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Goals cheers 50th football centre milestone

Goals Soccer Centres, the East Kilbride-based five-a-side football operator, has hailed a milestone moment after opening its 50th site. The latest venue, located in California, forms part of the Scottish group’s North ­American joint venture with...

Scotsman, Thursday, 14:50
 

Brexit: UK politics in persistent vegetative state – Feargal Cochrane

After the Prime Minister survived an attempt to oust her as Conservative party leader, Professor Feargal Cochrane says the UK must understand that there is gridlock in Government and the only things moving are the hands on the Brexit clock that are...

Scotsman, Thursday, 14:44
 

Theresa May confirms she won't lead Tories into next election

Theresa May has confirmed she will not lead the Conservative Party into the next general election after surviving a confidence vote in which a third of Tory MPs said they did not support her leadership. Mrs May declined to put a date on her departure,...

Scotsman, Thursday, 14:44
 
Tory aide cleared of falsifying election expenses claim

Tory aide cleared of falsifying election expenses claim

A Tory aide who worked as an election agent for the MP Craig Mackinlay in 2015 has been cleared of falsifying an election expenses claim. Nathan Gray, 29, of Hawkhurst, Kent, looked relieved and emotional as the jury at Southwark crown court delivered...

Guardian, Thursday, 14:42
 
Theresa May confirms she will not lead Tories into next election

Theresa May confirms she will not lead Tories into next election

Theresa May confirmed she will not lead the Conservatives into the next general election as she arrived in Brussels to rescue her Brexit deal. She refused to give a date for her departure from Downing Street, but made public her promise to MPs ahead...

Guardian, Thursday, 14:42
 
Foreign Office denies state funds went to Twitter account criticising Labour

Foreign Office denies state funds went to Twitter account criticising Labour

The Foreign Office minister Alan Duncan has denied that any of the £2m of government funding given to a Scottish-based company meant to counter online Russian propaganda went towards the company’s Twitter account which also spread unfavourable views...

Guardian, Thursday, 14:14
 
Labour and Tories reject Theresa May's call for cooperation

Labour and Tories reject Theresa May's call for cooperation

Theresa May’s appeal for cross-party unity to halt the deepening Brexit crisis appears to have been rejected after the former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith said there was “no way on earth” the public wanted the Tories teaming up with Jeremy...

Guardian, Thursday, 13:10
 
Jeremy Hunt wrong in breast cancer screening statement, inquiry says

Jeremy Hunt wrong in breast cancer screening statement, inquiry says

Jeremy Hunt’s statement to the House of Commons in May that nearly 500,000 women had not been invited for breast cancer screening and that 270 may have died needlessly was based on wrong advice, an independent inquiry has found. Thousands of women...

Guardian, Thursday, 13:10
 
What is the EU backstop offer and why won't it sway Brexiters?

What is the EU backstop offer and why won't it sway Brexiters?

In a gambit to win over restive MPs to her leadership, Theresa May made a promise behind closed doors that she would not only quit before the next general election but bring back a bauble from Brussels that would also change the parliamentary...

Guardian, Thursday, 13:10
 
Call to sanction ‘incompetent’ health bosses behind former NHS Tayside chief’s ‘film star’ pay-out

Call to sanction ‘incompetent’ health bosses behind former NHS Tayside chief’s ‘film star’ pay-out

Sanctions should be considered for health chiefs displaying the “total incompetence” witnessed in a Tayside executive’s bungled pay-out, says a former minister. NHS Tayside’s former CEO Lesley McLay was paid £32,000 more than she was contractually...

The Courier, Thursday, 12:43
 

Theresa May returns to Brussels after surviving bruising Tory confidence vote

Theresa May heads to Brussels on Thursday seeking fresh concessions for her Brexit deal after emerging from a confidence vote by Tory MPs bloodied and bruised but victorious. The Prime Minister will address EU leaders at the two-day European Council...

Scotsman, Thursday, 12:09
 

IN PICTURES: Theresa May survives an attempt to oust her as party leader

It was a historic day as Theresa May battled on after winning a confidence vote 200 to 117.    

The Courier, Thursday, 10:40
 
Budget analysis: the great Scottish tax gamble

Budget analysis: the great Scottish tax gamble

Against the backdrop of the Brexit disaster, Derek Mackay stood before MSPs to deliver his Budget. Tory MPs in London were engaging in a self-indulgent bid to unseat their leader, with the clock running down towards an off-the-cliff Brexit. Meanwhile,...

The Courier, Thursday, 09:57
 

UK’s highest court to rule on Scottish Brexit bill

The UK’s highest court will rule on a challenge brought over Brexit legislation passed by the Scottish Parliament. Supreme Court justices will announce their decision on Thursday on the “competence” of the Scottish Bill following a hearing in London...

Scotsman, Thursday, 09:25
 

Call for answers over Amanda Cox Edinburgh Royal Infirmary death

QUESTIONS are being asked as to how a new mum could get lost in the Royal Infirmary before being found dying alone in a stairwell. Tory health spokesman Miles Briggs has written to Health Secretary Jeane Freeman demanding answers as tributes continue...

Scotsman, Thursday, 09:25
 


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