A conman is being hunted by police in Glasgow after nine pensioners were targeted in less than a week.
GLASGOW City Council spends £10,000 a year tackling a problem that last year attracted just one official complaint.
Clothing brand Jack Wills has won its High Court action against House of Fraser over its logo of a silhouette of a pheasant with a top hat and cane.
A RAF Tornado jet and a Eurocopter AS350 helicopter came close to colliding over the north west of Scotland, an official probe has revealed.
MANCHESTER United and England footballer Ashley Young has had a £3000 fine for speeding reduced after being overcharged by Leamington magistrates.
The case against Coronation Street's William Roache is "nonsense", with the trial haunted by the spectre of Jimmy Savile, a court has heard.
THREE men have been sentenced by a Swedish court over their involvement in a bird-egg smuggling ring traced back to Scotland.
Concerns that "disproportionate" searches of children for concealed criminal items are being driven by targets have prompted calls for a review of stop and search by children's charities.
A Catholic adoption agency that was warned it could lose its charitable status over its refusal to place children with same-sex couples has won its appeal.
THOUSANDS of workers have been left stranded on North Sea oil and gas platforms for the past three weeks because of gale-force storms.
THE Church of Scotland has been accused of a "total capitulation" over proposals to change the description of religious assemblies in schools.
Five men have been jailed for a minimum total of 131 years for stabbing a 16-year-old boy to death with swords and knives in a frenzied street attack, police said.
MORE than 4000 knives have been seized from visitors to the Scottish Parliament over the last three years.
Actor Jude Law tried to manipulate a News of the World (NotW) story about his girlfriend Sienna Miller's affair with Bond star Daniel Craig to make it appear that "she cheated first", it has been claimed.
l Every 20 minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with a blood cancer.
A leading publicly funded art gallery is warning parents to not allow children to see a candid new show unaccompanied.
PANDA breeding season is well under way as the keepers at Edinburgh Zoo work up a mating strategy for Tian Tian and Yang Guang.
A drug-addicted doctor who injected his wife with heroin has been suspended for nine months.
The brother of murdered Meredith Kercher has called for the US to agree to Amanda Knox being extradited immediately back to Italy to serve her prison sentence for the killing.
Former student Raffaele Sollecito has been picked up by police close to the Austrian border, the day after he was convicted for a second time of the murder of British student Meredith Kercher.
The former chief executive of energy giant SSE has landed a top job with one of Scotland's biggest oil services firms with a package thought to be worth £270,000 a year.
The jury trying part-time judge Constance Briscoe over charges that she lied to police investigating the Chris Huhne speeding points case has been discharged after failing to reach verdicts.
THOUSANDS of bulbs will soon light up one of Edinburgh's most famous squares.
Helen Mirren has won another prestigious award to put alongside the Oscar statuette in her home.
Kwik-Fit founder Sir Tom Farmer is joined by a student wearing a vintage nurse's uniform at the unveiling of a plaque to commemorate the spot where Queen Margaret University was founded 200 years ago.
THE rebirth of a former fabrication yard as a major manufacturing port for the offshore wind industry, with the potential to create 2500 direct jobs, has come a step closer.
Labour leader Ed Miliband has vowed to "let people back into our politics" as he unveiled details of his promised plan to recast the party's historic link with the trade unions.
Police searching for a missing pensioner believe they have found his walking stick near to a river.
A three-vehicle accident has closed a main route as snow sweeps across much of the country.
A 33-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a shooting incident in Glasgow's East end.