10,000 parents register for the Baby Box in one week

Every child deserves the best start in life, whatever their background.


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Scotland’s employment figures: get the facts

This week the Office for National Statistics published the latest employment figures for the three months ending June 2017.


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Helping older people feel the wind in their hair

Age should never be a barrier to any one of us enjoying life.  For many, we can still enjoy some exercise – be it a gentle walk in the park, a short cycle ride or a few lengths of the pool.

It was standing room only, even in the overflow rooms, as we witnessed history in the making. On 7 July 2017 I watched as the United Nations General Assembly voted in favour of the first total ban on nuclear weapons.

The daily challenges faced by the men and women of our armed forces are not confined to conflict zones. With no unionised workforces, no working time agreements, and family lives facing constant disruption, it is a way of life that is alien to many of us. In...Read More »

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