Presiding Officer Tricia Marwick putting family first to right her 'one great regret'

Holyrood’s Presiding Officer, Tricia Marwick, has announced she will stand down at the next Scottish parliamentary election.

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New Scotland Bill ‘reflects Smith Commission’

The new Scotland Bill "reflects the Smith Commission agreement", lawyers have said, and retailers have urged Holyrood to use its new powers to make ...

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Commons Speaker John Bercow praises SNP ‘solidarity’

Speaker John Bercow has praised SNP MPs for their "solidarity" as dozens of the group pour into the Commons for each maiden speech.

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UK

Middle aged are ‘hidden drinkers’

Middle-aged Britons are more likely than young adults to exceed alcohol limits, a study has found.

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Missing dog found after three years

A Staffordshire bull terrier missing for three years has been reunited with her owners thanks to a microchip.

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Queen’s Speech: Scotland promised ‘strong and lasting constitutional settlement’

Scotland will be given a “strong and lasting constitutional settlement” through the UK Government’s plans for further devolution, the Queen has said.

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Corfu gas deaths mother slams Thomas Cook

The mother of two children who were killed by carbon monoxide poisoning on holiday in Corfu has said Thomas Cook's belated apology and promises to ...

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Smoking ban ‘boosts child health’

Many thousands of children may have been spared serious illness and admission to hospital by the smoking ban in England, research has shown.

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Rail workers plan two new pay strikes

Network Rail workers are to stage two strikes next month after a new pay offer was rejected.

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Armed raid on post office foiled

Fast-acting police have foiled an armed raid on a post office after catching three men in the act.

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