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Scottish culture ‘put at risk’ by fees for music lessons, industry warns

Scotland’s cultural identity is being put at risk by cuts to music education in schools, industry leaders have warned. The country faces having a music scene dominated by people from privileged backgrounds unless action is taken to halt the rising...

Scotsman, Wednesday, 06:23
 

Budget talks collapse over Scottish independence row

Budget talks have collapsed between finance secretary Derek Mackay and the Liberal Democrats amid claims the SNP Government refused a “short cessation” to their campaign for independence. Lib Dem leader Willie Rennie says the party had set out...

Scotsman, Wednesday, 06:23
 
Fewer Fife GPs as patient lists grow is ‘simply unsustainable’

Fewer Fife GPs as patient lists grow is ‘simply unsustainable’

Fife has fewer GPs than a decade ago despite rising numbers of patients, Scottish Government figures reveal. An MSP has warned that people will struggle to see their family doctor with the primary care crisis showing “no signs of letting up” in the...

The Courier, Wednesday, 06:07
 
Budget: Derek Mackay vows to transform public services rather than offer tax breaks

Budget: Derek Mackay vows to transform public services rather than offer tax breaks

Finance Secretary Derek Mackay last night vowed he would transform public services ahead of a budget expected to see Scotland’s tax system diverge further from the UK’s. Mr Mackay said health and education would be prioritised in today’s Scottish...

The Courier, Wednesday, 00:29
 
Corbyn: May demeaned her office by pulling Brexit vote

Corbyn: May demeaned her office by pulling Brexit vote

Jeremy Corbyn has accused Theresa May of “demeaning her office” by delaying the crucial vote on her Brexit deal to instead seek new concessions from the EU, saying the paralysis of government meant other pressing problems were being ignored. The prime...

Guardian, Wednesday, 00:16
 

Labour’s Dennis Skinner defends calling SNP MP ‘piece of s**t’ in parliament

Firebrand Labour MP Dennis Skinner has defended labelling an SNP MP a “piece of shit” in the Commons. Mr Skinner, who has served as MP for Bolsover for 48 years, told the Press Association that he wanted to put the SNP “in their place” after Jeremy...

Scotsman, Tuesday, 21:15
 

Theresa May’s mini-tour ends in failure as EU insist Brexit negotiations are over

European leaders have sent Theresa May back to London empty handed after the Prime Minister visited three EU capitals in a day seeking reassurances that could help save her Brexit deal. Mrs May was told the UK’s Withdrawal Agreement will not be...

Scotsman, Tuesday, 20:12
 
EU steps up plans for no-deal Brexit as Merkel rebuffs May

EU steps up plans for no-deal Brexit as Merkel rebuffs May

The EU is moving into full no-deal mode after Michel Barnier privately warned of a sudden escalation of risk, and France advised its fellow member states that planning for a cliff-edge Brexit now had to be their priority. As Theresa May embarked on a...

Guardian, Tuesday, 18:38
 
Peterborough voices: Brexit fog dims festive lights

Peterborough voices: Brexit fog dims festive lights

The Christmas lights may be twinkling, but there was little festive goodwill towards Theresa May at the card and decorations stall in Peterborough’s city market. “We’ve given her a chance and she hasn’t made a very good job of it,” said Bruce Johnson...

Guardian, Tuesday, 18:38
 

AAB aims high after seven-figure funding injection

Accountancy and business advisory firm Anderson Anderson & Brown (AAB) has secured a £4 million funding package to support its “ambitious” growth plans, looking to double group revenues and create more than 100 UK jobs. The Aberdeen-headquartered...

Scotsman, Tuesday, 18:14
 
Brexit study finds significant decrease in diehard leave backers

Brexit study finds significant decrease in diehard leave backers

Britons are growing ever more pessimistic about the state of Brexit negotiations, with even diehard leavers angry with how the past year has gone for their cause, a wide-ranging new study has found. The research by Britain Thinks found a significant...

Guardian, Tuesday, 17:39
 

Edesix wins contract to protect Environment Agency staff

Body-worn camera specialist Edesix has partnered with East Midlands Environment Agency to help protect its staff. The Edinburgh-based firm will equip the agency’s enforcement officers with Edesix VideoBadges to record footage during site inspections....

Scotsman, Tuesday, 17:38
 

Moxy Hotels to open at Edinburgh Airport in the new year

Moxy Hotels has confirmed that its first Edinburgh site will open in the new year, as the brand celebrates its third Scottish launch in two years. The hotel chain, a Marriott International brand, announced that the 230-room Moxy Edinburgh Airport will...

Scotsman, Tuesday, 16:32
 
Brexit weekly briefing: May delays and dashes off to save the deal

Brexit weekly briefing: May delays and dashes off to save the deal

Welcome to the Guardian’s weekly Brexit briefing, essential reading now more than ever as the wheels come off the bus. If you would like to receive it as a weekly email, please sign up here. And you can catch our monthly Brexit Means … podcast here....

Guardian, Tuesday, 14:42
 
SNP calls on Corbyn to demand vote of no confidence in May

SNP calls on Corbyn to demand vote of no confidence in May

The SNP’s leader in the Commons has called on Jeremy Corbyn to demand a vote of no confidence in Theresa May by the “close of business today” – or the nationalist party would try to organise one. Ian Blackford said at lunchtime he had an appointment...

Guardian, Tuesday, 14:42
 


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