Graeme and Margaret Carling were both being treated for the virus in Dundee, Scotland, but in separate hospitals where they died within just an hour of one another A couple in their 60s died of coronavirus in separate hospitals within an hour of each other.Graeme and Margaret Carling were both being treated for the virus in Dundee.
THE huge challenges facing Scotland’s households, businesses and economy have been underlined this week in an analysis of official furlough statistics by the Federation of Small Businesses.The FSB flagged the danger signals as it highlighted provisional figures published last week by HM Revenue & Customs showing that, in Scotland, the number of employments on furlough was 327,100 at March 31.
Catriona Stewart: Best and worst schools? It's time league tables were sent to the back of the class
League tables are a pointless insult to teachers and pupils THIS week should have been league tables week.I say "should have" because ordinarily a range of newspapers, including this one, would throw a merry band of journalists into creating tables ranking schools on the percentage of pupils who gain a certain number of Highers.
THOUSANDS of Glasgow kids have benefitted from the new Scottish Child Payment since its launch.A total of 15,540 Scottish Child Payments have been made in the city.The benefit, which is unique to Scotland, is intended to help low-income families with the costs of raising a child.
A DRUNK thug who spat at a police officer wrongly assuming he was a mugger has been jailed for 16 months.James Boyd, 58, lashed out at constable Mark Richardson in Glasgow’s Cowcaddens on 17 February this year.Boyd had earlier been attacked and was lying unconscious before being roused by police.
NEW research reveals the majority of people in Scotland are in favour of measures to make it easier for families to walk to school.Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking, carried out the research ahead of national Walk to School Week (May 17 to 21).
WE’RE now just a month away from Scotland’s opening game against the Czech Republic and I’m sure Steve Clarke will be working through a list as long as his arm.From my experiences ahead of our World Cup appearance two years ago, I can remember getting to this point and just doing everything in my power to make sure we were as prepared as we could be before the tournament began.
SEAN McGrath has been appointed successor to Sandy Kennedy as chief executive of the Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation.Mr McGrath, the organisation’s finance director, will take up the post in July.The appointment comes as it was revealed that the Foundation had raised £140,000 under a crowdfunding campaign to fund its programmes, eclipsing its £75,000 target.
Earlier this week, the Old Firm finally got their way.After years of veiled threats and vague schemes, they finally got what they have campaigned for for so long: colt teams in Scotland’s lower leagues.There are a few rather weighty strings attached, of course.
So another one bites the dust.A Scottish brand, a household name, a respected pedigree and heritage.The announcement that the current owners of McVities are to close the bakery in Tollcross, Glasgow is a shock.That said, in the bigger scheme of things it’s no surprise, and we as a country are so slow to learn.
A total of £3 million will be injected into East Renfrewshire's roads and pavements as the council looks to carry out a major resurfacing programme.Improvements will be made to 73 sites in the area - and will be carried out over and above the existing annual roads resurfacing works which were approved by the council in March 2021.
Asenior trade unionist has been suspended by Labour after suggesting Home Secretary Priti Patel was “disgusting” and should be deported.Unite’s assistant general secretary Howard Beckett made the remarks following protests in Glasgow over the detention of two men by Border Force officials.Mr Beckett, who has since apologised for the social media message, is standing for the leadership of the major union and sits on Labour’s ruling national executive committee.
James Forrest was grateful that Scotland boss Steve Clarke kept him in the loop during his lengthy absence.Hearing from Clarke inspired the Celtic winger to keep going with his rehab following ankle surgery.Now Forrest hopes the efforts to return will be rewarded with a place in the Scotland squad for the European Championship finals.
Scotland supporters with multiple tickets believed European football's governing body was hanging on to dosh for the pricier briefs European football’s governing body maintained there was a fair ballot for Scotland tickets after fans claimed a stitch-up.Many supporters contacted the Record to claim their cheap tickets were cancelled while the most expensive ones were unaffected by the heavily-reduced attendance limit.
‘I apologise unreservedly to Priti Patel’ said the leadership contender A senior Unite official has been suspended by Labour after tweeting that Priti Patel was “disgusting” and should be deported in response to the immigration stand-off in Glasgow.Howard Beckett, the assistant general secretary who is standing for leadership of the union, posted the message after Border Force officials detained two men.
Scotland’s newest MP told how she hopes to be a role model for other minorities after being elected to Westminster.New SNP MP Anum Qaisar-Javed also pledged she would “fight for independence” after being elected to represent the constituency of Airdrie and Shotts.The by-election, which took place just a week after the Scottish Parliament election, was sparked by former MP Neil Gray’s decision to step down from the Commons and run for Holyrood.
Howard Beckett, the union’s assistant general secretary, apologised for his comments suggesting Home Secretary Priti Patel should be deported.A senior trade unionist has been suspended by Labour after suggesting Home Secretary Priti Patel was “disgusting” and should be deported.Unite’s assistant general secretary Howard Beckett – who is standing for the leadership of the major union – apologised for the social media message.
Music industry leaders say there is “no chance” of gigs returning under official Scottish Government guidance as it emerged that crowd capacities face being cut to a sixth of their normal level.Demands for a rethink on reopening restrictions are intensifying amid claims that venues will be forced to remain closed after Monday’s official “reopening” date for live entertainment in Scotland.
A children’s helpline has reported a 17% rise in counselling sessions about mental health with youngsters under 12 in the past year amid the coronavirus pandemic.NSPCC said its Childline service has held 243 counselling sessions with children in this age group about their mental and emotional health since last April, compared with 207 in the previous year.
Pubs and restaurants will be allowed to serve customers indoors, and cinemas and theatres will be able to reopen Wales will move to Covid-19 alert level two on Monday, will confirm today.It means pubs and restaurants will be allowed to serve customers indoors, and cinemas and theatres will be able to reopen.