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Nicola Sturgeon: Women politicians have it harder than men

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has spoken out about the sexist attitudes she still battles as a senior woman politician.

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Nicola Sturgeon has said she is determined to save Scotland from Brexit. Picture: John Devlin

Nicola Sturgeon: Don’t call second referendum ‘indyref2’

The First Minister has told top advisors not to refer to a second independence referendum as ‘indyref2’, according to reports.

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Tom Peterkin: Irish eyes smiled on Sturgeon but life is more complex

Irish politicians may have backed Scottish independence but it is not that simple for the First Minister, writes Tom Peterkin

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Fergus Ewing has issued a clarion call for the devolved administrations to rally together. Picture: John Devlin

Little betwixt us and agricultural Armageddon

You’ve probably had a wry smile at the Twix advert on TV with the two feuding Victorian brothers who make the biscuits.

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Royal Bank of Scotland's base at Gogarburn in Edinburgh. Picture: Greg Macvean

RBS to set up financial tech accelerator at HQ

A boost for Scotland’s burgeoning financial technology sector was announced today by Royal Bank of Scotland amid plaudits from First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and the head of the Scottish Financial Enterprise trade body.

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Labour peer Lord Dubs hands in a petition calling on the PM to reconsider the decision to close the 'Dubs' scheme. Picture: PA

Petition and Sturgeon letter attack child refugee pledge U-turn

Calls for Prime Minister Theresa May to continue providing a safe haven for lone child refugees intensified as a mass petition was handed in to No 10 yesterday.

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Nicola Sturgeon has made an apology over John Masons tweets. Picture: PA

Nicola Sturgeon urged to help get justice for Scots IRA victims

The families of three Scottish soldiers murdered by the IRA are seeking a meeting with Nicola Sturgeon in the hope she will help their campaign to bring the killers to justice.

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The debate over Scotland's place in Europe rages on (Picture: Steven Taylor)

Would an independent Scotland be allowed into the EU?

Search on Twitter for “Independent Scotland” and you get a string of tweets that alternate between asserting that Scotland would join a long queue for the European Union if we voted for independence, and tweets arguing we would be right at the front of it.

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Ronald Coyne was caught burning notes in front of a homeless man. Picture: Cambridge University Conservative Association

Sturgeon denies link to Tory student who taunted homeless man

The Scottish Government has denied a Cambridge student who burnt a £20 in front of a homeless man is a “direct” relative of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

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SNP MSP John Mason  wrote on Twitter You say Irish murderers. Others say freedom fighters. Picture: PA

Nicola Sturgeon apologises over MSP John Mason’s IRA comments

Nicola Sturgeon has personally ­apologised to the families of three Scottish IRA murder victims after one of her MSPs claimed members of the terrorist organisation could be considered freedom fighters.

Nicola Sturgeon condemned the Labour leader's utterly pathetic handling of Brexit. Picture: PA

Nicola Sturgeon condemns ‘pathetic’ Corbyn over Brexit

Nicola Sturgeon has branded Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn “utterly pathetic”, as she accused his party of handing the Prime Minister a “blank cheque” over Brexit.

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Ms Davidson seized on the findings during First Ministers Questions at Holyrood. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

FMQS: SNP accused of ‘failing’ on education

New analysis of Scottish pupils’ performance shows the Government has “failed utterly” over the past decade to set education on the right course, Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has said.

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Indyref2: Scottish Government workers ready for new vote

Scotland’s civil servants have reportedly been told to brace for another independence referendum.

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Scottish Brexit Minister Mike Russell delivers his speech in Parliament as First Minister Nicola Sturgeon looks on. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Chris Green: Sturgeon’s vote on Article 50 was clever politics

Nicola Sturgeon’s decision to call a vote on the triggering of Article 50 in the Scottish Parliament might, on the face of it, seem like a bit of a waste of time, writes Chris Green.

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James Corden backed Nicola Sturgeon in her twitter spat with Jeremty Corbyn Picture: GETTY

James Corden backs Sturgeon’s twitter swipe at Jeremy Corbyn

Nicola Sturgeon got some backing from an unlikely quarter in her latest twitter spat with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn when Hollywood TV star James Corden backed her up.

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There may be calls for a second independence referendum but is there justification, asks Bill Kamieson. (Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Bill Jamieson: Holding indyref2 is a big risk for SNP

There comes a point when credibility is in question, and voters could react with contempt, says Bill Jamieson

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Downing Street insiders say Theresa May is worried Nicola Sturgeon will call for another referendum at the SNP conference next month. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor / J P License

Theresa May braces for indyref2 in August 2018

The UK Prime Minister is drawing up secret plans to combat the next independence campaign in the belief that Nicola Sturgeon will demand a referendum next August.

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Nicola Sturgeon said powers 'should not be sucked away to the centre at Westminster'. Picture: John Devlin

Farming policy ‘must be decided in Scotland’

There should be no question that the responsibility for Scotland’s agricultural policy should remain anywhere else other than with the Scottish Parliament – that was the clear message to farmers from First Minister Nicola Sturgeon yesterday.

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Michael Gove says calling a second Scottish independence referendum would have a "destablising" effect.
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Calling IndyRef2 would be “foolish”, says Michael Gove

NICOLA Sturgeon would be “foolish” to call a second independence referendum in the wake of the Brexit vote, a former UK Government Cabinet minister has said.

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Nicola Sturgeon at FMQs today. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

FMQs: SNP ‘embarrassed’ over business rate hikes by own branch

Nicola Sturgeon was embarrassed over business rates hikes when it emerged that a SNP branch threatened to remove its custom from a hotel because of price rises caused by the policy.

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