A SELF-employed plumber who put a string of women through years of abuse and assaults has been jailed for more than four years.
A YOUNG woman who was left registered blind after a blunder by medical staff at a hospital has settled a damages claim against a health board.
A 30-year-old hotel worker has appeared in court charged with stalking her Catholic parish priest.
A sixth man held over the murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence will not be prosecuted due to insufficient evidence.
A MAN is to stand trial charged with murdering an 85-year-old woman in her own home.
A LORRY driver who killed another motorist when his truck ploughed into his stranded car when he was blinded by a low sun, has received a community order.
POLICE may already have the crucial piece of information that will lead to the arrest of the man who murdered a banker on his doorstep 10 years ago.
FORMER radio DJ Suzie McGuire has spoken candidly of her torment at the hands of her estranged husband and of her regret at not acting on police warnings to stay away from him.
POLICE are appealing for information after a man was beaten with a pole in a vicious attack.
FORMER News of the World editor Andy Coulson has been freed from prison.
AN 86-year-old man has relived the night his partner of 30 years was stabbed to death by an intruder.
A SON who tried to strangle his mother during a brutal and sustained attack has been jailed for six years.
A young woman reportedly killed in an act of cannibalism sustained serious neck and facial injuries, an inquest has heard.
A DOWNING Street police officer has told the High Court how he was embarrassed by the childish and overbearing behaviour of former government chief whip Andrew Mitchell on the night before "plebgate".
AN advocate has been fined after his dog attacked a five-year-old girl, injuring her.
A MAN is to face trial accused of endangering a woman's life by injecting her with insulin.
A TEENAGER has been locked up after raping a 91-year-old widow in her home.
A WOMAN who was caught with drugs worth thousands of pounds in Aberdeen has been jailed for four-and-a-half years.
Four people have been arrested in the UK as part of an international operation to combat computer hackers.
TWO convicted murderers and paedophiles who claim they were discriminated against over prison visits to each other as a gay couple gave "inconsistent" information about their relationship, a court has heard.
A WATCHMAKER stole tens of thousands of pounds worth of customers' expensive watches - including Rolexes - and pawned them.
THE former chief executive of JJB Sports has been convicted of accepting more than £1 million in backhanders from suppliers.
EIGHT men have appeared in court charged with fighting on the night of the Scotland and England game.
A COUPLE have appeared in court accused of carrying out an elaborate ruse to fool a biological father out of knowing he had a daughter.
A MAN is to stand trial next year for allegedly making racist remarks at MSP Humza Yousaf.
A LORRY driver who killed a fellow motorist moments after falling asleep at the wheel has been jailed for four years.
FIVE men have been arrested in connection with an alleged robbery at a city centre arcade.
THREE Scotland International rugby players are expected to stand trial next month for allegedly attacking a fellow player.
AN ELDERLY motorist who killed a friend and neighbour by crashing into her as she cycled into a Highland village has been banned from driving and ordered to carry out community work.
A LAWYER has been warned he may go to jail after a judge ruled that he breached a court order meant to stop him working as a solicitor.