Astronomer Sir Patrick Moore died today aged 89, a group of his friends and staff said.
Boris Johnson condemned "sneering" at Starbucks today after the firm volunteered to pay millions of pounds more tax.
A quarter of Scotland has been opened up for drilling as part of Chancellor George Osborne's new dash for underground gas.
SHOOTING and hunting magazines which carry graphic images of dead animals have been compared to pornography by animal rights activists, who are calling for a ban against selling them to under-18s.
TWO of the world's best-known egos – the billionaires Donald Trump and Lord Alan Sugar – are engaged in a no-holds-barred Twitter spat that began as a dispute over Scottish wind farms.
IT is a typical Saturday in December, with roads packed with traffic as the festive frenzy gets underway.
THE family of nurse Jacintha Saldanha who died in a suspected suicide following a prank call to the hospital treating the Duchess of Cambridge have spoken of their heartbreak at her death.
ON the face of it, the plans to explore Scotland's vast untapped reserves of "unconventional" gas supplies could be a positive move.
SINGER and multi-instrumentalist Julie Fowlis was among a host of stars honoured at last night's Trad Music Awards in Fort William.
One person was killed yesterday when a light aircraft crashed in a village and narrowly missed a row of houses.
PROTESTS took place at more than 50 Starbucks stores yesterday, including outlets in Glasgow, by activists angered at the coffee chain's tax arrangements.
MORE than 100 anti-knife crime campaigners yesterday marched outside the Scottish Parliament calling for tougher sentences for killers.
A man is in a serious condition in hospital after an argument in a pub descended into a "horrendous" gang attack.
Anti tax avoidance activists staged protests at more than 50 Starbucks stores today to complain about the coffee chain's tax arrangements.
The hospital where the nurse who was duped into helping reveal details about the Duchess of Cambridge's health worked, today condemned the prank phone call as "truly appalling".
Jim Traynor, the former Daily Record sports journalist, has been appointed as Rangers' new director of communications.
A DRAMATIC policy U-turn has been announced by Scotland's embattled arts body after a turbulent year which culminated in the resignation of its under-fire chief executive this week.
Hillary Clinton has told political leaders in Belfast they must get out of Stormont and engage with their disillusioned grassroots voters.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been left deeply saddened after the nurse duped by hoax callers into revealing details about Kate's health apparently committed suicide.
THE new body set up to regulate crofting and root out absentee crofters has been accused of hypocrisy and impropriety after it emerged one of its elected commissioners is himself a long-time absentee.
Parents are gearing up for a fight to save their primary school in the face of plans being drawn up by education chiefs to tackle falling rolls and ageing buildings.
SHE was compared to Joan Baez, and was even described as the new Joni Mitchell.
COUPLES undergoing IVF at a hospital where treatments have been suspended due to plummeting success rates have been left "distressed and emotional".
A FLOOD clean-up operation is still ongoing nearly three weeks after the River Forth burst its banks in Aberfoyle.
TRADERS in a seaside town are demanding Government ministers overturn a ballot decision to set up a fund to breathe fresh life into business in the area.
PEOPLE in some of the world's poorest countries will have better access to clean energy, thanks to a partnership between the Scottish Government and the United Nations.
CONSUMERS have been warned of price rises for bread and cakes after the wet spring reduced crop yields.
A RESCUE mission that lasted seven hours was launched after a small fish-farm boat ran aground on Orkney.
The Vikings and Mary Queen of Scots will be the subjects of two major exhibitions at the National Museum of Scotland (NMS) next year.
A RETIRED headmistress who has trod the boards in amateur panto every Christmas for more than 40 years is finally leaving the footlights.