MSPs to consider tax powers move

A Holyrood committee is to consider if new powers should be used to raise or lower income tax in Scotland.

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Nicola Sturgeon says new Scotland Bill falls short on further powers for Holyrood

Plans unveiled to devolve more powers to the Scottish Parliament fall short in “almost every area”, Nicola Sturgeon has claimed.

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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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Katie Hopkins in clear over ‘little sweaty jocks’ Twitter outburst

Katie Hopkins will not face any charges over a Twitter outburst that described Scottish people as "little sweaty jocks".

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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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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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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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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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