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Lloyds appoints chairman of Scottish Widows

LONDON (Reuters) – Lloyds Banking Group (LLOY.L) has appointed Nick Prettejohn as chairman of its pensions company Scottish Widows Group. The former chairman of Brit Insurance (BRIT.L) was also named as a non-executive director of Lloyds Banking …

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Scottish Independence Will Boost Northern England Jobs Market, Claims SNP's …

The Scottish National Party is trying to drum up support in the North of England by claiming that bordering an independent Scotland will help boost jobs and business prospects in the region. According to extracts from a speech that the SNP's leader …

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Kilmarnock in Scottish Professional Football League forgery probe

Kilmarnock in Scottish Professional Football League forgery probe. Apr 24, 2014 07:41; By Keith Jackson; 0 Comments. Share; Share; Tweet; +1; Email. RECORD SPORT can reveal the league's top brass have ordered an urgent investigation into an alleged …

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Scottish managers under more pressure – Strachan

Moyes' dismissal leaves Paul Lambert at Aston Villa as the only Scottish manager currently operating in the English Premier League, compared with a recent high water mark of seven from a nation which prides itself on producing so many of the profession …

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Scottish independence: Holyrood clashes over EU

THE Scottish Government has come under attack from opposition parties for taking an “inconsistent” position regarding EU membership and Scottish independence. The SNP administration wants to negotiate the “specific terms” of an independent Scotland's …

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Fresh Impetus to CAP Implementation in Scotland Must …

NFU Scotland has met Defra Secretary of State Owen Paterson, urging the Minister to keep playing his part in identifying all options available to Scotland with regards to introducing new CAP rules in 2015.

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Games can take leaf out of Midnight Leagues

Robison, Member of the Scottish Parliament for Dundee City East, took time out of her busy schedule planning this year's major sporting event to witness first hand a Bank of Scotland Midnight League session in full flow on Good Friday. And she was …

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CHVRCHES, Boards of Canada and Biffy Clyro longlisted for Scottish Album of …

The longlist for The Scottish Album of the Year Award 2013 has been announced, with CHVRCHES, Boards of Canada and last year's winner RM Hubbert among the nominees. The prize honours Scottish artists who produced albums between January and …

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DWP warns on shared welfare system with independent Scotland

The Department for Work and Pensions has signalled it will take a tough line on breaking up the welfare system in the event of Scottish independence, saying that without sharing the pound it would “not be possible” to share a payments system, and it …

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Scottish independence: Cameron's St George plea

Scottish voters will decide on September 18 whether to split from the rest of the UK in favour of an independent future. Mr Cameron said: “This St George's Day, I want us to reflect on one of England's greatest achievements: its role in the world's …

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Tradfest explores 'Revival and Renaissance' in the year of Scottish Homecoming …

Only in its second year, Tradfest returns to Edinburgh for a fortnight celebrating Celtic arts and Scottish cultural traditions this month, presenting a programme busy with talks, tours, music, art, theatre and puppetry, among many other elements. It …

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BREAKING NEWS: Kenny MacAskill halts plan to scrap …

JUSTICE Secretary Kenny MacAskill has delayed plans to scrap corroboration from Scots law in an embarrassing climbdown.

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Scottish Independence: Gordon Brown pensions claim

He said: “We are not trying to campaign to influence the Scottish voter but we are a business organisation and on the business issues – jobs in Scotland, growth in Scotland, living standards in Scotland – we have a view: we don't think the economic …

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SPFL: Hearts defender Jamie Hamill charged by Scottish Football Association

Hearts defender Jamie Hamill has been issued with a notice of complaint by the Scottish Football Association's compliance officer Vincent Lunny for knocking down Ross County manager Derek Adams in Saturday's Scottish Premiership clash at Tynecastle.

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Lottery winners top up Scottish independence coffers with 3 million pound …

Colin Weir, a former cameraman, and his wife Chris, a former nurse, are from a seaside resort near the Scottish city of Glasgow and won 161,653,000 pounds ($271.72 million) in the Euromillions draw in 2011. The Sunday Times, which is in the process of …

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Scottish word of the week: Disneyland

How has Walt Disney's world-renowned resort found itself as an entry in a Scots dictionary? In Ian Crofton's A Dictionary of Scottish Phrase and Fable, Disneyland refers to “any institution or workplace where nothing runs as it should, so-called …

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Iain Duncan Smith warns over costs of Scottish welfare pledges

His department said the UK government would never agree to the Scottish government's demands that it would share the DWP's IT and payments systems during a transition period after a yes vote while at the same time dropping UK policies it did not like …

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Scottish landowners express fears on right-to-buy

The finding was included in an independent study that found members of the body representing landowners, Scottish Land & Estates (SLE), contribute £471 million to Scotland's output. An estimated 8,114 full-time jobs are linked to SLE membership, which …

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Scottish Independence: What do the English think?

With a referendum on Scottish independence just five months away – both the Prime Minister and Scotland's first minister have marked Saint Georges Day with messages about independence. David Cameron has urged Scotland to remain united with England …

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Murray breaks down in tears at Scottish ceremony « Artesia …

Local news for Artesia New Mexico and the surrounding Pecos Valley. Home · eEdition … Andy Murray broke into tears Wednesday as he accepted a civic honor in his Scottish hometown of Dunblane. Murray, who was …

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The RSPB: News: Scotland's Big Nature Festival Returns

Thousands of wildlife and nature lovers are expected to flock to the third annual Scottish Birdfair on the 10th and 11th May making it the biggest and best yet.

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Gordon Brown reveals five 'big positives' Scotland gets from UK

Mr Brown's 45-minute address came under a backdrop of narrowing polls and rising calls for Scottish Labour grandees to play a more active role in persuading Scots to vote against independence. The Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath MP reflected recent calls for …

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Biffy Clyro on long-list for Scottish Album of the Year

Biffy said: "We're delighted to be longlisted for The SAY Award, alongside some of our favourite Scottish artists!” XFM's Jim Gellatly was one of the nominators for the long-list. “I think it's the strongest list yet, with a lot of my favourites in …

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Scottish referendum groups officially confirmed by Electoral Commission

Earlier this week, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Glasgow Caledonian universities resigned their membership; meanwhile Highlands and Islands Enterprise and the Scottish Qualifications Authority became the latest public agencies to stand down, …

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Get the Claymores out the Thatches… – Newsnet Scotland

Scottish News, News Scotland – Politics, Referendum, Economy, Culture and intelligent opinion | Newsnet Scotland, uniquely Scottish.

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Has he taken Celtic as far as he can? | FootballFanCast.com

Unsurprisingly, in the absence of their only genuine title rivals, Celtic have walked away with the Scottish crown for the past two seasons, three including the last SPL campaign Rangers were involved in. The current term has been most telling of the SPL's limited competitiveness; the Hoops have claimed 89 …. Recommended for you. You'll […]

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Battle of St George's Day as Cameron and Salmond take …

DAVID Cameron and Alex Salmond will battle over Scotland's future today as England celebrates St George's Day. … London, UK · HOME · News · Sport · Comment · Finance · Travel · Entertainment · Life & Style · Pictures.

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People of Scotland – vote yes, and set us English free

As the debate over Scottish independence hots up, it is becoming clear that some voters in Scotland are worried that a yes vote in September will condemn the English to never-ending rule by the Tories. While I appreciate their concern, especially on St …

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Jamie Hamill faces a charge of 'excessive misconduct' from Scottish FA

Following Saturday's Scottish Premiership match, the Hearts midfielder faces a charge of "excessive misconduct" from the Scottish FA after knocking Ross County manager Derek Adams to the ground. STV Sport's Jamie Borthwick has more on the story here.

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Scottish Government confident new National exams will go well

They have replaced Standard Grades and will be the first exams to be held under the new Curriculum for Excellence. Concerns have been raised by teaching unions and parents about the new assessments but the minister for learning, Alasdair Allan, said …

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Agency: banking system in independent Scotland risks Iceland-style meltdown

In a detailed analysis of where the Scottish banking system would stand after a yes vote, Standard & Poor's concluded it would be "challenging" for a government in Edinburgh to support its banks without the backing of London because their assets would …

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Scottish independence and civic nationalism

It provides the creed of the yes campaign (for Greens and Scottish Socialists as well as for the SNP) because the UK is, as it has been for most of its history, a mechanism for limiting popular participation in politics to a level consistent with the …

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Scottish Gothic: Northanger Abbey by Val McDermid

In the next instalment of the “Austen Project”, the Scottish crime writer gives her modern-day take on the novel formerly known as Susan. by John Mullan Published 22 April, 2014 – 15:49. StumbleUpon logo Reddit logo Print HTML logo Facebook LikeGoogle …

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Gordon Brown: independence would block building of stronger Scotland

The former chancellor also blasted Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond's plans for an independent Scotland to keep the pound as part of a formal currency union with the rest of the UK, arguing this would leave Scotland in "a semi-colonial position …

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No substitute for experience as Assam's vies for Curry crown

They could be crowned the top curry house in the city but for Assam's, the customer will always be king. They're up for a Best of Glasgow prize in the Scottish Curry Awards on Monday April 28 at the Thistle Hotel. But Assam's manager Ozzy Rashid is …

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