Monthly Archives: March 2011

>Doctor Who new series trailer promises fear, mystery, snogging and scary monsters

> Wow! It’s tantalising, menacing, and with a whole stash of sinister. From where I’m sitting three weeks seems too long to wait for this year’s Doctor Who series to begin. This time, there’s going to be a mega cliffhanger … Continue reading


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>East Lothian SNP candidate David Berry tells carers’ hustings he doesn’t know about respite care

>Word has reached my ears that East Lothian SNP candidate David Berry told an incredulous audience at a hustings meeting in Haddington that he didn’t know about the respite care situation in East Lothian. It was all the more remarkable … Continue reading

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>Jim Devine will be home for Christmas – or before

>Disgraced former Livingston Labour MP Jim Devine has been sentenced to 16 months in prison for defrauding his election expenses, the BBC reports.  At most, he’ll actually serve 8 months inside, so he’ll be home for Christmas. According to his lawyer, … Continue reading

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>Eman Al-Obeidi: international community must take action on rape and other violence against women

>We still don’t know what has become of Eman Al-Obeidi, the woman who burst into a Tripoli hotel last weekend to tell journalists that she had been gang raped by 15 Gadaffi soldiers at a checkpoint. Ms Al-Obeidi, who comes … Continue reading

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>Liberal Democrats triumph in Highland Youth Hustings

> From my friends in the north: While the party leaders were getting ready for last night’s TV debate, candidates from all parties were facing their own challenge in front of young people drawn from all over the Highlands at Action for … Continue reading

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>Liberal Democrats plan to abolish Council Tax for the poorest pensioners #sp2011

>Single pensioners with incomes of less than £10,000 would not have to pay any Council Tax at all under Scottish Liberal Democrat plans to be announced today. It’s also hoped that this would be extended to pensioner couples with an … Continue reading

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>Gearing up to cheer on Tavish Scott in tonight’s leaders’ debate #spdebate #greatscott

>Only an hour and 13 minutes until the election campaign really kicks off with the first of three leaders’ debates. I bet the four leaders are all in various states of nervous meltdown. It really can’t be a pleasant experience, … Continue reading

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>Purvis’ practical solutions for business illuminate economy debate

> Here are three of the four particpants in the last of the four Scotland on Sunday debates which took place yesterday. John Swinney, whose elbow you can just see on the left,  Labour’s Andy Kerr, Conservative Derek Brownlee and … Continue reading

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>Scott: I want to make Scotland the most connected country in Europe #sp11

>High speed broadband. Something many of us take completely for granted. However you don’t have to go too far out of the major Scottish cities to find that you just can’t get it. Even in West Fife, actually in Dunfermline … Continue reading

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>Conflict Resolution, Scottish Lib Dem Campaign HQ style.

>A novel take on how to resolve campaign arguments, seen at our nerve centre yesterday. This actually, is the revised procedure. If I told you what the first version was, I’d have to kidnap you and hold you prisoner for … Continue reading

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