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Labour to set out plans to decarbonise UK and fulfil green jobs pledge

Labour to set out plans to decarbonise UK and fulfil green jobs pledge

Labour is to set out how the UK can move swiftly to a decarbonised future to tackle the unfolding climate crisis and put “meat on the bones” of its promise to create hundreds of thousands of high-skilled, unionised green jobs. Trade unionists and...

Guardian, Tuesday, 16:43
 
Labour frontbencher in Fife biggest Scottish casualty as YouGov forecasts SNP surge

Labour frontbencher in Fife biggest Scottish casualty as YouGov forecasts SNP surge

A senior Labour MP in Fife would lose her seat in a disastrous election for the opposition that hands the Tories a working majority, a poll predicts. The YouGov survey found the Conservatives would increase their Westminster total to 321 seats, with...

The Courier, Tuesday, 15:08
 

SNP’s Ian Blackford forced to withdraw claim Theresa May was lying in Brexit debate

The SNP’s Westminster leader Ian Blackford was forced to withdraw an accusation that the Prime Minister was a “liar” as she appeared before MPs to ask for more time to renegotiate her Brexit deal. Mrs May confirmed that there would be another round of...

Scotsman, Tuesday, 14:50
 
Mark Carney: Brexit is the first test of a new global order

Mark Carney: Brexit is the first test of a new global order

Brexit is an acid test of whether it is possible to reshape globalisation in a way that offers the benefits of trade while allaying public fears about the erosion of democracy, the governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, has said. Speaking in...

Guardian, Tuesday, 13:59
 

Edinburgh’s Commsworld rings up record year for revenues

Commsworld, the Edinburgh-headquartered telecoms and network provider, has dialled up revenues of more than £20 million, marking its most successful year to date. The firm, which was established in 1994 and also has offices in Aberdeen and Glasgow,...

Scotsman, Tuesday, 12:56
 

Edinburgh launch for autism-focused social enterprise

A social enterprise that exclusively employs IT consultants on the autism spectrum has announced the launch of a new base in Edinburgh, its first in the UK outside London, as part of a strategy to create more jobs for autistic adults in Scotland....

Scotsman, Tuesday, 12:56
 
‘Love Jez, h8 Brexit’: billboard graffiti show ire at Corbyn's stance

‘Love Jez, h8 Brexit’: billboard graffiti show ire at Corbyn's stance

Anti-Brexit campaigners have turned their attention to Jeremy Corbyn by erecting a largely blank billboard in the Labour leader’s constituency that invites people to write slogans challenging his position. Until now, the guerrilla advertising campaign...

Guardian, Tuesday, 12:56
 

Midlothian Council votes to scrap music tuition cuts as flash mob protests outside - reports

IT has been reported that Midlothian Council has voted to scrap controversial cuts to music tuition in schools as campaigners gathered in large numbers to rally against the proposal. The local authority announced at the end of January that it was set...

Scotsman, Tuesday, 12:21
 

Derek Mackay spends almost £1000 on public speaking "refresher" course

Finance Secretary Derek Mackay spent almost £1000 of taxpayers cash on a "refresher course" in public speaking, it has emerged. The money went to Glasgow-based firm voicebusiness which boasts it can turn "nervous wrecks into skilled...

Scotsman, Tuesday, 11:54
 

Theresa May ‘would have majority’ in snap election, says poll

A snap general election would deliver Theresa May the slenderest possible majority in the House of Commons, according to a new poll. The YouGov survey for The Times found that Conservatives would increase their 317-seat tally by four to 321, with...

Scotsman, Tuesday, 11:34
 

Edinburgh Rugby star Damien Hoyland’s Iranian grandparents granted leave to remain in the UK

THE Iranian grandparents of Scottish rugby star Damien Hoyland have won their battle against deportation. Mozaffar Saberi, 83, and Rezvan Habibimarand, 73, have been granted leave to remain in the UK by the Home Office. Their case was previously...

Scotsman, Tuesday, 11:34
 

Leader of Burntwood Town Council calls for party groups to be axed to prevent national policies impacting...

Political groups at Burntwood Town Council should be disbanded to prevent national party lines impacting on local decision-making, according to the current Conservative leader. Cllr Doug Pullen made his proposal ahead of the local elections in May....

Lichfield Live, Tuesday, 10:58
 

Glasgow’s Raven Controls takes off with £300k funding

Glasgow-based Raven Controls, whose systems have been used at golf’s Ryder Cup and athletics’ European Championships, has secured £300,000 in funding from business angels. The funding from business angels David Fletcher, Malcolm Jones and Clark Wilson...

Scotsman, Tuesday, 10:35
 

As economy falters, Theresa May faces MPs to ask them not to delay Brexit

Theresa May will go before MPs today to face down calls for a delay to Brexit, amid growing unease at the impact on the economy from continued uncertainty. The Prime Minister will ask Parliament not to try and force an extension to Article 50 when the...

Scotsman, Tuesday, 06:33
 

Chris Grayling incompetence over scrapped ferries contract is ‘off the scale’

Theresa May continues to have full confidence in Chris Grayling despite the Transport Secretary being told he was “off the Richter scale of incompetence” over his handling of a cancelled £13.8m contract for post-Brexit ferry services. MPs across the...

Scotsman, Tuesday, 06:33
 


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