Universal Credit: Boris Johnson accused of causing ‘crippling uncertainty’ for families

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BORIS Johnson has been accused of leaving low-income families across the UK facing “crippling uncertainty” as he looks set to delay any decision on whether to maintain the £20-a-week increase in Universal Credit until the March Budget.

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Support for Scottish independence at 51 per cent in new poll

heraldscotland.com 9h, 24m ago

More than half of Scots support independence, according to a new poll.

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Andy Gray: Tributes pour in for 'national treasure' after legendary Scots actor passes away

heraldscotland.com 6h, 29m ago

He was in the spotlight for more than 40 years, a legend of Scottish stage and screen.

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Matt Hancock tells UK ‘don’t blow it’ as Covid restrictions begin to work

heraldscotland.com 7h, 25m ago

MATT Hancock has told people “don’t blow it now” as he claimed the lockdown restrictions were bringing the coronavirus under control and the vaccination programme was accelerating with more than four million people now having had their jabs.

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Kenny MacAskill warns SNP 'window closing' on indyref2 in 2021

heraldscotland.com 6h, 56m ago

A SENIOR SNP MP has warned his party the “window is closing” on holding an independence referendum this year - but has stressed it should still take place “as soon as possible”.

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£23m compensation pot for fishing firms losing  'genuine buyers' over Brexit chaos

heraldscotland.com 5h, 32m ago

FISH export firms which have lost out on sales as a result of Brexit chaos will be able to apply for a £23m compensation scheme, the Prime Minister has announced.

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Sarwar already backed by most Scottish Labour MSPs

heraldscotland.com 5h, 40m ago

ANAS Sarwar has been formally endorsed by more than of his party’s elected parliamentarians to be the next leader of Scottish Labour.

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Meat processors join seafood Brexit protest amid 'serious and sustained loss of trade'

heraldscotland.com 5h, 50m ago

The British Meat Processors Association has said it is receiving a growing number of calls from meat companies highlighting the “plethora of problems” they’ve been experiencing at the borders; problems which are now causing a serious and sustained loss of trade with our biggest export partner.

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Boris Johnson tight-lipped over extending or making permanent £20 weekly Universal Credit increase

heraldscotland.com 5h, 14m ago

BORIS Johnson has insisted the UK Government could not be faulted in its financial support for people during the pandemic as Sir Keir Starmer branded him “pathetic” for ordering Tory MPs to abstain in this evening’s Commons vote on maintaining a £20-a-week rise in Universal Credit.

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Police Scotland intends to roll out body worn cameras by 2023

heraldscotland.com 4h, 13m ago

POLICE Scotland hopes to roll out body worn cameras to all frontline officers by 2023 – but has admitted they have no funding to do it.

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Medical leaders to write to care home staff amid fears over anti-vax campaign

heraldscotland.com 2h, 36m ago

MEDICAL leaders are writing to all care home staff in Scotland amid fears they are being targeted by anti-vaccination campaigners.

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Nicola Sturgeon echoes UK plan to offer all adults Covid vaccine by September

heraldscotland.com 3h, 3m ago

NICOLA Sturgeon has echoed the UK Government's plan to offer every adult their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine by September.

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Brexit: Leave.eu website suspended after move to Ireland

heraldscotland.com 3h, 41m ago

Faced with becoming site with a .uk web address - Leave.uk, in effect -  after the UK left the EU, attempts were made to register the website in Waterford.

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Fishing protest: Seafood protesters fined after London Brexit demonstration

heraldscotland.com 3h, 28m ago

Protestors have been issued with fixed penalty notices (FPN) after a protest over the Brexit fishing deal in Whitehall.

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UK Government responds to protests over post-Brexit chaos that sees fishermen flock to Denmark to sell fish

heraldscotland.com 2h, 19m ago

The UK Government has said it is looking at more financial support for the fishing industry after it emerged 40% of fish being landed at an auction in Denmark this year is from Scotland.

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Brexit: Scotland food and drink industry fury over dismissal by UK Government of woes for exporters

heraldscotland.com 1h, 51m ago

The head of industry body Scotland Food & Drink has flagged the sector's anger over the UK Government's dismissal of Brexit-related woes for exporters as "teething problems".

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'Disgraceful': Loophole means the poorest Scots taxi drivers lose out in Covid grant scheme

heraldscotland.com 1h, 45m ago

A LOOPHOLE means that the poorest Scots taxi drivers are being "discriminated" against in a new £1500 grant support scheme for those affected by a huge drop in passenger numbers as a result of the pandemic.

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Former SNP MSP's lobbying firm blasted for appointing sitting Tory peer as consultant

heraldscotland.com 1h, 19m ago

A LOBBYING firm has been criticised by its industry body for appointing a sitting peer to its consulting panel.

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Coronavirus Scotland: 1,429 new Covid cases in 24 hours with no new deaths

heraldscotland.com 1h, 11m ago

There have been 1,429 new cases of Covid-19 reported in Scotland in the past 24 hours.

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SNP complains to BBC over 'exclusion' from coverage of Sturgeon's briefings

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THE SNP has been criticised after complaining to the BBC that it is being excluded from coverage of Nicola Sturgeon's coronavirus briefings.

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Dominic Raab denounces 'appalling' arrest of Navalny and calls on Russia to release Kremlin critic immediately

heraldscotland.com , 31m ago

DOMINIC Raab has called on Russia to immediately release Kremlin critic and opposition leader Alexei Navalny, expressing alarm at the swift detention in Moscow of Vladimir Putin’s political opponent.

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Fishing protest: Comments by UK Minister 'the final straw' say Scottish fishermen

heraldscotland.com , 15m ago

Scottish fishermen have taken aim at the UK Government over Brexit export issues which have seen them frozen out of traditional EU markets.

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Anas Sarwar: Holyrood must focus on Covid not the constitution

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ANAS Sarwar has said Holyrood should be a “Covid recovery parliament” after this year’s election rather than one endlessly arguing over the constitution.

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Alister Jack: Treasury help during pandemic shows 'strength of Union never been so important'

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THE “strength of the Union has never been so important,” Alister Jack has insisted, after Treasury figures showed that during the pandemic the UK Government has helped more than 90,000 Scottish businesses with loans worth almost £3.5 billion.

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Fishing protest: Lorries pile up near Downing Street in protest over Brexit export issues

heraldscotland.com , 16m ago

A number of fishing lorries have been stationed near Downing Street in a protest over Boris Johnson's Brexit deal following issues exporting fish to the EU.

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Scottish Gas workers in new wave of 'fire and rehire' strikes from Wednesday in 'biggest dispute for 40 years'

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GAS WORKERS in Scotland are to begin a fresh seven day wave of strikes from Wednesday as part of the "biggest dispute seen in the sector for 40 years".

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Coronavirus Scotland: New travel corridor rules see drop in air travel

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Flight tracking data shows that number of planes entering British airspace on Monday was well below traffic levels recorded just weeks ago. 

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Covid Scotland: Coronavirus vaccine sites set up by army

heraldscotland.com 10h, 11m ago

The army will help set up 80 vaccine centres in Scotland.

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SNP: Independence Taskforce: SNP dreams up a new way to dupe supporters

heraldscotland.com 6h, 11m ago

AT least the Tories and their Unionist glove-puppets in Scottish Labour are being honest when they insist that a referendum on independence must be a once-in-a-generation event. They don’t want Scotland to be an independent country and campaign relentlessly to prevent it ever being so. They really do believe that Scotland is too wee, too poor and too reliant on England ever to determine its own future and aren’t bashful about saying so.

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Coronavirus Scotland: Passengers must self-isolate as 'travel corridors' scrapped

heraldscotland.com 2h, 9m ago

New rules came into force at 4am on Monday.

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Covid Scotland RECAP: Army to set up 80 vaccination sites across country

heraldscotland.com 2h, 37m ago

Follow along with the latest coronavirus news in Scotland and further afield.

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Analysis, Alison Rowat: Change the only constant in these wild times

heraldscotland.com 3h, 41m ago

IF the UK Government’s script had gone according to plan, the year of “Global Britain”, would be off to a roaring start by now.

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Breakthrough discovery reveals way of reversing Motor Neurone Disease damage

heraldscotland.com 6h, 11m ago

SCIENTISTS are a step closer to being able to reverse the damage caused by motor neurone disease following a breakthrough discovery by researchers in Edinburgh.

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Developer declares £30m Glasgow office project running ahead of schedule

heraldscotland.com 6h, 11m ago

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Food: Healthy eating is not about pinning everything on a single approach

heraldscotland.com 6h, 11m ago

It’s just past lunchtime and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is already thinking about tonight’s family dinner plans. “I think we’re going to have cauliflower steaks with cauliflower cheese - my son loves cauliflower cheese,” he tells me on the phone from Devon. “I’ve just grown the most enormous cauliflower, probably the biggest one I’ve ever grown. I’ve had to stop short of the mentality of somebody growing vegetables for show.”

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Coronavirus Scotland: Coaches drafted in to help exhausted teachers

heraldscotland.com 6h, 11m ago

They are perhaps most often associated with the world of business and corporate deal-making.

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Mark Smith: The Scottish Government’s report card on animal welfare

heraldscotland.com 6h, 11m ago

You know me: I always focus on the positives, so I’ll start with two pieces of good news: Scotland has a new wildlife crime officer and there are plans for new laws on the breeding of dogs and cats. However, a YouGov poll has also shown that 80 per cent of Scots want tougher legislation on animal welfare, so I thought now would be a good time to issue a report card on the Scottish Government’s performance on the issue. In the words of my old maths teacher, Beaky Morton: it really isn’t goo

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BBC apologises after complaints flood in for calling murderer Phil Spector ‘talented but flawed’

heraldscotland.com 8h, 39m ago

The BBC has apologised after describing music producer Phil Spector, who died in prison while serving a murder sentence on Sunday, as “talented but flawed”.

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Shetland Space Centre: Plans submitted for major launch facility

heraldscotland.com 8h, 6m ago

Major planning proposals for a new space launch facility have now been submitted.

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Mactaggart & Mickel offers 'virtual reality' tours

heraldscotland.com 7h, 14m ago

SCOTTISH housebuilder Mactaggart & Mickel is now offering virtual guided viewings.

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Sheku Bayoh: BBC documentary alleges police cover-up in death in custody case

heraldscotland.com 6h, 16m ago

A new documentary has revealed allegations of a police cover-up in the case of a man who died in custody.

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Covid Scotland: Barra coronavirus outbreak 'serious and escalating'

heraldscotland.com 3h, 27m ago

The number of cases in an "escalating" outbreak has continued to rise, as health bosses call the situation "serious".

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Video sports platform unveiled by Edinburgh-based Recast | Opinion: Paul Sheerin

heraldscotland.com , 18m ago

A new video platform has been unveiled by a Scottish company in a bid to transform the sports broadcasting landscape, and is already attracting interest from rights’ holders from around the world.

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Scottish SPCA appeals for donations of fox cub food

heraldscotland.com 3h, 13m ago

Rescuers say they struggle to feed so many mouths, and are calling on the public to help.  

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Coronavirus Scotland: Vaccine centre set up by army in Lanarkshire

heraldscotland.com 2h, 42m ago

Soldiers will organise vaccine delivery to the sites, prepare storage for medicines and equipment and how to register and record patients

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Coronavirus Scotland: Daily Covid cases and deaths in your area

heraldscotland.com 1h, 47m ago

Coronavirus cases are rising in Scotland, and as the country enters a full national lockdown, eyes are turning to the statistics.

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Letters: China has such a grip on our everyday lives, a boycott of goods would be almost impossible to achieve

heraldscotland.com , 11m ago

READING Neil Mackay's article, I must admit to a feeling of impotence relating to his suggested solution ("China is accused of genocide – we must raise our voices now", The Herald, January 14). I have pondered this before, beginning when I was employed by a light engineering company that used sheet steel in much of its production and saw orders lost to competitors who had decided to buy Chinese-produced steel. There were allegations of dumping at the time.

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Drink with Gerard Richardson: Try these rieslings – you won't regret it

heraldscotland.com 1h, 20m ago

IF, like me, you're hitting the vegetarian menus a bit at the moment then riesling is the grape for you. It’s one of the classic white grapes and also one of the most misunderstood. Many of us will have abused it a bit in our late teens, go on, tell me you didn't hit the Blue Nun or the one that made us all feel classy, Piersporter Michaelsburg?

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‘Career lockdown’ threatens future workforce skills

heraldscotland.com 4h, 11m ago

With remote work looking set to remain the mandatory default for many months to come, concern is rising among employees anxious about a lack of training and career opportunities in the coming year.

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Johnson and Sunak urged not to cut £20-a-week universal credit ‘lifeline’

heraldscotland.com 5h, 11m ago

Tom Gordon

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