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5/5/2022
Campaigning For A 'micro' Abattoir For The North CoastThumbnail for article : Campaigning For A 'micro' Abattoir For The North Coast
From The Scottish Farmer.   Efforts are continuing to open up a 'micro' community abattoir in the far north.  
5/5/2022
Tougher Consumer Protections Against Malicious AppsThumbnail for article : Tougher Consumer Protections Against Malicious Apps
Tech industry asked for views on measures to make app market safer and more secure.   Proposals include a world-first code of practice to set minimum security and privacy requirements for app store operators and developers New report published today reveals malicious apps downloaded by hundreds of thousands of users put people's data and money at risk People downloading apps to smartphones, games consoles and TVs will be better protected from hackers under new government plans to boost security standards.  
5/5/2022
Russia Cut Off From Uk ServicesThumbnail for article : Russia Cut Off From Uk Services
Foreign Secretary Liz Truss announces a ban on services exports, including management consulting, accounting and public relations, to Russia.   Foreign Secretary to cut off Russia's access to the UK's management consulting, accounting and PR services further sanctions will also hit those behind Putin's vicious disinformation campaign, including RT and Sputnik online the UK has now sanctioned over 1600 individuals and entities Foreign Secretary Liz Truss is today (Wednesday 4 May) announcing a ban on services exports to Russia, cutting them off from doing business with UK sectors that are critical to the Russian economy.  
5/5/2022
Trade Ministers' Meeting On Economic And Trade Support For UkraineThumbnail for article : Trade Ministers' Meeting On Economic And Trade Support For Ukraine
A statement by the Right Honourable Anne Marie Trevelyan MP, Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade, in her capacity as Chair of the 4 May 2022 Ukraine Economic & Trade Support Trade Ministers' Meeting, on behalf of the United Kingdom and its partners.   Chair's Statement The United Kingdom convened a virtual Trade Ministers' meeting on 4 May 2022, chaired by the Rt.  
5/5/2022
Uk Provides Further Humanitarian Aid Focused On Most Vulnerable In UkraineThumbnail for article : Uk Provides Further Humanitarian Aid Focused On Most Vulnerable In Ukraine
A package of UK support will help reach the most vulnerable people affected by the conflict in Ukraine, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss announced today.   £45 million in UK funding confirmed for UN and humanitarian organisations working in Ukraine and the region support will protect the most vulnerable, including women and children, both in Ukraine and fleeing the conflict further UK medical equipment, food and other urgent lifesaving aid to be delivered in coming weeks A package of UK support will help reach the most vulnerable people affected by the conflict in Ukraine, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss announced today (Thursday 5 May).  
5/5/2022
Bank Rate Increased To 1% - May 2022
Monetary Policy Summary, May 2022.   The MPC sets monetary policy to meet the 2% inflation target, and in a way that helps to sustain growth and employment.  
4/5/2022
Single Transferable Vote - How It WorksThumbnail for article : Single Transferable Vote - How It Works
When you vote in the council elections on 5 May 2022, you will be asked to number the candidates in order of your choice using 1, 2, 3 and so on.   Please do not put crosses or your vote may be deemed invalid.  
4/5/2022
GDP Quarterly National Accounts For 2021 Quarter 4
Scotland's onshore GDP is now estimated to have grown by 1.6% during 2021 Quarter 4 (October to December), according to updated statistics announced today by the Chief Statistician.  The growth rate in the latest quarter has been revised up from the previous estimate of 1.3% published in March.  
3/5/2022
Dingwall & Highland Marts - Sale 3 May 2022 - rare & traditional breeds sale
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts (May, 3rd) sold 169 adult sheep at their rare & traditional breeds sale.   Ewe with lamb at foot (49) sold to £3,450 gross for a Valais Blacknose ewe with twin lambs at foot from Inverlochy Farm, Tomintoul.  
3/5/2022
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 3 May 2022
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (May, 3rd) sold 12 prime cattle.   Prime bullocks (5) averaged 231.7p (-14.7p) and sold to 245.0p per kg and £1,743.75 gross.  
3/5/2022
Covid Cases in Scotland LatestThumbnail for article : Covid Cases in Scotland Latest
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3/5/2022
Next Steps To Improve Regulation Of Aquaculture
Changes to licensing and Ministerial task group set up.   The next steps in reforming Scotland's aquaculture regulatory system have been outlined by the Rural Affairs Secretary Mairi Gougeon.  
3/5/2022
UK Donates Fleet Of Armoured Vehicles To Ukraine To Evacuate Civilians From Besieged AreasThumbnail for article : UK Donates Fleet Of Armoured Vehicles To Ukraine To Evacuate Civilians From Besieged Areas
The UK government is sending 13 protective armoured vehicles to Ukraine, to safely evacuate people from the shelled areas in east of the country.   UK to donate a fleet of 13 armoured vehicles to Ukraine to rescue civilians from besieged areas.  
1/5/2022
Wick Market Returned To Town Centre but shops are disappearingThumbnail for article : Wick Market Returned To Town Centre but shops are disappearing
The High Streets of most towns are suffering and Wick is in the same boat.   Below are some of the stores and banks that have closed their doors.  
1/5/2022
UK Exposes Sick Russian Troll Factory Plaguing Social Media With Kremlin Propaganda
UK-funded expert research has exposed how the Kremlin is using a troll factory to spread lies on social media and in comment sections of popular websites.   UK Government funded expert research unveils new tactics of the Kremlin's large-scale disinformation campaign.  
1/5/2022
Studying Economics At High School - A Competition To Win £500 For You And Your SchoolThumbnail for article : Studying Economics At High School - A Competition To Win £500 For You And Your School
The Institute for Economic Affairs have launched the 2022 Dorian Fisher Essay Competition.  Named after the beloved wife of the founder Sir Antony Fisher, this is our biggest essay competition of the year, exclusively for A-Level and IB students.  
1/5/2022
Get Ready for Another Interest Rate Rise on 5th May
The next decision day for the Bank of England is on Thursday 5th May.   Most pundits seem to expect another quarter point increase to 1.0 per cent.  
1/5/2022
Over-50s Are Resigning En Masse - New Research Explains Who And WhyThumbnail for article : Over-50s Are Resigning En Masse - New Research Explains Who And Why
The UK economy has a problem with its over 50s: following the COVID pandemic, they have been leaving the labour force en masse, causing headaches for businesses and the government.  Roughly 300,000 more workers aged between 50 and 65 are now "economically inactive" than before the pandemic, leading a tabloid paper to dub the problem the "silver exodus".  
30/4/2022
Increase In Hepatitis (Liver Inflammation) Cases In Children Under Investigation
Regular UKHSA updates on the ongoing investigation into higher than usual rates of liver inflammation (hepatitis) in children across the UK.   The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), working with Public Health Scotland, Public Health Wales and the Public Health Agency, are continuing to investigate the cases of sudden onset hepatitis in children aged 10 and under that have been identified since January 2022.  
30/4/2022
Three Month Limit For Three HRT Products To Ensure Continued Access
The government has issued Serious Shortage Protocols (SSPs) to limit dispensing to 3 months' supply for three HRT products to ensure continued access.   Serious Shortage Protocols (SSPs) issued to limit dispensing to 3 months' supply of Oestrogel®, Ovestin® cream and Premique Low Dose® to ensure women across the UK will be able to more reliably access Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) products.