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Independent Scotland 'could be full EU member by 2023'

An independent Scotland could be a full member of the European Union by 2023, according to two leading academics.

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Oil industry getting head above water, MPs told

The UK's oil and gas industry is getting its head above water after posting negative tax receipts for the first time in 2015-16, the body which represents the sector has said.

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SNP ready to sell out Europe for dream of independence: Willie Rennie

The SNP is prepared to "sell out Europe" for independence, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has said.

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Traffic moving well through M8 diversion, transport chiefs say

A major diversion on Scotland's busiest road has seen traffic moving well, according to transport bosses.

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Labour calls for North Sea assets to be brought into public sector

Labour is to debate a call for the UK and Scottish governments to bring key North Sea assets into public ownership to prevent oil and gas reserves being "turned off prematurely".

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MP pays tribute to 'inspirational' motor neurone disease campaigner

Deputy Commons Speaker Eleanor Laing has been challenged to take the ice bucket challenge as MPs paid tribute to "inspirational" motor neurone disease (MND) campaigner Gordon Aikman.

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Drivers face tougher penalties in crackdown on mobile phones

Police are warning drivers not to use their mobile phone at the wheel ahead of a new law coming into force next week which will double the penalties for the offence.

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Police in new appeal over murder of Aberdeenshire pensioner

Police investigating the murder of a pensioner have again appealed for information almost one year after his death.

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Police name pedestrian who died after being struck by car

A pedestrian who died after being hit by a car has been named by police.

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Inequalities in cancer outcomes 'completely unacceptable'

A "completely unacceptable" cancer survival gap is growing between people living in the most and least deprived parts of Scotland, a charity has warned.

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Wartime device uncovered in Ballater safely removed

A device that prompted the evacuation of a block of flats in Ballater has been safely removed from the site.

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Four taken to hospital after Strathaven road crash

Four people were taken to hospital after a serious road accident in South Lanarkshire.

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41 projects linked to fishing industry to share £8m of funding

Public funding totalling £8 million is to be used to boost Scotland's fishing sector, with work to help reduce problems linked to the discard ban to receive a share of the cash.

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£10m fund challenges groups to tackle climate change

Community projects that tackle climate change are to share almost £10 million in funding.

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Detailed MRI scans 'may aid recovery of liver cancer patients'

Detailed MRI scans could help improve the recovery of patients with liver cancer, researchers believe.

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'Hedge rage' legislation being examined by Holyrood committee

A law dealing with so-called "hedge rage" is to be scrutinised at the Scottish Parliament.

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Minister condemns plans to close 23 Jobcentres

Plans to close more than 20 Jobcentres in Scotland will heap stress on some of the most vulnerable, employability minister Jamie Hepburn has said.

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First-time buyers 'better off than renters'

First-time buyers in Scotland are on average about £850 a year better off than those who rent, according to analysis from the Bank of Scotland.

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UK could review claims for asylum from child refugees in France

Some claims for asylum in the UK from child refugees in France could be reviewed, the Home Office said as ministers came under pressure to take more in.

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Boy, two, dies after he is recovered from river

A two-year-old boy has died after being recovered from a river.

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