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Holyrood says Yes: Nicola Sturgeon given mandate to go for indyref2

Independence supporters take part in a rally outside the Scottish Parliament during yesterday’s Section 30 vote

NICOLA Sturgeon will this week make a formal request to the Prime Minister for Holyrood to be given powers to hold a new independence referendum, saying it would be “democratically indefensible” for it to be refused.

12:00am Wednesday 29 March 2017

Goodbye EU – May triggers Article 50 as argument brews over the rights of EU citizens

Theresa May signed the letter that will be delivered to Donald Tusk to start the Brexit process. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty

IT is the beginning of the end of Britain’s membership of the EU today, with Theresa May triggering Article 50, the formal process for leaving Brexit.

12:00am Wednesday 29 March 2017

Cops lack the tools to stop a terrorist attack hears Scottish Police Federation conference

Chief Constable Philip Gormley (left) talks to officers with tasers outside the Scottish Parliament

COPS north of the border lack the tools to stop “two neds stabbing each other” never mind a terrorist attack, a member of the Scottish Police Federation (SPF) has claimed.

12:00am Wednesday 29 March 2017

Speaker of the Catalan parliament says that Scotland will win ScotRef 'either way'

Carme Forcadell is facing a ban from public office for allowing a vote on a referendum. Photograph: Lluís Brunet

SCOTLAND will emerge as the winner whether or not the country backs independence in a second referendum, according to the speaker of the Catalan parliament.

12:00am Saturday 25 March 2017

Awards night celebrates the work of Scottish Youth Parliament members

Amy Lee Fraioli was winner of the MSYP of the Year award

HARDWORKING members of the Scottish Youth Parliament were honoured at the annual SYP Awards for making a real difference in the lives of young people.

12:00am Tuesday 28 March 2017

ScotRef vote is put on hold in respect to London attack

The debate and vote at Holyrood was suspended after the suspected terror attack at Westminster

HOLYROOD bosses postponed their debate on another Scottish independence referendum yesterday as a mark of respect for the tragic events at their “sister Parliament”.

12:00am Thursday 23 March 2017

Euan Waddell: Young people may be the future, but we have the chance to make a difference right now

Euan Waddell is MSYP for Eastwood

‘YOUNG people are the future’ – the eternal cliché. Every single generation has been in receipt of this statement, and then passed it on to the next. It’s a patronising and empty sentiment that can tokenise the views of young people while…

12:00am Monday 27 March 2017

Terror grips Westminster

Police surround the knifeman as he lies on the ground in the cobbled courtyard in front of Parliament

FOUR people, including an armed police officer, died after a knifeman brought terror to the heart of London yesterday.

12:00am Thursday 23 March 2017

Letters II: Why is Scotland’s national debt an issue but not the UK’s?

Theresa May's Scottish crew - Ruth Davidson and David Mundell

IF now is indeed not the time for Theresa May to allow a referendum, then surely she cannot under any circumstances call a snap Westminster election given that she’s busy with Brexit and neglecting her day job!

12:00am Wednesday 29 March 2017

Mhairi Black: When the country is in shock the last thing we should do is listen to right-wing extremists

After Wednesday’s attack, the likes of Nigel Farage led the divisive messages. Photograph:  Jean-Francois Badias/PA

ONE of the problems with a rolling 24-hour news service is that people tend to get desensitised to what is happening in the world. How often do you turn on the TV and see stories of murder, death and violence from every corner of the world but think…

12:00am Saturday 25 March 2017
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