High street sales in June fell by the biggest margin on record for the summer month, with shoppers sitting on their hands over Brexit uncertainty, according to new data.
Jeremy Hunt has pledged to spend an extra £15 billion on defence if he is made prime minister to help combat “new threats to western values”.
Council spending on its fleet of vehicles is expected to go 60% over-budget this year.
The SNP accused the Labour-led administration of adding to a "debt pile" through "a range of spending commitments, guarantees, underwriting and borrowing".
"Away days" for council bosses could be axed to help battle savage budget cuts, the Evening Express can reveal today.