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Hammond refuses to endorse May to lead Tories into next election

Philip Hammond has refused to endorse Theresa May to lead the Conservatives into the next general election.

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Current system 'undermines public trust' in official statistics, MSPs told

Scottish Ministers should not be given early access to official statistics to guard against them being "spun" or "buried", MSPs have been told.

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Anas Sarwar proposes Glasgow Guarantee rollout in Scottish Labour leadership bid

Scottish Labour leadership hopeful Anas Sarwar has proposed a scheme to give every school-leaver a job, training or education.

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Almost 75% of Scots favour improving public transport over air departure tax cut

Almost three-quarters of Scots would prioritise improving public transport over a cut to aviation tax, according to a new poll.

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Leonardo DiCaprio announces £37,000 grant for Napier University project in Kenya

Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio is supporting the expansion of a university conservation project in Kenya.

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Law Society of Scotland issues warning over impact Brexit could have on NHS

Lawyers have warned about the possible impact Brexit could have on the NHS, claiming that leaving the European Union could result in delays in patients getting new medicines and also impact on the supply radioisotopes used in cancer treatment.

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SNP maintain Brexit 'power grab' claim despite 'cautiously optimistic' Green

SNP ministers have continued to insist Brexit legislation is a "blatant power grab" from Westminster - despite a senior UK Government minister claiming he was "cautiously optimistic" talks could end the deadlock between the two administrations.

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Philip Hammond hails 'vital' oil and gas industry in £5m funding announcement

Chancellor Philip Hammond pledged the "broad shoulders" of the UK would continue to support Scotland as he announced £5 million funding for oil and gas exploration.

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Abellio made £3.5m loss in first full year operating ScotRail franchise

Abellio ScotRail made a loss of £3.5 million after tax in its first full year of operating train services in Scotland, new accounts show.

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Train 'extensively damaged' after overhead power lines deliberately vandalised

A "disaster was narrowly avoided" after a train hit deliberately damaged power lines.

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Climate change policies must be brought forward to meet targets, experts warn

Scotland's ambitious climate change targets will be put at risk unless ministers bring froward new policies to curb emissions in sectors such as transport and heating, an expert panel has warned.

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Energy firm urges more political backing for windfarms

ScottishPower has called for political support to develop more onshore windfarms after hitting a record high of power from the sector.

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MSPs call for more action to tackle public sector fraud

More needs to be done to prevent criminals and fraudsters cheating the public purse, a Holyrood committee has said.

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Inquiry seeks views on Scotland's TV and film sector

People are being invited to give their views on Scotland's TV and film sector as part of an inquiry into how to create a "more vibrant and sustainable industry".

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Man dies following late night disturbance at Dundee property

The death of a man following a disturbance in Dundee is being treated as suspicious.

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Motorcyclist taken to hospital after crashing into traffic island

A motorcyclist was seriously injured after crashing into a road traffic island.

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Scottish Labour can make difference at general election, conference to be told

Scottish Labour and not the SNP can "deliver an end to the Tories", the party's interim leader will say today.

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Rubens 'lost' masterpiece found in Glasgow historic house

A Flemish masterpiece thought to be lost for almost 400 years has been rediscovered in a historic house by art experts.

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Scottish Labour's interim chief found Kezia Dugdale was quitting minutes before

A senior Scottish Labour figure has said he found out about Kezia Dugdale's intention to quit as party leader 15 minutes before it was announced.

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Man raped in lane close to nightclub

A man has been raped in a lane near a nightclub in the early hours of the morning

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