FOUR men have appeared in court accused of plotting to murder high-profile Loyalists Johnny "Mad Dog" Adair and Sammy McCrory.
A MAN on trial for murdering his wife and two-year-old son told a jury his belief in reincarnation and the after-life meant that by taking his own life they would be together as a family unit again.
A MAN was caught as he walked along a Glasgow street carrying cocaine with a street value of £160,000 inside a corn flakes box.
A COMPANY has been fined £200,000 over the death of a man who died after plunging from a viaduct.
AN expert biologist whose inattention on a motorway caused the death of a retired headmaster has been sentenced to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work.
ACTOR Steve McFadden has accepted substantial damages from the publishers of the News Of The World and the Metropolitan Police after taking legal action in the wake of phone hacking revelations, a High Court judge has been told.
DJ Dave Lee Travis was "reserved and untheatrical" off stage while taking part in pantomime, a court has heard.
A CONCERT pianist hopes to rekindle a friendship with the best-selling author he is alleged to have harassed, a court has heard.
AN investigation is under way after an "intense" fire destroyed part of an under-construction housing development.
A NOTORIOUS gangland killer given the longest jail term in Scottish history has escaped punishment for having a mobile phone in jail - because any new sentence would not start until 2038.
A children's doctor who has admitted sexually assaulting young cancer sufferers likely has more victims, police have warned.
TWENTY people have now come forward to claim they were victims of sexual abuse by Sir Cyril Smith.
A MANHUNT is under way for a backpacker suspected of murdering a British man and a woman found semi-naked on a Thai beach.
Two Audi cars worth a six-figure total have been stolen from a dealership.
A CONCERT pianist who faces allegations he harassed a best-selling author has claimed he is the victim of a vendetta by her.
The producer/director of a pantomime during which DJ Dave Lee Travis is accused of indecently assaulting a stagehand told a court he heard nothing about him being "predatory".