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Johann Lamont standing down as Scottish Labour leader

Johann Lamont has quit as leader of the Scottish Labour Party after accusing the UK party leadership of treating Scotland as a "branch office". A Scottish party source said Ms Lamont had "had enough" and felt she did not have the support of the UK party.

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5% Scottish planning fees hike criticised

“However, the Scottish Government's own planning performance framework monitoring shows a system which falls far short of the standards of customer service, speed and efficiency that the country needs if new development is to stimulate economic growth …

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Lamont: Westminster Labour treats Scottish party as 'branch office'

Just as the SNP must embrace that devolution is the settled will of the Scottish people, the Labour Party must recognise that the Scottish party has to be autonomous and not just a branch office of a party based in London. Scotland has chosen to remain …

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Johann Lamont resigns as Scottish Labour leader: I'd become story and it's not …

Lamont took over a party wrecked by the 2011 Scottish election result and facing the daunting prospect of the SNP machine steamrollering Scotland to independence. And she said: “I am proud of what we have achieved over the last three years. The …

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15 quick thoughts on the resignation of Johann Lamont as Scottish Labour leader

it's worth remembering that there were pre-referendum tensions between Scottish and UK Labour about how much devolution they ought to propose – with a number of Scottish Labour MPs suggesting they'd boycott the Scottish Labour conference because …

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Johann Lamont resigns – what now for Scottish Labour?

After a poor performance in the Scottish referendum campaign and weeks of briefing against her, Johann Lamont has resigned as Scottish Labour leader. In an interview with the Daily Record, she says: "I am standing down so that the debate our country …

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Saturday's Scottish football

A warm welcome to our live text commentary focusing chiefly on the Scottish Premiership matches kicking off at 15:00 BST but with updates from the other leagues too. Later on we'll keep you updated on what's happening with Scotland's women's team …

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Scottish Health Minster Alex Neils claims more than another 14 Lanarkshire …

Scottish health minister Alex Neil claimed more in expenses than any other of the 14 Lanarkshire-based MSPs last year. The Shotts MSP was paid £34,048.99 in allowances on top of his £102,775 salary as Cabinet Secretary. Mr Neil said the figure was the …

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McAulay targets successful Scottish Cup run

Yoker face a long trip to Peterhead on Saturday to face Longside in the Scottish Junior Cup on Saturday — and McAuley faces an anxious wait to see how many of his squad will make the trip. He said: “We'll probably go slightly stronger for that one, we …

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Johann Lamont to step down as Scottish Labour leader

The news comes just weeks after Ms Lamont had said she wanted to lead the party in to the 2016 Holyrood elections and become first minister. Despite being part of the successful No campaign, Ms Lamont is said to be stepping down amid criticism of her …

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Watch the amazing shot by Scottish golfer that has become internet hit

THE video of 21-year-old Greg Walker's incredible shot at Elie in Fife has been viewed over 1.1 million times since it was posted on YouTube on Wednesday. Share; Share; Tweet; +1; Email. Kenny Smith photography. Greg back at the scene of his triumph.

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'Proud' Johann Lamont takes swipe at London as she quits as Scottish Labour …

She is said to have become disillusioned with internal criticism of her leadership and interference from London in the running of Scottish Labour. In a Daily Record interview, she said: “I am proud of what we have achieved over the last three years. We …

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Saturday's Scottish gossip

Mike Ashley is on the brink of winning the battle for control of Rangers, with key shareholder Sandy Easdale preferring the Newcastle owner's offer of an emergency loan. (Sun). Former Rangers skipper Richard Gough says it is "unbelievable" that Mike …

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Johann Lamont Quits As Scottish Labour Leader

In the weeks after the Scottish independence referendum, the Glasgow MSP had said she wanted to lead Labour into the 2016 Holyrood elections and become First Minister. Ms Lamont wanted the party to have more autonomy in Scotland and claimed some …

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Johann Lamont to step down as leader of the Scottish Labour Party

Earlier this week, Scottish Labour was described as "going through a period of reflection" after last month's independence referendum, which saw large numbers of the party's supporters vote to leave the UK, despite the overall majority of Scots backing …

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Abdul's full of praise for Scottish top flight

Osman said: "In my opinion, Scottish football is better than League One and League Two. The mentality of how teams want to play is different. "It is more tactical and you play more football. In League One and Two, in some games you hardly touch the ball.

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WATCH Scottish Ballet workshops in Berwick

Scottish Ballet were in Berwick as part of their 'Up Front' tour which included two performances at Berwick's Maltings Theatre. The first half was a selection of six short pieces, some of which was created for the company. The second half was given …

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Johann Lamont to quit as Scottish Labour leader

Johann Lamont to quit as Scottish Labour leader. Johann Lamont. Pic: Jane Barlow. Published on the 24 October 2014 21:23. Published 24/10/2014 21:23. Print this. Sponsored by. Botanic Lights. Johann Lamont is to stand down as Scottish Labour leader, …

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Who might take over from Johann Lamont as Labour leader announces …

HAS had plenty to say in private about Scottish Labour's failings – but will he now front up in public? He fought a dogged street campaign in the referendum making him a household name and nationalist hate figure. Shrewd operator but no deep …

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Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont resigns

Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont is to quit. Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont is to quit. Lamont's decision, confirmed tonight, comes after sustained fire internally over her leadership of the party during and after the independence referendum …

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Johann Lamont to stand down as leader of Scottish Labour

She became leader of Scottish Labour in 2011, succeeding Iain Gray after the party's defeat in 2011's Scottish Parliament election. Her decision to stand down comes after the party's last First Minister said Scottish Labour needed to rediscover its …

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Fears for drivers as Scotland's drink limit is cut | UK | News …

LAW-ABIDING Scots could be turned into criminals after just one drink because the Scottish Government will lower the drink-drive limit in the run-up to Christmas, it was claimed yesterday.

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NHS Scotland computer project is late and over budget | UK …

A NEW computer system for Scotland's NHS 24 phone service is on course to be almost twice its budget and more than two years late, the country's public spending watchdog has revealed. … Follow us on Twitter · Check us on Google+ · Subscribe to our rss feed. TODAY'S PAPER. todays-paper. Saturday, 25th October 2014. […]

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Sunlight is key to fighting obesity and diabetes, Scots …

Sunlight is key to fighting childhood obesity and diabetes, Scots scientists reveal …. 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 Premiership – Hayes strike sees off Motherwell

Scottish Premiership – Hayes strike sees off Motherwell. An early Jonny Hayes strike in an uninspiring encounter was enough for Aberdeen to see off a Motherwell side whose wretched run of form continued in the Scottish Premiership. 4 hours ago PA Sport …

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Brian Kennedy tries to thwart Mike Ashley's move for control at Scottish club …

Brian Kennedy staged a desperate 11th hour bid on Friday night to thwart Mike Ashley's move for control at Rangers on an incredible day in the Ibrox power battle. The Sale Sharks owner, who joined forces with the Blue Knights in a failed attempt to …

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Scottish Premiership: McCall confident Motherwell can recover

Stuart McCall is confident he can turn around Motherwell's after they lost a fourth straight Scottish Premiership game. The Steelmen remain second bottom after a 1-0 loss to Aberdeen settled by a second-minute goal by Jonny Hayes. It was a poor game of …

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Lightsource opens Scottish office; predicts PV 'boom'

Nick Boyle, CEO at Lightsource Renewable Energy, explained the company's decision to open a Scottish office: “The habit of turning on a light, running a bath, or flicking the kettle on is not going out of fashion, and with the UK's fossil fuels …

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In pictures: How Polish photographer Konrad Borkowski fell in love with the …

In pictures: Outlander memes that have gone viral · Creative Scotland reveal plans for a Scottish movie studio in new film strategy · Shop. Search: Hot Topic: Discover Scotland; – Glasgow · Facebook …

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Audit Scotland raises concerns over three Scottish NHS boards

Scotland's financial watchdog has flagged up concerns about the accounts of three Scottish health boards. In a report laid before the Scottish Parliament, Audit Scotland highlighted weaknesses in the financial management of NHS Highland and NHS Orkney.

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Johann Lamont to stand down as Scottish Labour leader

Johann Lamont is to stand down as leader of the Scottish Labour Party after accusing her Westminster colleagues of treating Scotland as a "branch office" of London. Ms Lamont also described some Labour MPs as "dinosaurs" who failed to recognise that …

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New Scottish film studio to be launched – Scottish Statesman

Scotland's main arts and creative funding body has unveiled new plans to launch a Scottish film studio in a bid to re-energise and grow the industry, attracting greater inward investment and utilising Scotland's under-appreciated creative talents. In it's new three-year strategy, Creative … About the Author. Scottish Statesman – The Scottish Statesman is an online […]

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Circular Economy On Show At Scottish Resource Conference 2014

Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's Sandy Rodger, will deliver keynote speeches across the two-day event, discussing the latest updates from the Scottish Government and its partners, and how Scotland can lead …

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Football – Meekings hails Scottish talent

But both teams have started the season well and go into their meeting in the Highlands on Saturday in the top three of the Scottish Premiership. And Meekings feels United can be proud of the fact they are producing players that big clubs want to sign.

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Johann Lamont resigns as leader of Scottish Labour party

Johann Lamont is to stand down as the leader of the Scottish Labour party. The Glasgow Pollok MSP has represented her constituency since 1999 and has been leader since December 2011. In the weeks after the referendum Lamont said she wanted to lead …

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