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2015/03/04 19:17
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Council news > Press Releases > City Council agrees to join new local government voluntary association City Council agrees to join new local government voluntary association 04/03/15 Aberdeen City...
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2015/03/03 07:08
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Thousands of Scots are set to be hit after the Tory multi-millionaire approved a 25 per cent cut in a key housing budget that could put some of the most vulnerable families at risk of...
2015/02/26 10:24
2015/02/26 10:24
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Earlier this week, Glasgow Labour councillor Matt Kerr wrote a piece for us, blaming the SNP for the cuts to that city's budget. Susan Aitken, a SNP councillor, responds below. Councillor Matt Kerr’s...
2015/02/26 07:45
2015/02/26 07:45
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Warning over Highlands ‘superfast’ broadband plans The minimum 'superfast' broadband in parts of the Highlands could be slower than the desired speed. Picture: Getty THE minimum “superfast” broadband...
2015/02/21 00:09
2015/02/21 00:09
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Education Secretary Angela Constance said the talks had been "positive and productive" but council umbrella body Cosla said local authorities had been left with "Hobson's Choice". Councillor David...
2015/02/17 16:11
2015/02/17 16:11
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Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon called on the Labour Party to abandon austerity in a speech in London last week. She also attacked the Tory government’s “crude cuts”. The speech...
2015/02/16 10:08
2015/02/16 10:08
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The EIS, the largest teachers’ union, have taken council organisation Cosla to task over the claim, describing it as “bizarre and misleading”. The move follows the publication of a report from Cosla...
2015/02/16 01:09
2015/02/16 01:09
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Cosla has also attacked the Scottish Government on the choice of teacher numbers as a benchmark of how well they are running schools, arguing there is no evidence higher numbers of school staff leads...
Read more at heraldscotland, Scotsman
2015/02/15 21:08
2015/02/15 21:08
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Whatever grudge nationalists might have against Scottish Labour’s new leader, to accuse him of stealing from the Clutha Appeal Fund is an appalling smear – and one that only a craven idiot could come...
2015/02/13 00:45
2015/02/13 00:45
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MORE than half of Scotland’s councils have set their spending plans for the year ahead, as authorities, unions and the SNP government were locked in a bitter row over funding for front-line...
Read more at Scotsman, Scotsman
2015/02/09 00:46
2015/02/09 00:46
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LABOUR plans to create a “twin city powerhouse” of Edinburgh and Glasgow to compete with London in terms of economic clout and attracting new businesses if the party wins the general election in...
Read more at Scotsman, Daily Record
2015/02/08 01:09
2015/02/08 01:09
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However the scheme quickly became the subject of bickering between central and local government, as both sides disagreed on whether the Scottish Government was justified in using exemption clauses as...
2015/02/07 01:09
2015/02/07 01:09
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The pressure she exerted was of the kind that is causing resentment in town halls across Scotland. Castle Toward is a small example but this week a much more serious row erupted between John Swinney...
2015/02/06 17:45
2015/02/06 17:45
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COUNCIL chiefs are demanding talks with the Deputy First Minister on the key issue of teacher numbers. David O’Neill, the president of the local government body Cosla, hit back after Mr Swinney told...
Read more at Scotsman, Scotsman
2015/02/06 17:10
2015/02/06 17:10
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David O'Neill, the president of the local government body Cosla, hit back after Mr Swinney told local authority leaders he will be forced to "claw back" funds from them if they fail to protect teacher...
2015/02/05 07:09
2015/02/05 07:09
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JOHN Swinney yesterday launched an unprecedented war on Scotland’s cash-strapped councils over plummeting teacher numbers. The row came after statistics showed teacher numbers have slumped to a...
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