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People power gets results in Kirkliston

A campaign to secure a new secondary school in Kirkliston has received a major boost, after an announcement by council chiefs.

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Visitor with Fascist links at Scottish Parliament

Visitor with Fascist links at Scottish Parliament

MSP Neil Findlay has been demanding to know why a foreign politician with Fascist views was invited to speak at the Scottish Parliament last week.

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George with wife Elizabeth

Warm tributes paid to former South Queensferry and Kirkliston councillor who became city’s provost

Varied tributes have been paid to former Queensferry and Kirkliston councillor, George Grubb, who has passed away aged 83.

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Linlithgow and East Falkirk MP defiant over commons walkout

Linlithgow and East Falkirk MP defiant over commons walkout

Martyn Day MP has said he walked out of the House of Commons to stand up for his constituents following repeated attempts by the Tory government to silence Scotland’s voice on Brexit.

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Labour’s hopes for Linlithgow and Falkirk East

Labour’s hopes for Linlithgow and Falkirk East

The Labour candidate who will fight the Linlithgow and Falkirk East seat in the General Election will be a woman.

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The GMB Union says the pay offer will widen the gap between the highest and lowest paid council workers.

Scottish council workers urged to reject ‘unfair’ pay offer

Council workers across Scotland are being urged to reject an “unfair and unacceptable” pay offer.

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Ashley Highfield

MPs must protect the local press from damaging Lords amendment

This week the Prime Minister announced a review into the health of the news media, including the regional and local press.

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The First Minister will lead a debate in the Scottish Parliament tomorrow t mark 100 years of women's suffrage.

Debate to mark 100 years of women’s suffrage

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will lead a debate in the Scottish Parliament tomorrow (Tuesday) to celebrate the centenary of women having the right to vote in the UK.

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Special delivery welcomed in Forth Valley

Special delivery welcomed in Forth Valley

Parents of over 1130 newborns in Forth Valley have received a Baby Box since they were introduced last year.

Health
Driving examiners will strike today and tomorrow.

Driving examiners strike over new tests dispute

Hundreds of driving tests across Scotland today (Monday) and tomorrow have been cancelled due to strike action by examiners over the new test and working patterns.

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Restrictions begin on the Queensferry Crossing tonight. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Queensferry Crossing to have 10 months of lane restrictions

More lane restrictions will be in place on the Queensferry Crossing over the next 10 months due to “snagging” issues, it has emerged.

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Education Secretary John Swinney

Independent panel to oversee named person service

An independent panel is being set up to provide expert advice to ensure the Scottish Government’s named person service is workable.

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Helenor Waugh's work on the pipe organ and piano will be celebrated at Laurieston Church on Sunday

Thank you for the music

A grateful congregation will mark 50 years of musical Sundays their long serving organist has devoted to their church.

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New Westminster spokesman role for Edinburgh West MP

New Westminster spokesman role for Edinburgh West MP

Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine has been announced as the new Scottish Affairs spokesperson for the Liberal Democrats at Westminster.

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Jess takes 2017 scholarship

Jess takes 2017 scholarship

A teenager who excelled in leadership, commitment and fundraising is this year’s recipient of a prestigious scholarship.

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The Electoral Reform Society claims that 1.8 million votes cast in Scotland made no impact on the overall result.

1.8 million Scottish votes “wasted” in General Election

Two thirds of the votes cast in the general election in Scotland were “wasted” and had no impact on the result, according to a new report.

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Michelle Thomson was reported to COPFS in 2016 following a police probe into alleged mortage fraud. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Michelle Thomson won’t face prosecution as fraud probe dropped

Criminal proceedings against former MP Michelle Thomson will not go ahead due to ‘an absence of sufficient credible and reliable evidence’.

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HMS Queen Elizabeth to anchor off Kirkcaldy tonight

Kirkcaldy folk are set to get a front row view of the Royal Navy’s largest ever ship.

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MP Mafrtyn Day and his election team at the count. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Politicians look forward after momentous General Election

The SNP held on to Linlithgow & East Falkirk – but with much reduced majority, while the Liberal Democrats snatched Edinburgh West from the Nationalists.

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