Council leader rejects call for anti begging laws

Tory Councillor, Tony Curtis, asked Susan Aitken if she would request power from Holyrood to pass by laws on  begging. But he was told this wasn’t the solution. Mr Curtis asked what the Council leader was going to do to “eradicate anti-social behaviour of beggars in Glasgow city centre?” Ms Aitken replied

Is strategic, monetary independence Europe’s impossible dream?

Where do we draw the line between working without the United States and working against the United States, given the war of words over defence strategies and, lately, on a financial front? Where do we draw the line between working without the United States and working against the United States,

A fishy business: EU politicians are risking our future by gambling on our natural resources

“We have not come here to beg the world leaders to care for our future. They have ignored us in the past and they will ignore us again. We have come here to let them know that change is coming whether they like it or not.” Those words were spoken by

Mumbles Pier plan will not be called in by Welsh Government

Ministers intervened before Swansea Council’s planning committee met to determine the £35m scheme last month. A council spokesman said: “The Welsh Government has written to the council to confirm that it will not be calling in the proposal.” Opponents have expressed their disappointment on social media. A spokesman for pier

Carwyn Jones set to step down as First Minister

He’s spent nine years as Wales’ top politician, but Carwyn Jones is set to step down as First Minister to make way for a new leader. Mr Jones is expected to announce his resignation in the Senedd after his last First Minister’s Questions. He announced he would be standing down

Poll: Overwhelming majority in Wales want MPs to reject May’s Brexit deal

Forty eight per cent of Welsh voters want MPs to reject Theresa May’s Brexit deal, a poll has found. Ahead of Tuesday’s crucial meaningful vote, YouGov asked Welsh voters what they think in a exclusive opinion poll for ITV Wales. Less than a quarter of people questioned wanted their MP

Pompeo can visit Russian ‘cheating’ missile test & see that it complies with INF – senator

US State Secretary Mike Pompeo can easily find out that Moscow strictly abides by the INF nuclear missile treaty the US is threatening to quit – by taking up an invitation to the test of the Russian missile, a Moscow senator says.

Caring duo volunteer for Glasgow Santa Bungee in support of Oor Wullie’s Big Bucket Trail campaign

Gary Caudrey and Graeme Gallagher are supporting Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity and Kidney Kids while fundraising for the Oor Wullie’s Bucket Trail campaign by braving what is sure to be a festive feat. Either one of the two men could be dawning a Santa costume and taking on a heart-thumping bungee jump at

Georgia elects French-born Zurabishvili as president

Georgia has elected French-born Salome Zurabishvili as its new president — the first woman to hold the office in the country’s history. Zurabishvili had 59% of the vote and her opposition Grigol Vashadze 40%, with nearly all ballots counted. The results closely reflected the exit polls conducted by a Georgian

What you need to know about the bombshell Brexit reports

Two major reports were released on Wednesday by the British government and the Bank of England, assessing the potential damage to the UK’s economy in different Brexit scenarios. In its “EU Exit: Long-term economic analysis”, experts from the UK Treasury evaluated how different Brexit scenarios will impact the British economy.