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‘Utterly appalling’ reports of children turning up to school ‘visibly unwell’ from hunger

‘Utterly appalling’ reports of children turning up to school ‘visibly unwell’ from hunger

Children in Scottish schools are turning up to class “visibly unwell” and pale from hunger, a shocking new poverty report has found. The Scottish Parliament’s education and skills committee said it was “appalled” at the findings, which showed pupils...

today, 14:31 in Politics
 
Scottish Government agencies ‘blurring the lines’ over advertising campaign that featured key SNP policies

Scottish Government agencies ‘blurring the lines’ over advertising campaign that featured key SNP policies

Scottish Government agencies have been accused “blurring the lines” between party and country after using taxpayers’ cash to promote a campaign featuring key SNP initiatives to voters in Scotland. VisitScotland and Scottish Development International...

today, 14:31 in Politics
 
Pressure mounts on Swinney as Education Scotland chief admits Yammer safety controls ‘not hugely effective’

Pressure mounts on Swinney as Education Scotland chief admits Yammer safety controls ‘not hugely effective’

Education Scotland’s chief executive has admitted safety controls on a social networking tool used in Scottish schools are “not hugely effective”. Gayle Gorman, who also serves as Her Majesty’s chief inspector of education, admitted there is...

today, 14:31 in Politics
 
Self-harming children refused access to mental health services because symptoms ‘not severe enough’

Self-harming children refused access to mental health services because symptoms ‘not severe enough’

Children in crisis are being refused access to mental health services because they have not yet attempted to take their own lives, according to a shocking new report. The most common reason cited by patients for being turned away was that their needs...

today, 14:31 in Politics
 
Scottish Government handed over public cash for advertising campaign in China with no written brief

Scottish Government handed over public cash for advertising campaign in China with no written brief

The Scottish Government handed over a six-figure sum to an advertising agency to promote the country overseas without producing any written instructions for how the cash was to be used. Ministers spent £100,000 with media firm Carat to market their...

today, 14:31 in Politics
 
Education Secretary was warned of pornographic content and ineffective monitoring weeks before Yammer lockdown

Education Secretary was warned of pornographic content and ineffective monitoring weeks before Yammer lockdown

Education Secretary John Swinney was warned of pornographic material circulating on a school social networking tool six weeks before a Courier investigation led to access being locked down. Emails obtained under a freedom of information request reveal...

today, 14:31 in Politics
 
Multiple theories of how to tackle Carnoustie reach no firm conclusion

Multiple theories of how to tackle Carnoustie reach no firm conclusion

There was no firm and conclusive strategy on how to take on a burned brown Carnoustie on the first day of The Open, with the leading golfing theorists split on how it should be done. Master strategist Tiger Woods (well, by reputation he’s a master at...

today, 00:15 in Sport
 
Kisner leads at Carnoustie with Rory and Tiger prowling

Kisner leads at Carnoustie with Rory and Tiger prowling

There were encouraging signs of life for Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, but it was Kevin Kisner followed by a phalanx of South Africans that led on Carnoustie’s best scoring day since the Open returned here in 1999. The 34-year-old Kisner sparked from...

today, 00:15 in Sport
 
Spieth recovers the “soccer ball” but Kisner grabs the lead in the Open

Spieth recovers the “soccer ball” but Kisner grabs the lead in the Open

Someone in one of Carnoustie’s better appointed housing estates answered their door this week to an incredibly polite, prematurely receding young man with a familiar face and even more familiar refrain: “Please, can we have our ball back?” It was...

today, 00:15 in Sport
 
LIVE UPDATES: Follow all the action as the 2018 Open tees off in Carnoustie

LIVE UPDATES: Follow all the action as the 2018 Open tees off in Carnoustie

The golf world has arrived in Angus as the 147th Open Championship tees off in Carnoustie, and we’re there to bring you live updates on all the action.  

yesterday, 09:49 in Sport
 
Nicky Clark confident Dundee United will be ready for league campaign

Nicky Clark confident Dundee United will be ready for league campaign

Nicky Clark is confident Dundee United’s poor start to competitive action will soon be forgotten once the Championship campaign begins in earnest. The former Rangers and Dunfermline striker took full responsibility for failing to tuck away a...

yesterday, 09:49 in Sport
 
Sandy Lyle ready for 43rd and final (probably) Open

Sandy Lyle ready for 43rd and final (probably) Open

The likes of Bobby Locke, Fred Daly and Peter Alliss were competing when a young Sandy Lyle started out on his Open journey. There were two cuts in that tournament, the winner took home £5,500 and the rest had to share less than £45,000 between them....

yesterday, 09:49 in Sport
 
Falkland looking to write another chapter in glorious summer for Scottish cricket

Falkland looking to write another chapter in glorious summer for Scottish cricket

The oldest cricket club in Fife are doing their bit to extend a glorious summer for the sport in Scotland as they seek to emulate their closest rivals’ historic National Village Cup triumph. Anybody who has ever picked up a bat and a ball – and plenty...

yesterday, 09:49 in Sport
 
Grant Forrest counting on Carnoustie experience

Grant Forrest counting on Carnoustie experience

A young golfer playing in his first Open as a professional is supposed to be the one on the hunt for tips and advice wherever he can find it. But in Grant Forrest’s case, perhaps he should be the one dishing it out. There won’t be many in the field...

yesterday, 09:49 in Sport
 
River City sensation Tom Urie is encouraging YOU to send in your video clips to win a spot on the stage at Glamis Prom!

River City sensation Tom Urie is encouraging YOU to send in your video clips to win a spot on the stage at...

Former River City star Tom Urie can’t wait to perform at Glamis Prom. The actor and singer tells Gayle Ritchie why you should audition for a spot on the stage – and by the way, the entry deadline is tomorrow! Sensational singers across Courier Country...

yesterday, 09:48 in Lifestyle
 


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