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Jeremy Corbyn will stay in leadership battle, judge decides

JEREMY Corbyn will remain on the ballot in the Labour leadership election after a judge threw out a lawsuit attempting to have him disqualified.

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Mounzer Aldarsami says he has been welcomed in Bute. Picture: JP

Bute refugees criticise claims attributed to them about island

Refugees on the Isle of Bute have spoken of their immense gratitude to the island community since they came to live here.

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Court rules against Scottish Government’s named person policy

The Scottish Government insists controversial new measures to appoint a named person for every child will still go ahead despite the UK’s highest court ruling the legislation at present is “incompatible” with European human rights laws.

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Everything you need to know about the named person bill

Campaigners have won a challenge at the UK’s highest court against the Scottish Government’s named person legislation but it does not mean the law cannot be implemented if parts of it are changed.

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The fallout from the Brexit vote is likely to hit Scotland hard. Picture: PA

Scotland may see recession thanks to Brexit volatility

Scotland faces a prolonged period of economic uncertainty and volatility, according to a new report warning of an increase in unemployment and a reduction of growth following the Brexit vote.

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Nicola Sturgeon said that the move would be a 'terrible decision.' Picture: PA

SNP warns of damage from leaving EU customs union

The SNP has warned that pulling out of the EU customs union would be “deeply damaging” following reports that Liam Fox is putting Prime Minister Theresa May under pressure to do so.

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Prime Minister Theresa May meets Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster, left, and her deputy Martin McGuinness at Stormont. Picture: Charles McQuillan/Getty

Bill Jamieson: ‘Brexit means Brexit’ means what?

DESPITE Theresa May’s brisk assurance, leaving the EU may prove more complex than it sounds, writes Bill Jamieson

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The West hopes for rising imports and greater consumption in China. Picture: AFP/Getty

Bill Jamieson: Zombie unlikely to take up his bed and walk

For the past two months economic attention has been intensely focused on the EU referendum. A vote to remain may be greeted with relief by many after those dire warnings from the Treasury, the IMF, the Bank of England and others on the consequences of vote Leave.

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Deputy First Minister John Swinney announced the Right Honourable Lady Smith will fill the vacancy at the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry. Picture: contributed

Senior judge appointed to head public child abuse inquiry

A SENIOR judge has been appointed to take over Scotland’s controversial public inquiry into the abuse of children in care, the Scottish Government announced yesterday.

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Alan Cumming and Nicola Sturgeon on the Yes campaign trail in 2014. Picture: Robert Perry

Tom Peterkin: Talk of indyref2 is premature

EXCITED talk of indyref2 may suit Nicola Sturgeon, but that does not mean it’s about to happen, writes Tom Peterkin

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Owen Smith said he was worried the party would split if Jeremy Corbyn remained leader against the wishes of most party MPs.  Picture: John Giles/PA

Smith fears Labour could splinter if Corbyn remains as leader

Labour leadership challenger Owen Smith has voiced fears the party could split along national lines if Jeremy Corbyn remains leader, saying that a federal Labour would be a “catastrophe”.

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Court orders independence campers to leave Scottish Parliament

A SENIOR judge has given the go ahead for “selfish” and “arrogant” independence campers to be evicted from the grounds of the Scottish Parliament.

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John Hinckley will be allowed to live full-time in Virginia.  Picture: AP Photo/Evan Vucci

Ronald Reagan’s would-be assassin can leave psychiatric hospital

JOHN Hinckley, the man who tried to assassinate president Ronald Reagan in a bid to impress actress Jodie Foster more than 35 years ago, will be allowed to leave a mental hospital and live with his mother, a judge ruled yesterday.

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Theresa May speaks after meeting with Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi in Rome. Picture: AP

Theresa May urges intelligence sharing after church attack

Prime Minister Theresa May has vowed that Islamist terrorists “will not prevail” in the wake of Tuesday’s murder of a Catholic priest in northern France.

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Lady Smith is a highly experienced judge and her appointment is to be welcomed. Picture: contributed

Leaders: Judge at head of abuse inquiry brings credibility

AS Lady Smith takes over the reins of an inquiry sullied by claims of government interference, for victims’ sakes there must be no repeat

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Mary Trump, mother of Donald, during a TV interview in 1997. Picture: Contributed

Photo of Donald Trump’s mother Mary Trump goes viral

They say once something is on the internet, it can never go away.

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Mr Barnier, 65, always insisted the fears about his role in regulating the City were unfair and unjust. Picture: Getty

Ex-French minister Michel Barnier cast a long shadow in the City

THE name Michel Barnier may mean little to most Brits but the former French minister cast a long shadow in the City.

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Only with the demolition of Cockenzie Power Station was an interim climate change target finally achieved. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Scott Macnab: New laws don’t drive social change

Enacting laws won’t replace funding or support for crucial alterations to services, says Scott Macnab

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Scottish Labour's Brexit action plan outlines the steps the party feels the Scottish Government should take. Picture: Contributed

Brexit action plan published by Scottish Labour

SCOTTISH Labour has published its Brexit action plan, outlining steps it says the Scottish Government should take to protect jobs and the wider economy in the wake of the vote to leave the European Union (EU).

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A boy stands in front of French flags and messages after a priest was killed in Normandy by Islamic State. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Leaders: Consequence of terrorism must not be IS victory

Pressure is on EU leaders, but only united defence and defiance can answer citizens’ fears to help defuse the threat of violence

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