Scottish newspapers: Hope for an end to bin strikes and ‘winter blackouts’

Scottish newspapers: Hope for an end to bin strikes and ‘winter blackouts’

Scottish newspapers: Hope for an end to bin strikes and ‘winter blackouts’

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The Scottish Daily Express is leading hopes for a pay deal to end the bin strikes. The newspaper says talks took place over the weekend and could bring about a solution to the dispute.

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Edinburgh Evening News reports that an emergency council task force is to be formed to look into cleaning up rubbish in places where there is a ‘risk to public health’ as ​​bin strikes are set to continue until september. The move could see staff diverted from other departments for street cleaning and collections.

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The Herald leads with warnings that people are preparing to freeze in their homes this winter amid the energy crisis which could lead to the UK facing crippling blackouts.

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The power cuts alarm comes as a poll finds one in four won’t be turning on their heating this winter due to soaring fuel prices, according to the Daily Record.

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The Scotsman reports that Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss have drawn dividing lines on soaring energy bills as calls grow for urgent action to tackle the crisis. Mr Sunak warned that a 5% cut in VAT across the board would be ‘regressive’ and cost tens of billions of pounds, while Ms Truss would see the move as a ‘nuclear’ option after Ofgem raised the household energy price ceiling. 80% bills on Friday.

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The i says Ms Truss, currently favorite to be the next prime minister, faces pressure to pledge to support the cost of living for more than just the most vulnerable. The newspaper reports on a poll that finds three-quarters of the public think the crisis requires a ‘Covid-style response’, and senior Tories say the next leader must announce more help on day one or risk a “electoral erasure”.

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A YouGov poll conducted for The Times found nearly half of Tory voters want to see energy nationalized. The newspaper says the result provides ‘a stark illustration of the choices facing hard-pressed households’ and will put ‘pressure on the new Prime Minister to adopt sweeping solutions to the cost of living crisis’. The front page also features a picture of a girl in full carnival attire after the Notting Hill Carnival returns after a two-year absence during the pandemic.

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The Daily Telegraph reports that outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson will say this week that Britain must not abandon its investments in green energy in the name of short-term solutions to the cost of living crisis. The newspaper says the comments are to be part of a “farewell message to safeguard his legacy” and will be seen as a direct appeal to the two candidates vying to replace him.

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NHS chiefs paid £1,900 to cover a single nursing shift due to a staff shortage, according to the Scottish Daily Mail. The newspaper says figures show NHS Scotland’s reliance on nurses from private agencies has tripled to £92million over the past five years.

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A Welsh Labor politician has denounced the Scottish Labor Party’s “failures” over rumors that the UK party is officially banning cooperation with the SNP and other nationalist parties, The National reports. The paper says Alun Davies, Labor Senedd member for Blaenau Gwent, has warned Britain’s Labor Party against including a ban on working with the SNP in its constitution, in response to social media rumours. Mr Davies suggested that if the decision were to be made in Westminster, it would signal that the party was following the “failures” of Scottish Labor rather than the successes of Welsh Labour.

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The companies claim they are owed thousands of pounds after two high profile concerts at the Caledonian Stadium in Inverness last month, according to The Press and Journal. Inverness Caley Thistle Concert Company, which has presented shows featuring Duran Duran and Andrea Bocelli, has been asked to work with an ‘insolvency practitioner’. A letter has been sent to more than 30 creditors warning that all monies owed will not be refunded.

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The Courier reports that the Port of Dundee has secured a valuable contract to assemble the tallest turbines ever deployed in Scottish waters. After a tendering process, Dundee will be used to build the gigantic wind turbines of the Inch Cape project.

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The Evening Telegraph leads Dundee United’s loss to Celtic. The newspaper says the team’s coach Jack Ross insisted he remained determined to solve Dundee United’s problems after suffering the ‘humiliation’ of a 9-0 loss to Celtic in Tannadice.

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A triple amputee described as a ‘neighbor and patient from hell’ has been jailed after a series of violent and despicable offenses – including defecating in a police van, according to the Evening Express.

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The Daily Star of Scotland reports comments from the head of the Environment Agency in which he said people should embrace the idea of ​​drinking recycled sewage to avoid shortages. The title reads: “Phew! That really stinks”.

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