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£2.5m cancer care pledge unveiled by First Minister

The First Minister has announced an extra £2.5 million to improve cancer care for children and young people in Scotland.

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Ban on smoking in cars with children present becomes law

New legislation that makes it illegal to smoke in a car carrying children has come into force in Scotland.

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Man, 41, critically ill in hospital after Aberdeen flat fire

A 41-year-old man is in a critical condition in hospital after being rescued from a fire in a ground-floor flat.

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Police arrest man in bank break-in investigation

A 40-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a break-in at a bank in Dumfries and Galloway.

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British tour company worker stabbed to death in Finland

A British woman has reportedly been stabbed to death in Lapland.

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Economic growth forecast to slow amid uncertainty

Scotland's economy is expected to slow over the next couple of years due to political and economic uncertainty, according to experts.

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New property tax has been 'operationally successful'

The introduction of a new property tax has been "operationally successful" but it is "too early to draw any definitive conclusions" on the change, MSPs on a key Holyrood committee said.

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WWF Scotland leads calls on phasing out cars running on petrol and diesel

Businesses and environmentalists have called on the Scottish Government to set a date for phasing out cars running on petrol and diesel.

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New campaign to tackle loneliness at Christmas

Almost 65,000 Scots aged 60 and over feel lonelier during the festive period, according to figures from Age Scotland.

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Cosla chief warns cuts would result in 'severe consequences' for jobs

The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (Cosla) has said that any more cuts to local government funding will result in "severe consequences" for jobs across the country.

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Consumers suffering 'financial distress' from utility firms

Consumers are suffering "financial distress" from utility and banking firms but don't know where to seek help, says a report by Which?

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Kezia Dugdale vows to fight for union after Brexit vote

Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale is to give a major speech on the future of the UK, in which she will say the union is worth fighting for.

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Salmond warns of 'constitutional crisis' looming over Article 50

The triggering of the Article 50 process without a legislative consent motion (LCM) from the Scottish Parliament would "result in a constitutional crisis", Alex Salmond has said.

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Nicola Sturgeon hails peace and inclusion after visit to Ahmadiyya Mosque

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has urged people from all communities to promote tolerance and diversity after a visit to a mosque attended by murdered Glasgow shopkeeper Asad Shah.

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Group to tackle pregnancy and maternity discrimination in workplace

A new group will meet for the first time this week to create guidelines for tackling pregnancy and maternity discrimination in the workplace.

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Ban on smoking in cars with children present to come into force

A new law that bans smoking in cars when children are present comes into force in Scotland this week.

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Women farmers urged to stand in NFU Scotland election

Female farmers are being encouraged to stand in the next National Farmers' Union Scotland (NFUS) election.

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Laser and light show to mark Edinburgh's Hogmanay Midnight Moment

A "visual and memorable" laser and light show will welcome 2017 as part of Edinburgh's Hogmanay Midnight Moment, it has been announced.

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Girl, 14, dies after car overturns into burn in Aberdeenshire

A 14-year-old girl has died after the car she was travelling in overturned into a burn in Aberdeenshire.

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Nicola Sturgeon accuses Tories of wanting to silence Scotland vote to stay in EU

Nicola Sturgeon has accused the Scottish Conservative Party of wanting to silence Scotland's vote to remain in the European Union.

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