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New councillor to tackle role with ‘energy and enthusiasm’

The new councillor elected at the Carnoustie by-election on Monday has said he will continue the good work of the late Provost of Angus.

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Scottish Conservative Alex Johnstone MSP

Death of North East MSP Alex Johnstone

Alex Johnstone, the Scottish Conservative MSP for the North East of Scotland, has died at the age of 55.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon meets with Peter Davidson and Morris Heggies to choose the design of the Christmas Card 2016

Oor Wullie to feature on First Minister’s Christmas card

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has chosen “national treasure” Oor Wullie as the illustration for her official Christmas card this year.

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David Cheape wins Carnoustie by-election

David Cheape wins Carnoustie by-election

Independent candidate David Cheape has won the Carnoustie and district by-election.

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Polling day for Carnoustie

Voters in the Carnoustie and District ward have until 10pm today (Monday, December 5) to cast their votes to elect a new councillor.

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Rumbles commends local education charity.

Rumbles commends local education charity.

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP for the North East, Mike Rumbles, has praised an Angus charity for its work with local young people and its initiatives aimed at increasing community access to local wildlife.

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Finance minister Derek Mckay said the new legislation will "design an approach to taxation which will suit Scotlands needs".

New tax-raising powers for Parliament

Legislation which will give the Scottish Parliament further powers over income tax will be laid today (Wednesday).

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Tackling gender stereotyping

Tackling gender stereotyping

Transforming gender stereotypes is key to tackling violence against women and girls, according to a report published today.

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Mike Weir MP with Richard Arkless MP, Eilidh Whiteford MP ( who is bringing forward the bill) Dr Marsha Scott of Scottish Womens Aid and Angela Crawley MP.

Angus MP pledged support to end violence

Mike Weir, MP for Angus, has pledged his support to an upcoming Private Member’s Bill, aimed at addressing violence against women and girls.

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Pictured is Mr Weir with campaigners

Weir meets with pension campaigners

Angus MP Mike Weir met with women who are campaigning for fair pensions outside Parliament this week.

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Jobs under threat at Angus Council

Jobs under threat at Angus Council

Steps to help Angus Council respond to a funding gap of around £40 million over the next three years could see jobs shed - but there are no details yet to how many staff could be affected.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon accused the UK Government of sending out a "not welcome here" message.

First Minister calls for Trump to be “president for everyone”

Nicola Sturgeon has said that ties between Scotland and the United States of America “will always endure” in the wake of Donald Trump’s election as the country’s next president.

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Historic and iconic...First Minister Nicola Sturgeon joined by the SNP's newly elected members of the Scottish Parliament after securing the party's historic third consecutive election victory. (Picture Michael Gillen)

Nicola Sturgeon and SNP MSPs celebrate at Kelpies

Nicola Sturgeon and Scottish National Party MSPs toasted their victory on Saturday – with a photocall at Falkirk’s iconic Kelpies.

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Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidon arrives at the  Edinburgh count with partner Jen Wilson.
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Holyrood 2016: SNP fall short of overall majority

THE SNP has fallen narrowly short of a majority victory in the Holyrood election - despite a commanding win which will see Nicola Sturgeon returned as first Minister.

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Holyrood 2016 live blog: results and analysis

Our reporters are working throughout the night and tomorrow to bring you the results from every seat and list area alongside analysis of what they mean for the wider Scottish political landscape.

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Angus Council leader Iain Gaul.

Chance to make your views known on future funding

Residents in Angus can make their views known on the future of local government funding at an event led by the body set up to look at alternatives to the Council Tax.

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No Angus cases in data breaches

Research has unveiled thousands of data breaches resulted in lost or stolen sensitive personal information from local authorities, but not Angus Council.

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Councillor praises best exam results in the past five years

Councillor praises best exam results in the past five years

Angus Council’s Children and Learning Convener congratulated young people on their achievements following the release of this year’s SQA results.

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Sitting MSP to represent SNP again

Sitting MSP to represent SNP again

The Angus South Constituency Association of the SNP has selected incumbent MSP Graeme Dey as its candidate for next year’s Scottish Parliament elections.

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