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Dementia support ‘shameful’ in NHS Lothian

HUNDREDS of people in the Lothians diagnosed with dementia are not receiving the support they are supposed to get. Fewer than half those found to have dementia were referred for support and only 56 per cent of those actually received the 12-month...

6 February 2019 in Health
 

Wine drinkers could be seeing red over Brexit price rises

Never mind borders or backstops - the most recent bad news to come out of Brexit has shown that the price of wine could go up. The Journal of Wine Economics featured an industry study that says that the amount customers pay could increase by up to 25...

6 February 2019 in Lifestyle
 

EY oil report flags difficult 2017

A report examining the UK’s oilfield services (OFS) sector published today has been hailed as a “welcome reminder” of the need for industry to continue to collaborate. EY has unveiled its review of the sector, saying it experienced another...

6 February 2019 in Business
 

New Scotland Street Chapter 47: Poor fellow

When he came across the motionless cat on the path in front of him, Angus stopped in his tracks, uncertain what to do. Cyril, though, acted without hesitation. He was used to the wiles of cats and to their deceptive strategies. How many times had he...

6 February 2019 in Lifestyle
 

Tartan Army’s ‘deep fry your pizzas’ chant has a rival – leader comment

Scotland isn’t exactly famed for healthy living. We seem to take a perverse pleasure in our bad diet as evidenced by the Tartan Army’s amusing chant during a 2007 game against Italy: “Deep fry your pizzas, we’re gonna deep fry your pizzas.” So it is...

6 February 2019 in Health
 

Social networks accused of ignoring interests of young users

Social networks have been accused of showing little regard for the security and interests of their users, as the UK government prepares for legislative measures that could enforce the removal of harmful content. A White Paper on online harms will be...

6 February 2019 in Politics
 

New report shows £1bn has been axed from Scots council budgets since 2011

Almost a decade of cuts to council budgets has led to a fall in education standards and a slump in users of museums and leisure centres, according to a new study. The report by the Improvement Service yesterday said almost £1 billion has been axed...

6 February 2019 in Politics
 

New bowel screening test proves a success in Scotland with record numbers

The introduction of a simpler bowel screening test in Scotland has seen record numbers of people taking part. Scotland was the first part of the UK to introduce the Faecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) in November 2017. The new test requires the...

6 February 2019 in Politics
 

Festival Fringe needs help amid ‘change or die’ claims – Brian Ferguson

The feel-good factor created by Celtic Connections in Glasgow could be felt across the city with a round-the-clock buzz on social media. But the joy and merriment of its final weekend were in marked contrast to the mood in Edinburgh when I returned on...

6 February 2019 in Politics
 

Brexit has a silver lining, but jobs are going overseas – Stuart Murdoch

Nearly every major financial services firm has set up new offices outside the UK because of Brexit, writes Stuart Murdoch. Regardless of where the Brexit process ends up, if it even happens at all, the fact is that it has already had a material and...

6 February 2019 in Politics
 

ScotRail’s woes risk boosting nationalisation call – leader comment

Nationalisation isn’t the answer to the problems on the Scotland’s railways but continued cancellations and delays may persuade public to back such a move. A good reputation is a precious thing. Lose it and the consequences can be severe. Say the...

6 February 2019 in Politics
 

Donald Trump poses a globally important dilemma for Democrats – Henry McLeish

The Democrats face a choice between a progressive, liberal candidate for the 2020 presidential election who could inspire the nation with a new vision or a centrist who has a better chance of defeating Donald Trump, writes Henry McLeish. After the...

6 February 2019 in Politics
 

Specialist in commercial property to manage Edinburgh site

An Edinburgh-based firm of specialist commercial property managers has secured the appointment to provide property management services to a prestigious address in the city. Cowiesburn will be responsible for the day-to-day interaction with existing...

6 February 2019 in Business
 

Former Tesco Bank chief Higgins to replace Duke of Buccleuch

One of Scotland’s largest landowners, the Duke of Buccleuch, is to step down as chairman of Buccleuch Estates next month as part of a management shake-up. The Duke announced he will leave his role with the group, which comprises the business interests...

6 February 2019 in Politics
 

Weatherbys Private Bank gears up for growth in Scotland

Weatherbys Private Bank has made three hires as it prepares to move into a bigger Edinburgh base. Lizzie Kerr joins as a senior private banker from Svenska Handelsbanken and has some 14 years of financial services experience. She began her career at...

6 February 2019 in Business
 


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