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Encouraging children to develop language skills, read, and enjoy books at an early age is vital – and the earlier the better. That’s the message from Scotland’s nursery inspectors as they back a campaign to improve children’s early language skills . Research shows that young people who attend a high-quality…
Health boards have been forced to pay more than £1,500 for an agency nurse to cover a single hospital shift, new figures reveal. Details released under Freedom of Information showed that NHS Lanarkshire paid £1,565 to an agency for a single shift in 2015-16. Meanwhile, NHS Lothian said the largest…
People who take part in a range of leisure activities in middle age are more likely to stay mentally sharp in later life, according to new research. Psychologists at the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University tested more than 500 people aged 79 for memory, problem solving and thinking ability.…
Projects which develop new ways to help people overcome disadvantage can now apply for a share of £29 million funding. The Scottish Government will direct £18.9 million into the Aspiring Communities Fund to help community organisations find new, long-lasting solutions to poverty. In addition, the £9.7 million Growing the Social…
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