol is only permitted if sold alongside a meal; and, in level three areas, no alcohol can be sold and all establishments must close by 6pm. Northern Ireland, which recently ended its “circuit-breaker”, is a bit more ambiguous. A relative of one of the nine men accused of orchestrating the April 28 bombing of an outdoor cafe, gestures as he attends the final hearing in court in Sale.. A Moroccan judge sentenced Adel Othmani to death on Friday for plotting and carrying out the bomb attack on the cafe in Marrakesh that killed 17 people, including eight French nationals. Turkey's Kandilli Observatory estimates that some 500 to 1,000 people were killed in a powerful earthquake in southeast Turkey's Van province on Sunday, broadcaster CNN Turk reported. People living elsewhere in Scotland must not travel to level three or level four areas, except for essential purposes. Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, covered in blood, is pulled from a truck by NTC fighters in Sirte in this still image taken from video footage. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? Professor Stephen Reicher, a social psychologist who advises the Scottish government, said enforcing the travel ban would "certainly" have an impact on how people behave. Protesters and members of Occupy Wall Street wait for the start of the march, during an annual demonstration calling for a stop to police brutality in New York. (PA), This model village is a replica of Bourton-on-the-Water in 1;9: scale and was opened in 1937 on Coronation day. People gather during a ceremony marking the first anniversary of the Tunisian Revolution in Sidi Bouzid. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. Demonstrators worldwide shouted their rage on Saturday against bankers and politicians they accuse of ruining economies and condemning millions to hardship through greed and bad government. Cross-border travel has been banned and it will be against the law to travel outside local council areas - except for essential reasons. A young man stands weeping near a wall damaged by shrapnel from a bomb attack in Peshawar. Within a region, things are a little more flexible. (Getty), Designer Susana Soares holds an insect cookie made from a flour of crushed insects and water and printed on a 3D printer, at the new Insects au Gratin installation, exploring the benefits of eating bugs, at the Wellcome Collection in central London. Palestinian boys throw oranges towards Israeli police during clashes in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Shuafat. The new Crossrail route includes a 26 mile (42km) section of tunnels beneath London. Table service is compulsory, as is wearing a mask when moving around the restaurant or not eating and drinking. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. Drivers considering flouting Nicola Sturgeon's travel ban between England and Scotland should not "chance it", her most senior police officer has warned them as … The composite infrared image taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the cloud of dust and gas 4,500 light years away from earth in the constellation Cygnus. A nun casts her vote at a polling booth in Sarajevo. A series of dances take place throughout the day, beginning at 7am, all over the Cornish town and even in and out of private houses and shops, 6 May 2013: Sir Sam, right, is knocked off his horse by Sir Jasper, left, as the Knights of Royal England perform in a jousting tournament at Blenheim Palace, near Woodstock, Oxfordshire, 5 May 2013: Dancers from The Irish National Youth Ballet in rehearsals in the Dance House, Dublin, for their forthcoming shows Sleeping Beauty Suite, Oklahoma and Princess Iolanthe with full orchestra at the Civic Theatre, Tallaght, Dublin, 5 May 2013: Harvey, a long-haired Chihuahua is dressed up as Marilyn Monroe. Assistant Chief Constable Alan Speirs encouraged people to take personal responsibility and "do the right thing" to prevent the virus from spreading. Outdoor live events are also banned in level three areas, as are contact sports and training, plus indoor group exercise classes, for those aged 18 and over. Huaxi, also known as China's richest village, celebrates its 50th anniversary with the inauguration of a massive 328-meters (1,076 feet) high skyscraper that screams for attention from its lowly skyline. Australia believes Tse Chi Lop's syndicate controls up to 70% of narcotics entering the country. Employees carry babies as they expose the babies in the sun to prevent jaundice at the CareBay maternity care centre in Shanghai. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. The award is seen around her neck. CareBay provides services for "Zuo Yue Zi," or confinement period in Mandarin, a Chinese practice for mothers who have just given birth to stay indoors, undergo a restrictive diet and set of activities for a month. They are aimed at university students and budget mainland Chinese travellers visiting the territory and will cost $450 a month or $30 a night, according to the manufacturer. Anti-Wall Street protesters in Oakland rejected a call by the California city's police union on Friday for them to leave their encampment, creating the potential for a showdown. So too is travel for shared parenting or between the two parts of an extended household. You should not meet indoors in your bedroom or self-catered accommodation.”. As of Thursday 5 November, England has been under a second nationwide lockdown, which bans domestic and international leisure travel. Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. Scotland travel ban: Is Nicola Sturgeon going to ban English visitors? Five men jumped into the muddy waters of the Tiber, continuing an annual tradition which dates back to 1946. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? Colombian students mock riot police during a demonstration in Bogota October 26, 2011. "The chief constable has said publicly on numerous occasions that we will not be routinely stopping vehicles or setting up road blocks, and that will not change as a result of travel restrictions now being in law. Havel, a dissident playwright who was jailed by Communists and then went on to lead the bloodless "Velvet Revolution" and become Czech president, died at 75 on Sunday. A cruise ship that ran aground is seen off the west coast of Italy at Giglio island. (PA). Christmas Day bubbles will still be allowed, but only on the 25th of December. Police raided the Zakariya madrassa late on Monday on the outskirts of Karachi, Pakistan's commercial hub. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year the Collect international art fair for contemporary objects, brings together galleries representing the work of numerous artists. Enthusiasts gathered at the Picture House in Stratford to parade their dogs dressed up as famous Sci-Fi characters as part a London-wide event called Sci-Fi London, 5 May 2013: Participants recover after taking part in the annual Maldon Mud Race in Maldon, Essex, that sees people running on a short course across a muddy estuary in fancy dress to raise money for charities, 5 May 2013: Members of the public look on as the thirty story tower block at Birnie Court is demolished in Glasgow,Scotland. Occupy Amsterdam demonstrators have set up tents on the Beursplein since October 15, 2011. He added: "We will use enforcement as a last resort where there is a clear breach of the legislation. Most stars are thought to form in huge star-forming regions like Cygnus X. If you’re a resident in a Scottish region classed as level three or four, you must not leave the area without an essential reason. Locals gather around bodies of people who were killed in air strikes in Ortasu village near the southeastern Turkish town of Sirnak. An employee writes a note on the message board at the new headquarters of Facebook in Menlo Park, California. Vendors and local residents said police used bulldozers and razed the local market in an effort to tidy the city ahead of a three-day visit by Pope Benedict XVI. Announcing the news on Tuesday, Nicola Sturgeon confirmed those living in Level 3 and Level 4 areas must not travel out of their own council area by law. Several tons of dead herring washed up on a beach in Nordreisa, northern Norway, at the weekend, puzzling locals and marine scientists. The rules are constantly changing, as are the areas affected. An Iranian student holds up an anti-U.S. poster as he attends a demonstration to show his support for Iran's nuclear program, before a ceremony to form a human chain around the Uranium Conversion Facility (UCF), in Isfahan. 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