Nicola Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon says Brexit talks are close to ‘end game’

Negotiations between the UK, Scottish and Welsh governments over key Brexit legislation are “reaching the end game”, the First Minister said ­yesterday.

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Nicola Sturgeon: Foreign policy should be set by parliament not US president

Nicola Sturgeon has said UK foreign policy should be set by Parliament and not Donald Trump after the US, UK and France launched missile strikes against Syria.

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The First Minister called for 'an international strategy for peace'

Nicola Sturgeon condemns lack of Commons vote on Syria air strike

Nicola Sturgeon has condemned the UK Government’s decision to launch missile attacks on Syria without the backing of parliament.

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Nicola Sturgeon under pressure over control of China power plan

Nicola Sturgeon is under renewed pressure over her visit to China after it emerged that her government took control of proposals for a Chinese-owned power station in Scotland the day before the First Minister met with its parent company in Beijing.

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Nicola Sturgeon makes case for tackling inequality during China visit

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has outlined the case for tackling inequality through inclusive growth as she continued her five-day visit to China.

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Nicola Sturgeon one of most admired figures in UK, poll finds

Nicola Sturgeon is more admired in the UK than the Prime Minister, according to a new poll.

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Boom in Scotland's Chinese tourism market revealed by Nicola Sturgeon in Beijing

Boom in Scotland's Chinese tourism market revealed by Nicola Sturgeon in Beijing

The number of Chinese visitors flocking to Scotland has soared by almost 200 per cent in the space of a decade.
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Options set out for Scotland’s state-owned energy firm

A new state-owned energy firm for Scotland could cost £3.5m to set up and cost around £9m a year to run in the first year, according to reports.

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Nicola Sturgeon holds ‘constructive’ talks during visit to China

Nicola Sturgeon has held “constructive” talks with the Chinese vice premier during her official visit to the country.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

Gamekeepers invite ‘angry’ Nicola Sturgeon to learn about hare culls

Gamekeepers have invited the First Minister to visit their estates to find out about mountain hare management after she warned filmed culls were “not acceptable”.

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Nicola Sturgeon briefed by Amnesty on human rights in China

The First Minister has been informed of the current human rights situation in China by Amnesty International ahead of a five-day trip to boost trade.

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Brian Monteith: SNP is rolling us down a hill towards a cliff edge

While the First Minister fumes about ‘power grabs’, it’s her government which poses the real risk, says Brian Monteith

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Xi Jinping is disappointed at Yang Guang's failure to sire a cub. Picture: Getty

Nicola Sturgeon agrees to trade ‘underperforming’ Edinburgh Zoo panda

At first glance, Nicola Sturgeon’s visit to China, scheduled to take place next week, makes perfect sense.

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Nicola Sturgeon: Brexit campaign spending claims need ‘serious investigation’

Scotland’s First Minister has called for a “serious and in depth investigation” in to claims the officially designated Brexit campaign “cheated” during the European Union referendum.

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Nicola Sturgeon slams ‘unacceptable’ hare culling video

Nicola Sturgeon has said legislation to protect mountain hares is among options being examined by the government following the release of footage showing the animals being killed on a Scottish estate.


SNP accused of registering website for Indyref2 campaign

The SNP has registered a website to organise supporters, prompting allegations they are bracing to launch a new referendum campaign.

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Nicola Sturgeon: Scots government have ‘no power’ to stop Catalan arrest

Nicola Sturgeon has said she cannot intervene to stop the arrest of a Catalan leader in Scotland who is now subject of a European Arrest warrant.

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Scotland’s potential will only be realised after independence says Nicola Sturgeon

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said that the SNP is using every power at its disposal to deliver for the people of Scotland and that the full potential of Scotland can only be seen when the nation is independent.

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Nicola Sturgeon told to avoid another bogus China deal

Nicola Sturgeon has been urged to avoid another dud business deal with China as she prepares to travel to the Far East next month.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

Scottish school attainment gap cash used to send pupils on trips

Cash from a fund aimed at helping close the attainment gap in schools was used to send pupils and their parents on a weekend trip away, the First Minister has revealed.

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