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heraldscotland
Parents are paying a £100,000 premium for homes near top Scots schoolssurrounding Scotland’s top ten performing state secondary schools are 58% above
Parents are paying a £100,000 premium for homes near top Scots schools
heraldscotland / Posted yesterday
surrounding Scotland’s top ten performing state secondary schools are 58% above the average for Scotland as a whole. "The gap between average residential property prices in areas surrounding Scotland’s top ten schools and those in Scotland as a... Read more
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Guelph Mercury
How David Currie was named Sergeant-at-ArmsAlberta Regiment. On that day, Currie's men closed off the escape route for two
How David Currie was named Sergeant-at-Arms
Guelph Mercury / Posted yesterday
Alberta Regiment. On that day, Currie's men closed off the escape route for two German armies trapping them in the Falaise Gap. The outnumbered Canadians killed 300 Germans, wounded 500 and captured 2,100. Currie and his unit fought for several... Read more
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Scotsman
Scottish business wire: Shaf Rasul | UKSE | Deloitte | Constructionstories of the day plus recent investments and grants achieved by Scottish firm
Scottish business wire: Shaf Rasul | UKSE | Deloitte | Construction
Scotsman / Posted yesterday
stories of the day plus recent investments and grants achieved by Scottish firms. This feature is brought to you by The Scotsman and Young Company Finance. Shaf Rasul buys industrial sites in multi-million deal A property investment specialist... Read more
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express
Independent Scotland could see income tax DOUBLE to make Sturgeon’s sums add upMr Brown has warned Scots that they could face a hefty income tax bill Border
Independent Scotland could see income tax DOUBLE to make Sturgeon’s sums add up
express / Posted yesterday
Mr Brown has warned Scots that they could face a hefty income tax bill Border posts between Scotland and the rest of the UK would also be “unavoidable” under Nicola Sturgeon’s plans to maintain freedom of movement with the rest of the EU. The... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
New post-Brexit Home Rule settlement for Scotland could kill off SNP's second independence bid75 to 80% support." First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said a second independe
New post-Brexit Home Rule settlement for Scotland could kill off SNP's second independence bid
EveningTimes Online / Posted yesterday
75 to 80% support." First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said a second independence referendum is "highly likely", after Scots voted to Remain in the July referendum. She has pledged to look at all options to protect Scotland's place in Europe,... Read more
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heraldscotland
New post-Brexit Home Rule settlement for Scotland could kill off SNP's second independence poll, says BrownSturgeon has said a second independence referendum is now “highly likely” follo
New post-Brexit Home Rule settlement for Scotland could kill off SNP's second independence poll, says Brown
heraldscotland / Posted yesterday
Sturgeon has said a second independence referendum is now “highly likely” following the EU referendum result after Scots voted overwhelmingly to Remain. The First Minister has pledged to look at all options to protect Scotland’s place in... Read more
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heraldscotland
New post-Brexit Home Rule settlement for Scotland could kill off SNP's second independence poll, says BrownSturgeon has said a second independence referendum is now “highly likely” follo
New post-Brexit Home Rule settlement for Scotland could kill off SNP's second independence poll, says Brown
heraldscotland / Posted 2 days ago
Sturgeon has said a second independence referendum is now “highly likely” following the EU referendum result after Scots voted overwhelmingly to Remain. The First Minister has pledged to look at all options to protect Scotland’s place in... Read more
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Scotsman
Income tax may double for Scots after independence - Gordon Brown Addressing the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Gordon Brown said the SN
Income tax may double for Scots after independence - Gordon Brown
Scotsman / Posted 2 days ago
Addressing the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Gordon Brown said the SNP has no solution over currency under independence. Picture: SWNS The chronic state of Scotland’s public... Read more
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Daily Record
£60m agency nurses scandal started on Nicola Sturgeon's watch and must be sortedhave to bear because of a lack of finance. Add the nursing crisis to the predi
£60m agency nurses scandal started on Nicola Sturgeon's watch and must be sorted
Daily Record / Posted 2 days ago
have to bear because of a lack of finance. Add the nursing crisis to the predicted plunge in GP numbers as the retirement gap begins to bite and take in the damning waiting time statistics for mental health patients, and we see a picture of the... Read more
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Scotsman
SNP to target ‘soft’ No voters in new Scottish independence drivein 2014. The First Minister is to stage an event in Stirling with SNP politici
SNP to target ‘soft’ No voters in new Scottish independence drive
Scotsman / Posted 3 days ago
in 2014. The First Minister is to stage an event in Stirling with SNP politicians to kick-start an ­initiative to win over Scots who came down on the side of the union two years ago. Ms Sturgeon has said that another vote on independence is now... Read more
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Scotsman
Nicola Sturgeon to launch new drive for Scottish independence this weekis to stage an event in Stirling with SNP MPs, MSPs and MEPs which will kick-st
Nicola Sturgeon to launch new drive for Scottish independence this week
Scotsman / Posted 3 days ago
is to stage an event in Stirling with SNP MPs, MSPs and MEPs which will kick-start an initiative to win over wavering Scots who eventually came down on the side the union two years ago, the Sunday Herald reported. Ms Sturgeon has said that... Read more
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heraldscotland
How we've failed the 'Superhumans'They also have far lower participation rates in cultural events and sporting ac
How we've failed the 'Superhumans'
heraldscotland / Posted 4 days ago
They also have far lower participation rates in cultural events and sporting activities than the able bodied, with the gap increasing in recent years. One group is launching a ‘Rights not Games’ campaign during the Paralympics to highlight the... Read more
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Daily Record
GERS figures are great news for Scotland despite the headlines: Kevin Haguespending has declined by just 1.1% in real terms. This means that, while we no
GERS figures are great news for Scotland despite the headlines: Kevin Hague
Daily Record / Posted 5 days ago
spending has declined by just 1.1% in real terms. This means that, while we now raise £400 less in taxes per person, Scots continue to receive £1,300 higher spending than the rest of the UK (as we have done for over a decade). That’s one of... Read more
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Daily Record
GERS figures have left an gaping hole in 'economic argument' for independencesharing resources across the UK means we’ve been spared much of the pain. Taxp
GERS figures have left an gaping hole in 'economic argument' for independence
Daily Record / Posted 6 days ago
sharing resources across the UK means we’ve been spared much of the pain. Taxpayers in the rest of the UK helped plug the gap, ensuring there was no need for drastic cuts to vital services.Nicola Sturgeon in Edinburgh But you’d be hard-pressed to... Read more
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Deseret News
Best-selling book sheds light on poverty, educational blind alleys — and pathways outInstitute's Robert Pondiscio in U.S. News & World Report, noting that all too o
Best-selling book sheds light on poverty, educational blind alleys — and pathways out
Deseret News / Posted 7 days ago
Institute's Robert Pondiscio in U.S. News & World Report, noting that all too often the education reform and "achievement gap" dialogue centers on minority students in urban centers, ignoring the equally pervasive challenges of the rural, and... Read more
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express
Sturgeon's independence dream SHATTERED as plunging oil revenues leave £15bn black holedeficit was also more than double the rate for the UK - making it higher than a
Sturgeon's independence dream SHATTERED as plunging oil revenues leave £15bn black hole
express / Posted 7 days ago
deficit was also more than double the rate for the UK - making it higher than any of the EU's current 28 members. Scots generated less tax revenue than the UK average for the second year running, heaping pressure on the First Minister's... Read more
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heraldscotland
UK subsidy to Scotland soars after oil price slumpFive years ago, Scots were net contributors to the exchequer, adding £200 per h
UK subsidy to Scotland soars after oil price slump
heraldscotland / Posted 7 days ago
Five years ago, Scots were net contributors to the exchequer, adding £200 per head, however the oil price halving reversed that, and the gap is now the widest since devolution began. The Government Expenditure and Revenue Expenditure in Scotland... Read more
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heraldscotland
Here comes the gong rush as Olympians head home. Arise Sir Andy at last?Women with children falling significantly behind men in gender pay gap … Leaked
Here comes the gong rush as Olympians head home. Arise Sir Andy at last?
heraldscotland / Posted 8 days ago
Women with children falling significantly behind men in gender pay gap … Leaked report questions whether NHS in England and Wales has enough staff for 7-day working … Britain, France, US criticised by anti-arms trade campaigners for sales to Saudi... Read more
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heraldscotland
Here comes the gong rush as Olympians head home. Arise Sir Andy at last?Women with children falling significantly behind men in gender pay gap … Leaked
Here comes the gong rush as Olympians head home. Arise Sir Andy at last?
heraldscotland / Posted 8 days ago
Women with children falling significantly behind men in gender pay gap … Leaked report questions whether NHS in England and Wales has enough staff for 7-day working … Britain, France, US criticised by anti-arms trade campaigners for sales to Saudi... Read more
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Kiama Independent
US election: the voters who may hold the key to a Donald Trump victorydo not identify with the WASPs of the north-east. Instead I identify with the m
US election: the voters who may hold the key to a Donald Trump victory
Kiama Independent / Posted 9 days ago
do not identify with the WASPs of the north-east. Instead I identify with the millions of working-class white Americans of Scots-Irish descent who have no college degree. "To these folks, poverty is the family tradition – their ancestors were day... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
US election: the voters who may hold the key to a Donald Trump victorydo not identify with the WASPs of the north-east. Instead I identify with the m
US election: the voters who may hold the key to a Donald Trump victory
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 10 days ago
do not identify with the WASPs of the north-east. Instead I identify with the millions of working-class white Americans of Scots-Irish descent who have no college degree. "To these folks, poverty is the family tradition – their ancestors were day... Read more
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The Young Witness
US election: the voters who may hold the key to a Donald Trump victorydo not identify with the WASPs of the north-east. Instead I identify with the m
US election: the voters who may hold the key to a Donald Trump victory
The Young Witness / Posted 10 days ago
do not identify with the WASPs of the north-east. Instead I identify with the millions of working-class white Americans of Scots-Irish descent who have no college degree. "To these folks, poverty is the family tradition – their ancestors were day... Read more
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Western Advocate
US election: the voters who may hold the key to a Donald Trump victorydo not identify with the WASPs of the north-east. Instead I identify with the m
US election: the voters who may hold the key to a Donald Trump victory
Western Advocate / Posted 10 days ago
do not identify with the WASPs of the north-east. Instead I identify with the millions of working-class white Americans of Scots-Irish descent who have no college degree. "To these folks, poverty is the family tradition – their ancestors were day... Read more
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Daily Liberal
US election: the voters who may hold the key to a Donald Trump victorydo not identify with the WASPs of the north-east. Instead I identify with the m
US election: the voters who may hold the key to a Donald Trump victory
Daily Liberal / Posted 10 days ago
do not identify with the WASPs of the north-east. Instead I identify with the millions of working-class white Americans of Scots-Irish descent who have no college degree. "To these folks, poverty is the family tradition – their ancestors were day... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
US election: the voters who may hold the key to a Donald Trump victorydo not identify with the WASPs of the north-east. Instead I identify with the m
US election: the voters who may hold the key to a Donald Trump victory
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 10 days ago
do not identify with the WASPs of the north-east. Instead I identify with the millions of working-class white Americans of Scots-Irish descent who have no college degree. "To these folks, poverty is the family tradition – their ancestors were day... Read more
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The Age
US election: the voters who may hold the key to a Donald Trump victorydo not identify with the WASPs of the north-east. Instead I identify with the m
US election: the voters who may hold the key to a Donald Trump victory
The Age / Posted 10 days ago
do not identify with the WASPs of the north-east. Instead I identify with the millions of working-class white Americans of Scots-Irish descent who have no college degree. "To these folks, poverty is the family tradition – their ancestors were day... Read more
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Canberra Times
US election: the voters who may hold the key to a Donald Trump victorydo not identify with the WASPs of the north-east. Instead I identify with the m
US election: the voters who may hold the key to a Donald Trump victory
Canberra Times / Posted 11 days ago
do not identify with the WASPs of the north-east. Instead I identify with the millions of working-class white Americans of Scots-Irish descent who have no college degree. "To these folks, poverty is the family tradition – their ancestors were day... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
US election: the voters who may hold the key to a Donald Trump victorydo not identify with the WASPs of the north-east. Instead I identify with the m
US election: the voters who may hold the key to a Donald Trump victory
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 11 days ago
do not identify with the WASPs of the north-east. Instead I identify with the millions of working-class white Americans of Scots-Irish descent who have no college degree. "To these folks, poverty is the family tradition – their ancestors were day... Read more
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The Age
Could Erik Thomson's '800 words' be the next 'Packed to the Rafters'?father, who died a few years ago, was the first member of Thomson's family to l
Could Erik Thomson's '800 words' be the next 'Packed to the Rafters'?
The Age / Posted 11 days ago
father, who died a few years ago, was the first member of Thomson's family to leave Scotland. "Like a lot of dispossessed Scots before, New Zealand has been a magnet". Cauliflower and potato tortelloni. Photo: Luis Ascui A fisherman's son from... Read more
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Canberra Times
Could Erik Thomson's '800 words' be the next 'Packed to the Rafters'?father, who died a few years ago, was the first member of Thomson's family to l
Could Erik Thomson's '800 words' be the next 'Packed to the Rafters'?
Canberra Times / Posted 11 days ago
father, who died a few years ago, was the first member of Thomson's family to leave Scotland. "Like a lot of dispossessed Scots before, New Zealand has been a magnet". Cauliflower and potato tortelloni. Photo: Luis Ascui A fisherman's son from... Read more
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heraldscotland
Citizens or bargaining chips? Scotland's Europeans on their Brexit fearsmore: Treasury confirms it will match vital EU pay outs after Brexit It’s an u
Citizens or bargaining chips? Scotland's Europeans on their Brexit fears
heraldscotland / Posted 18 days ago
more: Treasury confirms it will match vital EU pay outs after Brexit It’s an uncertain time for these adopted Scots, who make up a population bigger than that of Dundee. They come from all across the continent – from France in the west... Read more
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heraldscotland
Citizens or bargaining chips? Scotland's Europeans on their Brexit fearsmost about the country, straight away he talks of the “fair-minded people in fa
Citizens or bargaining chips? Scotland's Europeans on their Brexit fears
heraldscotland / Posted 19 days ago
most about the country, straight away he talks of the “fair-minded people in favour of equality and social justice”. “Scots believe in free education and a free NHS – that’s a vision of society I like,” he adds. Following the EU referendum,... Read more
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express
Scots from poorer areas FOUR times less likely to go to uni THE number of Scots pupils passing exams has fallen while those from poorer a
Scots from poorer areas FOUR times less likely to go to uni
express / Posted 22 days ago
THE number of Scots pupils passing exams has fallen while those from poorer areas are still four times less likely to go to university than their wealthy counterparts. The number of... Read more
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heraldscotland
Increase in applications sparks calls for more university places for Scotsrecent years any further increase in suitable candidates for university is like
Increase in applications sparks calls for more university places for Scots
heraldscotland / Posted 23 days ago
recent years any further increase in suitable candidates for university is likely to put even more pressure on places for Scots. David Lott, deputy director of Universities Scotland, which represents principals, said: "Recent years have delivered... Read more
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heraldscotland
Increase in applications sparks calls for more university placesrecent years any further increase in suitable candidates for university is like
Increase in applications sparks calls for more university places
heraldscotland / Posted 23 days ago
recent years any further increase in suitable candidates for university is likely to put even more pressure on places for Scots. David Lott, deputy director of Universities Scotland, which represents principals, said: "Recent years have delivered... Read more
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heraldscotland
Pressure mounts to expand university places for Scotsrecent years any further increase in suitable candidates for university is like
Pressure mounts to expand university places for Scots
heraldscotland / Posted 24 days ago
recent years any further increase in suitable candidates for university is likely to put even more pressure on places for Scots. David Lott, deputy director of Universities Scotland, which represents principals, said: "Recent years have delivered... Read more
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heraldscotland
Row erupts over claims of 2017 independence votebeen taken on a second independence vote. The SNP plans to launch a 'hearts an
Row erupts over claims of 2017 independence vote
heraldscotland / Posted 24 days ago
been taken on a second independence vote. The SNP plans to launch a 'hearts and minds' campaign, designed to win sceptical Scots over to independence, within weeks. But reports at the weekend suggested that Ms Sturgeon was also eyeing a 2017... Read more
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heraldscotland
Students count the cost of opportunityyear, less than half the £23,777 in the rest of the UK, but was set to rise sha
Students count the cost of opportunity
heraldscotland / Posted 1 months ago
year, less than half the £23,777 in the rest of the UK, but was set to rise sharply over the next three years to narrow the gap. Loan funding in Scotland almost doubled from £175m to £336m last year as funding shifted from grants to loans. The... Read more
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The Irish Times
Tartan army: how Belfast gang culture morphed into paramilitarismthe streets surrounding the club Hastings discovered overwhelming support among
Tartan army: how Belfast gang culture morphed into paramilitarism
The Irish Times / Posted 1 months ago
the streets surrounding the club Hastings discovered overwhelming support among adults for the Tartan gangs. The generation gap closed as the constitutional situation had become the imperative. One woman stated: “These are our boys of tomorrow...”,... Read more

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