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Scottish Government 'requests farm payments deadline extension'

Scottish ministers have reportedly requested an extension to the deadline for processing European farming subsidies, amid claims about a third of applications have not yet been dealt with.

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Farmers won't lose out after Brexit, insists Michael Gove

Scottish farmers will not lose out on subsidies as a result of Brexit, Environment Secretary Michael Gove has confirmed.

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Fears grow for missing 87-year-old man with dementia

Concerns are growing for the safety of an 87-year-old man with dementia who has gone missing from East Renfrewshire.

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Government must guarantee status of EU nationals, Nicola Sturgeon to say

Nicola Sturgeon will renew calls for the UK Government to guarantee the status of European Union (EU) nationals a year on from the Brexit vote.

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Football Act 'in injury time' as MSP lodges Bill to scrap legislation

A bid to scrap a controversial law aimed at tackling sectarian behaviour at football has been officially lodged at the Scottish Parliament.

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Michael Gove to talk to fishermen about 'real priorities' in Brexit negotiations

New Environment Secretary Michael Gove says he want to hear from fishermen about their "real priorities" as Britain prepares to exit the European Union.

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Sir Billy Connolly awarded honorary degree days after knighthood

Sir Billy Connolly has received yet another honorary degree despite joking the closest he got to university "was to deliver coal".

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Kevin Bacon 'thrilled' to be in Scotland for premiere of his new film

Actor Kevin Bacon said he feels "awesome" to be in Scotland for the world premiere of his latest film.

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Man arrested after police officer knocked down by car

A police officer is being treated in hospital after being knocked down by a car he had stopped as part of an inquiry.

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Under-fire SPA chief fails to win backing of top inspector of policing

Scotland's top inspector of policing has failed to give his backing to Scottish Police Authority (SPA) chief executive John Foley.

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SNP signals push for Brexit talks seat in return for not disrupting May's plans

The SNP has indicated it will demand a seat at the Brexit negotiations in Brussels in return for ensuring the Scottish Parliament does not disrupt Theresa May's plans to withdraw Britain from the European Union.

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Drop indyref2 plan or lose top job, Nicola Sturgeon warned

Nicola Sturgeon must drop plans for a second Scottish independence referendum if she wants to remain First Minister, Scottish Secretary David Mundell has said.

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£11bn Standard Life-Aberdeen merger cleared by competition watchdog

Britain's competition watchdog has given the green light to the £11 billion merger of Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management.

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College student numbers down to lowest level since 2006/07

Student numbers at Scotland's colleges have fallen to the lowest level for almost a decade.

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Man arrested after 'suspect devices' found at Blantyre property

A man has been arrested and a host of firearms and ammunition seized after a search of a property.

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Devolved tax revenue up 10% but £38m below forecasts

The amount of cash the Scottish Government collected in tax increased by 10% last year - but still fell short of the amount ministers had estimated they would receive.

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Government focused on delivering farming payments: Nicola Sturgeon

The Scottish Government will endeavour to make EU farming payments on time, with just over a week to go until the deadline, the First Minister has said.

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Sex assault claims involving pupils must be reported, insists John Swinney

School staff uncovering allegations of sex assaults on pupils should report them to police, the Education Secretary said after being told some instances were not recorded.

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Trial date set for man accused of double murder in Dundee

A man accused of murdering two people in Dundee is to stand trial in September.

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SNP MP condemns decision to hand peerage to defeated Tory candidate

The decision to hand a defeated Tory election candidate a peerage so he can become a minister is a "total affront to democracy", the SNP has told the Government.

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