HOLLYWOOD star Emma Thompson has told how she hopes to "manage the fear" and avoid nausea when she returns to the London stage in a musical production of Sweeney Todd.
THREE websites masquerading as official channels for health insurance cards, birth certificates and passports have been banned in a crackdown by the advertising watchdog.
An elderly man has died after being struck by a taxi as he crossed a road.
A WORKER at an Algerian gas plant where British hostages were killed in a terrorist siege allegedly threatened management with "bloodshed" the night before the attack.
A CASTLE owned by disgraced former Rangers owner Craig Whyte has been sold.
THE top US military leader has said he would recommend that the US consider deploying ground forces to Iraq if President Barack Obama's expanded air campaign to destroy Islamic extremists fails.
A non-partisan and non-political celebration of Scottish culture will today usher in the referendum day in a dramatic fashion.
Scottish independence would make the whole UK more vulnerable to attack, senior military figures have warned.
TWO men have died after a private helicopter which set off from Scotland crashed into the sea near a golf course
A farmer who died after being hit by an lorry on a country road near his home was a family man who will be greatly missed, according to his relatives.
An investigation is under way after an "intense" fire destroyed part of an under-construction housing development.
Two men accused of plotting to murder a prison governor with a car bomb have appeared in court.
The director of Scotland's biggest film festival has resigned.
A motorcyclist has died following a collision with a 4x4 vehicle.
Gogglebox star Rev Kate Bottley has criticised BBC1 show Songs Of Praise for being "depressing" and "like a piece of soggy quiche".
New Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Cat Stevens is taking the Peace Train back on the road.
TELEVISION presenter Paul Murton's curiosity for exploring Scotland's hidden gems was first piqued as a bored teenager when he decided to hitch-hike from his home near Dunoon, Argyll, to Skye.
A woman mauled to death by a tiger at the wildlife park where she worked was doing her "dream job", her mother has told an inquest.
A SCOTS victim of a terrorist siege at an Algerian gas plant tried to headbutt one of the assailants in a desperate attempt to get free, an inquest has heard.
A JEWISH carer has admitted punching and kicking Respect MP George Galloway but denied that it was religiously aggravated.
THE teenage daughter of murdered British hostage David Haines has said she has been touched by messages of support since her father was killed by Islamic extremists.
A couple suspected of organising a sham marriage have been arrested by immigration officers at a registrar's office.
Chart-topping performer Susan Boyle is preparing for the wrath of rock fans by tackling classic tunes by the likes of Pink Floyd and John Lennon for her new album.
AN internet troll faces jail after admitting threatening Celtic striker Anthony Stokes with a "violent act" on Twitter.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has scaled back its economic growth forecasts with a warning that bullish financial markets are failing to price in mounting global risks.
More than 500 Phones 4u stores have been closed after the retail chain plunged into administration, putting 5,600 jobs into jeopardy.
NEARLY three-quarters of young adults in their 20s admit to making money mistakes during their first few years of financial independence, according to research for a Government-backed body.
A SUPERMARKET worker has been assaulted in an armed raid.