RAF strikes have put Daesh on the back foot ‘25,000 Daesh fighters killed, 600 in last month,’ Michael Fallon tells Cabinet

RAF strikes have put Daesh on the back foot Coalition air strikes have helped reduce Islamic State forces in Syria and Iraq to their lowest levels for two years, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has told Cabinet. Read Full Story

 

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is visiting Aberdeen today First Minister says SNP have delivered “huge progress” for Aberdeen ahead of visit

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is visiting Aberdeen today Nicola Sturgeon has claimed the SNP are "the first party to take the north-east of Scotland seriously" ahead of a visit to the region today. Read Full Story

 

Mark Porter says the Government is trying to "undermine trust in doctors" BMA chief accuses Government over ‘intractable’ dispute with junior doctors

Mark Porter says the Government is trying to "undermine trust in doctors" The Government has created a "bitter and intractable" dispute with junior doctors and has forgotten the meaning of negotiation, doctors' leaders have said. Read Full Story

 

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson will be visiting Peterhead, Keith and Oban today Ruth Davidson heads on helicopter tour of the north-east

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson will be visiting Peterhead, Keith and Oban today Ruth Davidson will take to the skies above north-east Scotland today in a "major push" to try and deliver her party's "best-ever result in a Scottish election". Read Full Story

 

The manufacturing sector is being hit by uncertainty caused by the vote on Britain's membership of the EU Manufacturing contracts for first time since March 2013

The manufacturing sector is being hit by uncertainty caused by the vote on Britain's membership of the EU Britain's manufacturing sector saw activity contract for the first time in more than three years in the latest sign that the EU referendum is hurting the UK economy, according to a survey. Read Full Story

 

Stewart Hosie Public sector must attract professionals to Aberdeenshire, says Hosie

Stewart Hosie The deputy leader of the SNP yesterday called on public sector employers to do more to attract professionals to rural areas of the north-east to meet the demand for doctors, nurses and teachers. Read Full Story

 

Proffesor Hugh Pennington has said it is "vital" the SNP press ahead with the trauma centre plans Aberdeen trauma centre “most important decision” since 1948

Proffesor Hugh Pennington has said it is "vital" the SNP press ahead with the trauma centre plans A top medical expert believes the decision on whether Aberdeen Royal Infirmary will get major trauma centre status is the government's "most important decision" since 1948. Read Full Story

 

Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has said she is proud of her party's election campaign Kezia Dugdale insists Labour ‘really upbeat’ as campaign enters final days

Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has said she is proud of her party's election campaign Labour's Kezia Dugdale insisted she is "immensely proud" of the campaign her party has fought as the race for Holyrood entered its final 48 hours. Read Full Story