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As with many other things in this life, the recent independence referendum relied heavily on the efficiency and competency of local government.
Monetary policy decision becoming 'more balanced'
The revolution didn’t happen. The voters took a walk up to the line, but in the end didn’t step over it.
Given criticism of Tristram Hunt by teaching unions recently for ‘a lack of ideas’, it is surprising the shadow education secretary didn’t come out fighting at the Labour conference last week.
Unsurprisingly, the criminal justice system – given its already devolved nature – did not prove nearly as prominent in the referendum campaign as other aspects of public policy.
This question has allowed us all to think outside the box and imagine that anything is possible
Despite the intense spotlight upon it the NHS has simply been getting on with business as usual
Will the UK's appetite for referenda be whetted by Scotland’s experience?
By sheer coincidence, as I stepped into the education brief for Holyrood, my daughter started her school career.
Efficiency requirements will deliver as much as a third of the EU’s energy-saving target for 2020
When I took on the health portfolio in September, I was surprised by how much cross-party agreement there was in health beyond the shouting of the debating chamber. As the Healt
Kate Shannon on the Big Noise project
By far one of the most emotive argument
It is a sobering thought that all groundbreaking legislation, no matter how many people may have demonstrated or marched in support of it, can be repealed.
Barack Obama announced to congress the 1958 UK-US Mutual Defence Agreement (MDA) had been updated for the next 10 years.
With the referendum just weeks away the future of research funding for Scotland’s universities has become yet another area of dispute between the two campaigns.
In the bid for cleaner, greener energy,
During the 2010 election campaign I int
Israel says militants have fired more than 365 rockets from Gaza since Tuesday and it has attacked about 780 targets over the same time.
Trawl the internet long enough, or in fact ask enough people the same question, however misinformed, and you will get the answer you want.
Ed Miliband used his speech today in Edinburgh to back up Johann Lamont’s attack on the SNP over the NHS during yesterday’s First Minister’s Questions.
Rural Scotland is once again the battleground for the independence debate.
It might be a slightly terrifying thought but 2020, the D-Day for what seems like all government targets, is only six years away.
Major events like the Commonwealth Games that pull people in from all over the globe can make
This year Scotland might start to win the war against the pesky carrier bag.
Berwick-upon-Tweed MP Sir Allan Beith has tabled questions in the Commons on the issue of cross-border care, after concerns were expressed at his local Liberal Democrats’ branch about ‘recent chang
The picture of a happy mother and son could have been any family snap.
When I was in primary school I climbed one of the biggest trees in the known world. It was around five kilometres tall, looming over the surrounding landscape.
To paraphrase Jessie J – not something you’ll find me doing often