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Blow to Unionists as 51% of Scots back independence in new poll

A majority of Scots also said that the country would be independent within 15 years

MOST voters north of the Border back independence, according to a Panelbase poll.

12:00am Monday 1 May 2017

Going Local: Turning around scandal-hit North Lanarkshire Council may prove to be a superhuman task

The local authority includes Coatbridge, where Julie McAnulty is standing as an independent after quitting the SNP over a racism row

NORTH Lanarkshire is a lot of things – a former industrial powerhouse, the mid-way point between Edinburgh and Glasgow and the home of Scots comic book superhero Mark Millar.

12:00am Monday 1 May 2017

Protester Sean Clerkin brings Holyrood committee to a halt over Bedroom Tax 2 petition

Clerkin said that being denied the chance to give evidence was undemocratic. Photograph: Mark Gibson

HOUSING campaigner and inveterate protester Sean Clerkin brought a Holyrood committee to a halt yesterday after claiming he had been denied his democratic right to give evidence to MSPs.

12:00am Friday 28 April 2017

Ruth Davidson caught breaking parliamentary rules to promote the Tory party

Pic: Gordon Terris/The Herald

Ruth Davidson is to be probed by Holyrood bosses after she was caught campaigning on the Scottish Parliamentary estate in breach of strict rules.

1:27pm Friday 28 April 2017

SNP bosses due to select candidates for five Westminster seats not held by party

SNP business convener Derek Mackay is overseeing a faster selection process

SNP bosses are today expected to finalise the selection of candidates to stand in the five Westminster seats in Scotland not currently held by the party.

12:00am Wednesday 26 April 2017

Going Local: Is the vast Aberdeenshire council area just too big to consider itself ‘local’?

Fishing is one of the key industries in Aberdeenshire. Photograph: Stewart Attwood

NEXT week’s local election, perhaps more so than any other in recent years, has been dominated by events that no town hall has control over.

12:00am Friday 28 April 2017

'Mr Project Fear' Blair McDougall to stand for Labour at the General Election

Blair McDougall, who was Better Together’s head strategist, will be up against sitting SNP MP Kirsten Oswald in East Renfrewshire

LABOUR was last night accused of “wheeling out Mr Project Fear” by selecting the former Better Together boss Blair McDougall to challenge the SNP in a bid to regain East Renfrewshire at the General Election.

12:00am Thursday 27 April 2017

Wee Ginger Dug: Why this General Election will be Scotland’s last …

From another planet? Ukip MEP David Coburn

IT’S week two of the General Election campaign that no-one wanted except the woman who says no to an independence referendum on the grounds that she doesn’t want it. The party whose clothes Theresa May has stolen has revealed its big election…

12:00am Wednesday 26 April 2017

Victim: I’d refuse to fill out rape clause benefit form

Nicola Sturgeon will today condemn the 'grotesque policy' that requires women to declare rape to claim child tax credits

A RAPE victim has told how she would not endure the humiliation of completing the “rape clause” form to qualify for benefits for a third child.

12:00am Tuesday 25 April 2017

David Davis has told the Scottish Government that plans to keep Scotland in the single market won't work

Davis, the UK's Brexit secretary, sent the letter to his Scottish counterpart

SCOTLAND – know your place. That was the message from Brexit secretary David Davis to the Scottish Government. Yesterday, his SNP counterpart in Edinburgh, Michael Russell, released a letter sent to him by Davis about the Scottish Government’s…

12:00am Saturday 29 April 2017
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