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Mossmorran meeting hailed as important “first step”

Key stakeholders and community groups assembled today (Friday) for the first time ever in a bid to get to the root of flaring and safety concerns at Mossmorran. The Adam Smith Theatre event was hosted by Lesley Laird and chaired by Professor...

SEPA issue ‘final warning’ on Mossmorran

An independent watchdog has issued final warning notices on Mossmorran, following an investigation into flaring at the petrochemical plant last June. The seven-day incident – which sparked 74 complaints from the public –  was both “preventable and unacceptable” and breached environmental controls, according to the Scottish...

Syria: Only peace will stop the killing

The killing in Syria as a result of the abhorrent and illegal use of chemical weapons has to stop, just as the killing from bullets and bombs has to stop. However, dropping bombs won’t solve the Syrian conflict – only...

New deal brings renewed hope for BiFab

Welcome news for troubled BiFab today (Tuesday) with the announcement that Canadian firm DF Barnes has taken over the firm, following months of negotiations behind the scenes. I’d like to pay tribute to BiFab’s workforce and the trade unions who have...

MP to tackle RBS over ‘baffling’ mobile service cuts

Lesley Laird MP will call on RBS bosses to reverse surprise cuts to mobile banking services at a crunch-meeting this week. The RBS cuts, which are due to come into effect on April 30, will hit customers in nine locations across the Kingdom, including...

Out-of-hours closures are “worrying development”

Lesley Laird MP has expressed fears that a “deepening NHS crisis” could see a permanent closure of out-of-hours services in Fife’s community hospitals. Earlier this week Fife Health and Social Care Partnership announced that due to “staffing difficulties” from Monday, April 9, Primary Care Emergency Services...
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