A MOTHER who was convicted of neglecting and murdering her baby son failed to prepare properly for his birth, an inquiry into his death has heard.
PEOPLE aged in their 40s are the least likely to have felt the benefits of the economic recovery in recent months, research suggests.
As Manchester United's legendary former manager, Sir Alex Ferguson is well acquainted with the phrase "a game of two halves".
Apple has splashed out the $3billion (£1.78 billion) to snap up rapper Dr Dre's headphone company Beats Electronics.
A Glasgow student followed the singing success of Susan Boyle by reaching the final of TV's Britain's Got Talent tonight.
Veteran director Ken Loach has said he has yet to make a decision on whether to retire at 77 - but will do so after the World Cup
Controversial Manchester United owner Malcolm Glazer has died at the age of 85.
Work to retrieve the treasures trapped in the Glasgow School of Art following last week's fire has begun.
It is often said, especially by those in the west of Scotland, that residents of Edinburgh are strange.
Firefighters are tackling a large blaze that has destroyed the roof of the former primary school of Sir Alex Ferguson.
Author and poet Maya Angelou, who rose from poverty, segregation and violence to become a force on stage, screen and the printed page, has died. She was 86.
Lord Oakeshott delivered a parting shot at Nick Clegg today as he quit the Lib Dems rather than face disciplinary action for leaking a poll suggesting the leader is set to lose his Commons seat.
A police probe is under way after a schoolgirl was killed after being hit by a train at a railway station on the outskirts of Glasgow.
A video appearing to show two members of boy band One Direction smoking what they call a "joint" has emerged, as the group bring their world tour to England.
EXPERTS involved in some of Britain's most prominent historic restorations say that the fire-damaged Glasgow School of Art can rise from the ashes.
TRIBUTES have been paid to an Edinburgh fund manager who has died in a hillwalking accident.
THEY came to Scotland to document the feeding habits of the majestic white-tailed eagle, but found themselves dealing with a very different type of winged predator instead.
SCOTLAND'S friendly football match against Nigeria in London tonight is at the centre of an international investigation into suspected match-fixing.
A MILLIONAIRE property tycoon has been accused of trying to force Scotland's top riding centre for the disabled off his land.
Bank of England governor Mark Carney has turned his fire on City greed and the problem of growing inequality as he called for more to be done to clamp down on scandal-hit financial markets.
BROADCASTER Clive James says he considers himself lucky despite his battle against serious illness.
SCOTLAND'S largest local authority has overhauled its policy on infant cremations following the publication of a damning report into the Mortonhall baby ashes scandal.
BRITAIN has become "too busy" to find time for older people, TV presenter Esther Rantzen has claimed, as she revealed more than 100,000 calls have been received by a helpline for the elderly she launched six months ago.
TONY Blair has insisted he is not the reason for the delay in the publication of the Chilcot Inquiry, saying he has as much interest in knowing the findings as anyone else.
COUNCILLORS are being urged to back a campaign for the Great Tapestry of Scotland to be permanently sited in the Borders.
PEOPLE with iPhones in the UK and Australia have reported their smartphones being hacked and a ransom demanded in order to unlock them.
ONE of the most controversial works of art of the last 20 years is going under the hammer when Tracey Emin's unmade bed is expected to sell for more than £1 million at auction.
A RECORD five million children in the UK face being trapped in poverty by 2020, according to new research.
AN architect has been stripped of his professional title for six months following a row with a client over boundary markings.
ACTING legend Sir Christopher Lee has celebrated his 92nd birthday by releasing a heavy metal version of the Frank Sinatra classic My Way.