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Hospitality sector business rate increases capped

Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has capped business rate increases for the hospitality sector in response to widespread concern about the impact of a controversial revaluation.

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Third Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry panel member resigns

The Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry has been hit by another resignation, leaving it with just one panel member.

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Tories 'rattled' by second independence referendum prospect, SNP claims

UK Government ministers are "clearly rattled" about the prospect of a possible second independence referendum, the SNP has claimed, after Theresa May's cabinet meeting focused on the importance of the Union.

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River death boy named by police as Jacob McIntyre, two

A two-year-old boy found dead in a rural river has been named by police.

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First-ever income-tax rates vote held by MSPs in Scottish Parliament

MSPs have voted on income-tax rates and bands in Scotland for the first-time ever, with Holyrood opting to freeze the point at which the higher 40p tax rate kicks in.

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Charity calls for more family conflict mediation services

Family conflicts are affecting the mental health of three quarters of parents and almost a third of youngsters, new research has found.

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Beach sealed off after unexploded device found

Part of a beach has been cordoned off after the discovery of a suspected unexploded device.

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Police Scotland delivers 'substantial improvements' in stop and search activity

Scotland's police force has delivered "substantial improvements" in the way it conducts, records and monitors its stop and search activity, according to a new report.

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Call to celebrate citizenship in style at Wimbledon, FA Cup and Glastonbury

Citizenship ceremonies should be held at events such as the FA Cup final, the Wimbledon tennis tournament and Glastonbury, according to a new report.

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Youth football body turned down background checks help, MSPs told

The national governing body for youth football in Scotland has turned down an offer of help to clear a "significant" backlog of coaches and officials who have not completed comprehensive background checks.

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Rescue operation for injured Cairngorms climber

Police, coastguard and mountain rescue teams were called into action to help a fallen climber in the Cairngorms.

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No circumstances Scotland could remain in EU - Mundell

There are no circumstances in which Scotland can remain in the EU when the UK leaves, the Scottish Secretary will tell MSPs this week.

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CCTV footage examined after serious sexual assault in Elderslie

Detectives are examining CCTV footage and conducting door-to-door enquiries after a serious sexual assault in Renfrewshire.

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Storm Doris forecast to bring snow, gales and rain

Snow is expected to return to Scotland this week as Storm Doris sweeps in.

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Heart disease and stroke death rates down by 37%

Mortality rates for both heart disease and strokes in Scotland have fallen by almost two-fifths over a decade, new figures have revealed.

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Holyrood votes on Scottish rate of income tax

Holyrood is to hold a landmark vote setting a Scottish rate of income tax.

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Court system time bar must be removed to help abuse victims, MSPs told

Scotland's "Victorian" civil court system must be reformed to remove the time limit for victims of childhood abuse to seek damages, MSPs have been told.

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Airdrie Savings Bank feared wind-down by regulators, MSPs hear

The UK's last remaining independent savings bank decided to close over concerns about losses potentially leading to a wind-down by regulators, MSPs have heard.

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Woman sexually assaulted in Dundee park

Police are hunting two men after a woman was sexually assaulted in a city park.

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Study finds one in four young carers carrying out duties on their own

More than one in four young carers in Scotland are carrying out their duties alone, according to a study.

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