Nicola Sturgeon taking ‘working holiday’ in Portugal

Nicola Sturgeon is heading to Portugal for a short "working holiday", the Scottish Government has confirmed.

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They’re people, not insects — Alex Salmond criticises David Cameron’s ‘swarm’ comment about migrant crisis

There are occasional moments which speak volumes about an individual. Sometimes, a single word gives an insight into the soul.

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Teenagers urged to sign up to vote in Scottish election

Elections watchdogs have launched a new campaign in a bid to ensure 15-to-17-year-olds sign up to vote in next year's Holyrood ballot.

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Report shows debt management is improving

More people are getting on top of their debt repayments in further signs of growing consumer confidence, a report has found.

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Taxpayer makes £1 billion loss as Treasury sells RBS shares for £2.1 billion

The Treasury has sold the first tranche of shares in Royal Bank of Scotland for £2.1 billion, but the taxpayer has made a loss of around £1 billion ...

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New claim that Sir Edward Heath raped 12-year-old boy as police appeal to victims

A man has claimed he was raped aged 12 by Sir Edward Heath, as police urge potential victims of the former prime minister to come forward.

Fewer IT jobs advertised but recruitment ‘set to rise’

The number of technology jobs advertised across the UK fell by 6% in the quarter to June but a return to "solid growth" is expected for the rest of ...

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