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Benefits advice groups share £5.4 million

  The Scottish Government is directing new money to agencies helping people facing the brunt of UK benefit cuts, Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon...

Lamont ‘humiliated’ as Miliband backs universal benefits

  By Bob Duncan  Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont is today facing claims that she has been publicly humilliated after UK Labour leader Ed Miliband praised universal benefits...

Nicola Sturgeon unveils plans for a fairer welfare system for Scotland

  An expert group which will advise on how a fairer welfare system can be introduced in an independent Scotland has been unveiled by...

Unionist group target Nicola Sturgeon in Northern Irish Flag protest

  By a Newsnet reporter The spectre of Northern Ireland flag protests hitting Scotland’s streets loomed tonight after reports that Scottish Unionists have...

Independent Scotland will not be forced out of EU admits Lib...

  By G.A.Ponsonby and Bob Duncan  A split has emerged amongst Unionist parties over the Barroso EU row after Scottish Lib Dem leader Willie...

Glasgow Council under fire over Deputy First Minister snub

  By a Newsnet reporter  Labour controlled Glasgow City Council has been criticised after it emerged it blocked Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon from...

Sturgeon calls on Osborne to increase capital spending to help ailing...

  By Bob Duncan  Deputy Scottish First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, will use her keynote speech in Perth to call on UK Chancellor George Osborne to...

O’Brien snub to Scottish government over same sex marriage

By Bob DuncanCardinal Keith O'Brien, the most senior member of the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland, has refused to take any further part in...

SNP unveil manifesto to “Let Glasgow Flourish”

By Martin Kelly The SNP has published its manifesto for Glasgow for the local council elections on May 3, with a promise to put...

It’s more than headlines that have to change at BBC Scotland

By G.A.Ponsonby  So BBC Scotland has decided to correct the errors contained in an online article it published on Saturday.Fully two days after one of the...