Kezia Dugdale wins top LGBT award

Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has been named Member of the Year at the Pink News awards.

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Nicola Sturgeon. Picture: TSPL

Sturgeon urges an ‘all-Scotland’ coalition to fight hard Brexit

Nicola Sturgeon is to urge politicians, business and universities to join an “all-Scotland” coalition to oppose a hard Brexit.

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Ukip MEPs Steven Woolfe and Mike Hookem (pictured) were reported to French police over their altercation at the European Parliament. Picture: PA Wire

Ukip MEP avoids suspension from party over altercation

Ukip MEP Mike Hookem has avoided suspension from the party over the altercation which left former leadership contender Steven Woolfe in hospital.

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Human rights safeguards could among the casualties of Brexit

Human rights of Scots under threat from Brexit, report finds

Human rights protections in Scotland are likely to be reduced as a result of Brexit, a Holyrood report has found.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon with Brexit Secretary Michael Russell. Picture; PA

SNP’s Michael Russell warns against the hard Brexit cliff

Michael Russell has told MSPs that time is running out to prevent Scotland and the UK from driving off a “hard Brexit cliff”.

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Duntreath Castle. Picture: JP

Scots aristocrat in court over alleged threats on grouse moor

The arisocratic great-grandson Edward VII’s mistress Alice Keppel has been ordered to appear in court next month, charged with behaving threateningly on a moor.

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A voter outside a polling station in Fankerton, near Denny, on the day of the referendum on Scottish independence in 2014. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Petition calls for Scotland to be thrown out of UK

An online petition calling for English voters to decide on whether Scotland should be kicked out of the Union has attracted more than 5,000 signatures.

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Model of the Iona 1.
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Clyde Confederate paddle steamer wreck protected

The locations of Scotland’s two new marine protection areas (MPAs) have been revealed as being around the Fair Isle and the Firth of Clyde.

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Jamie Hepburn welcomed the progress in gender pay differences

Scots pay gap falls between men and women

The pay gap has between men and women in Scotland is shrinking, new figures show.
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Business minister Paul Wheelhouse said insolvencies are down by a third in recent years

Scots bankruptcy levels on the rise

The number of Scots going bust is on the rise as the economy continues to flatline, official figures have today shown.
A domestic violence scene posed by models. PICTURE:  JULIE HOWDEN

Scotland’s reported domestic abuse down 3%

The number of domestic abuse cased reported to the police in Scotland have fallen by three per cent over the past year, latest figures show.

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Sales growth in Scotland outpaced the UK between July and September. Picture: John Devlin

Scots retail sales overtake UK following Brexit vote

Scotland experienced slightly better sales growth than the UK as a whole in the three months immediately after the Brexit vote.

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UKIP Leader Nigel Farage. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor / J P License

Farage brands Clegg and Miliband ‘Quislings’ over Brexit row

Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband have been described as traitors by Nigel Farage for attempting to force an early parliamentary vote on the Government’s Brexit plan.

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Jackie Wylie was artistic director at The Arches in Glasgow for seven years before it closed last summer.

National Theatre of Scotland hires former figurehead of The Arches as new artistic director

The National Theatre of Scotland has appointed the former artistic director of The Arches, the long-running Glasgow venue forced to close after a police crackdown, as its new figurehead.
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Commission set up to tackle “tribal” Scottish Parliament

Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh has set up an independent commission on parliamentary reform to help Holyrood cope with “increasingly tribal and divisive” politics in Scotland.

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Prison population at ten year low. Picture: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Scotland’s prison population falls to 10-year low

Prison should be used only for those who have committed the most serious crimes, Scotland’s chief inspector said as he welcomed figures showing the number of inmates is at its lowest level for almost a decade.

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Theresa May warned bankers of economic dangers of Brexit

Theresa May has been accused of ignoring her own “dire warnings” about the consequences of a so-called hard Brexit after a recording emerged of her setting out fears for the economy.

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Missing persons work is one of the most demand-intensive areas of police work.

Malcolm Graham: Work is underway to shape the police force of the future

The publication earlier this month of figures showing a fall in murders in Scotland focussed attention on a very visible demand on police resources.

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Falling student bursaries and rising student debt are a block to further education for those from poorer backgrounds. Picture: John Devlin

Leader comment: Student debt underlines attainment gap

The Scottish Government’s response to new figures on student funding and debt was telling. With the number of students receiving bursaries and grants falling from 69,960 in 2009/10 to 49,815, and debt per year going up from £185.8 million in 2006/07 to £486.3m in 2015/16, there was no attempt to defend the figures.

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Nicola Sturgeon held Brexit talks in London this week, but faces hard questions here in Scotland. Picture: Getty Images

Scott Macnab: Austerity dilemma won’t go away

The Climate of Austerity may have failed - but stark choices still face political leaders in Scotland writes Scott Macnab

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