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Nicola Sturgeon at Glasgow Pride: I’m proud of Scotland’s LGBTI record

Nicola Sturgeon has said there is still work to be done to tackle discrimination and achieve true LGBTI equality, as she became the first serving first minister to speak at a pride event.

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SNP supporters. This week Nicola Sturgeon said she felt nationalism had ugly connotations. Picture  Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Leader: SNP must re-emphasise nationalism as a positive

It is a wonderful moment when our elected politicians are honest. MPs and MSPs typically spend so long trying to avoid answering direct questions that they often end up looking slippery and untrustworthy.

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International Trade Secretary Liam Fox.  (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)

Brexit: Scots and Welsh governments may be frozen out of talks

Britain could strike post-Brexit free trade deals without the approval of the Scottish and Welsh governments under proposals circulated among Cabinet ministers by International Trade Secretary Liam Fox.

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Flags fly half mast outside the Scottish Parliament and City Chambers in Edinburgh. Picture; Ian Georgeson

Edinburgh stands with Spain after Barcelona attack

The Spanish flag was flying at half mast over the city yesterday as the Capital showed its solidarity with Spain in the wake of the terrorist attacks.

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John Swinney. Picture: John Devlin

Labour proposes bursaries to tackle shortage of physics and maths teachers

Bursaries to attract teachers to key subjects like maths and physics have been put at the forefront of Labour’s plans to transform Scottish education.

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Sir Vince Cable. Picture: Gordon Fraser

Vince Cable says SNP free tuition fees policy is unsustainable

Offering free tuition fees for higher education in Scotland clearly isn’t sustainable, the Liberal Democrat leader has said.

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Nicola Sturgeon explains “nippy sweetie” nickname

Nicola Sturgeon explains “nippy sweetie” nickname

Nicola Sturgeon has claimed she earned her “nippy sweetie” nickname because she tried to emulate the aggressive and adversarial approach of male politicians when she began her parliamentary career.

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Nicola Sturgeon admitted the the word 'national' in her party's name could be 'problematic'. Picture: John Devlin

Nicola Sturgeon admits ‘national’ in SNP could be ‘problematic’

Nicola Sturgeon admitted she wishes the Scottish National Party had a different name after a leading author delivered a withering attack on nationalism at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

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The statue of Robert E Lee in Charlottesville. Picture: Contributed

The history of the statue at the centre of Charlottesville unrest

The violent scenes in Charlottesville, Virginia, that led to the death of one woman and left many more injured began as a dispute over a statue of General Robert E. Lee, which sits in a local public park.

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Christine Jardine won the Edinburgh West seat in June's general election - but now faces questions on her election costs. Picture: TSPL

Questions raised over Christine Jardine election costs

Liberal Democrat Christine Jardine has defended her election record after questions were raised over her spending.

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Pinsent Masons' Andrew Henderson urges organisations to start preparing for the new lobbying law. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Andrew Henderson: Don’t fall foul of new lobbying law

Next year the Scottish Parliament will enter its 20th year of operation since being reconvened back in 1999, following an extended break of almost three centuries.

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Neo-Nazis and white supremacists in Virginia have been calling themselves white nationalists. Picture: AFP/Getty

Joyce McMillan: The two different faces of ‘nationalism’

History shows us national movements can be either reactionary and intolerant or progressive and inclusive, says Joyce McMillan

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May talks with participants as they prepare to take part in an activity at the Woodlands Outdoor Education Centre in Glasbury, eastern Wale. Picture: ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images

Theresa May: There is ‘a lot to be done’ in Brexit negotiations

Theresa May has admitted there is “a lot to be done” in Brexit talks amid reports that Cabinet ministers believe talks on a future trade relationship could be delayed until Christmas.

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The rainbow crossing has been installed to mark Glasgow Pride. Picture: PA

Glasgow Pride: ‘Rainbow crossing’ installed at shopping centre

A “rainbow crossing” believed to be the first of its kind in Scotland is being installed in front of a shopping centre to mark Glasgow Pride.

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The Thomson Reuters survey found 69% of finance bosses had not seen Brexit impact on their strategic planning. Picture: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

Brexit: ‘Muted response’ in bosses’ strategic planning

More than two-thirds of businesses are yet to change their strategic planning despite the UK’s decision more than a year ago to leave the European Union, a survey of chief financial officers has shown.

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Social Security Minister Jeane Freeman speaks to service users. Picture: John Devlin

Brian Wilson: SNP must use power to aid women hit by pension changes

The late Donald Dewar, on being described as “the midwife of devolution,” replied that devolution’s only midwife was Margaret Thatcher. It was she who persuaded enough Scottish voters to put up a defence against “the same thing happening again”.

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President Donald Trump with White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon (right). Picture: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

US strategist Steve Bannon: ‘No military answer to North Korea’

President Donald Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon says there’s no military solution to the threat posed by North Korea and its nuclear ambitions, despite the president’s recent pledge to answer further aggression with “fire and fury.”

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The SNP dispute Tory claims that poorer Scots are less likely to go to university than their English counterparts. Picture: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

War of words over poorer Scots’ access to universities

A row erupted last night over claims that Scottish school leavers from the most deprived areas are less likely to make it to university than their English counterparts.

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Cabinet Secretary for Land Reform Roseanna Cunningham. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Progress as community groups grasp Highland land ownership

The changing pattern of land ownership in Scotland has been illustrated by new figures showing that 124 community groups now own 142,177 acres in the Highlands council area.

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Alex Salmond claims controversial joke was ‘harmless innuendo’

Alex Salmond has hit back over criticism over a controversial joke he made during his Edinburgh Festival Fringe show, insisting it was “harmless innuendo.”

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