SCOTS former snooker world champion Stephen Hendry has seen off some of the sport's biggest names during a glittering career.
A PETROCHEMICAL site at the centre of an industrial dispute could close without major investment and a cut to its "high" cost base.
The UK is one of just a handful of countries which score an "AAA" rating for secure, affordable and environmentally-friendly energy, a study has found.
Scotland's justice secretary and top law officer have been reported to a worldwide organisation of prosecutors following concerns about the handling of Lockerbie bombing inquiries.
TOWN centre shops closed at a rate of 18 a day during the first half of the year in a sign that high street retailers continued to suffer despite signs of improvement in the wider economy.
Move over The X Factor -former favourites such as Morecambe and Wise and Only Fools And Horses have been voted into the ultimate TV schedule.
Apple's new TouchID iPhone 5S fingerprint scanner can be fooled using a photograph of the owner's finger, hackers have claimed.
THE Coalition Government's planned stock market flotation of the Royal Mail is facing a threat from MPs.
Troubled smartphone maker BlackBerry has provisionally agreed a deal that will see it sold to a consortium led by its largest shareholder for $4.7 billion (£2.85bn).
House sparrow numbers appear to be stabilising after populations fell by half in a few decades, experts said.
Entertainer Nicholas Parsons has no intention of retiring - despite turning 90 this year.
ONE of Britain's leading human rights barristers' chambers is to close as a result of the Government's "devastating" cuts to legal aid south of the Border.
GRAFFITI artist Peter Drew has returned to the streets with his latest creations after finishing his Master's degree course at Glasgow Art School.
GLASGOW Caledonian University is to become the first in Britain to open a campus in New York.
A temporary ban on all contentious parades in Northern Ireland would be unworkable, Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers has said.
Golfer Colin Montgomerie admitted close friend and fellow Ryder Cup star Bernard Gallacher was "very close" to death after suffering from a heart attack.
BOSSES at a private care home in Glasgow have apologised after a great-grandmother was left to die in agony over four days because staff failed to arrange pain relief.
Film critic Barry Norman has told how he had a spat with Mel Gibson - over the Hollywood star's height.
THOUSANDS of yoga devotees turned out in Glasgow yesterday to catch a glimpse of their guru just days after he was held up on his arrival into the UK by immigration red-tape.
IT is success that makes them the envy of Scotland's footballers and rugby players.
THE new £125 million music venue on the banks of the Clyde in Glasgow will open on time.
Healthcare inspectors have called for improvements in cleanliness and infection control at a Scottish hospital.
There was a "missed opportunity" for Army chiefs to step in when temperatures rose to over 50C in Iraq before a Territorial Army soldier died of heatstroke, a coroner has said.
Over one in 20 unionists would consider voting for independence if Scotland's national football team was under threat, according to a poll.
More places will be created in schools where lessons are taught in Gaelic, thanks to a £4 million funding boost.
Police are appealing for information after the body of a man was found on a road.
Irn-Bru maker AG Barr has revealed a £5 million blow from its failed merger with Robinsons firm Britvic but claimed victory amid a cut-throat soft drinks market.
Stars of the small screen have missed out on securing a top British win at the Emmy Awards this year.
The Ryder Cup captains have teed off a series of celebrations to mark one year until the start of the golf tournament.