by Catherine Mumford, Susannah Radford, Fearghus Roulston, Orla Nr Sheaghdha Headlines: Listen to today’s 12.30 bulletin to join […]
By Giulia Mattei Yesterday morning, Tuesday the 22nd of March, students from all over Scotland gathered together in […]
by Gráinne Byrne
As we approach the last official day for Holyrood MSPs before Parliamentary recess, opposing parties are marking their line in the sand ahead of tomorrow’s final questions session. This final session, before dissolution, sets the tone for a battle between the parties leading to the election on 5 May 2011.
In an attempt to engage with the public, First Minister Alex Salmond and his main opponent, Labour leader Iain Gray, will take part in various debates over the next few weeks. Key issues in the frame include higher education, the economy, the health system and, perhaps most importantly, how they will deal with the financial cuts.
by Patrick McPartlin and Tom Barry
With the closure of RAF Kinloss in Moray already confirmed, fears are mounting over the future of Scotland’s other airbases in Lossiemouth and Leuchars following orders by the Westminster government to cut RAF spending as part of the strategic defence review.
Campaigners are set to hand in a petition with 7000 signatures to Downing Street, protesting the closure of the RAF Leuchars airbase. There are more than 21,000 members of the Save RAF Leuchars group on Facebook, which has been set up by Residents Action Force Leuchars.
by Tom Barry
Social networking website Twitter celebrates its fifth birthday today.
The micro-blogging site, which enables users to follow the antics of friends and celebrities via posted updates known as tweets, was founded in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey, and has since grown from the simple idea of an individual using an SMS service to communicate with a small group to being one of the most popular forms of communication in the world and is today estimated to have over 200 million users, generating 65 million tweets a day.
By Edoardo Zandona’ UPDATE (15:06) Libyan Youth Movement reports via Twitter: “very large explosions heard and continuing west […]
By Michael Mckeand Yemeni forces have opened fire on protesters in Sanaa killing at least 30 people and […]
By Edoardo Zandona’
The U.N. Security Council approved a resolution last night endorsing military forces to intervene against Muammar Gaddafi in Libya. The decision was made in an emergency meeting, after Gaddafi warned rebels in Benghazi that loyalist forces will conduct an attack to the city with “no mercy and no pity”.
By Tom Barry
The SNP is expected to bring in swift legislation regarding the future of Scottish universities if they are returned to power in the Holyrood elections in May with student support and everyday running of the sector set to be the key issues.
by Blythe Harkins Loyal troops to the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi have landed at the Port of Ras […]
by Katy Docherty Baroness Warsi has credited the strong Scottish national identity for avoiding the pitfalls of fascism […]
By Orla O Muiri Results of Ballotbox.ie are out, with Fine Gael dominating the online poll, winning 63 […]
By Margarita Dimitrova In a second rally for this week called by Stop the War Coalition hundreds are […]
Speech analysis by David Walsh Podcast by Katy Docherty and Emily Glass ‘The Big Society’ could be compared […]
Where Christians fear to tread, or have fled: an exploration into the birthplace of Christianity this Christmas. By […]
by Patrick McPartlin The Education Secretary Michael Gove has today outlined his plans for education reform in England, […]
by Fearghus Roulston The minimum wage in Ireland will be cut by a euro, falling to €7.65, as […]
Finance Minister John Swinney will face angry MSPs today as a storm surrounding Scottish taxes has erupted at Holyrood. The […]
By Catherine Mumford The Church of England’s general synod drafted legislation yesterday permitting the ordination of women bishops. […]
by Adam Smyth Two more deaths have been confirmed today as a result of North Korea’s shelling of […]
by Simon Black April 29th 2011: Not only is it Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding or the 66th […]
by Tina Charon On Monday 22nd of November, the EU has sent a team of inspectors in Italy, to […]
By Ryan C. Gavan and Edoardo Zandona The Irish austerity budget is likely to be Brian Cowen’s last action as […]
By Gavin Harper MSPs will have their pay frozen for the next two years, as part of a […]
by Paul Foy Portugal and Spain have called on the Irish Government to accept financial help from the […]
This week the Queen finally did what 500 million others have done before her, and gave the royal […]
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By Euan Black Edinburgh’s local business owners and residents gave the Scottish Government’s Alcohol Bill a lukewarm reception […]
Expenses MPs to be tried Three ex-Labour MPs involved in the expenses scandal, including Jim Devine of Livingston, […]
by Keith Hamilton NHS Scotland is the nation’s largest employer and spent in excess of £10 billion in […]