Alex Salmond: General Election about ‘backing Scottish parliament’

Scotland’s former first minister Alex Salmond has said the General Election is about “backing our Scottish parliament”.

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Video: Still hope for Madeleine, says mother 10 years on

The parents of Madeleine McCann have vowed to do “whatever it takes for as long as it takes” to find her as they prepare to mark the tenth anniversary of her disappearance.

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Kate and Gerry McCann during an interview at Prestwold Hall in Loughborough on Friday. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Madeleine McCann’s decade: From wristband slogans to fake news

May, 2007. A Communion party in a suntrap of a back garden in the south side of Glasgow, and only one topic of conversation: the recent disappearance of Madeleine McCann. A bunch of adults drinking – much as the McCanns and their friends sat drinking in the tapas bar at Praia da Luz in the Algarve in Portugal – but with their children on a tighter leash now, in response to a disaster that they feel could have befallen any one of them.

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The EU needs a "serious British response" to its demands to protect citizens' rights, EU President Donald Tusk said on April 29. Picture: AFP/Getty Images/Thierry Charlier

Rights for EU citizens in UK ‘number one priority’, says Tusk

Rights for European citizens living in post-Brexit UK are the EU’s number one priority in forthcoming negotiations, Donald Tusk has signalled.

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Gina Millers campaign will support candidates across the UK opposed to a hard Brexit. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

SNP MPs get boost from Gina Miller fund to stop hard Brexit

The campaigner who took the UK government to the Supreme Court over Brexit will spend tens of thousands of pounds to protect SNP MPs from a Tory surge.

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Scots-born surgeon Ian Patersons operations saw hundreds of patients recalled and dozens receiving payouts from the NHS. Picture: SWNS

Scots surgeon guilty of performing needless breast operations

A Scottish-born breast surgeon has been convicted of carrying out a series of “completely unnecessary” operations.

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Sturgeon’s EU plans rejected over risk of UK trade barriers

The UK Government rejected Nicola Sturgeon’s plan to protect Scotland’s relationship with the EU because it would create trade barriers and cause “significant disruption” of the UK internal market.

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Police arrest a man on Whitehall near the Houses of Parliament in central London. Picture; getty

Whitehall terror suspect named

The terror suspect arrested with several knives in Whitehall on Thursday is understood to be Khalid Mohammed Omar Ali.

Labour MPs have voiced concern about the state visit of President Donald Trump.

Labour MPs speak out against Trump state visit

Renewed criticism of the planned state visit to Britain by US President Donald Trump has been voiced by shadow home secretary Diane Abbott and other politicians.

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Shoppers have been tightening their belts amid rising prices and weak wage growth. Picture: Ian Georgeson

UK economy slowdown worse than feared as sales fall

The UK economy endured a worse-than-expected slowdown in the first three months of the year as sliding retail sales and a jump in living costs took their toll on growth.

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Food banks hand out more supplies than ever, says Ewan Gurr. Picture Sarah Peters.

Ewan Gurr: Food banks can fill a gap but more cash is needed

Dundee has been my home for almost two decades. It is known for a lot of things but my organisation – The Trussell Trust – revealed this week that our ­network of foodbanks in Scotland gave out enough food to feed the entire population of my city for at least three days.

Former Royal Marine Sergeant Alexander Blackman, who had his sentence reduced for shooting dead an injured Taliban fighter in Afghanistan. Picture: Andrew Parsons/PA

Jailed marine freed after Taliban killing

Royal Marine Alexander Blackman, who had his sentence for shooting dead an injured Taliban fighter in Afghanistan reduced, has been released from prison.

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Armed police carried out out a raid. Picture; Ian Rutherford

Woman shot and four arrested in anti-terrorism operation

A woman has been shot by police and four people arrested as part of an ongoing counter-terrorism operation in London and Kent.

The notes will stop being legal tender on May 5. Picture: Contributed

When do the paper £5 notes stop being legal tender?

Shoppers are being urged to use any paper five pound notes before they stop being legal tender.

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Police at the scene where a man has been arrested following an incident in  Whitehall in London. Picture: PA

Knifeman arrested on terror charges in Whitehall

Police swooped on a man carrying a bag of knives in Whitehall yesterday and arrested him on suspicion of planning a terror attack.

Prime Minister Theresa May. Picture: Getty Images

May uses Brexit warning to take fight to Labour

Theresa May has taken her election message deep into enemy territory, calling on Labour supporters to “lend” her their votes if they want to see Brexit succeed.

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Economy Secretary Keith Brown says Brexit will hit the economy. Picture: John Devlin

Fear of Brexit impact sparked ‘panic election’, says SNP

Scotland’s economy secretary Keith Brown has blamed the “desperate panic” for a General Election on a fear of Brexit damaging the economy.

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The resilient economy is helping builders Persimmon and Taylor Wimpey. Picture: Cate Gillon/Getty Images

Economy’s ‘resilience’ gives housebuilders a boost

Two of Britain’s biggest housebuilders have reported solid progress as the industry attempts to close the gap between supply and demand.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Picture: John Devlin

General Election 2017: Labour admits facing fight of its life

Labour faces the fight of its life, the party admitted as the general election campaign gets under way in earnest.

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Pret boss Clive Schlee is 'reaching out' to British workers. Picture: Pret A Manger/PA Wire

Pret A Manger hunts for British staff to plug Brexit gap

The chief executive of sandwich chain Pret A Manger has said the group is “reaching out” to British applicants as it looks to plug a looming recruitment gap caused by Brexit.

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