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Scotland ‘fairest in the UK’ but still has £8k gender pay gap

Scotland’s gender pay gap for managers now stands at around £8,000, according to a study published today.

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Ruth Davidson is said to have supported moderates. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Ruth Davidson ‘backed plot to oust Theresa May’ after election

Ruth Davidson backed a plot to install Amber Rudd as Conservative leader and oust Theresa May in the wake of her election disaster, it has been claimed.

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Research suggests workers who stand on the job are twice as likely to have heart disease than workers who sit

Lesley Riddoch: The quiet return of back-breaking work

The staff at your favourite cafe might be smiling through gritted teeth after an agonising shift, writes Lesley Riddoch

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British Prime Minister Theresa May gestures  as she delivers a speech in Florence aimed at unlocking Brexit talks. Pic: Getty Images

Brian Monteith: Theresa May is neither down nor out

The Prime Minister is playing a sensible game that might yet put her in the driving seat on Europe, writes Brian Monteith

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Watchdog asks Scottish Government for more effort in sectors other than power

Scotland must speed up targets for climate change, warn experts

Scotland’s ambitious targets on climate change need to be fast-tracked in areas such as transport and heating to remain world-leading, experts warn.

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Damian Green said Westminster was not going to take risks with the UK market.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Damian Green tells SNP ‘to get serious’ over Brexit

SNP plans to take control of agriculture and environment powers returning from Brussels after Brexit will “dismantle” the UK’s internal market, Theresa May’s deputy has claimed.

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The discussion came at a meeting of Holyroods Economy Committee. Picture: TSPL

Holyrood calls for more to be done to cut public sector fraud

More needs to be done to prevent criminals and fraudsters cheating the public purse, a Holyrood committee has said.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will not face pressure on the partys response to Brexit at its Brighton conference after a debate on the issue was blocked

Jeremy Corbyn escapes embarrassment as Labour rifts re-opened

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been spared an embarrassing fight over the European Union at his party’s conference after coming under pressure from his own side to soften his Brexit policy.

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BBC political editor Laura Kuennssberg. Picture: BBC

Laura Kuenssberg given bodyguards at Labour conference after abuse

BBC Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg has been assigned security at the Labour Party conference after receiving abuse from Jeremy Corbyn’s supporters, according to reports

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Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoys conservative government has pledged to stop the Catalan independence referendum. Pictures: PA and Creative Commons

Catalan referendum: MSPs call for independence vote to go ahead

Spanish authorities must allow a referendum on Catalan independence to go ahead, a cross-party group of MSPs has said as tensions in the province rise.

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SNP air tax cut will "benefit richest" and spark race to the bottom

SNP air tax cut will "benefit richest" and spark race to the bottom

SNP plans to cut Air Departure Tax will trigger a “race to the bottom” between the Scottish and UK Governments, the interim Labour leader at Holyrood will warn today.

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Opposition to freedom of movement with the European Union is being driven by racism, a prominent Labour MP has said. Picture: Jane Barlow

Racism drives opposition to free movement, claims Labour MP

Opposition to freedom of movement with the European Union is being driven by racism, a prominent Labour MP has said.

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Jeremy Corbyn under pressure over single market stance

Jeremy Corbyn under pressure over single market stance

Jeremy Corbyn has come under pressure to soften his policy on Brexit, with dozens of senior party figures and a majority of its membership calling for a Labour government to keep the UK in the EU single market and customs union.

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Former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Labours chief found Kezia Dugdale was quitting minutes before

A senior Scottish Labour figure has said he found out about Kezia Dugdale’s intention to quit as party leader 15 minutes before it was announced.

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Leonard: accused. Picture: John Devlin

Tories attack Labour candidate Richard Leonard for ‘far left’ views

Richard Leonard has been attacked for his “far left” views, with the Tories compiling a list of the stances and causes he has taken up.

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Donald Trump has attracted criticism from athletes. Picture: Getty

Various sport stars condemn Donald Trump’s comments amid NFL row

US president Donald Trump has denounced protests by NFL players in a two-day rant that targeted top professional athletes and brought swift condemnation from league executives and star players alike.

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Jeremy Corbyn with members of Brighton Table Tennis Club on eve of party conference. Picture: PA

We’ve just started to change party, Jeremy Corbyn tells rally

Jeremy Corbyn last night said the “transformation” of Labour under his leadership is just starting and his drive to give members more control over the party will help win power.

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Campaigner Michael Baird at the recently closed Bank of Scotland branch in Bonar Bridge. Picture: contributed

Westminster ‘unaware’ of impact of rural bank losses

A Highland MP says he has proof Westminster is not scrutinising the impact of bank closures on communities and businesses in remote areas.

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University of Edinburgh of Professor Peter Mathieson, who has been appointed as the next Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the university. Picture: PA

Independence row dogs Edinburgh Uni’s incoming principal

The incoming principal of Edinburgh University has been forced to defend himself after being caught up in a row over his opposition to Hong Kong independence ahead of his move to Scotland.

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Theresa May gives her speech at the Complesso Santa Maria Novella in Florence. Picture:  Jeff J Mitchell/Getty

Euan McColm: We’ll have to grin and bear May’s best of both worlds

THE Prime Minister’s Florence speech contained little to reassure Remainers, Leavers – or indeed EU negotiators 
in Brussels, writes Euan McColm

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