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Sturgeon: Innovation will be key theme of Scottish Budget

Nicola Sturgeon has said investing in innovation to increase productivity will be a key focus of the Scottish Budget.

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PM should summon RBS chief over 'unacceptable' branch closures

Theresa May should summon Royal Bank of Scotland chief executive Ross McEwan and tell him a recent decision over branch closures is unacceptable, the SNP has said.

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Think tank says tax rise would be needed to cover funding cuts

Scotland's budget for day-to-day spending could be slashed by £700 million a year in just two years' time, a think tanks has warned, adding that a 2p hike in the basic rate of income tax would be needed to cover the cuts in funding.

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Firefighters clear chemical leak from hospital car park

Firefighters have dealt with a chemical leak from a delivery van in a hospital car park.

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'Strong result' for Scottish fishermen revealed after fishing quota negotiations

Fishing quota talks have produced a "strong result" for Scotland's fishermen, the Rural Economy secretary has said, as a new deal was struck in Brussels which will allow the fleet to catch more of several key stock, including cod and haddock.

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Unemployment increases in Scotland as UK figure falls

Unemployment in Scotland has increased to 114,000 at the same time as the number of people in work across the country has fallen.

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Kezia Dugdale given written warning after I'm A Celebrity appearance

Kezia Dugdale has been given a written warning by Scottish Labour bosses after taking part in reality TV show I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!.

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Tories put pressure on SNP ahead of Budget over potential income tax increase

SNP ministers have "absolutely no mandate" to increase the basic rate of income tax, the Tories have said.

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MSPs scrap deadline for named person policy decision

MSPs have agreed to remove a deadline for key legislation for the Scottish Government's controversial named person policy.

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More funded places in higher education could help boost access, report says

The Scottish Government should consider increasing the number of funded places in higher education to help boost access for poorer students, a new report has said.

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Company behind Meghan Markle handbag sees website traffic soar

The small Scottish company which made the bag Meghan Markle carried on her first royal engagement has seen its website traffic soar 5000% as a result.

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Historic distillery takes first cut of whisky 500 years on

Whisky is set to flow again at the first recorded distillery in Scotland after production returned to the site more than 500 years on from when the first dram was bottled.

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Senior midwife backs bid for all babies to be born free from effects of tobacco

Scotland's most senior midwife has called for every baby to be born free from the effects of smoke following figures showing smoking in pregnancy has fallen to the lowest level on record.

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Attack by nun did not cause death of boy at orphanage, abuse inquiry told

A young boy at an orphanage in the 1960s did not die as a result of an attack by a nun, an inquiry has been told.

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Loneliness taking toll on older people, charities warn

Around 120,000 older Scots could be living with undiagnosed mental health conditions caused by loneliness and isolation, charities have warned.

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Cost of burials increased by an average £250 in three years, figures show

Burial charges across Scotland have increased by more than £250 on average since 2014.

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Primary school closed after overnight blaze

A primary school has been closed for the day after around 60 firefighters tackled a blaze there overnight.

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Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson 'has not ruled out' MP bid

Ruth Davidson has hinted that she could make the switch from Holyrood to Westminster and run as an MP.

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Tough time for retailers as Black Friday effect wanes

Black Friday was not enough to boost November's Scottish retail sales, which were down on the previous year, according to new figures.

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Community resigned to bugbear of bed bugs, says academic

Residents of a Scottish community are resigned to living side by side with bed bugs, according to an academic.

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