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MSPs vote to urge UK Government to scrap 'repugnant rape clause'

MSPs have voted to call on the UK Government to remove the two-child cap on tax credits and scrap the so-called rape clause.

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Independence vote 'next steps' not expected until after General Election

Nicola Sturgeon is likely to delay a statement on the "next steps" towards a second Scottish independence referendum until after the General Election.

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MPs call for rethink on Jobcentre closure proposals in Scotland

The UK Government has been urged to rethink "incoherent" plans to close a swathe of Jobcentres in Scotland.

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General Election is not about independence debate, says Nicola Sturgeon

The General Election is not about deciding whether Scotland should be independent, the First Minister has said.

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Brexit without a deal as damaging to UK as Scottish independence - Kezia Dugdale

Tory threats that Britain could leave the European Union without an agreed Brexit deal are as damaging to the UK as Nicola Sturgeon's plans to hold a second independence referendum, Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale will claim.

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MSPs call for vulnerable groups registration system to be strengthened

Urgent action is needed to strengthen the system that registers people who work with children, according to a parliamentary report.

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Sturgeon's independence vote timetable call backed by only 26%, poll finds

Only a quarter of Scots support Nicola Sturgeon's call for a second independence referendum to be held between autumn 2018 and spring 2019, a new poll has indicated.

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81-year-old man arrested over sex abuse in youth football

An 81-year-old man has been arrested by police in Scotland investigating alleged historical sexual abuse in youth football.

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Man charged after 90 cars are damaged in one night

A man has been charged over the alleged vandalism of more than 90 cars in one night in Inverness.

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Drug charges man remanded in custody

A London man has appeared in court charged with drugs offences following the recovery of £150,000 worth of drugs in Aberdeen.

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Administration discussed at Rangers before Craig Whyte deal, court told

The Rangers board discussed the possibility of the club going into administration several months before it was bought by Craig Whyte, a court has heard.

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Intersex Jack Russell Molly recovers after gender reassignment surgery

A Jack Russell born with male and female parts has made a complete recovery after undergoing rare gender reassignment surgery.

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College lecturers to strike after management talks fail to resolve dispute

A strike by lecturers is to go ahead after fresh talks between management and union leaders ended without agreement.

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First World Fringe Day to mark 70 years of Edinburgh event

More than 200 fringe events across the globe will mark the first-ever World Fringe Day to celebrate 70 years of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Ministers confident cutting air departure tax will boost Scottish economy

Scottish Government ministers are convinced plans to first cut and then abolish the tax paid by air travellers will deliver "strong economic benefits" - despite an independent economic assessment of the policy only just being commissioned.

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Police name man found dead after Paisley assault

A man who was found dead in the common close of a flat in Paisley has been named by police.

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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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Fraud charges MP Natalie McGarry will not seek re-election

An MP charged with fraud offences by police has confirmed she will not seek re-election.

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A&E departments miss waiting-times target, figures show

Scotland's accident-and-emergency (A&E) departments have again missed a key waiting-times target.

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Beach cordoned off after rusty grenade found

Part of a beach has been cordoned off after an old grenade was found close to where children were playing.

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