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According to Hall, very few people want to be a postmaster because it has become so hard to make a living from it. NFSP research has found that 76 per cent of sub postmasters earn less than the minimum wage and many struggle to take time off.
Robin House, the CHAS Hospice in Balloch has been gifted the Ardoch Estate at Gartocharn on Loch Lomondside by millionaire entrepreneur Peter Armitage. The estate, which is 133 acres of fields running down to the loch shore, and and properties which include accommodation for weekends away for church groups and the like, is worth millions of £s. Martin Docherty-Hughes, the SNP MP for West Dunbartonshire, thanked Peter for the gesture which he says will be “truly transformational” for terminally-ill children and their families.
As counting continued in 25 constituencies, Ms McDonald claimed that Sinn Féin had “won” the election on the basis it had received the largest share of the popular vote.
Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP asked the Minister for Children and Young People on 13 June 2019 if she would support such a proposal.
Trident submarine commanders unleashing a nuclear attack cannot be held responsible under law for their actions, according to the Ministry of Defence’s former nuclear policy chief.