A FORMER petty crook who was caught kissing Elaine Doyle has denied that he murdered her more than 27 years ago.
TWO conmen who cheated pensioners out of £10 million to fund their lavish lifestyles have each been jailed for four years and eight months.
SEVEN men have gone on trial charged with murdering a man in Edinburgh with a sub-machine pistol.
FORMER tabloid editor Andy Coulson "rubber-stamped" a payment to a royal source for a story, despite being warned by a colleague that being caught could end up with both parties in court, he told the phone hacking trial.
A FORMER police officer who maintains he was injured after he was instructed to attend a safety training course is suing the Chief Constable of Police Scotland.
SCOTLAND'S largest sanctuary for horses and donkeys has been fined for breaching safety rules after a volunteer lost part of his hand while using a circular saw.
A MAN has been treated for a serious head wound after he was attacked on a night out.
A BRITISH tourist is to be deported from Sri Lanka for displaying a tattoo of Buddha on her arm.
A TAXI driver who took a schoolgirl to a flat in his cab to rape her has been jailed.
A FORMER councillor convicted of embezzling an elderly couple's life savings has said he is frightened of being sent to prison.
A 40-YEAR-OLD man is due to appear in court tomorrow in connection with the death of a woman following a disturbance in a flat.
A MAN who killed a woman, cut up her body and dumped it at sea off the coast of Scotland has been sentenced to life imprisonment in his Lithuanian homeland.
A PROPERTY developer who faked his suicide by blasting his shotgun while his wife and children cowered in a bathroom nearby has been described by a sheriff as "a melodramatic attention-seeker".
HUNDREDS of people have been fined after being caught by police urinating in the street around Celtic and Rangers football stadiums.
A CAR dealer who blamed his cruise control for driving at twice the speed limit has been allowed to escape a ban so he can keep his job.
A 34-YEAR-OLD who left a man needing reconstructive surgery after he bit his victim's ear is facing jail.