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Man appeals to Nicola Sturgeon after year wait for NHS appointment

A patient in constant pain with benign, fatty tumours has finally been given an appointment – after 56 weeks.

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Gordon Brown: Independent Scotland brings ‘austerity until doomsday’

Scotland would face “austerity until doomsday” if the country became independent, former prime minister Gordon Brown has said.

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Nicola Sturgeon: Tories will pay ‘heavy price’ for Brexit bill row

The Conservatives will pay “a very, very heavy political price” for their handling of the Brexit bill, Scotland’s First Minister has told MSPs.

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SNP prepares for ‘guerrilla’ war on Brexit after MPs’ walkout

The SNP will mount a parliamentary “guerilla” campaign on Westminster after they dramatically walked out of the House of Commons during Prime Minister’s Questions over an alleged devolution “power grab”.

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Think tank draws up summer reading list for Nicola Sturgeon

A think-tank has drawn up a summer reading list for the First Minister aimed at stimulating debate about Scotland and the wider world.

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"Secret Scotland" claims over SNP bid to thwart FOI requests

The Scottish Government has come under fire in a damning watchdog report which found journalists were "deliberately" thwarted from receiving Freedom of Information responses.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced the changes

Culture, human rights added to Scotland vision for first time

Culture and human rights have been included in a vision for national wellbeing in Scotland for the first time.

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Nicola Sturgeon: ‘Stop obsessing’ over indyref2 timing

Nicola Sturgeon has told  independence supporters to “stop obsessing” about the timing of a second referendum as she appeared to accept that it may not happen before Brexit.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon after giving her keynote speech. Picture: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

SNP Conference: Sturgeon tempers Indyref2 timing talk and announces NHS pay rise

Nicola Sturgeon attempted to dampen SNP expectations of an early second referendum in her keynote speech to her party conference.

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Nicola Sturgeon arrives on stage at the SNP's spring conference in Aberdeen yesterday. Picture: PA

Nicola Sturgeon: ‘Shambolic’ UK Government holding Scotland back

Theresa May’s shambolic government is holding Scotland back, Nicola Sturgeon will claim, hitting out at the UK Government over its policies on migration and austerity.

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Nicola Sturgeon at the SNP conference in Aberdeen, which opened on Friday. Picture: PA

Nicola Sturgeon ‘can’t remember’ independent Scotland start-up costs

Nicola Sturgeon was unable to say how much it would cost to set up an independent Scotland when asked repeatedly for the figure quoted in the SNP’s Growth Commission.

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Poll: Rise in support for SNP could lead to seats gain

Support for the SNP has increased to 40 per cent and could see the party pick up another eight seats at Westminster, according to a new poll.

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Brexit vote ‘hasn’t boosted independence support’

The Brexit vote has failed to boost the Scottish independence cause and the SNP’s pro-EU stance cost the party seats in last year’s General Election, a new survey has found.

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SNP accused of ‘burying’ Growth Commission at party conference

The SNP has been accused of burying its controversial Growth Commission by making no official plans to debate it on the floor of its party conference this weekend.

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Theresa May claims SNP are ‘out of touch’ with views of Scots

Theresa May has accused the SNP of being “completely out of touch” with the views of Scots as the party prepares to put the issue of independence at the centre of its summer conference.

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IFS: SNP Growth Commission report is ‘continuation of austerity’

The SNP’s independence blueprint would be a “continuation of austerity”, one of the UK’s top economic research institutes has said.

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Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie visits a charity in Lewisham, where a by-election is being held on 14 June

Growth Commission is 'second biggest mistake of Nicola Sturgeon's career'

Nicola Sturgeon has “panicked” and committed “the second biggest mistake of her career” by publishing a report suggesting an independent Scotland faces a decade of belt-tightening, Willie Rennie has said.
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SNP aims to turn ‘hopes for Scotland into reality’ as conference looms

SNP leaders say they will seek to turn their “hopes for Scotland into a reality” with the prospect of a second independence referendum poised to dominate the party conference next week.

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Brian Monteith: Nationalism is no longer Nicola Sturgeon’s poodle

Some believe indyref2 is within touching distance. But Brian Monteith argues the movement is about to crumble

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Growth Commission could win over No voters claims Nicola Sturgeon

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has claimed the SNP’s Growth Commission could help clinch victory in a second independence referendum.

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