A MAN who began a decade-long campaign of sexual abuse when he was just 11-years-old is facing a prison sentence.
A DOCUMENTARY featuring "particularly bloody" footage of dog fights has been cleared of breaching the broadcasting code, after Ofcom received 1,736 complaints.
GREAT British Bake-off presenter Mary Berry was among a number of stars to giving out awards at the TV Choice Awards last night in London.
ANOTHER horse meat scandal will emerge as some European countries have made no changes since the "storm" died down, a former Coalition Government farm-ing minister has warned.
CRASH investigators will publish a preliminary report today on the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine.
The woman who was found dead in a Highland loch has been identified as coming from Cumbria and police have confirmed she did not die in suspicious circumstances.
THE Proms last night paid tribute to Orkney composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies with a special concert marking his 80th birthday, less than a year after he won his battle with cancer.
Calvin Harris has become the first UK solo act to notch up more than one billion plays worldwide on an internet music streaming service.
Until about a week ago, the financial markets "gave virtually zero weight to the possibility" of Scotland voting for independence, investment bank UBS pointed out yesterday.
Smart phones are being used as "pocket doctors" to spot early signs of Parkinson's disease from subtle changes in voice and movement.
An elderly woman has died and four others, including a seven-year-old child, have been seriously injured in a car crash.
Amazon, the e-commerce giant more traditionally known for its online store, has announced its first smartphone is coming to the UK.
Unions are pressing a Scottish council not to award a contract to any firm found to have blacklisted construction workers.
The new tram service in Scotland's capital has carried 1.5 million passengers in its first 100 days.
A teenage girl was raped in a supermarket car park after getting into what she thought was a taxi.
A man who murdered his wife in a staged car accident and tried to kill his second in a copycat crash has launched a fresh bid to clear his name.
The "spare to the heir" is often a difficult role to fulfil within the Royal Family.
The Earl of Strathearn and Countess of Strathearn are "very pleased to announce" that they are expecting their second child, Clarence House said.
A cyclist has died following a collision with a car.
Olympic swimming champ Rebecca Adlington has taken the plunge by marrying - and told how her stint on I'm A Celebrity got her in shape for the big day.
Actress Molly Glynn has died after a tree toppled by a powerful storm struck her as she rode her bike in a US forest park. She was 46.
THE changing face of libraries has been laid bare by figures showing a drop in people going into local branches as users increasingly attain a service from computers at home.
THE man responsible for a sectarian murder that shocked Scotland has apologised to his victim's family almost two decades after the fatal attack.
THE vogue for buying fashionable crossbreeds online is helping create an unexpected surge in stray and abandoned dogs in Scotland.
HUNDREDS of children are separated from their siblings every year when placed in foster care, according to new figures, with the split often leading to lifelong problems.
A BETTING firm has been forced to pay out almost £45,000 to three former employees after sacking them for serving a 16-year-old boy believed to have produced fake ID.
A MENTORING programme that helps some of society's most disadvantaged young people has received 200 volunteer registrations thanks to support from The Herald.
THE Government reserves the right to take action to stem any immediate humanitarian crisis on the ground in Iraq.
The head of Aberdeen's tourist agency has described the condition of Scotland's north-eastern rail links as an "abject disgrace".