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Fake Twitter accounts sent 400,000 indyref2 messages

ALMOST 400,000 Twitter messages about Scottish independence were posted by fake accounts, most believed to be Russian.

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Former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale is to appear on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! Picture: PA

Kezia Dugdale’s I’m A Celebrity decision dubbed ‘utterly ludicrous’

Former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale’s decision to appear on I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! is utterly ludicrous, a fellow MSP has said.

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Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe. Picture: AFP/Getty

Robert Mugabe removed as leader of Zimbabwe’s ruling party

Zimbabwe’s ruling party is sacking President Robert Mugabe as party leader and replacing him with recently fired Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

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Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams is to step down. Picture: PA

Gerry Adams to step down as Sinn Fein president in 2018

Gerry Adams has announced his intention to step down as Sinn Fein president in 2018.

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Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond. Picture: Getty

Chancellor Philip Hammond declares ‘there are no unemployed people’

Chancellor Philip Hammond has declared “there are no unemployed people” while discussing how Britain can deal with the threat to jobs from technological change.

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Anas Sarwar, centre, lost out in the leadership race. Picture: John Devlin

Tom Peterkin: Anas Sarwar role will set tone for reconciliation

The last leader is jetting off to the Australian jungle to take part in a rather demeaning reality TV show.

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Concerns have been outlined in a letter sent by Tory MSP Oliver Mundell to his fellow Education Committee members. Picture: Getty Images

Scottish Government ‘undermined expert evidence’ over Named Person

The Scottish Government has been accused of undermining the integrity of expert evidence given to the Holyrood committee examining its controversial named person scheme.

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Richard Leonard outside the Glasgow Science Centre where the result was revealed. Picture: John Devlin

Richard Leonard vows to unite Scottish Labour with socialist agenda

New Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard yesterday said he would lead the party as a “movement for socialism” as he promised to win back lost voters with his radical policy agenda.

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Minimum pricing is not a panacea. Photograph: Getty/iStockphoto

Alison Douglas: Take pride in the defeat of Big Alcohol

The decision by the UK Supreme Court to dismiss the Scotch Whisky Association’s appeal against minimum unit pricing is a landmark victory for public health.

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The party was caught out by the announcement of Kezia Dugdale. Picture: Scott Louden

Leader: New Labour leader needs to rewrite the script

Labour is the Holyrood soap opera that keeps on giving. Even on day one of a new leader.

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Darren McGarvey has seen his book about the impact of deprivation become a bestseller. Picture: John Devlin

Euan McColm: Pollok rapper who says Yes to grown-up debate

A couple of weeks ago, some of the most dedicated campaigners for Scottish independence gathered to discuss how best to achieve their ambition of breaking up the United Kingdom.

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Graffiti of Putin in Crimea. Picture: Yuri Lashov/Getty

Insight: How much can Vladimir Putin influence what we think and do?

In the hours that followed the terror attack on Westminster Bridge earlier this year, one image taken in the immediate aftermath began filling up Twitter feeds and Facebook timelines.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Corbyn: Jungle-bound Kezia Dugdale shouldn’t be suspended

Jeremy Corbyn has contradicted newly crowned Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard after saying that Kezia Dugdale shouldn’t be suspended from the party over her upcoming appearance on reality show “I’m a Celebrity get me out of here.”

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Kezia Dugdale is rumoured to be going on the ITV show

Kezia Dugdale ‘may be suspended’ over I’m a Celeb admits new Labour leader

Kezia Dugdale defied the Labour whip to take part in I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! and could face disciplinary action from the party in the next few days.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Millions on National Living Wage could lose £5,000 - Corbyn

Millions of low-paid workers will fare far worse than expected under the National Living Wage (NLW) due to sluggish pay rises across the economy, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is claiming.

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Richard Leonard, the newly elected leader of Scottish Labour.

Richard Leonard pledges ‘real change’ in Scottish Labour

New Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard has said his election sends a “message of real change”.

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Protesters hold posters asking President Mugabe to step down. Picture; AP

Thousands take to streets in final push to remove Mugabe

Thousands of people are marching in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare to demand the removal of Robert Mugabe from power after nearly four decades.

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Brexit: EU ‘threatens to hold back £5bn rebate’ as talks deadline set

The European Union is reportedly threatening to hold back Britain’s final £5 billion rebate payment from Brussels as part of negotiations over the so-called Brexit “divorce” bill.

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Reform Scotland said the plan needs rethinking

UK state pensions ‘must be overhauled’ says think tank

Politicians have been urged to show “moral and political” leadership by overhauling the current “unsustainable” UK state pension scheme.

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Scottish Labour Leadership candidates Richard Leonard and Anas Sarwar

Scottish Labour to announce new leader

The new leader of Scottish Labour will be announced at an event in Glasgow.

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