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Drink-drive limit to be reduced in Scotland

The legal drink-driving limit will be reduced in Scotland from the beginning of December, STV reports.

Drinkers in Scotland will have to take extra care if they are driving. Credit: Johnny Green/PA

Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny McAskill has introduced new legislation cutting the limit from 80mg of alcohol to 50mg in every 100ml of blood.

The new law means that from December 5 there will be a lower drink-driving limit in Scotland than England and Wales.

Ashya King parents 'do not feel safe' to return to UK

The parents of five-year-old cancer patient Ashya King have said they do not feel safe to return to Britain.

Brett and Naghmeh King are set to travel to Spain after their son's proton therapy treatment came to an end.

The five-year-old has completed proton therapy treatment in Prague. Credit: PA Wire

Asked why he was reluctant to return to the UK, Mr King said there was "so much still at stake" and did not want to risk losing Ashya.

"At the moment we don't feel 100% safe, I suppose you would call it, contemplating being in England until perhaps they do this investigation into how everything was conducted for us," Mr King told Sky News.

"Once that has been established then we can think about going back to England. But for the time being we have been in contact with a doctor in Spain so we are continuing with (Ashya's) treatment in Spain instead of England."

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Police: This kind of exploitation has no place in modern society

Darrell Simester Credit: Wales News

Gwent Police have paid tribute to the '"remarkable courage and resilience" of Darrell Simester as Dan Doran Jnr was jailed for four-and-a-half years.

The years of exploitation of Darrell Simester by Dan Doran Jnr was an appalling betrayal, which took advantage of Darrell’s vulnerable and timid nature.

This conviction is a culmination of the Police, CPS and partners working closely together, and the strength and fortitude of the Simester family. Throughout this investigation and trial, Darrell and his family have shown remarkable courage and resilience and I again pay tribute to them for their determination to help to bring an offender to justice.

I sincerely hope that they can now move on with their lives.

Whilst this kind of prosecution is rare, incidents of slavery, servitude and forced labour continue to be identified across the UK. The police remain committed to working with partners in supporting vulnerable victims and prosecuting the offenders.

This kind of exploitation has no place in our modern society.

– Detective Superintendent Paul Griffiths, Gwent Police

Woman recalls efforts to save dying Canadian soldier

The woman who tried to resuscitate Nathan Cirillo as he lay dying at the Canadian National War Memorial has given an emotional radio interview about her experience.

Barbara Winters told CBC Radio she hoped Cpl Cirillo's parents would be comforted to know he had not died alone.

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Woman told dying soldier: 'You are brave, you are loved'

A woman who tried to save the life of Cpl Nathan Cirillo after he was shot in Ottawa has revealed what she told the soldier moments before he passed away.

Lawyer Barbara Winters was at the National War Memorial when Cirillo was gunned down by Michael Zehaf-Bibeau.

Soldier Nathan Cirillo was shot dead at Canada's National War Memorial. Credit: Reuters

"I told him he was loved and that he was a brave man and that he was a good man," she told CBC radio.

"I hope that's some comfort to his parents that he didn't just bleed alone on a sidewalk."

Doctors group: Thailand death shows risk of 'cheap surgery'

The death of a British woman in Thailand highlights the dangers of 'cheap surgery' abroad, one of the UK's leading plastic surgeons has said.

Michael Cadier, president of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, said: "This tragic case highlights how, if lured by the prospect of what is essentially 'cheap surgery', patients can be left vulnerable."

"In some cases, patients are even being treated by a person without proper surgical credentials - if any at all - which breaches all the fundamental guidelines for safe practice in cosmetic surgery in the UK," he added.

"When you go abroad in search of 'cheap cosmetic surgery', you're entrusting your life to individuals whose main concern may be their pocket - not the patient."

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