ELECTION 2017 ROUND-UP: Polls predict ‘bluewash’ as Emily Thornberry turns airwaves blue

The election machines have well and truly kicked into gear, so who’s had a good week, and who’s had a bad week on the campaign trail?

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New leader of the council Aileen Morton, and returning provost Len Scoullar.

Bute councillor ‘honoured’ to continue as provost

The district council have today decided on its leader and provost, as well as their deputes, following this month’s local elections.

SNP hold power as Indys lose out in Argyll and Bute elction

SNP hold power as Indys lose out in Argyll and Bute elction

Independent councillors were the losers in yesterday’s Argyll and Bute council elections.

Why the pensions ‘triple lock’ has become a key general election issue

Why the pensions ‘triple lock’ has become a key general election issue

Jonquil Lowe is Senior lecturer in economics and personal finance at The Open University.

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The candidates and Stewart Shaw at the hustings on Wednesday night.

Council candidates set out their stalls for Bute

Bute’s candidates for the Argyll and Bute Council elections made their cases at a hustings this week.

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Satnam Ner with Grahame Smith. Fraser Band photography.

STUC elects its first Black President

At the 120th Congress in Aviemore, the STUC elected Satnam Ner from Prospect trade union as President. Satnam Ner, a Radiochemistry Manager at Babcock International Group and a long-serving member of the STUC Black Workers’ Committee and the General Council, will be the first Black President of the STUC.

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O’Hara criticises May over general election decision

O’Hara criticises May over general election decision

Argyll and Bute MP Brendan O’Hara has criticised as an “extraordinary political u-turn” Theresa May’s decision today to call a general election.

PM calls snap general election

PM calls snap general election

Theresa May has announced a snap general election will be held on June 8 in the wake of the Brexit vote

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Equalities Secretary Angela Constance.

Women hardest hit by UK welfare cuts

Women are being unfairly impacted by recent UK Government cuts to benefits and welfare eligibility, Equalities Secretary Angela Constance has said.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (right) and TripAdvisor senior vice-president Robin Ingle announce the new collaboration during a meeting at Carnegie Hall in New York.

Tourism deal could attract £150m to Scottish economy

Scotland could see a £150 million boost to its economy following a bargain struck between the country’s tourism agency and travel website TripAdvisor.

Social Security Minister Jeane Freeman.

Invitation for views on social security

People across Scotland are being asked for their views to help shape the country’s new social security system.

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International Development Secretary Priti Patel.

Match funding for donations to East Africa aid appeal

The UK Government has pledged to match pound for pound the first £5 million of public donations to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s new East Africa Crisis Appeal.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

First Minister to seek second independence referendum

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed that she will seek permission for a second referendum on Scottish Independence.

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Ailie Stewart

Pupil Ailie appeals for parliament votes

The deputy head girl of a Cowal school is asking for young people’s votes in the upcoming Scottish Youth Parliament election.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the funding during a visit to South Lanarkshire.

£10 million pounds for organisations to tackle climate change

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that 100 organisations across Scotland are to benefit from £10 million of funding to support local action to tackle climate change.

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Thomson Court, Rothesay.

Last chance to have your say on health redesign on Bute

Time is running out for members of the public to have their say on redesign plans affecting Thomson Court day centre.

Bute Community Council will meet on Wednesday, February 15, at 7pm in the church centre of the United Church of Bute in Rothesay.

Bute Community Council meeting in Rothesay tonight

The February meeting of Bute Community Council takes place in Rothesay this evening at the United Church of Bute.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon addressed the NFUS annual general meeting.

Pledge to fight for farming industry

Scotland’s farmers have been assured that the Scottish Government will fight for the best possible deal for the industry at home and in Europe after Brexit.

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Safer road usage has been highlighted as a priority following an assessment for the latest Community Safety Strategy for Argyll and Bute.

Community Safety Strategy for Argyll and Bute is launched

The Community Safety Strategy 2016-20 for Argyll and Bute has been officially launched.

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