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Breaches of home curfews on the rise

17 Jul 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The number of criminals breaching home detention curfews rose last year, with more than one in five offenders now being recalled to jail. Research by the Scottish Conservatives has revealed, of the 1434 individuals granted the early releases from prison, … Continue reading


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Ruth helps unveil new Google Garage

16 Jul 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has emphasised the importance of digital skills education at the opening of a new facility in Edinburgh. She helped unveil the new Google Digital Garage in the Capital today, saying such resources would help people … Continue reading


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2500 Scottish addresses too unsafe for ambulance staff to enter

13 Jul 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Ambulance crews are prevented from entering more than 2500 addresses in Scotland amid fears for their safety, new figures have shown. The Scottish Ambulance Service has marked 2557 homes as “red flagged” – where paramedics can only go in to … Continue reading


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SNP downgrading emergency department when it’s ‘never been busier’

11 Jul 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The SNP has been accused of downgrading a key emergency department, despite the A&E ward recording its busiest month in eight years. In May, the Perth Royal Infirmary received 2405 attendances to its casualty ward, as nationalist ministers were preparing … Continue reading


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Alcohol-related brain damage cases hit new high

10 Jul 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The number of people being admitted to hospital with brain damage caused by alcohol has hit a new high, official figures have confirmed. Nearly two people a day are seen by medics after excessive drinking impacted memory, learning and other … Continue reading


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SNP misses own deadline for suicide prevention plan

10 Jul 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The SNP has failed to produce a plan for reducing the number of suicides in Scotland, despite promising it would be ready by the end of June. It means Scotland has been without a suicide strategy for a year-and-a-half, with … Continue reading


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Bed cuts prove SNP’s ‘deliberate downgrading’ of PRI

9 Jul 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The number of beds at a key hospital being “deliberately downgraded” by the SNP has fallen by 15 per cent, new figures have shown. The Scottish Conservatives said the drop in beds at the Perth Royal Infirmary since 2013 proves … Continue reading


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Ruth: Colleagues should put ‘shoulders to the wheel’ and support PM on Brexit

9 Jul 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has urged colleagues to put their “shoulders to the wheel” and support the Prime Minister through Brexit negotiations. Speaking after a statement in the House of Commons by Theresa May, Ruth welcomed the decision to … Continue reading