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The Big Idea: Universal Basic Income

Illustration by Allyson Shields

The concept of a Universal Basic Income is currently attracting attention.

2:24pm Thursday 30 March 2017

Nicola Sturgeon 'deeply sorry' for suffering of mesh implant surgery survivors

Nicola Sturgeon 'deeply sorry' for suffering of mesh implant surgery survivors

The First Minister has said she is "deeply sorry" for the suffering of survivors of mesh implant surgery ahead of a parliamentary statement on the use of the controversial procedure.

2:15pm Thursday 30 March 2017

Kevin Ferrie: 'No compromise' policy even harder to justify if bullies are rewarded from public purse

DEMONISED: But Lance Armstrong clearly was far from cycling’s only bully. Picture: PA

THE unravelling of British Cycling, so recently the poster boys for medal obsessives, has continued apace over the last week amidst claims that allegations of bullying within the organisation were largely ignored.

8:57am Thursday 30 March 2017

Brexit view: UKIP MEP David Coburn

David Coburn

12:06am Thursday 30 March 2017

Herald View: Public sector pay squeeze hits NHS

Herald View: Public sector pay squeeze hits NHS

OUR much-valued NHS is rarely far from the headlines. The news that NHS Scotland pay scales will be capped at one per cent for another year is just the latest cause for concern among doctors and nurses.

12:08am Saturday 25 March 2017

Scots couples to be offered three IVF cycles on NHS

Scots couples to be offered three IVF cycles on NHS

The Scottish Government is to fund three cycles of NHS IVF treatment for eligible couples trying to start a family - more than is available in some parts of England and Wales.

11:04am Friday 24 March 2017

NHS in Scotland faces massive annual damages bill increase after change to injury payouts

NHS in Scotland faces massive annual damages bill increase after change to injury payouts

THE health service in Scotland faces paying tens of millions more annually on damages claims following an overhaul of compensation payments that means lump sum payouts for negligence could soar, it is claimed.

12:10am Wednesday 29 March 2017

Warning of NHS staff crisis as anger grows over below inflation pay rise

Doctors hit out at below inflation pay rise

The Scottish Government confirmed that the pay increase for NHS staff will be capped at one per cent for another year for those earning over £22,000, while employees earning £22,000 or less will receive a flat rate increase of £400.

12:05am Saturday 25 March 2017

Health board offers apology after air ambulance sent to wrong island

Health board offers apology after air ambulance sent to wrong island

Health chiefs have apologised to the family of a patient after they sent an air ambulance to the wrong Scottish island.

12:42pm Friday 24 March 2017

Families welcome groundbreaking IVF announcement

Families welcome groundbreaking IVF announcement

Delighted parents today welcomed plans to fund three cycles of NHS IVF treatment for eligible couples trying to start a family.

3:24pm Friday 24 March 2017
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