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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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Jeremy Corbyn under fire after leaving door open on indyref2

Jeremy Corbyn has come under fire from opponents after indicating he would “open discussions” with the SNP about the prospect of a second referendum if he becomes Prime Minister.

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The Scottish Government's baby box. Picture: Scottish Government /PA Wire

Registration for Scotland’s baby box will open in June

All new-born babies in Scotland due on or after 15 August 2017 are to benefit from baby boxes.

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Nicola Sturgeon will unveil 'fiscally responsible manifesto to reverse Tory cuts in the SNP manifesto. Picture: John Devlin

SNP set to unveil £118bn ‘anti-austerity’ spending package

The SNP is to unveil plans for a £118 billion “anti-austerity” spending package when the party unveils its manifesto next week. An increase in taxes for high earners will be among the proposals, as well as “targeted” tax cuts for businesses aimed at boosting economic growth.

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Corbyn speaks to young footballers during a visit to pitches at Hackney Marshes in London yesterday. Picture: John Stillwell/PA

Jeremy Corbyn’s message for Scots: It’s Labour v the Tories

Jeremy Corbyn will tonight urge Scots not to “gamble on their future” and warn that the only choice at the election is between Labour and the Conservatives.

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Nicola Sturgeon vowed to keep free university tuition

Nicola Sturgeon: SNP to stand up for Scotland's young people

Nicola Sturgeon launched an appeal on Saturday to the nation's youth insisting the SNP will create the opportunities to see them get ahead in life.

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Ruth Davidson gets election campaigning underway again

Scottish political leaders signal end to election truce

Tory leader Ruth Davidson has urged Scots to use the General Election as a chance to "move on" from the uncertainty of recent years as campaigning resumes north of the border tomorrow.

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Jeremy Corbyn's Labour will resume campaigning tomorrow. Pic: Danny Lawson

General election 2017: Parties set to resume campaigns

The main political parties will resume campaigning in the general election on Friday following a cessation of activity for the Manchester bombing – although Ukip will press ahead with its manifesto launch on Thursday.

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Theresa May: Saving UK will be ‘personal priority’

Theresa May has told Scots she will “never let the UK drift apart” and refused to put any timescale on the current block being lifted on a second independence referendum.

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Kezia Dugdale is facing possible legal action over comments she made in a newspaper column. Picture: John Devlin

Wings Over Scotland demands £10k over Kezia Dugdale column

Labour leader Kezia Dugdale is being sued for £10,000 by a pro-independence blogger after she accused him of “homophobic” abuse.

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Dr Rowena Arshad, Head of Moray House School of Education appears before Holyrood's Education and Skills Committee. Picture: Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament

Calls for reading and basic maths tests for new teachers

Trainee teachers should be made to sit new tests in numeracy and literacy before being allowed in the classroom, Tory leader Ruth Davidson has said.

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Nicola Sturgeon has taken some stick over which side she would be on during Brexit negotiations. Picture: PA

Scott Macnab: Seat at Brexit table seems pipe dream for Sturgeon

The First Minister’s main agenda will clash with the realpolitick needed during Brexit talks writes Scott Macnab

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Ruth Davidson: SNP guilty of "Orwellian" nationalism

Ruth Davidson has accused the SNP of pursuing “Orwellian” Nationalism in an unprecedented attack on the party as it marks the 10th anniversary of seizing power in Scotland.

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