Children are being put at risk by the UK Government's welfare reforms, as families wrestle with a scale of poverty and adversity unheard of since Victorian times, according to two major charities.
A BRITISH healthcare worker who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone has arrived back in the UK.
THE UK is close to identifying the suspected British national shown beheading American journalist James Foley, according to the British ambassador to the United States.
A PLAN has been submitted for Glasgow City Council to formally adopt Clyde, the Commonwealth Games mascot, and then use the commercial profits to fund children's charities.
MALE celebrities get more Twitter abuse than women, but men are also more likely to give abuse, a study shows.
CRIME writer Peter May is to return the scene of many of his plots this week when he launches his latest book on Lewis.
THE first officer to be awarded a Victoria Cross in the First World War was honoured yesterday, exactly 100 years since his action.
DANCERS Greek Salad perform their routine at the World Street Dance Championships.
A SENIOR police officer has accused the chief constable of Police Scotland of operating a "climate of fear" within the force.
A NOVEL inspired by the daily toil of a shepherdess and a biography of a Booker Prize-winning novelist are the winners of Britain's oldest literary awards.
JESSIE J has revealed she is leaving Britain because of speculation over her love life.
A COLLECTION of rare cricket books owned by Tony Hancock's showbusiness agent brother Roger is expected to sell for a six-figure sum when it is sold later this year.
AN early spring and a "wonderful growing season" are set to deliver the autumn fruit crop about two weeks early, experts have said.
DAVID Guetta has claimed his fifth UK number one single with Lovers On The Sun featuring US singer-songwriter Sam Martin.
AN academic has been given a lifetime achievement award for his contribution to understanding the causes, impacts and prevention of cancer.
THE best-selling Japanese writer Haruki Murakami, one of the leading names in world literature, has told a packed Edinburgh audience of his love for jazz and Scotch whisky.
Sir Cliff Richard was interviewed under caution at the weekend by South Yorkshire Police detectives investigating a sex crime claim involving a young boy.
golfing legend Bernard Gallacher will toast a year of good health this week after suffering a life-threatening cardiac arrest.
THE Moderator of the Church of Scotland has given a morale-boosting visit to what remains of an island congregation badly split by the gay clergy row.
A TV documentary is to investigate the existence of Scotland's other monster -Morag, who is reputed to live in Loch Morar in Lochaber.
JOBSWORTHS have been asked not to use health and safety laws to introduce "ridiculous" rules after a drive to uncover their misuse discovered Frisbee bans and an end to donkey rides on beaches.
The Physics of the Hula Hoop and The Mathematics of Why I Don't Have a Boyfriend are among the topics at next month's Orkney International Science Festival.
Eight people have been rescued after a fire was started deliberately in a tenement block.
FLOUNDER tramping returned to the Solway Firth with nearly 300 competitors from all over the country taking to the sands.
PROFESSOR June Andrews of Stirling University has been rewarded for her work helping older people.
A LIFEBOAT spent five-and-a-half hours rescuing a trawler which lost power off the east of Orkney.
ACTOR Jake Wood who plays EastEnders bad boy Max Branning is heading for the Strictly Come Dancing dance floor.
THE stars of Dragons' Den have ditched their cars while working on the show to lower carbon emissions.Dragon Deborah Meaden described it as "good business sense", explaining that they had saved over 1,000kg of CO2 emissions
THOUSANDS of bikers from all over the world descended on the Highlands for the annual Thunder in the Glens gathering of Harley Davidson owners.
A TEENAGER has been charged with driving a bus out of a depot in Colchester, Essex, early on Saturday.