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Nicola Sturgeon

GERS: Indy white paper was no ‘con’, says Nicola Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon today rejected claims that the SNP had attempted to "con" Scots over their plans for independence after official figures indicated that the party's economic estimates were billions out.

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Nicola Sturgeon is being urged to publish her hidden plans for independence as the latest snapshot of Scotlands public finances this week is poised to show another gloomy outlook. Pictures: PA/John Devlin

Nicola Sturgeon urged to publish ‘hidden’ independence plans

Nicola Sturgeon is being urged to publish her “hidden plans” for independence as the latest snapshot of Scotland’s public finances this week is poised to show another gloomy outlook.

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The First Ministers Reading Challenge will be trialled up to S3 at six schools to help stem the drop in reading for pleasure when pupils move from primary to secondary school.

Nicola Sturgeon’s reading challenge expanded to more schools

A national drive championed by Nicola Sturgeon to get youngsters reading more is being expanded to secondary schools.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon addresses the assembled crowd at Glasgow Pride.  (Photo by Robert Perry/Getty Images)

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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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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Barcelona attack: Nicola Sturgeon expresses support for victims

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has urged people in Barcelona to “stay safe” following the terror attack in the Spanish city.

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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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Nicola Sturgeon is set to make history by speaking at Glasgow Pride this weekend. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Nicola Sturgeon to make history with Glasgow Pride speech

Nicola Sturgeon will become the first serving First Minister of Scotland to address Scotland’s largest LGBTI festival when she gives a speech at Glasgow’s Pride this weekend.

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Nicola Sturgeon: Trump visit ‘unthinkable’ after Charlottesville

A state visit to Britain by Donald Trump should be “unthinkable” in light of his response to deadly violence in Virginia, Nicola Sturgeon has said.

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Nicola Sturgeon: ‘Alex Salmond is not sexist’ after Fringe joke

Nicola Sturgeon has leapt to the defence of her predecessor Alex Salmond over a joke he made during his Edinburgh Festival show.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Picture: PA

Nicola Sturgeon joins criticism of Clarks’ ‘sexist’ shoe range

Footwear firm Clarks has sparked a sexism row after naming a girls’ shoe range Dolly Babe and a boys’ line Leader.

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Mr MacAskill said a modest tuition fee may be a sensible trade-off for grants for the poorest.
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Kenny MacAskill questions ‘centralisation of power’ in SNP

Nicola Sturgeon appeared more concerned with “protecting” herself than the wider interests of the SNP in her handling of the Michelle Thomson affair, a former Nationalist Cabinet secretary has suggested.

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John Swinney has insisted it was Michelle Thomson's decision to withdraw from the SNP whip. Picture: Greg Macvean

Nicola Sturgeon: Michelle Thomson situation ‘not easy’ for SNP

Michelle Thomson’s suspension from the SNP was ‘not easy’ for the party, Nicola Sturgeon has said.

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Michelle Thomson as a candidate. Picture: Steven Taylor

Michelle Thomson SNP row explained as ex-MP criticises party

Michelle Thomson dominated the Sunday newspaper front pages after the former SNP MP broke her silence following her departure from the party.

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Michelle Thomson: Former MP claims that SNP panicked when allegations against her appeared in the media in 2015. Picture: Greg Macvean

Michelle Thomson: I want an apology from Nicola Sturgeon

Ms Thomson revealed she was not contacted by the party after the Crown Office announced she would not face charges, and criticised the SNP leadership for not allowing her to defend herself to the party’s executive.

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Nicola Sturgeon put her party before her country's interests after the Brexit vote, writes Euan McColm

Euan McColm: Sturgeon looks more an opportunist than a stateswoman

The Brexit vote, far from boosting the independence agenda, has wreaked havoc for the SNP, says Euan McColm

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Nicola Sturgeon had described another independence vote as 'highly likely'. Picture: SWNS

Cost of Scottish Government indyref2 consultation revealed

Ministers spent tens of thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ money running the public consultation for a second referendum on Scottish independence, internal figures have revealed.

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The First Ministers Reading Challenge will be trialled up to S3 at six schools to help stem the drop in reading for pleasure when pupils move from primary to secondary school.

Tories accuse Nicola Sturgeon of ‘not getting on with the day job’

The First Minister’s decision to meet with a cross-party independence group has been criticised by the Tories as proof the Scottish Government was pursuing constitutional objectives instead of “getting on with the day job”.

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