Rocketing prices make bare necessities a luxury

THE cost of living is rising so much that many of us can't afford a holiday and things will get even worse.

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Let doctors decide to dish out drugs..not politicians

IT is wrong to suggest that Alex Salmond should intervene in the Scottish Medicines Consortium decision of new drugs - he is not a doctor.

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Scotland's future in EU secure

NO Campaign professor, James Crawford, said an independent Scotland would remain in the EU on live radio.

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Fans of Marra pay tribute to late musician

MICHAEL MARRA never appeared on Top of the Pops or MTV during his music career, but his legacy is sure to be even more enduring than many who did.

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Bosses seeking change are in good company

THE 2014 independence referendum offers Scotland the opportunity to fulfill its potential for compassion and prosperity.

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ITV chiefs' snub to southern Scots is bang out of border

TELEVISION viewers in the south hear next to nothing about the Scottish parliament or their local council areas because their news is broadcast in Gateshead.

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Bard lives on in the 21st century

THE Big Burns Supper festival, held in Dumfries, includes dozens of concerts, poetry recitals and a 700-strong cast outdoor theatre production...

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Unelected peers want to keep lording it over Scots

ANAS SARWAR'S New Year resolution to stop negative independence campaigning fell by the wayside last week after he dismissed the Scottish Parliament as an elected dictatorship.

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Independence would sink Trident for good

THE presence of nuclear weapons on the Clyde has long been a contentious issue.

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Don't let sick Jimmy Savile wreak more havoc

THE paedophile DJ's Glencoe cottage has a proud mountaineering history that should not be sullied by its most recent occupant.

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Scottish lives considered cheap by UK defence bosses

THE MOD has deemed the UK's nuclear deterrent too dangerous to be housed in England, but says an accident in Scotland would result in acceptable collateral damage.

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Don't let Tories play The Last Post for Royal Mail

BRITAIN'S national postal service faces getting privatised by Westminster, a move Scotland is currently powerless to prevent.

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No place like a real home for every Scot

THE heartbreaking problem of homelessness could be set to end thanks to a new law brought in by the Scottish Government.

 

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Anniversary girl's party cake is cut

AFTER a year in charge of Scottish Labour, Johann Lamont has shown herself to be happy with the Tories in London to control taxes in Scotland.

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A free Scotland could be equal of anyone, Barroso

DESPITE claims an independent Scotland would have to reapply for EU membership, there is nothing in the laws that allows a member to be thrown out.

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Tory MP Priti Patel showed why Scotland should go it alone

PATEL said a No vote in the independence referendum would allow Westminster to reduce the block grant for Scotland.

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Scots are passionate about music and deserve better from radio bosses

SEVERAL stations have been stripped of their unique identity and lost local jobs - and the money men in London just don't care.

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Scotland leads way on climate

AS communities around the world deal with the effects of climate change, Scotland is at the forefront of a scheme aiming to improve life for whose affected

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We must press ahead with our own answer to Leveson

FOLLOWING the Leveson inquiry, now is the time for the Scottish Government to play their part in ensuring Scots press has its own experts look into regulation.

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We'll never sell shipyard workers down the river

WHILE the threat of job losses could hang over workers at the Clyde shipyards, it's not a time to use the possible crisis as a means to gain political points.

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