Education no longer pays as graduate wages slump

A university education no longer pays the way it once did in Scotland, with workers possessing degrees having seen their relative salaries nosedive over the past decade, new research has shown.

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Fears have been raised over the state of patient safety in Scotland. Picture: Greg Macvean

Stark warning over affects of cuts on A&E patient safety

Patient safety in Scotland’s under pressure A&E departments has been called into question by senior medics with a stark warning that systems to manage potential dangers have been “diminished or abandoned” to save money.

Kezia Dugdale's decision to appear on I'm A Celebrity may have grave consequences for her political career. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Holyrood crunch meet to decide Dugdale fate

The prospect of Labour disciplinary action against former leader Kezia Dugdale over her appearance on I’m A Celebrity Get Me out of Here will be become clear in a crunch meeting of the party’s Holyrood group this week.

St John's Hospital, Livingston , Pic Lisa Ferguson

Hospital to be investigated after A&E waiting times ‘under-reported’

A probe has been ordered into a major Lothians hospital after a whistleblowing complaint revealed that flagship A&E waiting times were being wrongly recorded by staff.

John Swinney wants a more positive approach to young people

Young Scots are not ‘troublemakers’ finds Scottish Government report

Young Scots today are unlikely to cause trouble in their local neighbourhood and their behaviour is no worse than 30 years ago, a report into public attitudes has found.

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Ruth Davidson wants more women MPs

Ruth Davidson has called for political parties to do more to promote women – and admitted the Tories are “behind the curve” on the issue.

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NHS boards deliberately leaving posts unfilled to save money

NHS chiefs leave posts vacant in order to save cash, MSPs are told

NHS bosses are deliberately avoiding filling vacant positions for up to a year in a bid to make savings, MSPs have been told.

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Sex crimes have been steadily rising and now account for about 75 per cent of  Crown Office and Prosecution Service work in the High Courts. Picture: Model

‘Rape complainers deserve better’ say sex crime campaigners

Sex crime campaigners are calling for a radical overhaul of the justice process after a report yesterday identified the “high number” of rape and sexual assault victims who cannot face the “trauma and degradation” of appearing in court.

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Mark McDonald has now been suspended by the SNP

Mark McDonald suspended by the SNP over conduct

Former Children’s Minister Mark McDonald has been suspended by the SNP after “new information” emerged about his conduct.

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FMQs: Alex Salmond’s RT show ‘damaging’ Scotland

Scotland's global reputation has been damaged by Alex Salmond's decision to host a TV talk show on Russia Today, MSPs were told.

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Ministers say they have acted fairly. Picture: Getty

‘Enough is enough’ warn council chiefs in £545 million demand

Scotland’s council leaders have issued a demand for half a billion pounds and warned that vital frontline services will suffer if the Scottish Government does not pay up.

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Scotlands former chief medical officer has suggested that enshrining a flagship NHS waiting time guarantee in law was a mistake. Picture: BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

NHS ‘legal’ waiting time guarantee may undermine care

Scotland’s former chief medical officer has suggested that enshrining a flagship NHS waiting time guarantee in law was a mistake.

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Mental health minister Maureen Watt says prevention of suicide continues to be a priority area for the Scottish Government. Picture: SNS/Craig Foy

Austerity cuts blamed for rise in suicides among poorer Scots

Austerity cuts have been blamed for higher suicide rates among Scots from poorer areas.

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Rents in the capital have soared

Edinburgh living costs outstrips rest of Scotland

The soaring cost of living in Edinburgh and the Lothains is outstripping the rest of Scotland, official figures have shown.

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Derek Mackay rejects bullying claims

SNP rejects "bullying" claims over axed tax report

The Scottish Government has rejected claims of "bullying" after a public spending watchdog pulled a report claiming half a million Scots will pay more tax under the SNP.

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Alex Salmond has insisted he will have editorial control

Scottish ministers will not appear on Alex Salmond’s Russia Today show

Scottish Government ministers will not appear on Alex Salmond's new talk show being aired on Russia Today, a spokesman for the First Minister has confirmed.

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Lengthy waits of months for treatment are a major issue, a mental health survey has found. Picture: John Devlin

Scots NHS patients face ‘unacceptable’ mental health care

Almost half of Scots receiving mental health treatment on the NHS have endured an “unacceptable quality” of care, new research indicates.

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Mark McDonald resigned as a minister, Picture: John Devlin

Former SNP minister Mark McDonald seeks help over ‘inappropriate’ behaviour

Former children’s minister Mark McDonald is to seek help to address his behaviour after being forced to quit over “inappropriate conduct”.

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FMQs: 200 new blunders by Police Scotland call centres

Nicola Sturgeon today came under fire over 200 fresh incidents of 999 police call centre blunders over the past year.

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