By Lynn Rusk and Carly Bell Theresa May has announced a delay to tomorrow’s crucial Brexit vote after […]
By Gemma Stroyan Despite the deaths of 4 horses last week, Musselburgh Racecourse is open for the Christmas […]
By Róisín Kilroy As a potential no deal Brexit looms, National Farming Union Scotland has reached out to […]
By Carly Bell and Róisín Kilroy: We explored the front pages of today’s papers in Scotland, take a […]
By Gus Kubiak PM TRIES TO SELL BREXIT Theresa May is defending her Brexit plan which was backed […]
By Peter Urpeth
Photo Above: Denise Christie © FBU Scotland on Twitter
Ahead of its march and rally to the Scottish Parliament tomorrow, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has called for an end to cuts to the fire service, and for the Scottish Government to use its tax-raising powers to fund public services across Scotland.
Photo Above: Jeremy Corbon © RevolutionBahrainMC on Wikipedia Commons
By Peter Urpeth
A noisy and combative PMQs ahead of the budget today was dominated by rows over Brexit, with Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn attacking the Prime Minister on issues ranging from Northern Ireland and worker’s rights to immigration and tax avoidance.
Photo Above: Edinburgh Christmas Market © Silja Froehlich
By Silja Froelich
Edinburgh these days feels like strolling through Santa Claus’ winter wonderland. Blinking trees, gift ribbon decorated houses and sparkling light chains illuminate the town. Once again, Edinburgh’s Christmas market opens its doors, adding extra glow to Scotland’s capital.
A Glasgow man, who is serving a life sentence for murdering a woman while he was dressed in drag, was today found guilty of embezzlement for pretending to be his former spouse in order to steal almost £120,000.
Prime Minister Theresa May has hinted that next week’s UK budget might contain a move to alleviate the […]
Australia same-sex marriage referendum result Australians in support of same-sex marriage are celebrating today after over 60% of citizens […]
A 90-year-old convicted sex offender has had his sentence deferred today at Edinburgh’s High Court after it was […]
By Aisling Press and Peter Urpeth Union Unite has pledged to put BI-Fab’s yards into lock-down with no […]
Scottish Labour has been thrown into disarray just days before the announcement of the results in its leadership […]
BREAKING NEWS – The jobless rate in the UK has fallen by 59,000 in the past two years. […]
Dr. Bell’s Family Centre launches an appeal to raise £25,000 by April 2017
Scottish councils could face a combined funding gap of £553 million by 2018, according to a new report from the Accounts Commission.
The Commission has said that based on figures from 2015/16, local authorities are currently in good financial health but have found that there could be “significant challenges” in the future.
About 60,000 homes are expected to be built in Lothian as a part of the City Deal Programme. It hopes to transform the City of Edinburgh’s housing situation by providing 25,000 extra homes by 2026, according to official estimates.
Last week’s Autumn Statement revealed the UK Government is committed to securing a multi-billion pound investment in the Lothian region, to respond to the growth in population that has recently affected the area.
The devolution of rail services in Scotland could be a step closer, after a report released today by think tank Reform Scotland harshly criticised ScotRail for failing to deliver an acceptable standard of service.
Transport Minister, Humza Yousaf, renewed calls for devolution of responsibility for Scottish train services, to the Scottish Government.
The Minister said:
“Network rail should be devolved to Scotland. That’s a call I’ve made, that’s a call my predecessors collectively have previously as well, and now it seems Labour politicians are making the same case as well. I welcome that [agreement] from Tom Harris and welcome that [report] from Reform Scotland.”
Dr Bell’s Family Centre has put to rest claims that the on-going funding crisis could result in closure by […]
Newly elected UKIP leader, Paul Nuttall, called for English devolution in his first speech as UKIP leader after previously suggesting Scottish MPs should be removed from the House of Commons.
Nuttall has replaced Nigel Farage as permanent leader of the party winning over 60% of the vote in the second Leadership election the party has had in the last 3 months.
The last election was labelled a shambles after Diane James, elected in September, resigned only 18 days later, subsequently leaving the party. Nigel Farage had to return to the leadership role while a new leader was selected.
The appeal to reduce convicted murderer Tamveer Ahmed’s 27 year sentence was quashed today at the High Court in Edinburgh.
Ahmed, 32, from Bradford in Yorkshire, murdered 40 year old shopkeeper Asas Shah in a brutal knife attack which left Shah with injuries similar to those seen in a road traffic accident.
A Scottish footballer has come forward about his abuse from former football coach, Barry Bennell.
Dougie Gilligan, from Hamilton, claims he was abused on two separate occasions during a coaching camp when he was 13 years old, by the convicted paedophile, Bennell.
Dr Bell’s Family Centre in Leith has been forced to sack staff members following funding cuts. The Leith-based […]
Virgin Trains has responded to this morning’s incident and the continued disruption at Edinburgh Waverley station today. A […]
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Scottish councils could face a combined funding gap of £553 million by 2018, according to a new report […]
Virgin train customers face severe disruption after a train derailment in Edinburgh this morning has left multiple services […]
by Cormac Rae
Parents and students from Boroughmuir High School complained of a two tiered queuing system at a nearby Tesco metro store.
According to reports, private school George Watson’s student were not required to queue whilst state school Boroughmuir students were allegedly made to wait in a line.
Controversy occurred when a parent and lecturer at Edinburgh University, Neil Pollock engaged in a Twitter spat with a Tesco representative.