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Scots mother-of-two gets green light for groundbreaking cancer cell therapy

A mother-of-two who raised more than £320,000 to have groundbreaking cancer therapy in the US has been given the green light to instead begin treatment in England. Roz Paterson, 52, will start Car-T Cell Therapy at King’s College Hospital in London...

Scotsman, 8 February 2019
 
Keir Starmer battles to keep Labour support for people's vote alive

Keir Starmer battles to keep Labour support for people's vote alive

Keir Starmer battled to keep alive the prospect that Labour could ever support a second Brexit referendum amid a furious backlash in the party on Thursday against Jeremy Corbyn’s offer to back Theresa May if she flexes her red lines. Labour MPs and...

Guardian, 7 February 2019
 
What Corbyn's terms for backing May on Brexit really mean

What Corbyn's terms for backing May on Brexit really mean

Jeremy Corbyn has set out the terms under which Labour would back Theresa May’s Brexit deal. But what would his five key demands entail for the EU negotiation and for her attempt to get a deal through the Commons? 1. A permanent and comprehensive...

Guardian, 7 February 2019
 

Aberdeen comms firm Jasmine looking sweet with D2 deal

Aberdeen-based communications firm Jasmine has acquired D2 Marketing, a design, event planning and advertising agency as it eyes further growth. The deal comes as D2 Marketing agrees a contract with new exhibition venue The Events Centre Aberdeen...

Scotsman, 7 February 2019
 
Owen Smith says he might quit Labour over Brexit stance

Owen Smith says he might quit Labour over Brexit stance

Owen Smith, the Labour MP who challenged Jeremy Corbyn in 2016, has said he is considering quitting the party, amid a growing backlash over the leadership’s Brexit stance. Speaking to Emma Barnett on BBC Radio 5 Live, the Pontypridd MP was asked about...

Guardian, 7 February 2019
 

Anti-Semitism on the rise across the UK, but incidents remain scarce in Scotland

The number of anti-Semitic incidents recorded in the UK reached a record high in 2018 - but such instances remain rare in Scotland, a report by a leading Jewish charity has found. A total of 1,652 incidents - a 16 per cent increase on 2017 - were...

Scotsman, 7 February 2019
 

David Mundell fails to confirm UK will leave EU on March 29

The Scottish Secretary has failed to confirm if the UK will leave the EU on March 29, saying only he wanted it to. David Mundell was quizzed by reporters today but was also unable to say for certain if Theresa May would bring forward her Brexit plan B...

Scotsman, 7 February 2019
 

MSP to join musicians in council chambers protest against instrumental cuts

MSP Christine Grahame has pledged to join young musicians in a demonstration against  cuts to music tuition in Midlothian next week. The politician said she would join her constituents outside the council chambers in Dalkeith where local politicians...

Scotsman, 7 February 2019
 

Ross Thomson MP’s alleged behaviour in Commons bar ‘completely unacceptable’,

Allegations about the behaviour of Scottish Conservative MP Ross Thomson in a bar are “completely unacceptable”, the party’s deputy leader has said. Eyewitnesses claimed the Aberdeen South MP was “incredibly drunk” and “worse for wear” on Tuesday...

Scotsman, 7 February 2019
 
Women's Aid chief Katie Ghose steps down after publicly praising Ukip

Women's Aid chief Katie Ghose steps down after publicly praising Ukip

The chief executive of Women’s Aid, Katie Ghose, is stepping down from the domestic abuse charity after complaints from black and minority ethnic women’s refuges about her public praise for Ukip. London Black Women’s Project wrote to Women’s Aid this...

Guardian, 7 February 2019
 

Scottish Council’s plans to scrap music tuition raised at Holyrood

An MSP has accused Labour of providing music tuition “for the few, not the many” after a council controlled by the party became Scotland’s first to propose scrapping the service for most pupils. Midlothian Council has put forward plans to axe...

Scotsman, 7 February 2019
 

Workplace parking tax: How UK’s only levy scheme works

NOTTINGHAM is so far the only place in the UK to operate a workplace parking levy – although Oxfordshire and Cambridge councils have also been looking at the idea. Nottingham’s charge was introduced in 2012. The levy was increased gradually for the...

Scotsman, 7 February 2019
 
Q&A: ‘UK may have tilted to slightly more pro-Remain than pro-Leave’ – Sir John Curtice talks Brexit divide on Dundee visit

Q&A: ‘UK may have tilted to slightly more pro-Remain than pro-Leave’ – Sir John Curtice talks Brexit divide...

Sir John Curtice, one of the UK’s top political forecasters, shared his views on the UK’s impending exit from the European Union, the “polarised” state of the nation and the case for Scottish independence during a visit to Dundee. The professor of...

The Courier, 7 February 2019
 

Mobile roaming charges could return under no-deal Brexit

Britons travelling in Europe could face a return to mobile roaming charges in the event of a no-deal Brexit, according to Government documents. Mobile phone firms have since 2017 been banned from charging customers travelling within the EU extra fees...

Scotsman, 7 February 2019
 

Law firm Blackadders ramps up Aberdeen presence with merger

Scottish legal practice Blackadders LLP is to take on the business of Aberdeen-based Plenderleath Runcie, in a deal billed as a merger. Blackadders, which has offices in Dundee, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Perth, Forfar and Arbroath, said the tie-up...

Scotsman, 7 February 2019
 


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