Veteran SNP John Swinney flags up an unusual application for his garden

Veteran SNP politician John Swinney has applied for permission to erect a six metre flag pole in the garden of his Perthshire home.

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Andy Burnham vows ‘autonomy’ for Scottish Labour

Andy Burnham has pledged to give Scottish Labour "autonomy over organisational matters, selections, and policy" if he is elected leader of the UK ...

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Confucius Classrooms review urged by MSP

The Scottish Government must urgently review the role of Chinese-funded Confucius Institutes, according to North East Scotland Conservative MSP Alex ...

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Relatives of Osama Bin Laden killed after private jet crashes into car auction site

Relatives of al Qaida founder Osama Bin Laden are among the four people who died when a private jet crash-landed at a car auction site in Hampshire.

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Migrant dies after hundreds try to enter Channel Tunnel in Calais

One migrant has died after hundreds tried to enter the Channel Tunnel in Calais, operator Eurotunnel said.

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Lord Sewel quits Parliament and apologises over scandal

Lord Sewel has quit the House of Lords and apologised for his behaviour after footage emerged of him allegedly taking cocaine with two prostitutes.

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David Cameron warns Calais migrant crisis will last all summer

The Calais migrant crisis is set to last all summer, David Cameron has warned.

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Former Apprentice contestant Stuart Baggs found dead

Former Apprentice contestant Stuart Baggs has died, a spokesman for his firm confirmed.

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Controversy over high energy prices as British Gas profits double

Controversy over high energy prices has been reignited when British Gas announced it had doubled profits in the first half of the year, as its parent ...

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No suspicious circumstances in death of 7-year-old Conley Thompson

No suspicious circumstances surrounded the death of seven-year-old Conley Thompson, whose body was found on a building site, police said.

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