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Westminster Attack: Police Scotland to lead terror exercise

A major counter-terrorism exercise will take place in Scotland later this year, the Prime Minister has announced. The operation in October will test the multi-agency response that would come into force in the event of a terror attack. Theresa May made th

Scotsman, yesterday, 22:15
 
Tragedy! Press waiting for Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon in Glasgow get STEPS instead

Tragedy! Press waiting for Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon in Glasgow get STEPS instead

Reporters waiting outside a Glasgow hotel for Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon faced a Tragedy today, when pop stars Steps appeared instead. The assembled journalists and photographers were gathered outside the Crowne Plaza hotel in Glasgow, but classic 9

Daily Record, yesterday, 20:57
 
Nicola Sturgeon and Theresa May meet in Glasgow as Prime Minister prepares to trigger Brexit

Nicola Sturgeon and Theresa May meet in Glasgow as Prime Minister prepares to trigger Brexit

The UK Prime Minister has held talks with Scotland's First Minister as Theresa May prepares to formally trigger the Brexit process. The Tory leader and Nicola Sturgeon met at a hotel in Glasgow for around an hour. The Prime Minister's visit to Scotland c

Daily Record, yesterday, 20:16
 

Nicola Sturgeon: PM has no ‘rational opposition’ to indyref2

Nicola Sturgeon has said the Prime Minister has no rational argument against a second independence referendum following discussions between the two leaders over the Brexit timetable. The First Minister wants to hold another vote on leaving the UK between

Scotsman, yesterday, 19:04
 

What today’s political leaders said about indyref 2014

Nicola Sturgeon has been criticised over her comments in 2014 that the independence referendum was ‘once in a generation’ vote. With the First Minister now calling for a re-run to be held no later than the Spring of 2019, political opponents are wonderin

Scotsman, yesterday, 18:19
 
Brexit Question Time: Davis, Salmond and Clegg on panel

Brexit Question Time: Davis, Salmond and Clegg on panel

Brexit Secretary David Davis and other leading politicians will be questioned by the public later in a special live edition of the BBC's Question Time. The Britain after Brexit debate will be broadcast on BBC One from 20:30 BST. Former Scottish first min

BBC, yesterday, 17:36
 

‘Short window of opportunity’ to break Stormont deadlock

Northern Ireland Secretary of State James Brokenshire has said a “short window of opportunity” exists to restore a powersharing executive in the region. As the deadline to form a new Stormont administration passed at 4pm on Monday, following last month’s

Scotsman, yesterday, 17:25
 

Alex Salmond: Scots nationalism not violent as ‘Scotland never oppressed’

Alex Salmond has spoken about some of the similarities and differences between Irish and Scottish nationalism and why the latter was never violent. The Scotsman’s sister title The News Letter in Belfast spoke to Scotland’s former first minister after the

Scotsman, yesterday, 16:58
 
'It's our turn to change the law' SNP MP gets behind campaign to stub out ticket touts

'It's our turn to change the law' SNP MP gets behind campaign to stub out ticket touts

The Daily Record’s battle for a clampdown on ticket touts has gained huge momentum in recent months. The powerful Culture Media and Sport Select Committee at the House of Commons heard evidence last week from our investigator Mark McGivern and key indust

Daily Record, yesterday, 16:46
 
House of Lords: 27 hereditary peers stand in election

House of Lords: 27 hereditary peers stand in election

A seat in the House of Lords is up for grabs, with 27 hereditary peers vying to join or, in several cases, re-join the Upper House. The result of the "by-election", triggered by the death of Lord Lyell, will be announced later on Monday....

BBC, yesterday, 14:58
 

What we can expect when Theresa May meets Nicola Sturgeon

The Prime Minister Theresa May is in Scotland, a visit billed as a unity tour ahead of her backing of move to Trigger Article 50 and start the Brexit process. Mrs May is visiting some UK-wide agencies to subtly highlight the benefit of the Union, stoppin

Scotsman, yesterday, 14:35
 

Brexit: Theresa May promises to build a ‘more united nation’

Prime Minister Theresa May has vowed to build a “more united nation” as Britain leaves the European Union (EU). Speaking during a visit to Scotland, Mrs May also pledged Brexit would not mean the UK “stepping back from the world”, insisting she was aimin

Scotsman, yesterday, 13:42
 
Will EU data protection safeguards be kept post Brexit?

Will EU data protection safeguards be kept post Brexit?

The rules that govern how our personal data can be used, where it can be stored, and who can see it, are, at the moment, written by the European Union but what will happen when we leave the EU? The next time you fill your name and other information into

BBC, yesterday, 13:14
 
Brexit: Full control of borders among six UKIP tests

Brexit: Full control of borders among six UKIP tests

The UK must have "full control" of its borders and territorial waters after Brexit, UKIP has said as it set out six tests for Theresa May as she prepares to begin the process of leaving the EU. UKIP wants full "maritime...

BBC, yesterday, 11:12
 

Shetland oil find ‘could be biggest of the century’

An oil discovery has been made near the Shetland Islands which has been described as potentially the biggest find in British waters this century. Hurricane Energy is set to announce that surveys of its Halifax well in an area off the west of the Shetland

Scotsman, yesterday, 09:46
 


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