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MSPs went scuba diving and on safari yesterday as they joined the campaign to support the expansion of an Aberdeen neurological centre.
Scottish ministers were last night urged to implement a new package of support for small businesses - including a tax break for closure-threatened public toilets.
Nicola Sturgeon has been urged to rule out further tax rises after the Budget left her facing a “dilemma” over the widening tax gap between Scotland and the rest of the UK.
Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced an additional £1billion for defence spending in the Budget.
Chancellor Philip Hammond declared “austerity is finally coming to an end” last night, as he unveiled a Budget for “the strivers, the grafters and the carers”.
Health chiefs in the north-east have billed taxpayers for almost £1.3 million to jet off on foreign trips in the last few years, it can be revealed.
Chancellor Philip Hammond was last night continuing behind-the-scenes talks over the future of whisky and oil taxes in advance of his Budget on Monday.
Scottish ministers have stepped in and demanded the opening of a major section of the delay-hit Aberdeen bypass.
Chancellor Philip Hammond is not expected to put up oil taxes in the Budget, The Press and Journal can reveal.
Ministers have been warned that NHS finances in Scotland are not “sustainable” and urgent action must be taken to overhaul the way health services are run.
The prime minister remains committed to keeping fishing negotiations separate from trade discussions in Brexit talks, the Press and Journal can reveal.
The UK Government has been accused of failing the memory of tragic Aberdeen teenager Bailey Gwynne over delays to new knife laws.
Transport Secretary Michael Matheson has admitted that “further measures” may be considered to finally find a solution to landslips at the Rest and Be Thankful.
Chancellor Philip Hammond would throw the rights of UK fishermen “under a bus in a heartbeat” if it meant gaining preferential market access for the City of London in Brexit trade talks, a Tory source has warned.
SNP Westminster Leader lan Blackford last night branded the prime minister “utterly humiliated” and “hamstrung” as he warned the UK was being led to the “brink of a catastrophic no deal” Brexit.
Brexit has forged a new sense of identity in the UK as voters align themselves with Leave or Remain as they would a football team, according to a leading pollster.
The Scottish Government has U-turned on plans to recruit a trade specialist to drive up business between Saudi Arabia and domestic energy firms.
A no-deal Brexit could increase the demand for export health certificates by an estimated 150-300%, Michael Gove has said.
The 13 public sector bosses in the north and north-east are spending 20 times more on driving and taxis than they are on public transport.
Farmers and producers will have to foot the bill for additional paperwork required to export animal products to the EU in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
A budget-cutting local authority boss doubled the amount of cash he claimed back from taxpayers for expenses in just three years.
Thousands of college staff in Scotland are poised to receive a pay rise after a £14million deal was struck with trade unions.
A north-east MSP mixed up in a lobbying controversy is expected to learn his fate next week.
Man who sparked major security alert whilst trying to set fire to the Scottish Parliament gets jail sentence
A man who tried to set fire to the Scottish Parliament, held a large kitchen knife over his head and said he wanted the police to kill him has been jailed.
The UK Government was under fresh pressure last night to end its “energy tax” on communities in the north and north-east.
UK Environment Secretary Michael Gove has declared he is “invincibly” confident Britain will be negotiating as an independent coastal state by the end of 2020 - despite talk of extending the Brexit transition period.
SNP Westminster Leader Ian Blackford has accused the prime minister of “sheer irresponsibility”, warning any move by the UK Government to leave the EU without a deal would be “madness”.
SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford has vowed to “stand full square” behind moves to “clean up” parliament in the wake of claims bullying has been allowed to thrive in the House of Commons.
Shock figures have revealed a “staggering” spike in the number of people dying in the north-east last winter.
Chancellor Philip Hammond has been warned not to risk the North Sea’s “bright future” as he faced calls to bring forward Budget measures to shield the industry amid fears of a Brexit-induced skills shortage.
Calls have been made for the government to step in and offer a north-east council which is potentially facing a £3 million-per-day headache.
The rector of Aberdeen University is among 23 senior academics who have called for another referendum on Brexit.