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

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Sturgeon confirms plans to vaccinate 12-15 year olds [Video]

Sturgeon confirms plans to vaccinate 12-15 year olds

Following advice from Scotland's CMO (Chief Medical Officer) Nicola Sturgeon confirms plans to vaccinate 12-15 year olds against Covid-19. Ms Sturgeon also announced that vaccine boosters will be..

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Sturgeon wants 'co-operation not confrontation' for indyref2 [Video]

Sturgeon wants 'co-operation not confrontation' for indyref2

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says she wants the UK and Scottish governments to reach an agreement in a "spirit of co-operation" over a second independence referendum. She asserts that an..

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Sturgeon: Independence referendum is democratic thing to do [Video]

Sturgeon: Independence referendum is democratic thing to do

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says Prime Minister Boris Johnson can either "accept democracy" or "block democracy" when it comes to a second independence referendum in Scotland. Report by Burnsla...

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SNP aim to hold indyref2 'before end of 2023' [Video]

SNP aim to hold indyref2 'before end of 2023'

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon reaffirms her party's aim to hold a second independence referendum "before the end of 2023" but only when the COVID crisis has passed. She asks her fellow MSPs..

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Scottish Government plans to introduce vaccine passports [Video]

Scottish Government plans to introduce vaccine passports

The Scottish Government is planning to introduce vaccine passports for entry to nightclubs and large public events later in September, Nicola Sturgeon has told MSPs. Report by Jonesia. Like us on..

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Sturgeon: SNP and Greens will push for independence vote [Video]

Sturgeon: SNP and Greens will push for independence vote

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has set out the programme for Scotland's new coalition - including "climate justice" and Covid recovery. Report by Burnsla. Like us on Facebook at..

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Sturgeon 'can't rule anything out' as cases rise in Scotland [Video]

Sturgeon 'can't rule anything out' as cases rise in Scotland

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said she 'won't hesitate to make unpopular decisions' after Covid cases in Scotland roughly doubled in a week. Report by Burnsla. Like us on Facebook at..

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Covid cases in Scotland double over past week, Sturgeon says [Video]

Covid cases in Scotland double over past week, Sturgeon says

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says Scotland has seen one of the sharpest rises in Covid cases throughout the pandemic, with numbers having more than doubled over the past week. She adds if the..

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Sturgeon 'determined' for IndyRef2 [Video]

Sturgeon 'determined' for IndyRef2

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said she is "determined" to hold a second Scottish independence referendum within the current parliamentary sitting. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook..

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Sturgeon announces 'groundbreaking' power share with Greens [Video]

Sturgeon announces 'groundbreaking' power share with Greens

Sturgeon announces 'groundbreaking' power share with Greens Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announces a proposed cooperation agreement between the Scottish National Party and the Scottish..

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PM denies snubbing Sturgeon's invitation to meet [Video]

PM denies snubbing Sturgeon's invitation to meet

Prime Minister Boris Johnson insists he's always delighted to work with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, and denies "snubbing her" by declining an offer to meet during his two-day visit to Scotland...

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Nicola Sturgeon sheds shoes for nursery visit football game [Video]

Nicola Sturgeon sheds shoes for nursery visit football game

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon shed her shoes - and temporarily lost them to a younger team-mate - during an impromptu football game at a nursery in Fallin, near Stirling, on Wednesday.

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Nicola Sturgeon on Boris Johnson's 'odd' decision not to meet her during Scotland visit [Video]

Nicola Sturgeon on Boris Johnson's 'odd' decision not to meet her during Scotland visit

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said she does not feel “snubbed” by the Prime Minister’s failure to meet her on his two-day visit to Scotland, but believes it is a “missed..

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Scotland to end most Covid restrictions but face masks stay in some settings [Video]

Scotland to end most Covid restrictions but face masks stay in some settings

Most of the remaining Covid restrictions are to be scrapped in Scotland from Monday, Nicola Sturgeon has said, but the legal requirement to wear face coverings in some settings will remain.The First..

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Daily politics briefing: August 3 [Video]

Daily politics briefing: August 3

All the latest updates on the UK's political stage, as Nicola Sturgeon is set to announce if Scotland will lift its coronavirus restrictions.

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Nicola Sturgeon urges 'careful and cautious' Covid travel [Video]

Nicola Sturgeon urges 'careful and cautious' Covid travel

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said international travel must open up in a "careful and cautious way", as UK ministers discuss allowing quarantine-free travel for fully jabbed US and EU..

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Sturgeon warned against 'pandering' to Indy Ref 'hardcore' [Video]

Sturgeon warned against 'pandering' to Indy Ref 'hardcore'

Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove has said a second Scottish independence referendum remains off the government's agenda, insisting ministers are instead focusing on Covid and the economy. The..

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Army could be called in to help Scottish ambulance service, amid reports man died after a 40-hour wait

The military could be called in to help Scotland's ambulance service which is facing "acute pressure", Nicola Sturgeon has announced.
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Sturgeon to ask UK government to agree to second Scottish independence vote

sturgeon to ask uk government to agree to second scottish independence vote
Nicola Sturgeon will ask the UK government to agree to another Scottish independence referendum "in the spirit of co-operation".
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Scottish government to restart work on 'detailed prospectus' for independence, Nicola Sturgeon says

scottish government to restart work on 'detailed prospectus' for independence, nicola sturgeon says
Nicola Sturgeon has said the Scottish government will restart work on a "detailed prospectus" for independence ahead of a second referendum on the matter.
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Scots will need vaccine passports for nightclubs and large events

Vaccine passports will be needed for entry to nightclubs and large-scale events in Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon has said.
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Sturgeon says SNP's deal with Greens makes case for independence referendum 'undeniable'

sturgeon says snp's deal with greens makes case for independence referendum 'undeniable'
The new power-sharing agreement between the SNP and the Scottish Greens is "ground-breaking" and makes the case for a second independence referendum "undeniable", Nicola Sturgeon has said.
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Nicola Sturgeon freed from self-isolation after negative PCR test

Scotland's first minister is no longer self-isolating after producing a negative PCR test result.
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Nicola Sturgeon self-isolating after contact with positive COVID case

nicola sturgeon self-isolating after contact with positive covid case
Scotland's First Minister is self-isolating after being identified as a close contact of someone who has COVID-19.
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SNP and Scottish Greens' power-sharing agreement is 'groundbreaking', Sturgeon says

Nicola Sturgeon has described a new power-sharing agreement between the SNP and the Scottish Greens as "groundbreaking".
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'I don't feel snubbed': Sturgeon on PM declining invitation to meet

'i don't feel snubbed': sturgeon on pm declining invitation to meet
Nicola Sturgeon has said it is "a bit strange" for Boris Johnson to have declined her invitation to meet for talks during the PM's trip to Scotland this week.
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New vaccines advice for 16 and 17-year-olds in the UK set to be issued in coming days - Sturgeon

new vaccines advice for 16 and 17-year-olds in the uk set to be issued in coming days - sturgeon
Updated advice on coronavirus vaccines for 16 and 17-year-olds across the UK is set to be issued in the coming days, Nicola Sturgeon has said.
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PM declines Sturgeon's invitation to meet for talks during Scotland trip

Boris Johnson has declined Nicola Sturgeon's invitation to meet for talks while he is in Scotland this week.
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Scotland to lift most legal COVID restrictions next week, Sturgeon confirms

Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed that Scotland will lift most of its remaining coronavirus restrictions next Monday.
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Scotland to confirm plans to ease coronavirus restrictions later

scotland to confirm plans to ease coronavirus restrictions later
Nicola Sturgeon will announce this afternoon whether Scotland will lift its coronavirus restrictions next week.
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Sturgeon offers Johnson olive branch to discuss COVID recovery plans in Scotland

sturgeon offers johnson olive branch to discuss covid recovery plans in scotland
Nicola Sturgeon has invited Boris Johnson to meet her to discuss their COVID recovery plans.
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Lockdown restrictions in Scotland to ease from Monday, Sturgeon says

Lockdown restrictions in Scotland will be eased from Monday, Nicola Sturgeon has said - but with certain conditions.
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Current COVID-19 restrictions in Scotland to remain in place until 19 July, Sturgeon says

The current COVID-19 restrictions in Scotland will remain in place until 19 July after a 40% increase in new cases in the last week, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said.
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Lockdown easing delayed in Scotland with restrictions to remain in place until 19 July - Sturgeon

lockdown easing delayed in scotland with restrictions to remain in place until 19 july - sturgeon
The current COVID-19 restrictions in Scotland will remain in place until 19 July after a 40% increase in new cases in the last week, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said.
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'I'm not interested': Sturgeon accuses Burnham of 'generating spat' over North West travel ban

'i'm not interested': sturgeon accuses burnham of 'generating spat' over north west travel ban
Nicola Sturgeon has accused Andy Burnham of "generating a spat" with her over Scotland's newly-imposed Greater Manchester travel ban, as the political fallout from the decision continues.
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Sturgeon says Scotland 'likely' to keep COVID restrictions for further three weeks

Scotland is "likely" to maintain COVID restrictions for a further three weeks from 28 June, Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said.
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Boris Johnson's lockdown options for 21 June

boris johnson's lockdown options for 21 june
Boris Johnson is coming under pressure to delay lifting COVID restrictions on 21 June after several scientists urged him to - and Nicola Sturgeon paused lockdown easing in Scotland.
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What are the new COVID rules in Scotland?

what are the new covid rules in scotland?
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced a "slight slowing down" in the lifting of lockdown rules for much of Scotland amid the spread of the Indian variant of coronavirus.
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'Bullied' by scientists and pre-empted by Sturgeon - will PM hold firm on 21 June 'freedom day'?

'bullied' by scientists and pre-empted by sturgeon  - will pm hold firm on 21 june 'freedom day'?
Nicola Sturgeon insists that applying the brakes to relaxing lockdown rules in Scotland is a pause, not a step backwards.
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Easing of COVID restrictions for most of Scotland to be delayed, Sturgeon says

Most of Scotland will stay under Level 2 COVID restrictions in a "slight slowing down of easing" due to a high number of cases, Nicola Sturgeon said.
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Glasgow to stay under level three restrictions as COVID cases 'uncomfortably high'

glasgow to stay under level three restrictions as covid cases 'uncomfortably high'
Glasgow has an "uncomfortably high" amount of COVID cases and will remain in level three of Scotland's restrictions, Nicola Sturgeon says.
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Indoor pints and friends at home - easing of restrictions as most of Scotland moved to level 2

Nicola Sturgeon has announced a relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions from 17 May in most of Scotland.
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Second Scottish independence referendum is 'when, not if', Sturgeon tells PM

second scottish independence referendum is 'when, not if', sturgeon tells pm
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has told the prime minister it is a "matter of when, not if" there will be another vote on Scottish independence.
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PM has a profound dilemma as Union threatens to drift away

pm has a profound dilemma as union threatens to drift away
Scotland's Choice: that was the slogan emblazoned across the podium Nicola Sturgeon stood at as she gave her victory speech.
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Sturgeon warns PM not to block indyref2 - as SNP hopes for majority fade

Nicola Sturgeon has issued a warning to Boris Johnson over a second independence referendum, declaring the prime minister will be "picking a fight with the democratic wishes of the Scottish people" if..
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Sturgeon's hopes of Holyrood majority remain on knife edge

sturgeon's hopes of holyrood majority remain on knife edge
The SNP's hopes of securing a majority in the Scottish elections are on a knife edge this morning, but Nicola Sturgeon's party remains on course for an historic fourth term in office.
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Scotland independence referendum would be legal unless court blocks it, Sturgeon says

scotland independence referendum would be legal unless court blocks it, sturgeon says
Nicola Sturgeon has thrown down the gauntlet to Boris Johnson over a second independence referendum, telling Sky News that if the UK government doesn't challenge the Scottish government in court, then..
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Record level of Scottish drug deaths 'not acceptable', says Sturgeon

record level of scottish drug deaths 'not acceptable', says sturgeon
Record high drug deaths in Scotland are "not acceptable", Nicola Sturgeon has acknowledged as she told Sky News "we didn't get it right" in tackling the problem.
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Scotland to relax restrictions on travel and outdoor gatherings early

scotland to relax restrictions on travel and outdoor gatherings early
Coronavirus travel restrictions will be eased in Scotland from Friday and more people will be able to meet up outdoors, Nicola Sturgeon has said.
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Sturgeon set for majority but Salmond unlikely to get single seat - Sky News poll

Nicola Sturgeon is on course to command an overall majority in the Scottish Parliament after the latest Sky News poll showed her party's ratings up sharply in the last month.
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All Scotland pupils back in classroom full-time after Easter break - except those shielding

all scotland pupils back in classroom full-time after easter break - except those shielding
All pupils across Scotland will be back in the classroom full-time following the Easter holidays, Nicola Sturgeon has said.
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Controversial 'not proven' verdict needs review to boost low rape conviction rates, Sturgeon says

controversial 'not proven' verdict needs review to boost low rape conviction rates, sturgeon says
The controversial "not proven" option open to juries in Scottish courts needs to be reviewed in order to boost "shamefully low" conviction rates for sexual offences, Nicola Sturgeon has said.
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Sturgeon in thinly-veiled attack on Salmond as she launches SNP campaign

sturgeon in thinly-veiled attack on salmond as she launches snp campaign
Nicola Sturgeon has launched a thinly-veiled attack on Alex Salmond as she marked the start of the SNP's campaign for May's Scottish Parliament elections.
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'Not the time to gamble': Sturgeon says there are questions over Salmond's return

'not the time to gamble': sturgeon says there are questions over salmond's return
Nicola Sturgeon has warned now is "not the time to gamble" with Scotland's future as she said there were "significant questions" about Alex Salmond's return to politics.
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NHS staff in Scotland being offered 4% pay rise, says Nicola Sturgeon

NHS staff in Scotland are being offered a pay rise of at least 4%, the Scottish government has said.
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Sturgeon survives vote of no confidence in leadership

Nicola Sturgeon has survived a vote of no confidence in her leadership after a Holyrood committee found she misled parliament.
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Sturgeon did not breach ministerial code over Salmond case, investigation finds

Nicola Sturgeon did not breach the ministerial code over her handling of the Alex Salmond harassment case, an independent investigation has found.
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New Salmond inquiry details emerge as committee finds Sturgeon 'misled parliament'

new salmond inquiry details emerge as committee finds sturgeon 'misled parliament'
Sky News can reveal further details contained in a report that found Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon misled parliament.
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Sturgeon was saved by one missing word in the Alex Salmond report - but this saga isn't over

sturgeon was saved by one missing word in the alex salmond report - but this saga isn't over
Nicola Sturgeon will survive this.
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Sturgeon 'misled parliament' over Salmond investigation, committee finds

sturgeon 'misled parliament' over salmond investigation, committee finds
A Scottish parliamentary committee has concluded that First Minister Nicola Sturgeon misled parliament.
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SNP to fall short of Holyrood majority as support for independence slips, poll suggests

The SNP have a 22-point lead in a new Scottish poll for Sky News, which would see Nicola Sturgeon remain first minister after the May elections but could deprive her party of an overall majority at..
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Scots are turning against SNP and support for independence is slipping, poll suggests

scots are turning against snp and support for independence is slipping, poll suggests
The SNP have a 22-point lead in a new Scottish poll for Sky News, which would see Nicola Sturgeon remain first minister after the May elections but could deprive her party of an overall majority at..
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Nicola Sturgeon's chief of staff accused of 'interference' in Alex Salmond investigation

nicola sturgeon's chief of staff accused of 'interference' in alex salmond investigation
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has been asked to explain fresh allegations of “interference” by her chief of staff in a sexual misconduct investigation. 
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Sturgeon and the SNP are past their peak - and Scotland has had enough, Ruth Davidson claims

sturgeon and the snp are past their peak - and scotland has had enough, ruth davidson claims
Nicola Sturgeon and the Scottish National Party have passed their peak and Scotland has had enough of them, according to Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson.
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Four people from two households able to meet outdoors in Scotland from Friday as lockdown eased

Four people from two households will be able to meet outdoors in Scotland from Friday, Nicola Sturgeon has announced.
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Rangers fans celebrate at Ibrox after Steven Gerrard's side clinch Scottish Premiership

Rangers fans gather at Ibrox to celebrate their side's first top-flight title in a decade. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon sent her congratulations but urged supporters to go home.
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Euro 2020: Scotland still 'absolutely intent' on hosting Euros - Sturgeon

Scotland is still "absolutely intent" on hosting matches at Euro 2020 this summer, says first minister Nicola Sturgeon.
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