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MSP hits out over NHS staff shortages

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP for the North East, Mike Rumbles, has hit out at the government over staff shortages in the NHS.

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The First Minister has announced �29 million of funding to help tackle poverty.

£29 million to tackle poverty

Organisations that tackle poverty can now have access to a new £29 million funding pot set up by the Scottish Government.

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Mulberry Unit: Fight “nowhere near over”

Mulberry Unit: Fight “nowhere near over”

Angus North and Mearns MSP Mairi Evans has said the fight for the Mulberry Unit is “nowhere near over”.

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Mulberry Unit is based at Susan Carnegie Centre

Mulberry Unit: Reaction from local politicians

Local politicians have spoken out about the interim closure of the Mulberry Unit at Stracathro Hospital.

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Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop.

Press freedom in Scotland “at risk” from UK Government proposals

Proposals to regulate the press in England and Wales would “pose a potential threat to press freedom” in Scotland, Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop has said.

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The Theatre at the campus will become a polling place

Angus polling district review complete

An Angus Council ward is to lose one councillor - following the completion of a polling district and polling places review.

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Universal basic income scheme set to trial

Universal basic income scheme set to trial

Scotland is set to pilot a radical scheme to give every citizen a universal basic income (UBI), regardless of whether they work or not.

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First Minister's Christmas party.

First Minister’s Christmas message

First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon said: “Christmas is about spending time with those we love, and for thinking about friends and family at home and abroad.

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Mairi Evans

MSP backs plan to keep Scotland in single market

An Angus North and Mearns MSP has backed the Scottish Government’s proposals to keep Scotland in the European Single Market and stop the “national disaster” of a hard Brexit.

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Phase one has completed

Phase one of Forfar development complete

The first phase of the £2 million housing redevelopment at Viewmount in Forfar is now complete.

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New legislation introduced by the Scottish Parliament will tighen up planning controls for pay day lenders and betting shops on Scotlands high streets.

Tighter controls over high street “blight”

The “blight” of pay day lenders and betting operators on Scotland’s high streets will be tackled with stricter planning controls from now on.

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Arbroath Smokies.

Weir questions Arbroath Smokie protection at PMQs

Angus MP Mike Weir used the occasion of the last Prime Ministers Questions of the year to raise the issue of the Arbroath Smokie and future protection under the EU PGI (Protected Geographical Indicator) scheme.

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Scottish Conservative Alex Johnstone MSP

Death of North East MSP Alex Johnstone

Alex Johnstone, the Scottish Conservative MSP for the North East of Scotland, has died at the age of 55.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon meets with Peter Davidson and Morris Heggies to choose the design of the Christmas Card 2016

Oor Wullie to feature on First Minister’s Christmas card

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has chosen “national treasure” Oor Wullie as the illustration for her official Christmas card this year.

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Kevin Webster, Vista Properties, and Stephen Lynas, Hadden Homes, breaking ground on site.

Seven new homes at Strathview

A new housing development on the outskirts of Forfar will bring in more than £4 million worth of investment to the town.

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Mairi Evans offers support for Small Business Saturday.

MSP to visit Angus businesses as part of Small Business Saturday

SNP MSP for Angus North and Mearns, Mairi Evans, has offered her support for this weekend’s Small Business Saturday – which encourages people to shop locally and support their local businesses.

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Rumbles commends local education charity.

Rumbles commends local education charity.

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP for the North East, Mike Rumbles, has praised an Angus charity for its work with local young people and its initiatives aimed at increasing community access to local wildlife.

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Finance minister Derek Mckay said the new legislation will "design an approach to taxation which will suit Scotlands needs".

New tax-raising powers for Parliament

Legislation which will give the Scottish Parliament further powers over income tax will be laid today (Wednesday).

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Tackling gender stereotyping

Tackling gender stereotyping

Transforming gender stereotypes is key to tackling violence against women and girls, according to a report published today.

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Mike Weir MP with Richard Arkless MP, Eilidh Whiteford MP ( who is bringing forward the bill) Dr Marsha Scott of Scottish Womens Aid and Angela Crawley MP.

Angus MP pledged support to end violence

Mike Weir, MP for Angus, has pledged his support to an upcoming Private Member’s Bill, aimed at addressing violence against women and girls.

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