Holyrood morning roundup: Thursday 18 April, 2012

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Good morning – here are today’s top 10 stories in Scotland:

Setback for UK wind industry as Doosan scraps investment plans (Guardian)

Scotland begins climb out of the economic doldrums (Herald)

Scotland Bill: A step into the future with new tax raising powers (Scotsman)

Fresh fear of tanker drivers’ strike as union rejects latest pay deal (Daily Record)

Labour claims bus grant cut ‘risks fare rises’ (BBC Scotland)

Suzanne Pilley murder: Televised sentencing could become regular fixture (Scotsman)

Tourism leader condemns turbines ‘hysteria’ (Press & Journal)

Brazen MSP Bill Walker is snubbed by colleagues as he takes his place in Holyrood chamber (Daily Record)

Male, pale and stale: Scottish council elections will fail women, say academics (Guardian)

Brian Kennedy back in race to take over Rangers (STV News)

Today’s Scottish Parliament highlights:

- 9.15: Just in time for the local election campaign, the Scottish Parliament will debate the issue of bus provision, with Labour condemning the cut to the Bus Operators’ Service Grant in 2012-13 of 17 per cent

- 12.00: The first FMQs since the Easter recess may well feature today’s news that wind turbine manufacturer Doosan will not be investing in Scotland as previously announced. Jenny Marra (Lab) will also ask about former Lord Advocate Elish Angiolini’s report on female offenders, and what response the Scottish Government intends to make

For a full roundup of Scottish parliamentary business, check out today’s official Business Bulletin

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