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Irn-Bru ban due to illegal ingredient gets Scottish Canadians fizzing

But morning-after expatriates in Canada are being denied the fizzy drink thanks to a rogue ingredient. It contains a red food colouring, Ponceau 4R, which could cause hyperactivity in children and has been declared illegal by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. The body has written to the owner of a British foods speciality shop, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, telling him products ... Read More »

Scottish independence: Europeans with an eye on Edinburgh


Voters will go to the polls in September to decide whether Scotland should become an independent country. But what other Europeans are pressing for independence and how closely are they watching Scotland? 1. Catalonia The Catalan regional authorities have a long history of fighting the central authorities for greater autonomy, with many Catalans believing their language, culture and identity cannot ... Read More »