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Financial services firm to create 300 jobs at Edinburgh technology centre

About 300 jobs are to be created in Scotland as a result of expansion by an Australian firm.

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No suspicious circumstances as man dies in cliff plunge

A man has died after falling from cliffs in Orkney.

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Police forensic services improvements not delivered, watchdog says

The Scottish Police Authority (SPA) and Police Scotland have failed to deliver improvements to forensic services, a watchdog has concluded.

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Greenpeace voyage highlights impact of plastic pollution on coastlines

A scientific voyage has uncovered the impact of plastic pollution on some of the UK's most treasured seas, beaches and wildlife.

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City deals should prioritise tackling poverty, charity says

Tackling poverty and inequality should be priorities in developing Scotland's city deals, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) has said.

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Holyrood to probe safety of high-rise blocks following Grenfell Tower disaster

Holyrood is to carry out its own investigation into the safety of high-rise blocks in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy in London

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Royal Navy's largest ship HMS Queen Elizabeth sets sail for first time

The largest and most powerful ship ever built for the Royal Navy has set sail for the first time.

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Sturgeon and Jones unite in condemnation of UK Government-DUP deal

A deal struck between the UK Government and the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) is "the worst kind of pork-barrel politics" and "a straight bung", the first ministers of Scotland and Wales have said.

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Scottish areas have slowest broadband in UK, Which? research claims

Three Scottish local authority areas have been ranked the worst in the UK for broadband speeds, according to a consumer publication.

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Community projects to benefit from £3.8m lottery funding

Almost 500 groups from every local authority area in Scotland are to share in £3.8 million of National Lottery funding to help deliver community projects.

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Drug protest held at Holyrood by cystic fibrosis sufferers

Cystic fibrosis sufferers campaigning for a new drug to be made available on the NHS have gathered at Holyrood.

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Labour to bring forward Bill to ban fracking in Scotland

Labour is to bring forward a Bill aimed at banning fracking in Scotland.

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Student killed in road crash the day after final exam awarded posthumous degree

A veterinary nursing student who died in a car crash the day after her final exam has been awarded a posthumous first-class honours degree.

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Police probe after woman found dead in Aberdeen flat

The death of a woman at a city flat is being investigated by police.

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Man, 19, dies in hospital after being found near railway line

The death of a man who was found near the railway line close to a station is being investigated by police.

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Scottish business confidence down 2% since start of 2017

Business confidence in Scotland has fallen over the last six months to become lower than that in England and Wales.

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Man seriously injured in city footbridge plunge

A man has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after falling from a bridge.

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Study finds middle-aged office workers more sedentary than over-75s

Most middle-aged office workers spend as much time sitting down as older pensioners, with large parts of the population "dangerously sedentary", according to new research.

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Union leaders plan summer campaign against NHS pay cap

Union leaders have pledged to spend the summer campaigning for the Scottish Government to end the pay cap for NHS workers .

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Ministers urged to develop 'overarching strategy' to tackle gender pay gap

Ministers are being urged to develop an "overarching strategy" to tackle the gender pay gap, with a committee of MSPs insisting that Scotland could be a "world leader" in promoting greater equality.

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