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MPs bid for Scottish Labour hotseat

The MP bidding to become the new leader of Scottish Labour says the Scottish Parliament should get full control over income tax.

Jim Murphy is seen as the frontrunner in the race to replace Johann Lamont, who resigned last month.

All three candidates were making their pitch to voters in the South of Scotland last night at a hustings in Dumfries. Kathryn Samson was there.



Good humoured banter as Salmond bows out

Today marked the end of an era in Scottish politics as Alex Salmond faced his final grilling as First Minister. He'll step down as leader of the Scottish National Party at its conference tomorrow (14th November).

Opponents praised his passion for Scotland but said his passion for independence had put the country 'on pause'. Kathryn Samson watched the exchanges.

Salmond faces final FMQs

The SNP leader will step down from his post tomorrow at his party's annual conference in Perth. Credit: PA

Alex Salmond has clashed with opponents for the last time at his final First Minister’s Questions.

The SNP leader will step down from his post tomorrow, 14th November, at his party's annual conference in Perth.

Nicola Sturgeon will take over as First Minister next week.

His resignation came shortly after the SNP lost the independence referendum in September.

He's yet to announce if he will stand in the 2015 Westminster election.

Committee backs drink drive change in Scotland

In a just few weeks time, drivers who drink just one pint of beer or one glass of wine could find themselves over the legal limit in Scotland.

Holyrood's justice committee have backed the change which will mean different rules for motorists on either side of the border.

Campaigners think it will help save lives. But critics are worried that people won't be fully aware of the changes and that rural pubs will lose out.

Our political reporter, Kathryn Samson has more.

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