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Man arrested after police officer knocked down by car

A police officer is being treated in hospital after being knocked down by a car he had stopped as part of an inquiry.

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£11bn Standard Life-Aberdeen merger cleared by competition watchdog

Britain's competition watchdog has given the green light to the £11 billion merger of Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management.

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SNP signals push for Brexit talks seat in return for not disrupting May's plans

The SNP has indicated it will demand a seat at the Brexit negotiations in Brussels in return for ensuring the Scottish Parliament does not disrupt Theresa May's plans to withdraw Britain from the European Union.

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Labour, Tories and Greens unite to force Child Poverty Bill amendments

Opposition parties have backed measures aimed at strengthening legislation to tackle child poverty.

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Rescued baby hedgehogs hand-reared at wildlife centre

Ten baby hedgehogs are being hand-raised in a wildlife rescue centre after their lives were endangered.

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Man arrested after 'suspect devices' found at Blantyre property

A man has been arrested and a host of firearms and ammunition seized after a search of a property.

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Sex assault claims involving pupils must be reported, insists John Swinney

School staff uncovering allegations of sex assaults on pupils should report them to police, the Education Secretary said after being told some instances were not recorded.

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College student numbers down to lowest level since 2006/07

Student numbers at Scotland's colleges have fallen to the lowest level for almost a decade.

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Holyrood to vote on scrapping time bar for child abuse survivors

Legislation to lift a time bar to allow survivors of childhood abuse to sue for damages will be voted on at Holyrood later.

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Trial date set for man accused of double murder in Dundee

A man accused of murdering two people in Dundee is to stand trial in September.

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Police hunting missing patient probe Scunthorpe link

Police searching for a man who absconded from a mental health facility say they are following positive lines of inquiry.

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Sir Billy Connolly to receive honorary degree from University of Strathclyde

Sir Billy Connolly will receive another accolade from his home town later when he is made an honorary doctor of the University of Strathclyde.

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South of Scotland to be focus of new enterprise agency

A new enterprise agency will be set up in the south of Scotland aimed at meeting the region's "distinctive economic needs", the Economy Secretary has said.

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New farming council to advise on Brexit implications

A national council has been set up to provide advice on the implications of leaving the EU for farming and other parts of the rural economy.

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Royal Highland Show to highlight best of farming and rural life

Thousands of people are expected to visit the 177th Royal Highland Show as it opens on Thursday, showcasing the best of farming, food and rural life.

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'Perfect launch' as Edinburgh International Film Festival turns 70

The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) has got under way on Wednesday as it celebrates its 70th anniversary year.

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Bomb squad called to South Lanarkshire property

A bomb disposal unit has been called to a property in South Lanarkshire.

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Scottish Police Authority inspection report reveals leadership concerns

An inspection of the Scottish Police Authority (SPA) has revealed concerns remain about leadership at the watchdog.

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David Davis urged to restart Brexit meetings between devolved governments

Scotland's Brexit Minister has made an urgent plea to his UK counterpart David Davis to kick-start meetings between the devolved administrations over Brexit.

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Mosque bomb attack man given lifelong restriction order and jailed

A man who threw a petrol bomb at a mosque has been given a lifelong restriction order.

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