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Scott Macnab: Kezia Dugdale fights for ‘Scottish’ voice

The Scots Labour leader was stung by claims that election gains are down to the Corbyn effect, says Scott Macnab

Nicola Sturgeons reading challenge has been taken up by about 75 per cent of schools in its first year. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Reading standards in Scotland falling behind UK, study warns

Scottish pupils rank among the poorest in the UK nations when it comes to improvements in reading, according to new research.

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Syrian refugee families arrive at their new homes in Scotland. Picture: Getty Images

Scotland takes 1,800 Syrian refugees over last two years

Scotland has welcomed more than a quarter of all Syrian refugees who have arrived in the UK in the past two years, it has emerged.

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The Scottish Government does process rows - thats their speciality, said Scottish Secretary David Mundell.

Scott Macnab: devolution crisis looming over Brexit repeal bill

The absence of any powers for Holyrood in the Great Repeal Bill has Nationalists agitating, writes Scott Macnab

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Kezia Dugdale said offering pub tenants the chance to opt out. Picture: Scott Louden

Scottish Labour in call to give drinkers more choice in pubs

Plans to give Scots drinkers more choice in pubs, and free landlords from the shackles of big firms, will be stepped up by Labour leader Kezia Dugdale today.

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Keith Brown will be boosted by the fall in unemployment

Scotland’s unemployment rate falls to 25-year low

Scotland’s economic turnaround was boosted again yesterday as the jobless rate fell to a 25-year low.

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Roseanna Cunningham wants guarantees over nuclear safety

Holyrood raises concerns over nuclear safety post-Brexit

The Scottish Government has today raised fears about nuclear safety over the prospect of the UK withdrawing from Europe's atomic watchdog.

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A Reclaim the Internet campaign aims to cut down abuse and ensure all voices can be heard online.

Scott Macnab: Leaders must set example to fight social media abuse

Extremist language from political leaders on social media erodes our values as the masses join in, writes Scott Macnab.

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Kezia Dugdale unveiled the party's industrial strategy today

Labour unveils plans for a 48-hour cap on working week

Plans for a 48-hour cap on the working week in Scotland have been put forward by Labour to tackle a culture of “long hours and job monotony”.

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The scandal over school buildings faults in Edinburgh appears to be just the tip of the iceberg. Picture: PA

Scott Macnab: Act now to avoid Scotland’s Grenfell

The failings in building standards has left Scots schools and hospitals at the mercy of the wind, writes Scott Macnab

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2,912 planned operations were cancelled between January and May due to capacity reasons, an average of 19.2 per day. Picture: Christopher Furlong/Getty

Anger as NHS Scotland forced to cancel 130 operations a week

An average of 19 operations are being cancelled each day in Scotland’s hospitals because of a lack of staff or space, official figures reveal.

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Nicola Sturgeon's 'climbdown' on a second vote was anything but. Picture: PA

Scott Macnab: Nicola Sturgeon’s Indyref2 ‘reset’ won’t change anything

The constitutional battle will continue as the First Minister keeps a second vote on the table, says Scott Macnab

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Professor Bill Buchanan, of the Cyber Academy at Edinburgh Napier University, will appear before MSPs on Tuesday.

NHS in Scotland at risk of more cyber attacks warns expert

Scotland is lagging behind England in the creation of “robust and dynamic” health service IT systems, a Holyrood inquiry into the recent cyber attack on the NHS has been warned.

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John Swinney is to hand  headteachers more control in schools

Headteachers to be handed sweeping powers under new plans

Headteachers are to be handed broad new powers both over the way pupils are taught and the teachers working in their classrooms, in a major overhaul of the schools system.

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The SNPs biggest threat could still be a Scottish Labour revival which propels Kezia Dugdale into Bute House. Picture: PA

Scott Macnab: Labour revival is biggest worry for SNP

The buoyant Tories and resurgent Labour means our political future is promised to no-one, writes Scott Macnab

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Standards in key subjects are falling in Scotlands schools. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Scottish teachers at ‘breaking point’ over workload hike

Scotland’s teachers are being pushed to “breaking point” as cuts to staffing, changes to the classroom curriculum and overhauls of the exam system take their toll, a survey by the EIS union has found.

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Ruth Davidson speaks at a press conference after the Scottish Tories gained 12 seats in Scotland. Picture: Getty Images

Ruth Davidson warns Theresa May to change course on Brexit

Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson has warned Theresa May that the party must tone down the hardline approach to Brexit  after the election setback.

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Scott Macnab: A Labour-SNP ‘progressive alliance’ may be doomed

The hostility towards any deal between the SNP and Labour stems from decades of ill-feeling, writes Scott Macnab.

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Nicola Sturgeon ducks claim indyref2 caused fall in popularity

Nicola Sturgeon has sidestepped claims that the prospect of a second independence referendum is behind a dramatic fall in her personal popularity in Scotland.

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Sturgeon: Timescale for indyref2 could be pushed back

Nicola Sturgeon has said she is ready to push back the timing of a second independence referendum and said it will not happen until “the end” of the Brexit process.

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