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  • MORE than 40 of Britain's top economic experts have come out against the full devolution of income tax to Scotland, warning such a move would undermine the UK state, according to a poll.

  • FORMER Prime Minister Gordon Brown will today tell a major business conference that new powers for the Scottish Parliament should be used to wage war on poverty, as the country's largest council sets out new incentives to reward socially responsible employers.

  • Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill has met with the father of a woman murdered by her ex-boyfriend ahead of the introduction of a pilot scheme letting people get information on their new partners' offending history.

  • The national food and drink policy must address the country's problem with obesity and ill-health related to diet, according to MSPs.

  • THE recommendations of the Smith Commission are unlikely to meet the expectations of the public while a rushed devolution settlement risks leaving Scotland with "more responsibility, less money and not much power", leading academics have warned.

  • THIS was the moment Nicola Sturgeon was officially sworn in as Scotland's First Minister.

  • Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill has met with the father of a woman murdered by her ex-boyfriend ahead of the introduction of a pilot scheme allowing people to access information on their new partners' offending history.

  • David Cameron is too "chilled out" about devolution for his own good, the chair of the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee has said.

  • Conservative MPs have urged review and reform of the Barnett formula hours after David Cameron insisted it was not "on the horizon".

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