TWO women will face trial after allegedly leaving three dogs locked inside a car so hot that one of the animals died.
Council chiefs have bowed to public pressure and agreed to rip out paving slabs inscribed with lyrics penned by paedophile rocker Ian Watkins.
Dragons' Den entrepreneur Duncan Bannatyne was taken to hospital after a dizzy spell yesterday.
The Frenchman who sold tens of thousands of faulty silicone breast implants around the world, including more than 40,000 in Britain, has been jailed for fraud.
ScotRail is to provide almost 600 extra carriages in the run-up to Christmas to help transport more passengers.
ketamine should be upgraded to a Class B substance, Government advisers have said.
A fireworks contractor has been cleared of breaching health and safety laws after seven people died and 51 were injured in a motorway pile-up.
A JEWELLED Faberge egg which was created in tribute to Jimmy 'Jinky' Johnstone has been sold at auction for £10,800.
Racing driver Paul Di Resta has told a High Court judge how he "lost all trust" in former manager Anthony Hamilton - the father of Formula 1 star Lewis Hamilton.
Royal Mail is set to take its place among the City's 100 leading listed companies two months after a controversial privatisation that has seen its market value soar by 80%.
A march is being held in a historic naval city to protest at job losses planned by defence giant BAE Systems.
SCOTLAND'S fishermen should not have the number of days they can spend at sea cut further, Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead has said.
SANTA Claus's mailbag has revealed the presents children really want this year, with Lego and One Direction merchandise featuring high.
A CHARM bracelet inspired by the Harry Potter novels has been sold for £20,000 with proceeds going to JK Rowling's charity, Lumos.
THE Scottish leg of a tour by ex-world heavyweight champion boxer and convicted rapist Mike Tyson is under threat after he discovered he was banned from entering the UK.
THE ex-wife of a Scots tycoon who was awarded a £20 million divorce settlement has claimed her fight is not about money.
A rescue centre has taken in more than 100 seal pups orphaned by the recent floods.
A Scottish island Cheddar has been voted the best in the world.
IT Crowd star Chris O'Dowd has signed a deal to write two children's books based on his award-winning SKY TV series Moone Boy.
THE deputy leader of the Scottish Labour Party has been cleared of using his mobile phone while driving.
THE number of anti-English and anti-Scottish incidents reported to police seems to have increased in the past year, despite figures showing a sharp decrease overall in racism across Scotland.
POLICE are hunting an attempted murderer after he failed to return to prison after a period of home leave.
DAVID Mundell, the Scotland Office Minister, will travel to America next week to represent the UK Government at the 25th anniversary memorial service for the victims of the Lockerbie bombing.
SCOTLAND'S own X Factor favourite Nicholas McDonald took time out from his preparations for Saturday's final to make a flying visit to his home town, including a return to his old school.
Comic Relief is to conduct a "full review" of its investment policy after criticisms were levelled at its dealings with the tobacco and arms industries.
SCOTLAND'S charities are struggling to cope with rising demand and costs at a time when many are facing a funding battle.
PROFESSOR Peter Higgs, the Edinburgh University-based scientist whose groundbreaking work led to the definition and naming of the Higgs-Boson Particle, receives his Nobel Prize for Physics from Sweden's King Carl Gustaf.
DAVID Cameron and Barack Obama were caught posing for a mobile phone "selfie" at Nelson Mandela's memorial service.
Brian Stockbridge has agreed to pay back his controversial £200,000 bonus in a bid to retain his place on the Rangers board.
The Royal Bank of Scotland's new finance chief has announced he is to leave the post which he took up less than ten weeks ago.