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David Cameron has again refused to take part in a televised debate with Alex Salmond ahead of the referendum on Scottish independence. It came after the Scottish first minister said the prime minister had a "democratic responsibility" to defend his views in open debate. Mr Salmond said Mr Cameron's reluctance to...
Emergency vehicles should be exempt from speed cameras, according to the Scottish Conservatives. The call comes after figures showed the Scottish Ambulance Service has been issued with more than 2,200 speeding tickets in less than two years. In order to avoid a fine, ambulance staff must fill out a form to...
Information has emerged which has been obtained by The Courier that Mark Wright was paid £7,000 plus VAT. It's understood that Mark Wright was paid for his 1 hour appearance held in Perth. An FOI which was requested by The Courier claims Mark Wright was paid £7,000 plus VAT. Eric Faulkner’s...
Watch the Scotland White Paper talk on BBC Two and follow our live blog for interactions and opinions. Alex Salmond's blueprint for Scottish independence runs to 650 pages and is packed with facts, figures, policies, assertions and arguments.  Interact with our live blog and send in your opinions on our Twitter...
£500,000 has been invested into the project which Dewars will have a part in Winter Olympics Games in 2014. The investment of £500k has came from Sports Scotland. Speaking to The Courier Gary Watson of Live Active Leisure added: “It is a huge privilege for Dewars Centre to be selected to...
Perth City Centre Conservative councillor Heather Stewart expresses concerns over the new nightclub in Perth. Councillor Heather Stewart speaking to The Courier said “Discount promotion flies in the face of Government and licensing policy regarding binge drinking as it is well documented that this leads to anti-social behaviour,” "Charging 99p for any...
IT is a task that usually falls to a local personality or bright-eyed schoolchild and signals the start of the festive period. But one Scottish council has come under fire for spending thousands of pounds to hire an English reality TV personality to switch on its Christmas lights. People living in...
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