BRUSSELS European Union leaders gave a green light to the main phase of Brexit negotiations on Friday after applauding Prime Minister Theresa May's efforts to settle divorce terms for Britain's withdrawal in March 2019.
EDINBURGH Scotland's government said on Thursday it will raise taxes on higher earners and increase public sector pay, using powers to levy higher income tax rates than the rest of Britain for the first time since it was given its own parliament 20 years ago.
EDINBURGH Scotland's leader cautioned Britain on Friday that its willingness to avoid a hard border in Northern Ireland after Brexit meant the issue of frontiers could never be used again as an argument against Scottish independence.
EDINBURGH/LONDON Scotland, Wales and London should all benefit from any special deal given to Northern Ireland to smooth access to European Union markets after Brexit, the three regions' most senior politicians said on Monday.
EDINBURGH Scottish Labour elected Richard Leonard as its new leader on Saturday, cementing the control of Jeremy Corbyn over Britain's opposition Labour Party north of the English border and - supporters hope - priming it to regain the political impetus.