MP fears business rate hikes could turn high streets into "ghost towns"

A spike in business rates could turn high streets in Angus into “ghost towns”, it has been claimed.

Angus MP Kirstene Hair fears a 12.5% rise in rates for hospitality businesses will leave town centres in Angus “dominated by shop jackets” and national chains.

Discussion wanted on young farming wages

A single all-ages wage is stopping Scots farmers from taking on younger workers, according to the MP for Angus.

The Scottish Agricultural Wages Board sets a universal basic rate for workers across the industry.

Angus MP criticises NHS Tayside cutbacks

An MP has slated the “slow erosion” of medical services in Angus following NHS Tayside’s decision to cease endoscopy at its largest hospital.

NHS Tayside said it had taken the decision to limit the service to Ninewells Hospital and Perth Royal Infirmary due to patient choice.

Innotative thinking needed to make sure Angus is better connected.

Work and play in modern life is becoming more and more connected to the array of digital devices we just can’t do without. Using a tablet to shop online is as natural as checking weather on a smartphone, or listening to MP3s while out on a jog.

Parliament visit for young achiever

A young Angus achiever has been given a national honour for her work in the community and abroad.

Webster’s High School pupil Emily Lindley has spent the last several years fundraising for a struggling orphanage in Kenya.

Local M.P joins bobbies on the beat

An Angus politician who had been on the verge of joining the police has spoken of her admiration for the force after being given the chance to don the uniform.

Kirstene Hair backs CPR education in schools

The MP for Angus has urged local secondary schools to teach their students CPR, following a warning that people who have not been trained in CPR are nearly three times less likely to perform it.