DEPUTY First Minister John Swinney has told an inquiry he would not change any of his decisions involving Edinburgh’s over-budget trams project if he had the chance. Speaking at the Edinburgh Tram Inquiry, the then Finance Secretary said he was “satisfied” with his actions throughout the course of the scheme.
Another winter blast will bring 70mph winds and heavy snow on Thursday - as a weather warning was upgraded to "severe". Forecasters have issued a fresh amber "be prepared" warning of heavy snow for southern Scotland and northern England on Wednesday into Thursday. Early reports were that up to 6 inches has already fallen in parts of the North East. The Met Office reported winds of up to 74mph by 6am around the Lincolnshire and East Anglia area.
CASES of flu in Scotland have risen for the third week in a row, according to official statistics. Health Protection Scotland’s latest report also shows numbers are almost five times higher than during the same period last year. The figures reveal 114 people per 100,000 of the population had a flu-like illness in the week ending January 14. That is up from 107 per 100,000 in the previous week while about 46 Scots in every 100,000 suffered from the virus during the last week of December.
Deputy First Minister John Swinney has said he wouldn't change any of his decisions during the Edinburgh tram project.
That's the £776m one which was delivered significantly late and at more than double the cost
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