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Indyref2 bill: What's Sturgeon's message to Downing Street? - BBC News — Nicola Sturgeon told the SNP conference that not a day passes without someone telling her to "hurry up" with a second referendum on Scottish independence. And every day someone tells her to "slow down". It is certainly true that every day since the EU referendum the question is asked when, or if, the SNP's call for Indyref2 - as it's known - might happen.

Top 5 Movies You Have to Watch This October — "Hocus Pocus" is a classic that takes you back to '90s Salem, Massachusetts. Max and his sister Dani roam around their new town with Max's crush, although he won't admit to it, Allison. They stumble upon this gross, dilapidated house where Max, like all boys, doesn't listen to his female friend and ends up setting three witches loose.

View life in the South through William Ferris' lens in "The South in Color" — "The South in Color: A Visual Journal" encapsulates William Ferris' experience living and learning through life in Mississippi. His photos and commentary expose rural nature, African-American culture, country stores and everything in between. It speaks of the hospitality, the art and the unique lifestyle of Southerners.

Peer-to-peer fundraising and ‘relational altruism’ in charitable giving | VOX, CEPR's Policy Portal — Charities have long relied on their supporters to generate funds for them via sponsored events. In recent years however, 'peer-to-peer' (P2P) fundraising - that is, charity supporters raising donations from their peers, who are asked to 'sponsor' some activity that they personally undertake (e.g., running a marathon) - has become widespread.

The Pros and Cons of Heels — While they may be known as an icon for fashion and style, high heels are certainly not for everyone. There are pros and cons to the towering shoe. Together, we will look at the good, the bad, and the stylish: Pro: High heels provide arch support and improve posture.

15 Hilarious Amazon Reviews That Totally Win At Life — Welcome to the wonderful world of Amazon reviews, where words are sometimes brutally honest, but also often quite funny. Although these reviews do serve a real purpose in helping consumers of Amazon products decide which items are best for them, they also often provide unintentional entertainment, as well as a forum for product reviewers to get creative in how they choose to review items. From the often hilarious reviews of books such as E.L.

Keep your kids drug-free this summer: Start talking — By Sarah Smith Summer break is upon us, and for tweens and teens this means no homework, plenty of free time and less supervision. While a majority of youth will find healthy ways to keep busy, some, unfortunately, will use their unsupervised freedom to experiment with drugs and alcohol.

Is 'Holidays' the Next Great Horror Anthology Movie Series? — We do love a good horror anthology over here at Movie Pilot, and this year's offering Holidays is no exception!Whether it be taking the kids out of school, or the dreaded trip to the in-laws, the holidays can quite literally be hell.

We need to reach out — Activists and organisers across the UK need to find a better way to do politics. Like many campaigners in Scotland, and up and down the length of the UK, I'm shattered.

Monday Inspiration Interviews - Aimee Horton — Newly launched website 'The Take' is a site offering up an array of good things. From fashion advice, to the best highlighter to conceal those dark circles, to relocating to the country, to delicious recipes, it's a portal of useful and informed articles which we are very glad to have on our radar.
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Oct 13, 2016

PM says she doesn't see Nicola Sturgeon's conference as a threat. But what was the real message? 

Oct 13, 2016

@AngusRobertson elected depute leader of SNP by overwhelming vote from party members

Oct 13, 2016

As delegates queue to get into SNP conference I just head one say "I think I will join the Labour Party - they can't have queues like this"

Sep 15, 2016

RT @JUSTICEhq: Brilliant opportunity to hear @jonsnowC4 reflect on 4 fascinating decades of covering law & justice issues. Book now https:/…

Sep 02, 2016

SNP to launch a new Party Growth Comission to examine economic policy - to be chaired by former MSP @AndrewWilson of Charlotte St Partners

Sep 02, 2016

Nicola Sturgeon says there will be a new debate on Indy - not a rerun of 2014

Sep 02, 2016

Scotland will only become independent when majority of people choose it says Nicola Sturgeon - there are no shortcuts

Sep 02, 2016

"Choosing independence would be a big decision" says Nicola Sturgeon. Claiming every poll taken since 23rd June shows increased support

Sep 02, 2016

Nicola Sturgeon says she expects to be at table for Brexit talks and hold PM to her word that Scotland's voice will be heard

Sep 02, 2016

Nicola Sturgeon speech - Uk Govt has no detailed negotiating plan for Brexit just a meaningless soundbite

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