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  By a Newsnet reporter
 
Alistair Darling has announced he will step down as an MP at next year's UK general Election.

In an interview in the Financial Times, the Labour MP who represents Edinburgh South West, spoke of his "frustration" that the party had not used the recent referendum result as a springboard.

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By Roberto Maranzano

The Scottish Government has been accused of sponsoring a pro-Buddhism charitable organisation that works with former drug addicts.

Questions are being asked within the drug rehabilitation world as to why grant aid is paying for the promotion of the eastern religion, and particularly to vulnerable people.

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By a Newsnet reporter

Nicola Sturgeon today set out proposals aimed at preventing Britain from leaving the EU unless all four constituent parts of the UK vote to do so.

Setting out plans for a so-called 'quadruple lock' on EU membership, the First Minister in waiting called on pro-Union parties to back her plan.

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  By G.A.Ponsonby 
 
Concerns have been raised that scares similar to those which peppered the independence referendum campaign are being deployed against Devo Max.
 
Yesterday a new 'think tank' warned that extending devolution to give the Scottish parliament full fiscal autonomy (FFA) would leave a £5bn shortfall in the Scottish budget.

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By Gillian Martin

Eight of us Indy Quines went to the Women For Independent meeting in Perth on Saturday. We were eight amongst 1,000 women who had come from all over Scotland to discuss where we go next. Controversially (to some) our meeting was closed and no media were allowed in excepting one journalist from the Sunday Herald and a cameraman from Indyref TV who was there in the first five minutes only to take a couple of general views of the packed St Matthew's church.

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By Newsnet Reporter

Scotland's major coal-fired power station at Longannet in Fife faces uncertainty after its operator decided to abstain from bidding to feed the UK National Grid when licenses are renewed in 2018.

ScottishPower disclosed that it does not intend to bid to supply power into the Grid from Longannet, because of the massive charge differential faced by the Fife coal-fired plant compared to power stations in England.

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  By Martin Kelly
 
The likelihood of pro-Union parties honouring their pre-referendum pledge on more powers has diminished this evening after key pro-Union figures publicly disagreed over the extent of further devolution promised.
 
Today Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson appeared to try to limit the scope of the Smith Commission which will look at defining the extra powers Scotland will receive as a result of the vow signed by the leaders of the three London based parties.

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