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Why is Salman Rushdie so controversial?

National News August 12, 2022 at 3:21 pm

Salman Rushdie is an Indian-born British author whose writing about religion and politics has made him controversial in some parts of the world.

Author Salman Rushdie stabbed in the neck at event in New York

National News August 12, 2022 at 3:09 pm

Author Sir Salman Rushdie, who has faced death threats for his novel The Satanic Verses, has been stabbed in the neck while on stage at an event in New York state.

Author Salman Rushdie stabbed in neck and abdomen on stage at US event – as suspect identified

National News August 12, 2022 at 3:09 pm

Author Sir Salman Rushdie, who has faced death threats for his novel The Satanic Verses, has been stabbed at least once in the neck and once in the abdomen while on stage at an event in New York state.

Fears over long-term water supplies as drought sees levels under Britain fall ‘exceptionally low’

National News August 12, 2022 at 2:54 pm

Water levels in aquifers beneath Britain are exceptionally low in some areas after months of dry weather, according to new data.

Ryan Giggs’ ex screamed in pain during 999 call, trial hears

BBC Wales Sport August 12, 2022 at 2:48 pm

The ex-Manchester United star denies using controlling behaviour and assaulting two women.

Man in court charged with murder and attempted murder of his wife after firearms incident on Skye

National News August 12, 2022 at 2:00 pm

A 39-year-old man has appeared in court charged with murder as well as the attempted murder of his wife and two other people following a series of firearm incidents in northwest Scotland.

Video of Ryan Giggs arrest played to assault trial as 999 call describes ‘blood everywhere’

National News August 12, 2022 at 1:36 pm

Ryan Giggs had “blood around his mouth” after he allegedly headbutted his ex-girlfriend, a court has heard, as the footballer’s assault trial was shown video footage of his arrest. 

Pensioner cleared of causing five-month-old baby’s death by careless driving due to undiagnosed dementia

National News August 12, 2022 at 12:41 pm

A pensioner has been found not guilty by reason of insanity of causing a baby boy’s death through careless driving.

NHS trust that gave out teabags to staff says gesture has been ‘taken out of context’ after backlash

National News August 12, 2022 at 12:27 pm

An NHS trust that gave teabags to staff as a “little treat to say thank you” says it’s a shame that the gesture has been “taken out of context”.

Truss accused of ‘using’ Jewish community to attack civil service over antisemitism

National News August 12, 2022 at 12:04 pm

Liz Truss, the Conservative leadership frontrunner, has been criticised after accusing the civil service of having a “woke” culture that “strays into antisemitism”.