A FORMER heroin addict jailed for murdering her toddler son has been cleared after judges at the Court of Appeal criticised a catalogue of errors in the case against her.
A SCOT held in India for nearly four years awaiting trial has finally been acquitted of drugs charges he has always denied.
FOUR British terrorists have been jailed for their roles in plotting an al Qaeda-inspired attack in the UK.
A footballer who punched an opposition player so hard during a "melee" that he left him with permanent nerve damage has been jailed for 11 months.
A WOMAN has had her conviction for murdering her toddler son quashed by appeal judges.
A man has been jailed for faking data for a clinical trial, health regulators said.
Appeal judges have cleared a mum of murdering her toddler son - but without saying why.
Veteran BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall has appeared at a pre-trial hearing over allegations of historic sex offences.
A MAN who carried out a string of attacks following his release from prison has been given a life sentence.
An 88-year-old motorist who caused a head-on crash on the A9 has been shown mercy after a court heard he was trying to be polite at the time.
A woman attempted to murder a baby twice within two months, a court heard.
A man who handed his friend in to a police station while dressed as Batman has been charged with burglary.
CELTIC manager Neil Lennon will be summoned to Perth Justice of the Peace court for speeding in the next few weeks after he allegedly hit 85mph on the A9 in Perthshire.
A leading jeweller has described a terrifying raid on his prestigious store that saw £200,000 of Rolex watches stolen.
A man jailed for his role in the death of Baby P has been recalled to prison after breaching his bail conditions, sources said.
THE family of a Scots woman found buried under a friend's patio in Perth, Australia, are facing a new agony after her alleged killer won his appeal against conviction.
A DRUG addict has been jailed for life for stabbing to death a dealer who refused to give him heroin and rocks of crack cocaine for free.
Friends of a 107-year-old woman and her daughter, found dead in the same house, have spoken of their disbelief at the news of the double tragedy.
PROSECUTORS are considering an appeal against a verdict clearing a Celtic fan of singing a sectarian song after the sheriff described legislation to tackle offensive behaviour at football as "mince".
A MAN faces being deported after he was arrested moments before he was about to get married in a suspected sham wedding.
A FISHING vessel company and its two directors have been fined almost £150,000 after admitting safety breaches that put lives at risk.
A former RAF serviceman is behind bars after he was found guilty of sexually abusing young girls over a period of almost 50 years.
A FORMER international project manager with a government-sponsored education and training agency is suing his ex-employer amid claims he suffered post- traumatic stress disorder after being dispatched to hotspots of civil unrest across the globe.
A MAN who made more than £1 million selling fake goods has been ordered by a court to pay back just £1.
Police were more interested in the activities and whereabouts of Gerry Adams than investigating child sex abuse allegations against his brother Liam, the alleged victim has claimed in court.
The body of a man found in bushes at a car park at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary is believed to have lain there for two days.
APPEAL judges were preparing to hear Nat Fraser's attempt to overturn his murder conviction yesterday – until his defence team sprung a surprise.
A CONTROVERSIAL sheriff has been criticised by the Catholic Church after saying the best way to deal with sectarianism in Scotland was to "do away with" denominational schools.
A MAN who claimed more than £14,000 in benefits meant for people with severe disabilities while working as a painter and decorator has been jailed for six months.