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Theresa May has defended the government's record on the NHS during fiery exchanges with Jeremy Corbyn. After the Labour leader said the government had left the NHS in a "state of emergency", the prime minister said his party would...
Changes to rates in some cases have been welcomed by business leaders, but have failed to silence doubts over the system as a whole, writes Emma Newlands. After a widespread outcry in response to changes in business rates announced in December’s draft bu
The First Minister has told top advisors not to refer to a second independence referendum as ‘indyref2. 200 Voices: find out more about the people who have shaped Scotland Nicola Sturgeon wants to move away from the term as a description for a new vote o
MSPs will pay tribute to motor neurone disease (MND) campaigner Gordon Aikman as his legacy is remembered at Holyrood. DOWNLOAD THE EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS APP ON ITUNES OR GOOGLE PLAY 200 Voices: find out more about the people who have shaped Scotland A
SNP ministers spent almost £250,000 of public money hiring cars last year while encouraging voters to use public transport. The Scottish Government spent £243,491 on private hire vehicles – up fivefold from £46,081 in 2010-11. The official Government Car
Scotland’s political landscape has changed since 2014 and both sides must adapt to this, says Scott Macnab. The prospect of a second independence referendum will come to a head over the coming weeks as Scotland’s party conference season gets under way. N
A multi-billion-pound scheme to repair the Palace of Westminster could cost more than current estimates, the Clerk of the House of Commons has said. David Natzler said there are “known unknowns” in the Houses of Parliament, which faces a growing risk of
Scottish local authorities want to take more unaccompanied child refugees from camps in Europe, the children’s commissioner for Scotland will tell MPs today. Tam Baillie criticised the Home Office decision to cap the number of lone children brought to th
The Bank of England will fail to forecast the next financial crisis despite having learned from its “Michael Fish” moment, MPs have been told. Gertjan Vlieghe, a member of the Bank’s monetary policy committee, served notice on “unrealistic expectations”
Are you a Scot who voted leave in the EU referendum? That puts you in a minority north of the border. But take heart, because you have never been more in demand – at least with the Tories. None of them can make a speech these days without mentioning you.
The bosses of 9500 Scots firms breathed a sigh of relief yesterday after the SNP did a U-turn on business rates. Finance Secretary Derek Mackay announced he had found an extra £44.6million to limit the impact of massive increases for some businesses. T
Greedy ticket touts need to know their days are numbered. Sellers like Thomas Craig are being weeded out and shamed for preying on real fans. Craig, a former coach for the SFA, makes thousands of pounds a year, drives a flash car and doesn’t seem too bot
After lurching between controversy and crisis for much of 2016, Scotland’s child abuse inquiry appeared to have entered a period of relative calm under the leadership of judge Lady Smith. That was brought to an abrupt end yesterday with the news that Gle
When former prime minister Tony Blair made his ill-advised and damaging foray in to the Brexit debate by saying, among other things, that the context for the pro-Scottish independence case is “much more credible” after the Brexit vote, First Minister Nic
The Scottish child abuse inquiry has not had its troubles to seek. It was always a difficult ask. The public were horrified, quite rightly, by the revelations about Jimmy Savile, and not just the way he was able to prey on vulnerable people as he went ab
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