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First Minister of Scotland, Leader of the Scottish National Party

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Nicola Sturgeon: First Minister of Scotland, Leader of the Scottish National Party
Nicola Ferguson Sturgeon is a Scottish politician serving as the fifth First Minister of Scotland and the Leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) since November 2014. She is the first woman to hold either position. Sturgeon has been a member of the Scottish Parliament since 1999, first as an additional member for the Glasgow electoral region from 1999 to 2007 and as the member for Glasgow Southside since 2007.

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Bars, hairdressers and churches among venues open again in Scotland as lockdown eases [Video]

Bars, hairdressers and churches among venues open again in Scotland as lockdown eases

Bars, churches, hairdressers and other venues have opened in Scotland as the country eases its Covid-19 lockdown restrictions. As Scotland marked its first full week with no Covid-19 related deaths..

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Sturgeon: Biggest step for Scotland out of lockdown today [Video]

Sturgeon: Biggest step for Scotland out of lockdown today

The First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, says that "today marks the biggest step for Scotland out of lockdown", as museums, hairdressers, place of worships, cinemas and other indoor activities..

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Sturgeon announces no coronavirus deaths have been reported in Scotland for a full week [Video]

Sturgeon announces no coronavirus deaths have been reported in Scotland for a full week

Nicola Sturgeon announces that Scotland has now gone a full week without any new coronavirus deaths.The milestone comes as Scotland eases its lockdown restrictions further. Venues like museums,..

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Scotland reports 6th day of no coronavirus deaths [Video]

Scotland reports 6th day of no coronavirus deaths

First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed there have been no coronavirus related deaths in the country for the 6th day in a row. The politician went on to confirm the reopening of..

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Sturgeon sets out easing of restrictions in Scotland [Video]

Sturgeon sets out easing of restrictions in Scotland

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon sets out the restrictions which have been lifted in Scotland from today as the nation moves from phase two to phase three of their Covid-19 lockdown. Report by..

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Nicola Sturgeon urges Scots to comply with face covering rules [Video]

Nicola Sturgeon urges Scots to comply with face covering rules

Nicola Sturgeon said she is hopeful people will comply with new rules making face coverings compulsory in shops.

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Sturgeon announces easing of restrictions in Scotland [Video]

Sturgeon announces easing of restrictions in Scotland

The First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, announces the easing of coronavirus restrictions in Scotland, as indoor bars, restaurants and hairdressers can reopen. Report by Bassaneseg. Like us on..

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Nicola Sturgeon tells people in Scotland to follow the rules as beer gardens open [Video]

Nicola Sturgeon tells people in Scotland to follow the rules as beer gardens open

Be patient, avoid crowds and prepare to hand over contact details, Nicola Sturgeon said as she outlined advice for visiting beer gardens, outdoor cafes and other hospitality.

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Sturgeon visits a bar in Edinburgh ahead of its reopening [Video]

Sturgeon visits a bar in Edinburgh ahead of its reopening

The First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, visits a bar in Edinburgh ahead of its reopening and sets out conditions for outdoor bars and restaurant to reopen in Scotland. Report by Bassaneseg...

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Sturgeon joins NHS anniversary clap [Video]

Sturgeon joins NHS anniversary clap

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon applauded the NHS outside her home in Edinburgh as the National Health Service marks its 72nd anniversary. Report by Browna. Like us on Facebook at..

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Nicola Sturgeon: UK policy on air bridges has been shambolic [Video]

Nicola Sturgeon: UK policy on air bridges has been shambolic

The British Government’s decision-making on setting up air bridges has been “shambolic”, First Minster Nicola Sturgeon said. UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps earlier revealed quarantine..

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Sturgeon accuses government of "shambolic decision making" [Video]

Sturgeon accuses government of "shambolic decision making"

First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon has criticised the UK government's "shambolic decision making", explaining the Scottish government had been given "little or no notice" of airbridge proposals..

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Face coverings to be mandatory for shoppers in Scotland [Video]

Face coverings to be mandatory for shoppers in Scotland

Wearing face coverings will become mandatory in shops in Scotland from July 10, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said.During the Scottish Government’s daily coronavirus briefing, Ms Sturgeon also..

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No new coronavirus deaths in Scotland for fourth day running [Video]

No new coronavirus deaths in Scotland for fourth day running

Scotland has recorded no new deaths from people who have tested positive for coronavirus for a fourth consecutive day, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed.Speaking at the Scottish..

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Sturgeon commends bravery of police service [Video]

Sturgeon commends bravery of police service

First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon has praised the bravery of the police service following a major incident in Glasgow in which a suspect was shot dead and six people injured. Report by Patelr...

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Glasgow stabbing incident not being treated as terrorism [Video]

Glasgow stabbing incident not being treated as terrorism

First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon has said that a major incident in Glasgow in which a suspect was shot dead and six people injured, is not being treated as terrorism by police. Report by..

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Nicola Sturgeon 'shocked and saddened' by Glasgow incident [Video]

Nicola Sturgeon 'shocked and saddened' by Glasgow incident

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says she is "shocked and saddened" by a major incident in Glasgow in which a suspect was shot dead and six people were injured on Friday. The matter is is..

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Scottish First Minister announces further lockdown easing [Video]

Scottish First Minister announces further lockdown easing

First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon has formally announced plans to further relax lockdown measures in the coming weeks. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and..

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Sturgeon announces further easing of lockdown in Scotland [Video]

Sturgeon announces further easing of lockdown in Scotland

Pubs, hairdressers and cinemas will be able to open from July 15 if coronavirus continues to decline in Scotland, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.Addressing MSPs in the Scottish..

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Sturgeon: Two-metre social distancing rule unchanged in Scotland [Video]

Sturgeon: Two-metre social distancing rule unchanged in Scotland

The two-metre rule on social distancing will remain in place in Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon has said, though the Scottish Government has asked its scientific advisory group to review the measure...

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