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Sturgeon urged to throw out plan to shut Paisley hospital’s only children’s ward

Claims made by Kezia Dugdale proved to be incorrect

KEZIA Dugdale has urged Nicola Sturgeon to step in to prevent the proposed closure of a children’s hospital ward in Paisley, after NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde backed moving in-patient care for youngsters to the Royal Hospital for Children in…

12:00am Friday 24 February 2017

Ruth Davidson's call for 'life to mean life' is branded unnecessary

Ruth Davidson made the call after Paige Doherty's killer, John Leathem, had his minimum term reduced on appeal

RUTH Davidson’s plans to give Scotland’s judges the power to lock up violent criminals and throw away the key, unravelled yesterday, with top lawyers and legal experts calling the measure completely unnecessary.

12:00am Friday 24 February 2017

Nicola Sturgeon advises senior SNP figures: Don’t call it ‘indyref2’

The First Minister said the referendum will be completely different to the first one

NICOLA Sturgeon has told senior allies in the SNP to refrain from using the term “indyref2”.

12:00am Wednesday 22 February 2017

Nicola Sturgeon takes private tour of famous steamboat Queen Mary

First Minister aboard Queen Mary in Glasgow

FIRST Minister Nicola Sturgeon took a private tour of the historic Queen Mary steamship yesterday as efforts to revitalise the vessel continue.

9:51pm Friday 17 February 2017

David Mundell tells MSPs to wait until after Article 50 is triggered for a reply to their Brexit proposals for Scotland

David Mundell insisted that Scotland will not remain in the EU when the UK leaves

THERESA May looks unlikely to respond to Nicola Sturgeon’s proposals for a separate Scottish Brexit deal until after the formal process of leaving the European Union has got underway, it has emerged.

12:00am Thursday 23 February 2017

What’s in a name? Yes supporters debate new term for independence referendum

Nicola Sturgeon told colleagues not to refer to a future independence vote as "indyref2" as that suggested it would be a replay of the vote in 2014

IT was a choice between “indyrefnew” and “newindyref” among Yes supporters on social media after The National revealed the First Minister had told colleagues not to use the term “indyref2”.

12:00am Thursday 23 February 2017

Unacceptable: Andrea Leadsom slammed by Scottish Ministers over Brexit farming meeting

Tory agriculture minister Andrea Leadsom

SCOTTISH Brexit minister Mike Russell has slammed the Tory agriculture minister Andrea Leadsom, after she described a meeting between the two governments as “constructive”.

12:00am Friday 24 February 2017

Letters II: Propoganda is about what is not published as much as what is

The prominence of the Rockall story on the BBC website makes Scotland's untapped oil and gas potential appear remote and too expensive to exploit

THE BBC website had a prominent story yesterday about oil near Rockall. It was propaganda intended to make people think that Scotland’s untapped oil and gas potential is remote and uneconomic. The existence of oil and gas in the Rockall area has…

12:00am Thursday 23 February 2017

Letters I: That’ll be the House of Lords out of hibernation

‘Sweet deal’: Jean-Claude Junker and Nicola Sturgeon

WHERE is the authority of democracy, as the country is gripped by the intervention of the House of Lords in the Brexit on goings ?

12:00am Thursday 23 February 2017

Willie Rennie: SNP would sell their granny on Amazon to secure independence

LibDem leader Willie Rennie said the SNP are pushing an isolationist agenda

LIBDEM leader Willie Rennie has accused the SNP of abandoning principles in their quest for independence, which he says will be a “disaster” leaving Scotland outside of the EU.

12:00am Tuesday 21 February 2017
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