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Scottish child cancer deaths fall by one-third over 10 years

The charity's Scottish spokeswoman Lisa Adams said: "It's so encouraging to see more and more children surviving cancer. We hope the figures released today will inspire people to give what they can." Much of the success in tackling childhood cancers is …

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Independence will put 'a million Scottish jobs at risk'

Launching a new poster campaign tomorrow, campaign chairman Alistair Darling is expected to say: "A million Scottish jobs rely on trade within the UK. "That is a million opportunities for families in Scotland because we are in the UK and I want to …

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House of Cards creator speaks out on Scottish referendum

As author of the best-selling novel and award-winning TV show House of Cards, he created one of the most villainous political characters in history. The fictional Francis Urquhart, portrayed on screen by the late Ian Richardson in the UK and Kevin …

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Scottish independence: Alex Salmond in voter call

“Hundreds of thousands of people, many of whom have never voted in their lives, are now engaged in the most exciting, participative and powerful debate in Scottish political history. “Even the most ardent No supporters now accept that an independent …

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Scottish independence: Alexander blasts debt threat

The Chief Secretary to the Treasury made the call in a letter to Scottish finance secretary John Swinney demanding the withdrawal of the SNP's “bogus” debt threat. The UK cabinet minister, prominent figure in the debate, has attacked what he claimed …

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Scottish police watchdog in 'stooshie' over ethics

But at a meeting of the Scottish Police Authority (SPA) last week, members expressed their frustration at not being properly consulted over the proposal. The development comes after SPA chairman Vic Emery complained to members of the Scottish …

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Labour claims independence 'will cost Scottish defence jobs'

Shadow defence secretary Vernon Coaker says it is 'beyond doubt' that Scottish independence would cost defence jobs. Mr Coaker visited Rosyth shipyard to meet staff working on Royal Navy's aircraft carriers, and listen to their views on Scottish …

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Scottish independence: 18 days to referendum – live

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender supporters of Scottish independence have today published their Rainbow Paper, which sets out several ways in which equal rights could be progressed in an independent Scotland. The Yes LGBT group, which …

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'dangerous' defense plan for independent Scotland

The Scottish National Party's (SNP) proposed policies for defending an independent Scotland have been denounced as “dangerous” and “amateurish” by a former NATO commander. … Keep up with the news by installing RT's extension for . Never miss a story with this clean and simple app that delivers the latest headlines to you. Version ▽; […]

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Scottish independence: Sturgeon makes pensions vow

THE SNP has pledged to guarantee the level of current UK state pensions under independence. The party sent pledge cards to Scotland's 1.2 million pensioners vowing an independent Scotland would ensure the state pension keeps “up with the cost of …

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I am part-Scottish and part-English, and I think we are better off sticking …

I am part-Scottish and part-English, and I think we are better off sticking together. We are a family, and like any family have our differences. By Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith on Monday, 1 September 2014 …

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Scottish independence: Either way, Westminster's grip on union is diminished

Scottish independence would become active in 2016, the centenary of the Easter rising and the year of the Irish general election. Sinn Fein could present it as a step to a united, or federal, Ireland with friendly links to Scotland and the UK through …

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Scottish ex-servicewoman overcomes personal battle with multiple sclerosis …

FORMER servicewoman Mary Wilson has battled injury and illness to complete an amazing challenge, scaling all 282 Scottish Munros. She has multiple sclerosis and shoulder problems from an Army injury but says her time in the service made her tough …

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Cancer charity's campaign to thank Scottish family who raised £200k blasts off …

BLOOD cancer charity and bone marrow register, Anthony Nolan, have taken to social media to thank the Newton Mearns family who raised £200,000 for them. Share; Share; Tweet; +1; Email. Paul Chappells. Ayesha Siddiqui and her mum Noreen Siddiqui.

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Westwood Enters Scottish Hall Of Fame

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD will tonight be inducted into the Scottish Fashion Awards Hall of Fame. The English designer joins previous honorees including Stella Tennant, Rankin, Albert Watson, Colin McDowell and Sam McKnight in receiving the accolade, …

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Monday's Scottish gossip

Sporting Gijon's Serbian striker Stefan Scepovic has pulled out of a £2.4m move to Celtic at the last minute, telling the Scottish champions he would prefer to stay in Spain. (Various). The former Ajax striker Patrick Kluivert has "110%" ruled himself …

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Scottish referendum: What would an independent Scotland look like?

Elections to the Scottish parliament would take place in May 2016, after which a convention would be established to set up this new country's constitution. Meanwhile, Scottish people, stunned by the enormity of their decision, would slowly begin to …

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Franz Ferdinand, Mogwai and more sign up for Scottish yes vote rally

In a statement, Mogwai called the referendum a “once in a lifetime opportunity” for Scottish people “to take our place on the global stage and show the world what we are made of”. Frightened Rabbit said the concert is a way to “reach out” to undecided …

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Scottish independence: Deadline looms for vote registration

Labour's Shadow Scottish Secretary Margaret Curran MP said: "There are just 17 days to go until Scots vote in the independence referendum, and many people are already voting by post. "Two years of work is about to culminate in two weeks of all out …

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Scottish archive inspires writers from Caribbean

As part of the initiative, funded by the British Council in Scotland, the Scottish writer Jane Harris is to spend time researching in the Caribbean for three weeks in September. Ms McCaulay's research led her to analyse a series of Scottish merchant …

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Scottish independence: Yes campaign accused of coordinating Nationalist mobs …

Jim Murphy, Labour's shadow international development secretary, went public with the claims while announcing a 72-hour suspension of his Scottish tour due to safety fears. Better Together contacted police this week after Mr Murphy's '100 towns in 100 …

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Scottish Independence: Scotland's Food and Drink Sector Eyes Creating 10000 …

A Bank of Scotland report has claimed that the Scottish food and drink sector could create 10,000 jobs within five years but did not outline how independence would affect this number. According to the bank's survey of 100 business, two thirds of …

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Scotland's complicity with empire does not disqualify it from …

The hills and lochs of Scotland are an unlikely place to recall the words of India's first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, but they kept echoing in my head last week as I headed west from Glasgow: "A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, […]

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Scotland hosts World Haggis Eating championship …

Martin Bristow was crowned the winner of the haggis contest, eating a pound of the sheep innards pudding in one minute and 47 seconds, according to Heart Scotland News. Amid the fun and games the debate over the …

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Shoreline Area News: Scottish dancers at Sunday market …

A highlight of today's Farmers Market in Lake Forest Park was the Royal Scottish Country Dancers who were advertising the start of their new classes which start September 17, 2014. The classes will be held at The Northwest …

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Independence 'puts 1m jobs at risk'

Campaign chairman Alistair Darling will launch a new poster campaign in Greenock tomorrow featuring Scots who are saying "no thanks" to independence. "A million Scottish jobs rely on trade within the UK," he is expected to say. "That is a million …

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Independence 'puts 1m jobs at risk'

Campaign chairman Alistair Darling will launch a new poster campaign in Greenock tomorrow featuring Scots who are saying "no thanks" to independence. "A million Scottish jobs rely on trade within the UK," he is expected to say. "That is a million …

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London Scottish 19-38 Glasgow: Warriors on top

Scottish should have scored an interception but Matt Williams cut in rather than back himself on the outside but the winger made amends later when he put Dan Newton over for the Exiles' second try, and Mike Doneghan scored from a cross-field kick for …

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Eurozone stagnation hinders Scottish economic recovery

The recent report from Scottish Engineering showed that a combination of sterling strength and a return to real weakness in our key markets at the core of the eurozone has stalled recovery of this critical sector – and the same must apply to other …

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Scottish Banks Salivating at the Prospects for an Independent Scotland of 6 …

So whilst the Scottish Nationalists convientely try to forget the fact that had Scotland been Independant at the time of the financial crisis of 2008 then its bankrupt banks, namely RBS and HBOS given their more than £2 trillion of liabilities would …

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An egalitarian belief belies real Scottish Establishment

Writing in the foreword to his 1992 book, Anatomy of Scotland: How Scotland Works, the journalist Magnus Linklater (Eton and Cambridge) said it would "be very hard to talk about a Scottish 'establishment'", his reasoning being the "notion of clubland …

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Scottish independence: Curran complacency warning

SHADOW Scottish secretary Margaret Curran has warned Labour supporters against complacency in the closing stages of the referendum campaign saying the SNP would “say and do anything” to win independence. The shadow cabinet minister issued a …

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Scottish police watchdog in 'stooshie' over ethics

But at a meeting of the Scottish Police Authority (SPA) last week, members expressed their frustration at not being properly consulted over the proposal. The development comes after SPA chairman Vic Emery complained to members of the Scottish …

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Scottish Independence: Carmichael devolution vow

He added: “In the event of a No vote I want to move on this quickly because the way we have done this in the past has been about building the broadest possible consensus across Scottish public life so you bring in business, you bring in the voice of …

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London Scottish 19-38 Glasgow, Exiles dominate second half

AT HALF-TIME in this game, Gregor Townsend was basking in the warm glow of a job well done, comfortable in the knowledge that his side was well set for the arrival of Pro12 Champions Leinster on Saturday. His team had bossed the first 40 minutes with …

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