The government created the new post after research showed as many as one in 10 people felt lonely “always or often” — and that hundreds of thousands of elderly people hadn’t spoken to a friend or relative in the past month.
The analysis commisioned by the Scottish Government looks at 3 options: firstly, staying in the single market, secondly, concluding a free trade agreement similar to that between the EU and Canada. And third, reverting to World Trade Organisation terms, the so-called "no deal" option.
A bug's life: The Cirque du Soleil bring their latest show 'OVO' featuring a carnival of acrobatic insects, to London's Royal Albert Hall
Ovo, described as 'a colourful carnival of crazy crickets, amazing ants and flexible fleas,' features a 14-metre high flying trapeze act -the biggest of its kind, as part of the extravaganza.