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Nicola Sturgeon dismisses claims she is avoiding topic of independence

Nicola Sturgeon has branded opposition claims that she is avoiding talking about independence in the General Election campaign as "ridiculous".

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MPs call for rethink on Jobcentre closure proposals in Scotland

The UK Government has been urged to rethink "incoherent" plans to close a swathe of Jobcentres in Scotland.

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Satnam Ner elected as STUC's first black president

The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) has elected its first black president.

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Energy bill price cap could harm competition, says ScottishPower

The boss of energy giant ScottishPower has become the latest to hit out at Government plans for a price cap on gas and electricity bills, warning it could harm competition.

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Brexit without a deal as damaging to UK as Scottish independence - Kezia Dugdale

Tory threats that Britain could leave the European Union without an agreed Brexit deal are as damaging to the UK as Nicola Sturgeon's plans to hold a second independence referendum, Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale will claim.

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MSPs call for vulnerable groups registration system to be strengthened

Urgent action is needed to strengthen the system that registers people who work with children, according to a parliamentary report.

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Ferry turned back after windows damaged in storm

A ferry had to return to port for repairs after windows were damaged in extreme weather.

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Thorny problem for viewers in MasterChef blackberries dispute

MasterChef star John Torode has defended using the term brambles when referring to blackberries after causing controversy with viewers.

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Woman jogger raped in 'terrifying' attack on footpath

A woman jogger has been raped in a "terrifying ordeal" as she ran along a footpath.

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Duty free gin, perfume and Toblerone are cheaper at the supermarket, says Which?

Bargain airport prices for favourites such as gin and Toblerone are now likely to be cheaper at the supermarket, a consumer group has found

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MSPs vote to urge UK Government to scrap 'repugnant rape clause'

MSPs have voted to call on the UK Government to remove the two-child cap on tax credits and scrap the so-called rape clause.

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Independence vote 'next steps' not expected until after General Election

Nicola Sturgeon is likely to delay a statement on the "next steps" towards a second Scottish independence referendum until after the General Election.

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General Election is not about independence debate, says Nicola Sturgeon

The General Election is not about deciding whether Scotland should be independent, the First Minister has said.

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Sturgeon's independence vote timetable call backed by only 26%, poll finds

Only a quarter of Scots support Nicola Sturgeon's call for a second independence referendum to be held between autumn 2018 and spring 2019, a new poll has indicated.

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81-year-old man arrested over sex abuse in youth football

An 81-year-old man has been arrested by police in Scotland investigating alleged historical sexual abuse in youth football.

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Man charged after 90 cars are damaged in one night

A man has been charged over the alleged vandalism of more than 90 cars in one night in Inverness.

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Drug charges man remanded in custody

A London man has appeared in court charged with drugs offences following the recovery of £150,000 worth of drugs in Aberdeen.

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Administration discussed at Rangers before Craig Whyte deal, court told

The Rangers board discussed the possibility of the club going into administration several months before it was bought by Craig Whyte, a court has heard.

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Intersex Jack Russell Molly recovers after gender reassignment surgery

A Jack Russell born with male and female parts has made a complete recovery after undergoing rare gender reassignment surgery.

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College lecturers to strike after management talks fail to resolve dispute

A strike by lecturers is to go ahead after fresh talks between management and union leaders ended without agreement.

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