Scottish Politics

Woman 'gagged and taped to chair by male colleagues after complaining about racism and sexism at Scottish government agency'

A woman who complained of racism and misogyny at a Scottish government agency claims she was taped to a chair and gagged as a warning against …

Scottish Government

Campaigners brand Scotland’s climate change bill ‘hugely disappointing’

The Scottish Government’s draft climate change bill has been branded “hugely disappointing” by campaigners.The document, published today, will …

Climate

Newfoundland woman at centre of Scottish whistleblower scandal

The family of a woman from Bell Island, N.L., is speaking out about alleged workplace abuse of their sister — which included being bound and gagged …

Scottish Government

Twenty-two people detained in Catalan raids

The Spanish National Police arrested 22 people on Thursday for their alleged participation in the diversion of public funds to different entities in Catalonia, some linked to the independence referendum in 2017.<p>Officers searched the headquarters of several Catalan public institutions for evidence …

World News

All The News You Need to Read This Morning

Surprise, surprise: Met Police "use force more often" against black people.<p><i>The news is part boring and part overwhelming, so here's a quick list of all the stuff we thought was significant today:</i><p>- Met Police "use force more often" against black people<p>- Whistleblower claims she was taped to chair by …

Scottish Government

Woman says she was taped to chair by coworkers after sexism complaints

A woman who complained about sexism in her office said she was gagged and taped to a chair by her colleagues as retribution.<p>DeAnn Fitzpatrick, a …

Scottish Government

Scotland sets target of cutting greenhouse gases by 90% by 2050

Scotland has announced what it said would be the toughest climate change legislation in the world, with a binding target of cutting greenhouse gas …

United Kingdom

Nicola Sturgeon warned new Scottish currency would cost up to £300 billion

An independent Scotland would have to find up to £300 billion to prop up its own currency, the country’s most eminent macroeconomist has warned as Nicola Sturgeon prepares to unveil her new economic blueprint for separation.<p>Professor Ronald MacDonald, research professor of macroeconomics and …

Sturgeon

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Ruth Davidson should not be allowed to marry

Leading Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg has reaffirmed his opposition to gay marriage by arguing that Ruth Davidson should not be allowed to marry her gay …

Jacob Rees-Mogg

Theresa May: 'Appalling' that Scottish Government put pressure on M&S

Theresa May has condemned the Scottish Government’s “appalling” behaviour after MPs were told it did not want the Union flag and the word British on food and drink labelling.<p>SNP ministers were accused of leaning on Marks and Spencer after documents showed that officials telephoned the high street …

Scottish Government

Sturgeon's NIGHTMARE: New Scottish independence push hit by ‘extraordinary’ currency farce

NICOLA Sturgeon is preparing to kickstart the debate for Scottish independence with her SNP hosting a series of National Assemblies to promote its …

United Kingdom

MSP urges ministers to pressure Prestwork Airport to pay the living wage

MSPs on Holyrood's Rural Economy Committee said ministers should intervene in the pay dispute at the publicly-owned airport.<p>However, Mr Brown said …

United Kingdom

Do a third of Scots men really have a criminal conviction?

<b>It's an eye-catching figure - more than a third of men in Scotland have at least one previous conviction. But where has that come from - and is it believable?</b><p>This particular statistic made headlines after being highlighted by new organisation Release Scotland - which aims to help ex-prisoners back …

Crime

Scottish public overwhelmingly support increased protection for the iconic mountain hare, according to new figures

<b>Charities release polling following revelations of the shocking extent of mountain hare slaughter in Scotland</b><p>New figures have revealed overwhelming …

Scottish Government

Exclusive: banks’ rip-off overdraft fees still worse than a payday loan

<b>New Which? research has revealed that the most expensive overdraft fees cost an incredible seven times as much as a payday loan.</b><p>Which? first raised …

Finance

Sixteen times the number of dog attacks in Glasgow than in Northern Ireland

Sixteen times the amount of people visited hospitals for dog attack injuries in Greater Glasgow and Clyde than in the whole of Northern Ireland last …

Northern Ireland

Long read: Why won't MPs hire apprentices?

“We are unapologetic about our ambition to make sure that everyone, regardless of their background, can access high-quality apprenticeship …

United Kingdom

Ruth Davidson is right - the Tories need to inspire, not depress, younger voters

"Sometimes the Tories just look a bit dour. You know, we look a bit joyless." A characteristically frank analysis from Ruth Davidson, speaking at the launch of a new Conservative think tank this week. She's not wrong. And if anyone is better placed than the leader of the Scottish Conservatives to …

United Kingdom

LISTEN: Mark Beaumont opens Scotland's first cycle circuit in Fife

The first purpose built cycling circuit in Scotland was opened by world record-breaker and ultra-endurance cyclist Mark Beaumont today.<p>The £2.4 …

Scotland

SNP to hold National Assemblies on Scotland’s economic future

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has received the report of the Sustainable Growth Commission, which was led by economist and former MSP Andrew Wilson. …

Scottish National Party

Swinney: Money for poor pupils must not prop up budgets

Money targeted at pupils from deprived backgrounds should not be used to reinstate services or resources lost through budget cuts, Scotland’s …

Education (UK)

Report finds ‘weaknesses’ in NHS Tayside financial management

<b>There was a lack of “open and transparent governance” in the financial management of NHS Tayside which used endowment funds to cover general running</b> …

Scotland

Legal fight to abandon Brexit has no constitutional basis, court told

The government has warned a group of MPs they are breaching parliamentary privilege by asking a court to rule on whether Brexit can be halted unilaterally by the UK.<p>Three MPs are involved in a legal case brought by a group of eight pro-remain MPs, MSPs and MEPs, who want the European court of …

United Kingdom

Increased nursery hours 'help children adapt to primary’

Increasing free nursery hours may help children adapt to life in primary school, according to a new report.<p>The Scottish government plans to almost …

Scottish Government

Scottish independence: PM must admit DEFEAT over Brexit plan or risk breaking up UK

GETTYBrexit news: Theresa May faces a difficult decision over Scottish demands for the Brexit Bill<p>By refusing Holyrood’s demands on the EU Withdrawal …

United Kingdom

New Six Nations program trains women to become welders

A Six Nations school has launched a new program to train low-income women to be welders.<p>Six Nations Polytechnic (SNP) will teach the trade …

Aboriginal Canadians

Fracking could cause earthquakes across huge swathes of UK, warns former Downing Street adviser and seismologist

Fracking on up to half the land the government has approved for shale gas extraction could trigger earthquakes, according to a leading …

Environment

Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson unleashes a blast at her 'dour, joyless' party

Powerful Tory Ruth Davidson has unleashed a blast at her 'dour, joyless' party in a room packed with Conservative MPs.<p>The Scottish Conservatives …

United Kingdom

Stop being dour and joyless, Ruth Davidson tells Tories

Theresa May's Conservatives are too “dour” and “finger-wagging” to attract young voters, two of the party’s senior figures said at the Westminster …

Michael Gove

New body aims to get ex-prisoners back into work

<b>An organisation which will encourage employers to give jobs to ex-offenders is due to be launched.</b><p>Release Scotland will involve businesses, charities and government agencies to help people who have been in prison to get back into work.<p>The new body says research indicates about a third of men in …

Scotland