NICOLA Sturgeon will today put fresh pressure on Ed Miliband to agree a post-election deal with the SNP by sending a message of "friendship and solidarity" to Labour supporters south of the Border.
JOHN Swinney yesterday insisted Scotland's new tax collection system was ready to go live, despite previous teething problems over IT and staffing.
ALEX Salmond has delayed a North American tour to promote his new book until after the election, after it threatened to overshadow today's opening of the SNP conference in Glasgow.
THE SNP conference starting today in Glasgow will be biggest in the party's 81 year history.
EFFORTS to put the reigns on a newly-formed council body have been frustrated after Whitehall said it would recognise the fledging organisation.
A consultation has been launched as to whether new legislation is needed to tackle the problem of so-called "revenge porn".
A VICIOUS war of words between a Labour MP and the SNP has deepened, after the politician publicly claimed that a nationalist 'youth wing' was infiltrating schools to 'brainwash pupils'.
THE referendum result was not swayed by the dramatic cross-party 'vow' to deliver new powers for Holyrood, according to a major study into why Scots rejected independence.
LAND reforms being championed by the Scottish Government risk leaving the taxpayer with a £600m bill, MSPs have been warned.
FREE driving lessons are to be offered to young people in a bid to help them find jobs.
A NEW survey appears to have debunked suggestions that people in Scotland are significantly more left-wing and pro-European than those south of the Border.
THE rancour in the civil war engulfing Scottish local government has been laid bare as moves to thwart a newly-formed council organisation at birth emerge.
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David Cameron has admitted the general election is on a "knife edge" as he used his first big speech of the campaign to launch a blistering attack on Ed Miliband.
The advertising van featuring Alex Salmond and Ed Miliband dressed as Laurel and Hardy has been dispatched by the Conservative Party.