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Chancellor expected to end Scottish police and fire services paying VAT

Chancellor Philip Hammond is expected to use his Budget to end the anomaly that means police and fire services in Scotland are the only ones in the UK who pay VAT.

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Roads affected as flood alerts enforced across much of the country

Flood alerts have been enforced across much of Scotland with major trunk routes affected by the weather.

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Women hit hardest by welfare reforms, say Scottish Greens

Women have been hardest hit by austerity and welfare reforms, a Green MSP will tell a Holyrood summit.

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Driver stable in hospital after lorry overturns

A lorry driver is in hospital after his vehicle overturned on the A77.

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Nicola Sturgeon 'optimistic' about future of BiFab engineering firm

There is "every reason to be optimistic" about the longer term future of engineering firm BiFab, Scotland's First Minister has said.

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Unison warns of compulsory redundancies risk at East Dunbartonshire Council

A union has warned of the risk of compulsory redundancies for council employees after councillors voted to cut redundancy terms.

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Safe stolen in raid on pensioner's home in Inverness

A safe containing a "significant" amount of cash has been stolen from a pensioner's home.

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Second man arrested over Renfrewshire shooting

A second man has been arrested in connection with a shooting in Renfrewshire.

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Inspectors call for urgent improvements at Aberdeen care home

A care home for elderly people has been ordered by Scotland's social care watchdog to make urgent improvements to the services it provides.

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New guides for judges explain science behind DNA evidence

Easy-to-understand guides explaining the science behind identifying suspects by their DNA and walk are to be launched for judges.

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Scotland to have strategy for role in Arctic Circle issues

A new strategy designed to highlight Scotland's role in issues affecting the Arctic Circle is to be developed.

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Woman in hospital after collision with van

A woman is in a stable condition in hospital after she was hit by a van.

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Labour: We will not suspend Kezia Dugdale over TV show appearance

Former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale will not be suspended by the party over her decision to take "an unauthorised leave of absence" to appear on a reality TV show.

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Deaths of three people at motor rally might have been avoided - sheriff

The deaths of three motorsport fans at a rally in the Scottish Borders might have been avoided, a sheriff has ruled as he found safety checks at the event were "weak" and "inadequate".

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May 2018 date for Scotland's minimum unit pricing for alcohol

Scotland's minimum unit price for alcohol could be in place at the start of May next year, Scotland's Health Secretary has announced.

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Police name fisherman missing off Wester Ross

A fisherman reported missing after his boat was spotted on rocks with its engine running has been named.

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First Minister launches first passenger ferry fuelled by liquefied natural gas

The UK's first passenger ferry powered by liquefied natural gas has been launched in Scotland as part of a drive to cut emissions.

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Three women charged with attempted murder after Highland road crash

Three women have appeared in court charged with attempted murder after a two-vehicle crash in the Highlands.

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Scottish Conservative MP branded 'traitor' in 'Brexit Christmas' card

A Scottish Conservative MP has been branded a "traitor" and told to leave the UK in a "Brexit Christmas" card.

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Majority of police officers want access to handgun, survey finds

Almost two-thirds of Scotland's police officers want to have access to a handgun, according to new research.

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