THE father of a junior doctor who died driving home after working long hours at a hospital has welcomed an offer to discuss the pressures faced by new medics with the First Minister.
ALEX Salmond has blamed a combination of Westminster-imposed budget cuts and a reduction in the number of teachers employed by Glasgow City Council for wrecking the Scottish Government's pledge to drive down primary school class sizes.
THE Christmas Spirit, that beloved seasonal breakdown in workplace discipline, bathed Holyrood's tinsel-decked halls yesterday.
Tony Blair called it his "masochism strategy".
ONE in three voters say they will vote Yes in next year's referendum, according a new poll showing a slight rise in support for independence.