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Men must challenge misogynistic behaviour, says Nicola Sturgeon

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Men across Scotland must challenge themselves and one another over misogynistic behaviour, Nicola Sturgeon has said, as she called for events of the past few weeks to mark a turning point “where we stop expecting wome...

Nicola Sturgeon urges SNP to resist Brexit arguments against independence

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Westminster will use the damage inflicted by Brexit to argue that Scottish independence is unworkable, Nicola Sturgeon has said, calling on her party activists to “resist [this] with all we’ve got”. In her address to ...

No independence referendum until Covid restrictions lifted, Sturgeon says

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A second referendum on Scottish independence will not be held until all day-to-day Covid restrictions have been lifted, Nicola Sturgeon has said. The first minister has repeatedly pledged to hold another poll by the e...

Nicola Sturgeon starts work on a new push for Scottish independence

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Nicola Sturgeon has told civil servants to start making a new case for independence, which offers people “an informed choice on Scotland’s future” in the Scottish government’s first legislative programme since last mo...

Protesters against transgender rights changes boo Nicola Sturgeon

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Protesters opposed to transgender rights changes in Scotland booed Nicola Sturgeon outside the Holyrood parliament before the first session of first minister’s questions of the new term. Marion Calder, co-founder of F...

Nicola Sturgeon self-isolates after close contact with Covid case

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Nicola Sturgeon is self-isolating after being identified as a close contact of someone who has Covid-19. Scotland’s first minister said she will be self-isolating pending a PCR test result. Under coronavirus rules in ...

Sturgeon urges Raab to assist Scottish Sikh man allegedly tortured in India

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Nicola Sturgeon has written to the embattled foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, urging him to intervene in the case of a Scottish Sikh man who has been imprisoned in India for nearly four years awaiting trial, and is fa...

Nicola Sturgeon ‘hiding behind PM’ on Cambo oilfield, say climate groups

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Nicola Sturgeon has been criticised by climate campaigners for failing to call for the new Cambo oilfield to be blocked because of the climate crisis. Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth Scotland accused the Scottish ...

Sturgeon expects Covid jab to be recommended for 16- and 17-year-olds

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Nicola Sturgeon has suggested that new advice from the UK’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) in the coming days will recommend opening up the vaccine programme to 16- and 17-year-olds across the ...

Sturgeon admits link between Euro fans travelling and rise in Covid cases – video

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The Scottish first minister has said she thinks there is a link between Scotland fans travelling for Euro 2020 games and the rise in Covid cases in Scotland. Asked if the Scottish government should have done more to s...

Nicola Sturgeon confirms Glasgow Covid restrictions will ease

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Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed that Glasgow will move down a level of Covid controls to level 2 from Saturday, with residents able to hug, drink alcohol indoors and meet in each other’s homes for the first time in eigh...

Nicola Sturgeon discusses cooperation deal with Scottish Greens

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Nicola Sturgeon has opened formal talks with the Scottish Greens on a cooperation deal in government, in a move designed to cement a pro-independence majority at Holyrood and bolster its pro-climate credentials. In a ...

Nicola Sturgeon cabinet reshuffle prioritises Covid and climate

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Nicola Sturgeon has prioritised the Covid recovery and difficult transition to a net zero economy in a significant reshuffle of her cabinet that boosts the roles of younger ministers. Sturgeon, the first minister, app...

Nicola Sturgeon pledges second referendum as SNP lands election win

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Nicola Sturgeon has pledged to press ahead with plans for a second independence referendum after the Scottish National party won its fourth consecutive Holyrood election, triggering a constitutional battle with Boris ...

Sturgeon promises second referendum as SNP poised to win Scottish elections

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Nicola Sturgeon has pledged to press ahead with plans for a second independence referendum after the Scottish National party was poised to win its fourth consecutive Holyrood election, triggering a constitutional batt...

Nicola Sturgeon plays down SNP prospects after pro-UK tactical voting

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Nicola Sturgeon played down the prospects of winning an overall Holyrood majority as early Scottish results showed significant levels of tactical voting in favour of pro-UK parties across the country. The first minist...

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