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Richard Leonard pleas for unity as leadership voting closes

Richard Leonard said it was time for the Scottish Labour party to unite just hours before the result of the leadership contest is announced.

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Ireland's Prime minister Leo Varadkar (L) and Britain's Prime minister Theresa May (R) talk ahead a discussion session during the European Social Summit in Gothenburg, Sweden, on November 17, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Jonathan NACKSTRANDJONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images

EU leaders demand more money before continuing Brexit talks

Theresa May has been told she must put more money on the table by the start of next month if the European Union is to agree to move Brexit trade talks to the second phase of negotiations.

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A number of casualties have been reported as a result of an aircrash in Buckinghamshire. Picture: BBC News

Four die after collision between helicopter and aircraft

Four people have died in a mid-air collision between a helicopter and a two-seater aircraft, crash scene investigators have said.

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St John's Hospital, Livingston , Pic Lisa Ferguson

Hospital to be investigated after A&E waiting times ‘under-reported’

A probe has been ordered into a major Lothians hospital after a whistleblowing complaint revealed that flagship A&E waiting times were being wrongly recorded by staff.

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CrossCountry operates cross-Border services to the Midlands and south west England

Strike to halt all CrossCountry Scottish trains

All CrossCountry trains in Scotland will be cancelled on Sunday in the first of a series of strikes that also threaten Christmas services.
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Has Scotland been failing to develop a world vision?

Industry leaders believe Scotland is missing a trick in not selling itself abroad, says David Lee

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Opportunities are knocking for the Scottish life sciences community

There’s a lot going for the sector in Scotland and now is the time to get that message across. David Lee reports

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Frank O’Donnell: Scotland leading the world in life science research

Life science in Scotland is in an exciting place. Genuinely world-leading research is taking place in our universities to find solutions to the most challenging health problems of the 21st century.

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Locals say children as young as 12 are being sold into sex slavery in Govanhill in Glasgow. Picture: Laura Ferguson

Glasgow children as young as 12 ‘being sold for sex’

CHILDREN as young as 12 are routinely being sold for sex in one of Scotland’s most deprived areas, it has been claimed.

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Huge number of parasites found in North Korea defector

Doctors in South Korea have confirmed that a defector from the North who was shot while fleeing across the border has an ‘enormous’ number of parasitic worms in his intestines.

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Glitter is being banished at Tops Day Nurseries - a chain of 19 nurseries across the South of England. Picture: PA Wire

Glitter banned from nurseries over ecological fears

CHILDREN are to be banned from using glitter at a group of nurseries due to concerns about the damage it does to the environment.

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Jagtar Singh Johal was arrested and detained in India, but has no been released, it has been claimed. Picture: Family handout/PA Wire

Scot ‘tortured by Indian police’ now out of custody

A SCOT arrested in India and said by campaigners to have been tortured by police is now out of police custody following a court hearing, it is claimed.

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Twins Tottie and Lottie Fowler, with their parents Jenna and Stuart, celebrate World Prematurity Day.

Premature twins Tottie and Lottie ‘thank’ nursing staff

Scotland’s youngest surviving twins are marking World Prematurity Day today with a visit to the hospital where they were born to thank staff for their care.

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Dougie MacDougall has gone without a catch in the last seven years. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Scottish fisherman sees salmon catch fall from hundreds to zero

An 89-year-old fisherman who has been catching salmon since 1958 claims sewage pumped into the Moray Firth has seen his annual catch go from hundreds to zero.

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Virgin Trains passengers have the bizare opportunity to win a toilet seat signed by Will Ferrell. Picture: Anchorman 2 (2013)

Virgin Trains offer signed Will Ferrell toilet seat as prize

VIRGIN Trains have launched a new competition where rail passengers can be in with a chance to win a toilet seat signed by Anchorman star Will Ferrell.

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Shaun Woodburn was attacked and killed on New Year's Day. Picture: Contributed

Nicola Sturgeon writes to family of Shaun Woodburn

Nicola Sturgeon has offered her condolences to the family of Shaun Woodburn amid a campaign for an appeal against his killer’s sentence.

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Revealed: Final part of Martin Freeman Scottish advert series

Revealed: Final part of Martin Freeman Scottish advert series

The final part of a Love Actually-style series of Vodafone adverts shot in Scotland and starring Martin Freeman will be screened on TV tonight.
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Lidl are taking part in Black Friday this year. Picture; stock image

Lidl to take part in Black Friday sales

Lidl has announced that it will take part in Black Friday for the first time this year.

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Nicola Sturgeon, right, said the Bill was not acceptable in its current form during talks with Theresa May. Picture: Getty

Holyrood calls for consent amendment in EU withdrawal bill

The EU Withdrawal Bill should be amended so that UK ministers cannot legislate in devolved areas without the consent of the Scottish Government, MSPs have said.

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Scotland will avoid a recession despite the uncertainty over Brexit. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor

Scotland to avoid recession amid falling economic growth

Economic growth in Scotland is projected to fall slightly next year, but the country is expected to avoid recession amid uncertainty over Brexit, a new report has found.

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