Justice image

What the parties have to say on justice issues ahead of Holyrood election

29 April 2016

Holyrood runs through pledges contained in each of the manifestos a week out from Scottish Parliament poll

Labour cakes

Scottish Labour manifesto 2016: key points

28 April 2016

Scottish Labour say the election is about choosing to use the new powers coming to the Scottish Parliament to stop austerity

Lambert Van Nistelrooij giving a speech

5G development key to Europe's future digital competitiveness

5 May 2016

Europe should grasp the chance to once again take the lead in mobile technology, writes Lambert van Nistelrooij

Kevin Pringle

The election campaign has been uninspiring and so are the opposition parties' policies

29 April 2016

Kevin Pringle, former communications adviser to Alex Salmond, suggests opposition parties should be given more access to the civil service to develop stronger policies

John McTernan

We need new ideas in housing policy

29 April 2016

A home is so much more than a house and Scotland needs a new narrative on housing policy, says former Labour strategist John McTernan

Sue Palmer

Early years culture needs to change

25 April 2016

Author and chair of Upstart Scotland Sue Palmer on how premature formal schooling is holding kids back

One in Five campaign accessible manifesto report card

SNP and Labour have widest range of accessible manifestos for people with disabilities

3 May 2016

The One in Five campaign has produced a report card on the parties' accessible manifestos for the Scottish Parliament election

Stephen Crabb, Crown Copyright

Universal Credit has ‘serious design flaws’, says Resolution Foundation

3 May 2016

Work and Pensions Secretary Stephen Crabb urged to 'reclaim' flagship reform as five Scottish jobcentres among the last to join Universal Credit rollout

Polling station

Electoral Reform Society Scotland and Bite the Ballot call for voter registration in schools

4 May 2016

Electoral Reform Society Scotland and Bite The Ballot call on the next Scottish government to make voter registration and citizenship part of the school curriculum

School test

Teaching unions to escalate industrial action over Curriculum for Excellence workload

4 May 2016

Recommendations of teacher workload expert group rejected by EIS, NASUWT says employers are ignoring them 

 Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, by Aloysious A Gruntpuddock

Cuts to local hospitals are cuts, not consolidation

29 April 2016

No matter how much health boards try and stay out of elections, even a hint of a hospital closure does tend to feature heavily in them.

PFI School Edinburgh

City of Edinburgh Council installs defibrillators in all secondary schools in Edinburgh

28 April 2016

The City of Edinburgh Council has installed defibrillators in all secondary schools, as well as special schools, key council buildings and sports facilities

Lambert Van Nistelrooij giving a speech

5G development key to Europe's future digital competitiveness

5 May 2016

Europe should grasp the chance to once again take the lead in mobile technology, writes Lambert van Nistelrooij

Prime minister David Cameron addresses the House of Commons

David Cameron dismisses concerns over TTIP as “the reddest of red herrings”

4 May 2016

Leaked documents suggest talks over TTIP have stalled because of “irreconcilable” differences between the EU and US positions