TOMMY Sheridan is to attempt to make a political comeback at next year's Holyrood elections.
FAMILIES relying on tax credits and housing benefit are set to be the biggest losers in this week's budget, as George Osborne begins hacking £12billion from the welfare bill.
THE growing row over 'English votes for English laws' intensified last night, as the SNP and Tories accused each other of "disrespecting" the people of Scotland.
A former Scottish Tory treasurer who could face a 12 year curb on his financial activities is to take on a senior role at the leading charity Crimestoppers.
The Scottish Human Rights Commission has urged the United Nations to demand the criminal age of responsibility for children be raised in Scotland from the age of eight.
KEZIA Dugdale, the favourite in the contest to become the next Scottish Labour leader, will move her party's headquarters from Glasgow to Edinburgh if she wins.
THE Cabinet Office is under fire for refusing to say when Alistair Carmichael first admitted he was behind the leak of the "Frenchgate" memo about Nicola Sturgeon.
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International Development Secretary Justine Greening has praised the contribution of Scots to the UK aid programme in the decade in the decade since the Gleneagles G8 commitment to double the amount of money spent in Africa.
George Osborne will use this week's summer Budget to launch a clampdown on taxpayer-funded subsidies for hundreds of thousands of higher earners living in social housing.
More than half a million children could be lifted out of poverty by reforming Universal Credit, the Government has been told.