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Births in Scotland have fallen to their lowest ever level

Births in Scotland have fallen to their lowest level on record between July and September. The latest official figures from the National Records of Scotland shows 13,077 babies were born between July 1 and September 30 2018. This is down 5.5% on the...

Scotsman, Wednesday, 11:47
 

Gateway to Investment programme supports Edinburgh start-ups

A group of Edinburgh-based entrepreneurs have completed a five-week programme designed to help their start-ups grow and secure investment. Eight business owners took part in Business Gateway Edinburgh’s Gateway to Investment course, which has resulted...

Scotsman, Wednesday, 11:40
 

Theresa May vows to fight leadership vote 'with everything I've got'

Theresa May has vowed to contest a vote of confidence in her premiership, warning that her removal as prime minister and Conservative party leader will delay or possibly postpone the UK’s exit from the European Union. In a direct appeal to fellow...

Guardian, Wednesday, 11:34
 
How Conservative leadership challenges work

How Conservative leadership challenges work

Why has a confidence vote happened? A total of 48 Conservative MPs – representing 15% of the parliamentary party – have backed a confidence vote in Theresa May in an attempt to trigger a leadership contest, in the aftermath of May pulling the Brexit...

Guardian, Wednesday, 09:38
 

Nicola Sturgeon criticises ‘self-centred’ Tories over leadership contest

Nicola Sturgeon has sharply criticised the Conservative party for choosing to launch a leadership contest while the terms of Brexit remain unclear. The First Minister said the UK was facing “chaos” while “self-centred” Tory MPs were now busy...

Scotsman, Wednesday, 09:34
 

New mum ‘bleeds to death after getting lost in Edinburgh hospital’

A NEW mum is feared to have bled to death in a hospital stairwell after getting lost on her way back to a ward from seeing her premature baby son. Police and hospital staff launched a frantic search for Amanda Cox and appealed for public help after...

Scotsman, Wednesday, 09:34
 

Theresa May: I will fight leadership challenge "with everything I've got"

Theresa May has said she will fight a challenge to her leadership of the Conservative Party "with everything I've got", warning rebels they are putting the UK's Brexit future at risk. Speaking in Downing Street after it was announced that...

Scotsman, Wednesday, 09:10
 
Prime Minister Theresa May to face ‘no confidence’ challenge today

Prime Minister Theresa May to face ‘no confidence’ challenge today

Prime Minister Theresa May will today face a direct challenge to her leadership. Conservative Party opponents are now understood to have the numbers to force a “no confidence” vote this evening. It plunges the future of the Brexit negotiations into...

The Courier, Wednesday, 08:30
 

Theresa May faces leadership challenge from Conservative MPs

A vote of confidence in Theresa May’s leadership of the Conservative Party will be held this evening after 48 MPs said they no longer supported her leadership. Mrs May will need to secure the votes of 158 of her MPs to stay on as Prime Minister, but...

Scotsman, Wednesday, 08:06
 
Brexit in chaos as Tory MPs trigger vote of no confidence in May

Brexit in chaos as Tory MPs trigger vote of no confidence in May

Conservative MPs have triggered a vote of no confidence in Theresa May, plunging the Brexit process into chaos as Tory colleagues indicated they no longer had faith in the prime minister to deliver the deal. Sir Graham Brady, the chair of the 1922...

Guardian, Wednesday, 07:56
 
Anthony Lester quits House of Lords, citing health toll of sexual misconduct claims

Anthony Lester quits House of Lords, citing health toll of sexual misconduct claims

The peer accused of groping a woman and promising her a peerage in exchange for sex has resigned from the House of Lords, it has been reported. Anthony Lester of Herne Hill told the Times he will step down with immediate effect, adding the...

Guardian, Wednesday, 07:56
 
A third of Perth & Kinross pupils leave primary school without achieving literacy standard

A third of Perth & Kinross pupils leave primary school without achieving literacy standard

A third of youngsters in the Education Secretary’s back yard left primary school without achieving expected standards in literacy, new figures show. Only 66% of P7 pupils in Perth and Kinross — in Deputy First Minister John Swinney’s constituency —...

The Courier, Wednesday, 07:02
 
Dundee is the child obesity capital of mainland Scotland, BMI statistics reveal

Dundee is the child obesity capital of mainland Scotland, BMI statistics reveal

Dundee has the worst obesity rate for Primary One children in mainland Scotland, according to official figures. There were 272 children aged 4-5 in the city clinically assessed in 2017-18 as obese or overweight, which is one in six of its P1...

The Courier, Wednesday, 07:02
 

Demand for action as health gap between rich and poor widens

Scots living in the poorest parts of the country are four times as likely to die early than those in wealthy neighbourhoods. The situation has been described as “unacceptable” by health chiefs with calls for urgent action from the Scottish Government...

Scotsman, Wednesday, 06:23
 

Derek Mackay promises to transform public services in draft budget

Finance secretary Derek Mackay will today set out his draft budget vowing to transform public services as Scotland’s tax system looks set to diverge further from the rest of the UK. Mr Mackay said investment in health and education would be...

Scotsman, Wednesday, 06:23
 


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