Civil servants are striking outside of the Scottish Government headquarters ahead of the budget.
It is thought that up to 250,000 Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) members could walk out today in protest over pensions, pay and working conditions.
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Craig Berry, aged 36, was sentenced for 10 counts of engaging in sexual activity with a male child between 2004 and 2006.
A 67-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene, and a woman, aged 70, was taken to West Cumberland Hospital.
A spokesperson said Rory Stewart's remarks were in line with the British government’s stated position.