Holyrood morning roundup: Wednesday 9 November, 2011

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

Carbon capture plan for Peterhead (BBC News)

Scotland’s £8bn bill to join the eurozone (Scotsman)

Radioactive Scots beach could be shut (Herald)

Councillors to decide on Hunterston coal power plant (BBC Scotland)

Fight to rescue care homes as company folds (Press & Journal)

Edinburgh: city that lost its way for want of leadership (Scotsman)

Screening cuts bowel cancer deaths by a quarter (STV News)

Rail bosses are risking lives, says north MSP (Press & Journal)

Monitoring centres for animal diseases face cuts (BBC Scotland)

Zara wedding cost public £400,000 (Scotsman)

Scottish Parliament highlights:

- 10.00: Transport Secretary Keith Brown will go before the Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee to give evidence on the Scottish Government’s winter resilience plans

- 10.00: The Local Government and Regeneration Committee will hear from a group of local authority witnesses on the UK Government’s welfare reform proposals, a day after a report from Sheffield Hallam University said that 115,000 Scots would lose their incapacity benefit under the scheme

- 17.00: Margaret Mitchell MSP will lead a member’s debate on ‘prescription medecine waste’, calling on the Scottish Government and NHS Scotland to adopt electronic monitoring measures being trialled in NHS Forth Valley that connect GPs, hospitals and pharmacists and allow them to share data on prescriptions

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

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