Health boards have been forced to pay more than £1,500 for an agency nurse to cover a single hospital shift, new figures reveal.
Witness Appeal After Bin Lorry Collision
Police investigating the death of a pensioner hit by a bin lorry are appealing for witnesses.
The 85-year-old woman died after a collision with a private refuse vehicle in Edinburgh's Morningside area on Sunday.
Officers want to trace a man who was seen standing on a nearby pavement outside Stefano's chip shop and left "visibly upset'' following the incident on Morningside Road, near to Jordan Lane, at about 11.45am.
Sergeant Andrew Miller said: "Our investigation into this tragic incident is ongoing and I am today urging anyone who was in the area around the time of this collision to come forward.
"In particular, I'm keen to speak with a man who was standing on a nearby pavement and wearing a light-coloured jumper. He was visibly upset and may have witnessed the tragic events as they unfolded.
"Similarly, I want to hear from a pedestrian who was crossing the same stretch of road shortly before the collision.''
Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101.
MSPs are in Brussels in a bid to gauge support for Scotland keeping some form of connection with both the European Union and the single market.
Ministers may need to introduce measures that are "initially unpopular'' as part of a "bold approach'' to tackling Scotland's obesity problem, according to MSPs.
Ministers should consider banning petrol and diesel vehicles from some parts of Scotland as part of efforts make the country more environmentally friendly by 2030.
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