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Queen's Park v Albion Rovers: Darren Young aims for Scottish Cup glory

ROVERS make the short trip east to face League Two rivals Queen's Park in the third round of the competition tomorrow. Share; Share; Tweet; +1; Email. Tom Dick/Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser. Albion Rovers player/manager Darren Young. DARREN …

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Badminton: Scottish trio named in Euro team for Axiata Cup

Badminton: Scottish trio named in Euro team for Axiata Cup. Scotland's three Commonwealth Games badminton medallists have been named in All-Star Europe's team for the Axiata Cup. Imogen Bankier and Robert Blair, who won mixed doubles bronze at …

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Nairn boss hoping for repeat of Scottish Cup heroics

NAIRN COUNTY boss Les Fridge is urging his players to recall their previous Scottish Cup heroics as they face off against League Two leaders Arbroath tomorrow. The Wee County proved they are capable of mixing it with Scottish league teams two seasons …

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Jim Murphy voes to end Labour's Scottish 'losing streak'

“I want to end that period of losing Labour here in Scotland, starting with the UK general election in 2015, where I'm confident we can hold all the seats we currently have but pick up one or two on top and also win that election in 2016 for the …

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Sarwar resigns as Scottish Labour Party deputy leader

Mr Sarwar, who became interim leader following Johann Lamont's resignation, said: "I have come to a decision I believe is in the best interest of the Scottish Labour Party. It's my intention to hand over the leadership to a new team on December 13.

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Anas Sarwar quits as deputy leader of Scottish Labour party

The Glasgow Central MP rocked the party by revealing he would follow in the footsteps of Johann Lamont by standing down. The shock move means Scottish Labour has lost its entire leadership team in the space of a week as the SNP surge in the polls.

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Public buildings to be wi-fi hotspots in Scottish cities

All of the hotspots should be operational by March 2015. A similar scheme was rolled out in Glasgow by the city council earlier this year. Buildings set to offer free wi-fi in Edinburgh include the National Museum of Scotland, the Scottish National …

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New Gullane course details for 2015 Scottish Open

Agreement has been reached over the finalised lay-out of the composite course at Gullane which is preparing to host many of the world's leading players at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open next summer. As expected, the championship lay-out …

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Barry Ferguson: Scottish football badly needs the return of an Old Firm clash …

It's the game that everyone wants to see and I'd argue it's the one that Scottish football needs to reinvigorate the interest in our game. Because make no mistake, even now when you mention Scottish football to anyone in England or abroad, the Old Firm …

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Supersonic planes most likely cause of Scottish islands 'big bang'

The MoD yesterday admitted that supersonic war planes were the most likely cause of a big bang heard that rattled buildings and left people in the Western Isles islanders shaken. The huge bang was heard as far apart as Benbecula and Barra – a distance …

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Ewing: Holyrood control of welfare will stop Westminster …

Scottish Statesman Pro-Independence News … “With extensive new powers over welfare and the economy we can take action to build a fairer country and ensure we support the most vulnerable and sick people in Scotland.” …

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Scottish Labour leadership: Murphy talks unity as battle to win begins

To many people in Scotland, Jim Murphy is that tall, lean politician who ran into the Clutha bar to help survivors of a helicopter crash. To be fair, he has never attempted to trade on the image in any way. On that dark November night, his shirt still …

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Profile: Jim Murphy, Scottish Labour leadership candidate

Jim Murphy has confirmed he will stand for the Scottish Labour leadership, pledging to unite the party and unite Scotland after the independence referendum. The party certainly needs uniting after former leader Johann Lamont resigned, saying senior …

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Scottish Labour leadership: And then there were three

Jim Murphy has, as expected, entered the contest to replace Johann Lamont as leader of Scottish Labour. In doing so, he does – and does not – accept the parameters she laid down for the future of the party in Scotland. For example, he does not accept …

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Scottish Labour leadership: MSP Sarah Boyack is first candidate to stand

MSP Sarah Boyack is the first candidate to formally announce that she will stand for the leadership of the Scottish Labour Party. The former environment minister speaks for the party on local government at Holyrood. There are no other declared …

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Jim Murphy: can the 'Irn-Bru' street fighter save Scottish Labour?

But those qualities, which saw him plough his own furrow during the Scottish referendum campaign with his 100-town tour, speaking while standing on two Irn-Bru crates, now make him the dominant candidate in the contest for the leadership of the …

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Scottish Government seek assurance over NHS future

Critics have warned that the deal – still being negotiated – could pave the way for US multi-nationals to sue UK or Scottish governments if they try to freeze the private sector out of the NHS under a clause that allows them to litigate if governments …

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Anas Sarwar announces resignation as Scottish Labour deputy leader

Scottish Labour's deputy leader Anas Sarwar has announced he is standing down from his position. The development comes after Scottish Labour's leader Johann Lamont announced her resignation last weekend. The Glasgow Central MP said he wanted …

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Scottish Labour Party deputy leader Anas Sarwar quits – The Scotsman

(Reuters) – Anas Sarwar has quit his role as deputy leader of the Scottish Labour party to allow the new leadership team to be 'focused on the Scottish Parliament', the Scotsman reported. "I will remain focused over the next seven weeks on ensuring …

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Leadership hopeful Jim Murphy's mission to save Scottish …

LEADERSHIP candidate Jim Murphy yesterday pledged to end the streak of “losing Labour” in Scotland as he insisted he wanted to unite all wings of the party.

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Poll predicts election wipeout for Scottish Labour as SNP …

THE Scottish Labour Party was left reeling last night after suffering a devastating collapse in its popular support that threatens Ed Miliband's chances of election victory in May. … todays-paper. Friday, 31st October 2014. See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, order back issues and use the historic Daily Express newspaper archive. News […]

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Scottish Labour Deputy Quits Amid Bad Polling

And a YouGov poll of Scottish voters put SNP support on 43% at the election – up from 20 per cent in 2010 – and giving the party a 16 point lead over Labour. Ipsos Mori poll, for STV, found that 52% of the Scottish electorate would vote for the …

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Labour faces electoral wipeout in Scotland as new poll shows party will hold …

Those who would stand to lose their Westminster seats include Jim Murphy, who is standing to be the next leader of Scottish Labour, Douglas Alexander, the shadow foreign secretary, and Margaret Curran MP. Gordon Brown, meanwhile, would be one of the …

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Jim Murphy: Decisions on Scottish Labour party will be made in Scotland

Jim Murphy has said the era of decisions about Scottish Labour being made outside of Scotland is "gone for good." Speaking after he announced his candidacy to replace Johann Lamont as Scottish Labour leader, he vowed to stand for the Scottish …

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16 thoughts on a dramatic Scottish poll

Scottish polls like this are generally quite soft. In England, there is a very small pool of people who will swing between the two biggest parties. Look at how voters in Scottish local elections, where candidates are ranked in order of preference, vote …

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Anas Sarwar quits as Scottish Labour deputy leader

Mr Sarwar said: “I will remain focused over the next seven weeks on ensuring Labour hold both the UK and Scottish governments to account and on getting the best outcome for Scotland out of the Smith Commission process for more powers for the Scottish …

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Scottish Labour leadership race: who's in the running?

Jon Craig, chief political correspondent at Sky News, notes that with new powers promised to Holyrood, the Scottish first minister will become "a more powerful figure than most of the Cabinet" in Westminster. But whoever takes on the Scottish Labour …

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Jim Murphy – is Scottish Labour dyeing?

While watching Scottish Labour leader frontrunner Jim Murphy launch his campaign today, you might be forgiven for thinking the teetotaller has been hitting the bottle. The bottle of hair dye, that is. There is a noticeable change in tone from when …

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Scottish Labour leadership: Murphy says he would 'bring Labour together'

Jim Murphy MP has formally announced his intention to run for leadership of the Scottish Labour Party. The former Scottish secretary is the third contender to join the race to replace Johann Lamont, who resigned on Friday. Mr Murphy told BBC Scotland …

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First Scottish Paranormal Festival launched in Stirling

"The Scottish Paranormal Festival came from my passion for the unexplained," he said. "Whether it's pondering the existence of poltergeists or understanding UFOS, we've been able to bring an exciting number of experts, writers and investigators from …

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Beleagured Scottish Labour Party would be annihilated if a general election …

The full breakdown of the poll is SNP 52%, Scottish Labour 23%, Scottish Conservatives 10%, Scottish Liberal Democrats 6%, Scottish Green Party 6%, Ukip 2% and 1% support for others. The 1026 participants were surveyed between October 22 and 29 as …

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Jim Murphy voes to end Labour's Scottish 'losing streak'

“I want to end that period of losing Labour here in Scotland, starting with the UK general election in 2015, where I'm confident we can hold all the seats we currently have but pick up one or two on top and also win that election in 2016 for the …

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Ed Miliband: Labour faces a fight to save its Scottish MPs

In a mark of the damage caused by the bruising resignation of Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont last week, when she accused Miliband of treating her party like “a branch office”, Miliband said his party had already been though a “tough week” and …

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Drink-drive limit in Scotland will be reduced in time for …

The drink-drive limit in Scotland will be reduced in time for Christmas as new legislation is introduced. Justice secretary Kenny MacAskill will announce on Friday the new limit, that will be introduced on December 5. Under the …

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Scottish firms optimistic for growth

Grant Westfield began as a traditional Edinburgh shop-fitting firm but under Nigel Patch's direction it is expanding across the UK and edging into European markets. Kenny Kemp talks to him about the export challenges. Scotland · Interview · 0 Comments …

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