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Death of North East MSP Alex Johnstone

Alex Johnstone, the Scottish Conservative MSP for the North East of Scotland, has died at the age of 55.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon meets with Peter Davidson and Morris Heggies to choose the design of the Christmas Card 2016

Oor Wullie to feature on First Minister’s Christmas card

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has chosen “national treasure” Oor Wullie as the illustration for her official Christmas card this year.

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Rumbles commends local education charity.

Rumbles commends local education charity.

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP for the North East, Mike Rumbles, has praised an Angus charity for its work with local young people and its initiatives aimed at increasing community access to local wildlife.

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Finance minister Derek Mckay said the new legislation will "design an approach to taxation which will suit Scotlands needs".

New tax-raising powers for Parliament

Legislation which will give the Scottish Parliament further powers over income tax will be laid today (Wednesday).

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Tackling gender stereotyping

Tackling gender stereotyping

Transforming gender stereotypes is key to tackling violence against women and girls, according to a report published today.

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Mike Weir MP with Richard Arkless MP, Eilidh Whiteford MP ( who is bringing forward the bill) Dr Marsha Scott of Scottish Womens Aid and Angela Crawley MP.

Angus MP pledged support to end violence

Mike Weir, MP for Angus, has pledged his support to an upcoming Private Member’s Bill, aimed at addressing violence against women and girls.

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Pictured is Mr Weir with campaigners

Weir meets with pension campaigners

Angus MP Mike Weir met with women who are campaigning for fair pensions outside Parliament this week.

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Jobs under threat at Angus Council

Jobs under threat at Angus Council

Steps to help Angus Council respond to a funding gap of around £40 million over the next three years could see jobs shed - but there are no details yet to how many staff could be affected.

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Slideshow: Remembrance Sunday in Angus

Angus communities paid their respects to the fallen on Sunday, as each town held their own Remembrance Sunday services.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon accused the UK Government of sending out a "not welcome here" message.

First Minister calls for Trump to be “president for everyone”

Nicola Sturgeon has said that ties between Scotland and the United States of America “will always endure” in the wake of Donald Trump’s election as the country’s next president.

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Historic and iconic...First Minister Nicola Sturgeon joined by the SNP's newly elected members of the Scottish Parliament after securing the party's historic third consecutive election victory. (Picture Michael Gillen)

Nicola Sturgeon and SNP MSPs celebrate at Kelpies

Nicola Sturgeon and Scottish National Party MSPs toasted their victory on Saturday – with a photocall at Falkirk’s iconic Kelpies.

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Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidon arrives at the  Edinburgh count with partner Jen Wilson.
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Holyrood 2016: SNP fall short of overall majority

THE SNP has fallen narrowly short of a majority victory in the Holyrood election - despite a commanding win which will see Nicola Sturgeon returned as first Minister.

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Holyrood 2016 live blog: results and analysis

Our reporters are working throughout the night and tomorrow to bring you the results from every seat and list area alongside analysis of what they mean for the wider Scottish political landscape.

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Angus Council leader Iain Gaul.

Chance to make your views known on future funding

Residents in Angus can make their views known on the future of local government funding at an event led by the body set up to look at alternatives to the Council Tax.

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No Angus cases in data breaches

Research has unveiled thousands of data breaches resulted in lost or stolen sensitive personal information from local authorities, but not Angus Council.

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Councillor praises best exam results in the past five years

Councillor praises best exam results in the past five years

Angus Council’s Children and Learning Convener congratulated young people on their achievements following the release of this year’s SQA results.

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MSP’s appointment to help arrest supply and sale of NPS

MSP Graeme Dey has been appointed to the Ministerial Cross-Party Working Group on New Psychoactive Substances (NPS).

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News that an outright ban on NPS is being proposed has been praised in Angus

Welcome in Angus for proposed ban on legal highs

Local politicians have welcomed the “positive action” being taken by the UK Government to ban New Psychoactive Substances, as outlined last week in the Queen’s Speech.

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Praise for training approach

Local MSP Nigel Don has praised the co-ordinated approach being taken to match apprenticeships with required skills.

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