Welsh government NHS pay move ramps up the pressure on the PM, says UNISON
Commenting on the pay offer today (Friday) from the Welsh government offering NHS workers an additional 3% this year, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “This ramps up the pressure on the prime minister significantly. Political leaders in Scotland and now in Wales are making the Westminster government look decidedly mean and totally out of touch. “Rishi Sunak says he’d love to give health workers a pay rise yet claims he can’t. But he can and he should. If he doesn’t, NHS strikes will continue across England for months. “Staff and patients in England deserve much better treatment ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 3, 2023 Category: UK Health Authors: Fatima Ayad Tags: News Press release nhs pay Sara Gorton Source Type: news

News UK proposes merger of Scottish Times and Sunday Times into seven-day operation
News UK is proposing to make The Times Scotland and Sunday Times Scotland a single seven-day operation. In February last year, then-culture secretary Nadine Dorries formally released News UK from its legal requirement, in place since Rupert Murdoch acquired the titles in 1981, to keep The Times…#scotland #nadinedorries #newsuk #rupertmurdoch #times #sundaytimes #timesscotland #pressgazette #magnusllewellin #jasonallardyce (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 3, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Cozy Hotels Where Winter Is a Treat
From a luxurious cabin in the Catskills to a Victorian-era inn in the Scottish Highlands, here are a few places where you can curl up and watch the snow fall. While the holidays are long gone, there are still plenty of winter days ahead. Why not spend a few of them at a cozy hotel where you can…#catskills #snowyfields #germans #danish #oldquebec #newengland #newburyboston #streetbar #newbury #ritz (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 1, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The growing importance of the EA
Discussion highlighted the key role of the EA in meeting the UK’s climate obligations and emphasised that a well-resourced agency should be something all parties can agree on in order to ensure the country maintains an environment that is fit for the future, as well as being prepared in the event of flooding and other environmental disasters. Within this discussion, the need for higher pay was recognised as key for the EA to be able to operate. Pay in the EA However, while the agency is now a fourth emergency service, staff have been underpaid and undervalued by the government for over a decade. The attendees heard that ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 1, 2023 Category: Food Science Authors: Simon Jackson Tags: Article Environment environment agency Environment agency strike Source Type: news

Homes for all – housing day of action
A day of action to tackle the housing crisis in the UK is taking place on Saturday 11 February and UNISON members are being encouraged to take part. The Homes for All campaign group comprising housing campaigners, trade unions, including UNISON, and community groups is calling on the UK Government to take action to: Freeze rents in line with Scotland End evictions during the cost of living crisis Fund the rent freeze to protect social housing services The cost of living crisis continues to have a huge impact on the housing costs of UNISON members, especially those who are privately renting. Average rents in the UK have h...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 1, 2023 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article community housing housing crisis Source Type: news

“Yes, Britain Is Corrupt. But It’s a Lot Worse Than You Think”
This article raises a critical issue that applies to the US and most advanced economies: high level de facto bribery is see as routine, while slipping a $20 into your US passport so the customs officer in Cuba won’t stamp it is corrupt. In the US context, it would be seen as totally out…#cuba #ferguson #nancypelosi #nicholasshaxxon #treasureislands #shaxxon #adamramsay #scottishgreenparty #voices #scotland (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 1, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Britain hit by biggest strike in more than a decade with schools shut and rail networks disrupted
LONDON — More than half a million British workers are due to take strike action through Wednesday, with unions across a range of sectors in industrial disputes over pay and working conditions. They include 300,000 teachers in England, who the National Education Union says have experienced at least…#scotland #coastguards #neu #parliament #tradesunioncongress (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 1, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey, UK,ONS (updated 27th January 2023)
Percentage of people testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) in private residential households in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland, including regional and age breakdowns. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 31, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Green projects are boosting UK growth
Scotland and English regions, such as Tyneside, Teeside, Merseyside and the Humber, had all done better than average, with the green economy being stronger and contributing more to growth than in London and the South East. "But if the UK doesn't build on the good work that has already been done,…#scotland #tyneside #teeside #merseyside #humber #southeast #tomthackeray #cbi #chrisstark #tory (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 31, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rare ‘mother of pearl’ clouds spotted over Scotland
Iridescent clouds formed of ice crystals are usually found in extremely cold air above polar regionsExcited weather watchers have captured stunning images of rare “mother of pearl” clouds, which have formed high up in the atmosphere over Scotland.Such clouds tend to develop in the extremely cold air above polar regions, but were spotted on Sunday evening and Monday morning by BBC weather watchers in Aberdeenshire, the Highlands and Moray.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 30, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Science UK weather Scotland UK news Source Type: news

Film Crews Count on Radisson Hotels for Hospitality Needs in Scotland
Audience viewing habits show that people are increasingly looking for “armchair travel,” and filming abroad is part of delivering that escapism. An uptick in period dramas and features with bucolic or otherwise pastoral settings has made the versatile countryside of Scotland — dotted with castles…#scotland #lewiswardrop #edinburgh #whitestagfilms #edinburghcastle #georgian #victorian #radissonbluhotel #royalmile #oldtown (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 30, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

David McCallum's Favorite NCIS Memory Is The Moment He Was Offered The Role As Ducky
Learn More David McCallum's Favorite NCIS Memory Is The Moment He Was Offered The Role As Ducky Scottish actor David McCallum is still in the business at the age of 89 and still going relatively strong in the role of medical examiner Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard on the ever-popular "NCIS." In fact,…#davidmccallum #duckymallard #greatescape #judasiscariot #watcherinwoods #russian #illyakuryakin #manfromuncle #outerlimits #sixmilliondollarman (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 28, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden And Sunak
On the face of it, Britain's prime minister Rishi Sunak and U.S. president would seem to have little in common. The former is a right-of-center politician with an eye on free markets, while the latter is a left-of-center leader. Yet, recent news shows they have at least one thing in common. They…#rishisunak #sunak #scotland #nicolasturgeon #sturgeon (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 28, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Otherlands author Thomas Halliday: ‘Some people have insisted on reading the book backwards’
The paleobiologist and author of Foyles ’ nonfiction book of 2022 on Earth’s deep past, the joys of the British Library, and how early four-limbed vertebrates helped him find his feetThomas Halliday was born in 1989 and raised in Rannoch in the Scottish Highlands. He studied zoology at Cambridge before specialising in paleobiology for his master ’s and PhD – winning the Linnean Society Medal for the best doctorate in biological studies. His debut bookOtherlands: A Worldinthe Making– which comes out in paperback on 2 February – was Foyles’ nonfiction book of 2022, while the historian Tom Holland called it “t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 28, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Killian Fox Tags: Science and nature books Culture Biology Environment Source Type: news

10 surprising language differences I encountered as an American visiting Scotland for the first time
The author in Scotland. Coren Feldman As an American visiting Scotland for the first time, I encountered surprising language differences. While grocery shopping, I learned that "mince" means ground beef and "rocket" is arugula. I wasn't sure how much a "dram" of whisky was, but it turns out it's…#scotland #corenfeldman #talialakritzinsider #newyorkcity #edinburgh #apartmenttherapy #lakritz #isleofskye #dramamine #royalyachtbritannia (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 28, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news