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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon rules out a second independence referendum for 2017. .
PH 2016 recap: March. March was a month of rebirth for Hawick. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon paid the town a...
In an historic and stirring address to Seanad Éireann this week, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon refused...
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to address Dail and meet business leaders in Dublin
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to address the Seanad later today:
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon: 'I found so many of Trump's comments to be deeply abhorrent.'
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says she hopes Trump the president is different than Trump the candidate
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon tours a manufacturing hub at the University of Sheffield, Rotherham 📸:…
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is to tell business leaders that UK austerity policies were partly...
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon snubs Grangemouth owner Ineos as differences over fracking intensify...
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is urged to rule out second independence vote.
Could Brexit be blocked by Scotland? SNP First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has a cunning plan
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Reuters: 's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says she will deal directly with the European Union to secure Scotland's interests
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon vows to find a way to keep Scotland in the EU Via
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed she will draw up legislation to allow a second independence referendum
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Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says a second referendum for Scotland is "on the table" after
Highly likely that Scotland will hold a new independence referendum, says First Minister Nicola Sturgeon
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in personal attack on Tory Boris Johnson in ITV EU referendum debate u lost argument
Since I became First Minister, I have made clear my priority to allevi...
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says an independent Scotland would maintain use of the pound regardless of its or UK's EU membership
Well, I am Scottish, and I'm delighted that Nicola Sturgeon represents Scotland & me as First Minister!
The voice of arrogant stupidity booms across Scotland yet again.😂 .
Does Nicola Sturgeon wear a wig? We answer the most Googled questions about the Scottish First Minister
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The ITV debate with and the prime minister attracted double the audience of the BBC’s first debate
Deputy head: First Minister Nicola Sturgeon puts future of our schools in John Swinney's hands (Google Alerts)
Well done to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in answering the very challenging questions so brilliantly on Kaye Adams phone in
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon refuses to answer on China bribes allegations. Read more here:...
Orkney has two BIG visitors today First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and The Scottish Football League Cup (with Ross County players)…Top Day!
Scotland's leader, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, has told her party's spring conference that streng...
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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon battles alien invasion terrorising UK in new BBC drama debut
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon makes it clear her party want to stay in the European Union.…
Keynote address at now by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon
Needs of carers to be placed at heart of devolved carers’ allowance, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has pledged.
Scotland 1st government in world to establish fund says
Scotland determined to build a low carbon future: First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, video.
DK : Nicola Sturgeon: 'Scotland ready to take refugees now' - The first minister emphasized that Scotland woul...
Scotland 1st nat government in world to establish climate justice fund, reiterates
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"The scale of the injustice is massive" .on case for action on climate change
Strong recognition of both the moral imperative & economic opportunity of tacklining from
Our First Minister on top form. Nicola Sturgeon on refugee crisis, Jeremy Corbyn and via
Scotland “determined to lead by example” on climate change: First Minister Nicola Sturgeon
Nicola Sturgeon urges UK Government to admit more refugees.
Scotland 'ready' to take refugees: First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says Scotland is ''willing and...
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has urged the UK Government to accept more refugees.
Insight: Independence issue is unfinished business: First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and the 56 SNP MPs after th...
FM to hold talks on yard jobs - First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is to meet union leaders to dis...
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says she believes David Cameron has to go beyond the Smith Commission proposals, giving Scotland
Cameron must go further - Sturgeon: Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon calls for new tax and welfare powe...
Party whip David Hamilton was accused of sexism after he made the comment about First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (pictured) …
Visit from Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to Dundee foodbank today.
SNP: MPs will vote to protect Scotland's NHS Wed, 21/01/2015 - 13:10 Scottish National Party leader and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today (Wednesday) said that SNP MPs elected at May's General Election would be prepared vote for a Bill at Westminster to restore England's National Health Service, in order to protect the Scottish budget - on which Scotland's NHS depends - from the effect of the erosion of public expenditure that English health privatisation paves the way for. In a BBC interview today (Wednesday), Ms Sturgeon said that a Bill to restore the English NHS would be "good for England" - and represent "enlightened self-interest" for Scotland, The SNP position at Westminster is not to vote on matters which don't impact on Scotland - but privatising the English NHS threatens the Scottish budget until such time as Scotland becomes fully financially autonomous. In 2003, for example, SNP MPs voted against Foundation Hospitals in England on the basis that moves to privatise the NHS in England pose a ...
HOLYROOD will have the power to give votes to 16 and 17-year-olds before the general election in May, the Scottish Secretary has confirmed. Work to ensure the transfer of power - known as a section 30 order - will begin this month with a view to completing its journey by the dissolution of parliament, Alistair Carmichael said at a briefing in Glasgow. He also warned voters not to rely on the SNP to keep their promise not to enter a coalition with the Conservatives, insisting the first minority SNP administration at Holyrood was propped up by Tory votes. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said this morning that the SNP would never support a Tory government, either formally or informally. But she suggested she could prop up a Labour government and vote on English laws if they have a knock-on effect for Scotland. Mr Carmichael said: “The Section 30 order will be brought forward this month. “It will go through parliament and it will be on the books by the dissolution of the House of Commons in March. The powe ...
EBOLA RETURNS TO EUROPE WITH FIRST CASE DIAGNOSED IN BRITAIN !!! Glasgow: A healthcare worker recently back from Sierra Leone was diagnosed with Ebola on Monday by doctors in Scotland's largest city, the first diagnosis of the deadly virus in Britain during the current outbreak. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed that the patient was a female health worker who had been working on the "front-line" with Ebola patients, and was currently in a stable condition in hospital. Save the Children later confirmed she was a National Health Service employee working for the charity. The patient returned to Scotland late Sunday via Casablanca and London Heathrow, arriving at Glasgow Airport at around 11:30 pm local time (2330 GMT), according to a Scottish Government press release. She was admitted to Gartnavel Hospital campus on Monday after feeling unwell and placed in isolation at 7:50 am. "All possible contacts with the patient are now being investigated and anyone deemed to be at risk will be contact ...
Leader & First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has made a public statement that she will not do a deal with the Tories. VOTE
Scottish first Minister Nicola Sturgeon says the risk of to the general public is "extremely low".
News confr in Glsgow, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the risk to the general public was very low. .
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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon stresses that risk to general public is low after case confirmed in Glasgow:
SCOTLAND - EBOLA - Patient will be transported to London : First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has chaired a meeting...
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon are you saying that the Ebola case in Glasgow has to be transferred to England for treatment?
ALERT: First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon says Ebola patient in Glasgow is currently stable and in isolation - BBCJamesCook ...
Scotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, is speaking now at a press conference in Glasgow.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is speaking quite well at this news conference in Glasgow about the ebola case.
Glasgow Risk to the general public is "Extremely low to the point of negligible", says First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says the country is well prepared for Ebola
Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland's new (unelected) First Minister seems to be having a bit of trouble regarding her...
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon "confident" Scotland is prepared for Ebola case
**BREAKING** Nicola Sturgeon First Minister already gearing up for photo call at the hospital bedside with victim!
anyway, back to our main topic. Scotland's current First Minister (kira macam Menteri Besar/Ketua Menteri la kut?) is Nicola Sturgeon.
Sturgeon to press PM on voting age: Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon wil... …
Reading up on an article about middle-class sexism and Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland's first minister.
SNP leader and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon welcomed the poll’s findings.
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Nicola Sturgeon becomes Scotland's first minister: Nicola Sturgeon takes over from Salmond as Scotland's first...
Nicola Sturgeon has her first audience with the Queen since becoming Scotlands first minister.
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will press David Cameron to lower Scotlands voting age when they hold face-to-face talks next week.
09:35 Scottish First Minister's Questions: Questions in the Scottish Parliament to first minister Nicola Sturgeon fr…
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announces plans to take action against landowners who pose a "barrier" to development.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon tells business leaders that she has set her economic advisers the task of making Scotland more competitive.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood and leader of the Green party in England and Wales...
NEWS: First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: "My thoughts are with everyone involved in the dreadful George Square incide…
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Ukip's Nigel Farage must not give the Conservatives an "alibi" to duck out of televised pre-election debates, Nick Clegg has warned.
One of the first duties of newly-appointed First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was to visit a community project in Loanhead.
Chancellor George Osborne will inflame a political row with Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon this week, when he is expected to confirm plans to let Northern Ireland set its own corporation tax.
Happy St Andrews Day! On this morn will be First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Also Owen Paterson & Andy Burnham. 10am on
Sturgeon urged to tackle inequality: First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will be challenged to stop the "excuses and the…
Scotland's new First Minister Nicola Sturgeon unveils her reshuffled cabinet ... - Scottish Daily Record
Nicola Sturgeon sells out the Hydro: New Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon follows Lady Gaga in selling out the 12,000-seat Hydro…
SNP TO DEAL LABOUR A FATAL BLOW!!! Nicola Sturgeon was officially voted in as Scotland's First Minister on Wednesday "The Labour Party that was born in Scotland is maybe going to die in Scotland." The Yes campaign lost the referendum, but at the moment in Scotland it is winning the argument. And the consequences for Ed Miliband and indeed the whole Labour movement are potentially disastrous, and potentially permanent, closing down the already narrow chance of the party achieving an overall majority at the next election, with alarming consequences for it beyond. As new Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon settles into her post, and Alex Salmond licks his lips at the prospect of returning to Westminster to become troublemaker-in-chief after next May, the latest seat predictions suggest just how significant their impact could be on the next general election. Based on the most up to date polls, electionforecast.co.uk's seat-by-seat forecast suggests the SNP might gain as many as 34 new seats in Scotland, a ...
UK govt rejects Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's call to halt universal credit roll out in Scotland.
Call for universal credit delay: Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon calls for a major UK welfare reform to be…
Breaking News: Scottish voters rejecting independence from Britain Los Angeles Times | September 18, 2014 | 9:59 PM Voters in Scotland appear to have rejected independence from the United Kingdom, opting to preserve a more than 300-year-old union in a referendum Thursday that sent shock waves through Europe and opened the door to continuing political tumult in Britain. With turnout averaging 85%, the British media before dawn Friday were projecting failure of the controversial ballot measure that would have ended Scotland's union with England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The independence measure was losing in incomplete but increasingly conclusive returns, with 55% voting against independence, compared to 45% voting yes. The negative trend was a blow to First Minister Alex Salmond and his Scottish National Party, which pushed for the referendum when it won a majority in the Scottish regional parliament in 2011. Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon called the projected result "a deep personal and politica ...
Scotland votes no to independence; Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon concedes defeat -
According to an impact assessment report signed-off by Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in March 2013, the estimated cost of holding the referendum was predicted to be £13.3 million. Who's paying for that?
Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon eats a "Yes cupcake" ahead of the . Photo
1/2 Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will claim later that independence is an "opportunity for all sectors of Scottish society".
Clegg: Sturgeon was 'misplaced and gauche' to link Games with Yes vote {The top yellow tory speaks and crash: Sully? Your *** Clegg} Sunday 3 August 2014 Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has accused his Scottish counterpart of a "gauche" attempt to extract political advantage from the Commonwealth Games. Scottish Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said the political momentum is with the Yes campaign as the Glasgow Commonwealth Games come to a close. But Mr Clegg said the Games should not be "distorted or sullied by the politics of the SNP" during a visit to Edinburgh today.
A Yes vote in September’s referendum will deliver more jobs and opportunities, helping to stem the flow of talented young people leaving Scotland to find work, Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said today (Friday).
On Monday 9 June, 2014 Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will host an all-female public discussion on...
I now have a copy of the White Paper with signatures by First Minister Alex Salmond and SNP Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. The political geek and fangirl within me just screamed in delight. Thank you Mark McDonald :) !
Awesome event by ColoursOf Islam..mashallah...well done to all the kids. Nice meeting everyone tonite Humza Yousaf and Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. YES FOR INDEPENDENCE! Lubna Jasmine..Faisal Latif-Photography..Selina latif..Shah Pervez. ...Pps Glasgow and Na'eem Raza. Well done Refana Saleem and Shagufta..
Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will be in Midlothian on 5 June to put forward the case for independence - please come along and get your questions answered!
Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon makes a short speech then answers audience questions on the independence referendum at a packed public meeting in Beith...
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Yes NHS was launched today outside Glasgow Royal Infirmary with Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in attendance. Representatives from Yes Radiographers of Scotland were also there and giving out the message "Only a Yes can save the Scottish NHS".
Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Scottish Labour's deputy leader Anas Sarwar clashed on a range of issues during a referendum debate organised by the trade union, Prospect.
NEW FIGURES REVEAL 400% INCREASE IN FOODBANK USE IN LAST YEAR GRIM REALITY OF WESTMINSTER CUTS Figures from the Trussell Trust showing that the number of people using their foodbanks has increased by 400% in Scotland have been described as a demonstration of the grim reality of Westminster’s cuts. The figures show that in 2012/13 Scottish foodbanks provided help to 14,318 people, but in 2013/14 that figure had increased by 400% to 71,428. Of those people in Scotland using foodbanks last year, 22,387 - more than 30% - were children. The Trussell Trust cites benefit changes, benefit delays and low income as the key causes of people in Scotland seeking support from their foodbanks. At SNP Conference on Friday, Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced a £1 million package of support for foodbanks that will help them to provide the support that many people are now relying upon. Commenting, SNP MSP Linda Fabiani who sits on the Welfare Reform Committee said: “It is an absolute disgrace that in a cou ...
Thousands of disabled people in Scotland are to benefit from a new Independent Living Fund (ILF) fund, Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.
Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon addressed crowds at the rally in George Square
"""Sturgeon: Yes has got the mo...and we're unstoppable Friday 11 April 2014 Scotland is on the "threshold" of becoming independent, the Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has declared. She said that while there is "much work still to do" to achieve a Yes vote in September's referendum, the momentum behind the campaign is "simply unstoppable". She told the SNP spring conference in Aberdeen that 80 years on from the foundation of the party, "the last mile of our journey to independence is upon us". Voters in Scotland will decide if the country should remain in the UK or become an independent nation in a historic vote in just over five months. The conference is the SNP's last before that crucial ballot, and Ms Sturgeon used her keynote speech to deliver a rallying cry to party activists. She hailed the referendum as the "biggest and best opportunity we will ever have to build a better country". She told the conference: "Here we are, standing at last on the threshold of our nation's independence." Ms Stur ...
SNP GOVERNMENT PULLING OUT ALL THE STOPS TO BEAT WESTMINSTER’S Bedroom Tax HOUSING MINISTER CONFIRMS FURTHER SUPPORT FOR COUNCILS The SNP are today welcoming the confirmation of more Scottish Government support to help those affected by Westminster’s Bedroom Tax. Today’s Daily Record reports that Housing Minister Margaret Burgess has written to council chief executives confirming that £50m is available to help mitigate Bedroom Tax. Earlier this year, Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon wrote to the UK Government making the case to lift Westminster’s legal funding cap on Discretionary Housing Payments – allowing the Scottish Government to mitigate the tax with its own funds. However, to date there has been no reply from Westminster. The letter from Margaret Burgess confirms that the Scottish Government will fund mitigation in partnership with COSLA if Westminster continues to ignore the request. The Scottish Government and COSLA have already met the cost of Westminster’s 10% cut to council t ...
Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has called on Johann Lamont to ‘show her working’ on the claim that...
Commenting on David Cameron’s flying visit to the Scottish Tory Conference in Edinburgh today, Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said:
Commenting on David Cameron’s latest daytrip to Scotland at tomorrow’s Scottish Tory conference in Edinburgh, Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said:
Robin Tilbrook on the Daily Politics 13/2/14 with Deputy First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon...
Scotland’s Deputy First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, was criticised by trade union members and the defence industry...
East Kilbride folk will get the chance to quiz Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Scottish independence...
Scotland's Deputy First Minister will be addressing family firms in Edinburgh on 23rd April.
Oor Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon snp yes campaign working on child poverty cozd by torydemlab 'yes we can :)
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BBC " Man has appeared in court charged with staring at Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon"
Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon spoke to a packed hall in Dunblane yesterday. It being not the nicest of days, and a Monday lunchtime, we had expected a reasonable turnout, but many extra...
Just to let you know about two Scotland Tonight programmes on STV 10:30pm 1. Tonight the17th of February Alex Salmond is in a debate tonight with the leaders of Better Together over the currency union. 2. Tuesday the 25th of February Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont will face each other in a live Scotland Tonight special, the fourth such programme to be broadcast in the run up to September's referendum. Nicola so far has destroyed 3 opponents. Will Johann Lamont do any better? I sorry I couldn't stop laughing as I typed that. Of course Johann Lamont can't. For Johann Lamont it will be a wee debate on wee issues.
Common sense will prevail: Sturgeon: Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has insisted that "common sense wil...
Some might say it was a good trade: George Osborne sent to Edinburgh while London got Scotland’s impressive Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon speaks about Scotland's future and the case for an independent Scotland at the UCL in London.
Scottish independence: UK parties 'will block money union' - The three main Westminster parties will declare that whoever forms the next UK government would not agree to allow an independent Scotland to use the pound. The Conservatives, Labour and Liberal Democrats will make the comments on Thursday, the BBC has learned. But Deputy Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon predicted the move would "backfire spectacularly". The Scottish Government wants to keep the pound in a currency union if there is a referendum "Yes" vote. The development came ahead of the Scottish independence vote, being held on 18 September. Treasury review Chancellor George Osborne, Labour Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls and Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, will set out their views following a Treasury report looking at the future of the pound in the event of Scottish independence. The Scottish Government has said its currency union plan, which would see an independent Scotland retain the pound and the se ...
And that'll be the proof that Holyrood and the SNP are creating a better Scotland... The Scottish Government have agreed to cover the full cost of housing benefit cuts for Scots hammered by the vicious Con-Dem policy. Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said yesterday they are “more than willing” to put in the extra £15million required. The deal would see Labour vote for an SNP budget for the first time since the Nationalists won power in 2007 – in a clear message of cross-party determination to rid Scotland of the Bedroom Tax. However, there is still some debate over how extra cash will be allocated to Bedroom Tax victims. Sturgeon wants the UK Government to change the law so the money can be provided through her preferred method of discretionary housing payments (DHPs) distributed by councils. That would require the Con-Dems to lift a cap on the amount of money Holyrood can provide to council tenants who have fallen behind on their rent. Labour would be happy with this method, but believe there ...
In a keynote address at the Scottish Women's Convention in Glasgow today, the Depute Leader of the Scottish National Party and Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon set out "six gains of independence" for women - focusing on childcare, the minimum wage, equalities issues, pensions, benefits, and eco...
Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's speech points to gains of independence for women
& IT,S GLASGOW,S NEW LOOK SUBWAYS New look for Clockwork Orange network as £1.7m Ibrox subway station is unveiled The third station to be fully revamped as part of a major upgrade of one of the world's oldest subway systems has been officially unveiled. Friday 24/01/2014 2 Comments Share Print Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon Previous Next Previous Next Glasgow's Ibrox station, one of 15 in the city's Clockwork Orange network, has had a £1.7 million makeover, bringing in improvements such as "smart" gates and ticket machines and an improved CCTV system. The station is the first in the south of the city to be refurbished under Strathclyde Partnership for Transport's (SPT) £288 million modernisation programme for the subway system. The new-look facility was formally launched by Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, the MSP for Glasgow Southside. She said: "I am delighted to see these improvements at Ibrox and look forward to the modernisation programme being rolled out across the rest of the subway ...
Welcoming the publication today of the 2013 Scottish Social Attitudes survey - which shows a six point rise in support for independence - Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: “This survey – carried out before the White Paper was published – shows significant movement in favour of independence...
Scheme helps hundreds onto property ladder High demand for Help to Buy (Scotland). More than 1200 households have applied to the Scottish Government’s Help to Buy (Scotland) scheme, with over 200 already in new homes, since the scheme launched on September 30, 2013. Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today met with new homeowners Phil and Joanne MacFarlane at Dawn Homes Group, Glasgow and gave an update on the success of the £220 million shared equity scheme. Official figures show that 1,205 applications were received by the New Year for the scheme, which provides financial support to make buying a home easier. From the launch in September until January this year, 203 households have so far successfully gained a mortgage and bought new homes through the initiative. Help to Buy (Scotland) is open to all first time buyers and to existing homeowners buying a new build home from participating home builders. To date, 109 house builders have signed up, with five lenders offering mortgages under the scheme ...
Don't forget that the Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will be joining Yes West Lothian at Livingston Football club on Wednesday at 7pm to launch the Scottish Governments White Paper. If you are a supporter or know someone that is undecided, please bring them along for more information on how Scotland can be a sucessful Independent Country. If you would like to get involved in the campaign but arn't sure of how to do so, come along and meet local activists. ~Stacey~
GLASGOW -- Scottish authorities raised the death toll to eight people Saturday in the crash of a police helicopter into a crowded Glasgow pub, stressing that a rescue and recovery operation is ongoing and it is unclear what they will find when the aircraft's wreckage is moved. The higher death toll was news that "everybody had been both dreading and expecting," Scottish Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said. Chief Constable Stephen House said three of the dead were found in the helicopter, which was carrying two police officers and a civilian pilot when it crashed through the roof of The Clutha pub late Friday. They "were our colleagues," House said, bowing his head and taking a long pause and swallow. He said the five other fatalities were found inside the building and 14 people remain hospitalized with serious injuries. House wouldn't say if more people are believed to be inside the pub, explaining that the helicopter is still "dominating the whole space" in the one-story building and that until th ...
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Chief Constable of Police Scotland Sir Stephen House and Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon addressing the media
As White Paper fever builds here in Scotland, the has briefed what Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will be wearing tomorrow
Prestwick Airport sold for a pound Prestwick Airport has been sold to the Scottish Government for £1. The airport, which was put up for sale last year by New Zealand utilities investor Infratil, has incurred annual losses of £2m. Following the sale to TS Prestwick Holdco Limited, which is wholly owned by the Scottish Government, the airport is expected to operate as normal, with no job losses. . Infratil has now exited its two British airports, following the sale of the Manston Airport in Kent last month to Ann Gloag who co-founded the Stagecoach Group. "Infratil's preference has always been to secure a new owner with the capacity to support the future success of Glasgow Prestwick Airport," Infratil CEO Marko Bogoievski said in a statement. "We believe that a Scottish Government acquisition achieves that objective and Infratil Limited is very pleased to have successfully completed the transaction." Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told the BBC that work would now begin for "turning Prestwick aroun ...
Scottish independence campaigners are split over keeping Pound A RIFT has opened in the campaign to break up Britain over whether an independent Scotland would retain the Pound as its currency. The SNP are hoping to retain the pound sterling currency despite calls for independence With the SNP launching its blueprint for a separate Scotland tomorrow, key figures in the group pushing for a Yes vote are divided over which currency would be adopted. Scotland entering a Sterling-zone with the rest of the UK is a key part of Alex Salmond’s economic strategy if the vote is Yes in next year’s ballot. Yesterday, Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon insisted she is “exceptionally confident” the UK would agree to share the Pound. But some influential figures in the Yes Scotland campaign say the idea of retaining the Pound is “ridiculous” while others have cast doubt on whether the UK Government would allow such a currency union. Yes Scotland advisory board member Colin Fox, leader of the Scottish Socia ...
Today at the Glasgow Science Centre, we passed on information about theSKYLAB vision for Prestwick Airport to Deputy Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and her team. Let's hope they help make it happen!!
Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon doing a fine job standing in for Alex Salmond at today's First Ministers questions.
Sitv Tam PENSIONS IN AN INDEPENDENT SCOTLAND PAPER PUBLISHED 'Stronger safeguards to protect pensioners.' Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Finance Secretary John Swinney today pledged that all pensions in an independent Scotland will be paid on time and in full and that pensioners in Scotland will benefit from stronger safeguards, as they published a paper outlining pensions policy. Continue Reading
Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon article: 'Yes want to inspire -No to scare '
The Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's keynote speech at the Academy of Government of the Edinburgh University launchung the paper Independence: a renew...
Publish welfare study call: Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has been challenged to make public a report ...
Bedfellows Together - FORMER Labour chancellor Alistair Darling will speak at the Scottish Conservative conference in defence of the Union, prompting scathing criticism from the SNP. The chair of the Better Together campaign will line up with senior Tories at a Better Together fringe event next Saturday. The conference handbook says: "We're delighted to welcome Alistair to our conference." They also said it was the nature of politics for people to disagree over policy. "Keeping Scotland a part of the UK is so important to him that, despite these differences, he is working the other parties to make sure that we win the referendum." Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who will appear with Darling at a conference on independence on Tuesday, added: "Alistair Darling will this week try to continue his ridiculous argument that the people of Scotland are best served by economic policies he has described as 'utterly mad'." SNP MSP Annabelle Ewing said many Labour voters would be "appalled at the prospect of Al ...
Speaking ahead of publication, Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: "The key question this document will ask is - who would do a better job of running Scotland's economy: the people who live here or Westminster? Ms Sturgeon said that everyone in Scotland should have the confidence in the economy to know it can be a successful independent country. She said: “Scotland is a strong economy. Scotland’s balance sheet shows that in every one of the last 30 years we have generated more tax per head than has been generated across the UK as a whole.” Ms Sturgeon said the offshore oil and gas industry was strong and that the food and drink sector was also booming - with a turnover of £12bn last year. She added: “Over the last five years the strength of Scotland’s economy has ensured that as an independent nation we would be better off to the tune of £12.6 billion.”
TONIGHT AT 10:30 ON STV: Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Scottish Secretary Michael Moore will go head...
SCOTLAND and England are not “equal partners” within the UK in the view of pro-union campaigners, Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said today.
Deputy First MinisterNicola Sturgeon MSPMay 4th 201311:25pm GMT500 days to goDeputy First MinisterNicola Sturgeon MSPMay 4th 2013 11:25pm GMT Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon marks the milestone of 500 days to go to the referendum in 2014 by outlining the positive case for independence.
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Deputy’s visit ‘not enough’: Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has been criticised for failing to offer a ...
Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is meeting Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg in London today to call for the Bedroom Tax to be scrapped
Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will ask Scottish MEPs to back calls for a fair share of European Union funding during her visit to Brussels today.
THE big beasts of the independence debate are to have their first head-to-head encounter next month in St Andrews, the Sunday Herald can reveal. Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will confront Better Together leader Alistair Darling at the annual conference of the Convention of Scottish Local Au...
"Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon yesterday gave her backing to a pro-independence group which aims to...
Very good breakfast debate on Scottish Independence with over 200 CAs and Depute First Minister Nicola Sturgeon
Euro funding threat (The Scottish Government) (Source: The Scottish Government) Euro funding threat 19/02/2013 The Scottish Government is working with the UK Government and other devolved nations to prevent Scotland losing millions of pounds of European Structural Funds, Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed today. It follows the recent agreement by the European Council on the EU's budget for 2014-20. The... ~GeeK3r
AN INDEPENDENT Scotland would not need to sign a new accession treaty to be a member of the European Union, Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has claimed.
The fraud & the flawed By ANDREW NICOLL, Scottish Political Reporter, and VICTORIA WELDON Last Updated: 11th February 2010 CHEATING Abdul Rauf was jailed for four years for masterminding a £58,000 benefits fiddle while working in a post office. The scamster forged signatures on 779 DSS payment orders from June 1993 to July 1994 while he was a sub-postmaster in Edinburgh — and kept the cash. The case was sent to the High Court because Sheriff Charles Stoddart believed his powers — then a maximum of three years — were inadequate. Judge Lord Sutherland blasted the “serious breach of trust” as he caged Rauf in 1996. “FLAWED” Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was under pressure to quit last night — after trying to keep a convicted benefits fraudster out of jail for a SECOND time. Thieving Abdul Rauf, 59, is facing prison after admitting claiming for £80,000 in taxpayer-funded income support payments while he coined in a whopping £650-a-month from a flat he rents out. The scheming dad-of- ...
"On Friday I had the privilege to sit down and speak to Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon about her life and political career as part of our own Great Scot project. As many of you will know, Nicola Sturgeon is a graduate of the University Of Glasgow and had these words to say about this week’s Glasgow University Independence Referendum: "It’s important in the sense that it’s the first time we’ll have had any real votes on ballot papers about Independence. I know that the students on the Yes side are campaigning really hard and I’m going there myself on Monday so I can help out. I hope we’ll do really well. I don’t think you’ll be able to read too much into it since it is one election, on one campus. We don’t know what the turn out will be, but hopefully lot’s of people will go out to vote. There’ll need to be a degree of perspective around it I suppose but I think it’s important and I would like very much for Yes to win.”
Spotted:Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon spreading her nonsense outside the Fraser Building...
In the news last week 1. The Queen, Home Secretary Theresa May and Santander bank boss Ana Botin have been declared the UK's top three most powerful women in a BBC survey. A panel of judges compiled a list of the country's 100 most influential females for Radio 4's Woman's Hour. Further down were author JK Rowling at seventh and Scottish Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at 20th. 2. A website promoting extra-marital affairs is one of the most popular in Westminster. Out of Town Affairs, which brings together married men and women was visited 52,000 times in just seven months from computers used exclusively by MPs, peers and their aides. Access to the site has since been blocked. Guardian 3. Getting behind the wheel when bunged up with a cold is far more dangerous than drivers realise, researchers say. Sneezing, searching for a tissue and nose blowing are to blame for 2,500 accidents a week in winter. It's most hazardous on the motorway as drivers can travel 50ft with their eyes closed during a sneeze. ...
On the Monday (today) before Glasgow Uni's independence referendum, our student volunteers will be joined by Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish Greens Co-Convenor Patrick Harvie, Cat Boyd from Radical Independence Campaign and award winning novelist Alan Bissett. There will be a short rally before a work day across campus, where we will work to win a 'Yes' vote the following Thursday! Please meet outside Glasgow Uni Library from 11.30 for a 12 start.
Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has revealed that the vote on Scottish ... - Express.co.uk -
Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says the Government is determined to invest in Scotland's infrastructure to stimulate growth in the short term and lay the foundations for long term success.
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Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont, and Borgen's star PM of Denmark all on
Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the SNP government has accepted the Electorial Commission's recommendation that the question should be: Should Scotland be an independent country? Yes/No.
Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said "What a fantastic sight I'm looking out on now - the 'Yes' Glasgow...
'Yes' Glasgow event is hailed a huge success: Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the Glasgow launch of t...
Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP has urged the SNP toWillie Rennie begin 2013 with a fresh commitment to open government. Speaking ahead of the Stage 3 debate on the Freedom of Information (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill, Mr Rennie has called on Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to...
Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is being targeted by protesters who want the controversial "fit-for-work" benefits test company Atos dropped as a sponsor of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
A fantastic post I just had to share, by UPROAR on the Tartan Army message board, in response to the planned Unionist protest and picket of Scotland's Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's Glasgow constituency office next Saturday (when it's closed by the way) :- The hypocrisy of the Unionist press and apologists here is astonishing. Here we have a group of Brit Nats who have links to, and well voiced admiration for terrorist organisations in Northern Ireland, who are actively picketing a respected politician for a collection of issues including keeping the Union together and how many days a flag is flown in another country. Whats more their views and protest would find massive sympathy and support amongst hundreds of thousands of people including fans at Ibrox and within the conservative party. That anyone would defend the inaction of the press or the actions of this group beggars belief... God knows what the reaction would be if independence supporters picketed a politician over something as stupid a ...
Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said both sides should encourage the voters to have their say.
Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is to make a statement to MSPs later on an independent Scotland's membership of the European Union.
A keynote speech by Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon setting out why independence will deliver a prosperous,...
Sturgeon unveils Yes vote vision: Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will be speaking to business and community leaders about her ...
Sturgeon crowned Scottish politician of 2012: Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was last night crowned The H...
Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is named Scottish Politician of the Year
The project to build a new bridge over the Firth of Forth has reached a "landmark moment", according to Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
Ever since the subject of EU membership was first raised by Labour MSP Catherine Stihler in May 2011, Scottish Government ministers have conveyed the impression that continued membership is a given. Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has insisted that it is a "cast-iron position" that an independ...
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