1/ Since the start of the pandemic, the UK government has provided over £28 billion in additional funding to the devolved administrations - an extra £14.5 billion of this went to Scotland.
Over the past two days, The Prince of Wales has carried out two Investitures - the first for over 15 months. 🏅 The ceremonies were also the first to be held in St James’s Palace State Apartments in recent times.
Lidl to open new stores in Scotland this year creating hundreds of jobs - see full list
Getting up to date UK wide stats is not easy… but HT @jdportes for pointing to this showing trends for England & Wales, likely echoed UK wide, showing only precedent in past century is in 1976-7 and peak in deaths at start of WW2 in 1939. We will update these figures…
The Prince of Wales pays tribute to The Duke of Edinburgh on behalf of The Royal Family.
During my meeting with HRH The Prince of Wales, we spoke about the historic friendship between the UAE and UK and various aspects of cooperation between our two nations.
The Queen wishes to share this private photograph taken with The Duke of Edinburgh at the top of the Coyles of Muick, Scotland in 2003. ?Photograph by The Countess of Wessex.
The legendary actor, 007 Sean Connery, has past on to even greener fairways. He was quite a guy, and a tough character. I was having a very hard time getting approvals for a big development in Scotland when Sean stepped in and shouted,“Let him build the damn thing”. That was....