Holyrood morning roundup: Wednesday 2 May, 2012

by May 02, 2012 No Comments

Good morning – here are the top 10 news stories in Scotland this morning:

Phone hacking: Rupert Murdoch ‘not a fit person to run major company’ (Scotsman)

Alex Salmond faces grilling from MSPs over ties to Rupert Murdoch (STV News)

Phone hacking report: Alex Salmond refuses to back Parliament’s report (Daily Telegraph)

Labour fears SNP will storm its Glasgow bastion (Guardian)

Turnout of 30% is feared in many election areas (Herald)

Chief of new single Scotland police force to be appointed sooner (BBC Scotland)

Move to cut utility bills (Press & Journal)

Erskine bridge suicides inquiry criticises care home (Guardian)

Young Scots among happiest in Europe, says major report (Scotsman)

Edinburgh Fringe rivals fight over Assembly venue name (BBC Scotland)

Today’s Scottish Parliament highlights:

- 14.35: FMQs is a day early this week, but not because of the pressing issues raised by the Westminster Culture, Media & Sport Committee’s report into phone hacking at News International – rather because tomorrow’s local elections mean parliament isn’t sitting. Nonetheless, the report means there is likely to be another week of attacks on the First Minister over his involvement with the so-called ‘Mudoch empire’

For a full roundup of Scottish parliamentary business, check out today’s official Business Bulletin

Paris Gourtsoyannis Paris Gourtsoyannis

Paris joined Holyrood in September 2011, and became education correspondent in May 2012. Born in Canada into a Greek family, and raised in Belgium, he came to Scotland in 2005 to study at the University of Edinburgh, where he was involved with award-winning student publication The Journal. Before working at Holyrood, Paris contributed to the Edinburgh Evening News, the Guardian and Guardian Local, and interned at think-tank Demos. His beat takes in all areas of Scotland's education and skills sector, including early years, adult learning, and employability...

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