Nicola Sturgeon

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Tory MP claims No 10 ‘blackmailing’ rebels as Wakeford says funding was threatened before he defected – as it happened
Latest updates: Christian Wakeford says he was threatened with funding loss; William Wragg urges alleged victims to speak to police

Rachel Hall (now) and Andrew Sparrow (earlier)

20, Jan, 2022 @5:32 PM

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Nicola Sturgeon announces lifting of Omicron restrictions in Scotland
Nightclubs can reopen and three-household limit on indoor gatherings to end from next Monday

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

18, Jan, 2022 @4:56 PM

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Scottish Tories set to deliver snub to Johnson by not inviting him to spring conference – as it happened
Boris Johnson will not be invited to address this spring’s Scottish Conservative conference – an unprecedented snub for a UK leader of the party

Andrew Sparrow

13, Jan, 2022 @6:12 PM

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Scotland to lift Covid ban on large gatherings from Monday
Latest data shows ‘we may be starting to turn a corner’, Nicola Sturgeon tells Scottish parliament

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

11, Jan, 2022 @5:30 PM

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UK Covid: critical incidents at more than 20 health trusts but No 10 says it’s not a good performance indicator – as it happened
Downing Street says number of hospitals declaring a critical incident is set to fluctuate

Andrew Sparrow

05, Jan, 2022 @6:36 PM

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Scotland cuts Covid self-isolation period from 10 to seven days
Nicola Sturgeon softens measures despite record Covid cases after pressure from business

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

05, Jan, 2022 @2:32 PM

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Scotland reports record number of cases as Omicron takes hold
Nicola Sturgeon urges eligible adults to book booster vaccinations and refuses to cut self-isolation period

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

29, Dec, 2021 @3:41 PM

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Scottish revellers urged not to travel to England for New Year’s Eve
Scots asked to stay at home to avoid spreading Omicron variant as Hogmanay celebrations cancelled

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

29, Dec, 2021 @10:45 AM

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No further updates on England Covid rules before Christmas, says Javid
Health secretary tells public to remain cautious despite indication fresh regulations are unlikely

Andrew Sparrow and Libby Brooks

23, Dec, 2021 @1:38 PM

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Dilyn is more popular than Boris: what MPs’ Christmas cards really mean | John Crace
The subtext of politicians’ festive greetings reveals far more than the actual message inside

John Crace

22, Dec, 2021 @8:09 PM

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Scotland and Wales both act to tighten rules amid Omicron spread
Nicola Sturgeon cancels Hogmanay street party as Wales brings in £60 fines for failing to work from home

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

21, Dec, 2021 @6:07 PM

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Women executed 300 years ago as witches in Scotland set to receive pardons
Three centuries after repeal of Witchcraft Act thousands tried as witches could get official apologies

Caroline Davies

19, Dec, 2021 @4:10 PM

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