THOUSANDS of patients are facing longer waiting times for treatment despite a legally binding Scottish Government pledge guaranteeing they are treated within three months.
David Cameron's government has said its planned new powers for Scotland will be a "strong and lasting" constitutional settlement.
NICOLA Sturgeon has opened a new front in her rapidly escalating fight with the UK Government after she demanded a veto over Britain's energy policy.
DAVID Mundell, the new Scottish Secretary, is facing intense pressure to strengthen the UK Government's new Scotland Bill before it is published next week.
THE European Union Referendum Bill is to be David Cameron's priority measure and will be the first legislation published when the Conservative programme for government is revealed next week, a senior Whitehall source has disclosed.