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Letters II: We must break free from a regime that causes suffering

The current system of social security does not do enough to help those in need

JANE Cassidy’s piece on Saturday rang one very resounding bell for me, on the prime compelling reasons we need independence; although she certainly has more immediate and intense grounds for her argument than most of us (This year I’ll wear my…

12:00am Monday 27 March 2017

Scotland's NHS staff face "disappointment" over below-inflation wage rise

Photo credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

A ONE per cent pay rise for Scotland's doctors will cause "widespread disappointment and anger", the British Medical Association claims.

4:55pm Friday 24 March 2017

Only a quarter of Scots trust UK Government to do best for Scotland, survey finds

Confidence in the current UK Government, led by Theresa May, is low. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

JUST a quarter of people in Scotland trust the UK Government to work in the best interests of the country, according to the latest findings in the Scottish Social Attitudes Survey.

12:00am Saturday 25 March 2017

Jane Cassidy: This year I'll wear my purple ribbon with a Yes badge

The Kelpies are among the Scottish landmarks that support Purple Day

HAVE you ever had one of those phone calls? The kind you will always be able to recall with complete clarity because it was the start of something that changed everything?

12:00am Saturday 25 March 2017

Letters I: Sea ice at record low levels across the poles

Nasa reported that the Earth's poles are at a record low in terms of sea-ice levels. Photograph: Getty

ACCORDING to new research by Nasa, the Earth’s poles are showing record low sea-ice levels.

12:00am Saturday 25 March 2017

Roadshow in Dumfries: A Yes from majority of shoppers in our straw poll

Christiana Adeboh-Samuel

DUMFRIES and Galloway MP Richard Arkless told The National before our Roadshow visit that there is evidence of change in an area that voted a big No to independence in 2014, with more and more people turning to Yes.

9:23pm Wednesday 22 March 2017

Letters II: GERS is like trying to describe a Dali work to a blind man

Indescribable: Salvador Dali

IN Scotland, we are kept in the darkest box in the darkest room in the last remnants of the British Empire. Unfortunately, due to our geographic location we were the first to be colonised and as it stands we are one of the last colonies left.…

12:00am Wednesday 22 March 2017

Cat Boyd: Here’s to Cathy from Castlemilk ... George Osborne’s polar opposite

Castlemilk Against Austerity organises everything from food drives to political meetings and fundraising gigs

YESTERDAY’S man George Osborne was back in the headlines this week as he announced he would continue working as an MP while editing the London Evening Standard. Being a politician isn’t so much his second job now as his third or fourth. Since…

12:00am Tuesday 21 March 2017

Letters II: Is Westminster trading in alternative maths on European exports?

If Scotland’s trade with Europe represents 40 per cent of our exports, how can our trade with rUK be six times as much?

AM I daft, or have the principles of mathematics changed since I was at school? I had been led to believe, prior to the 2014 referendum, that Scotland’s trade with Europe represents 40 per cent of our exports. But Westminster tells us that our…

12:00am Tuesday 21 March 2017

Living Wage: Beatson in ethical pledge to workers

Beatson Cancer Charity has secured income for its planned expenditure of more than £14 million

ONE of Scotland’s leading cancer charities has joined the growing number of organisations signing up for Scottish Living Wage Accreditation.

12:00am Tuesday 21 March 2017
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