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Sturgeon and O'Neill discuss stability in Northern Ireland
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Sturgeon hails 'stupendous' 8th consecutive win for SNP
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Nicola Sturgeon jokes with husband at polling station
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Sturgeon likely 'to make way' if Scotland votes against independence againNicola Sturgeon has said she would likely stand down from her position if Scotland was to vote against independence again.
Nicola Sturgeon apologises for 'few seconds' without face covering after being spoken to by policeNicola Sturgeon has been spoken to by police to "remind her of the importance of wearing a face covering when there is a legal requirement to do so", Police Scotland has said.
Nicola Sturgeon reported to police after video appears to show SNP leader 'breaching face mask law'Nicola Sturgeon has been reported to police after footage apparently captured her breaching Scotland's COVID face mask measures during the council election campaign trial.
Scotland to drop legal requirement to wear face masks on 'phased basis'Scotland will drop the legal requirement to wear face coverings in certain settings on a "phased basis" from next Monday, Nicola Sturgeon has said.
Scotland scraps plan to ditch laws requiring face masks on public transport due to COVID 'spike'Laws requiring face masks to be worn on public transport and in some other settings in Scotland will not be scrapped next week as planned due to the "current spike" in COVID cases, Nicola Sturgeon has..
Scotland to end COVID passport scheme next Monday as more restrictions easedScotland will end its COVID passport scheme next Monday and the legal requirement to wear face coverings in some indoor settings will be dropped from 21 March, Nicola Sturgeon has said.
Children aged 5-11 in Scotland to be offered COVID vaccine, Sturgeon confirmsAll children aged five to 11 in Scotland will be offered a COVID vaccine, Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed.
Scotland's new COVID restrictions expected to last for three weeks, Sturgeon saysNicola Sturgeon has said it is her "expectation" that new COVID restrictions in Scotland will be in place until 17 January, as she urged people to "stay at home right now more than normal".
Sturgeon imposes new restrictions on large events and indoor hospitality from Boxing DayFootball fans won't be allowed in stadiums and Hogmanay events will be cancelled as Nicola Sturgeon imposes new restrictions in Scotland from Boxing Day.
People in Scotland urged to limit socialising to three households amid surge in Omicron casesPeople in Scotland should limit socialising to just three households amid rising cases of the Omicron variant, Nicola Sturgeon has said.
Scotland may face 'tsunami of infections' in face of Omicron variant, Sturgeon warnsScotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has warned of a "potential tsunami of infections" in the face of the fast-spreading Omicron variant.
Steps concert in Glasgow among sources of new Omicron cases, Nicola Sturgeon saysA Steps concert in Glasgow is among the sources of new cases of the Omicron COVID variant in Scotland, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said.
Nine Omicron cases discovered in Scotland are all linked to single private eventThe nine cases of the Omicron COVID variant which have been identified in Scotland are all linked to a single private event which was held on 20 November, Nicola Sturgeon has said.
Nicola Sturgeon considers formal apology for gypsy travellers affected by 'tinker experiment'Nicola Sturgeon has said she will consider a formal apology for victims of Scotland's so-called "tinker experiment".
Scotland decides not to expand vaccine passports as NI strengthens work from home adviceScotland will not be expanding vaccine passports to pubs, cinemas and theatres, Nicola Sturgeon has announced.
Army could be called in to help Scottish ambulance service, amid reports man died after a 40-hour waitThe military could be called in to help Scotland's ambulance service which is facing "acute pressure", Nicola Sturgeon has announced.
Sturgeon to ask UK government to agree to second Scottish independence voteNicola Sturgeon will ask the UK government to agree to another Scottish independence referendum "in the spirit of co-operation".
Scottish government to restart work on 'detailed prospectus' for independence, Nicola Sturgeon saysNicola Sturgeon has said the Scottish government will restart work on a "detailed prospectus" for independence ahead of a second referendum on the matter.
Scots will need vaccine passports for nightclubs and large eventsVaccine passports will be needed for entry to nightclubs and large-scale events in Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon has said.
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.
Nicola Sturgeon freed from self-isolation after negative PCR testScotland's first minister is no longer self-isolating after producing a negative PCR test result.
Nicola Sturgeon self-isolating after contact with positive COVID caseScotland's First Minister is self-isolating after being identified as a close contact of someone who has COVID-19.
SNP and Scottish Greens' power-sharing agreement is 'groundbreaking', Sturgeon saysNicola Sturgeon has described a new power-sharing agreement between the SNP and the Scottish Greens as "groundbreaking".
'I don't feel snubbed': Sturgeon on PM declining invitation to meetNicola 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.
New vaccines advice for 16 and 17-year-olds in the UK set to be issued in coming days - SturgeonUpdated 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.
PM declines Sturgeon's invitation to meet for talks during Scotland tripBoris Johnson has declined Nicola Sturgeon's invitation to meet for talks while he is in Scotland this week.
Scotland to lift most legal COVID restrictions next week, Sturgeon confirmsNicola Sturgeon has confirmed that Scotland will lift most of its remaining coronavirus restrictions next Monday.
Scotland to confirm plans to ease coronavirus restrictions laterNicola Sturgeon will announce this afternoon whether Scotland will lift its coronavirus restrictions next week.
Sturgeon offers Johnson olive branch to discuss COVID recovery plans in ScotlandNicola Sturgeon has invited Boris Johnson to meet her to discuss their COVID recovery plans.
Lockdown restrictions in Scotland to ease from Monday, Sturgeon saysLockdown restrictions in Scotland will be eased from Monday, Nicola Sturgeon has said - but with certain conditions.
Current COVID-19 restrictions in Scotland to remain in place until 19 July, Sturgeon saysThe 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.
Lockdown easing delayed in Scotland with restrictions to remain in place until 19 July - SturgeonThe 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.
'I'm not interested': Sturgeon accuses Burnham of 'generating spat' over North West travel banNicola 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.
Sturgeon says Scotland 'likely' to keep COVID restrictions for further three weeksScotland is "likely" to maintain COVID restrictions for a further three weeks from 28 June, Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said.
Boris Johnson's lockdown options for 21 JuneBoris 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.
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.
'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.
Easing of COVID restrictions for most of Scotland to be delayed, Sturgeon saysMost 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.
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.
Indoor pints and friends at home - easing of restrictions as most of Scotland moved to level 2Nicola Sturgeon has announced a relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions from 17 May in most of Scotland.
Second Scottish independence referendum is 'when, not if', Sturgeon tells PMSNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has told the prime minister it is a "matter of when, not if" there will be another vote on Scottish independence.
PM has a profound dilemma as Union threatens to drift awayScotland's Choice: that was the slogan emblazoned across the podium Nicola Sturgeon stood at as she gave her victory speech.
Sturgeon warns PM not to block indyref2 - as SNP hopes for majority fadeNicola 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..
Sturgeon's hopes of Holyrood majority remain on knife edgeThe 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.
Scotland independence referendum would be legal unless court blocks it, Sturgeon saysNicola 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..
Record level of Scottish drug deaths 'not acceptable', says SturgeonRecord 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.
Scotland to relax restrictions on travel and outdoor gatherings earlyCoronavirus travel restrictions will be eased in Scotland from Friday and more people will be able to meet up outdoors, Nicola Sturgeon has said.
Sturgeon set for majority but Salmond unlikely to get single seat - Sky News pollNicola 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.
All Scotland pupils back in classroom full-time after Easter break - except those shieldingAll pupils across Scotland will be back in the classroom full-time following the Easter holidays, Nicola Sturgeon has said.