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BNP set to contest Murphy's seat in bid to boost support

THE British National Party's Scottish leader aims to contest Jim Murphy's seat in the May election as part of PR drive to win a seat at Holyrood next year.

Scotland is through the worst of recession, says Scottish Secretary

THERE are signs Scotland is "through the worst" of the recession, Scottish Secretary Jim Murphy will claim today.

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SNP pressed to end 'boycott'

SCOTTISH Secretary Jim Murphy has called on the Scottish Government to end its "boycott" of plans to devolve more powers to Holyrood.

Murphy speaks of his hope in bringing Pope to Scotland

THE Scottish Secretary spoke yesterday of his hopes that the Pope will visit Scotland next year. Jim Murphy will travel to Rome for talks this week with Vatican officials about a possible visit to the UK next year by Pope Benedict.

Murphy calls for political unity to get Scotland out of recession

SCOTTISH Secretary Jim Murphy has called on political opponents to bury the hatchet and work together to get Scotland out of the recession.

Jim Murphy: A clear solution to demographic woes

DID you know that within two decades the average age of the Scottish population will be 45?

Patriotism 'belongs to all'

SCOTTISH Secretary Jim Murphy will try to reclaim Scottish patriotism from the separatists in a keynote speech tonight.

Jim Murphy: In a time of firsts, argument should be the last resort

A DECADE ago today, we were only days away from the start of the Scottish Parliament. These past ten years have seen many firsts: the first Scottish election, first government and first legislation were all expected landmarks. Becoming the first part of the UK to ban smoking in public places was a proud day for the parliament.

SNP to demand more powers from Scottish Secretary

SNP ministers will this week demand more powers for Holyrood in a face-to-face meeting with the Scottish Secretary.

Murphy urges against complacency after BNP attracts 27,000 votes in Scotland

SCOTLAND Secretary Jim Murphy has warned politicians north of the Border not to be complacent about the threat posed by the British National Party.

Steering group named to push Calman forward to next stage

SCOTTISH Secretary Jim Murphy yesterday announced the creation of a cross-party group to take the Calman recommendations forward.

Murphy seeks Chinese support on trade

JIM Murphy, Secretary of State for Scotland, has called on the Chinese government to support a crackdown on bootleg whisky and widen access to its financial services market.

It's no time to cut free, Scottish Secretary tells SNP

THE SNP was last night accused by a senior Westminster minister of ignoring economic realities through its "fixation" with an independence referendum.

Jim Murphy: Scotland's needs at the very heart of the Queen's Speech

The most 'Scottish' legislative plan since devolution highlights the strength of the Union, argues JIM MURPHY

Red card over British football team for 2012

HOWLS of dissent have drowned out fresh calls to field a unified British football team in the 2012 Olympic Games.

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