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Scotland needs more devolved powers before it can hike income tax - think tank

Scotland needs more powers to be devolved before income tax can be increased, a think tank has warned.

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Chennai Six member: I can never forgive Government betrayal after years in jail

A former British soldier who spent four years in an Indian prison has said he feels "betrayed" by the UK Government.

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Call for 'significant' increase in funding amid independent care sector 'crisis'

Scotland's independent care sector has issued an urgent plea for extra investment in this week's Scottish budget.

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Brexit without single market and customs union is 'unparalleled economic threat'

A hard Brexit without the protection of the single market and the customs union poses an economic threat to Britain which is "unparalleled in recent times", the SNP Westminster leader has warned.

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Scots deputy leader, Geldof and 8,000 more sleep out to raise £3.6m for homeless

Scottish Deputy First Minister John Swinney and Sir Bob Geldof joined thousands of people who slept out in freezing conditions in Edinburgh to raise money to tackle homelessness.

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Ministers must uphold human rights of every citizen as UK leaves EU - SNP

The SNP's Westminster leader has marked Human Rights Day by calling on the UK Government to uphold "to the letter" the rights of every citizen in the UK.

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Edinburgh 82-year-old with dementia found safe after missing alert

An 82-year-old woman with dementia who went missing in freezing temperatures has been found safe.

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Police patrol school amid concerns over 'poor behaviour' from some pupils

Police have been called in to patrol a high school in the Scottish Borders after concerns about the anti-social behaviour of some pupils.

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Missing fisherman's family told of body washed ashore on Skye

The family of a missing fisherman have been informed after the body of a man washed ashore on the Isle of Skye.

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CrossCountry rail workers showing 'rock solid' support for strike

Rail workers are said to be solidly supporting a strike which is disrupting services on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year.

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High-end property sales fall by 35%

Scotland has suffered the largest fall in sales of top end properties anywhere in Britain, after deals for homes worth upwards of £1 million fell by more than a third.

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Police plea to trace missing Aberdeenshire man

Police have appealed for help in tracing a man who has been reported missing in Aberdeenshire.

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Freezing conditions expected for 'world's biggest sleepout' to end homelessness

Thousands of people will sleep out in freezing conditions in Scotland's capital to raise money to tackle homelessness.

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Auditor General highlights poor governance at Scottish Police Authority

A financial watchdog has criticised "unacceptable" examples of poor governance and use of public money at the Scottish Police Authority (SPA).

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Witness tells child abuse inquiry that hunger forced him to eat grass

A man who says that hunger forced him to eat grass while he was at a care institution in the 1960s has told an inquiry there was a "culture of evil among religious orders" at that time.

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Nicola Sturgeon: Next phase of Brexit negotiations will be tougher

Nicola Sturgeon has said a breakthrough in Brexit talks is "a welcome step forward" but warned that negotiations are set to get "significantly tougher".

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Primary school evacuated as fire guts building

More than 200 children have been evacuated from a school after a large fire broke out.

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Men born in affluent areas live decade longer than those in poorer regions

Scots born in the wealthiest parts of the country are expected to live up to around a decade longer than those born in the poorest communities, new figures have shown.

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Morale low at British Transport Police amid uncertainty over merger

Morale within the British Transport Police (BTP) is low as a result of "uncertainty" caused by the forthcoming merger with Police Scotland, a new report has revealed.

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Almost 500 new homes for rough sleepers in central belt

Almost 500 new homes are being made available for rough sleepers in Scotland's central belt as part of efforts to address "unprecedented pressures" on services.

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