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McConnell urges Scottish Labour reinvention as new group meets

The Scottish Labour Party needs to be a cause. It needs to represent the future and a better Scotland." He spoke out as a new group of Labour activists, who want the party north of the border to make radical changes, held their first meeting. The …

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Scottish shoppers buck trend

Mr Martin said that, while retailers had played the part of Scotland's footfall boost, with "unprecedented levels of competition keeping prices down and maximising choice", he called on the Scottish Government to secure a business environment in which …

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Scottish Cup Semi Finals

Glasgow City reached the Scottish Cup Final after a comfortable 4-0 victory over Hibernian at Ravenscraig with goals from Suzanne Lappin (2), Morgan Marlborough and Susan Fairlie. Two goals in each half from the Cup holders kept City on course for an …

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Jim Murphy says not to bid to lead Labour in Scotland | UK …

JIM Murphy yesterday ruled out taking on Nicola Sturgeon at the next Holyrood election as Scottish Labour leader. … Obituaries · Scotland · Sunday · Home · News · UK; Jim Murphy says not to bid to lead Labour in Scotland …

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Aldi putting some fizz into Scottish brewing

Gerald Michaluk, trustee at the Scottish Society of Independent Brewers Association and outspoken boss of the Arran Brewery, says: “The society welcomes Aldi's initiative and contribution to supporting local breweries. These festivals are good news for …

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Ex-leaders share the blame for Labour's Scottish woes

Their allegations are nonsense, and they know it, in that the malaise in Scottish Labour's ranks has extraordinarily deep roots, going back decades. But at least, as first ministers, McLeish and McConnell had enough powers – as Alex Salmond has proved …

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Weather warning: Road chaos and power cuts threat as Hurricane Gonzalo …

Sections Latest News Scottish News UK & World News Politics Crime Health Real Life Business & Consumer Weird News Science & Technology. Top News Wife of rugby hero Scott Hastings reveals she tried to kill herself by deliberately triggering her nut …

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'Is it the 'Scottish vote?' Strictly viewers baffled as Judy Murray survives …

Viewers appear to be baffled that Andy Murray's tennis coach mum managed to survive elimination with professional partner Anton Du Beke – despite getting a roasting from the judges, including Craig Revel Horwood who said she looked like she'd been …

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Scottish Premiership: Tony Stokes hopes Celtic can swiftly find consistency

Celtic striker Tony Stokes is hoping the team can quickly find consistency following the 5-0 victory over Ross County on Saturday. Stokes scored twice at Victoria Park as Celtic cruised to victory on a ground where they have struggled in past visits …

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How did sex evolve? New discovery shows Scottish fish were first to copulate …

Bicycles, telephones and bagpipes are just a few of the innovations Scotland has brought us over the years, and now we have another, much older one to add to the list – sex. It turns out that the first creatures to ever copulate on Earth were a pair of …

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Mail Opinion: Alarm bells are ringing for Scottish Labour

opportunity to tear down Scottish Labour's engine and rebuild it. The party were demoralised, in disarray, and there was a window for a strong leader to come in, take charge and clear the decks; take an axe to the dead wood; encourage fresh talent at …

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Glasgow City & Spartans to meet in Scottish Cup final

Scottish Women's Premier League champions City followed up their midweek Champions League win over Medyk Konin with a 4-0 defeat of Hibernian. Suzanne Lappin scored twice and Morgan Marlborough and Susan Fairlie also netted against Hibs.

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Viagogo continue sponsorship of Scottish Rugby

Scottish Rugby's Director of Commercial Operations, Communications and Public Affairs, Dominic McKay, said: “We're delighted to extend our three-year partnership with viagogo, which includes the renewal of their Test series naming rights sponsorship …

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Ancient Scottish fish 'first to have sex'

An international team of researchers says a fish called Microbrachius dicki is the first-known animal to stop reproducing by spawning and instead mate by having sex. The primitive bony fish, which was about 8cm long, lived in ancient lakes about 385 …

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Alex Salmond says Britain 'reneging on pledges' after …

Marrakech – Less than a month after decisive defeat of the Scottish referendum on independence from the United Kingdom, Alex Salmond who is standing down as Scotland's First Minister and is being replaced by Nicola …

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Ancient Scottish creature was first to 'have sex'…385 million years ago

The three inch long placoderm – a primitive armoured fish – frolicked in Scottish lakes millions of years before fins evolved into legs. A study of Microbachius fossils revealed the first evidence of their primitive sexual organs. To transfer sperm …

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Scottish Championship: Kris Boyd reckons a strong Rangers side will face East …

Rangers striker Kris Boyd reckons manager Ally McCoist will field his strongest available team in Tuesday's Petrofac Training Cup tie against East Fife. Boyd scored his first league goal of the campaign in the 6-1 victory over Raith Rovers on Saturday …

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Second Tory Minister makes offensive comments

A second Tory Minister in the space of a week has been caught out making offensive comments about disabled people – after Andrew Selous suggested that people with disabilities work harder because they are 'grateful' to have a job. These comments come …

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McLeish: Labour supporters no longer know what party stands for

In a newspaper interview, McConnell said: "What we haven't had is an expression of what Scottish Labour stands for as we move through the 21st century. What is our purpose? Why should people support us? Why should we want to be the Scottish …

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UK should follow Scotland's lead on homelessness

“The Scottish Parliament passed pioneering new homelessness legislation that ensures that everyone who is unintentionally homeless has a right to a home and the Scottish Government is on course to deliver 30,000 new affordable homes by the end of this …

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Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont forced into unity call: We have a way to …

THE under-fire Labour leader spoke out on the challenges facing the party after former First Minister Lord McConnell warned the party had lost its way . Share; Share; Tweet; +1; Email. PA. Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont. UNDER-FIRE Scottish …

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Owen Jones: Scottish Labour face existential crisis.. they can stand up for …

This decline should have represented a grand opportunity for Scottish Labour to develop a distinctly radical, coherent alternative. But the New Labour project – fashioned by two Scots-born leaders, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown – reduced the Scottish …

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£10k raised to bring rescued French circus lions to Scottish zoo

A zoo hoping to provide a new home for four lions confiscated from a French circus has raised more than £10,000 in just two weeks after launching an appeal to bring the animals to Scotland. A zoo hoping to provide a new home for four lions confiscated …

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Scottish govt lends £10 million to Prestwick Airport

"As was clearly stated at the start of this process, Scottish Government investment in Glasgow Prestwick Airport is being undertaken on a commercial basis and will help ensure the continuation of robust competition between airports in Scotland and will …

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Scottish shops start charging for bags

But Patrick Harvie, an MSP and co-convenor of the Scottish Green party, said that the problem of disposable packaging needed to be tackled at source. “We support the introduction of a small charge for the use of disposable plastic bags but would go …

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Glasgow Prestwick Airport to get additional £10m in Scottish Governmentloan

"As was clearly stated at the start of this process, Scottish Government investment in Glasgow Prestwick Airport is being undertaken on a commercial basis and will help ensure the continuation of robust competition between airports in Scotland and will …

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Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, review

A week after opening its season with Mahler and Hosokawa, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra juxtaposed these composers again with potent and pitiless results. The death of children stalked the first half of the programme, leaving nowhere for the audience …

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Scottish football stars cash in on RKO craze with real-life take-down

The Randy Orton RKO craze sweeping the internet moved into a bizarre parallel universe on Saturday when a pair of Scottish football stars produced a real-life version of the wrestler's finishing move. Dundee's Jim McAlister and Gary Harkins produced …

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International manhunt for fleeing Scottish gangster accused of stabbing turf …

A GANGSTER accused of stabbing a rival in a turf war between Scottish and African drug dealers has sparked a manhunt across Europe. Gordon Horsfall allegedly knifed Abdelhafid Khamed with a 12in blade after luring him to a flat with a lucrative drug …

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"Westminster falling short on more powers"

The Scottish National Party has said Westminster is falling short on delivering more powers for Scotland following a week of let-downs in Westminster. *Published on Monday, the UK government's Command Paper fell short of the promises made in …

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Former FM Jack McConnell calls for Scottish Labour to rediscover values

Scottish Labour needs to rediscover its sense of purpose and represent "a better Scotland", the party's last First Minister has argued. Lord McConnell, who was first minister for more than five years until the SNP won power at Holyrood in 2007, said …

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Scottish Devolution: Gordon Brown Begs for Changes 'Without Conditions'

Speaking in a parliamentary debate, Brown urged lawmakers to push through with greater devolution proposals for Scotland, without waiting for a decision on whether to stop Scottish MPs for voting on English laws – dubbed the West Lothian Question.

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Strachan: Let's keep the smiles on Scottish faces

Speaking at Scotland's Mar Hall base on the outskirts of Glasgow, the former Celtic and Southampton boss pointed to other success stories in Scottish sport when asked about expectations of his team, who face Georgia before travelling to Warsaw for the …

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Leaders: Perils facing Scottish Labour

THE Scottish Labour party faces an existential crisis entirely of its own making. Recent polls suggest SNP support at the general election next May could increase by as much as 75 per cent, compared with the last such election in 2010. If this was …

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Scottish Opera tour MacBeth in Lewis

Scottish Opera's Director of Education, Jane Davidson said: “Although it's great to be able to invite six children to actually play parts in the performances, our main aim is really that each and every one of the workshop participants will get …

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