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  1. Referendum all over again?Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | BBC News

    If you're feeling a sense of deja vu about the election campaign, it might be that you're experiencing flashbacks to the Scottish referendum, a mere seven months ago. Here are some similarities with Scotland's independence vote.

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  2. 10 fantastic things to do in Edinburgh this weekRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Edinburgh-festivals.com

    Adam Holmes and The Embers - As part of Edinburgh TradFest, young contemporary folk singer Adam Holmes and backing band The Embers will perform live at The Mash House, accompanied by The Jellyman's Daughter and Kirsty Law with Wounded Knee. RM Hubbert - Glaswegian guitar master RM Hubbert will take to the stage to headline at Summerhall's ongoing 'Nothing Ever Happens Here' gig series on Wednesday.

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  3. Patrick Harvie confident of getting good results come Thursday, but...Read the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Sunday Herald

    "Obviously I hope we're going to get some good results..." says Scottish Green co-convenor Patrick Harvie, reflecting on a general election he admits is a "tough gig" for his party. "Obviously I hope we're going to get some good results..." says Scottish Green co-convenor Patrick Harvie, reflecting on a general election he admits is a "tough gig" for his party.

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  4. Scots leaders' debate: Labour 'won't consult SNP'Read the original story

    13 hrs ago | Scotsman.com

    THE prospect of a Labour government being propped up by the SNP prompted angry clashes between the Scottish party leaders as they squared up last night for the last time before Thursday's general election. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon insisted that Labour will need the support of Nationalist MPs to govern at Westminster, with her party set to make sweeping gains north of the Border.

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  5. General Election 2015: Jim Murphy promises 'powers that will...Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Daily Record

    THE Scottish Labour leader laid out clear plans for the party's first 100 days of government and vowed to abolish the bedroom tax and banish zero hour contracts. JIM Murphy yesterday set out Labour's first 100 days of government if they win Thursday's general A election .

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  6. Party leader interviews: Nicola SturgeonRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Sunday Herald

    NICOLA Sturgeon is having one hell of an election. To borrow a phrase, May 7 is a once in a generation, perhaps a once in a lifetime opportunity for the SNP leader.

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  7. Labour gets ready for second 2015 general electionRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Scotsman.com

    Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. Scotland on Sunday has learned that party officials are looking at a second vote, which one MP described as a "very likely scenario", in the wake of Ed Miliband's confirmation last week that he would not form a Labour government if it required a deal with SNP MPs.

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  8. We have so much to learn from Norway in integrating childcare and education in one serviceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Sunday Herald

    Every political party has something to say about the childcare services they might provide to support young children's early learning and development, but what does "childcare" mean and how is it relevant to the Westminster elections? Sometimes used specifically to describe care provided on behalf of working parents or for welfare purposes, differentiating these from early education services, childcare is also used by some generically to cover all Early Childhood Education and Care services. Its multiple meanings reflect our complex and fragmented system.

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  9. Revealed: Emotion, not logic, lies behind the SNP surge say expertsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Sunday Herald

    "VOTERS aren't listening to arguments about policy, they're filtering it out as white noise," says researcher Geraldine O'Riordan. "VOTERS aren't listening to arguments about policy, they're filtering it out as white noise," says researcher Geraldine O'Riordan.

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  10. Warning over anti-Cameron allianceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 1 | Wiltshire Times

    Lord McConnell refused to try to form an administration after the 2007 Holyrood elections as the SNP won one more seat that Labour Lord McConnell allowed Alex Salmond to form a Scottish government after the SNP won one more seat than Labour The SNP and Labour would not be able to "gang up" against David Cameron and form an anti-Tory government if the Conservatives win most seats in next week's election, a former Labour first minister has warned. SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has offered to make Labour's Ed Miliband prime minister if there is an "anti-Tory majority" in the House of Commons and block the Conservatives from a second term in government.

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  11. Williamson sees comical side of his one-man war on AmazonRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 1 | Sunday Herald

    This has little to do with the political past of a man who, as a one time Scottish Socialist Party firebrand, was the first person to be ejected from the Scottish parliament building in Holyrood after he made a protest against the Iraq war while sporting a George Bush mask. It is to do with the launch of #UntitledOne, the new poetry anthology and accompanying music compilation produced in association with Birlinn's Polygon imprint by Neu! Reekie!, the monthly poetry, music and animation night presented at assorted Edinburgh venues over the last four and a half years by Williamson in partnership with poetic whirlwind Michael Pedersen.

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  12. Leaders: Compassion key in assisted suicide debateRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 30 | Scotsman.com

    FEW proposed pieces of legislation have come under as much intense scrutiny as the measures currently before MSPs on assisted suicide. Not only have views across various shades of opinion in this country been thoroughly canvassed, practical evidence from overseas - from Holland and the US state of Oregon, for example - has informed and illuminated the debate.

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  13. FMQs: Sturgeon rejects Sillars' referendum callRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 30 | Scotsman.com

    Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. NICOLA Sturgeon has played down claims from ex-SNP deputy leader Jim Sillars that the party will push for another referendum in next year's Holyrood election.

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  14. Betting tips: Our tipster Bob Cross gives us his top picks for this...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | The Daily Record

    Hamilton Park opens its gates for the start of the 2015 season on Sunday and I fancy Aramist to land the 2.45. He ran well in the Balmoral Cup, and I believe the Hamilton track will suit him more than Musselburgh did.

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  15. FMQs: Sturgeon rejects Sillars call for fresh referendumRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 30 | Scotsman.com

    Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. Nicola Sturgeon has played down claims from ex-SNP Deputy leader Jim Sillars that the party will push for another referendum in next year's Holyrood election.

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  16. Final week to win Scottish voteRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | BBC News

    Scottish political parties are likely to clash over the election at First Minister's Questions, with exactly a week until polling day. Before facing MSPs at Holyrood, Nicola Sturgeon will reveal the SNP's final election poster in Edinburgh, where the Scottish Conservatives will say they speak for Scotland's "quiet majority".

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  17. Economic expert: Scotland may have to pay back 126bn UK debt share...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | Sunday Herald

    Scotland may have to pay back its entire 126 billion share of UK debt under the SNP's plan for full fiscal autonomy, according to Alistair Darling's former right-hand man at the Treasury. Scotland may have to pay back its entire 126 billion share of UK debt under the SNP's plan for full fiscal autonomy, according to Alistair Darling's former right-hand man at the Treasury.

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  18. Crofting body split over chairRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 28 | Sunday Herald

    The body which regulates crofting is on the verge of a serious split with a majority wanting to appoint their own chair rather than continue with the one imposed by Edinburgh three years ago. The body which regulates crofting is on the verge of a serious split with a majority wanting to appoint their own chair rather than continue with the one imposed by Edinburgh three years ago.

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  19. Allan Massie: What next for the Barnett Formula?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 28 | Scotsman.com

    WE all know the West Lothian Question will not go away, now we all have to face up to the future of the UK's famous unwritten constitution says Allan Massie Someone who had moved from "No" to voting "Yes" in September remarked to me the other day that while she wasn't that keen on independence she was tired of bad government from Westminster. Fair enough, I thought, we all have our opinions about what is good or bad government, but what about bad government from Holyrood? Take, for instance, the Named Persons proposal.

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  20. In pictures: Nicola Sturgeon's style evolutionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 28 | Sunday Herald

    As Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon is constantly in the spotlight and as her political stature has grown so has her flair for dressing the part. As Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon is constantly in the spotlight and as her political stature has grown so has her flair for dressing the part.

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