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Poppy factory becomes Living Wage employer

Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory in Edinburgh has been named an accredited Living Wage employer.

Business
The Scotsman showed strong growth in digital revenue.

Johnston Press hails ‘milestone’ first half as revenues rise

Newspaper publisher Johnston Press today hailed a strong half-year performance including a double-digit hike in digital advertising revenues and audience numbers.

News
Call for more action to tackle air pollution, despite Government ban on the sale of diesel and petrol cars.

More action needed on air pollution

Environmental groups and The Scottish Greens have called on the UK Government to do more to tackle air pollution.

Transport
At 90 per cent, Scotrails passenger satisfaction is back to its normal high levels, according to a new poll.

Rail passengers give Scotrail the thumbs up

At 90 per cent, Scotrail’s passenger satisfaction is back to its normal high levels, according to a new poll.

Transport
From left: John Fairweather, regional resilience advisor, Karen Macaulay, national emergency preparedness communications and liaison manager (both Scottish Ambulance Service), Mark Ilderton, head of ScotRail Alliance Integrated Control.

Early interventions help unwell customers and cut delays

Delays to trains where a customer has taken ill and needs urgent medical treatment have been cut by 37 per cent due to a new partnership between the ScotRail Alliance and the Scottish Ambulance Service.

Transport
North Sea cod stocks have now been declared sustainable a decade after coming close to collapse.

North Sea cod stocks declared sustainable

North Sea cod can now be bought “with a clear conscience”, according to a fisheries body, as stocks have now been declared sustainable.

Business
Picture Sarah Peters.

Hunt for long-lost rail blueprint begins

Gathering dust in some filing cabinet for the past 20 years or more is a document detailing how direct train services between Lanark and Edinburgh could be quickly and economically restored.

Transport
Lanark town steeple by David Adams

Fund isn’t yours, Lanark told

The people of Lanark have been officially told that their common good fund doesn’t actually belong to them at all.

Business
What it takes to get to the top of the Rich List

What it takes to get to the top of the Rich List

Want to end up on the Sunday Times Rich List?

Business
Have you got any paper fivers left?

Last day to spend your old Bank of England paper fivers

People have until midnight tonight (Friday) to spend their old paper Bank of England fivers before they lose their legal tender status.

Business
Sheepworrying is on the increase.

Pupils set to ‘Take the Lead’

As part of an ongoing initiative to raise awareness of the horror of sheep worrying by dogs, the National Sheep Association (NSA) is delighted to have teamed up with Farming and Countryside Education (FACE) and Farmers Guardian to take the message into UK classrooms.

Business
The Runciman family - Roderick, Amanda, Lewis and Libby - at their Allanshaws farmhouse.

Farm secretary role more vital than ever

With the ever changing dynamics of agriculture the need for accurate and timely financial and physical records being produced to support the farming businesses has never been greater.

Business
Motorists will be faced with road closures and contraflows on the A90 near Blackdog next month.

Road improvements for A73

South Lanarkshire Council has announced that £140,000 of road improvement works are to take place on the A73.

Transport
Have you got any paper fivers left?

Just a week left to spend or bank your old Bank of England paper fivers

People have just a week left to spend or bank the 155 million paper Bank of England fivers still in circulation before they lose their legal tender status.

Business
Wellgate in Lanark, a pollution hotspot.

Calls revived for Lanark relief road

Heavy traffic is now not only choking the roads and economy of Lanark but its citizens too, a meeting heard this week.

Transport
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.

Politics
Woolworths could be set for a return?

Woolworths set for shock return to the high street

Collapsed retailer Woolworths could be set to make a surprise return to the high street, according to reports.

Business
New Lanark World Heritage Village.

Lanarkshire sets out its tourism stall

New Lanark World Heritage Site, VisitLanarkshire and The Alona Hotel will be marketing Lanarkshire at a major travel trade event next week.

Business
Union to ballot local authority workers

Union to ballot local authority workers

UNISON members have instructed their trade union to ballot 70,000 local government members across every local authority in Scotland on industrial action.

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