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Police probe SNP MP Natalie McGarry after up to £30,000 goes missing from the accounts of pro-independence group she founded — Nationalist MP Natalie McGarry was at the centre of a police investigation £30,000 went missing from the accounts of Women for Independence Miss McGarry has said that she is available to speak to investigators She's the second SNP MP to become embroiled in a criminal investigation Nationalist MP Natalie McGarry was at the centre of a police investigation last night after thousands of pounds went missing from the accounts of a pro-independence group.

Westminster scuppers Scottish police pension deal — A DEAL between police and the Scottish Government, which would have allowed officers to continue to retire after 30 years' service, was torpedoed by HM Treasury, The Scotsman has learned. The government now plans to use that as part of its campaign to convince public sector workers they are better off in an independent Scotland.
Oct 02, 2015

RT @MhairiHunter: Scotgov was prevented by UKGov from allowing officers to continue to retire after 30 years’ service…

Oct 02, 2015

RT @MhairiHunter: @RuthDavidsonMSP half those who want to leave blamed changes to their pension. Tories scuppered scotgov on pensions…

Number of Scottish people who described themselves as British on the increase as campaign for independence turns off voters — Survey finds number of people saying they are British has increased to 23% The Scottish Social Attitudes study revealed that the figure was 15% in 2011 Those who describe themselves as Scottish has dropped from 75 to 65% Figures come five weeks before Scottish independence vote in September By John Stevens And Gareth Rose More people in Scotland are describing themselves as British - and fewer as Scottish - as the campaign for independence turns off voters.

Alex Salmond cries 'Freedom' as he plays politics with the Commonwealth Games — By Gareth Rose Alex Salmond has broken his promise not to politicise the Commonwealth Games quicker than a Usain Bolt sprint by declaring Glasgow will become the 'Freedom city'. As Scotland's athletes prepared for the 11 biggest days of their lives, the First Minister resorted to his tired old 'Braveheart' rhetoric.

Top QC warns court reform will damage Scots law — THE leader of the Scottish bar has warned of long term damage to Scots law by the government's court reform programme. James Wolffe QC, dean of the Faculty of Advocates, criticised plans to move the bulk of civil cases from the Court of Session to the cheaper Sheriff Court, while giving evidence to the justice committee.

Ministers criticised over football sectarianism — MINISTERS have been accused by campaigners of not taking a tough line against football's "persistent failure" to tackle sectarianism. A Scottish Government response to its own advisory group does not promise direct action on any of seven recommendations made.
Mar 01, 2014

Ministers criticised over 'failure' to tackle football sectarianism…

Scottish parliament votes to axe corroboration — KENNY MacAskill narrowly won a key vote on corroboration during an emotional and frequently rowdy debate in Holyrood today. The Scottish Government defeated an amendment by Margaret Mitchell MSP, to throw it out of the criminal justice bill, by 64 votes to 61 with one abstention.

Surgery on Pakistan baby hailed ‘a success’ — A BABY flown to Scotland from Pakistan for treatment, following a fire which killed his family, underwent major surgery today. Doctors decided three-month-old Mohammad Sudais was strong enough to undergo a three-hour operation after discovering he had developed an infection.
Feb 26, 2014

Surgery on Pakistan baby ‘a success’ Baby Mohammad flown to Glasgow after gas explosion kills family in Peshawar

MSPs attack inquiry into original Lockerbie probe — POLITICIANS have launched a scathing attack on Police Scotland's inquiry into alleged criminality in the original Lockerbie bombing investigation. The Scottish Parliament's justice committee has said it will write to Chief Constable Sir Stephen House demanding answers, after accusing the force of "procrastinating and obfuscation" and attempting to "kick into the long grass" concerns about the conviction of Abdelbaset al Megrahi.
Feb 18, 2014

MSPs have launched a scathing attack on the police inquiry into alleged criminality in the original Lockerbie probe

Schools ban MTV amid fears sexual abuse fears — TWO Scottish local authorities have banned MTV from communal television screens in schools to shield pupils from the sexualised content of popular pop videos. The move by North and South Lanarkshire councils comes as the Scottish Government prepares to introduce a nationwide education programme to advise children on sexual abuse, harassment and assault in response to growing concerns about the sexualisation of young Scots.
Feb 16, 2014

In today's Scotland on Sunday, rape experts advise schoolchildren in response to growing abuse fears.…

Feb 16, 2014

Schools ban #MTV amid concerns over sexualised content. Interesting story by my colleague @Gareth_Rose…

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Jan 27, 2016

RT @JohnCooper633: SNP seek help as North Sea oil downturn reaches crisis point. And trouble brews over GPs. #scotpapers

Jan 22, 2016

RT @auslanc: Rangers banning @BBCchrismclaug and idiotic fans making threats are a sure sign he's doing a brilliant job.…

Jan 22, 2016

RT @AlanRoden: Angus Robertson accused of hypocrisy over Yemen after previously demanding UK military aid.

Jan 21, 2016

RT @GrahamGGrant: Scottish mosque reported to police over loan to group accused of promoting Islamic extremism. @AamerAnwar

Jan 21, 2016

@dragonsoccer58 Good. He needs regular football, even if it means dropping down a league

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