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No Action for East Lothian Roads

A Scottish Government Minister has revealed this week that the SNP Government will not assist East Lothian Council in repairing potholes in the area.

 

Police Numbers at 10 Year Low

Figures published by Police Scotland highlight that the number of police officers in the Lothians and Scottish Borders police force is at its lowest level in nearly decade.

SNP ‘clueless’ about where to put 400 new benefits staff

The SNP government has admitted it has no idea where in Scotland it’s going to place hundreds of new staff working for the country’s new benefits agency.

An estimated 400 staff will be hired to work in councils across Scotland to help deliver the newly-devolved powers to communities.

Scotland’s block grant going up in real and cash terms

New analysis has revealed that Scotland’s block grant from Westminster is going up – both in cash and real terms.

The figures show increases in both measures, despite the SNP claiming that the UK Government is cutting cash to Scotland.

Still no answers on 'Rural Tax'

Borderers are still in the dark about SNP plans to introduce a 'rural tax' on areas with new wind farms in Scotland.

Worries Grow Over Standardized P1 Testing

Education Secretary John Swinney has been urged to scrap testing for five-year olds in their first year of school. This comes after teachers and parents sent in dozens of complaints about the tests.