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Kezia Dugdale: Labour would not be part of Better Together 2

Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale says her party will not get involved in another Better Together campaign with the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats if there is a second independence referendum.

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Kathleen, Tam Dalyell's widow, at the memorial at St Michael's Parish Church, Linlithgow. Picture: SWNS

Tributes paid to ‘great man’ Tam Dalyell at memorial

Friends and former colleagues gathered yesterday to remember the life of politician Tam Dalyell, the former Labour MP who coined the West Lothian question.

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The Scottish Government is funding access to more palliative care. Picture: Getty Images

Thousands of Sots miss out on end of life palliative care

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Kezia Dugdale. Picture: PA

Kezia Dugdale tells of ‘personal sacrifice’ of leadership

Kezia Dugdale has spoken of the upheaval in her private life and the “personal sacrifices” she makes as Scottish Labour leader.

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Single-sex state school in Glasgow facing calls to admit boys

Single-sex state school in Glasgow facing calls to admit boys

Scotland’s only state-funded single-sex school is facing a challenge to its status from a group of parents over whether boys should be admitted.

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Daniel Johnson compared the First Minister to Ukip's Nigel Farage. Picture: PA

Labour MSP compares Nicola Sturgeon to Nigel Farage

The SNP has “no authority” to speak on the European Union (EU) because the party backs Scottish independence, a Labour MSP has said.

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Kezia Dugdale is headed to Perth for conference

What to expect from the Scottish Labour Party Conference

Scottish Labour’s Spring Conference before an election should be an energetic affair – the party has two leaders with massive mandates and are gearing up for another national election in just three months.

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Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale arrives for the Scottish Labour conference. Picture: PA

Kezia Dugdale ‘worried’ about Copeland by-election defeat

Kezia Dugdale has admitted she is worried about her party’s defeat in the Copeland by-election as questions over Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership cast a shadow over Scottish Labour conference.

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Richard Keen is a Government advisor on Scots Law. Picture; Neil Hanna

Advocate General for Scotland charged with firearms offence

The UK Government’s most senior adviser on Scots law has been charged with a firearms offence.

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Jeremy Corbyn has ruled out standing down after Labour lost the Copeland by-election. Picture: John Devlin

Corbyn won’t consider his position after historic defeat

Jeremy Corbyn refused to consider his position after Labour suffered a historic by-election defeat in Copeland and narrowly held on to another seat in Stoke Central.

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Tories snatch historic victory in Copeland byelection

Tory winning candidate Trudy Harrison clinched a historic success in Copeland and claimed Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn did not represent “ordinary working people”.

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Michael Russell: ‘No doubt’ indyref2 is on the way

Scotland’s Brexit minister Michael Russell has said there is no doubt that the country is heading towards a second independence referendum.

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Brian Wilson: Westminster should kick out indyref2

The BBC’s announcement of a new Scottish channel is terrific news – a truly imaginative initiative which will create great opportunities for our creative talents. Better still that one of the key intents is to expand access for Scottish content to UK-wide audiences and beyond.

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Faslane is to get a �1.3 billion upgrade Picture: Jeff Mitchell/Getty Images

Faslane and Lossiemouth to share £1.7bn MoD upgrade cash

Scottish military bases are to be upgraded in a £1.7 billion investment programme, the UK Defence Secretary has announced.

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The indycamp that used to stand outside Holyrood

Holyrood will not pursue £128k spent evicting Indycampers

The Scottish Parliament has abandoned its attempt to recover £128,000 worth of taxpayers’ money spent on evicting the independence supporting campers who pitched their tents outside the Holyrood building.

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Kim Jong-nam in 2010: Picture: PA

Deadly nerve agent used in Kim Jong Un brother assassination

The banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent was used to kill the outcast half brother of North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong Un in a bizarre airport attack, police have confirmed,

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UKIP leader Paul Nuttall has vowed to fight on despite losing the Stoke byelection Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

UKIP leader Nuttall fails in Stoke byelection but vows to fight on

Labour has held Stoke Central as Gareth Snell secured a comfortable win of 7,853 to his challenger’s 5,233, to be elected as the city’s new MP.

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Many Tory MPs now seem to hold views indistinguishable from those of Paul Nuttall, above, and Nigel Farage. Picture: Getty Images

Joyce McMillan: Running scared of a vocal minority

With the dominant Tories turning into Ukip-lite and Labour in disarray, Farage & co have been allowed to call the shots says Joyce McMillan

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The Scottish Government is  ready to look into the prospect of taking over vital North Sea platforms and pipelines to help support the industry through the current price slump. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Leader comment: Beware governments buying businesses

It is stated regularly in these columns that the economy is likely to get worse following Brexit, and that the indicators show now, as we wait for the full import of leaving the EU to bite, that the Scottish economy is lagging behind the UK economy.

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A parliamentary report found meddling ministers had an impact on energy prices. Picture: John Devlin

Energy price rises blamed on meddling ministers, finds report

Electricity prices have soared because of constant meddling in the energy sector by successive governments, a Parliamentary report has found.

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