SCOTTISH crime groups have started manufacturing the drugs once labelled "legal highs" as they seek to compete with importers.
FORMER MSP Bill Walker has failed in his attempt to quash his conviction for domestic abuse offences.
THE brother of Elaine Doyle has told a court how he learned of her death - and dismissed suggestions he killed her.
BRITAIN'S only Green MP has vowed to continue her fight to end fracking after being found not guilty of obstructing a public highway and a public order offence during high-profile protests.
A FORMER soldier has been jailed for six years for her part in a conspiracy to blackmail an animal-testing company through a campaign of terror which involved the use of improvised explosive devices and the desecration of a grave.
POLICE smart when they hear the term "legal highs".
COFFEE solves crimes.
POLICE Scotland wasn't even a twinkle in Kenny MacAskill's eye when a new national crime campus at Gartcosh was first mooted.
AN apprentice electrician has been convicted of murdering a drug dealer he blamed for supplying a dodgy Ecstasy tablet which killed his teenage friend.
A MAN has been charged with firearms offences after three controlled explosions were carried out by police.
A COUNCILLOR has been convicted of helping himself to an elderly couple's life savings.
The Columbian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century, has died at his home in Mexico City aged 87.
MORE than £300,000 of fake designer clothing seized by police is being donated to charity.
A shamed former politician has lost a bid to overturn his convictions for twice assaulting a woman during a catalogue of domestic abuse that earned him a prison sentence.
A MAN who raped five women and sexually abused a sixth has been jailed for life.
A RETIRED detective has been forced to look at a photograph of murdered Elaine Doyle lying on a mortuary slab and threatened with prison for lying under oath.