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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 First Minister of Scotland and Leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) since 2014. She is the fifth person to be first minister and the first woman to hold either position. Sturgeon has been a Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) 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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Michael Gove and Nicola Sturgeon react to Christmas restrictions [Video]

Michael Gove and Nicola Sturgeon react to Christmas restrictions

The First Ministers for Scotland and Wales on Tuesday supported a move by theU.K. government to plan a five-day lifting of restrictions designed to combatcoronavirus over the Christmas period...

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Scottish First Minister urges caution over Christmas [Video]

Scottish First Minister urges caution over Christmas

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has urged the public to remaincautious over the festive period, with plans to allow families to reunite overChristmas to be thrashed out during a Cobra meeting.

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Sturgeon announces new measures to curb virus over Christmas [Video]

Sturgeon announces new measures to curb virus over Christmas

Nicola Sturgeon has announced new measures for several areas of the country. Glasgow, Stirling and Lanarkshire, will move from Level 3 to Level 4 of the five-tier system at 6pm. The First Minister..

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New restrictions in Scotland will 'lower' Covid-19 risk at Christmas [Video]

New restrictions in Scotland will 'lower' Covid-19 risk at Christmas

The risks of any relaxation of coronavirus restrictions “will not be zero”,Scotland’s First Minister has said. Speaking at the coronavirus briefing inEdinburgh, Nicola Sturgeon said that any..

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Scotland to move 11 council areas into highest level of coronavirus restrictions [Video]

Scotland to move 11 council areas into highest level of coronavirus restrictions

Scotland’s toughest coronavirus restrictions are to be imposed on a third ofcouncil areas - with Nicola Sturgeon insisting moving to Level 4 would helpprotect the NHS and could also give people the..

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Level 4 lockdown imposed in 11 council areas in Scotland [Video]

Level 4 lockdown imposed in 11 council areas in Scotland

A total of 11 council areas will be placed under Scotland's toughest coronavirus restrictions from 6pm on Friday, Nicola Sturgeon told MSPs. The Level 4 rules will see the closure of non-essential..

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'PM is a strong supporter of devolution', says minister [Video]

'PM is a strong supporter of devolution', says minister

Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick has denied that Boris Johnson regards Scottish devolution as a "disaster". The Prime Minister was reported as telling a meeting of Tory MPs that devolution in..

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Coronavirus daily death toll hits six-month high in Scotland [Video]

Coronavirus daily death toll hits six-month high in Scotland

Deaths of coronavirus patients in Scotland have reached a six-month high after64 were recorded in the past in 24 hours, Nicola Sturgeon has said. Theoverall death toll – of people who first tested..

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Angus, Fife and Perth and Kinross face tougher restrictions in Scotland [Video]

Angus, Fife and Perth and Kinross face tougher restrictions in Scotland

Three council areas – Angus, Fife and Perth and Kinross – will move into Level3 of Scotland’s coronavirus restrictions from Friday, Nicola Sturgeon hassaid. The First Minister announced the..

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Nicola Sturgeon welcomes vaccine breakthrough [Video]

Nicola Sturgeon welcomes vaccine breakthrough

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has welcomed news of a coronavirus vaccine breakthrough. A vaccine being developed by Pfizer and BioNTech has been found to be 90% effective in preventing people..

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Daily coronavirus deaths in Scotland at highest level since May [Video]

Daily coronavirus deaths in Scotland at highest level since May

The number of daily coronavirus deaths in Scotland has hit its highest levelsince May, Nicola Sturgeon has said during her daily coronavirus briefing.

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Nicola Sturgeon pays tribute to Sir Sean Connery [Video]

Nicola Sturgeon pays tribute to Sir Sean Connery

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has paid tribute to Sir Sean Connery. The Scottish actor known for playing James Bond has died aged 90. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at..

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Sturgeon: Abide by Covid-19 rules to secure ‘Christmas cheer’ [Video]

Sturgeon: Abide by Covid-19 rules to secure ‘Christmas cheer’

Nicola Sturgeon has addressed the nation saying the best chance to secure some“Christmas cheer” is to stick to the different tiered restrictions for areasacross Scotland.

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Sturgeon clarifies rules ahead of new Tier system [Video]

Sturgeon clarifies rules ahead of new Tier system

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has issued a video statement clarifying the new rules in Scotland from Monday when the country introduces its own Tier system for coronavirus..

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Sturgeon reveals ‘regret’ over care homes but rules out immediate public inquiry [Video]

Sturgeon reveals ‘regret’ over care homes but rules out immediate public inquiry

Nicola Sturgeon has dismissed calls for an immediate public inquiry into theimpact of the coronavirus crisis on care homes.

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Nicola Sturgeon: There is no magic way out of Covid-19 [Video]

Nicola Sturgeon: There is no magic way out of Covid-19

The number of positive coronavirus cases in Scotland has passed 60,000, NicolaSturgeon has announced. She said 28 coronavirus deaths and 1,202 positivetests have been recorded in the past 24 hours. Ms..

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Sturgeon announces postcode checker for Covid restrictions [Video]

Sturgeon announces postcode checker for Covid restrictions

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced a new postcode checker to help people in Scotland better understand the Covid restrictions in their region. She also outlined the new five-tier alert..

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Sturgeon addresses students' Christmas concerns [Video]

Sturgeon addresses students' Christmas concerns

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told the Scottish Government’s coronavirusbriefing on Monday that she understands students will be “worried and anxious”about the prospect of being unable to return..

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Nicola Sturgeon outlines five levels of coronavirus restrictions in Scotland [Video]

Nicola Sturgeon outlines five levels of coronavirus restrictions in Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon has set out a five-level plan of measures for dealing with thecoronavirus pandemic in Scotland.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon outlines new restrictions fra [Video]

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon outlines new restrictions fra

First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon has outlined a new four level framework of restrictions which will be applied locally and nationally. Report by Odonovanc. Like us on Facebook at..

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Sturgeon announces extension to hospitality restrictions [Video]

Sturgeon announces extension to hospitality restrictions

Scotland's First Minister has said that restrictions on hospitality north of the border will be in place for a week longer than previously stated. The Scottish Government will publish a tiered system..

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Diverted coronavirus tests have caused discrepancies in figures, says Sturgeon [Video]

Diverted coronavirus tests have caused discrepancies in figures, says Sturgeon

Discrepancies in the number of Covid-19 cases reported in Scotland in recentdays are due to tests being diverted away from the UK Government’s LighthouseLab in Glasgow, Nicola Sturgeon has said.

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Sturgeon urges fans not to gather or travel to watch Celtic v Rangers game on TV [Video]

Sturgeon urges fans not to gather or travel to watch Celtic v Rangers game on TV

Nicola Sturgeon has urged football fans to stay at home this weekend ahead ofthe first Celtic v Rangers clash of the season. The Glasgow clubs will playbehind closed doors at Celtic Park on Saturday..

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Scots advised to avoid trips to Blackpool over coronavirus cases link [Video]

Scots advised to avoid trips to Blackpool over coronavirus cases link

Nicola Sturgeon has advised Scots against travelling, singling out Blackpoolas “associated with a large and growing number of Covid cases in Scotland”. MsSturgeon also backs Welsh First Minister..

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Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland's restrictions firmly rooted in scientific advice [Video]

Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland's restrictions firmly rooted in scientific advice

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said new measures brought in by the ScottishGovernment last week are “tough but necessary”, warning half measures mightnot work. The tougher regulations, including..

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Scotland's Sturgeon says life will not return to normal in the near future

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Scotland's Sturgeon says SNP will not vote for Johnson's Brexit deal

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Sick of Brexit, Scotland's Sturgeon vows new independence vote in 2020

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