Detectives believe they have made a "significant breakthrough" in the hunt for the killer of a former Scots-based grandmother whose body was found as she house-sat for friends.
A MAN walking a dog has sexually assaulted a woman.
TWO men are to stand trial for murder in March following the discovery of a body in a field 10 years ago.
ANIMAL welfare workers have criticised a sheriff's decision to allow a pensioner who kept a menagerie of dogs, donkeys, goats and sheep in terrible conditions to keep some of her pets.
A TRIAL has heard of possible minor DNA matches between an accused murderer and two girls found dead in 1977.
AN armed robber is being hunted by police after he stole money from a petrol station.
PROSECUTORS have closed the criminal investigation into the case of a man who blew himself up in a Stockholm street after concluding that he acted alone.
A PRISON officer was challenged in court about whether he felt a "tweak of conscience" about making thousands of pounds from newspapers in exchange for "drivel" about James Bulger's killer Jon Venables.
A former miner who subjected three girls to sexual abuse decades ago has been jailed for eight years.
DJ Dave Lee Travis's three-month suspended sentence for indecent assault will not be referred to the Court of Appeal, the Attorney General has said.
A FINANCIAL adviser has been ordered to pay back £55,000 under the Proceeds of Crime legislation.
ONE of the victims in the World's End murders struggled vigorously as she was tied up by her killer, a jury has heard.
A KILLER has been jailed for at least 19 years for murdering his wife by beating and strangling her.
ANNI Dewani, who was killed on her honeymoon, went to a doctor before she left because she was planning to get pregnant, a court has heard.
Two men were seriously injured when they were attacked by a group of seven men, some of whom were in fancy dress.
The lover of a retired policeman allegedly forged a will after his death so she could keep his £180,000 estate out of the hands of his wife.
A DELIVERY driver who attempted to drive his high sided van across the Forth Road Bridge in winds exceeding 80mph has been banned for a year.
A ROOFER who raped a woman after delivering a bed to her home has been jailed for five years.
The former chief executive of JJB Sports accused of a £1 million fraud has chosen not to give evidence in his defence at his trial.
SEARCHERS have found human remains that could be those of a British-born University of Virginia student missing since September 13.
FOOTBALLER Ched Evans said he is ashamed of having "cheated" on his girlfriend - but expressed no remorse over the rape for which he was jailed as he continues to protest his innocence.
POLICE searching for a man following an unprovoked attack near a Glasgow supermarket have released CCTV images in their hunt for the suspect.
The number of weapons confiscated in Scottish prisons has almost doubled in the space of a year, figures show.
FOOTBALLER Ched Evans will make a "very personal and profound statement" next week following his release from jail after serving half of a five-year sentence for raping a 19-year-old woman in a hotel.
OSCAR Pistorius should serve at least 10 years in prison for killing his girlfriend, the state prosecutor said at the close of the South African track star's sentencing hearing.
THE Scottish Government has won a £3.2 million legal battle against a gritting business which claimed ministers had broken European Union competition laws during two cold winters.
A MOTHER has spoken of the moment she found her 10-year-old son in the street after being viciously beaten by a gang of bullies.
A MAN has suffered a serious injury to his face in a violent attack in a quiet street.
THOUSANDS of children are living in fear in violent homes, with many witnessing their mothers stabbed, strangled and sexually abused.
A JUDGE has ordered a man who beheaded his mother should remain in a psychiatric hospital for the foreseeable future.