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Nicola Sturgeon points to ‘growing urgency’ for Scottish independence

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Nicola Sturgeon has been reacting to a new poll suggesting a majority would back independence for Scotland Nicola Sturgeon said there was “growing urgency” for Scotland to become independent “sooner rather than later”.The first minister believed the country faced being “dragged down a political path we don’t want to…

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Brexit Party candidate Kate Allsop sacked as Merthyr Tydfil adviser

Image copyright Brexit Party/Google Image caption Kate Allsop was one of two special advisers hired to help Merthyr Tydfil council An ex-mayor hired to help a troubled council has been sacked after being named as a Brexit Party candidate.Kate Allsop, who served as independent mayor of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, spent less than a week advising Merthyr…

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Hospitals in England set to receive £850m revealed

Image copyright EPA Twenty hospitals in England due to receive an extra £850m funding for upgrades to outdated facilities and new equipment have been revealed.Prime Minister Boris Johnson will formally announce the plans – part of NHS spending pledges totalling £1.8bn – at a Lincolnshire hospital on Monday.Projects the £850m will pay for include a…

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Brexit: ‘Radical change is needed for UK to survive’

Image caption Jeremy Miles, who is also counsel general, believes fundamental changes need to be made to the UK For the union to survive, the UK government’s approach to devolution needs to “change fundamentally”, Wales’ Brexit minister will warn.At the National Eisteddfod, Jeremy Miles will ask Westminster to change its “get what you’re given” attitude.…