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heraldscotland
Labour's Neil Findlay issues half-hearted retraction after calling Sturgeon a "liar" over taxThe SNP refused to back the raise, with the First Minister saying it would "shi
Labour's Neil Findlay issues half-hearted retraction after calling Sturgeon a "liar" over tax
heraldscotland / Posted yesterday
The SNP refused to back the raise, with the First Minister saying it would "shift the burden of Tory austerity on to the shoulders of the low paid" and branding a lack of detail over Labour's plan "embarrassing". Labour hit back by pointing out that... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
MSPs vote to keep income tax in Scotland in line with rest of UKIncome tax in Scotland will remain in line with the rest of the UK after MSPs a
MSPs vote to keep income tax in Scotland in line with rest of UK
EveningTimes Online / Posted yesterday
Income tax in Scotland will remain in line with the rest of the UK after MSPs at Holyrood voted to set the new Scottish rate for the levy for the first time. Both Labour and the Liberal Democrats in Scotland have been calling for the rate to be... Read more
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heraldscotland
Income tax in Scotland to remain in line with rest of UK after voteUnder changes brought in as part of the 2012 Scotland Act, ministers at Holyroo
Income tax in Scotland to remain in line with rest of UK after vote
heraldscotland / Posted yesterday
Under changes brought in as part of the 2012 Scotland Act, ministers at Holyrood are required to set a Scottish rate of income tax, which will come into place on April 6. Income tax will be reduced by 10p in the pound for Scottish taxpayers but they... Read more
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Scotsman
FMQs: Sturgeon under fire over education cuts First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Picture: Ian Rutherford Nicola Sturgeon today
FMQs: Sturgeon under fire over education cuts
Scotsman / Posted yesterday
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Picture: Ian Rutherford Nicola Sturgeon today came under fire over cuts to local education services being imposed by SNP councils around Scotland. MSPs heard that one... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Ministers warned as council leaders agree to funding dealCouncil leaders have warned services will have to be cut as they reluctantly ag
Ministers warned as council leaders agree to funding deal
EveningTimes Online / Posted 3 days ago
Council leaders have warned services will have to be cut as they reluctantly agreed to a funding deal from the Scottish Government. Johanna Boyd, Labour leader of Stirling Council, said she had agreed to financial settlement "under duress", adding... Read more
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heraldscotland
Warning as council leaders agree to funding deal from Scottish GovernmentScotland's 32 local authorities have until the end of February 9 to sign up to
Warning as council leaders agree to funding deal from Scottish Government
heraldscotland / Posted 3 days ago
Scotland's 32 local authorities have until the end of February 9 to sign up to the funding deal offered by Deputy First Minister John Swinney. Cosla, which represents many of Scotland's 32 councils, has urged leaders to reject the settlement... Read more
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Scotsman
Scott Macnab: Tory surge latest twist in a dramatic decade Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson. Picture: Ian Georgeson The prospe
Scott Macnab: Tory surge latest twist in a dramatic decade
Scotsman / Posted 3 days ago
Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson. Picture: Ian Georgeson The prospect of Conservative chief Ruth Davidson becoming leader of the opposition in Scotland, as her party now stands... Read more
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Daily Record
MSP's hit back at Amazon's expansion plans in ScotlandThe firm are set to open a ­warehouse in Edinburgh that will deliver goods only
MSP's hit back at Amazon's expansion plans in Scotland
Daily Record / Posted 5 days ago
The firm are set to open a ­warehouse in Edinburgh that will deliver goods only an hour after they have been ordered. But opposition politicians have demanded that Amazon receive no more cash assistance until they start paying their staff the living... Read more
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heraldscotland
Swinney: public-sector job losses regrettable but cuts should not be plugged by income tax hikeLabour and the Liberal Democrats have proposed a 1% rise in the Scottish rate o
Swinney: public-sector job losses regrettable but cuts should not be plugged by income tax hike
heraldscotland / Posted 7 days ago
Labour and the Liberal Democrats have proposed a 1% rise in the Scottish rate of income tax to raise an extra £475 million for public funds. Mr Swinney said this "would have to be raised by putting a burden on low-income families". A new report by... Read more
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Scotsman
‘Northbound only’ HGVs to use Forth Road Bridge at night The Forth Bridge is to open again to high-sided vehicles. Picture: Steven Tayl
‘Northbound only’ HGVs to use Forth Road Bridge at night
Scotsman / Posted 8 days ago
The Forth Bridge is to open again to high-sided vehicles. Picture: Steven Taylor HEAVY lorries will be given limited access to the Forth Road Bridge for the first time for ten weeks from... Read more
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heraldscotland
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon slams Labour in income tax policy rowLabour leader Kezia Dugdale said that meant Ms Sturgeon who "sold herself as th
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon slams Labour in income tax policy row
heraldscotland / Posted 8 days ago
Labour leader Kezia Dugdale said that meant Ms Sturgeon who "sold herself as the radical alternative to Tory austerity" had instead "sold out the people who needed her the most". She raised the issue at First Minister's Questions, recalling that in... Read more
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heraldscotland
Powers showdown looms, Salmond and God, and Waitrose paper cups – it's war07.00 BBC Good Morning Scotland Syria aid doubled … Record number of Scots app
Powers showdown looms, Salmond and God, and Waitrose paper cups – it's war
heraldscotland / Posted 8 days ago
07.00 BBC Good Morning Scotland Syria aid doubled … Record number of Scots apply to university … Update on Forth Road Bridge repairs due … MSPs to debate alcohol ad ban near schools … Cameron meets Tusk again … Police out in force for Cologne... Read more
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heraldscotland
Powers showdown looms, Salmond and God, and Waitrose plates: it's war07.00 BBC Good Morning Scotland Syria aid doubled … Record number of Scots app
Powers showdown looms, Salmond and God, and Waitrose plates: it's war
heraldscotland / Posted 8 days ago
07.00 BBC Good Morning Scotland Syria aid doubled … Record number of Scots apply to university … Update on Forth Road Bridge repairs due … MSPs to debate alcohol ad ban near schools … Cameron meets Tusk again … Police out in force for Cologne... Read more
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heraldscotland
Union bill showdown, Salmond and God, and Waitrose plates: it's war07.00 BBC Good Morning Scotland Syria aid doubled … Record number of Scots app
Union bill showdown, Salmond and God, and Waitrose plates: it's war
heraldscotland / Posted 8 days ago
07.00 BBC Good Morning Scotland Syria aid doubled … Record number of Scots apply to university … Update on Forth Road Bridge repairs due … MSPs to debate alcohol ad ban near schools … Cameron meets Tusk again … Police out in force for Cologne... Read more
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heraldscotland
Union bill showdown, poker play on powers, and does Alex do God?07.00 BBC Good Morning Scotland Syria aid doubled … Record number of Scots app
Union bill showdown, poker play on powers, and does Alex do God?
heraldscotland / Posted 8 days ago
07.00 BBC Good Morning Scotland Syria aid doubled … Record number of Scots apply to university … Update on Forth Road Bridge repairs due … MSPs to debate alcohol ad ban near schools … Cameron meets Tusk again … Police out in force for Cologne... Read more
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heraldscotland
Showdown on trade union bill, deadline deadlock, and does Salmond do God?07.00 BBC Good Morning Scotland Syria aid doubled … Record number of Scots app
Showdown on trade union bill, deadline deadlock, and does Salmond do God?
heraldscotland / Posted 8 days ago
07.00 BBC Good Morning Scotland Syria aid doubled … Record number of Scots apply to university … Update on Forth Road Bridge repairs due … MSPs to debate alcohol ad ban near schools … Cameron meets Tusk again … Police out in force for Cologne... Read more
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Daily Record
Tories accuse John Swinney of showing shades of Thatcher as he backs cutsConservative spokesman Murdo Fraser tried to embarrass Finance Secretary Swinne
Tories accuse John Swinney of showing shades of Thatcher as he backs cuts
Daily Record / Posted 8 days ago
Conservative spokesman Murdo Fraser tried to embarrass Finance Secretary Swinney by telling him he was thinking like a Thatcherite. Fraser said: “It gladdens my Tory heart to hear the self-proclaimed social democrats and political progressives on... Read more
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Scotsman
SNP and Tories vote against Labour income tax rise proposal John Swinney ruled out a tax rise. Picture: Phil Wilkinson Finance secretary
SNP and Tories vote against Labour income tax rise proposal
Scotsman / Posted 9 days ago
John Swinney ruled out a tax rise. Picture: Phil Wilkinson Finance secretary John Swinney told working Scots that imposing tax rises is “the last thing I am going to do” as MSPs voted down... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
MSPs reject proposal to increase Scottish income tax rateProposals to increase income tax in Scotland by 1p above the rate of the rest o
MSPs reject proposal to increase Scottish income tax rate
EveningTimes Online / Posted 9 days ago
Proposals to increase income tax in Scotland by 1p above the rate of the rest of the UK have been rejected at Holyrood. The Scottish Government said the measure - put forward by Scottish Labour and supported by the Liberal Democrats - would "punish"... Read more
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Scotsman
John Swinney resists Labour and Lib Dem calls to increase Income Tax Finance Secretary John Swinney's 'Scottish laternative to austerity' has come
John Swinney resists Labour and Lib Dem calls to increase Income Tax
Scotsman / Posted 9 days ago
Finance Secretary John Swinney's 'Scottish laternative to austerity' has come under fire from opposition leaders. Image: Neil Hanna John Swinney has vowed he will not increase... Read more
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Daily Record
Unions back Labour to save public services from £500m SNP austerity cutsTheir call came after Labour announced they want to put an extra penny on incom
Unions back Labour to save public services from £500m SNP austerity cuts
Daily Record / Posted 9 days ago
Their call came after Labour announced they want to put an extra penny on income tax to pay for public services while offsetting the impact on the lowest-paid. Campaigners spoke out as Finance Secretary John Swinney prepares to force through his... Read more
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Daily Record
Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale pledges to increase income tax by 1pDugdale said she wants to put an extra 1p on income tax while offering £100 cas
Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale pledges to increase income tax by 1p
Daily Record / Posted 10 days ago
Dugdale said she wants to put an extra 1p on income tax while offering £100 cashback to those earning £20,000 or less. Someone earning £30,000 a year would pay just under £4 a week more while someone earning the same salary as the First Minister,... Read more
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heraldscotland
Dugdale: Labour will raise income tax for all and halt savage SNP cutsLabour believe that the rise could come into force in April, and will call on M
Dugdale: Labour will raise income tax for all and halt savage SNP cuts
heraldscotland / Posted 11 days ago
Labour believe that the rise could come into force in April, and will call on Mr Swinney to perform a u-turn over his decision not to use new powers that allow him to set income tax at a higher or lower rate than the rest of the UK in the 2016/17... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Civil liberties eroded under SNP, warns Willie RennieCivil liberties are being slowly eroded under the SNP Government, according to
Civil liberties eroded under SNP, warns Willie Rennie
EveningTimes Online / Posted 13 days ago
Civil liberties are being slowly eroded under the SNP Government, according to Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie. Mr Rennie will say only his party has effectively opposed the Nationalists on issues such as police stop-and-search, the abolition... Read more
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Daily Record
Councils reject Scottish Government’s funding offerThe Scottish Local ­Government Partnership (SLGP), who ­represent Aberdeen, Gla
Councils reject Scottish Government’s funding offer
Daily Record / Posted 13 days ago
The Scottish Local ­Government Partnership (SLGP), who ­represent Aberdeen, Glasgow, Renfrewshire and South ­Lanarkshire councils, said local authorities were being “held to ransom”. They confirmed they are seeking legal advice. Swinney and council... Read more
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heraldscotland
Parties clash over fiscal framework talksLabour and the Liberal Democrats accused the Nationalists of "posturing" and "g
Parties clash over fiscal framework talks
heraldscotland / Posted 14 days ago
Labour and the Liberal Democrats accused the Nationalists of "posturing" and "grandstanding" rather than fighting for a deal that would transfer extensive tax and welfare powers to the Scottish Parliament. Senior SNP MSP Bruce Crawford also said "a... Read more
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heraldscotland
Local government body Cosla describe funding offer as "totally unacceptable"Talks have been taking place between Mr Swinney and council leaders, with the d
Local government body Cosla describe funding offer as "totally unacceptable"
heraldscotland / Posted 14 days ago
Talks have been taking place between Mr Swinney and council leaders, with the deadline for accepting the deal put back for a second time to February 9. The funding agreement from the Government includes extending the council tax freeze, £250 million... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Cosla rejects 'totally unacceptable' funding offerLocal government body Cosla has rejected the Scottish Government's funding offe
Cosla rejects 'totally unacceptable' funding offer
EveningTimes Online / Posted 14 days ago
Local government body Cosla has rejected the Scottish Government's funding offer for this year's budget, describing it as "totally unacceptable". The organisation said the package put forward by Finance Secretary John Swinney in the 2016/17 draft... Read more
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heraldscotland
Local government body Cosla describe funding offer as "totally unacceptable".Talks have been taking place between Mr Swinney and council leaders, with the d
Local government body Cosla describe funding offer as "totally unacceptable".
heraldscotland / Posted 14 days ago
Talks have been taking place between Mr Swinney and council leaders, with the deadline for accepting the deal put back for a second time to February 9. The funding agreement from the Government includes extending the council tax freeze, £250 million... Read more
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Scotsman
Ruth Davidson: Talking up Union still key to Scotland’s future Scottish Conservative Leader Ruth Davidson canvassing for a "No" vote ahead of
Ruth Davidson: Talking up Union still key to Scotland’s future
Scotsman / Posted 14 days ago
Scottish Conservative Leader Ruth Davidson canvassing for a "No" vote ahead of the independence referendum. Picture: AFP/Getty Images THE SNP will not let the constitutional situation... Read more
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heraldscotland
Aye Write! Politics, poetry, debate, television and literature all part of Glasgow's book festivalOther authors and well known names at the festival include comedian Brian Limon
Aye Write! Politics, poetry, debate, television and literature all part of Glasgow's book festival
heraldscotland / Posted 15 days ago
Other authors and well known names at the festival include comedian Brian Limond, also known as Limmy, actress Kirsty Strain, Joan Bakewell, Alexei Sayle, Stuart Cosgrove and the Rev. Richard Coles. Aye Write!, for whom The Herald and Times are... Read more
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Scotsman
Lib Dems propose 1p tax rise to boost schools Scottish Lib Dems leader Willie Rennie announced the costed package to boost e
Lib Dems propose 1p tax rise to boost schools
Scotsman / Posted 16 days ago
Scottish Lib Dems leader Willie Rennie announced the costed package to boost education spending. Picture: Lisa Ferguson Radical plans to increase income tax by 1p across the board have been unveiled by... Read more
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Scotsman
Cut tax for “squeezed middle” to boost growth, say Tories Iain McMillan chairs the Independent Commission for Competitive and Fair Taxat
Cut tax for “squeezed middle” to boost growth, say Tories
Scotsman / Posted 18 days ago
Iain McMillan chairs the Independent Commission for Competitive and Fair Taxation, who published the report RADICAL plans to cut the income tax burden for thousands of working families in... Read more
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heraldscotland
SNP rejects poverty advisor's call to strip fuel payments from rich pensionersMs Eisenstadt, who warned Ms Sturgeon that tackling poverty meant taking "tough
SNP rejects poverty advisor's call to strip fuel payments from rich pensioners
heraldscotland / Posted 19 days ago
Ms Eisenstadt, who warned Ms Sturgeon that tackling poverty meant taking "tough decisions", said yesterday that it was "wrong" that better-off older people like herself received the benefit when the money could instead be invested on those in greater... Read more
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heraldscotland
Kezia Dugdale says Corbyn factor helping "fighting fit" Labour win voters back from SNPMeanwhile, support for Labour has fallen to 21 per cent in the constituency sec
Kezia Dugdale says Corbyn factor helping "fighting fit" Labour win voters back from SNP
heraldscotland / Posted 19 days ago
Meanwhile, support for Labour has fallen to 21 per cent in the constituency section and 19 per cent on the list. Labour's candidate for First Minister said Mr Corbyn had been to Scotland several times and, asked whether he was helping win voters... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Parties put education at heart of programmes for Holyrood powerEDUCATION is the top priority for Scotland's political parties with 100 days of
Parties put education at heart of programmes for Holyrood power
EveningTimes Online / Posted 19 days ago
EDUCATION is the top priority for Scotland's political parties with 100 days of campaigning left before the country goes to the polls. Party leaders are to make a series of visits across the country this week to outline their policy priorities ahead... Read more
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Scotsman
SNP on course to win 73 seats in new Holyrood 2016 poll The Scottish Parliament building at Holyrood. Picture: Ian Georgeson THE SNP
SNP on course to win 73 seats in new Holyrood 2016 poll
Scotsman / Posted 19 days ago
The Scottish Parliament building at Holyrood. Picture: Ian Georgeson THE SNP could win 73 of the 129 Scottish Parliament seats in May’s Scottish election, according to a new poll. The poll,... Read more
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Daily Record
Politicians and union leaders urge SNP to make Amazon pay staff higher wagesThe firm have received more than £7.5million in grants since 2004, despite raki
Politicians and union leaders urge SNP to make Amazon pay staff higher wages
Daily Record / Posted 19 days ago
The firm have received more than £7.5million in grants since 2004, despite raking in billions of pounds from UK shoppers. The UK arm of the business paid just £11.9million in tax in 2014, despite taking in £5.3billion from British shoppers. They... Read more
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heraldscotland
One hundred days to go: education the priority for parties at Holyrood electionWith the SNP on course to win a second majority, campaign manager John Swinney
One hundred days to go: education the priority for parties at Holyrood election
heraldscotland / Posted 20 days ago
With the SNP on course to win a second majority, campaign manager John Swinney stressed the party, although enjoying strong opinion polls, was taking nothing for granted. He said the most “transformational investment” in the next parliament would be... Read more
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heraldscotland
Minister will tell Amazon to pay living wage as firm makes new jobs pledgeThe Living Wage is £8.25p outside London and Scottish Liberal Democrat leader W
Minister will tell Amazon to pay living wage as firm makes new jobs pledge
heraldscotland / Posted 21 days ago
The Living Wage is £8.25p outside London and Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie recently claimed that Fife would be better off without its Amazon centre, despite it employing hundreds of workers. Amazon said that it was creating 2,500... Read more
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heraldscotland
Minister will tell Amazon to pay living wage as firm make new jobs pledgeThe Living Wage is £8.25p outside London and Scottish Liberal Democrat leader W
Minister will tell Amazon to pay living wage as firm make new jobs pledge
heraldscotland / Posted 21 days ago
The Living Wage is £8.25p outside London and Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie recently claiming that Fife would be better off without its Amazon centre, despite it employing hundreds of workers. Amazon said that it was creating 2,500... Read more
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Scotsman
Willie Rennie: Tory election plans risk damaging Union Ruth Davidson, former Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont and Willie Rennie p
Willie Rennie: Tory election plans risk damaging Union
Scotsman / Posted 21 days ago
Ruth Davidson, former Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont and Willie Rennie pledged their support for further devolution before the referendum. Picture: TSPL THE Conservatives seem to be... Read more
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heraldscotland
Scottish Government 'will approach Amazon about paying workers living wage'First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she will dispatch Fair Work Secretary Rosea
Scottish Government 'will approach Amazon about paying workers living wage'
heraldscotland / Posted 22 days ago
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she will dispatch Fair Work Secretary Roseanna Cunningham "to engage directly with Amazon ... to get more people paid the living wage". Ms Sturgeon was mocked by Mr Rennie for initially "mishearing" his question... Read more
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heraldscotland
Scottish manufactured exports down but engineering and food sectors achieve rise in overseas salesExports of the engineering and allied industries rose by 2.4 per cent quarter-o
Scottish manufactured exports down but engineering and food sectors achieve rise in overseas sales
heraldscotland / Posted 23 days ago
Exports of the engineering and allied industries rose by 2.4 per cent quarter-on-quarter during the three months to September. This was driven by increases in mechanical engineering and electronics exports. The transport equipment sub-sector of... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
High speed rail between Glasgow and Edinburgh "not shelved" says transport ministerHIGH Speed rail between Glasgow and Edinburgh has not been “shelved” according
High speed rail between Glasgow and Edinburgh "not shelved" says transport minister
EveningTimes Online / Posted 23 days ago
HIGH Speed rail between Glasgow and Edinburgh has not been “shelved” according to the Transport Minister. Derek Mackay said the aspiration of a link between Scotland’s two largest cities remains but is dependent on the identification of a cross... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
High speed rail "not shelved" says transport ministerHIGH Speed rail between Glasgow and Edinburgh has not been “shelved” according
High speed rail "not shelved" says transport minister
EveningTimes Online / Posted 23 days ago
HIGH Speed rail between Glasgow and Edinburgh has not been “shelved” according to the Transport Minister. Derek Mackay said the aspiration of a link between Scotland’s two largest cities remains but is dependent on the identification of a cross... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Scottish government to unveil high-speed rail link 'way forward'The Scottish Government is preparing to announce "a sensible way forward" on cr
Scottish government to unveil high-speed rail link 'way forward'
EveningTimes Online / Posted 24 days ago
The Scottish Government is preparing to announce "a sensible way forward" on creating a high-speed rail link between London and Scotland, according to Scotland's transport minister. The SNP has put plans to create a separate 30-minute line between... Read more
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heraldscotland
"Sensible way forward" on high-speed rail link between London and Scotland to be announcedOpposition MSPs questioned why the Scottish inter-city route had been "shelved"
"Sensible way forward" on high-speed rail link between London and Scotland to be announced
heraldscotland / Posted 24 days ago
Opposition MSPs questioned why the Scottish inter-city route had been "shelved" when it could have delivered improved journey times "ten years ahead of any UK plans". Mr Mackay said the Edinburgh-Glasgow link has not been "shelved" but "it is not... Read more
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Scotsman
Nicola Sturgeon told to match ‘record with rhetoric’FIRST Minister Nicola Sturgeon has been challenged to match “record with rhetor
Nicola Sturgeon told to match ‘record with rhetoric’
Scotsman / Posted 24 days ago
FIRST Minister Nicola Sturgeon has been challenged to match “record with rhetoric” on tax in the first debate between party leaders ahead of the Holyrood elections in May. The SNP leader has come under pressure to set out “progressive” policies... Read more
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Scotsman
NicolaSturgeon told to match ‘record with rhetoric’FIRST Minister Nicola Sturgeon has been challenged to match “record with rhetor
NicolaSturgeon told to match ‘record with rhetoric’
Scotsman / Posted 24 days ago
FIRST Minister Nicola Sturgeon has been challenged to match “record with rhetoric” on tax in the first debate between party leaders ahead of the Holyrood elections in May. The SNP leader has come under pressure to set out “progressive” policies... Read more
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