A panda is pregnant and Scottish independence is back on the table

Dina Rickman@dinarickman
Tuesday 12 August 2014 12:00

Big news: Edinburgh Zoo has said it believes panda Tian Tian is pregnant and could give birth at the end of this month.

She was artificially inseminated earlier this year. Tian Tian and her partner, Yang Guang have been in Scotland since 2011.

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After the Commonwealth Games failed to provide a boost to the independence campaign, a new arrival could be exactly what the nationalists ordered.

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