Former Tory spin doctor and News of the World editor Andy Coulson has appeared in court charged with perjury.
A MARRIED teacher fled to France with a 15-year-old pupil who had a crush on him the day after police questioned her about their sexual relationship, a court has heard.
A WITNESS in the Sharkey fire deaths trial has admitted he told a barmaid that murder accused Robert Jennings was being unfairly implicated.
A model of Pakistani-heritage men targeting young white girls for sexual exploitation does exist and authorities must be able to freely raise concerns without fear of being labelled racist, an influential group of MPs has concluded.
Three people were stabbed in an attack by a single suspect, police have said.
POLICE were yesterday continuing efforts to identify human remains found in a shallow grave near Edinburgh Zoo.
DETECTIVES have launched a double murder probe after two bodies were discovered in Cumbria.
SCOTLAND's eight police forces merged two months ago.
A MAN who attacked a pensioner in his own home and left him traumatised has been jailed for more than six years.
A FORMER intelligence officer in Saddam Hussein's Iraqi regime was jailed for 15 years along with a law firm worker for raping a teenage boy in the toilets of a city centre department store.
Muslim extremists who planned a bloody attack on an English Defence League rally could have sparked a "tit-for-tat spiral of violence and terror", a court has heard.
The parents of teenager Georgia Williams have described her as a "gorgeous tomboy" who brought untold happiness into their lives.
Police inquiries are continuing into allegations of sexual assault of children at a Highland nursery.
A SCOUTMASTER who filmed naked boys pouring chocolate over each other, has been jailed for three years.
A robber who was caught on CCTV pulling on a balaclava before robbing a shop has been jailed for six years.
A MAN has admitted raping a student in Glasgow's west end.
Former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos has been released on police bail following her arrest on suspicion of supplying class A drugs.
A MUSLIM father has avoided jail despite pulling a knife on his teenage daughter for "shaming him" by letting a male friend stay overnight in her bed.
A DRIVER who led police on a high-speed chase with an officer trapped in his car has been jailed for four years.
A BEAUTY lecturer told a triple murder trial one of the accused threatened to burn down a pub.
Friends of missing 17-year-old Georgia Williams are hoping to raise more than £1000 for a permanent memorial to her.
A man has been seriously injured in a city centre attack.
A nightclub licensee has been found guilty of allowing customers to continue drinking on his premises, despite being too drunk.
AN Olympic weightlifting hopeful has been convicted of raping a 14-year-old girl.
SNP councillor Bill Holman has been convicted of looking for a prostitute in Glasgow's red-light area.
A POLICE constable who stole drugs and cash from a police station told detectives he "completely flipped", a court hear.
THE evidence of a crucial witness in the Liam Aitchison murder trial was "made up" it was claimed.
A FORMER publican told a court one of the men accused of murdering three members of the Sharkey family in a house fire had threatened to burn down her pub and her home with her and her child in it.
A FORMER recruitment boss threatened to release the address of RBS Chief Executive Stephen Hester's children in an attempt to force him to "admit" the bank had "framed" her, a court heard yesterday.
A FORMER lawyer caught with "a huge amount" of cannabis resin in his flat has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison.