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Brother of aid worker murdered by IS calls for calm and unity

The brother of a British aid worker murdered by Islamic State terrorists has made a plea for unity and calm in the wake of the Westminster terror attack.

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Delayed vote on possible Scottish independence referendum scheduled for Tuesday

A suspended vote on a possible second Scottish independence referendum will take place next Tuesday, Holyrood has confirmed.

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Holyrood leaders unite against 'heinous' Westminster attack

Holyrood has united to "stand strong" against terrorism and division in the wake of the "heinous" attack on Westminster.

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Hundreds of jobs hit as 158 RBS and NatWest branches close amid banking 'shift'

More than 150 Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest branches are to close with hundreds of job losses after a "dramatic shift" in customer banking.

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Plans to increase food and drink sector turnover to £30bn announced

A drive to more than double the turnover of Scotland's food and drink sector has been unveiled.

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Implementing new powers causing Government 'significant staffing issues'

The Scottish Government could struggle to recruit the skilled staff needed to implement new financial powers, according to a report.

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Audit of children rejected for mental health service referrals to be held

A review of children whose referrals to mental health services were rejected will be held, the First Minister has announced.

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Status quo 'not an option' for review of education, John Swinney says

The status quo "is not an option" for Scottish education in a review of how schools are run, ministers have said.

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Aberdeen white powder probe police say no crime committed

No assault or crime was committed after two 12-year-old boys in Aberdeen reported having white powder thrown at them, police have said.

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BT to create 31 customer service jobs in Glasgow

Telecoms firm BT is to create 31 jobs in Glasgow as part of a recruitment drive to transform customer service.

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Nearly 12 child sex offences a day recorded by Police Scotland, NSPCC says

The number of child sex offences recorded by Scottish police rose to an all-time high last year to an average of nearly 12 a day, according to a charity.

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Pilots accused of being under influence of alcohol ahead of Canada flight bailed

Two Canadian pilots have appeared in court accused of being under the influence of alcohol as they prepared to fly a passenger flight from Scotland.

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Construction sector 'fears losing funding over Brexit and indyref2 concerns'

Scotland's property and construction sector faces uncertainty over Brexit and a second Scottish independence referendum, according to a professional services firm.

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Half of nurseries likely to implement free childcare pledge, survey finds

Only half of nurseries in the private and voluntary sector say they are likely to implement the Scottish Government's flagship pledge on childcare by providing youngsters with 1,140 hours of funded care.

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Holyrood delays vote on independence ballot after Westminster terror attack

A Holyrood vote expected to back Nicola Sturgeon's calls for a second Scottish independence referendum has been put on hold following the terror attack in Westminster.

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Man charged over Glasgow rape released on bail

A man has appeared in court charged over the rape of a woman in Glasgow city centre.

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Police Scotland budget approved with £47m deficit

Police Scotland's budget for next year has been approved with a £47 million deficit as officials set out a "completely refreshed approach" to financial management.

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Family of Glasgow bin lorry crash victim sue council for compensation

The family of one of the Glasgow bin lorry crash victims are suing for compensation.

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Sports Direct owner awaits ruling in battle with Rangers over merchandise deal

Sports Direct and Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley is waiting for a judge's ruling after becoming embroiled in a High Court fight with Rangers over a merchandise deal said to result in the Glasgow soccer giant getting about 7p of every £1 spent.

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17 firms licensed for North Sea exploration work

Seventeen firms have been granted licences for activity in the North Sea to enable further exploration and production.

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