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Holyrood committee writes to Shona Robison about NHS vacancies

Health Secretary Shona Robison has been quizzed on rising vacancies and barriers to recruitment in the NHS.

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Renfrewshire Council in appeal to ministers after food bank figures rise

The number of children relying on food banks in one council area has jumped by almost a quarter in just three months.

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Clyde shipyard jobs secured as £287m Royal Navy ships deal confirmed

Hundreds of jobs have been safeguarded after the Ministry of Defence signed a £287 million contract for two more Royal Navy ships to be built on the Clyde.

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Supreme Court to rule on Brexit case early next year

The Government faces a wait until next year to find out whether it has won its historic Brexit legal challenge at the UK's highest court.

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New mobile game Snatch lets players win real prizes by 'stealing' from others

A new mobile game that encourages users to "steal" from each other to win real prizes has launched in the UK.

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Boy, 14, injured in electric shock on railway line

A teenager is in a serious condition in hospital after suffering an electric shock on a railway line.

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Teenager in hospital after suffering electric shock on rail track

A teenager is in a serious condition in hospital after suffering an electric shock on a railway line.

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Brexit battle to pitch 'tartan Remain' group against PM's vision - SNP

The battle for Brexit will pit Theresa May's desire for a "red, white and blue" divorce from the European Union against the "tartan Remain" campaign, the SNP has claimed.

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MP Michelle Thomson moves House to tears with rape 'survivor' story

An MP moved colleagues to tears after revealing she was raped at 14, telling the Commons: "I'm not a victim, I'm a survivor."

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Lung cancer test may show signs of disease up to five years before scan

A potentially life-saving blood test has been developed that may allow doctors to spot signs of lung cancer up to five years before the disease shows up on traditional scans.

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Woman reported to prosecutors after young girl seriously injured

A woman has been reported to prosecutors after an eight-year-old girl was allegedly stabbed.

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Ex-football coach facing child sex charge remanded in custody for own safety

A former Celtic Football Club youth coach and kitman charged with a child sex offence has been remanded in prison for his own safety.

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Tories threaten to drop backing for Curriculum for Excellence reforms

Ruth Davidson has threatened to withdraw her party's support for the government's Curriculum for Excellence reforms after Scotland dropped down international education rankings for core school subjects.

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Woman 'six times over drink-drive limit' had two children in car

A woman who has been charged with driving six times over the legal drink-drive limit had two children in her car, police have said.

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Strange tale of perky piglet rescued from busy motorway

A piglet has been rescued after it was found running wild on a busy motorway.

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MSPs to quiz justice secretary on Police Scotland budget gap forecast

Justice Secretary Michael Matheson is to be questioned over a forecast £27.5 million budget gap facing Police Scotland at Holyrood on Thursday.

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Campaigner calls for failure to recycle to be made a criminal offence

Holyrood ministers are to be asked for their view on a call to make failing to recycle a crime.

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Six led to safety after fire hits block of flats

Two children and four adults have been rescued from a fire in a block of flats.

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MPs call for UK governments to pull together to tackle Brexit

Closer links between the governments in Westminster, Holyrood, Cardiff Bay and Stormont are needed to handle the Brexit process, a Commons committee has said.

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Children with learning disabilities 'sidelined' in mainstream schools

Teaching children with learning disabilities in mainstream schools can leave youngsters feeling "sidelined" while teachers feel "untrained, unsupported and stressed", campaigners have claimed.

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