TheCourier.co.uk report on figures from NHS Tayside that show a total of 267,198 days were taken due to mental health between January 2017 and December 2017, an increase of more than 9% when compared to 2016. An employee at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee said staff morale is at rock bottom.
The Daily Express report that the consultation results regarding the closure of 53 “empty or soon to be empty” stations were unveiled at a Scottish Police Authority (SPA) board meeting, with bosses agreeing to go ahead with the disposal of 49 properties.
TheCourier.co.uk has picked up on my call to the Transport Secretary for urgent work to be undertaken on the A90 due to the large, deep potholes. The area that is particularly bad is the three-mile section between the A935 and B966 turnoffs, which is troublesome for motorcyclists.
The Press and Journal report on new figures that reveal Police Scotland’s north-east division had to pay £150,000 to fix its fleet during the 2017-18 financial year. However, just under £20,000 of the issues were caused by the officers themselves.
The Press and Journal report that work was due to begin this summer on Stonehaven’s flood defence scheme, but because of the number of companies bidding on the £16 million contract a short list had to be compiled – meaning the start date has now been delayed.