POLICE stop and search procedures with no legal basis cost the public purse almost £10 million last year, the Sunday Herald can reveal.
A MAN has been convicted of raping a law student as she slept in her house.
ONE of Scotland's best-known authors has told a court how her former lover turned up at her house saying he planned to walk into the sea with their young son during a beachfront ceremony to become the King of Scotland.
THE mother of a murdered Iraq veteran has made an emotional plea for information about his killer a week after he was attacked.
LAWYERS acting for a son who is suing his mother's killer have secured an order to arrest thousands of pounds belonging to the convicted murderer.
THE wife of a former KPMG director accused of fiddling £44,000 in expenses to fund his gambling habit has defended her husband.
A MAN who used his home as a safe house to store £470,000 of drugs has been jailed for almost five years.
POLICE have refused to confirm a report that two detectives have been cleared of misconduct following their interview with Gail Sheridan while she was facing a perjury inquiry.
A MAN accused of kidnapping and raping a woman in Glasgow almost a decade ago has agreed to be extradited following his arrest in Spain.
A Twitter troll threatened to assassinate the First Minister because he "doesn't really like the SNP", a court heard today.
A MAN who used Facebook to send a message to the father of a missing man claiming he had "brutally tortured and murdered" his son has been jailed.
THREE pupils at a leading private school have been charged with assault and reckless conduct following the alleged beating of army cadets.
A WOMAN is facing jail after threatening to have her former partner falsely branded a paedophile ‑‑ then attempting to extort thousands of pounds from him so she could go on holiday.
A JUROR who was overheard saying "He should plead guilty" has been found in contempt of court.
A POLICEMAN accused of pushing his pregnant wife down a flight of stairs plans to lodge a court action to stop prosecutors from pursuing a case against him.
VICTIMS of a telephone bank scam have been conned out of £650,000 in the last six weeks.