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Ukip MEP avoids suspension from party over altercation

Ukip MEP Mike Hookem has avoided suspension from the party over the altercation which left former leadership contender Steven Woolfe in hospital. Mr Woolfe quit the party and abandoned his leadership bid after the fracas with Mr Hookem in the European Pa

Scotsman, 16 sec. ago
By-election 'on Brexit, not Heathrow' vow Lib Dems

By-election 'on Brexit, not Heathrow' vow Lib Dems

The Liberal Democrats have vowed to make the Richmond Park by-election about Brexit, not Heathrow. The poll has been triggered by the resignation of Tory MP Zac Goldsmith in protest at the government's backing for a third runway at Heathrow. Mr Goldsmith

BBC, today, 17:01
UKIP releases report into Woolfe-Hookem incident

UKIP releases report into Woolfe-Hookem incident

The UK Independence Party has published its report into a clash between two MEPs inside the European Parliament. Steven Woolfe was taken to hospital earlier this month after he collapsed following an argument with Mike Hookem. Mr Woolfe said he had recei

BBC, today, 16:43

SNP’s Michael Russell warns against the hard Brexit cliff

Michael Russell has told MSPs that time is running out to prevent Scotland and the UK from driving off a “hard Brexit cliff”. In a statement to Holyrood, the Scottish Government Brexit Secretary attacked the UK Government for having “no coherent plan” fo

Scotsman, today, 15:59

Human rights of Scots face Brexit threat

Human rights protections in Scotland are likely to be reduced as a result of Brexit, a Holyrood report has found. The UK's departure from the Brussels bloc is likely to mean that the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union is no longer bindin

Scotsman, today, 15:59

Scots aristocrat in court over alleged threats on grouse moor

The arisocratic great-grandson Edward VII’s mistress Alice Keppel has been ordered to appear in court next month, charged with behaving threateningly on a moor. Dru Edmonstone, whose grouse-shooting family have owned the historic Duntreath Castle Estate,

Scotsman, today, 15:02
Teenage girls who sparked hunt after going missing from Ross-shire have been found safe and well

Teenage girls who sparked hunt after going missing from Ross-shire have been found safe and well

TWO girls who sparked a search after going missing from the Alness in Ross-Shire have been found safe and well. Orla Begg and Zoe Walton, who are both aged 14, were last seen at Inverness Railway Station yesterday. Police said earlier this morning that t

Daily Record, today, 13:56
PMQs: Jeremy Corbyn attacks 'shambolic' Brexit

PMQs: Jeremy Corbyn attacks 'shambolic' Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn accused Theresa May of presiding over a "shambolic Tory Brexit", saying the government has no plan for the UK's EU departure. Speaking during PMQs, the Labour leader called for clarity and warned of the effect of Brexit on the...

BBC, today, 13:50

Petition calls for Scotland to be thrown out of UK

An online petition calling for English voters to decide on whether Scotland should be kicked out of the Union has attracted more than 5,000 signatures. It demands MPs at Westminster should debate what benefits Scotland “brings both financially and social

Scotsman, today, 13:46

Scots pay gap falls between men and women

The pay gap has between men and women in Scotland is shrinking, new figures show. And Scots are the highest earners across the UK outside of London and the South-east, according to the Office for national statistics (ONS). The gender pay gap fell from 7.

Scotsman, today, 12:15

Scots bankruptcy levels on the rise

The number of Scots going bust is on the rise as the economy continues to flatline, official figures have today shown. There were 2,424 people who declared themselves personally insolvent between July and September, which includes bankruptcies and person

Scotsman, today, 11:45

Scots retail sales overtake UK following Brexit vote

Scotland experienced slightly better sales growth than the UK as a whole in the three months immediately after the Brexit vote. In the period from July to September, official figures show that the volume of sales rose by 2.1 per cent in Scotland, compare

Scotsman, today, 11:32

National Theatre of Scotland hires former figurehead of The Arches as new artistic director

The National Theatre of Scotland has appointed the former artistic director of The Arches, the long-running Glasgow venue forced to close after a police crackdown, as its new figurehead. Jackie Wylie, who spent seven years at the helm of The Arches befor

Scotsman, today, 11:32
Steven Woolfe and Mike Hookem clash referred to French police

Steven Woolfe and Mike Hookem clash referred to French police

The clash at the European Parliament earlier this month between UKIP MEPs Steven Woolfe and Mike Hookem has been reported to the French police. European Parliament president Martin Schulz said he had referred the "regrettable" incident after...

BBC, today, 10:59
Nick Boles MP reveals cancer diagnosis

Nick Boles MP reveals cancer diagnosis

Former Conservative minister Nick Boles has revealed he is battling cancer. Mr Boles said doctors had found a cancerous tumour in his head. In a series of tweets, he joked people "might think that explains a lot about my recent behaviour"...

BBC, today, 10:29

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