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‘We are teachers, students and academics in a Scotland devastated by Brexit’

Brexit chaos is “killing” the education system across the country, an open letter signed by dozens of academics, teachers and students has penned. We are teachers, students and academics in a Scotland devastated by Brexit. Make no mistake about it,...

Scotsman, 11 March 2019
 

New campaign for bolder SNP approach to separate Scots currency

A campaign has been launched by SNP activists for the party to adopt a bolder approach to establishing a separate Scottish currency after independence. Former SNP MP George Kerevan is heading up the Campaign for an Independent Currency (CIC) which...

Scotsman, 11 March 2019
 

Lichfield City FC denied victory by injury time strike from Racing Club Warwick goalkeeper

The ten men of Lichfield City FC were forced to settle for a point after they failed to hang on to a 3-0 lead against Racing Club Warwick. Jamie Hawkins’ men were looking to close the gap on the three sides above them in the table and looked to be off...

Lichfield Live, 11 March 2019
 

UK Oil and gas production up more than 4%

Oil and gas production in the UK increased by more than 4 per cent in 2018, new figures show. Oil production rose to 1.09 million barrels per day last year - up 8.9 per cent on 2017 and the highest rate since 2011, according to an Oil and Gas...

Scotsman, 11 March 2019
 

Lichfield man criticises council for cutting down remembrance trees to make way for southern bypass

A Lichfield man has criticised the “disregard” for the feelings of families who planted remembrance trees that have been cut down to make way for the new southern bypass. Bob Harrison, his mother, wife and sons aged two and six, were among a group of...

Lichfield Live, 11 March 2019
 

Leader comment: The SNP is planning another row, not another referendum

When listening to the SNP’s Westminster leader Ian Blackford discuss the prospect of a second independence referendum, it’s as important to pay attention to what he doesn’t say as it is to listen to what he does. Mr Blackford has announced that the...

Scotsman, 11 March 2019
 

‘Disgusted’ Scottish mum-of-three slams council over rat-infested flat

An Edinburgh mum has slammed the city council after being forced to live in a rat-infested flat with four children. Laura McQueenie lives in a council flat with her sons aged eight, two and seven months and her 15-year-old niece in the Capital’s...

Scotsman, 11 March 2019
 

3D printing to transform manufacturing, says Hewlett Packard boss

Hewlett Packard (HP) is targeting disruption in the $12 trillion (£9.2tn) global manufacturing market as the IT giant pushes forward with its 3D printing operations. HP, which officially launched its new office in central Glasgow last week, is active...

Scotsman, 11 March 2019
 
In need of a wizard, Northern Ireland gets blundering Bradley

In need of a wizard, Northern Ireland gets blundering Bradley

The parliament building at Stormont is 365ft wide, representing one foot for each day of the year, but if she lasts in the job long enough it may also refer to the number of times Karen Bradley, Northern Ireland’s secretary of state, puts her foot in...

Guardian, 11 March 2019
 

Brian Monteith: The SNP has no mandate for another Independence Referendum

There has been a lot of assertive talk in the last week from SNP politicians stating, as if fact, that the Scottish Government has a mandate to call a second independence referendum. Figures such as MP Mhairi Black, George Kerevan, deputy leader Keith...

Scotsman, 11 March 2019
 

US aerospace giant ties up with Scots engineering centre

A US aerospace giant is joining forces with a Scottish hi-tech manufacturing research hub in a move to help shape the future of aircraft development. Spirit AeroSystems, which employs about 1,000 people in Prestwick, has teamed up with the University...

Scotsman, 11 March 2019
 

Academics, teachers and students issue education warning

Brexit chaos is “killing” the education system across the country, an open letter signed by dozens of academics, teachers and students has penned. They warn that leaving the EU will make “schools poorer” on the back of hardline austerity cuts, while...

Scotsman, 11 March 2019
 

John McDonnell promises 50,000 Scots jobs in green industrial revolution

A Labour government would deliver 50,000 new jobs in Scotland as part of a “green industrial revolution” and the party is already preparing for office, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has said. He told party delegates in Dundee at the weekend that...

Scotsman, 11 March 2019
 

Brexit could spell disaster for Edinburgh tram extension – Robert Aldridge

The tram line extension to Newhaven should not get the green light until the findings of Lord Hardie’s inquiry are released, says Robert Aldridge On Thursday the council will decide whether to extend the tram to Newhaven. When the council first talked...

Scotsman, 11 March 2019
 


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