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£847,000 lottery funding boost for projects supporting young Scots

Projects helping young Scots to take greater control of their futures are to share more than £800,000 in lottery funding.

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Report calls for review into returning officer payments system

MSPs have called for an end to the system that allows c ouncil chief executives to receive extra payments for acting as returning officers during elections.

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Charles to celebrate fundraisers at People's Postcode Lottery gala

The Prince of Wales is to celebrate the work of fundraisers for a host of charities he supports at an annual reception.

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Huge increase as cost of fraud exceeds £24m

The cost of fraud to Scotland soared five-fold to £24.3 million last year, although the number of cases fell, according to new research.

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Forth Road Bridge reopening picks up civil engineering award

The "unsung heroes" who fixed the Forth Road Bridge after a crack forced its closure have been recognised with an engineering award.

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MSPs will get vote on triggering of Article 50, Nicola Sturgeon says

Nicola Sturgeon has pledged that MSPs will be given the opportunity to vote on the triggering of Article 50, which will begin the formal Brexit process.

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Renewable energy production calls reiterated by campaigners

Environmentalists have reiterated calls for half of Scotland's energy needs to be met by renewables by 2030 as the government prepares to publish a new draft energy strategy.

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Obama government asked UK to keep Trident 'malfunction' secret - reports

The United States asked David Cameron's government to keep details of the alleged failed Trident missile test launch secret, according to reports.

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Police return to scene of Glasgow school shooting one week on

Police have returned to a primary school to talk to parents a week on from the shooting of a man after he dropped off his child.

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Rape ruling footballer David Robertson retires from playing

A footballer judged to have raped a woman with a team-mate has retired from playing.

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Greggs revamp will see 100 bakery jobs lost, union claims

About 100 jobs could be lost at a Scottish bakery under restructuring plans by Greggs, a union has warned.

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Obama government asked UK to keep Trident 'malfunction' secret - reports

The United States asked David Cameron's government to keep details of the alleged failed Trident missile test launch secret, according to reports.

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Two inmates die at Polmont young offenders institution in last fortnight

Two teenage inmates have died at a young offenders institution (YOI) within the last fortnight.

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Northern railway chief to take over top job at ScotRail

The head of northern England's leading trains operator is to take over at the helm of ScotRail.

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Ministers urged to embrace unpopular policies in anti-obesity drive

Ministers may need to introduce measures that are "initially unpopular" as part of a "bold approach" to tackling Scotland's obesity problem, according to MSPs.

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Three teenagers injured after car leaves road in Ayrshire

Three teenagers have been taken to hospital after a car came off the road in Ayrshire and ended up in a field.

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Two people in hospital after bus crashes into scaffolding in Aberdeen

An investigation has been launched after a bus crashed into scaffolding on a city-centre street, leaving two people in hospital.

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Programmer uses app to cycle length of Britain in virtual reality

A games programmer is believed to be the first person to cycle the entire length of Britain in virtual reality (VR).

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NHS paid agency more than £1,500 for nurse's hospital shift, figures reveal

Health boards have been forced to pay more than £1,500 for an agency nurse to cover a single hospital shift, new figures reveal.

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80% of incidents police attend not recorded as a crime, MSPs told

A senior Police Scotland figure has told MSPs that 80% of incidents the force deals with are not criminal, including missing people and hospital absconders.

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