Economic gloom overshadows Hammond’s Budget

By Peter Urpeth

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Chancellor Phillip Hammond produced a Budget with higher than expected spending and with a raft of new commitments, despite predictions for a slowing of economic growth over the next five years.

In an upbeat statement the Chancellor pledged to “embrace the opportunities of Brexit” and to “follow-through on the pledge for new home building”,  whilst continuing the Tory government’s drive  to see significant declines in public borrowing and debt with debt peaking at over 86% of national income this year before falling.

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Comedians take a Stand in refugee charity gig

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By Ian McNally

A collection of comedians took to the stage in Edinburgh last night, with over £700 in proceeds going to two leading refugee charities.

Benefit in Aid of Refugee Community Kitchen and CRIBS International was held at The Stand Comedy Club on York Place.

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2 millionth visitor breaks National Museum of Scotland record

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By Becca Inglis

The National Museum of Scotland announced a record number of annual visitors yesterday.

So far, two million people have crossed the museum’s threshold this year, the first time that this milestone has been reached in its 150 year history. Continue reading 2 millionth visitor breaks National Museum of Scotland record