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Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon: ‘In measure after measure the evidence is overwhelming and conclusive – independence works.’ Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon has warned that Boris Johnson’s government will use Brexit to weaken the case for independence. But she cite(...)

A drug user prepares cocaine before injecting, inside a ‘safe consumption van’ set up by Peter Krykant in Glasgow. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty

The number of drug-related deaths in Scotland in 2020 rose for a seventh year in a row, according to figures released on Friday that confirmed the cou(...)

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer returning to his north London home on Sunday. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

British Labour leader Keir Starmer has sacked his chief whip and replaced the shadow chancellor in a shadow cabinet reshuffle amid chaos at the top of(...)

Scotland’s first minister and leader of the SNP, Nicola Sturgeon gives a thumbs-up on the steps of her official residence Bute House in Edinburgh on May 9th following the party’s landslide victory in the Scottish parliament elections. Photograph:  Andy Buchanan/AFP via Getty

 Nicola Sturgeon has told Boris Johnson that she will legislate for a second independence referendum after her Scottish National Party (SNP) won (...)

Scotland’s First Minister and leader of the Scottish National Party  Nicola Sturgeon: ‘The only people who can decide the future of Scotland are the Scottish people, and no Westminster politician can or should stand in the way of that.’  Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Pool/AFP via Getty

Another Scottish independence referendum is the “will of the country”, first minister Nicola Sturgeon has insisted, despite her SNP failing to win an (...)

Election agents check on votes being counted for the Scottish parliamentary elections at the Inverness Leisure hall. Photograph: Trevor Martin/PA

The Scottish National Party has held three of the first four constituencies declared in the Scottish Parliament election. Counting of votes(...)

Conservative’s Jill Mortimer is declared winner in the Hartlepool parliamentary by-election at Mill House Leisure Centre in Hartlepool. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Boris Johnson has described the early election results in the UK as “very encouraging” after hopes of a Labour revival were dealt a crushing blow when(...)

Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon’s push for a second independence referendum means the stakes are high in the Holyrood contest. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/Pool/AFP via Getty

Polling stations have opened in England, Scotland and Wales for voters to cast their ballots in a set of elections which could shake up British politi(...)

Former SNP leader Alex Salmond has launched a new party. File photograph: Andy Buchanan/AFP via Getty Images

Former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond on Friday launched a new political party to contest crucial elections to the Edinburgh parliament, in a fr(...)

First minister Nicola Sturgeon in the Scottish parliament in Edinburgh on Tuesday. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Nicola Sturgeon has comfortably survived a vote of no confidence over claims she misled the Scottish parliament about her handling of sexual harassmen(...)

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