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Nicola Sturgeon meets with Irish Foreign Minister in Dublin

Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, is meeting with Irish Foreign Minister, Charlie Flanagan on her two-day visit to Dublin.

Sturgeon is meeting business and political leaders in Dublin as she looks to strengthen links between Scotland and Ireland in the wake of the Brexit vote.

ITV Border's Scotland Political Editor, Peter Macmahon, is tweeting from the meeting:

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First Minister travels to Dublin in bid to strengthen post-Brexit links

Nicola Sturgeon is to meet business and political leaders in Dublin as she looks to strengthen links between Scotland and Ireland in the wake of the Brexit vote.

Scotland's First Minister will visit Dublin over two days this week where she will address the Irish Parliament, meet leading chief executives and collect an honorary patronage from Trinity College.

ITV Border's Scotland Political Editor, Peter Macmahon, is in Dublin:

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North West MEP Paul Nuttall named as new UKIP leader

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Paul Nuttall has been elected new leader of UKIP.

The North West MEP and former deputy leader of the party, received 62.6% of the vote.

He beat off competition from ex-deputy chairman Suzanne Evans and former soldier John Rees-Evans.

The current contest was triggered after Diane James stepped down last month, just 18 days after being elected to replace Nigel Farage.

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Paul Nuttall named as new UKIP leader

The North West MEP received 62.6% of the vote. Credit: ITV News

North West MEP and former deputy leader Paul Nuttall has been announced as the new UKIP leader. He received 62.6% of the vote.

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Autumn Statement shows 'abject failure of last six years'

Responding to the Autumn Statement, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell said it placed on record the "abject failure of the last six wasted years" with growth and deficit targets slashed.

He said it offers "no hope for the future."

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