Cole-Hamilton challenges Salmond chat show to showcase opponents of Putin regime

After claims by Alex Salmond that he will have “total editorial control” over his forthcoming Russia Today chat show, Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton has challenged the former first minister to interview opponents of the Putin regime such as punk band Pussy Riot or Marina Litvinenko, justice campaigner and widow of murdered spy and dissident Alexander Litvinenko.

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CHRISTMAS FAIR AT ST. NINIAN’S CHURCH

It's that time of year again! St Ninian's Church are having their Christmas fair on Saturday 11 November from 11.30am to 2.30pm. Half of the money raised will go to support rebuilding Corstorphine Public Hall, and half to It's Good to Give, so if you can, please do go along and support them!

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Child Poverty Bill is a starting point not a destination

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton has today said that the passage of the Child Poverty Bill is a starting point not a destination as he pressed the government to take ambitious action to ensure that the scourge of child poverty is addressed.

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Time to address antisocial use of fireworks

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton is calling on the Scottish Government to investigate and address the antisocial use of unlicensed fireworks. 

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Cole Hamilton: 500 cancelled operations show boards need support

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesman Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today said that NHS boards must get the support they need to keep operations on track after new figures revealed more than 500 patients had their operations cancelled in September for capacity or non-clinical reasons. 

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Cole-Hamilton demands plans to reduce bed blocking

Scottish Liberal Democrats health spokesperson, Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today demanded that SNP ministers set out their plans for reducing avoidable delayed discharges after new statistics showed the problem worsening for the fourth month in a row. 

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Cole-Hamilton: GP recruitment scheme is flatlining

In response to the news that an SNP plan to recruit new GPs has attracted just 18 new doctors in the two years since it was launched, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Cole-Hamilton calls for new cancer target action plans

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today written to the Health Secretary to call for the publication of new action plans for each health board, making it clear to patients how and when the cancer treatment target will be met. 

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Nursing stats show callous Tories making staff feel unwelcome

The number of nurses and midwives coming to work in Britain from Europe has plunged by 89% since Brexit, figures from the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) have revealed.

The figures also show a 67% rise in the number of EU nurses leaving the NMC's register: from 2,435 in 2015-16 to 4,067 in the last year.

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Cole-Hamilton: Health service requires urgent action

Speaking after the Government narrowly avoided defeat in a debate on its management of the health service, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said: 

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