Monday… Through the night

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    Today saw outrage and disgust at an article regarding a recent rape-case that never actually happened and the use of the same article by Labour MSP Johann Lamont in seeking to attack rape conviction figures.  It can only be hoped that lessons will be learned from this incident.

    Today saw outrage and disgust at an article regarding a recent rape-case that never actually happened and the use of the same article by Labour MSP Johann Lamont in seeking to attack rape conviction figures.  It can only be hoped that lessons will be learned from this incident.

    Also, Rangers legend John Greig announced he was stepping down from his role at Ibrox.  A statue of Greig stands outside the gates of the stadium and his departure signals the end of an era at the Glasgow club.

    These stories, and many more featured on the news wires here and across the globe.  So, as most of Scotland sleeps, feel free to post your opinions and views on those stories listed below or any others that interest you.

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    • Bani Walid falls to the NTC

    After a six-week siege, the National Transitional Council of Libya, recognised by many world leaders as the legitimate government, have raised their own flags over Bani Walid. This now only leaves Sirte which is still in the hands of Gadaffi loyalists. Four NTC fighters have been killed and more than 80 injured on the last two days of fighting alone.Abdullah Naker, a leading commander of the NTC in Tripoli, said: “”We have reached the city centre [of Bani Walid] and have raised the flag.”

     

    • Dan Wheldon’s family pay tribute

    Clive Wheldon has paid tribute to his son Dan today, saying that he was “born to drive. The 33 year old died from his injuries after his car left the track during the Indycar event on Sunday. Mr Whelcon said: “The family would like to thank everybody for their support in such a difficult time.Daniel was born to be a racer and yesterday he left us doing what he loved, he was a champion on and off the track.”

     

    • Google and CAB team up for online safety

    Google and the Citizens’ Advice Bureau are to work in partnership on an online safety campaign. This will include encouraging people to use secure passwords, awareness of “phishing” and online child protection. The campain will be known as “Good to Know”. More information can be found at: www.google.co.uk/goodtoknow.

     

    • Chinese toddler ignored as she lies injured in street

    A Chinese toddler ignored by around 20 passers by after being run over twice has outraged many around the world. CCTV shows the injured two-year-old, names Yue Yue, lying in the street bleeding heavily while other people walk casually past her. She was eventually rescued by a rubbish collector and taken to hospital. One commenter on the Chinese version of Twitter said: “This just shows how abnormal is the moral situation in this society! The sad Chinese, poor China are we even rescuable?”

     

    • Met officer denies killing man during G20

    PC Simon Harwood of the Metropolitan Police pleaded not guilty today when asked to answer charges of unlawful killing over the death of Ian Tomlinson. Mr Tomlinson, who died during the G20 protests in 2009, was seen being pushed by Harwood and falling to the ground before he died. Harwood’s trial is set to begin on 13th June 2012.

     

    • Miliband calls for end to “crippling” energy prices

    The astronomical profits of energy companies should be used to lower “crippling” bills, Labour Leader Ed Milliband said today. Mr Milliband attacked David Cameron who has organised a summit to discuss this. This comes after Ofgem said on Friday that the profit margin for the “Big Six” companies was around £125 per customer per year. However, Phil Bentley, Chief Executive of British Gas, has claimed that prices will increase due to the costs of buying on the wholesale market.