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Chisholm backs devolution max

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The SNP today urged those Labour members who want to see the party back more powers for the Scottish Parliament, to support Malcolm Chisholm MSP’s call for Labour to develop a position in favour...

SNP MP probes the cost of CSA computers

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A parliamentary question asked by SNP MP Dr Eilidh Whiteford has revealed that the cost of a computer case management system purchased by the UK Government for the Child Support Agency has more than doubled from its...

First Minister honoured by his party

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The SNP celebrated the historic re-election of Alex Salmond as Scotland's First Minister, the first First Minister to be re-elected, and the party's success in the Scottish Parliament election last month, by unveiling a...

SNP to meet military bosses tomorrow

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The Scottish National Party, Plaid Cymru and the Democratic Unionist Party are set to meet the UK’s senior military commanders tomorrow to discuss the impact of the Strategic Defence Review (SDSR) on the Nations...

Alex Salmond – triumphal return to Edinburgh

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The First Minister, Alex Salmond, returned to Edinburgh tonight aboard the helicopter he has become accustomed to using in recent days, during what has turned out to be the most successful campaign in the...

Helping you decide on your vote

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Almost the end of the parliamentary election campaign 2011 and tomorrow from 7am you can cast your vote. In our last ditch effort to help you decide who you will be voting for perhaps...

Politics:- SNP launch mini manifesto on environment

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The SNP today published its mini manifesto on the environment, outlining the green policies a re-elected SNP Government will take forward. The document, "A Greener Scotland", explains how the SNP will take forward plans...

What the Greens think about the SNP and insulation

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The SNP's Home Insulation Scheme cost a staggering £1,600 per insulation job done, according to analysis published today by the Scottish Greens using figures published by the Energy Saving Trust. Introduced in...

Edinburgh Reporter chats: Alex Orr

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Alex Orr looks like a PR man's ideal election candidate.  Tall and tanned, when we meet him, he is dressed in a smart suit and drinking a latte.  Which is less surprising, perhaps, when...

SNP demand answers from Lib-Dems on Biomass – and we have them!

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Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP (Lothians)(SNP) is calling on local Lib Dem politicians to make clear their position on Forth Energy’s proposals for a biomass plant in Leith.  Her call comes after the local Lib Dem...

Councillor Godzik Worried about Capital City Partnership

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by Councillor Paul Godzik The recent comments from the Chamber of Commerce on the performance of Edinburgh’s schools follow a raft of worrying statistics on the education and employment prospects for youngsters in Edinburgh. Figures published...

SNP get £500,000 from Stagecoach founder

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A £500,000 pledge of support from Scottish entrepreneur Brian Souter is to be used by the SNP to help propel its bid for a second historic term in government. Announcing the pledge today,...

What Should The Scottish Solution Be?

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Last year’s snowy student protests may now be fading from memory a little, but the Scottish Youth Parliament is keen for young people aged 15-25 to have their say on what the next step...

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