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Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon is accused of breaching the ministerial code. Photograph: Getty

Nicola Sturgeon will testify under oath on Wednesday about her role in the handling of sexual harassment complaints against Alex Salmond, hours after (...)

Schools are due to reopen as normal on January 6th despite the Government’s decision to reimpose Level 5 restrictions. File photograph: Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Schools are due to reopen as normal on January 6th despite the Government’s decision to reimpose Level 5 restrictions, the Taoiseach has said. Micheá(...)

Olivia Welsh with her mother Alex after receiving her A-level results  on Thursday at Lewes Old Grammar School in England. Photograph: Andrew Hasson/Getty Images

UK education secretary Gavin Williamson is facing increasing pressure over his department’s mishandling of this summer’s school exam results in Englan(...)

 Minister for Education Norma Foley: said work is continuing ‘to ensure that all students are treated fairly’. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Education Norma Foley has moved to reassure thousands of Leaving Cert students that the new calculated grades system will be “accurate, r(...)

Pupils arrive at Kelso High School on the Scottish Borders as schools in Scotland started reopening on Tuesday. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

More than 100,000 Scottish exam grades that were marked down last week will be reinstated, by restoring results to those recommended by teachers, Scot(...)

 Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon visits West Calder High School in West Calder, Edinburgh. Photograph: Fraser Bremner-Pool/Getty Images

Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon has apologised to tens of thousands of teenagers whose exam results were downgraded last week and promised u(...)

Dylan Quigley finding out his exam results with his sister Louise and mum Susan at Linwood High in Renfrewshire. Photograph: Jeff Holmes/JSHPIX/PA Wire

Scotland’s exams authority has been warned it will be deluged with appeals after it rejected nearly 124,000 recommendations from teachers for this yea(...)

People arriving in Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh for the Sleep in the Park sleepout event raising funds to combat homelessness. Photograph: Stewart Attwood/PA Wire

Thousands of people including Sir Bob Geldof will sleep out in freezing conditions in Scotland’s capital Edinburgh tonight to raise money to tackle ho(...)

Thousands of people take part in the ‘All Under One Banner’ march for Scottish independence through Glasgow city centre on July 30th, 2016.  Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA

A few weeks after the shock of the Brexit vote, the time for stunned silence or hysterical over-reaction is past. Governments – in London, Edinburgh (...)

First minister Nicola Sturgeon: She told delegates at th Scottish National Party’s conference in Aberdeen that there would be no second independence referendum until she was confident a majority would vote Yes. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

When Nicola Sturgeon addresses delegates at the end of the Scottish National Party’s conference in Aberdeen today it will be as a leader with approval(...)

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