THE Coalition has been accused of "playing catch up" on Scotland and of a policy U-turn after it revived the prospect of mandatory plain packaging for cigarettes in England before the next General Election.
A MINISTER has intervened in the row over the continued manufacture of red post boxes in Scotland, claiming it was vital future orders be maintained.
Tobacco firms will not deter the Scottish Government from bringing in plain packaging for cigarettes, the Public Health Minister said.
PATIENTS will be able to take part in pioneering clinical trials on new medicines after NHS Scotland signed a partnership with a biopharmaceutical company.
ALMOST three-quarters of primary seven children have no obvious decay in their teeth, an improvement on previous years, according to new figures.