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New powers for Scotland 'watered down' claim SNP — RT UK

The Scottish National Party (SNP) has accused Prime Minister David Cameron of “watering down” new powers promised to Scotland following the independence referendum last year. … 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. العربية […]

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Election 2015: Scottish political parties mark 100 days to vote

Scotland's political parties mark 100 days to go to the General Election by promoting some of their key messages. The SNP argues it can be a powerful voice promoting Scottish interests. Jim Murphy said Scottish Labour votes could "help end Tory rule …

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Scotland star Ryan Wilson condemned by Scottish Rugby chiefs after assault …

In a statement, Scottish Rugby said "This has been a wholly regrettable episode. Regardless of the verdict there is absolutely no place in the game, on or off the pitch, for the sort of behaviour that has led to criminal proceedings being taken. "Rugby …

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Scottish man gets new bionic arm | UK | News | Daily Express

A CRUSH survivor who lost his arm in a horrific accident is hoping for a new lease of life with a bionic replacement.

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Scotland rugby star guilty of assault while dressed as Batman

A SCOTTISH international rugby star has been fined £750 after assaulting another player while dressed as Batman on a Hallowe'en night out.

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Scottish Labour 'face disaster' – Daily Express

The Sky News projection placed the Tories on 265 seats and the SNP as potential kingmakers with 53 out of Scotland's 59 Westminster seats. Labour would lose 36 seats, leaving it with just five Scottish MPs. But asked if he …

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Scottish Recruitment Market gears up for 2015

Demand for skilled professionals will increase in 2015, according to research by recruitment firm Eden Scott. The outlook for the year is relatively optimistic despite a universal concern that finding suitable candidates will be much more challenging …

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Charlie Mann pair set for Scottish Cheltenham Trials Day at Musselburgh

Upper Lambourn trainer Charlie Mann is planning a two-horse raid at Musselburgh on Scottish Cheltenham Trials Day on Sunday. The Upper Lambourn trainer intends to take Seventh Sky for the John Smith's Future Champions Novice Chase, with …

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Shy Kiwi Hugh Blake out to prove himself to Scottish fans

Andy Robinson was so fond of pulling rabbits from the selection hat that his squad announcements were not so much a Who's Who of Scottish rugby as a Who's He? Tom Heathcote, Blair Cowan, Kieran Low and, ahem, Steven Shingler were all picked before …

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More powers for Scotland – what happens next? – News stories

The UK government has published draft legislation on the further powers for Scotland set out in the Smith Commission Agreement.

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New Scottish Government energy taskforce meets for first time

A new taskforce set up by the Scottish Government to support jobs in the energy sector is meeting for the first time. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the new body was being established earlier this month. She said at the time it would help …

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£1m fund to support Scottish sporting groups re-opens for applications

The fund, set up to build on the legacy of last year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, is made up of an investment of £500,000 from the Scottish government and £500,000 from the grant-maker the Robertson Trust, and is being delivered by these …

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Report: Chicago Fire set to sign Scottish international Shaun …

Report: Chicago Fire set to sign Scottish international Shaun Maloney from Wigan on Designated Player deal. January 23, 2015. MLSsoccer staff … Igboananike, both of whom signed last month. Find more Fire news at Chicago-Fire.com.

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Scottish farming income 'falls sharply'

Overall, agriculture was worth £823m to the Scottish economy in 2013, up from £630m in the previous year. Initial estimates suggest income for 2014 may have fallen back to about £688m, which – once inflation is taken into account – was "about average …

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Festival celebrates poetic worldof a beloved Scottish character

I believe it has something for everyone and is Scottish culture at its best.” A manuscript copy of 'Tam O'Shanter' in Robert Burns own hand will also be on display during the exhibition. Councillor Alan Moir, convener of development and regeneration …

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Scottish regulator confirms charity linked to JK Rowling tweet has been wound up

The Dignity Project, the Scottish poverty relief charity that courted controversy after apparently calling the author JK Rowling a "bitch" on Twitter for donating £1m to the anti-independence campaign in Scotland, has been wound up. The project, which …

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Call for Holyrood to 'rule out' fracking after moratorium rejected

Environmental campaigners have called on the Scottish Government to act and "rule out" fracking after moves to introduce a moratorium were rejected at Westminster. The UK Government agreed to an "outright ban" on fracking in national parks and accepted …

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Scottish whisky industry 'bigger than UK iron and steel or computers'

The figures make whisky the third biggest industry in Scotland, behind energy and financial services, comprising about 70% of the entire Scottish food and drink sector. The industry dwarfs tourism and the creative sector and is nearly three times the …

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Scottish Labour demand increased safeguards for onshore …

Scottish Labour demand increased safeguards for onshore fracking. Jim Murphy says Scottish Labour would stop onshore fracking from taking place until safeguards are in place.

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Charlie Mann set for Scottish Cheltenham Trials Day at Musselburgh

Upper Lambourn trainer Charlie Mann is planning a two-horse raid at Musselburgh on Scottish Cheltenham Trials Day on Sunday. The Upper Lambourn trainer intends to take Seventh Sky for the John Smith's Future Champions Novice Chase, with …

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Deputy First Minister John Swinney made a ministerial statement on the Smith …

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SNP spurns calls for champion of our pubs – Daily Express

The revelation comes as this newspaper today launches a campaign calling on everyone, including politicians and the police, to do more to support Scottish pubs. Yesterday, in a development which highlights the dire straits …

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Funding for Scottish universities 'held back'

This is 2 per cent down on the figure announced at the same time last year, although the Scottish Funding Council said the totals could not necessarily be compared directly. Institutions' key concern is the suspension of global excellence initiative …

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Favourites to win Spanish elections back Scottish-style referendum for Catalonia

SPAIN's anti-austerity Podemos has backed a Scottish-style referendum for Catalonia as it seeks to take pro-independence votes. SPAIN's anti-austerity Podemos has backed a Scottish-style referendum for Catalonia as it seeks to take pro-independence …

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When the Tyneside Scottish marched to Alnwick to prove their mettle

The camp was used by battalions of the Tyneside Commercials, Tyneside Scottish and Tyneside Irish, who all became part of the Northumberland Fusiliers. The 1st Tyneside Scottish marched from Newcastle to Alnwick on January 29-30, staying overnight in …

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Liberation of Auschwitz marked at Holyrood

Mr Maxwell, SNP MSP for West of Scotland, will lead a members' debate and has laid a motion at the Scottish Parliament that has received cross party support highlighting the opportunity for schools, faith groups and communities across Scotland to …

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Scottish potato vodka Ogilvy launches in UK

Scottish farm Ogilvy has partnered with Heriot-Watt University to launch a small batch, single estate Scottish potato vodka in the UK. Ogilvy-Vodka-Scotland. Small batch Scottish potato vodka Ogilvy is now available to purchase in the UK. Ogilvy Vodka …

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Two held in police chase near Scottish Parliament

Two held in police chase near Scottish Parliament. Two people were detained after reports of a police chase near the Scottish Parliament. Picture: John Devlin. Published on the 27 January 2015 16:19. Published 27/01/2015 16:19 …

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Kanye West or Robbie Burns? Scottish school children confuse To A Mouse …

Ok, so we're pulling your sporran a bit with that one, but a survey from Pollok's Silverburn suggests that three in 10 Scottish school kids get Robbie Burns and the Gold Digger rapper confused. We always treat “research” from shopping centres very …

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IBM denies global jobs culls and Scottish job losses

… has just taken a $600 million charge for workforce rebalancing. This equates to several thousand people, a mere fraction of what's been reported." The company refused to add whether any of the jobs going would be at either of its two Scottish bases.

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Has David Tennant got MORE Scottish in Broadchurch?

One Broadchurch fan, Daniel Capwholdi wrote: 'Is it me or has David Tennant become more Scottish?' while CallMeLisa said: 'Speaking of strong accents I had to turn the subtitles on when I was watching Broadchurch because David Tennant is VERY …

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Government's vow to "protect" airport from Scottish tax risk

The Government will "protect" Newcastle Airport if the Scottish Government slashes air passenger duty when further powers are devolved, Chancellor George Osborne has vowed. Mr Osborne was asked what would be done to protect Newcastle Airport from …

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Wind king on Scottish coal sites

Local councillors have approved a pair of wind farms totalling around 50MW on one-time Scottish Coal properties in the south-west of the country. Members of the South Lanarkshire planning committee today approved the 15-turbine Dalquhandy and …

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Waitrose to add new Scottish store in wider UK expansion

Supermarket chain Waitrose is planning to create 2,000 new jobs across the UK this year which will include expansion in Scotland with a new supermarket in Milngavie. The chain, part of the John Lewis Partnership, plans to open 14 shops across the UK …

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Scottish farming income slides 18% in 2014

“Key sectors of Scottish agriculture are losing money heavily and that fragility is exacerbated by a fracture in trade with Russia and stalling Chinese markets.” Mr Miller called on the EU to use intervention buying and export guarantees urgently, or …

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