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Blues name side for Scottish clash

We need to front up to teams like London Scottish and make sure we get a positive result especially in front of the home crowd.” Club captain Nick Fenton-Wells return from injury to take a place on the bench while Mike Le Bourgeois and Jake Sharp …

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Kirsten Oswald to stand for Scottish National Party

SCOTTISH National Party candidate Kirsten Oswald believes that MPs must prioritise the needs of their constituents. HOPEFUL: Kirsten Oswald joined the SNP in June. The second candidate to be announced, Ms Oswald says she will keep her “finger on the …

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Stevi Ritchie: there's a bit of Scottish in me, I want my own TV show and I …

It wasn't because Simon Cowell and Cheryl Fenandez Versini returned to the hot seat. Nor was it because mouthy Spice Girl Melanie Brown brought a refreshing perspective to the judging panel. It was simply down to the fact that a legend was born …

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Rise in number of Scottish university applications

They reveal that a total of 45,100 Scottish students have applied for a higher education place across the UK. Education Secretary Angela Constance said: “The latest Ucas figures make for hugely encouraging reading. Recent years have already seen record …

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Scotland Season Ticket on sale NOW – Scottish Football …

News. Share via Facebook; Share via MySpace; Share via StumbleUpon; Share via Delicious; Share via Digg; Share via Twitter … News, Fixtures and Results, Every Game. Every Goal, Fans' Social Stream, Social, Archives, …

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Ryan Runcie missing: Search for Scottish teenager last seen 30 miles from home

Ryan Runcie is described as being of slim build, 6ft 4in tall, with long brown hair. Share; Share; Tweet; +1; Email. Police Scotland. Ryan Runcie. POLICE are searching for a 16-year-old boy who went missing from home yesterday.. Ryan Runcie was last …

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Northampton Town & County Scottish Association celebrate Burns Night with …

The evening continued with a variety of Scottish country dancing to the music of Peter Scatterty, with many joining in – even though it was a new experience for some. All in all it was a very happy evening with colourful kilts and sashes swinging.

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Scottish Secretary welcomes Coastal Communities grant to Campbeltown …

This week has seen the futures of coastal towns and villages across Scotland boosted from £9.58m of UK government funding through the Coastal Communities fund. The announcement of the specific awards was made on a visit to Rothesay by Chief …

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Block on fracking in Scotland announced by minister

He added: "Onshore gas and oil will benefit the Scottish economy, not only directly, with jobs created through oil and gas extraction, but also indirectly, as oil and gas is a critical raw material for the chemicals industry at facilities such as …

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Confidence falls in 'testing times' for Scottish farmers, Bank of Scotland …

Prof MacRae said: “These are clearly testing times for Scottish farmers. “The fall in confidence in this year's survey reflects the current backdrop of depressed agricultural prices. “The broadly negative views toward the implementation of CAP, coupled …

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Scottish advice agency 'bewildered' over limited devolved powers

The head of the leading advice agency in Scotland has expressed 'disappointment and bewilderment' at the failure of proposed devolved powers to Scotland to allow the Scottish Government real power over welfare and social security. Commenting on the …

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Third of Scots unskilled, unemployed or on benefits | UK …

ALMOST one third of Scotland's working age adults are unskilled, unemployed or living on benefits, shocking new figures have revealed. … Home · News · UK; Lack of skills leaves 1 in 3 Scots mired in poverty …

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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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