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Scrapping Offensive Behaviour Football act ‘would be historic’

Scrapping a law aimed at tackling sectarian behaviour at football would be a historic moment for devolution, an MSP has said.

A fishing boat lies idle in Ullapool. Michael Gove has said Brexit will offer the fishing industry an opportunity for expansion. Picture: Jon Savage/TSPL

Michael Gove: Brexit could boost Scots fishing industry

Leaving the European Union will create a “sea of opportunity” for the fishing industry, the new Environment Secretary Michael Gove has said.

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Media gather outside Finsbury Park Mosque in north London, after a van was driven into pedestrians near the north London mosque, leaving one man dead and eight injured. Picture: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Struan Stevenson: Reprisals are not the answer to terror

We must not resort to reprisals following terror attacks, writes Struan Stevenson

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Brexit one year on: how has referendum result affected Scotland?

We are now a year removed from the landmark and shock decision by UK voters to leave the European Union.

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Nicola Sturgeon has apologised to farmers

NIcola Sturgeon’s apology not enough for farmers who want action

Scottish farmers said they are fed up with Scottish Government apologies for late CAP payments as they demanded action to ensure they receive their money on time.

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Prime Minister Theresa May. Picture: Lauren Hurley/PA Wire

What can the SNP teach Theresa May about minority government?

The wafer-thin proposals unveiled in a Queen’s Speech that is supposed to cover a two-year period show just how tough legislating is when you don’t have a House of Commons majority.

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Poll: Majority of Scots want second EU referendum

A new poll has revealed that 61 per cent of voters want a second referendum on Brexit once the terms of a deal with the remaining EU countries have been agreed.

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Jeremy Corbyn has overtaken Theresa May for the first time on the question of who voters think would make the best prime minister, a poll suggests. Picture; PA

Jeremy Corbyn overtakes Theresa May in latest poll

Jeremy Corbyn has overtaken Theresa May for the first time on the question of who voters think would make the best prime minister, a poll suggests.

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New York Jets NFL football owner Woody Johnson. Picture; AP

Donald Trump nominates New York Jets owner as UK ambassador

Donald Trump has said he will nominate tycoon Woody Johnson, owner of the New York Jets American football team, as the US ambassador to Britain.

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George Lyon asked whether farmers were prepared for the challenges raised by Brexit. Picture: Contributed

Post-Brexit farming industry ‘could look very different’

Scottish farming will survive the rigours and threats posed by Brexit – but a very different industry might emerge on the other side.

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'It is questionable whether real EU clarity lies in Philip Hammond's gift,' writes Martin Flanagan. Picture: Neil Hanna

Martin Flanagan: Chancellor tries to ease Brexit concerns

Chancellor Philip Hammond wants to reassure business that Brexit is not going to be quite as bad as the worst off-the-cliff, “no deal is better than a bad deal” fears.

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Belinda Don has appealed for Ruth Davidson to intervene. Picture; John Devlin

Tory in MEP row appeals to Ruth Davidson to intervene

A former Conservative candidate who has threatened legal action against the party has appealed to Ruth Davidson to end the dispute.

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Stephen Boyle: One year on from the Brexit referendum

Germany invaded Poland on 1 September 1939. Two days later Britain and France declared war on Germany. Military engagements soon ensued and lives were lost but the next eight months became what we know as the Phoney War.

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Theresa May’s EU citizens proposals ‘cautiously welcomed’

Theresa May has won a guarded welcome from fellow European leaders for proposals which could see three million EU citizens win the right to stay on in Britain after Brexit.

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Keith Brown, right, with Kite Power Systems business development director David Ainsworth. Picture: Contributed

Scotland’s economy: enterprise agency for southern Scotland

A new enterprise agency is being set up to meet the “distinctive economic needs” of the south of Scotland.

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It is time for Theresa May to step up and take full responsibility for her partys recent record says Joyce McMillan

Joyce McMillan: After abusing the memory of Britain’s finest hours, Theresa May must go

The Prime Minister’s obscene invoking of the Dunkirk spirit during a crisis that was entirely her own party’s making is the last straw for Joyce McMillan

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John Swinney prefers  to focus on 'governance' rather than 'budget cuts and staffing issues'. Picture: PA

Brian Wilson: The SNP are great at asking for your views – but nobody’s listening

The Scottish ­Government are big on consultations. You name it, they’ll ­consult on it. At present, you can have your say on anything from ­cremation costs to Improved ­Parking in Scotland.

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Finance Secretary Derek Mackay.

Mackay under pressure as tax take falls short of forecast

Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has come under fire after it emerged Scotland’s new devolved taxes did not raise as much as the Scottish Government predicted.

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Prime Minister Theresa May arrives at the European Council in Brussels. Picture: AFP/BELGA/Thierry Roge/Getty Images

May offers EU nationals the right to stay after Brexit

Theresa May has offered to guarantee the rights of EU citizens living in the UK for the rest of their lives ahead of the anniversary of Britain’s historic decision to leave the European Union.

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Michael Gove, Ruth Davidson and David Mundell at the Royal Highland Show. Picture: Greg Macvean

SNP accused of failing ‘hard-pressed farmers’ again

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was last night attacked for her handling of the agricultural payments fiasco amid fears that thousands of Scottish farmers are facing fresh delays with their subsidies.

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