News in 5 Minutes: Economic inequality driving poor health among Scots children, Brexit compromise options being “closed” by Westminster and the best use of a twitter hashtag in history

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TODAY’S INSTALMENT (26 January) of the the CommonSpace daily news roundup includes: Economic inequality driving poor health among Scots children, Brexit compromise options being “closed” by Westminster and the best use of a twitter hashtag in history.

News: Economic inequality driving poor health among Scots children

Scottish children among the least health in Europe, a new report finds

A new report by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has concluded that economic inequality is the key factor driving down the health of Scottish children. The major study found that the health of Scots children is among the worst in the world.

Politics: Scottish Brexit minister: Compromise options being “closed” by Westminster

Mike Russell says ball is in Westminster’s court regarding second independence referendum

Scotland’s Brexit minister has said that the Scottish Government’s attempts at compromise over Brexit are being “closed down” by the UK Government.

Sport: Gordon Reid put-out of Australian Open

Defending open wheelchair champion defeated

The British defending champion of the wheelchair singles in the Australian Open has been put out the competition in its first round by world number three Joachim Gerard.

Culture: Glasgow Film Festival gears up for world cinema showings

Celebrated festival to begin 12th annual event

Tickets are on sale for the twelfth annual Glasgow Film Festival. The revamped Glasgow Film Theatre will show a raft of new and international films alongside other cultural events.

Weather: Clear, crisp sunny day

Sunny across large parts of the east coast and Highlands

It will be a bright, clear but chilly day across Scotland, with the highest temperatures 8 or 9 degrees in the Highlands and Islands.

And another thing: #Fuckingwall

 

 

It’s the best use of a hastag in twitter history

Former Mexican president Vicente Fox Quesada has made another dazzaling intervention into the debate about US President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico. His latest statement makes excellent use of Twitter’s hashtag function.

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