BBC Complaint on coverage of obesity – progress?

Source:: John Robertson BBC Complaint on coverage of obesity – progress? (c) news-watch I passed my complaint, twice rejected by BBC Scotland, to the Executive Complaints Unit and they seem to be taking it seriously. See: _____________________________________ British Broadcasting Corporation Broadcast Centre, BC2 B4, 201 Wood Lane, London, W12 7TP Telephone: 020 8743 8000 Email: ecu@bbc.co.uk Executive Complaints Unit Professor John Robertson Email : jupitergreen61@gmail.com Ref: CAS-4971978 & CAS-4972768 21 June 2018 Dear Professor Robertson Reporting Scotland , BBC One and Good Morning Scotland , Radio Scotland 26 May,2018 Thank you… Read the full article:: John Robertson BBC […]

Scotland’s has two ‘unicorns’ and digital tech sector jobs are up 8%

Source:: John Robertson Scotland’s has two ‘unicorns’ and digital tech sector jobs are up 8% From Insider today: ‘The number of jobs in the industry in Scotland hit 48,448 last year, up 8% on 2016. The three Scottish tech hubs of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee are singled out in the report. Together they contribute £2.4bn, or three-fifths, of Scotland’s total tech turnover. The tech sector in Scotland is worth £3.9bn with digital tech turnover per employee reaching £80,000, according to the report. The Tech Nation report said that Scotland’s capital is home to two of… Read the full […]

Scotland’s ‘already more advanced’ fire sprinkler legislation to be further enhanced but the story lacks the kind of news values Reporting Scotland’s editor requires

Source:: John Robertson Scotland’s ‘already more advanced’ fire sprinkler legislation to be further enhanced but the story lacks the kind of news values Reporting Scotland’s editor requires (c) wisetradesmen.com From the Scottish Government site today: ‘Legislation to make sprinkler systems compulsory in new social housing is to be taken forward. Housing Minister Kevin Stewart confirmed that the Scottish Government will take forward David Stewart MSP’s proposal for a Members’ Bill to make it a legal requirement for all future new build social housing properties to be fitted with sprinkler systems.’ https://news.gov.scot/news/new-social-housing-safety The situation in Scotland is already superior to […]

Call for Tory minister to explain ‘misleading’ MPs on tax rejection cases

Source:: The National Call for Tory minister to explain ‘misleading’ MPs on tax rejection cases IMMIGRATION Minister Caroline Nokes has been asked to explain herself to MPs over fears she “misled” them on tax rejection cases. Read the full article:: The National Call for Tory minister to explain ‘misleading’ MPs on tax rejection cases

‘It’s a simple fact’: Top EU chief on Scotland having no big obstacles to EU entry

Source:: The National ‘It’s a simple fact’: Top EU chief on Scotland having no big obstacles to EU entry THE European Parliament’s chief Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt has told MPs that it is a “fact” that an independent Scotland could join the EU after Brexit. Read the full article:: The National ‘It’s a simple fact’: Top EU chief on Scotland having no big obstacles to EU entry

What does the approval of the Brexit Bill mean and what happens next?

Source:: The National What does the approval of the Brexit Bill mean and what happens next? What happened?A BREXIT fudge. Theresa May has staved off a rebellion which would possibly, even probably, have seen the government defeated. Read the full article:: The National What does the approval of the Brexit Bill mean and what happens next?

Westminster's 'money grab' slammed after £167m sale of valuable Scottish asset

Source:: The National Westminster’s ‘money grab’ slammed after £167m sale of valuable Scottish asset FIRST we had the Power Grab. Now we have the Money Grab, and it’s costing the Scottish taxpayer tens of millions of pounds. Read the full article:: The National Westminster’s ‘money grab’ slammed after £167m sale of valuable Scottish asset

Prestwick Airport to consider ditching all holiday flights

Source:: The National Prestwick Airport to consider ditching all holiday flights PRESTWICK Airport could ditch what few passengers flights it has remaining and focus on other areas of the business, bosses at the loss-making South Ayrshire travel hub told MSPs yesterday. Read the full article:: The National Prestwick Airport to consider ditching all holiday flights

What is the Crown Estate and what does Scotland control?

Source:: The National What is the Crown Estate and what does Scotland control? THE Crown Estate, as the name suggests, is the land, buildings and the sea bed that are owned by the Queen in her “corporate” role, meaning that while she doesn’t actually own it personally, the reigning monarch of the time does. Read the full article:: The National What is the Crown Estate and what does Scotland control?

Scottish Government announces that poverty gap is closing. BBC Scotland ignores it

Source:: John Robertson Scottish Government announces that poverty gap is closing. BBC Scotland ignores it On the Scottish Government site today: ‘The gap between pupils from the most and least deprived areas who go on to university, college or a job after school has closed by over a fifth in one year, new figures show. The proportion of 2016/17 school leavers from the most deprived areas in a positive destination nine months after leaving school increased to 87.6% – reducing the gap with school leavers from the least deprived areas by 22%.’ Particularly encouraging, in… Read the full […]

Break-in at Hopeman caravan park

Source:: Northern Scot Break-in at Hopeman caravan park POLICE want to speak to two men following a break-in at the office of the West Beach Caravan Park in Hopeman. Read the full article:: Northern Scot Break-in at Hopeman caravan park

Keiran's parents concerned by continuing lack of 999 co-ordination

Source:: Northern Scot Keiran’s parents concerned by continuing lack of 999 co-ordination THE parents of Keiran McKandie have met the Scottish Health Secretary to push for greater co-ordination amongst the emergency services. Read the full article:: Northern Scot Keiran’s parents concerned by continuing lack of 999 co-ordination

World’s first renewables-powered hydrogen ferry to be built in Port Glasgow

Source:: John Robertson World’s first renewables-powered hydrogen ferry to be built in Port Glasgow From World Maritime News yesterday: ‘Ferguson Marine and its European partners won a bid for EU funding support that would enable the building and launch of the world’s first sea-going car and passenger ferry fuelled by hydrogen. The supported development is expected to cost around EUR 12.6 million (around USD 14.6) of which EUR 9.3 million has been awarded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation fund.’ The vessel’s fuel will be produced from renewable electricity marking a… Read the full article:: […]

NHS Scotland first to be 100% Baby Friendly

Source:: John Robertson NHS Scotland first to be 100% Baby Friendly © http://happynewmum.com See this from the Scottish government site, yesterday: ‘Scotland has become the first country in the UK to achieve full UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative accreditation in all of its maternity and community health visiting services, following NHS Lothian receiving the honour. The accreditation demonstrates that health boards across the country are providing new mums and babies with the best possible support and care.’ https://news.gov.scot/news/unicef-uk-award-for-scotland The above news adds to an already existing trend in Scotland, with regard… Read the full article:: John Robertson NHS […]

Artist behind amazing new monument to Scottish heroes reveals the design's inspiration

Source:: The National Artist behind amazing new monument to Scottish heroes reveals the design’s inspiration AT the weekend a remarkable model of a stunning proposed statue called Brothers in Arms was unveiled in the Smith Gallery, Stirling, by sculptor Malcolm Robertson. Read the full article:: The National Artist behind amazing new monument to Scottish heroes reveals the design’s inspiration