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Labour attempt minority administration of D&G Council after coalition collapse

by Joe Pike

The Labour leader of Dumfries and Galloway Council has told ITV Border his party will attempt to form a minority administration. That's after the SNP group quit the ruling coalition yesterday after just eight months sharing power with Labour. Joe Pike reports from Dumfries:

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'Bag Monster' supports 5p charge for carrier bags

Campaigners outside the Scottish Parliament invented a 'bag monster' to show support for a plan to introduce a charge of 5p for carrier bags.

Inside, the Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead told a committee Scotland uses 750m bags a year - the equivalent of 12 bags per person each month.

Bag Monster and Litter Bin
Keep Scotland Beautiful said the 5p charge would tackle Scotland's 'throwaway society'
Bag Monster
Bag Monster - but the charge would also apply to paper and biodegradable bags
More carrier bags are used in Scotland than anywhere else in the UK, said campaigners

More on Representing Border on Wednesday 21st May at 2250.

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