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June 28, 2017 9:08 am gmt |
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Nicola Sturgeon has put her independence referendum plans temporarily on hold after announcing a “reset” of her proposed timetable. The first minister had called for an independence referendum to be held in the autumn of 2018 or spring of 2019. But Ms Sturgeon told Holyrood she would now ...
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September 6, 2016 10:13 am gmt |
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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is to set out her programme for government with education at its heart. Ms Sturgeon’s SNP formed a minority government after winning 63 seats in May’s Scottish Parliament elections. She will make a speech outlining her priorities for the next five years, wit...
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June 29, 2016 11:31 am gmt |
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Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish First Minister, said on Wednesday (June 29) after visiting to Brussels that Scotland was intent on remaining in the European Union, despite last week’s British vote to quit the bloc. After meeting European Parliament President Martin Schulz, the pro-independence le...
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June 29, 2016 6:24 am gmt |
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Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland and the leader of the Scottish National Party, is to head to Brussels on Wednesday (June 29) for talks with European Parliament President Martin Schulz as she attempts to maintain Scotland’s place in the EU. Her diplomatic mission will also see the First Mi...
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June 25, 2016 5:44 am gmt |
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A second Scottish independence referendum is “highly likely” and should take place before Britain leaves the European Union, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Friday (June 24). Scotland voted to stay in the EU by 62 to 38 percent in a referendum on Thursday (June 23), putting it at o...
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June 23, 2016 10:00 am gmt |
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Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon voted in Britain’s referendum on European Union membership on Thursday morning (June 23). Sturgeon arrived at a polling station in Glasgow with husband Peter Murrell to cast her ballot. The leader of Scotland’s devolved government has said i...
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October 18, 2015 8:57 am gmt |
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The United Kingdom is “living on borrowed time” if the British government fails to listen to Scottish voters, Scottish nationalist leader Nicola Sturgeon said. The Scottish National Party (SNP) has seen a surge in support since Scots voted by 55-45 percent last year to reject independence...
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October 17, 2015 7:31 am gmt |
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Nicola Sturgeon is to pledge to build a new £200m network of NHS treatment centres for planned operations if the SNP wins next May’s Holyrood elections. She will announce the new policy in her leader’s address to the SNP conference. Ms Sturgeon will also accuse Prime Minister David Camero...
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October 15, 2015 11:56 am gmt |
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Nicola Sturgeon used her opening speech at the SNP conference to call on people who rejected independence in the referendum to vote for her party. But she said it would be wrong to hold an early re-run of the independence referendum without “strong evidence” No voters had changed their mi...
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July 12, 2015 3:40 am gmt |
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Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has described UK government plans to stop Scottish MPs voting on English laws as “unacceptable”. In a letter to Conservative ministers she called for more talks, saying the Scottish government had “a number of concerns about the propos...
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June 22, 2015 4:00 am gmt |
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A new malt whisky distillery in Speyside is to be officially opened. The French-owned Chivas Brothers Ltd, part of Pernod Ricard, built the £25m Dalmunach facility on the site of a former distillery near Carron in Moray. The distillery – named after a nearby pool in the River Spey is capable of...
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May 15, 2015 10:22 am gmt |
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David Cameron and Nicola Sturgeon are holding talks in Edinburgh, with further powers for the Scottish Parliament expected to dominate. It is the first meeting between the prime minister and Scotland’s first minister since the general election. Mr Cameron, who is visiting Scotland on a post-ele...