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Assemble, winners of the 2015 Turner Prize at the Tramway, Glasgow. Picture: Robert Perry
Assemble, winners of the 2015 Turner Prize at the Tramway, Glasgow. Picture: Robert Perry
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Today’s top stories on social media from Scotland and beyond, including more outspoken remarks from Donald Trump and this year’s Turner Prize winners

Donald Trump calls for Muslim ban from US

Donald Trump has come under fire again - this time for saying America should refuse entry to all Muslims. The Republican frontrunner for the presidential candidacy announced this proposed ban at a party rally and said it would apply to immigrants and visitors alike, a sweeping prohibition affecting all adherents of a religion practised by more than a billion people worldwide.

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Assemble win Turner Prize

A collective of young architects and designers has won the coveted Turner Prize, the first to be hosted in Glasgow. They are the first “non-artist” to win the prize, for their innovative work in transforming part of a Liverpool housing estate. The prize was announced last night at Tramway.

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Kendrick Lamar tops Grammy Award nominees

Rapper Kendrick Lamar has secured 11 nominations for this year’s Grammy Awards, including for song and album of the year, more than any other artist. Taylor Swift and The Weeknd secured seven nominations each for the event, taking place in February.

Britain Against Cancer

The Britain Against Cancer campaign is taking centre stage at a conference today as people affected by the disease demand better treatment and serious investment into research and technology. Speakers include shadow health secretary Heidi Alexander.

Shirley Stelfox has passed away

Tributes have been flowing in for Emmerdale actress Shirley Stelfox, who died following a short illness.

Best known for playing Edna Birch for the past 15 years, the 74-year-old passed away after losing a battle with cancer.