Glenrothes victory a sign of election success ahead, says SNP

The SNP has claimed that the battle for Westminster is very much on, after emerging victorious in a crucial Fife by-election.

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MSP says claims of police call room crisis are ‘deeply alarming’

A “critical incident” was narrowly avoided as calls to the police were “dropped” because of staff shortages, MSPs have been told.

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Majority of Scots-born voters backed independence

A majority of people born in Scotland voted for independence, according to the most extensive research carried out into last year’s referendum.

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Meredith Kercher’s mother ‘shocked’ by Knox and Sollecito acquittals

The mother of murdered British student Meredith Kercher has said she is "surprised and very shocked" by an Italian court's decision to overturn the ...

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VIDEO: Jeremy Clarkson gets on his bike

Jeremy Clarkson faces an uncertain future and possible police action after being dropped by the BBC as host of Top Gear.

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Harry Styles shares One Direction fans’ tears at Zayn Malik’s departure

Harry Styles appeared to break down in tears on stage as he apparently struggled to come to terms with Zayn Malik's sudden departure from boyband One ...

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One in 20 students working in sex industry to pay their way, says survey

Students are turning to sex work in order to reduce loan debt and fund their basic lifestyle while at university, according to a major study.

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Watch: Terrifying video of quad biker tearing through city centre

A teenage boy who rode a quad bike the wrong way into oncoming traffic is "lucky to be alive", police have said.

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Bad form? — Aintree wants to curb photographers ‘looking for a negative shot’ on Ladies Day

It has become a tradition as much as the horse racing, but this year bosses at the Grand National will aim to cover up the modesty of Liverpool ...

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Magazine rates Russell Brand among world’s top thinkers

Comedian Russell Brand has been voted the world’s fourth most important thinker by readers of intellectual magazine Prospect.

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