Ruth Davidson calls for oil sector support

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has called for the Chancellor to act now on measures to support the North Sea oil and gas industry.

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‘We felt helpless’ — family describe pain of girl’s long wait to see NHS mental health specialist

A Dundee father has told of the “utter hopelessness” of waiting 10 months for his daughter to receive specialist NHS treatment while she was ...

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John Swinney says Westminster’s budget deficit obsession is flawed

Westminster’s obsession with cutting the budget deficit is fundamentally flawed as it ignores the human cost of austerity, according to Deputy First ...

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Gary Glitter sentenced to 16 years for sex offences

Former glam rock singer Gary Glitter faces dying behind bars after being jailed for 16 years for sexually abusing three schoolgirls.

Loss-making RBS’ £421 million bonus payments ‘outrageous’ — says RBS boss

Royal Bank of Scotland's boss has admitted the lender's £421 million bonus payments were "outrageous" after a seventh straight year of losses.

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Inquest hears marines killed in ‘friendy fire’ incident resquested rocket fire

British soldiers killed in a "friendly fire" incident in Afghanistan when they were hit by an anti-tank missile had repeatedly requested the rocket ...

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Dashcam mania: Why drivers’ errors have become internet smash hits

Even the best drivers sometimes make mistakes on the road but now motorists across the country are being shamed online for their worst errors.

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‘Celebrity status protected Jimmy Savile’

"Never again must the power of money or celebrity blind us to repeated clear signals that some extremely vulnerable people were being abused," Health ...

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BBC licence fee ‘harder and harder to justify’, say MPs

The BBC licence fee is becoming "harder and harder to justify", a committee of MPs has said.

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VIDEO: Police hunt hit-and-run driver

This is the moment when a man was run down by a driver who failed to stop.

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