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Sturgeon reiterates support for single market and customs union

Nicola Sturgeon reiterates the Scottish government’s backing for UK membership of the single market and customs union. The first minister said it is “time to compromise” to find a “common sense” solution to Brexit, as…

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Welsh Rugby Union backs plans to reduce board directors

Steve Phillips (group finance director),Martyn Phillips (group CEO), Gareth Davies (WRU Chairman;), Dennis Gethin (WRU president) and Rhodri Lewis (head of legal affairs) The Welsh Rugby Union’s proposal to reduce the number of directors on…


Union urges teachers to turn down ‘divisive’ pay offer

Image caption The EIS will open the ballot at the end of the month Scotland’s largest teaching union is urging its members to turn down a pay offer which it describes as “divisive”. The EIS…


Teaching union EIS to decide next steps in pay dispute

Image caption Teaching unions warn that industrial action over pay is coming closer The largest teaching union is due to decide on the next steps in its campaign for a 10% pay rise. Teaching unions…


Students’ union swaps clapping for ‘jazz hands’

A student union has ditched clapping, whooping and cheering in favour of “jazz hands”. Reps at the University of Manchester voted to replace noisy appreciation with the British Sign Language (BSL) equivalent – a wave…


Manchester University student union bans clapping

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSU access officer Sara Khan demonstrates British Sign Language applause A student union has ditched clapping, whooping and cheering in favour of “jazz hands”. Reps at the…


NHS dental patients face 90-mile trip for appointments, union claims

Image copyright PA Some patients face a 90-mile round trip to see an NHS dentist, according to the British Dental Association (BDA) Wales. It said the number of people treated by NHS dentists was capped…


Woman assaulted in Aberdeen’s Union Terrace Gardens

Image copyright Google Image caption The attack happened in Union Terrace Gardens A woman has been assaulted in Aberdeen’s Union Terrace Gardens. Part of the gardens have been cordoned off following the attack which happened…



Target pressures see children taken out of school, union says

Image copyright Getty Images Pressure to hit school performance measures may lead some head teachers to take decisions that are not in a child’s interests, a union has warned. Tim Pratt of the ASCL union…


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