First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, has begun giving evidence at the Holyrood inquiry into her government's unlawful investigation of Alex Salmond. In her opening statement, Ms Sturgeon admitted that a "very serious mistake" was made into the investigation of the complaints against Alex Salmond. "To women were failed and tax payers money was lost; I deeply regret that", she said. Ms Sturgeon, who is facing calls to resign, admitted that her actions "deserve to be scrutinised". Mr Salmond has accused Ms Sturgeon of misleading parliament over when she first knew of the allegations against him and says the First Minister did break ministerial code. Report by Thomasl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Nicola Sturgeon has insisted she would never have wanted to ‘get’ Alex Salmond”, as she told a Holyrood committee she had “no motive, intention, (or) desire” for such action against her predecessor.Ms Sturgeon is giving evidence to the Committee on the Scottish Government Handling of Harassment Complaints.She told the committee that the details of complaints against Mr Salmond were “shocking” and his behaviour “was not always appropriate”.
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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told MSPs she did not intervene in the process of the Scottish Government’s investigation into harassment complaints against Alex Salmond as doing so would have been an “abuse” of her role.
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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told the Scottish Parliament “if all goes according to plan” the country will move back to the levels system of coronavirus restrictions from April 26, with all council areas moving to Level 3.
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Stay at home restrictions could be lifted in Scotland from April 5, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has told the Scottish Parliament. Scotland will then move fully back to the levels system of Covid-19 restrictions from the last week in April "if all goes according to plan".
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The Scottish Government will consider in the next week if the easing of restrictions can be accelerated, Nicola Sturgeon has said.Updating MSPs in Holyrood, the First Minister said figures in the past week were encouraging, and said she and ministers would be considering if the exit from lockdown can be moved forward.
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Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said she looks forward to being able to refute claims made about her “head on” before the Salmond inquiry next week.Ms Sturgeon is slated to appear before the Committee on the Scottish Government Handling of Harassment Complaints on Tuesday.The committee, set up to look into the botched handling of complaints made against Ms Sturgeon's predecessor Alex Salmond, was due to hear from him this week, before the former first minister pulled out after MSPs on the committee voted not to publish evidence he submitted.
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Nicola Sturgeon has announced a system of “managed quarantine” where travellers arriving from any country may be asked to quarantine in a hotel. Addressing MSPs in Holyrood, the first minister also announced that some pupils will return to Scottish schools from February 22, subject to confirmation on February 16. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn