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Pisa tests: Nicola Sturgeon denies maths and science teaching ‘left behind’ as figures show ‘slip’

Pisa tests: Nicola Sturgeon denies maths and science teaching ‘left behind’ as figures show ‘slip’

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has denied maths and science teaching is being “left behind” after figures showed a “slip” in world comparative mean score testing. It follows the release on Tuesday of the Programme for International Student Assessment...

The Courier, Tuesday, 18:24
 
Nicola Sturgeon says ‘BBC on one side of the debate’ during 2014 IndyRef

Nicola Sturgeon says ‘BBC on one side of the debate’ during 2014 IndyRef

There was an “institutional issue” with the BBC in its coverage of the 2014 independence referendum, Nicola Sturgeon has said. Scotland’s first minister said it “felt sometimes as if the BBC were on one side of the debate”. But she said she did not...

The Courier, Tuesday, 18:24
 
No change since 1945 in 192 of the Commons’ 650 seats sparks call for new voting system

No change since 1945 in 192 of the Commons’ 650 seats sparks call for new voting system

Nearly 14 million voters are in seats that have not changed hands since the Second World War, a study has found. Almost 200 constituencies in the Commons have not changed allegiance since 1945, with the average seat in the UK having been won by the...

The Courier, Tuesday, 18:24
 
New poll predicts big gains for SNP and a Labour collapse in Scotland

New poll predicts big gains for SNP and a Labour collapse in Scotland

Almost half of Scottish voters will support the SNP in next month’s general election as Labour’s share collapses, according to a new poll. It is the largest lead given to the SNP in any Scottish survey since the campaign began. The SNP’s share of the...

The Courier, Tuesday, 18:24
 
Nicola Sturgeon says SNP manifesto will ‘reflect the view of the anti-Brexit majority’

Nicola Sturgeon says SNP manifesto will ‘reflect the view of the anti-Brexit majority’

Nicola Sturgeon yesterday insisted she must “reflect the views of the majority” by stopping Brexit – despite pushing ahead with controversial plans for a rerun of the independence referendum next year. Launching the SNP manifesto in Glasgow, the first...

The Courier, Tuesday, 18:24
 
SNP manifesto: These are the 19 demands made by Nicola Sturgeon to the UK Government

SNP manifesto: These are the 19 demands made by Nicola Sturgeon to the UK Government

The SNP’s manifesto for the 2019 general election lists 19 demands to the UK Government. The party, led by Nicola Sturgeon, want the following: A vote for the SNP is a vote to enable the people of Scotland to choose their own future in a new...

The Courier, Tuesday, 18:24
 
Jeremy Corbyn rules out new independence vote for ‘at least’ two years as he vows neutral Brexit stance

Jeremy Corbyn rules out new independence vote for ‘at least’ two years as he vows neutral Brexit stance

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to remain neutral in a second Brexit referendum and block any new vote on Scottish independence for “at least” two years if he becomes prime minister. Mr Corbyn told voters during a special leaders’ debate edition...

The Courier, Tuesday, 18:24
 
Scotland’s senior lady judge among key players in Alex Salmond case

Scotland’s senior lady judge among key players in Alex Salmond case

Former SNP leader and first minister of Scotland Alex Salmond is accused of a string of sex offences, including attempted rape. Salmond, of Strichen, Aberdeenshire, faces 14 charges alleged to have taken place over a six-year period. A preliminary...

The Courier, Tuesday, 18:24
 
Nicola Sturgeon does not think Alex Salmond court case will have impact on general election

Nicola Sturgeon does not think Alex Salmond court case will have impact on general election

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said yesterday her only interest is “seeing justice done” through the court process. She chose not to make anything other than a short statement in response to questions shortly after Alex Salmond had appeared at the...

The Courier, Tuesday, 18:24
 
PAUL MALIK: SNP deluded to think Alex Salmond trial will not have impact on general election

PAUL MALIK: SNP deluded to think Alex Salmond trial will not have impact on general election

As any good drum teacher will tell you, timing is everything. For some, the timing surrounding yesterday’s hearing will be beneficial to their political interests while others will see it as disastrous. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon does not believe...

The Courier, Tuesday, 18:24
 
DAVID CLEGG: Shock to see Alex Salmond, Scotland’s most famous politician, in dock flanked by two security officers

DAVID CLEGG: Shock to see Alex Salmond, Scotland’s most famous politician, in dock flanked by two security...

A bemused passing tourist asked what all the commotion was about on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. They looked incredulous when I told them the former first minister of Scotland had just been addressing the nation’s media after formally denying a string of...

The Courier, Tuesday, 18:24
 
IN FULL: Alex Salmond denies rape, two indecent assaults and 11 sexual assaults

IN FULL: Alex Salmond denies rape, two indecent assaults and 11 sexual assaults

Former SNP leader and first minister of Scotland Alex Salmond appeared at the High Court in Edinburgh yesterday accused of a string of sex offences, including attempted rape. Salmond, of Strichen, Aberdeenshire, appeared for a preliminary hearing...

The Courier, Tuesday, 18:24
 
IN FULL: All the General Election candidates for key battleground of Tayside and Fife

IN FULL: All the General Election candidates for key battleground of Tayside and Fife

The final line-up for the December 12 general election have been set after the deadline for candidacies closed last week. Scottish Labour, the SNP, Scottish Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats will field candidates in every one of Tayside and...

The Courier, Tuesday, 18:24
 

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon warns of ‘Brexit chaos for years to come’ on visit to Dundee

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has warned of “Brexit chaos for years to come” as she arrived in Dundee. The SNP leader is giving a keynote election speech in Dundee. It comes the night after the heads of the Tory and Labour parties, Boris Johnson and...

The Courier, Tuesday, 18:24
 
Suspension for Scottish church minister who heckled Jeremy Corbyn and posted homophobic tweets

Suspension for Scottish church minister who heckled Jeremy Corbyn and posted homophobic tweets

The Church of Scotland has suspended a minister who branded Jeremy Corbyn a “terrorist sympathiser”. Richard Cameron, the minister at Scotstoun Parish Church, directed the comment at the Labour leader at an event on Wednesday. He was also found to...

The Courier, Tuesday, 18:24
 


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