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Scottish low emission zones 'may hurt business'

The Scottish Government's plans to introduce low emissions zones (LEZ) in towns and cities will adversely affect business. The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has criticised the short timescales for the LEZ introduction and says the measure may not …

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Scottish government imposes moratorium on fracking

The Scottish government has announced a temporary ban on fracking, maintaining that people's concerns over the impact of the controversial technology on the environment and public health cannot be "simply brushed aside". Earlier this week, the Scottish …

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League Cup sponsor keen to bring his methods to making Scottish sport work …

Wherein lies a great opportunity for Scottish sport because, as a wide range of sponsorships demonstrates, McLeish's love of sport has never diminished however he acknowledges that the sportspeople who have benefited from his help so far are those …

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Scottish Government put fracking applications on hold until full public …

Scottish Labour energy spokesman Lewis Macdonald welcomed the SNP's suspension but warned: “Today's statement doesn't go nearly far enough. “The SNP had the chance today to confirm that no fracking will take place without the consent of the local …

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Copyright Tribunal – possible transfer to Scottish … – Gov.UK

The UK Government published on 22 January 2015 a Command Paper “Scotland in the UK” (Chapter 6.3) and draft legislation (Annex A Section 25) implementing the Smith recommendation which will be subject to …

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Creationism motion gains more support in Scottish Parliament

Two MSPs have offered formal support for a motion which calls for Scottish children to be made "aware of" creationist teaching. Richard Lyle MSP and Dave Thompson MSP are supporting the motion, which was put forward by John Mason MSP. The full …

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What new property tax rates mean for Scottish agents

For house buyers in Scotland, John Swinney's new tax rates on Scottish property prices are likely to make little difference to the buying and selling of homes north of the border. People need a roof over their head and will move up and down the ladder …

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Scottish fact of the week: William McGonagall

The author of about 200 poems, McGonagall gained notoriety as a rather poor poet, who appeared to be unmoved by his contemporaries' opinions of him. He was often engaged by groups throughout Scotland to deliver readings from his poetry, with …

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Outlander gives Scottish film industry £40m boost

Janet Archer, Creative Scotland's chief executive, is to make the case for the Scottish Government to allocate millions in additional funding for the film industry to help attract big-money productions from overseas, saying “what ought to be an …

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Scottish Premier League: Gary Teale appointed St Mirren boss

Scottish Premier League: Gary Teale appointed St Mirren boss. Last Updated: 29/01/15 5:05pm. 0. Gary Teale will remain in charge of St Mirren until the end of the season. Gary Teale will remain in charge of St Mirren until the end of the season, as …

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The 49 steps…

Instead of introducing the highly contentious absolute right to buy, the recommendations rather suggest that a 1991 Act tenant should be able to request that the Scottish Land Court order the sale of a holding where the landlord has persistently failed …

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Four Scottish Tesco stores to shut amid jobs axe

MORE than 320 Tesco jobs are at risk after the supermarket giant confirmed four Scottish stores are to close. Tesco announced at the beginning of the year that it was shutting 43 stores and halting plans for many more following poor company performance …

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Ben Richards-Everton hoping to make the grade in Scottish Premiership with …

EX-Lambs man Ben Richards-Everton has returned to Scottish Premiership outfit Partick Thistle following a five-month loan spell with Scottish League One side Airdrieonians. After arriving in Scotland in the summer the 23-year-old is now focussing on …

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Ryan Wilson: Scotland future unclear as disciplinary hearing set

An SRU statement said: "At today's meeting of the Scottish rugby board, the recent trial of several Glasgow Warriors players was discussed. "As a result Scottish Rugby will be instigating a disciplinary hearing with its employee, Ryan Wilson, in the …

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Scottish Ballet's The Nutcracker heads to the Theatre Royal Newcastle

“So it was just a case of refreshing the sets and costumes and staging it in a way that Peter, had he had the budget and technical expertise that we now have at Scottish Ballet, might have staged it. “So many people have commented on the costumes in …

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Ed Miliband praises using English mansion tax for Scottish nurses

Earlier this month, Mr Murphy announced he would use the Scottish share of the mansion tax proceeds, the vast majority of which would come from homes in London and the South East, to fund 1,000 extra nurses. The Scottish Labour leader boasted it was a …

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Avoiding Men Is Secret To Long Life Says 109-Year-Old …

The oldest woman in Scotland has celebrated her 109th birthday and says the secret to a long life is plenty of porridge, but no men, reports the Daily.

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Royal Navy rescues sick toddler stranded in snowbound farmhouse in Scottish …

"The alarm was raised by the child's family earlier this morning at their remote farmhouse near Whisgills in the Scottish Borders. A local ambulance became stuck in the wintry road conditions en route, and Glasgow's Air Ambulance helicopter was not …

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Burns baby Burns: Scottish celebrations underway | Spain's …

Tonight is the night for Scottish expats to feel patriotic. … DO YOU HAVE NEWS FOR US at Spain's most popular English newspaper – the Olive Press? Contact us now via email: newsdesk@theolivepress.es or call 951 273 …

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Scottish National Inquiry into Historical Child Abuse | Celcis …

The Scottish Government is inviting survivors and relevant organisations to offer their views on the terms of reference, and attributes of the Chair and Panel for the National Inquiry into Historical Child Abuse. The Government …

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Blues keep tabs on Scottish duo

Everton are monitoring Scott Hynd and Russell McLean, two teenage prospects at Scottish Premier League club Alloa Athletic. Alloa's head of youth, Graeme Liveston is quoted in the local press as saying: "Scott Hynd has been on the Everton radar for a …

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Clark Thomson buys Willis' Scottish commercial business and joins WCN

Clark Thomson Insurance Brokers has agreed a deal to acquire Willis' commercial business in Scotland, while also joining the Willis Commercial Network. Clark Thomson will add the commercial unit, which focuses on SMEs, to its existing operation as …

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Scottish football figures face massive tax bill over movie tax scheme

High profile figures associated with Scottish football could face paying out thousands of pounds to HM Revenue and Customs following a probe into an alleged tax avoidance scheme. Aberdeen chairman Stewart Milne and St Mirren's caretaker manager Gary …

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Scottish sisterhood unite for Andy Murray

Far from any hostilities between their opposing parties, Nicola Sturgeon has been joshing on Twitter with Ruth Davidson, Leader of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, and Kezia Dugdale, Deputy Leader of Scottish Labour. The trio put their …

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Scottish bank worker who stole £120000 from wealthy client ordered to pay back …

SATNAM Kaur, 31, claimed she was gifted the sum as "hush money" from a bank customer she falsely accused of sexual assault. Share; Share; Tweet; +1; Email. Newsline Scotland). Former bank worker Satnam Kaur. A BANK worker who stole £120,000 from …

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Sketch: Ed Miliband plans to woo Scottish voters, just as soon as he finishes …

At the centre of this idyllic scene, Ed Miliband crunched his way through an industrial estate, looking less like the plasticine waiter he is supposed to resemble in Shaun the Sheep than an extra in the Scottish remake of the Richard Curtis Christmas …

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The RSPB: News: RSPB Scotland encourages objections to …

RSPB Scotland has maintained its robust objection to controversial proposals by SSE for Strathy South windfarm.

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First Milk pledges to invest in Scottish creamery

First Milk has confirmed it will make the £6m investment required to upgrade Scotland's Campbeltown Creamery, but will give no guarantee when the bulk of the capital will be spent. Giving evidence to the Scottish parliament's Rural Affairs Committee's …

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Loch Ness monster to star in new Scottish tourism campaign …

… Danny Alexander announced today. Plans with national tourism agency, VisitBritain, will be unveiled to further boost inbound tourism, spend and jobs across an area of Scotland already witnessing record visitor numbers.

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Ed Miliband gives Scottish Labour full backing to make own decisions

Acknowledging the important impact that Scottish voters will have on the general election, Miliband denied that his own unpopularity with the electorate was a cause for concern, insisting that Jim Murphy had “a plan to show that Labour is back on the …

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Scots stars set to give terrifying twist to tale of Tam o' Shanter

The Scottish star, 35, is a front-runner for the title role of the famous Robert Burns tale about a drunken farmer and his horse Meg, who loses her tail as they are chased by witches and warlocks. It is being given a modern twist as a horror-thriller with an all-star cast …. TODAY'S PAPER. todays-paper. […]

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Blow for cheap energy dream as Scotland puts fracking on …

THE Scottish Government was last night accused of derailing a cheap energy jobs boom as it blocked fracking across the country. … Home · News · UK; Blow for cheap energy dream as Scotland puts fracking on hold …

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Independent broker to buy Willis’ Scottish SME unit

Scottish broker Clark Thomson Insurance Brokers (CTIB) has struck a deal to buy Willis' Scotland-based commercial business unit, the global broker said today (29 January). As part of the deal, CTIB also agreed to join the Willis Commercial Network (WCN …

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Ed Miliband promises Scotland home rule bill if Labour win the election

In his first visit to Scotland since Jim Murphy was elected Scottish Labour leader, Miliband will also promise to immediately devolve control over the work programme jobs scheme to Holyrood if elected, a move which Labour still hopes to fast-track …

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Scottish Salmon Sales Soar – Scotland.org

Last year proved to be a bumper year for Scottish salmon, with total worldwide sales set to significantly surpass the previous year's record-breaking yield of £571m. Sales in the first six months of 2014 were up by 27 per cent to …

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