Holyrood morning roundup: Wednesday 26 October, 2011

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Good morning – here are the top 10 stories in Scotland this morning:

Glasgow Labour MP accused of threatening SNP rival with ‘a doing’ (STV News)

Prisons chief: scrap jail for under a year (Scotsman)

Mike Russell calls for quicker pace on college mergers (BBC Scotland)

‘Party wrong to back police force merger’ (Press & Journal)

Government to discuss Megrahi with Libyans (Herald)

Archbishop warns of legal risk over gay marriages (Herald)

Give people of Scotland their say on wind farms, SNP is urged (Scotsman)

Flu vaccine doses recalled in scare over side-effects (Press & Journal)

Work to start on Dounreay low-level waste store (BBC Scotland)

Go-ahead for £200m gold mine in Loch Lomond park (Herald)

Scottish Parliament highlights:

- 10.00: Stewart Stevenson, the Environment Secretary, will give evidence before the Environment, Rural Affairs and Climate Change Committee as part of their budget scrutiny

- 14.30: The first parliamentary debate since the recess will be on winter resilience, led by Transport Secretary Keith Brown – who only took on the brief last year following the resignation of Stewart Stevenson over the government’s handling of harsh winter weather

- 17.00: Labour MSP Jenny Marra will lead a debate on fuel poverty, which was a rallying cry at the recent SNP party conference as they launched their campaign for independence

For a full breakdown of Scottish Parliament business, check out today’s official Business Bulletin

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