It was the year that David Cameron and Nick Clegg joined forces at Westminster to send Labour’s Gordon Brown packing and when thousands of US embassy cables by Julian Assange’s Wikileaks website caused global controversy.
After many months of deadlock, frustration and setbacks, trying to get a Brexit deal accepted by both her own Parliament and the European Union, an exhausted-looking Theresa May resigned in July. Boris Johnson succeeded her as Prime Minister and soon called a General Election, which took place just before Christmas. In what was becoming an increasingly chaotic UK political environment, the Tories won by a convincing margin in England and made significant gains in Wales. In Scotland, however, the SNP scored a landslide victory, winning 48 seats and delivering what First Minister Nicola Sturgeon called a clear message for a second independence referendum. The General Election was a disaster for Labour, which lost ground nationwide.
The NHS has revealed which of its pharmacies in Tayside and Fife will be open on the Christmas and New Year bank holidays.
Arts and culture organisations from across Courier Country have come together to explore ways the area could benefit from them working together.
Police are battling a rising tide of mental health incidents in Tayside and Fife.
The #MeToo movement went global, after taking off in the United States in 2017 as a response to the allegations of sexual harassment and abuse made against heavyweight Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. In addition, the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded jointly to Congolese physician Denis Mukwege and Yazidi assault survivor Nadia Murad “for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict.”
Cash-strapped councils are coming under pressure to scrap commercial loans after Fife's local authority became one of the first in Scotland to save millions.
‘Golden age’ of Courier Country cinema remembered as communities work to bring back magic of the movies
A new golden age of community cinemas could be on the horizon.
Pubs in Tayside and Fife have been closing at a faster rate than the national average.
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