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17/5/2022
New App To Counter Malicious Approaches OnlineThumbnail for article : New App To Counter Malicious Approaches Online
New ‘Think Before you Link' App will help businesses and the public protect themselves from potential espionage.   An innovative app, allowing users of social media and professional networking sites, to better identify the hallmarks of fake profiles used by foreign spies and other malicious actors, and take steps to report and remove them, has been launched today.  
17/5/2022
Dingwall & Highland Marts - Sheep Sales - 17 May 2022
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts, (May, 17th) sold 867 of all classes of Store Sheep.   Hoggs (386) sold to £110 gross for a pen of Texel Crosses from Bluebell Cottage, Fleuchary.  
17/5/2022
Child Disability Payment Pays Out More Than £3m Since Launch In Scotland
Payments made to over 3,000 children and young people across Scotland.   More than £3.25 million has been issued in disability payments to children and young people since Child Disability Payment launched.  
17/5/2022
Record Number Of Students From Deprived Areas At University In ScotlandThumbnail for article : Record Number Of Students From Deprived Areas At University In Scotland
The number of Scottish students from deprived areas progressing to Scottish universities is at an all-time high.   The latest statistics show 16.7% of Scottish domiciled full-time first degree students at Scottish universities are from the 20% most deprived areas in the country.  
17/5/2022
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Cattle and Sheep Sales 17 May 2022
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (May, 17th) sold 11 prime cattle.   Prime bullocks (2) averaged 258.5p (+14.5p) and sold to 259.0p per kg and £1,767.30 gross.  
16/5/2022
Electric Car Supplies Are Running Out - And Could Drastically Slow Down The Journey To Net-zeroThumbnail for article : Electric Car Supplies Are Running Out - And Could Drastically Slow Down The Journey To Net-zero
The road map to replacing old fashioned carbon emitting cars with electric vehicles is well developed - at least in theory.  All the major car makers (and even some of the smaller ones) are publicly committed to electric.  
16/5/2022
£30 Million Dry Dock Contract Supports 300 Scottish JobsThumbnail for article : £30 Million Dry Dock Contract Supports 300 Scottish Jobs
£30 million contract for dry-dock maintenance for the Queen Elizabeth Class (QEC) aircraft carriers has been awarded to Babcock International Group, in Scotland.   £30 million to provide dry dock maintenance for Queen Elizabeth Class carriers.  
16/5/2022
Cost Of Living Set To Get Much Worse In Coming Months
The news articles streaming out in the last few days point to a worsening crisis for cost of living.   Energy Costs Even after the April increases to electricity and gas prices even higher prices have been in train since the price cap is to be revised again in October with estimates an average bill to reach.  
16/5/2022
Cryptocurrencies: Why They've Crashed And What It Could Mean For Their FutureThumbnail for article : Cryptocurrencies: Why They've Crashed And What It Could Mean For Their Future
If you had invested £100 (US$122) in the cryptocurrency Luna a month ago, you might have been quietly confident you'd made a sensible bet.  But Luna's value has since fallen drastically - at the time of writing, that £100 is worth around 4p (5¢).  
16/5/2022
Renewed Focus Needed On Climate Emergency - Energy security drive must align with climate goals
The First Minister will urge countries to ensure current strains placed on the international order, including by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, do not result in the promises made at COP26 being broken on a visit to the USA this week.   In a keynote address to the Brookings Institution in Washington DC, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will call on global partners to lead by example as they step up actions to keep global temperature rise below 1.5 degrees whilst addressing concerns over energy security.  
16/5/2022
New Funding To Help Spur More Global Success For UK's Independent Film, TV And Video GamesThumbnail for article : New Funding To Help Spur More Global Success For UK's Independent Film, TV And Video Games
UK Global Screen Fund to continue following successful pilot which supported more than 65 productions.   £21 million funding over three years will help booming screen industries build on existing international success.  
16/5/2022
Proposed Legal Change To Support Medical Licensing Applications
Measures have been brought forward to change the law to allow more healthcare professionals like specialist nurses to complete DVLA medical questionnaires.   Public consultation reveals strong support for measures allowing different types of healthcare professionals to complete medical questionnaires as part of the medical licensing process.  
15/5/2022
New Airport-style Security In Prisons Sees Record Level Of Drug BustsThumbnail for article : New Airport-style Security In Prisons Sees Record Level Of Drug Busts
Tougher airport-style security rolled out across the prison estate in England and Wales has intercepted almost 20,000 attempts to smuggle illegal contraband behind bars.   New X-ray scanners have intercepted almost 20,000 smuggling plots.  
14/5/2022
Commitments On The Global Food Security Consequences Of Russia's War Of Aggression Against Ukraine - G7 Foreign Ministers, May 2022
G7 Foreign Ministers discussed the implications of Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine on global food security during their meeting in Germany on 14 May 2022.   We, the G7 Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America, and the High Representative of the European Union, discussed the implications of Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine on global food security and welcomed the UN Secretary General’s initiative to convene a "Global Crisis Response Group on Food, Energy and Finance" (GCRG).  
14/5/2022
Following Their Meeting In Germany, G7 Foreign Ministers Release A Joint Statement On Russia's War Against Ukraine.
We, the G7 Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and the High Representative of the European Union, are steadfast in our solidarity with and our support for Ukraine as it defends itself against Russia's unjustifiable, unprovoked and illegal war of aggression, a war in which Belarus is complicit.  We are committed to helping Ukraine, a democracy and a UN member, uphold its sovereignty and territorial integrity, to defend itself and resist future attacks or coercion, choose its own future and prosper.  
13/5/2022
Fund To Secure Our Energy Supply And Boost Cutting-edge Nuclear Projects Opens For BusinessThumbnail for article : Fund To Secure Our Energy Supply And Boost Cutting-edge Nuclear Projects Opens For Business
The Future Nuclear Enabling Fund is set to develop new nuclear energy projects across the UK, as committed to in the British Energy Security Strategy.   £120 million Future Nuclear Enabling Fund opens to support development of new nuclear energy projects, stimulate competition in the industry and unlocking investment across the UK.  
13/5/2022
State-of-the-art Tree Health Laboratory Opens To Help Protect Uk ForestsThumbnail for article : State-of-the-art Tree Health Laboratory Opens To Help Protect Uk Forests
The £5.8 million Holt Laboratory will study known and emerging threats from tree pests and diseases to ensure a robust and rapid response to outbreaks.   A state-of-the-art laboratory conducting innovative research into tree pests and diseases has been officially opened today (Friday 13 May) by Defra and the Forestry Commission, as part of National Plant Health Week.  
13/5/2022
Landmark Partnership Between The US And UK To Launch New Era Of Spaceflight
UK lays the foundation for rockets, high-altitude balloons and spaceplanes to lift off from spaceports across the UK, creating thousands of jobs in the process.   lift-off moment for UK-US spaceflight as Transport Secretary makes landmark declaration in Washington.  
13/5/2022
Working Together To Fix Cladding Issues In ScotlandThumbnail for article : Working Together To Fix Cladding Issues In Scotland
Single Building Assessment programme expanded.   Some of the country's largest housing developers have agreed to work with the Scottish Government and others to address cladding issues, giving affected homeowners a clear path to ensuring their homes are safe.