Aberdeenshire struggling to fill teaching posts

17 unfilled teaching posts in Aberdeenshire have been advertised 79 times, according to a Freedom of Information request revealed by North East Liberal Democrats Mike Rumbles MSP and Cllr Rosemary Bruce.

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3000 patients in Grampian still waiting after 12 week deadline

Figures revealed by North East Liberal Democrat MSP show that 3045 patients of NHS Grampian have waited more than 6 months for treatment, missing the Scottish Government’s own 12 week Treatment Time Guarantee.

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Ofcom highlights poor connectivity for rural areas

Scottish Liberal Democrat Rural Economy and Connectivity Spokesperson, Mike Rumbles MSP, has called for better rural coverage of broadband and mobile connectivity. According to figures published by Ofcom today, superfast broadband now covers 92% of homes and businesses and 4G coverage from at least one operator now reaches 78% of Scotland.

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A quarter of Grampian cancer patients not seen within the 62 day target – Rumbles

North East Liberal Democrat MSP Mike Rumbles, has reported that NHS Grampian fell short of the 95% national cancer waiting time target in July-September 2018, after only 76.6% of patients referred for urgent treatment were seen within 62 days – according to ISD Scotland figures released today.  

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Scot. Govt washes its hands of botched AWPR contract - Rumbles

In a response to a Parliamentary Question raised by North East MSP and Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson, Mike Rumbles, the Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Transport has claimed that ministers ‘had no role in awarding the contract’, for the tendering of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route project.

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First Minister abandons Dunoon-Gourock passengers at sea

Despite a decade of promises from the First Minister and the Scottish Government, communities that use the Argyll Ferries service from Dunoon to Gourock will be forced to rely on the good will of CalMac to continue the service.

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Lib Dems Select Candidate For Snap Election

Following the Brexit chaos in Westminster this week, the Scottish Liberal Democrats have selected John Waddell to contest their formerly held seat of West Aberdeenshire & Kincardine.


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“Astonishing” 65,000 ScotRail delay repay claims in just nine months

Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP has today lambasted ScotRail’s “dismal” performance and punctuality record, after it was revealed ScotRail paid out over 65,000 successful delay repay claims between January and September 2018.

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North East trains among the worst for punctuality

Trains arriving in Aberdeen, Stonehaven, Montrose and Arbroath are among the most likely to be late, with 1 in 5 trains arriving five minutes or more after the scheduled arrival time, North East MSP Mike Rumbles has revealed today.


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Rural communities at the back of the queue for digital jobs

Scottish Liberal Democrat spokesperson on digital connectivity Mike Rumbles MSPs has today urged the Scottish Government to stop focusing on warm words and demonstrate real progress for rural communities by completing 100% coverage of superfast broadband.


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