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Nicola Sturgeon rules out coalitions after council elections

The First Minister has ruled out any coalitions between SNP and Tory councillors after the forthcoming local authority elections.

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No surge in support for independence after Theresa May speech, poll finds

Theresa May's announcement that "now is not the time" for another referendum has not boosted support for independence, according to a new poll.

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Nicola Sturgeon: 'Rape clause' highlights need for more welfare powers

Scotland must have more powers over welfare if it is to mitigate policies such as the so-called "rape clause", Nicola Sturgeon has said.

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Jeremy Corbyn calls on Scottish voters to reject 'vicious' Tories

Jeremy Corbyn has pleaded with Scots to reject the "vicious" Tories in the forthcoming general election - which he said was a choice between the "people and the powerful".

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Election called before alleged expenses fraud catches up with Tories: Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon has suggested Theresa May called a snap general election before alleged Tory expenses fraud in 2015 "catches up with her".

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Met office warns of snow and hail as Arctic blast set to sweep Britain

Wintry showers could hit just about anywhere in Britain as the blast of Arctic weather that has brought snow to northern Scotland begins to move south.

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Report backs simplified information summary for Children's Hearings

Improvements are needed to remove the isolation, confusion and fear felt by some young people in Children's Hearings, according to a report.

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Criminal justice system 'failings' must be addressed, MSPs say

There are serious failings in Scotland's criminal justice system, MSPs have said, as a new report warned both victims and witnesses can be "made to feel like an afterthought".

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Rangers bosses informed Whyte deal money 'coming from himself', court hears

Craig Whyte told Rangers bosses the money to fund his acquisition of the football club was "coming from himself", a court has heard.

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Report calls for 'bespoke immigration policy' for Scotland

A new report for a Holyrood committee has highlighted how bespoke immigration measures could be implemented in Scotland, based on international examples.

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CCTV image released in Glasgow shooting inquiry

Police investigating the shooting of a man outside his home want to trace a man caught on CCTV running down the street.

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More employers urged to pay Living Wage as stresses on low earners revealed

One in three Scots on a low income often skips meals as they struggle to scrape by, according to a new survey.

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Charity seeks protection measures after reef damaged by scallop dredging

A conservation charity has called for action to protect marine life after a rare flame shell reef was devastated by scallop dredging.

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Royal seal of approval for steam engine restored after vandalism

The Prince of Wales will drive a steam engine on a visit to see a railway carriage which has been restored following £10,000 worth of vandalism.

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STUC calls for new Holyrood powers as part of Brexit process

Scotland should be given new powers so it can take a "distinctly different" approach to issues such as immigration and employment rights, union leaders have argued.

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Pupils given chance to sit at dinner attended by Barack Obama

Entrepreneur Sir Tom Hunter has given Scottish school pupils the chance to compete for a table at a dinner attended by former US president Barack Obama.

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Goals Soccer Centres in preliminary merger talks with Powerleague

Five-a-side football business Goals Soccer Centres has confirmed that it is in preliminary discussions with rival Powerleague over a potential merger.

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Sexual offences legislation coming into force

New laws are coming into force aimed at improving the way sexual offences are dealt with in court.

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Lockerbie bomber's family will begin bid to appeal against conviction

The family of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi will launch a bid to appeal against his conviction within a fortnight.

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SNP reselects 54 MPs as general election candidates

The SNP's 54 MPs have been reselected as the party's candidates in the general election.

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