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Fry to speak at DataFest19 event for schoolgirls

Renowned mathematician and science presenter Hannah Fry is to address Scottish pupils at an event encouraging schoolgirls to engage with STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects. Fry will join key female figures in the Scottish tech...

Scotsman, Thursday, 15:40
 

SNP adviser calls for ‘softest of all’ form of Scottish independence

A key economic adviser to Nicola Sturgeon has called for the “softest of all” forms of independence in order to win a Yes vote. Andrew Wilson, who penned the recently revised economic blueprint for an independent Scotland - the Sustainable Growth...

Scotsman, Thursday, 15:19
 
Liam Fox says ERG must ditch 'ideological purity' in MPs' Brexit vote

Liam Fox says ERG must ditch 'ideological purity' in MPs' Brexit vote

Liam Fox has told Brexiter MPs to put their “ideological purity” aside and support the government in Thursday’s vote on Brexit. Members of the hard Brexit European Research Group are threatening to inflict another House of Commons defeat on the prime...

Guardian, Thursday, 15:15
 
Backing a Tory Brexit could wipe out Labour, warns Clive Lewis

Backing a Tory Brexit could wipe out Labour, warns Clive Lewis

The Labour shadow minister Clive Lewis has warned Jeremy Corbyn that his party could disappear from UK politics and never be forgiven if MPs vote to facilitate a Conservative Brexit deal. His comments came as another shadow minister, Paul Sweeney,...

Guardian, Thursday, 15:15
 
Green party's Siân Berry to run for London mayor again in 2020

Green party's Siân Berry to run for London mayor again in 2020

The Green party co-leader Siân Berry is to stand again as its candidate in the 2020 London mayoral election. Berry, a London assembly member and councillor, took over the joint leadership alongside Jonathan Bartley in September. She was the Greens’...

Guardian, Thursday, 15:05
 
Nicola Sturgeon adviser Andrew Wilson urges ‘soft’ Scottish independence

Nicola Sturgeon adviser Andrew Wilson urges ‘soft’ Scottish independence

A key adviser to Nicola Sturgeon has urged the “softest possible” form of Scottish independence in order to win over voters. Andrew Wilson, author of the SNP’s Growth Commission independence blueprint, said Brexit had illustrated how challenging...

The Courier, Thursday, 14:56
 

Edinburgh restaurant hits the market

A well-known restaurant in one of Edinburgh’s busiest suburbs has been put up for sale as its owners look to retire. The Stornaiuolo family has been a stalwart of the city’s restaurant scene over the past 33 years in a number of guises and the...

Scotsman, Thursday, 14:14
 

Lichfield councillor says concessionary bus pass u-turn is “a great Valentine’s Day gift” for vulnerable...

A Lichfield councillor has described a u-turn on concessionary bus pass restrictions as “a great Valentine’s Day gift” for vulnerable residents. Staffordshire County Council made an 11th hour change to budget proposals that would have prevented all...

Lichfield Live, Thursday, 13:56
 

Emails reveal delay in repairs to central heating system are being blamed for damage that forced Lichfield...

Delays in repairing a central heating system have been blamed for causing water damage to a fire alarm system which has left Friary Grange Leisure Centre closed, it has been revealed. Freedom Leisure, which manages the site on behalf of Lichfield...

Lichfield Live, Thursday, 13:56
 

Dear John McDonnell, if Winston Churchill is a villain, who is a hero? – Alastair Stewart

And here we go again. Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has branded Winston Churchill a “villain” over his response to the Tonypandy riots in 1910. His comments follow MSP Ross Greer’s accusation last month that the wartime leader was a “white...

Scotsman, Thursday, 13:29
 
Corbyn to hold Brexit talks with Barnier and Verhofstadt next week

Corbyn to hold Brexit talks with Barnier and Verhofstadt next week

Jeremy Corbyn is set to hold talks in Brussels next week with Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator, as he seeks to break the Brexit impasse and persuade Theresa May to sign up to a customs union. During a whistle-stop tour of the central figures...

Guardian, Thursday, 13:19
 

Lib Dem councillor demands urgent answers over continued closure of Friary Grange Leisure Centre in Lichfield

A Lichfield councillor has called for urgent answers on the continued closure of Friary Grange Leisure Centre. The site has been closed for several days after a fault was discovered with a fire alarm panel. As well as closing the leisure centre...

Lichfield Live, Thursday, 12:13
 

‘Not appropriate’ to reveal if Nicola Sturgeon asked for independence referendum legal advice

Scotland’s top law officer has refused to reveal if Nicola Sturgeon has sought his legal advice on holding a second referendum on Scottish independence. Lord Advocate James Wolffe says it would “not be appropriate” even to say whether such advice has...

Scotsman, Thursday, 11:38
 

Brian Monteith: Think the unthinkable – Nicola’s on the way out

The SNP is losing its nerve. Why can we tell this is happening? Simple, ­because we are at last ­seeing the symptoms of decay in its once strict internal discipline. SNP politicians briefing against each other, hostile opposition to official policy,...

Scotsman, Thursday, 10:35
 

Fife tech firm Paywizard conjures up deal wth BT Sport

Fife-based technology outfit Paywizard has agreed a deal to help BT Sport deliver pay-per-view events. The subscription, billing and customer relationship management (CRM) specialist said its system was now live and being deployed to support a number...

Scotsman, Thursday, 09:22
 


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