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Concern over literacy standards in Scotland’s poorest areas

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The gap between literacy rates in the most deprived and wealthiest areas of Scotland continues Fewer than three out of five youngsters leaving primary school in the poorest parts…

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Concern over Aberdeen care home standards

Concerns have been raised about the standard of care at an Aberdeen home for older people. Inspectors found a lack of staff at the Banks O’Dee facility, and discovered some patients had urinated in a…


One in five Scottish fish farms ‘not meeting standards’

Image copyright PA Image caption One in five salmon farms failed to meet environmental standards Almost one in five salmon farms in Scotland failed to meet statutory environmental standards, according to the Scottish Environment Protection…


Tom Kerridge: Cookery shows improve restaurant standards

Tom Kerridge has said restaurant standards have been raised by people’s increased interest in food, in part thanks to TV cookery shows. The chef told BBC Radio 5 live’s Nihal Arthanayake: “We’re one of the…


John Bercow investigation blocked by MP standards committee

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJohn Bercow is asked in the Commons about bullying allegations against him An investigation into allegations of bullying by Commons Speaker John Bercow has been voted against…


Grenfell cladding failed to meet safety standards

Fire tests carried out as early as 2014 showed cladding used on Grenfell Tower failed to meet the safety standards originally claimed by its manufacturer, a BBC investigation has found. An industry source, who has…


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