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Health

Willie Rennie

Scottish Liberal Democrat budget wishlist sent to Derek Mackay

19 January 2017

Budget negotiations made public as Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie writes to Finance Secretary Derek Mackay

Accident and emergency

A&E performance dips in Scotland

18 January 2017

First week of 2017 sees A&E departments miss four-hour treatment target

Traffic jam in London during Olympic protest

Air pollution in Scotland is a “public health crisis”, says Friends of the Earth

16 January 2017

There are now 38 pollution zones where safety standards for air quality are regularly broken, an increase of five compared to last year

Justice

Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London

UK Government to investigate Scottish limited partnerships

16 January 2017

The UK Government has announced a review of limited partnerships following allegations that some in Scotland are being used for criminal purposes

MPs and peers launch inquiry into cyber threats facing UK

16 January 2017

The Joint Committee on National Cyber Security Strategy will assess how prepared the UK Government in the area of cyber security

Fiona Hyslop

Scotland is to be exempt from Section 40 press regulation

13 January 2017

Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop has confirmed the Scottish Government has no plans to introduce Section 40 press regulation in Scotland

Environment

Picture of a fracking sign

Scottish Labour urges the SNP to introduce an outright ban on fracking ahead of draft Climate Change Plan

19 January 2017

Third draft climate change plan will set out a strategic framework to reduce emissions from electricity generation, housing, transport, services, industry, land use, waste, and agriculture

Traffic jam in London during Olympic protest

Air pollution in Scotland is a “public health crisis”, says Friends of the Earth

16 January 2017

There are now 38 pollution zones where safety standards for air quality are regularly broken, an increase of five compared to last year

Roseanna Cunningham

Roseanna Cunningham: Brexit puts Scotland's environment at risk

13 January 2017

The Scottish Government's third draft Climate Change Plan is expected to be published on Thursday

Business & Economy

TOTAL E&P UK

Oil giant Total raises Brexit fears

19 January 2017

Exclusive: Managing director of Total E&P UK tells Holyrood any post-Brexit trade barriers would be "bad for business"

Malcolm Buchanan RBS

EXCLUSIVE: RBS looks to EU banking licenses amid Brexit uncertainty

18 January 2017

RBS Scotland board chairman says its European banking licenses could afford the bank some flexibility after Brexit