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Alex Salmond

Scottish viewers may have to pay extra to watch BBC

Viewers in Scotland could be forced to pay on top of their licence fee to watch popular BBC programmes such as Doctor Who and Strictly Come Dancing, under plans for a new, post-independence Scottish public service broadcaster, Labour will warn this week.

MPs urged to give voting rights to 16-year-olds

MPs should be given an early chance to debate cutting the voting age to 16 across the UK following the decision to allow younger teenagers to participate in the Scottish independence referendum, electoral reformers said last night.

Minster pressed on Abdelbaset al-Megrahi claims

Scotland's Justice Secretary is facing demands to make a statement to Holyrood after it was claimed he sent a message to the Lockerbie bomber that he should drop his appeal against conviction to smooth the way for his compassionate release.

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Salmond salutes 'homecoming' cup deal

First Minister Alex Salmond has described the Scottish Cup as the "jewel in the crown" of Scotland's Homecoming celebrations after securing a sponsorship partnership with the Scottish Football Association.