NICOLA Sturgeon yesterday defended her handling of the NHS after a watchdog warned it could go bust. The First Minister faced a parly onslaught and fresh claims she had presided over £1.1billion of cuts — making it harder for the health service to do its job.
John Swinney hailed exam scores despite officials questioning pass rate slideJohn Swinney hailed exam scores despite officials questioning pass rate slide
Officials privately told John Swinney of their misgivings about Higher exam passes plummeting to their lowest level in a decade, documents seen by The Times reveal.
NICOLA Sturgeon has been accused of ‘rewriting history’ after denying the SNP worked with the Tories for four years. When the Nationalists were in minority government in 2007-11, they sought Conservative support to pass their Budgets.
SCOTLAND’S police force is so starved of cash that it is struggling to keep buildings, vehicles and equipment in operation, MSPs have been told.
SNP accused of interfering with freedom of the PressSNP accused of interfering with freedom of the Press
ATTEMPTS to block publication of details of a prisoner’s death were ‘interference in the freedom of the Press’, it was claimed yesterday.
SCOTLAND’S NHS is in the grip of a spiralling recruitment crisis after vacancy rates for doctors and nurses reached their highest levels on record.
‘Service pressures’ force Tayside board to outsource work to England‘Service pressures’ force Tayside board to outsource work to England
NHS Tayside has been forced to outsource biopsy work to England due to an inability to recruit and retain sufficient numbers of staff, it has been revealed.
Scotland used to have the best schools system in the world. Then devolution happenedScotland used to have the best schools system in the world. Then devolution happened
Once one of the best in the world, Scotland’s education system has been steadily marching backwards for the past ten years
Sturgeon admits her independence dream could force England-Scotland HARD BORDERSturgeon admits her independence dream could force England-Scotland HARD BORDER
NICOLA Sturgeon today conceded her push for Scottish independence could create a hard border with the rest of the UK
Parents asked to donate paper at cash-strapped Aberdeen schoolParents asked to donate paper at cash-strapped Aberdeen school
Concerns about teaching pupils of different ages in a single class are a politically motivated “moanfest”, the education secretary has said.