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Leaders: Like it or loathe it, Brexit is fact and we must face it

Negotiations must start now to give UK the best possible deal and opponents have to accept the result of the referendum

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Theresa May has signalled MPs will not get to vote on Brexit deal. Picture: PA

Theresa May: No vote for MPs on triggering Article 50

Theresa May has asserted her authority to push ahead with Brexit by ruling out a second EU referendum, an early election, or any parliament vote to authorise the triggering of Article 50.

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A migrant climbing over a fence on to the tracks near the Eurotunnel site at Coquelles in Calais. Picture: PA

Britain and France pledge to tackle migrant crisis together

Britain and France have pledged to work together to address the Calais migrant crisis in the wake of questions about the future of co-operation on border controls.

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David Cameron quit No.10 last month  but not before awarding staff bumper pay rises and payouts. Picture: Getty Images

Cameron in fresh cronyism claims over No 10 advisers pay rise

David Cameron has been accused of “uber-cronyism” after it emerged Downing Street special advisers were awarded pay rises of up to a quarter, months before he intervened to secure some of the same staff increased severance packages.

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A judgment to be handed down on Tuesday follows a three-year probe Picture: PA Wire

Apple face huge bill after EU probe into Irish tax deal

Tech giant Apple has vowed to overturn a record €13 billion (£11.1bn) bill after European chiefs found it had a “sweetheart tax” deal in Ireland.

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Currency choice by Yes camp a mistake - Stiglitz

A Nobel prize-winning Scottish Government adviser has said the SNP’s plan to keep the UK pound after independence was a mistake and urged Scotland to consider its own currency.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on the steps of Bute House. Picture: Getty Images

Scott Macnab: Economic reality bites for Nicola Sturgeon

Case for independence within Europe rests on a contradiction in terms, writes Scott Macnab

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Justice Minister, Michael Matheson (right) with Police Scotland Chief Constable, Phil Gormley. Picture: Michael Gillen

Chris Marshall: Time to face the elephant in the numbers room

For an area of the public sector seemingly undergoing a financial crisis, Scottish policing has made a number of big-money signings of late.

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Cllr Martin Kitts-Hayes refused to stay at the Legoland resort in Denmark. Picture: Contributed

Council leader quits over backlash from Legoland trip

A Scottish council leader who stormed out of his Danish digs during a trade trip after branding the accommodation a “glorified shed” has resigned.

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Brits are protesting against the burkinie ban in France Picture: Getty

Paris Gourtsoyannis: Isolation isn’t the answer to division

Community tensions are being dealt with very differently in the UK and France, writes Paris Gourtsoyannis

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Angela Constance will meet leaders of a Labour-led council splinter group. Picture: John Devlin

Angela Constance to meet Labour-led group to discuss funding

COMMUNITIES Secretary Angela Constance will meet leaders of a Labour-led council splinter group to hear their concerns about being “frozen out of funding negotiations”.

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The current ban has an impact on live music events. Stock image

Council delay noise disruption decision

Campaigners trying to change Edinburgh’s controversial restrictions on live music events have been dealt a blow after a crucial decision was delayed to give opponents the chance to have more of a say.

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Liam Fox has said that we must welcome new investors post-Brexit

Record breaking foreign investment in Britian pre-Brexit

The UK enjoyed record-breaking inward investment from foreign companies over the past financial year, Liam Fox has announced.

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Secretary of State for Scotland David Mundell. Picture: Isabel Infantes/PA Wire

Scotland’s electoral map set to be redrawn

Four-fifths of Scottish constituencies will be affected by a review of parliamentary boundaries, according to a new analysis.

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Young 'more engaged' with Independence, study reveals. Picture: Toby Williams

Young and educated ‘more engaged by Independence debate’

MORE young and highly-educated people are publicly engaged with the Scottish independence debate than older people or those with fewer qualifications, a survey has found.

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Addressing the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Gordon Brown said the SNP has no solution over currency under independence. Picture: SWNS

Income tax may double for Scots after independence - Gordon Brown

The chronic state of Scotland’s public finances could be enough to double income tax bills after independence, former Prime Minister Gordon Brown has warned.

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Andrew McCornick said farmers and crofters 'play a vital role' in rural communities. Picture: Contributed

Andrew McCornick voices NFU’s fears on land reform

Politicians may have given a hefty sigh of relief when they signed off the extremely complex and multi-faceted 2015 land reform act back in March.

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Bars and restaurants saw modest growth, while volumes at law firms and accountants were flat. Picture: TSPL

Split in service industry as confidence takes a hit

Britain’s service sector saw a divergence between the performance of business and consumer-facing companies over the summer, while overall optimism fell away, according to the latest quarterly report from the CBI.

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An additional 40 full-time officers would be needed to fully address the gap in staffing level. Picture: Contributed

Scots councils urgently need more mental health officers

The shortfall in the number of mental health officers working in Scotland’s councils reached its highest level last year, according to a new report.

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The potential of wind power to deliver much of Scotlands energy needs is already well known. Picture: John Devlin

Leaders: Dream of self-sufficiency takes a step forward

There is a long way to go, but first delivery of tidal energy to the National Grid shows the industry’s promising future

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