18 December 2020 12:33
John Swinney said on Thursday that the Cabinet would meet as it usually does on Tuesday to discuss restrictions across the country, but would not rule out the imposition of strict new measures across Scotland. The region moved to level one just last week but the number of cases has risen by more than 100 in the past seven days, with Scottish Borders Council leader Shona Haslam warning there was a "good chance" of tighter restrictions being needed. Mr Swinney's comments follow the Welsh Government announcing on Wednesday that tougher restrictions will be imposed on the country immediately after the Christmas easing period, which is due to end on December 27. Asked specifically if there could be greater restrictions or a possible lockdown, he said he "can't rule it out" due to the country being "on a rising tide of coronavirus cases". Mr Swinney also said it is too early to say if areas of Scotland will be moved into higher levels of protection when the Cabinet meets on Tuesday, a session that is not expected to go ahead over the Christmas period, but was announced by the First Minister on Tuesday.
No ifs, no buts, there is no relaxation on the requirements of the area in which you live." Responding to the prospect of a post-Christmas lockdown, Scottish Conservative Shadow Health spokesman Donald Cameron, said: "Over the Christmas period, everyone has a duty to do all we can to minimise the spread of the virus. Kym Marsh and Gethin Jones will return for a second series of BBC Daytime show 'Morning Live' early next year The BBC Daytime show has averaged an audience of 1.4 million each day since it launched at the end of October, and presenter Kym Marsh, who co-hosts the show with Gethin Jones, "can't wait" to return to the programme in early 2021. Carla-Maria Lawson, Head of BBC Daytime and Early-Peak, said: "We're delighted to be bringing back 'Morning Live' for 2021. The Serpent: release date of BBC drama about Bikini Killer Charles Sobhraj and who's in cast with Jenna Coleman? Shot on location in Thailand, and written by Ripper Street's Richard Warlow and Toby Finlay, eight-part series The Serpent is sure to be an intoxicating story of true-crime that will have tongues wagging well into 2021.
Jenna Coleman and Tahar Rahim in The Serpent, which is due to premiere on New Year's Day 2021 (Photo: BBC) The Serpent is indeed inspired by real events, and the story of French serial killer Charles Sobhraj and his girlfriend Marie-Andrée Leclerc is a true one. The central duo at the heart of the show's crime-spree story are Tahar Rahim and Jenna Coleman, who play Charles Sobhraj and Marie-Andrée Leclerc respectively. On joining The Serpent, Jenna Coleman said: "The Serpent intoxicated me into the dark seductive world of Charles Sobhraj.