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UK Government puts tech apprentice programme on hiatus

27 February 2019

The Cabinet Office said the two-year programme – which includes digital, data, and technology as one of its six tracks – is “currently under review”

No-deal Brexit will lead to food shortages and cost business billions, UK Government confirms

27 February 2019

Forced release of UK Government analysis shows British business will take a signficant hit in the event of a no-deal Brexit

Exclusive interview: Tony Blair on the Scottish Parliament’s 20-year journey

27 February 2019

The prime minister that delivered on Scottish devolution discusses Brexit, independence and Scottish Labour

How devolution changed Scotland

26 February 2019

As the Scottish Parliament turns 20, Holyrood will launch a new series of features focused on different areas of the country to examine how devolution has changed Scotland 

MSPs to debate opt-out organ donation bill

26 February 2019

Under the proposed new system, if a person does not opt out of donation, they could be considered to have agreed that their organs and tissue can be used for transplants

What is the Independent Group's exclusive club actually for?

26 February 2019

The Independent Group is a group of defected politicians from different parties with no leader, no policies and no real raison d’etre, writes Mandy Rhodes

More school leavers entering positive destinations

26 February 2019

But new figures reveal a “class divide” between young people from the richest and poorest communities

Theresa May hints at plans to stay on as Prime Minister beyond Brexit

25 February 2019

Theresa May told reporters that her job was "not only about delivering Brexit" and vowed to "get on with" her domestic agenda

Will the Gang of Seven learn lessons from the history books?

25 February 2019

The MPs who quit the Labour Party to stand as a group of independents could be venturing along the same rocky path as the Gang of Four, writes Gemma Fraser 

Tony Blair: If we hadn’t had devolution, Scotland might be independent by now

24 February 2019

The former prime minister also said that “probably the mood in Scotland would be less in favour of independence” were it not for Brexit

Jo Swinson reaches out to Independent Group of Labour and Tory splitters

22 February 2019

Lib Dem deputy leader offers olive branch to new Indpendent Group of Labour and Tory splitters

Police Scotland officers justified in use of Tasers in three incidents, PIRC finds

22 February 2019

The policing watchdog found that the use of Tasers was necessary, proportionate and justified in all three cases

Associate feature: Graduate Apprenticeships are a perfect fit for Scotland’s STEM sector

22 February 2019

Dr Sally Smith, Dean of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University, on how developing new graduate skills is no longer the sole domain of universities

Exclusive: Scottish Labour lost support because it abandoned centre ground, warns Tony Blair

22 February 2019

The former prime minister used an exclusive interview with Holyrood to urge the party to oppose Brexit and push for maximum devolution within the UK