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Coronavirus in Scotland LIVE: Nicola Sturgeon to meet opposition leaders to discuss framework for dealing with Covid

Last updated: Tuesday, 20 October, 2020, 06:30... As Wales goes back into the kind of comprehensive lockdown imposed across the UK earlier in the year, the pro [...]

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Scottish Covid figures could be skewed by swabs diverted from lab

Scottish Covid figures could be skewed by swabs diverted from lab

Discrepancies in the number of Covid-19 cases in Scotland in recent days are due to tests being diverted away from the UK government’s Lighthouse Lab in Glasgo [...]

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Nicola Sturgeon warned over 'confusion and stress' amid potential school closures

Nicola Sturgeon warned over 'confusion and stress' amid potential school closures

NICOLA Sturgeon has been warned by a member of her own education recovery group over the "potential for confusion and increased levels of…

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Is Scotland now firmly on the path to becoming an independence state? – Ian Swanson

In the wake of the 2014 referendum, Nicola Sturgeon is said to have set consistent 60 per cent support for independence as the test for when it would be right [...]

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Scotland has 'all options' on table as Wales set for stay at home lockdown

Scotland has 'all options' on table as Wales set for stay at home lockdown

NICOLA Sturgeon has not ruled out imposing a “firebreak” lockdown in Scotland after the Welsh Government announced the emergency measure.

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'More restrictions possible' as Nicola Sturgeon warns household measures to stay for 'foreseeable future'

Nicola Sturgeon has said further restrictions may be needed in Scotland as she prepares to publish the Scottish government’s new tier-based system for lockdown [...]

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Coronavirus: Police could be given contact details from Test and Protect scheme

Coronavirus: Police could be given contact details from Test and Protect scheme

Police can access personal details from Scotland’s Test and Protect scheme to issue fines despite assurances that data would only be used to trace contacts.Nic [...]

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Teachers call for schools closure 'trigger' in Nicola Sturgeon's tiered strategy

Teachers call for schools closure 'trigger' in Nicola Sturgeon's tiered strategy

TEACHERS are calling for the Scottish Government to set out what will trigger school closures in any tiered coronavirus strategy.

Read full article: Teachers call for schools closure 'trigg...→
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Nicola Sturgeon’s testing claim is untrue, Westminster says

Nicola Sturgeon’s testing claim is untrue, Westminster says

A new testing row has broken out between Westminster and Holyrood as the UK government described Nicola Sturgeon’s claims of disruption in a British-run labora [...]

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Sturgeon blow: SNP adviser admits ‘difficult’ issue with Scottish independence plans

Sturgeon blow: SNP adviser admits ‘difficult’ issue with Scottish independence plans

A CHIEF adviser to Nicola Sturgeon has opened up on the issues facing Scotland if the country was to become independent.

Read full article: Sturgeon blow: SNP adviser admits ‘diffi...→
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Chancellor urged to make £500 self-isolation payment tax free

Chancellor urged to make £500 self-isolation payment tax free

Nicola Sturgeon's Government said the support should not be subject to income tax

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Alex Massie: The SNP has become a Nicola Sturgeon solo show

Alex Massie: The SNP has become a Nicola Sturgeon solo show

More than six months into a global pandemic, it may come as a surprise to you that the Scottish government does actually have a minister for public health. Not [...]

Read full article: Alex Massie: The SNP has become a Nicola...→
Fans light smoke bombs outside Celtic Park despite pleas for them to stay away

Fans light smoke bombs outside Celtic Park despite pleas for them to stay away

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon pleaded with fans to stay away and watch the game in the safety of their own homes during the Scottish Government briefing on Fr [...]

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Nicola Sturgeon coronavirus LIVE as new plan for tackling virus to be discussed

Nicola Sturgeon coronavirus LIVE as new plan for tackling virus to be discussed

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and opposition leaders will meet today to discuss the new framework for tackling coronavirus in Scotland.... At yesterday's brie [...]

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Nicola Sturgeon vs Trump: POTUS will NOT recognise an independent Scotland warns analyst

Nicola Sturgeon vs Trump: POTUS will NOT recognise an independent Scotland warns analyst

DONALD TRUMP may fail to recognise an independent Scotland if re-elected for a second term, a new report has warned.

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Coronavirus: Police must be kept out of trace system, Sturgeon is warned

Coronavirus: Police must be kept out of trace system, Sturgeon is warned

Scientists have urged Nicola Sturgeon to keep the police out of Scotland’s coronavirus contact-tracing operation for fear that it may deter people from being t [...]

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Nicola Sturgeon refuses to rule out shutting schools or further restrictions ahead of new 'tiered' coronavirus strategy | Press and Journal

Nicola Sturgeon refuses to rule out shutting schools or further restrictions ahead of new 'tiered' coronavirus strategy | Press and Journal

Nicola Sturgeon has refused to rule out shutting schools or following Wales into a “firebreak” lockdown as she prepares to unveil her tiered coronavirus strate [...]

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Nicola Sturgeon denies Scotland is stuck with broken UK testing system despite 'intermittent frustrations'

Nicola Sturgeon said Scotland is not stuck with a testing system that doesn’t work despite “intermittent frustrations” with delays involving the UK Government’ [...]

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Scottish islands demand Nicola Sturgeon introduce alternative lockdown measures

Scottish islands demand Nicola Sturgeon introduce alternative lockdown measures

SCOTTISH islands have demanded Nicola Sturgeon give them a different approach to lockdown measures.

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Nicola Sturgeon: Schools closure 'triggers' being considered in tiered strategy

Nicola Sturgeon: Schools closure 'triggers' being considered in tiered strategy

NICOLA Sturgeon has suggested that her tiered coronavirus strategy could involve triggers that would require schools to put blended learning plans…

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Coronavirus in Scotland: 993 people have tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours

Nicola Sturgeon has announced the latest coronavirus statistics during her press conference held in St Andrew’s House, Edinburgh.

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Nicola Sturgeon daily coronavirus briefing LIVE: 993 more positive cases recorded in Scotland, one further death

Last updated: Monday, 19 October, 2020, 12:29... Nicola Sturgeon has announced the latest coronavirus statistics during her press conference held in St Andrew’ [...]

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Nicola Sturgeon daily coronavirus briefing LIVE: The latest updates on Monday

Last updated: Monday, 19 October, 2020, 10:49... The Scottish Government must be prepared to close schools if required to stop the spread of coronavirus, a tea [...]

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Sturgeon-Godley

Sturgeon-Godley "Frank, get the door!" sketch proves fundraising smash

THE STV Children’s Appeal featuring a sketch with Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and comedian Janey Godley raised more than £3.5…

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UK Government insist there’s no delay to covid tests at Glasgow lab

UK Government insist there’s no delay to covid tests at Glasgow lab

The response came just hours after Nicola Sturgeon tweeted a warning to treat latest coronavirus figures with ‘caution’.

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SNP grandees clash over Indy being 'settled will' of Scotland's people

SNP grandees clash over Indy being 'settled will' of Scotland's people

ONE of Nicola Sturgeon’s closest allies has contradicted the SNP’s deputy leader on whether independence is now the settled will of the Scottish…

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How Nicola Sturgeon's less macho approach may be driving surge in support for Scottish independence – Kirsty Strickland

The year is 2014 and it’s the eve of the independence referendum. My friend Jenny has just posted on her social media page: “#VoteNo tomorrow, to protect our j [...]

Read full article: How Nicola Sturgeon's less macho approac...→
Nicola Sturgeon ally Shirley-Anne Somerville faces selection battle in ‘mini civil wars’

Nicola Sturgeon ally Shirley-Anne Somerville faces selection battle in ‘mini civil wars’

One of Nicola Sturgeon’s closest cabinet allies, Shirley-Anne Somerville, is facing a challenge for her Scottish parliament seat from a former Royal Navy commo [...]

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Sturgeon shamed: Galloway rages at 'point-scoring' against Boris - 'Nothing to crow about'

Sturgeon shamed: Galloway rages at 'point-scoring' against Boris - 'Nothing to crow about'

NICOLA STURGEON's handling of the coronavirus pandemic in Scotland has been brutally torn apart by George Galloway, who has accused her SNP Government of emplo [...]

Read full article: Sturgeon shamed: Galloway rages at 'poin...→
Neil Mackay: The end of Nicola Sturgeon? Be careful what you wish for

Neil Mackay: The end of Nicola Sturgeon? Be careful what you wish for

“PRIVATELY my main worry is that it becomes so exhausting for her that she just throws in the towel.”

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Scotland's ban on household mixing to stay indefinitely, Sturgeon warns

Scotland's ban on household mixing to stay indefinitely, Sturgeon warns

NICOLA Sturgeon has warned Scots the ban on households visiting to stay in place for the “foreseeable future”. The First Minister also hinted tough new Covid-1 [...]

Read full article: Scotland's ban on household mixing to st...→
The Welsh “firebreak” is a lockdown made in Westminster

The Welsh “firebreak” is a lockdown made in Westminster

Wales will return to a nationwide lockdown for two weeks from Friday 23 October, the First Minister Mark Drakeford has announced. The measure is, in part, a wh [...]

Read full article: The Welsh “firebreak” is a lockdown made...→
Nicola Sturgeon ordered to 'get a grip' of 'ropey' COVID-19 self-isolation figures

Nicola Sturgeon ordered to 'get a grip' of 'ropey' COVID-19 self-isolation figures

NICOLA STURGEON'S Government has been urged to "get a grip" of the number of Scottish people failing to obey orders to self-isolate to fight the coronavirus cr [...]

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Nicola Sturgeon tells independence campaigners to cancel rally amid Covid fears

Nicola Sturgeon tells independence campaigners to cancel rally amid Covid fears

NICOLA Sturgeon has warned against staging any large political gatherings ahead of a planned Rally for Independence later this month.

Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon tells independence campa...→
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Nicola Sturgeon squirms as SNP leader told to 'be straight' with Scots on COVID chaos

Nicola Sturgeon squirms as SNP leader told to 'be straight' with Scots on COVID chaos

NICOLA STURGEON has been urged to "be straight" with Scots amid a war of words with the UK Government over delays in the delivery of COVID-19 test results.

Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon squirms as SNP leader to...→
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Nicola Sturgeon humiliation as advisor says full Scottish independence could take 25 YEARS

Nicola Sturgeon humiliation as advisor says full Scottish independence could take 25 YEARS

A TOP SNP advisor has warned it could take another 25 years until Scotland achieves complete independence with its own currency.

Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon humiliation as advisor s...→
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Nicola Sturgeon urges covid figures 'caution' after UK Government lab delays

Nicola Sturgeon urges covid figures 'caution' after UK Government lab delays

The First Minister urged the UK Government to resolve the processing issue at a Glasgow lab as soon as possible.

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SNP to be scrutinised as inquiry to be held into COVID-19 approach - ‘It’s vital!’

SNP to be scrutinised as inquiry to be held into COVID-19 approach - ‘It’s vital!’

SCOTTISH ministers will soon hold Nicola Sturgeon and the Scottish Government to account after Holyrood announced it would hold an inquiry into the country's r [...]

Read full article: SNP to be scrutinised as inquiry to be h...→
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Letters to the Editor: SNP power couple Nicola Sturgeon and Peter Murrell blur boundaries

Letters to the Editor: SNP power couple Nicola Sturgeon and Peter Murrell blur boundaries

Alex Massie writes of the complicated relationship between Nicola Sturgeon and Peter Murrell, the chief executive of her party — and also her husband (“Who’s t [...]

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Indyref fever is Covid’s side effect in Scotland

Indyref fever is Covid’s side effect in Scotland

Just as Boris Johnson was grappling with the (latest) “final deadline” for the settlement of the UK’s future relationship with the EU, Nicola Sturgeon fired up [...]

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Where can you buy alcohol in Scotland? What time can you buy alcohol?

Where can you buy alcohol in Scotland? What time can you buy alcohol?

SCOTLAND'S First Minister Nicola Sturgeon recently introduced a series of new measures to help curb the spread of COVID-19, including around the sale and consu [...]

Read full article: Where can you buy alcohol in Scotland? W...→
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Neil Mackay: The end of Nicola Sturgeon? Be careful what you wish for

Neil Mackay: The end of Nicola Sturgeon? Be careful what you wish for

“PRIVATELY my main worry is that it becomes so exhausting for her that she just throws in the towel.”

Read full article: Neil Mackay: The end of Nicola Sturgeon?...→
Nicola Sturgeon vs Trump: POTUS will NOT recognise an independent Scotland warns analyst

Nicola Sturgeon vs Trump: POTUS will NOT recognise an independent Scotland warns analyst

DONALD TRUMP may fail to recognise an independent Scotland if re-elected for a second term, a new report has warned.

Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon vs Trump: POTUS will NOT...→
Scottish Covid figures could be skewed by swabs diverted from lab

Scottish Covid figures could be skewed by swabs diverted from lab

Discrepancies in the number of Covid-19 cases in Scotland in recent days are due to tests being diverted away from the UK government’s Lighthouse Lab in Glasgo [...]

Read full article: Scottish Covid figures could be skewed b...→
Nicola Sturgeon refuses to rule out shutting schools or further restrictions ahead of new 'tiered' coronavirus strategy | Press and Journal

Nicola Sturgeon refuses to rule out shutting schools or further restrictions ahead of new 'tiered' coronavirus strategy | Press and Journal

Nicola Sturgeon has refused to rule out shutting schools or following Wales into a “firebreak” lockdown as she prepares to unveil her tiered coronavirus strate [...]

Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon refuses to rule out shut...→
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Is Scotland now firmly on the path to becoming an independence state? – Ian Swanson

In the wake of the 2014 referendum, Nicola Sturgeon is said to have set consistent 60 per cent support for independence as the test for when it would be right [...]

Read full article: Is Scotland now firmly on the path to be...→
Nicola Sturgeon ordered to 'get a grip' of 'ropey' COVID-19 self-isolation figures

Nicola Sturgeon ordered to 'get a grip' of 'ropey' COVID-19 self-isolation figures

NICOLA STURGEON'S Government has been urged to "get a grip" of the number of Scottish people failing to obey orders to self-isolate to fight the coronavirus cr [...]

Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon ordered to 'get a grip' ...→
Scottish islands demand Nicola Sturgeon introduce alternative lockdown measures

Scottish islands demand Nicola Sturgeon introduce alternative lockdown measures

SCOTTISH islands have demanded Nicola Sturgeon give them a different approach to lockdown measures.

Read full article: Scottish islands demand Nicola Sturgeon ...→
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'More restrictions possible' as Nicola Sturgeon warns household measures to stay for 'foreseeable future'

Nicola Sturgeon has said further restrictions may be needed in Scotland as she prepares to publish the Scottish government’s new tier-based system for lockdown [...]

Read full article: 'More restrictions possible' as Nicola S...→
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Coronavirus in Scotland: 993 people have tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours

Nicola Sturgeon has announced the latest coronavirus statistics during her press conference held in St Andrew’s House, Edinburgh.

Read full article: Coronavirus in Scotland: 993 people have...→
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Nicola Sturgeon daily coronavirus briefing LIVE: The latest updates on Monday

Last updated: Monday, 19 October, 2020, 10:49... The Scottish Government must be prepared to close schools if required to stop the spread of coronavirus, a tea [...]

Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon daily coronavirus briefi...→
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Teachers call for schools closure 'trigger' in Nicola Sturgeon's tiered strategy

Teachers call for schools closure 'trigger' in Nicola Sturgeon's tiered strategy

TEACHERS are calling for the Scottish Government to set out what will trigger school closures in any tiered coronavirus strategy.

Read full article: Teachers call for schools closure 'trigg...→
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Nicola Sturgeon humiliation as advisor says full Scottish independence could take 25 YEARS

Nicola Sturgeon humiliation as advisor says full Scottish independence could take 25 YEARS

A TOP SNP advisor has warned it could take another 25 years until Scotland achieves complete independence with its own currency.

Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon humiliation as advisor s...→
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UK Government insist there’s no delay to covid tests at Glasgow lab

UK Government insist there’s no delay to covid tests at Glasgow lab

The response came just hours after Nicola Sturgeon tweeted a warning to treat latest coronavirus figures with ‘caution’.

Read full article: UK Government insist there’s no delay to...→
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Sturgeon blow: SNP adviser admits ‘difficult’ issue with Scottish independence plans

Sturgeon blow: SNP adviser admits ‘difficult’ issue with Scottish independence plans

A CHIEF adviser to Nicola Sturgeon has opened up on the issues facing Scotland if the country was to become independent.

Read full article: Sturgeon blow: SNP adviser admits ‘diffi...→
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SNP to be scrutinised as inquiry to be held into COVID-19 approach - ‘It’s vital!’

SNP to be scrutinised as inquiry to be held into COVID-19 approach - ‘It’s vital!’

SCOTTISH ministers will soon hold Nicola Sturgeon and the Scottish Government to account after Holyrood announced it would hold an inquiry into the country's r [...]

Read full article: SNP to be scrutinised as inquiry to be h...→
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How Nicola Sturgeon's less macho approach may be driving surge in support for Scottish independence – Kirsty Strickland

The year is 2014 and it’s the eve of the independence referendum. My friend Jenny has just posted on her social media page: “#VoteNo tomorrow, to protect our j [...]

Read full article: How Nicola Sturgeon's less macho approac...→
Alex Massie: The SNP has become a Nicola Sturgeon solo show

Alex Massie: The SNP has become a Nicola Sturgeon solo show

More than six months into a global pandemic, it may come as a surprise to you that the Scottish government does actually have a minister for public health. Not [...]

Read full article: Alex Massie: The SNP has become a Nicola...→
Indyref fever is Covid’s side effect in Scotland

Indyref fever is Covid’s side effect in Scotland

Just as Boris Johnson was grappling with the (latest) “final deadline” for the settlement of the UK’s future relationship with the EU, Nicola Sturgeon fired up [...]

Read full article: Indyref fever is Covid’s side effect in ...→
Sturgeon shamed: Galloway rages at 'point-scoring' against Boris - 'Nothing to crow about'

Sturgeon shamed: Galloway rages at 'point-scoring' against Boris - 'Nothing to crow about'

NICOLA STURGEON's handling of the coronavirus pandemic in Scotland has been brutally torn apart by George Galloway, who has accused her SNP Government of emplo [...]

Read full article: Sturgeon shamed: Galloway rages at 'poin...→
Nicola Sturgeon coronavirus LIVE as new plan for tackling virus to be discussed

Nicola Sturgeon coronavirus LIVE as new plan for tackling virus to be discussed

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and opposition leaders will meet today to discuss the new framework for tackling coronavirus in Scotland.... At yesterday's brie [...]

Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon coronavirus LIVE as new ...→
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Coronavirus in Scotland LIVE: Nicola Sturgeon to meet opposition leaders to discuss framework for dealing with Covid

Last updated: Tuesday, 20 October, 2020, 06:30... As Wales goes back into the kind of comprehensive lockdown imposed across the UK earlier in the year, the pro [...]

Read full article: Coronavirus in Scotland LIVE: Nicola Stu...→
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Scotland's ban on household mixing to stay indefinitely, Sturgeon warns

Scotland's ban on household mixing to stay indefinitely, Sturgeon warns

NICOLA Sturgeon has warned Scots the ban on households visiting to stay in place for the “foreseeable future”. The First Minister also hinted tough new Covid-1 [...]

Read full article: Scotland's ban on household mixing to st...→
Coronavirus: Police must be kept out of trace system, Sturgeon is warned

Coronavirus: Police must be kept out of trace system, Sturgeon is warned

Scientists have urged Nicola Sturgeon to keep the police out of Scotland’s coronavirus contact-tracing operation for fear that it may deter people from being t [...]

Read full article: Coronavirus: Police must be kept out of ...→
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Nicola Sturgeon warned over 'confusion and stress' amid potential school closures

Nicola Sturgeon warned over 'confusion and stress' amid potential school closures

NICOLA Sturgeon has been warned by a member of her own education recovery group over the "potential for confusion and increased levels of…

Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon warned over 'confusion a...→
  • #Nicola Sturgeon
The Welsh “firebreak” is a lockdown made in Westminster

The Welsh “firebreak” is a lockdown made in Westminster

Wales will return to a nationwide lockdown for two weeks from Friday 23 October, the First Minister Mark Drakeford has announced. The measure is, in part, a wh [...]

Read full article: The Welsh “firebreak” is a lockdown made...→

Nicola Sturgeon denies Scotland is stuck with broken UK testing system despite 'intermittent frustrations'

Nicola Sturgeon said Scotland is not stuck with a testing system that doesn’t work despite “intermittent frustrations” with delays involving the UK Government’ [...]

Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon denies Scotland is stuck...→
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Scotland has 'all options' on table as Wales set for stay at home lockdown

Scotland has 'all options' on table as Wales set for stay at home lockdown

NICOLA Sturgeon has not ruled out imposing a “firebreak” lockdown in Scotland after the Welsh Government announced the emergency measure.

Read full article: Scotland has 'all options' on table as W...→
Nicola Sturgeon tells independence campaigners to cancel rally amid Covid fears

Nicola Sturgeon tells independence campaigners to cancel rally amid Covid fears

NICOLA Sturgeon has warned against staging any large political gatherings ahead of a planned Rally for Independence later this month.

Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon tells independence campa...→
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Nicola Sturgeon: Schools closure 'triggers' being considered in tiered strategy

Nicola Sturgeon: Schools closure 'triggers' being considered in tiered strategy

NICOLA Sturgeon has suggested that her tiered coronavirus strategy could involve triggers that would require schools to put blended learning plans…

Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon: Schools closure 'trigge...→
  • #Nicola Sturgeon
Nicola Sturgeon squirms as SNP leader told to 'be straight' with Scots on COVID chaos

Nicola Sturgeon squirms as SNP leader told to 'be straight' with Scots on COVID chaos

NICOLA STURGEON has been urged to "be straight" with Scots amid a war of words with the UK Government over delays in the delivery of COVID-19 test results.

Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon squirms as SNP leader to...→
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Nicola Sturgeon daily coronavirus briefing LIVE: 993 more positive cases recorded in Scotland, one further death

Last updated: Monday, 19 October, 2020, 12:29... Nicola Sturgeon has announced the latest coronavirus statistics during her press conference held in St Andrew’ [...]

Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon daily coronavirus briefi...→
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Coronavirus: Police could be given contact details from Test and Protect scheme

Coronavirus: Police could be given contact details from Test and Protect scheme

Police can access personal details from Scotland’s Test and Protect scheme to issue fines despite assurances that data would only be used to trace contacts.Nic [...]

Read full article: Coronavirus: Police could be given conta...→
  • #Nicola Sturgeon
Sturgeon-Godley

Sturgeon-Godley "Frank, get the door!" sketch proves fundraising smash

THE STV Children’s Appeal featuring a sketch with Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and comedian Janey Godley raised more than £3.5…

Read full article: Sturgeon-Godley "Frank, get the door!" s...→
Nicola Sturgeon’s testing claim is untrue, Westminster says

Nicola Sturgeon’s testing claim is untrue, Westminster says

A new testing row has broken out between Westminster and Holyrood as the UK government described Nicola Sturgeon’s claims of disruption in a British-run labora [...]

Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon’s testing claim is untru...→
  • #Nicola Sturgeon
Nicola Sturgeon urges covid figures 'caution' after UK Government lab delays

Nicola Sturgeon urges covid figures 'caution' after UK Government lab delays

The First Minister urged the UK Government to resolve the processing issue at a Glasgow lab as soon as possible.

Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon urges covid figures 'cau...→
  • #Nicola Sturgeon
SNP grandees clash over Indy being 'settled will' of Scotland's people

SNP grandees clash over Indy being 'settled will' of Scotland's people

ONE of Nicola Sturgeon’s closest allies has contradicted the SNP’s deputy leader on whether independence is now the settled will of the Scottish…

Read full article: SNP grandees clash over Indy being 'sett...→
  • #Nicola Sturgeon
Chancellor urged to make £500 self-isolation payment tax free

Chancellor urged to make £500 self-isolation payment tax free

Nicola Sturgeon's Government said the support should not be subject to income tax

Read full article: Chancellor urged to make £500 self-isola...→
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Letters to the Editor: SNP power couple Nicola Sturgeon and Peter Murrell blur boundaries

Letters to the Editor: SNP power couple Nicola Sturgeon and Peter Murrell blur boundaries

Alex Massie writes of the complicated relationship between Nicola Sturgeon and Peter Murrell, the chief executive of her party — and also her husband (“Who’s t [...]

Read full article: Letters to the Editor: SNP power couple ...→
Nicola Sturgeon ally Shirley-Anne Somerville faces selection battle in ‘mini civil wars’

Nicola Sturgeon ally Shirley-Anne Somerville faces selection battle in ‘mini civil wars’

One of Nicola Sturgeon’s closest cabinet allies, Shirley-Anne Somerville, is facing a challenge for her Scottish parliament seat from a former Royal Navy commo [...]

Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon ally Shirley-Anne Somerv...→
Fans light smoke bombs outside Celtic Park despite pleas for them to stay away

Fans light smoke bombs outside Celtic Park despite pleas for them to stay away

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon pleaded with fans to stay away and watch the game in the safety of their own homes during the Scottish Government briefing on Fr [...]

Read full article: Fans light smoke bombs outside Celtic Pa...→
  • #Nicola Sturgeon
Where can you buy alcohol in Scotland? What time can you buy alcohol?

Where can you buy alcohol in Scotland? What time can you buy alcohol?

SCOTLAND'S First Minister Nicola Sturgeon recently introduced a series of new measures to help curb the spread of COVID-19, including around the sale and consu [...]

Read full article: Where can you buy alcohol in Scotland? W...→
  • #Nicola Sturgeon
Nicola Sturgeon coronavirus LIVE as new plan for tackling virus to be discussed

Nicola Sturgeon coronavirus LIVE as new plan for tackling virus to be discussed

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and opposition leaders will meet today to discuss the new framework for tackling coronavirus in Scotland.... At yesterday's brie [...]

Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon coronavirus LIVE as new ...→
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Neil Mackay: The end of Nicola Sturgeon? Be careful what you wish for

Neil Mackay: The end of Nicola Sturgeon? Be careful what you wish for

“PRIVATELY my main worry is that it becomes so exhausting for her that she just throws in the towel.”

Read full article: Neil Mackay: The end of Nicola Sturgeon?...→

Coronavirus in Scotland LIVE: Nicola Sturgeon to meet opposition leaders to discuss framework for dealing with Covid

Last updated: Tuesday, 20 October, 2020, 06:30... As Wales goes back into the kind of comprehensive lockdown imposed across the UK earlier in the year, the pro [...]

Read full article: Coronavirus in Scotland LIVE: Nicola Stu...→
  • #Nicola Sturgeon
Nicola Sturgeon vs Trump: POTUS will NOT recognise an independent Scotland warns analyst

Nicola Sturgeon vs Trump: POTUS will NOT recognise an independent Scotland warns analyst

DONALD TRUMP may fail to recognise an independent Scotland if re-elected for a second term, a new report has warned.

Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon vs Trump: POTUS will NOT...→
Scotland's ban on household mixing to stay indefinitely, Sturgeon warns

Scotland's ban on household mixing to stay indefinitely, Sturgeon warns

NICOLA Sturgeon has warned Scots the ban on households visiting to stay in place for the “foreseeable future”. The First Minister also hinted tough new Covid-1 [...]

Read full article: Scotland's ban on household mixing to st...→
Scottish Covid figures could be skewed by swabs diverted from lab

Scottish Covid figures could be skewed by swabs diverted from lab

Discrepancies in the number of Covid-19 cases in Scotland in recent days are due to tests being diverted away from the UK government’s Lighthouse Lab in Glasgo [...]

Read full article: Scottish Covid figures could be skewed b...→
Coronavirus: Police must be kept out of trace system, Sturgeon is warned

Coronavirus: Police must be kept out of trace system, Sturgeon is warned

Scientists have urged Nicola Sturgeon to keep the police out of Scotland’s coronavirus contact-tracing operation for fear that it may deter people from being t [...]

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Nicola Sturgeon warned over 'confusion and stress' amid potential school closures

Nicola Sturgeon warned over 'confusion and stress' amid potential school closures

NICOLA Sturgeon has been warned by a member of her own education recovery group over the "potential for confusion and increased levels of…

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Nicola Sturgeon refuses to rule out shutting schools or further restrictions ahead of new 'tiered' coronavirus strategy | Press and Journal

Nicola Sturgeon refuses to rule out shutting schools or further restrictions ahead of new 'tiered' coronavirus strategy | Press and Journal

Nicola Sturgeon has refused to rule out shutting schools or following Wales into a “firebreak” lockdown as she prepares to unveil her tiered coronavirus strate [...]

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The Welsh “firebreak” is a lockdown made in Westminster

The Welsh “firebreak” is a lockdown made in Westminster

Wales will return to a nationwide lockdown for two weeks from Friday 23 October, the First Minister Mark Drakeford has announced. The measure is, in part, a wh [...]

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Is Scotland now firmly on the path to becoming an independence state? – Ian Swanson

In the wake of the 2014 referendum, Nicola Sturgeon is said to have set consistent 60 per cent support for independence as the test for when it would be right [...]

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Nicola Sturgeon denies Scotland is stuck with broken UK testing system despite 'intermittent frustrations'

Nicola Sturgeon said Scotland is not stuck with a testing system that doesn’t work despite “intermittent frustrations” with delays involving the UK Government’ [...]

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Nicola Sturgeon ordered to 'get a grip' of 'ropey' COVID-19 self-isolation figures

Nicola Sturgeon ordered to 'get a grip' of 'ropey' COVID-19 self-isolation figures

NICOLA STURGEON'S Government has been urged to "get a grip" of the number of Scottish people failing to obey orders to self-isolate to fight the coronavirus cr [...]

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Scotland has 'all options' on table as Wales set for stay at home lockdown

Scotland has 'all options' on table as Wales set for stay at home lockdown

NICOLA Sturgeon has not ruled out imposing a “firebreak” lockdown in Scotland after the Welsh Government announced the emergency measure.

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Scottish islands demand Nicola Sturgeon introduce alternative lockdown measures

Scottish islands demand Nicola Sturgeon introduce alternative lockdown measures

SCOTTISH islands have demanded Nicola Sturgeon give them a different approach to lockdown measures.

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Nicola Sturgeon tells independence campaigners to cancel rally amid Covid fears

Nicola Sturgeon tells independence campaigners to cancel rally amid Covid fears

NICOLA Sturgeon has warned against staging any large political gatherings ahead of a planned Rally for Independence later this month.

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'More restrictions possible' as Nicola Sturgeon warns household measures to stay for 'foreseeable future'

Nicola Sturgeon has said further restrictions may be needed in Scotland as she prepares to publish the Scottish government’s new tier-based system for lockdown [...]

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Nicola Sturgeon: Schools closure 'triggers' being considered in tiered strategy

Nicola Sturgeon: Schools closure 'triggers' being considered in tiered strategy

NICOLA Sturgeon has suggested that her tiered coronavirus strategy could involve triggers that would require schools to put blended learning plans…

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Coronavirus in Scotland: 993 people have tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours

Nicola Sturgeon has announced the latest coronavirus statistics during her press conference held in St Andrew’s House, Edinburgh.

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Nicola Sturgeon squirms as SNP leader told to 'be straight' with Scots on COVID chaos

Nicola Sturgeon squirms as SNP leader told to 'be straight' with Scots on COVID chaos

NICOLA STURGEON has been urged to "be straight" with Scots amid a war of words with the UK Government over delays in the delivery of COVID-19 test results.

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Nicola Sturgeon daily coronavirus briefing LIVE: 993 more positive cases recorded in Scotland, one further death

Last updated: Monday, 19 October, 2020, 12:29... Nicola Sturgeon has announced the latest coronavirus statistics during her press conference held in St Andrew’ [...]

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Coronavirus: Police could be given contact details from Test and Protect scheme

Coronavirus: Police could be given contact details from Test and Protect scheme

Police can access personal details from Scotland’s Test and Protect scheme to issue fines despite assurances that data would only be used to trace contacts.Nic [...]

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Nicola Sturgeon daily coronavirus briefing LIVE: The latest updates on Monday

Last updated: Monday, 19 October, 2020, 10:49... The Scottish Government must be prepared to close schools if required to stop the spread of coronavirus, a tea [...]

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Teachers call for schools closure 'trigger' in Nicola Sturgeon's tiered strategy

Teachers call for schools closure 'trigger' in Nicola Sturgeon's tiered strategy

TEACHERS are calling for the Scottish Government to set out what will trigger school closures in any tiered coronavirus strategy.

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Sturgeon-Godley "Frank, get the door!" sketch proves fundraising smash

THE STV Children’s Appeal featuring a sketch with Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and comedian Janey Godley raised more than £3.5…

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Nicola Sturgeon humiliation as advisor says full Scottish independence could take 25 YEARS

Nicola Sturgeon humiliation as advisor says full Scottish independence could take 25 YEARS

A TOP SNP advisor has warned it could take another 25 years until Scotland achieves complete independence with its own currency.

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Nicola Sturgeon’s testing claim is untrue, Westminster says

Nicola Sturgeon’s testing claim is untrue, Westminster says

A new testing row has broken out between Westminster and Holyrood as the UK government described Nicola Sturgeon’s claims of disruption in a British-run labora [...]

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UK Government insist there’s no delay to covid tests at Glasgow lab

UK Government insist there’s no delay to covid tests at Glasgow lab

The response came just hours after Nicola Sturgeon tweeted a warning to treat latest coronavirus figures with ‘caution’.

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Nicola Sturgeon urges covid figures 'caution' after UK Government lab delays

Nicola Sturgeon urges covid figures 'caution' after UK Government lab delays

The First Minister urged the UK Government to resolve the processing issue at a Glasgow lab as soon as possible.

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Sturgeon blow: SNP adviser admits ‘difficult’ issue with Scottish independence plans

Sturgeon blow: SNP adviser admits ‘difficult’ issue with Scottish independence plans

A CHIEF adviser to Nicola Sturgeon has opened up on the issues facing Scotland if the country was to become independent.

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SNP grandees clash over Indy being 'settled will' of Scotland's people

SNP grandees clash over Indy being 'settled will' of Scotland's people

ONE of Nicola Sturgeon’s closest allies has contradicted the SNP’s deputy leader on whether independence is now the settled will of the Scottish…

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SNP to be scrutinised as inquiry to be held into COVID-19 approach - ‘It’s vital!’

SNP to be scrutinised as inquiry to be held into COVID-19 approach - ‘It’s vital!’

SCOTTISH ministers will soon hold Nicola Sturgeon and the Scottish Government to account after Holyrood announced it would hold an inquiry into the country's r [...]

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Chancellor urged to make £500 self-isolation payment tax free

Chancellor urged to make £500 self-isolation payment tax free

Nicola Sturgeon's Government said the support should not be subject to income tax

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How Nicola Sturgeon's less macho approach may be driving surge in support for Scottish independence – Kirsty Strickland

The year is 2014 and it’s the eve of the independence referendum. My friend Jenny has just posted on her social media page: “#VoteNo tomorrow, to protect our j [...]

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Letters to the Editor: SNP power couple Nicola Sturgeon and Peter Murrell blur boundaries

Letters to the Editor: SNP power couple Nicola Sturgeon and Peter Murrell blur boundaries

Alex Massie writes of the complicated relationship between Nicola Sturgeon and Peter Murrell, the chief executive of her party — and also her husband (“Who’s t [...]

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Alex Massie: The SNP has become a Nicola Sturgeon solo show

Alex Massie: The SNP has become a Nicola Sturgeon solo show

More than six months into a global pandemic, it may come as a surprise to you that the Scottish government does actually have a minister for public health. Not [...]

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Nicola Sturgeon ally Shirley-Anne Somerville faces selection battle in ‘mini civil wars’

Nicola Sturgeon ally Shirley-Anne Somerville faces selection battle in ‘mini civil wars’

One of Nicola Sturgeon’s closest cabinet allies, Shirley-Anne Somerville, is facing a challenge for her Scottish parliament seat from a former Royal Navy commo [...]

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Indyref fever is Covid’s side effect in Scotland

Indyref fever is Covid’s side effect in Scotland

Just as Boris Johnson was grappling with the (latest) “final deadline” for the settlement of the UK’s future relationship with the EU, Nicola Sturgeon fired up [...]

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Fans light smoke bombs outside Celtic Park despite pleas for them to stay away

Fans light smoke bombs outside Celtic Park despite pleas for them to stay away

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon pleaded with fans to stay away and watch the game in the safety of their own homes during the Scottish Government briefing on Fr [...]

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Sturgeon shamed: Galloway rages at 'point-scoring' against Boris - 'Nothing to crow about'

Sturgeon shamed: Galloway rages at 'point-scoring' against Boris - 'Nothing to crow about'

NICOLA STURGEON's handling of the coronavirus pandemic in Scotland has been brutally torn apart by George Galloway, who has accused her SNP Government of emplo [...]

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Where can you buy alcohol in Scotland? What time can you buy alcohol?

Where can you buy alcohol in Scotland? What time can you buy alcohol?

SCOTLAND'S First Minister Nicola Sturgeon recently introduced a series of new measures to help curb the spread of COVID-19, including around the sale and consu [...]

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