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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 who is currently serving as the fifth First Minister of Scotland and Leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) since November 2014. She is the first woman to hold either position. Sturgeon has been a member of the Scottish Parliament 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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Sturgeon considering making face coverings mandatory in Scotland [Video]

Sturgeon considering making face coverings mandatory in Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon said she would “strongly encourage people” to wear face coverings in shops but is still considering whether to make it mandatory. The First Minister said the Government was prepared..

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Scotland's carers given a financial boost [Video]

Scotland's carers given a financial boost

A total of 2,375 patients have died in Scotland after testing positive for coronavirus, up by 12 from 2,363 on Monday, Nicola Sturgeon said at the Scottish Government’s coronavirus briefing. As well..

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Almost 800 police dispersals on Saturday as Sturgeon warns lockdown breakers [Video]

Almost 800 police dispersals on Saturday as Sturgeon warns lockdown breakers

Police issued almost 800 dispersal notices on Saturday for lockdown breaches, Nicola Sturgeon revealed, as she warned new laws will be passed if the public continues to contravene the rules. Speaking..

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Nicola Sturgeon urges caution despite easing of lockdown measures [Video]

Nicola Sturgeon urges caution despite easing of lockdown measures

Nicola Sturgeon has urged people in Scotland to be responsible as they enjoy the partial lifting of lockdown restrictions. The First Minister said she is "not trying to cramp anyone's fun this weekend"..

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Scots urged to enjoy relaxation of lockdown responsibly [Video]

Scots urged to enjoy relaxation of lockdown responsibly

Nicola Sturgeon has urged people in Scotland to be responsible as they enjoy the partial lifting of lockdown restrictions. The First Minister said she is "not trying to cramp anyone's fun this weekend"..

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Lockdown restrictions to be relaxed in Scotland from Friday [Video]

Lockdown restrictions to be relaxed in Scotland from Friday

People in Scotland will be able to meet one other household at a time outdoors from Friday as lockdown measures ease, Nicola Sturgeon has announced. The change is one of a series of restrictions being..

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Nicola Sturgeon modifies Scotland's lockdown [Video]

Nicola Sturgeon modifies Scotland's lockdown

First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon has announced modifications to lockdown rules, now allowing households to meet in parks or private gardens. Report by Connerv. Like us on Facebook at..

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Sturgeon: Test and Protect strategy will launch on Thursday [Video]

Sturgeon: Test and Protect strategy will launch on Thursday

The First Minister of Scotland has announced the country's test, trace and isolate program will be rolled out this Thursday. Nicola Sturgeon explained that, like lockdown, the system would only work..

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Nicola Sturgeon launches test-and-trace initiative in Scotland [Video]

Nicola Sturgeon launches test-and-trace initiative in Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon announced that the Scottish Government’s approach to implementing its test, trace, isolate and support strategy will be in place from Thursday. Anyone in Scotland with coronavirus..

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Nicola Sturgeon announces Test and Protect strategy will launch on Thursday [Video]

Nicola Sturgeon announces Test and Protect strategy will launch on Thursday

The First Minister of Scotland has announced the country's test, trace and isolate program will be rolled out this Thursday. Nicola Sturgeon explained that, like lockdown, the system would only work..

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Nicola Sturgeon urges Scotland to keep to the rules after recent 'stories' [Video]

Nicola Sturgeon urges Scotland to keep to the rules after recent 'stories'

First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon says it is still important to observe social distancing, despite 'stories you've heard over the last couple of days', in apparent reference to accusations..

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Scottish reporter illustrates difficulties of homeworking [Video]

Scottish reporter illustrates difficulties of homeworking

The Scottish Sun's Chris Musson illustrated the difficulties of homeworking during the Scottish Government briefing when asking First Minister Nicola Sturgeon a question.

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Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland could ease restrictions sooner than planned if situation allows [Video]

Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland could ease restrictions sooner than planned if situation allows

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon updates the country on the latest Covid-19 developments, and further outlines plans on easing the lockdown. The First Minister said: “Not all of the phase one..

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Four-phase plan to ease Scottish lockdown to begin next week [Video]

Four-phase plan to ease Scottish lockdown to begin next week

Nicola Sturgeon reveals her four-point plan for easing the Covid-19 lockdown in Scotland, but she cautioned stricter measures may be put in place if progress in tackling the virus falters. Scots will..

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Scotland aims to ease lockdown restrictions from 28th May [Video]

Scotland aims to ease lockdown restrictions from 28th May

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has told the Scottish Parliament that Scotland intends to begin easing lockdown restrictions from Thursday 28th May. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at..

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Nicola Sturgeon confirms new Covid-19 cases in Scotland [Video]

Nicola Sturgeon confirms new Covid-19 cases in Scotland

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirms the latest number of Covid-19 cases and deaths in Scotland during her daily press briefing in Edinburgh. Report by Barnetth. Like us on Facebook at..

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Further £33 million pledged to help Scots back to work [Video]

Further £33 million pledged to help Scots back to work

Speaking after the latest unemployment statistics were published, Nicola Sturgeon announced the Scottish Government was committing a further £33 million to help people get back to work. The First..

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Scotland aims to ease lockdown on May 28 [Video]

Scotland aims to ease lockdown on May 28

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says a "route map" will be published on Thursday for the paths out of lockdown in Scotland. She said the reproduction rate of the virus will be outlined, along with..

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Sturgeon to release ‘roadmap’ to ease lockdown [Video]

Sturgeon to release ‘roadmap’ to ease lockdown

First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon will release a 'roadmap' outlining plans to ease the coronavirus lockdown. It is expected the first stage will start on 28th May. Report by Browna. Like us..

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Sturgeon: Majority of Scots support Scottish Government’s lockdown strategy [Video]

Sturgeon: Majority of Scots support Scottish Government’s lockdown strategy

Nicola Sturgeon announces the results of a poll conducted in Scotland which finds the majority of the public back the Scottish Government’s lockdown approach. So far the only change the Scottish..

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Scotland’s Covid-19 death toll passes 2,000 [Video]

Scotland’s Covid-19 death toll passes 2,000

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said that a total of 2,007 patients have died in Scotland after testing positive for coronavirus, up by 34 from 1,973 on Wednesday. Report by Jonesia. Like us on..

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Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland could relax lockdown if sustained decreases in deaths continues [Video]

Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland could relax lockdown if sustained decreases in deaths continues

First Minister for Scotland Nicola Sturgeon updates Ministers for Scotland on the latest coronavirus figures. The First Minister said there were early signs of hope that lockdown restrictions could be..

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Sturgeon issues statement reinforcing stay at home message [Video]

Sturgeon issues statement reinforcing stay at home message

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has issued a statement reinforcing the 'Stay at Home' message to the Scottish people following confusion caused by Prime Minister Boris Johnson's comments in..

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Scots urged not to get distracted by lockdown messages from elsewhere in UK [Video]

Scots urged not to get distracted by lockdown messages from elsewhere in UK

Nicola Sturgeon has urged people to “try not to get distracted” by messages from other parts of the UK as she stressed the message in Scotland is to stay at home. The First Minister said Scots..

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Scotland's Sturgeon says lockdown easing must be very cautious

Scotland's first minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Sunday she agreed with scientists that any easing of the coronavirus lockdown must be very cautious after some of those advising government said..
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Too soon to start easing lockdown in Scotland, Sturgeon says

It is too soon to begin easing coronavirus lockdown measures in Scotland, its First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Monday, after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out a cautious plan to get..
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Scotland's Sturgeon recommends wearing face masks in enclosed public spaces

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has urged people to start wearing a face mask if they are in enclosed places such as public transport and shops, diverging for now from the official advice..
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Scotland's Sturgeon says life will not return to normal in the near future

Life is unlikely to return to normal even when the tighest coronavirus restrictions are lifted and social distancing measures could be in place for the rest of this year and beyond, Scottish first..
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Scotland's Sturgeon: Could test power to call consultative independence vote in court

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Friday she did not rule out testing the legality of calling a consultative referendum on independence if Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative..
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UK PM Johnson rejects Sturgeon's request for independence referendum powers

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote to Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Tuesday refusing her request to be given the powers to hold another Scottish independence referendum.
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Defying PM Johnson, Scottish leader steps up battle for independence referendum

Scotland's nationalist leader Nicola Sturgeon will consider "all reasonable options" if Prime Minister Boris Johnson tries to stop her from holding a referendum on Scottish independence, she said on..
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Scottish leader: will consider all options if UK blocks independence vote

Scotland's nationalist government will consider all options if the British government tries to stop it from holding a referendum on Scottish independence, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on..
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Scottish leader Sturgeon demands a post-Brexit independence referendum

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will on Thursday demand the right to hold a new independence referendum, challenging Prime Minister Boris Johnson to keep the United Kingdom together as he..
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Boris Johnson cannot keep Scotland in union against its will: Sturgeon

Scotland's first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, warned Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday that he could not keep Scotland in the United Kingdom against the country's will.
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UK PM Johnson must accept another Scottish independence vote: Sturgeon

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson needs to "focus on reality" and recognize that the Scottish National Party (SNP) has been given a mandate for a second independence referendum, Scottish First..
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UK's Johnson says no to Sturgeon's Scottish referendum demand

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Friday he would not support her plan for a second independence referendum, clashing just hours after the two leaders..
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Now is the time for Scotland to decide, SNP's Sturgeon says

Scotland's nationalist leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Friday it was now time for the country to decide its future and that her administration would make the case next week for full legal powers to call..
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With a roar, Scotland's Sturgeon cheers win against LibDem leader

With a roar and a double fist pump, Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon cheered the defeat of Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson by the nationalists in a clip that went viral on social media early on..
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Scotland must be given new independence vote: Sturgeon

Scotland must be allowed to hold another referendum on its place inside the United Kingdom following the crushing victory of the nationalists in the election, leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Friday.
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SNP would enter 'less formal arrangement' with Labour: Scottish first minister

Scotland's first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, said on Sunday the Scottish National Party would only ever enter into a "less formal arrangement" to support a minority government formed by the main..
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Scottish Nationalists float Labour alliance in return for independence vote

Scottish Nationalists will seek to form "a progressive alliance" with the opposition Labour Party if an election next month results in no one winning an overall majority, but the party wants a second..
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SNP will aim to ally against Conservatives in event of hung parliament: Sturgeon

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Friday her Scottish National Party (SNP) would seek to form "a progressive alliance" in the event of a hung parliament at Westminster after next month's general..
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Scotland's Sturgeon asks Labour's Corbyn to back snap general election: The Sun

Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon asked British opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to back a snap general election during a secret meeting, The Sun reported on Thursday.
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Scotland's Sturgeon says SNP will not vote for Johnson's Brexit deal

The Scottish National Party (SNP) will not vote for Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal in parliament because it poses a much harder exit from the European Union, leader Nicola Sturgeon said on..
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Sick of Brexit, Scotland's Sturgeon vows new independence vote in 2020

Scotland must hold another independence referendum in 2020 and will soon request the powers needed to hold it legally, Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Tuesday.
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Scotland must hold independence referendum in 2020: SNP's Sturgeon

Scotland must hold an independence referendum in 2020 and will soon request the powers needed to hold it legally, Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Tuesday.
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We will not rule out any option to stop Brexit: Scottish leader Sturgeon

The leader of the Scottish National Party, Nicola Sturgeon, said on Thursday her party and its 35 lawmakers would explore any option to stop Brexit in parliament and did not rule out backing opposition..
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Scotland's Sturgeon thinks UK PM Johnson is pursuing a no-deal Brexit

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Monday she believed Prime Minister Boris Johnson was pursuing a no-deal Brexit.
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UK PM Johnson booed by some people as he meets Scotland's Sturgeon

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was booed by some members of the public as he arrived to meet Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in Edinburgh on Monday.
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Scots leader chides 'immature' UK government over Brussels trip

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon accused the British government of lacking "maturity" by withholding diplomatic support for her trip to visit EU officials in Brussels, and suggested it was part..
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