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Queensferry Crossing work ongoing until next autumn

3 Oct 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Repair works to the new Forth bridge will continue well into the autumn of 2019, two years after it opened. MSPs were told today that delays had caused snagging repairs on the Queensferry Crossing to be pushed back. Transport Scotland … Continue reading


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Chair of fair fuel group at Westminster welcomes news of continued duty freeze

3 Oct 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The chair of a cross-party Westminster group on fair fuel has welcomed news that the UK Government is to continue the freeze on fuel duty in the upcoming Budget. Prime Minister Theresa May is due to announce in her conference … Continue reading


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Scottish Conservatives issue call for candidates from all communities

2 Oct 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Conservatives are launching an autumn appeal for candidates from all backgrounds and communities for the next Scottish Parliamentary elections in 2021. Ruth Davidson, leader of the Scottish Conservatives, said the party wanted to reach out to new talent, … Continue reading


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‘Downgraded’ St John’s kids ward could be 3 years from fully reopening

2 Oct 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The full reopening of a vital paediatric ward could be up to three years away, NHS bosses have confirmed. Last week, health secretary Jeane Freeman told MSPs work was underway to restore the 24/7 children’s ward at St John’s Hospital … Continue reading


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‘Open government’ plan to banish legacy of SNP’s secret Scotland

30 Sep 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Conservatives are to set out a plan for open government to improve trust in and the performance of public services. The proposals, published next week, will also consign years of SNP secrecy in government to history. The blueprint … Continue reading


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Reduced paediatric service at St John’s to continue ‘indefinitely’

27 Sep 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The partial closure of a vital children’s ward is set to continue “indefinitely” – after the SNP admitted its staff recruitment crisis was to blame. Addressing Holyrood today, health secretary Jeane Freeman said while a plan for improvement was underway, … Continue reading


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Sturgeon told to act on flu vaccine fiasco

27 Sep 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Nicola Sturgeon has been told to act on Scotland’s flu vaccine fiasco, after it emerged up to half a million pensioners could be forced to source their own jabs. Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson said botched procurement by the SNP … Continue reading


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Calls for Mackay to announce Scottish budget by mid-November

26 Sep 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Conservatives are calling on the SNP finance secretary Derek Mackay to bring his budget forward to mid-November to allow more time for parliamentary scrutiny. Phillip Hammond announced today that the UK budget will be revealed on Monday the … Continue reading