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PM refuses to rule out blocking Scots MPs voting on Brexit law

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Finance Secretary Derek Mackay insisted Westminster funding was falling by 9.2 per cent. Picture: Contributed

SNP accused of skewing Budget figures to make exaggerate cuts

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The nations jobless total has jumped by a massive 11,000 . Picture: Ian Georgeson

Scots economy “lags behind UK” in latest economic data

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ScotRail season ticket holders are in line for a weeks free travel. Picture: Getty Images

Row erupts over ScotRail’s free travel compensation scheme

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Brexit: EU warns Theresa May of tough road ahead

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Burns’ Ae Fond Kiss manuscript to go on show for two hours

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The 200 Scots buried in a mass grave in Quebec

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79 Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank branches are set to close. Picture: Ian Georgeson

More than 400 jobs to go at Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank

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Former Labour MP Eric Joyce is now in favour of Scottish independence. Picture: Michael Gillen/JP

Eric Joyce: Scots ‘can now vote Yes with heart and brain in indyref2’

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Unemployment in Scotland increased by 14,000 from August-October. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Numbers of Scots out-of-work jumps by 14,000 to reach 145,000

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NFU Scotland chief executive Scott Walker hit out at Theresa May's plans. Picture: Contributed

Farming industry anger after PM signals single market exit

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The ScotMoves system for recording cattle movements has come under fire. Picture: John Devlin

Chief vet defends new cattle movements reporting system

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Prime Minister Theresa May. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

PM refuses to rule out blocking Scots MPs voting on Brexit law

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ScotRail season ticket holders are in line for a weeks free travel. Picture: Getty Images

Row erupts over ScotRail’s free travel compensation scheme

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Finance Secretary Derek Mackay insisted Westminster funding was falling by 9.2 per cent. Picture: Contributed

SNP accused of skewing Budget figures to make exaggerate cuts

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Brexit: EU warns Theresa May of tough road ahead

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Scots economy “lags behind UK” in latest economic data

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Airdrie Savings Bank to close its doors with 70 jobs lost

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More than 400 jobs to go at Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank

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ScotRail season ticket holders are in line for a weeks free travel. Picture: Getty Images

Row erupts over ScotRail’s free travel compensation scheme

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tRail says punctuality will increase further. Pic: Ian Georgeson.

ScotRail punctuality on the rise - but row over free travel

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Record year for Edinburgh Airport as millions pass through in 2016

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The landing strip on Barra is washed by the tide twice a day and is the only beach airport in the world to handle scheduled flights. Picture: Allan Milligan

Passenger numbers up at some of Scotland’s smallest airports

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Push for control of railways to be devolved to Scotland

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Giant pike sought during draining of Union Canal

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Lothian Buses set to hand council £20m to fund tram extension

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Ryanair launch Blue Monday flash sale

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teachers and pupils continue to achieve results despite  not because of  the system.

Leader comment: No talking in class – it’s time to listen to teachers

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Relations between teachers and the national exam board are 'near breaking point.' Picture: TSPL

Teacher and Scottish exam board relations ‘near breaking point’

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Scotland warned to embrace Fintech or risk consequences

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Council chief execs question need for “disruptive” school reforms

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Pupils from Dyke Primary School in Moray feature in Tatler magazine. Picture: Contributed

Society mag Tatler puts Moray primary in ‘top school’ list

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New plans are set to give schools sweeping new powers over budgets and hiring staff. Picture: Michael Gillen

Scots headteacher recruitment crisis ‘could get worse’

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Teachers given online tool to raise classroom attainment

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Hard Brexit could be ‘biggest disaster’ in years for universities

Education 20

Private school sector ‘robust’ despite Brexit uncertainty

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Scottish think tank slam free nursery system as ‘unfair’

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The Signal Box in the Cairngorms. Picture: Sykes

7 unusual and idyllic cottages in Scotland

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Sun-lovers basked in 24C heat on Ayr beach in 2016, the hottest year on record globally. Picture: SWNS

Calls to cut emissions as 2016 hottest year on year globally

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Jura golf course.

Jura island course creator has designs on golf conference

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Ilona Amos: Steps must be taken to slash toxic fumes and save lives

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Scottish tattie set to be given protected status by European Union

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‘Dry’ Tayside salmon river tributary reopens after 60 years

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The Priory Hospital in Glasgow PICTURE: Donald MacLeod

Private hospital IT failures ‘harming’ patients’ family life

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Ambulances arrive at an  Accident and Emergency department Picture: Graeme Robertson/Getty Images

Leader comment: NHS crisis must be tackled

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Short-term women prisoners are denied heroin substitute. Picture: Jon Savage

Short-term female prisoners denied methadone, finds report

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The boxes will help Highlands mothers who have to travel 100 miles to give birth. Picture: Contributed

Highlands ‘baby boxes’ for mothers faced with 100-mile trip

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Construction workers were found to be most at risk from malignant melanoma. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Builders most at risk of developing skin cancer while at work

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Victoria Harris in training for trek. Picture: Contributed

Scot aims to do first solo Jordan trail trek for charity

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Paramedics standing outside an accident and emergency department in Edinburgh. Picture: TSPL

100 Scots patients spent 12 hours in A&E in first week of 2017

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Edinburgh hospital ‘turning patients away due to lack of beds’

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Leader comment: Volunteer to help us all out

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Paris Gourtsoyannis: Migrant pressure based on a myth

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Gentler exercise ‘can be just as effective’ as intense activity

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NFU Scotland chief executive Scott Walker hit out at Theresa May's plans. Picture: Contributed

Farming industry anger after PM signals single market exit

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EE users calling its customer service number from the EU were charged as if they had called the US. Picture: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Mobile giant EE fined £2.7m for overcharging customers

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PM refuses to rule out blocking Scots MPs voting on Brexit law

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Angela Merkel insisted that Europe would present a united front in negotiations with the UK. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Brexit: EU warns Theresa May of tough road ahead

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Brexit: Supreme Court ruling expected next Tuesday

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SNP ‘iron discipline’ likened to Mugabe’s political party

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1000 holidaymakers flown home from Gambia amid unrest fears

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Brexit: Boris Johnson claims countries ‘queuing’ for deals

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The vehicle in which an Arab Israeli man was shot dead after allegedly driving at and killing a police officer, sparking protests. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Israeli Arab shot dead ‘after crashing into police officers’

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Vice chairman of Samsung Lee Jae-Yong leaves after attending a court hearing at the Seoul Central District Court. Picture: Getty Images

Court to decide on arrest of Samsung boss over bribery charges

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Iraqi counter-terrorism service members patrol the town of Bartalla, east of Mosul. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Iraqi troops in ‘full control’ of east Mosul after routing IS

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Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. Picture: AP

Johnson under fire over Hollande ‘punishment beatings’ comments

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The rat ate through the car seat. Picture: The Newsletter/Johnston Press

‘Help! A rat ate my Mercedes Benz’

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Scottish swimmer David Wilkie celebrates after beating his 200 m breast stroke record during the Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, July 1970.

Ex-Olympian David Wilkie quits local pool after being told off for swimming too fast

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Macie, a 14-week-old Staffirdshire Bull Terrier who  swallowed a kitchen knife and required life-saving surgery.
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Scottish puppy survives swallowing eight-inch knife

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Scottish SPCA want to find little girl Zoe to say thanks

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Theresa May to feature in edition of American Vogue

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High demand to learn CPR to save animals in emergencies

Tech 3

Scotland’s weather: Temperatures set to be hotter than Barcelona next week

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Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe pictured filming in Tweeddale Court. Picture: SWNS

Outlander stars Sam Heughan & Caitriona Balfe filming in Edinburgh

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Jamie Murray. Picture: John Devlin.

Jamie Murray ‘mistaken for brother Andy by taxi driver’

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George Michael. Picture: SWNS

George Michael died ‘of accidental drugs overdose’

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Scottish writer Irvine Welsh. (Photo by Ulf Andersen/Getty Images)

Irvine Welsh: ‘Leith is yang to stuffy Edinburgh’s yin’

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Welfare reforms are going to hinder more than they help the vulnerable

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Let’s make sure we’re all virtuous citizens

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Policy makers should not treat moderate drinkers like idiot children

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 12: Actor Dick Gautier   arrives at The Actors Fund's 15th Annual Tony Awards Party  on June 12, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

Obituary: Dick Gautier, Broadway and TV star

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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2015, file photo, former professional wrestler Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka leaves Lehigh County Courthouse in Allentown, Pa. A lawyer representing Snuka said family members told him that Snuka died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, at his son-in-law�"s home near Pompano Beach in Florida. Snuka, who was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1996, was 73. (Michael Kubel/The Morning Call via AP, File)

Obituary: Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka, WWE wrestler

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Lady Anne-Louise Mary Hamilton-Dalrymple has died at the age of 84

Obituary: Anne-Louise Mary Hamilton-Dalrymple, Lord Lieutenant’s wife who was patron and supporter of many charities

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Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon waving to the crowds on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after their wedding ceremony at Westminster Abbey. Picture: PA

Obituary: Antony Armstrong-Jones, photographer and ex-husband of Princess Margaret

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Let’s make sure we’re all virtuous citizens

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President-elect Donald Trump's fight with the US intelligence community will have global repercussions.

Martyn McLaughlin: Trump’s spy game is a threat to the US and its old allies

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Inmates at Cornton Vale said they were left feeling 'downgraded' because they had to share toilets and showers. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Chris Marshall: Small steps on female offenders are at least a positive beginning

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Ambulances arrive at an  Accident and Emergency department Picture: Graeme Robertson/Getty Images

Leader comment: NHS crisis must be tackled

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Theresa May's strategy for the UK looks flawed, but it puts Nicola Sturgeon in a difficult position.

Leader comment: May’s Brexit proposal puts Sturgeon on the spot

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Former First Minister Jack McConnell believes it was a mistake to move away from adversarial politics. Picture: Andrew Cowan

Scott Macnab: No-one holding Holyrood to account

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Colin Valentine, CAMRA

Policy makers should not treat moderate drinkers like idiot children

Opinion 4

Everyone should have equal access to palliative care without worries

Opinion

Menopause: are employers brave enough to tackle the workplace’s last taboo?

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Ilona Amos: Steps must be taken to slash toxic fumes and save lives

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Leader comment: No talking in class – it’s time to listen to teachers

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