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Unemployment falls again in Scotland – News stories – Gov.uk

Unemployment in Scotland fell by 40,000, to 151,000, in the period June to August 2014, according to Office for National Statistics (ONS) data released today. The Scottish unemployment rate is 5.5 per cent, which is below the …

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Tributes as Scottish rock star and Cream bassist Jack Bruce dies aged 71: He …

LEGENDARY Scottish rocker Jack Bruce has died aged 71. Bruce, who was born in Bishopbriggs in 1943 played bass guitar in the rock supergroup Cream alongside Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker. Regarded as one of the most influential rock bands of all …

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Labour in turmoil as Lamont resigns

The fight to replace her could now involve former Scottish Secretary Jim Murphy and former Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who led the campaign to ensure the Westminster party leaders stick to their pre-referendum pledge to give Scotland more powers.

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Johann Lamont resigns as Scottish Labour leader: Candidates in line to replace …

HAS had plenty to say in private about Scottish Labour's failings – but will he now front up in public? He fought a dogged street campaign in the referendum making him a household name and nationalist hate figure. Shrewd operator but no deep …

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Scottish Labour Leader In Shock Resignation

In the weeks after the Scottish independence referendum, the Glasgow MSP had said she wanted to lead Labour into the 2016 Holyrood elections and become First Minister. Ms Lamont wanted the party to have more autonomy in Scotland and claimed some …

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Profile: Johann Lamont, former Scottish Labour Party leader

Johann Lamont took the helm of Labour in Scotland nearly three years ago hoping to "change Scotland, by changing the Scottish Labour Party". But in an explosive departing shot as leader, she has very publicly blamed her demise on colleagues at …

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Scottish Labour leader resigns with parting shot at Westminster

I have had my concerns for some time about the way in which the Scottish Labour Party was struggling to set out a vision for the 21st century and a positive vision that would take us from opposition back into power. I think the responsibility for that …

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Johann Lamont resigns: Scottish Labour leader stands down

Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont has resigned with immediate effect after accusing the UK party of treating Scotland like a "branch office". The 56-year-old MSP indicated that she had "had enough". Ms Lamont was also angry that key decisions, …

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Former PM Gordon Brown and Anas Sarwar tipped to lead Scottish Labour

Speculation has begun over who will replace Johann Lamont after the Scottish Labour Party leader quit with an attack on Westminster colleagues who made her position "untenable". Ms Lamont accused some in the UK party of treating Scotland as a "branch …

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Brown Tipped As New Leader Of Scottish Labour

Embargoed to 0001 Sunday October 12File photo dated 19/09/14 of former Prime Minister Gordon Brown who has urged Holyrood's unionist parties to unite around his plan to make the Scottish Parliament responsible for raising over half of its own revenue.

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COMMENT: The comeback of the Scottish pig sector

Could it be that the Scottish pig industry is bouncing back after a dark couple of years? In 2012 the sector lost its biggest processing facility when Dutch firm Vion closed the Hall's of Broxburn plant. The facility, which at the time processed around …

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Johann Lamont has resigned as leader of the Scottish Labour Party

She said: "I believe the Scottish Labour Party is a family. It is my family. And I hope it is led by someone who knows how to treat family members properly." UK Labour leader Ed Miliband said: "Johann Lamont deserves significant credit for the …

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Miliband barred Lamont from attacking bedroom tax for 12 months

Ed Miliband's leadership of the Labour party is under renewed pressure as sources close to Johann Lamont, who dramatically quit as Scottish leader on Saturday, claimed he banned her for a year from condemning the bedroom tax while he made his mind …

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Johann Lamont standing down as Scottish Labour leader

Johann Lamont has quit as leader of the Scottish Labour Party after accusing the UK party leadership of treating Scotland as a "branch office". A Scottish party source said Ms Lamont had "had enough" and felt she did not have the support of the UK party.

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5% Scottish planning fees hike criticised

“However, the Scottish Government's own planning performance framework monitoring shows a system which falls far short of the standards of customer service, speed and efficiency that the country needs if new development is to stimulate economic growth …

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Lamont: Westminster Labour treats Scottish party as 'branch office'

Just as the SNP must embrace that devolution is the settled will of the Scottish people, the Labour Party must recognise that the Scottish party has to be autonomous and not just a branch office of a party based in London. Scotland has chosen to remain …

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Johann Lamont resigns as Scottish Labour leader: I'd become story and it's not …

Lamont took over a party wrecked by the 2011 Scottish election result and facing the daunting prospect of the SNP machine steamrollering Scotland to independence. And she said: “I am proud of what we have achieved over the last three years. The …

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15 quick thoughts on the resignation of Johann Lamont as Scottish Labour leader

it's worth remembering that there were pre-referendum tensions between Scottish and UK Labour about how much devolution they ought to propose – with a number of Scottish Labour MPs suggesting they'd boycott the Scottish Labour conference because …

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Johann Lamont resigns – what now for Scottish Labour?

After a poor performance in the Scottish referendum campaign and weeks of briefing against her, Johann Lamont has resigned as Scottish Labour leader. In an interview with the Daily Record, she says: "I am standing down so that the debate our country …

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Saturday's Scottish football

A warm welcome to our live text commentary focusing chiefly on the Scottish Premiership matches kicking off at 15:00 BST but with updates from the other leagues too. Later on we'll keep you updated on what's happening with Scotland's women's team …

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Scottish Health Minster Alex Neils claims more than another 14 Lanarkshire …

Scottish health minister Alex Neil claimed more in expenses than any other of the 14 Lanarkshire-based MSPs last year. The Shotts MSP was paid £34,048.99 in allowances on top of his £102,775 salary as Cabinet Secretary. Mr Neil said the figure was the …

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McAulay targets successful Scottish Cup run

Yoker face a long trip to Peterhead on Saturday to face Longside in the Scottish Junior Cup on Saturday — and McAuley faces an anxious wait to see how many of his squad will make the trip. He said: “We'll probably go slightly stronger for that one, we …

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Johann Lamont to step down as Scottish Labour leader

The news comes just weeks after Ms Lamont had said she wanted to lead the party in to the 2016 Holyrood elections and become first minister. Despite being part of the successful No campaign, Ms Lamont is said to be stepping down amid criticism of her …

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Watch the amazing shot by Scottish golfer that has become internet hit

THE video of 21-year-old Greg Walker's incredible shot at Elie in Fife has been viewed over 1.1 million times since it was posted on YouTube on Wednesday. Share; Share; Tweet; +1; Email. Kenny Smith photography. Greg back at the scene of his triumph.

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'Proud' Johann Lamont takes swipe at London as she quits as Scottish Labour …

She is said to have become disillusioned with internal criticism of her leadership and interference from London in the running of Scottish Labour. In a Daily Record interview, she said: “I am proud of what we have achieved over the last three years. We …

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Saturday's Scottish gossip

Mike Ashley is on the brink of winning the battle for control of Rangers, with key shareholder Sandy Easdale preferring the Newcastle owner's offer of an emergency loan. (Sun). Former Rangers skipper Richard Gough says it is "unbelievable" that Mike …

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Johann Lamont Quits As Scottish Labour Leader

In the weeks after the Scottish independence referendum, the Glasgow MSP had said she wanted to lead Labour into the 2016 Holyrood elections and become First Minister. Ms Lamont wanted the party to have more autonomy in Scotland and claimed some …

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Johann Lamont to step down as leader of the Scottish Labour Party

Earlier this week, Scottish Labour was described as "going through a period of reflection" after last month's independence referendum, which saw large numbers of the party's supporters vote to leave the UK, despite the overall majority of Scots backing …

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Abdul's full of praise for Scottish top flight

Osman said: "In my opinion, Scottish football is better than League One and League Two. The mentality of how teams want to play is different. "It is more tactical and you play more football. In League One and Two, in some games you hardly touch the ball.

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WATCH Scottish Ballet workshops in Berwick

Scottish Ballet were in Berwick as part of their 'Up Front' tour which included two performances at Berwick's Maltings Theatre. The first half was a selection of six short pieces, some of which was created for the company. The second half was given …

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Johann Lamont to quit as Scottish Labour leader

Johann Lamont to quit as Scottish Labour leader. Johann Lamont. Pic: Jane Barlow. Published on the 24 October 2014 21:23. Published 24/10/2014 21:23. Print this. Sponsored by. Botanic Lights. Johann Lamont is to stand down as Scottish Labour leader, …

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Who might take over from Johann Lamont as Labour leader announces …

HAS had plenty to say in private about Scottish Labour's failings – but will he now front up in public? He fought a dogged street campaign in the referendum making him a household name and nationalist hate figure. Shrewd operator but no deep …

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Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont resigns

Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont is to quit. Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont is to quit. Lamont's decision, confirmed tonight, comes after sustained fire internally over her leadership of the party during and after the independence referendum …

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Johann Lamont to stand down as leader of Scottish Labour

She became leader of Scottish Labour in 2011, succeeding Iain Gray after the party's defeat in 2011's Scottish Parliament election. Her decision to stand down comes after the party's last First Minister said Scottish Labour needed to rediscover its …

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Fears for drivers as Scotland's drink limit is cut | UK | News …

LAW-ABIDING Scots could be turned into criminals after just one drink because the Scottish Government will lower the drink-drive limit in the run-up to Christmas, it was claimed yesterday.

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