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Yesterday marked a landmark change to the British driving test, the first change since the introduction of the written theory test in 1996. The driving test is being overhauled to change the way in which learner drivers are examined.

We welcome the news this week that ACAS has updated its guidance for employers on pregnancy and maternity discrimination. The updated guidance follows a reported 10% increase in the number of women contacting the conciliation service for advice about these matters in the last year alone: 14,000 women telephoned ACAS for advice about pregnancy or maternity issues last year.

Brake is a charity who campaign tirelessly to improve safety on Britain’s roads. They are a national road safety charity at the forefront of campaigning efforts to prevent deaths and serious injuries on Britain’s road. They provide education to school children across the UK to promote road safety awareness. They also provide invaluable support to families who have been affected by deaths and injuries caused by road crashes.

Kezia Dugdale has recently stepped down as leader of the Scottish Labour party, and straight into the Australian Jungle to take part in the popular ITV show ‘I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here’.  Although Kezia may no longer be the leader of the party, she is still a serving MSP and so her appearance on the 3 week long show understandably raises some questions about her commitment to her constituents, particularly as the Scottish Parliament is still in session.

When I watched the TV coverage of the march and demonstration in the battle for Bi-Fab last Thursday and when I saw the many photographs on social media I was proud to see the Thompsons Solicitors banner among the sea of Trade Union banners.

The documentary Alan Shearer: Dementia, Football and Me which aired on BBC One recently (available on iPlayer) made for troubling viewing.

The Scottish Parliament has recently passed a new Bill which will mean it will be compulsory for all school buses to be fitted with seatbelts. The Seat Belts on School Transport (Scotland) Bill was supported by all MSP and was unanimously passed last week. The new law will come into effect from next year when all vehicles provided by local authorities used to transport children of primary school age will require to be fitted with a seatbelt. This will be extended further in 2021 to include vehicles being used to transport children of secondary school age.

We have now reached that time of the year where fireworks will Boom! Pop! Bang! in the sky. Fireworks bring people together at a time of celebration, but yet every year we hear stories of individuals who have no regard for the safety of others.

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