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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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Nicola Sturgeon warns ā€˜hard decisionsā€™ on restrictions may be needed within days [Video]

Nicola Sturgeon warns ā€˜hard decisionsā€™ on restrictions may be needed within days

Nicola Sturgeon has warned ā€œhard but necessaryā€ decisions may be needed in thecoming days to prevent another national lockdown. The First Minister saidcoronavirus ā€œcould get out of our grip..

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Scots urged to act now to prevent rise in coronavirus deaths [Video]

Scots urged to act now to prevent rise in coronavirus deaths

Action is needed now to prevent a rise in coronavirus deaths in the comingweeks, Nicola Sturgeon has said. The First Minister spoke as one Covid-19death was recorded in Scotland over the last 24 hours,..

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Sturgeon raises concerns with Matt Hancock over Covid-19 testing backlog [Video]

Sturgeon raises concerns with Matt Hancock over Covid-19 testing backlog

Nicola Sturgeon has held what she described as ā€œconstructiveā€ talks with UKHealth Secretary Matt Hancock about how to resolve a delay in coronavirustesting results. Problems are centred on the UK..

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First Minister raises concern at backlog of test results for Covid-19 [Video]

First Minister raises concern at backlog of test results for Covid-19

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said she has ā€œserious concernā€with the ā€œbacklog of test resultsā€ for Covid-19. Speaking at the ScottishGovernmentā€™s coronavirus briefing, she said..

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Nicola Sturgeon limits gatherings to six amid ā€˜battle to control Covid-19' [Video]

Nicola Sturgeon limits gatherings to six amid ā€˜battle to control Covid-19'

Nicola Sturgeon has told Scots they can now only meet in groups of six orunder, as she conceded the country still faces ā€œa battle to get and keep Covidunder controlā€.

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Sturgeon: Internal Market bill is an ā€˜abominationā€™ [Video]

Sturgeon: Internal Market bill is an ā€˜abominationā€™

First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon describes the new Internal Market Bill as an ā€œabominationā€. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter..

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Glasgow lockdown extended to two more areas [Video]

Glasgow lockdown extended to two more areas

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced the Glasgow area lockdown has been extended to include East Dunbartonshire and Renfrewshire. Indoor visits will no longer be permitted in those two council..

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Nicola Sturgeon: R number could be as high as 1.4 in Scotland [Video]

Nicola Sturgeon: R number could be as high as 1.4 in Scotland

Speaking at the Scottish Governmentā€™s regular coronavirus briefing, NicolaStrugeon confirmed the R number, which indicates the reproduction rate of thevirus, is now thought to be above one. The..

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Nicola Sturgeon warns of increased Covid rates in Scotland [Video]

Nicola Sturgeon warns of increased Covid rates in Scotland

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has warned of an increase in the spread of Covid-19 in Scotland, suggesting the R number could be as high as 1.4. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at..

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Coronavirus restrictions reintroduced in Glasgow area [Video]

Coronavirus restrictions reintroduced in Glasgow area

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced restrictions on visiting households in Glasgow, West Dunbartonshire and East Renfrewshire following an increase in coronavirus cases in the west of..

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Sturgeon announces draft bill for Scottish Indyref2 [Video]

Sturgeon announces draft bill for Scottish Indyref2

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has told MSPs a draft bill will be drawn up setting out the timing, terms and question for a new Scottish independence referendum. Report by Jonesia. Like us..

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Scotland's gym-goers and swimmers return as Sturgeon eases coronavirus restrictions [Video]

Scotland's gym-goers and swimmers return as Sturgeon eases coronavirus restrictions

Fitness fans trickle back into gyms and swimming pools across Scotland, asFirst Minister Nicola Sturgeon eased lockdown restrictions slightly ahead ofschedule. Liam Catling, who manages PureGym in..

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Ā£59m funding for Scotland's culture sector announced [Video]

Ā£59m funding for Scotland's culture sector announced

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced a Ā£59m package of support for the culture and heritage sectors, which comes from the Ā£97m given to the Scottish government through the Barnett..

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Sturgeonā€™s sadness at Mercy Bagumaā€™s death, as UK minister deflects questions [Video]

Sturgeonā€™s sadness at Mercy Bagumaā€™s death, as UK minister deflects questions

Nicola Sturgeon said she is ā€œconsumed with sadnessā€ and anger at the death ofMercy Baguma, who was found dead next to her starving baby in a Glasgow flat,as a UK Government minister refused to..

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Sturgeon lays down changes to wearing face masks in schools [Video]

Sturgeon lays down changes to wearing face masks in schools

Scotlandā€™s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed that face coverings will be worn by adults and pupils in corridors and shared areas at secondary schools from Monday. Report by Blairm. Like us..

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Scottish Government consults on wearing face coverings in high schools [Video]

Scottish Government consults on wearing face coverings in high schools

Staff and students may have to wear face coverings in secondary schools inScotland following a consultation being held by the Scottish Government,Nicola Sturgeon has announced. Scotlandā€™s Education..

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Williamson: No to secondary school children wearing masks [Video]

Williamson: No to secondary school children wearing masks

Asked about comments by Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon that some secondary school teachers and pupils may wear masks in some settings, Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said: "We are not in..

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Nicola Sturgeon confirms lockdown easing in Aberdeen [Video]

Nicola Sturgeon confirms lockdown easing in Aberdeen

Lockdown restrictions are beginning to lift in Aberdeen from today. Pubs and restaurants were forced to close 18 days ago, following a spike in coronavirus cases there. Report by Blairm. Like us on..

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Nicola Sturgeon calls for more diversity in books [Video]

Nicola Sturgeon calls for more diversity in books

Nicola Sturgeon has said readers have a responsibility to pressurise thepublishing industry to include more diversity. The Scottish First Minister waschairing an interview with writer Bernardine..

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Sturgeon: Sport stadiums and music venues to reopen in Scotland from September [Video]

Sturgeon: Sport stadiums and music venues to reopen in Scotland from September

Sport stadiums, live music venues and theatres can reopen in Scotland fromSeptember 14, Nicola Sturgeon has said. But Scotland will not yet move tophase four as the country has recorded the highest..

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Nicola Sturgeon: Local lockdown in Aberdeen to remain in place for another week [Video]

Nicola Sturgeon: Local lockdown in Aberdeen to remain in place for another week

Aberdeen is to remain in local lockdown for a third week as it is not yet safeto lift the restrictions, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said. Pubsand restaurants in the city will stay closed..

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Nicola Sturgeon extends Aberdeen coronavirus lockdown [Video]

Nicola Sturgeon extends Aberdeen coronavirus lockdown

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has extended coronavirus lockdown restrictions in Aberdeen for another week, as cases related to a cluster outbreak in pubs continue to increase. She also announced a..

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First Minister attends Edinburgh Waverley minute's silence [Video]

First Minister attends Edinburgh Waverley minute's silence

First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon has joined politicians, transport officials and the public during a minute's silence at Edinburgh Waverley station to remember the victims of the Stonehaven..

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Sturgeon sets out coronavirus testing plan for Scotland [Video]

Sturgeon sets out coronavirus testing plan for Scotland

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has set out a plan to increase testing for Covid-19 in Scotland to 65,000 a day before the Autumn. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn..

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Pubs in Scotland urged to refuse service to customers who will not give contact details [Video]

Pubs in Scotland urged to refuse service to customers who will not give contact details

Pubs and restaurants should not serve customers who refuse to comply withlegislation mandating them to provide contact details, Nicola Sturgeon said asScotland recorded 65 new coronavirus cases in a..

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