Brexit bill powers curbed by MSPs at Holyrood

In a series of meetings held by the Finance Committee at the Scottish Parliament, MSPs have been debating amendments to the Westminster EU Withdrawal Bill amongst dispute over devolved powers in a post-Brexit political landscape. There is potential … [Read more...]

Chief Constable Phil Gormley resigns

Phil Gormley has quit as Police Scotland Chief Constable with immediate effect amidst multiple misconduct/bullying probes into his time as Chief Constable. He has been on special leave since last September. Gormley said in a statement … [Read more...]

James Bulger killer sentenced for indecent images

Jon Venables, one of the killers of toddler James Bulger, has been sentenced to 40 months in prison for possessing images of children. Appearing via video link at the Old Bailey, Venables pleaded guilty to possessing more than 1,000 indecent images … [Read more...]

Humans & Robophobia

In the news recently, there has been a lot of coverage towards more 'human' looking robots that are becoming ever more advanced and capable. What this brings is a hope amongst the scientific community that we draw closer to a positive coexistence, … [Read more...]

Labour call for vote of no confidence in SNP Draft Budget

The Scottish Government's Draft Budget Bill faces a potential setback in the form of a vote of no confidence by Scottish Labour today. The party has tabled a motion asking MSPs to agree that “the Parliament believes that the Draft Budget does not … [Read more...]

Trump declares North Korea ‘State Sponsor’ of Terrorism

In a series of measures toughing down on North Korea, US President Donald Trump has put North Korea back on the list of countries that are believed to have continually provided support for acts of international terrorism. Stating his intentions in … [Read more...]

Britain to offer more money in bid to further Brexit talks

In an effort to accelerate talks over a new trade deal with the EU, the UK cabinet has agreed that Britain will offer more money to the EU as Brexit talks continue. It is believed that such an offer could be as high as £40 billion pounds - double … [Read more...]

New research shows emotional impact of diabetes

Today marks World Diabetes Day. This was first started in 1991 jointly by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organisation.   Research unveiled today by Diabetes UK has highlighted the emotional and mental issues that … [Read more...]

Scottish Prison Service to block mobile phones in jails

Trialling of a new ‘catcher’ technology has been taking place in two Scottish jails, HMP Shotts and Glenochill, which works by intercepting mobile phone signals through a fake mast.     IMSI-catchers are used in the United … [Read more...]

Illegal puppy trade just ‘’tip of the iceberg’’ according to Dogs Trust

Demand for ‘’trendy’’ dog breeds has seen record numbers of puppies being illegally smuggled into the UK, according to the Dogs Trust. There are concerns that as Christmas approaches, many people will want to buy cheap puppies as presents for … [Read more...]