New diesel car legislation praised by environment group

Environmental pressure group Client Earth have spoken of their joy over new Conservative plans to reduce emissions by offering compensation to encourage drivers to ditch their diesel cars. Andrea Lee, Healthier Campaigner for Client Earth, said that she was relieved the Government are finally trying to lower air pollution in the UK. “We think it is really important for government to tackle these problems and the … Continue reading New diesel car legislation praised by environment group

First Minister Questions 3rd May Overview

First Minister Questions has been moved from it’s usual Thursday time slot to today, thanks to the local elections. Nicola Sturgeon is expected to field questions on NHS waiting times, education and broadband speed. Scottish Conservatives leader Ruth Davidson asked the First Minister why in 2011-2015 did the proportion of children performing well in numeracy fall. Sturgeon mentioned the attainment challenge and fund that has … Continue reading First Minister Questions 3rd May Overview

Muirfield golf course to hold new ballot on female members

Muirfield golf course is holding another ballot on whether to admit female members. The earlier rejection of the proposal in the initial vote ruled the course out of contention of hosting the Open Championship. The results are expected in mid-March where a two-thirds majority is required in order to pass the motion. Only 65% of members who took part last time were in favour of … Continue reading Muirfield golf course to hold new ballot on female members

Sturgeon defends education record following critical report

Nicola Sturgeon has defended her administration’s record after a new report published by the Sutton Trust criticised the government’s failure to reduce the attainment gap. The findings, based on an international OECD survey, revealed that pupils from poorer backgrounds can be up to two and a half years behind their peers by the age of 15. Ruth Davidson was on the offensive this afternoon at … Continue reading Sturgeon defends education record following critical report

Brexit vote leads to uprise for independence support

Scottish independence support has increased as a result of the UK’s decision to leave the EU. Scotland voted overwhelmingly to remain back in last June while England and Wales both voted for the resulting Leave vote. Now, civil servants in Scotland have been told to prepare for a second vote on membership of the UK and it could take place as soon as August next … Continue reading Brexit vote leads to uprise for independence support