TODAY’S top stories on social media from Scotland and beyond, including a boost for Nicola Sturgeon and a big Stone Roses announcement
Scottish Labour votes to get rid of Trident
At the climax of the weekend’s Scottish Labour Party conference, Labour delegates have overwhelmingly backed a motion to abandon the Trident nuclear weapons system. This move may have come as a shock to new Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale, who supports Trident, but UK party leader Jeremy Corbyn has publicly welcomed the outcome. The vote has caused controversy across the web, prompting UK Labour to stress that their position on the subject has not changed.
Stone Roses expected to make big announcement within next 24 hours
The internet was on tenterhooks this afternoon as it awaited an imminent announcement from alternative rock band The Stone Roses. First popular in the early 1990s, the band are expected to reveal news about a possible upcoming album or live tour in the few hours. The rumours began earlier today when posters bearing The Stone Roses’s iconic lemon logo began to appear around their home town of Manchester. The band are trending on Twitter as a result, although some fans have concerns that a new album may tarnish fond memories of the group’s earlier work.
Funeral of PC Dave Phillips takes place in Liverpool
The funeral of murdered Merseyside police officer PC Dave Phillips took place at Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral today. The 34-year-old was killed in a hit-and-run incident in early October. Hundreds of police officers, family and friends turned up to pay their last respects to Pc Phillips, while otherss took to Twitter to share their sympathy for the officers and his family.
Nicola Sturgeon found to be most popular person among Scots
A recent study has found that First Minister and leader of the SNP Nicola Sturgeon is the most widely appreciated person among Scots today. The analysis was carried out by market researchers YouGov, who asked around 30,000 Scottish people to rank 5,000 famous faces, celebrities and public figures by personal preference. Andy Murray and Billy Connolly were voted in second and third behind Sturgeon.
NaNoWriMo kicks off for another year
Worldwide internet-based creative project National Novel Writing Month (otherwise known as NaNoWriMo) began its 16th year yesterday, with hundreds of thousands of hopeful writers attempting to write an entire book during November. Those taking part have been taking to Twitter today with the hashtag #NaNoWriMo to share their progress and motivate both themselves and each other for what is sure to be a gruelling month ahead. All pieces of writing must reach a minimum of 50,000 words by noon on November 30 to qualify as a NaNoWriMo novel.