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  • Nick Clegg and school dinners (Dave Radcliffe)
    Article: Sep 18, 2013

    Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg used his speech to Liberal Democrat conference to announce that all pupils at infant schools in England are to get free school lunches from September 2014, with equivalent funding for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

    In addition, disadvantaged students at sixth form colleges and further education colleges in England will also be eligible for free school meals also from next September. Money is also being provided for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, but as education is a devolved issue, it will be up to those running schools there to decide whether to spend the money on free lunches.

  • Nick Clegg (Photo by Dave Radcliffe for the Liberal Democrats)
    Article: Mar 10, 2013

    Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has closed the Liberal Democrat Spring Conference in Brighton by calling on members to spread the message of the Party's commitment in Government to deliver a stronger economy and a fairer society.

    In his keynote Leader's speech, Nick paid tribute to the work of the Party in winning the Eastleigh by-election, beating the Conservatives into third place and squeezing Labour while campaigning on the Lib Dem record of delivering in Government.

  • Olympic Boxing Gold Medal Winner Nicola Adams (Picture taken for GOC by David Poultney)
    Article: Dec 28, 2012
    By Nick Clegg, Leader of the Liberal Democrats and Deputy Prime Minister in New Year's Message

    The last twelve months have been lit up by moments that will stay with us forever. When Mo Farah approached the final stretch of the 10,000m final, who wasn't up on their feet, screaming at the TV?

    When Nicola Adams beamed at the crowd after winning the first ever women's Olympic boxing, who didn't smile back? I was lucky enough to be there, and that's one I'll never forget.

  • Crockart
    Article: Nov 14, 2012

    Edinburgh's Liberal Democrat MP, Mike Crockart, has welcomed the news that the Government have awarded a seven year contract to continue to provide services for the DVLA to the Post Office.

    The announcement was made in the House of Commons yesterday by the Secretary State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin MP. The contract will ensure that vital services to the DVLA by the Post Office remain unchanged. Under the contract Post Office Ltd will offer DVLA services at over 4,700 outlets for road tax and vehicle transactions, 750 outlets will also cater for driver licensing.
  • Silverknowes
    Article: Nov 7, 2012

    On 13 November Edinburgh will celebrate Robert Louis Stevenson Day, an annual tribute to Louis Stevenson's literary masterpieces.

    The UNESCO City of Literature Trust decided that the author's birthday was the best date to remember his works.

    There will be a series of Stevenson inspired events across the city and online.

  • Nick Clegg MP
    Article: Sep 26, 2012

    Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg has used his keynote speech to the Lib Dem Party conference in Brighton to announce extra money for 110,000 children struggling with maths and English.

    The Deputy Prime Minister said secondary schools in England will receive an extra £55 million to help pupils arriving in year seven who have slipped behind in English and maths at primary school. The money will come in from next January, with schools deciding how to spend it to help pupils with weaker results in maths and English.

  • Mike Crockart
    Article: Sep 5, 2012

    City of Edinburgh Council is to play host to Edinburgh's Green Investment Bank team at its Waverley Court HQ during the initial set-up phase of the bank.

    Commenting on the announcement, Edinburgh's Liberal Democrat MP (pictured), Mike Crockart said:"It's a very exciting time for the Green Investment Bank as we welcome the team to the capital. We are looking forward to a long and successful association; building on the excellent work of the bid team to date.

  • Article: Aug 27, 2012

    On Saturday a giant of Edinburgh politics died. Donald Gorrie was first elected to the Edinburgh council in 1971.

    At a time when Liberal fortunes were at an all-time low, Donald bucked the trend through sheer hard work and determination.

    He then served the people of Corstorphine on Lothian Region, Edinburgh District and City of Edinburgh Councils for a total of 26 continuous years.

  • Nuisance Calls
    Article: Aug 27, 2012

    Edinburgh West MP Mike Crockart has launched his No 2 Nuisance Calls Campaign. The Liberal Democrat MP has written a joint letter to Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport and Lord McNally, Minister of State and Deputy Leader of the House of Lords, to demand that the legislation around cold-calling via people's home and mobile phones be strengthened and more rigorously applied.

  • Paul Edie Profile
    Article: Aug 25, 2012

    Russell Road, a key route to the South West of Edinburgh, reopened to traffic today, Friday 24 August, having been closed for 11 months to allow for the construction of a bridge for the Edinburgh Tram line.

    Whilst the current progress of the construction allows the return of traffic to Russell Road, ongoing tram works may require temporary traffic ma