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Organ donation plans consultation launched by Scottish Government

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on increasing the number of organ and tissue donors.

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Transport Minister Humza Yousaf 'embarrassed' after driving without insurance

Holyrood Transport Minister Humza Yousaf made an "honest mistake" after a routine roadside check found he was driving with no insurance.

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Man accused of murdering British woman in Lapland remanded by court

A man has been remanded after appearing in court in Lapland accused of murdering his British girlfriend, police have confirmed.

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Eight Glasgow jobcentres marked for closure

Half of the Jobcentre Plus offices in Glasgow are to close to save money, officials have said.

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'National treasure' Oor Wullie the star of First Minister's Christmas card

Eighty years after making his debut in comic strips, the iconic cartoon character of Oor Wullie has featured on the First Minister's official Christmas card.

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Aberdeen flat fire man dies in hospital

A man has died in hospital after a fire in a flat in Aberdeen

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Labour calls for more detail on separate Scottish Brexit deal

Labour's shadow Brexit secretary has challenged Nicola Sturgeon and others advocating a special deal for Scotland to "put more meat on the bones" of their proposals.

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Federal UK would help 'heal divided society', says Scottish Labour's Dugdale

Transforming the UK into a federal system will help the country "heal our divided society" following the Brexit and Scottish independence referendums, Kezia Dugdale said.

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Fergus Ewing wants Scotland to get key role in fisheries negotiations

Scotland must play a central role in upcoming UK Government negotiations on fisheries, the Rural Economy Secretary has said.

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Top lawyer calls on Scottish Government to tackle homophobic bullying in schools

A leading human rights lawyer is backing a campaign for inclusive education in a bid to stamp out discrimination in Scotland's schools.

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Concern over St Kilda kittiwakes as population plummets

Conservation experts fear the kittiwake population on St Kilda is at risk of collapse after numbers plummeted to their lowest levels.

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Independent adviser to help ministers in efforts to tackle racism

The Scottish Government has appointed an independent adviser to spearhead efforts to tackle racism.

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Converted care home could house elderly offenders, former justice secretary says

Buying a care home and adding "some modest security measures" could be a "better option" than housing elderly offenders in Scotland's jails, former justice secretary Kenny MacAskill has said.

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Stepmothers struggling over relationship with stepchildren, study finds

Stepmothers have more problems getting on with their stepchildren than men do, research has found.

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Pensioner had 31 injuries to her head and neck, murder trial hears

A pensioner allegedly murdered in her own home had 31 injuries to her head and neck, a court has heard.

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Performance in science worst ever as Scotland falls down education rankings

Scotland has fallen down international education rankings for core school subjects, according to a major world study, with performance in science the worst ever.

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Sky's the limit as Glasgow Prestwick Airport signs Houston Spaceport deal

Glasgow Prestwick Airport has signed an agreement with Houston Spaceport as it looks to strengthen its case to become the UK's first launch site.

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A&E departments miss waiting-times target in October

Scotland's accident-and-emergency (A&E) departments failed to meet a key waiting-times target in October, the latest figures show.

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Man killed in Edinburgh flat disturbance named by police

Police have named a man who died after a disturbance at a flat in an upmarket area of Edinburgh.

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British Red Cross says asylum system causes stress for pregnant women

The UK's asylum system causes pregnant women prolonged stress and anxiety, heightening the risk of health complications for their unborn child, according to a report.

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