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Sturgeon made error in trying to ‘weaponise Brexit’, says Davidson

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon made a basic error in trying to “weaponise Brexit”, Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has said.

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Martin Whitfield

Labour names candidate for East Lothian

PRIMARY teacher Martin Whitfield has been chosen as Labour’s candidate to fight the target seat of East Lothian at the general election.

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There are plans to extend the tram down Leith Walk.

Election: What parties say about extending Edinburgh’s trams

PLANS to extended the tram route down Leith Walk to Newhaven are due to be considered by the new council within weeks of next Thursday’s election.

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Steve Cardownie

Councillor Steve Cardownie wins apology in blog row

DEPUTY Lord Provost Steve Cardownie has won an apology from a former SNP council colleague after suing him for defamation.

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Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at a general election campaign event at the Shine Centre in Leeds. Picture; PA

Conservatives to take 7 seats from SNP predicts new poll

The Conservatives are on course to pick up seven seats in Scotland in the General Election, according to a new poll.

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Labour are targeting just three seats in Scotland, with the seat of Ian Murray MP being one of them. Picture; John Devlin

Labour targeting just three key seats in Scotland

Labour are targeting just three constituencies in Scotland according to party sources focusing only on seats where they believe there is ‘a real chance of victory’

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Nicola Sturgeon has inisisted a vote for the SNP is a vote for public services.

Nicola Sturgeon urges SNP vote ‘for public services’

Nicola Sturgeon is prioritising public services and community investment as she takes the SNP election campaign to a key constituency.

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White powder package threat to Scots politicians

Several packages containing “suspicious” white powder have been sent to politicians’ offices across Scotland.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn outlines his policies to NHS nurses, student nurses and midwives in London. Picture: PA

Brian Monteith: I promise there will be broken promises

The general election is cranking up and will no doubt become the usual shrill shouting match where accusations of wrongdoing are exaggerated and ­aspirations – such as giving nurses a pay rise (Labour) or capping energy prices (Tories) – are sold as certainties.

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SNP MP John Nicolson's office was one target. Picture: Jamie Forbes

White powder package threat to Scots politicians

Several packages containing “suspicious” white powder have been sent to politicians’ offices across Scotland.

‘White powder’ sent to SNP HQ in Edinburgh

‘White powder’ sent to SNP HQ in Edinburgh

A suspicious package containing “white powder” has been sent to the SNP headquarters in Edinburgh.

The Scottish political leaders debate each other on STV during the 2016 Holyrood elections. Picture: Getty Images

Election 2017: Scottish leaders debate on STV confirmed

Scotland's political leaders are to take part in a live televised debate on STV ahead of the election, it has been confirmed.

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MSP swears as he quotes Trainspotting at Scottish Parliament

A LOTHIAN MSP swore as he quoted Trainspotting at the Scottish Parliament.

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Mhairi Black of the SNP being sworn in as the MP for Paisley & Renfrewshire South .

Mhairi Black predicts a surge in support from teen voters

SNP MP Mhairi Black has predicted a surge in support for the party from teenage voters.

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Theresa May seems to find criticism and differing views distasteful. Picture: PA

Tommy Sheppard: Time to get a firm grip of uncaring buddies of May

Let’s face it, the June 8 election is one few people want or need. I believe there are three reasons why it’s happening. First, Theresa May believes she can crush Labour in England and get a stonking majority. Second, she knows that as Brexit gets messy the Tories will run into trouble. And third, if she waits another two months she may find dozens of her MPs facing charges for breaking election rules.

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Plans for housing have been revealed.

Council Elections 2017: Plans for housing in Capital revealed

THE Capital’s growing population means a constant need for more homes – and that puts the twin issues of housing and planning right at the top of many people’s concerns.

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Ian McDiarmid had the pivotal role as the Emperor in the Star Wars films.

Star Wars villain Ian McDiarmid to play Enoch Powell on Edinburgh stage

He is known to millions of movie fans as the man behind the villainous Emperor Palpatine in the Star Wars blockbusters.
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Cameron Rose is one of the Tory councillors who will face a public hearing. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Two Edinburgh Tories face Standards Commission hearing

TWO top city Tories face a public hearing in front of the Standards Commission after an investigation found they had breached the councillors’ code of conduct.

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An artist's impression of CALA's design of the old Boroughmuir High School. Picture: contributed

City chiefs reject homes plans for Boroughmuir site

PLANs to transform the old Boroughmuir High School into dozens of new homes have been thrown out.

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