Scottish Liberal Democrats back extension of jail sentence presumption to 12 months

The Scottish Liberal Democrats will back a presumption against prison sentences of under a year in their manifesto for the Holyrood election.

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Scottish Conservatives targeting disenchanted Labour and Lib Dem voters

The Scottish Conservatives are targeting disenchanted Labour and Lib Dem voters as they step up campaigning for the Holyrood election.

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‘£75bn and thousands of jobs up for grabs’ as North Sea winds down

The windfall from dismantling redundant oil platforms in the North Sea has been tipped to reach £75 billion.

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Poll shows romance is alive north of border as Valentine’s Day approaches

Love is in the air across Scotland after it was named as the second most romantic region in Britain.

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The Independent newspaper to become digital only

The owners of The Independent and The Independent on Sunday newspapers have confirmed the print version of the titles will close, leaving an ...

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John Leslie loses appeal over blocked phone-hacking damages claim

Former TV presenter John Leslie has lost his challenge against a High Court decision to block his second phone-hacking damages claim.

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‘Neurostatin’ could help guard against Alzheimer’s

Millions of people could one day be given a "neurostatin" drug to guard against the early development of Alzheimer's, new research suggests.

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Deepcut death soldier ‘seemed her normal self’, friend tells inquest

A friend of a young female recruit who died at Deepcut Barracks did not believe she would commit suicide, an inquest has heard.

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Rolf Harris to be charged with seven counts of indecent assault

Rolf Harris is to be charged with seven counts of indecent assault.

Deepcuts Barracks ‘chaotic’ as trainees left to take illegal drugs and drink, inquest told

Trainee recruits at Deepcut Barracks were left "running around" taking illegal drugs and drinking while under age, an inquest has been told.

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