Scotland reacted with shock and horror after Christmas shoppers were knocked to their deaths in an accident that "could hardly be more tragic".
THE leader of cash-strapped Glasgow City Council is facing criticism after spending thousands of pounds of public money to have his closest aides accompany him to Labour Party conferences.
PUBLIC sector union Unison is to demand face-to-face meetings with councillors in Glasgow to try to persuade them not to axe a citywide mental health service.
The leader of Scotland's largest local authority has set out plans to create a more prosperous economy with a "moral purpose".
One of the contenders in The Herald Scottish Politician of the Year Awards 2014 has received a moving nomination from former prime minister Gordon Brown.