A trade union has described a planned review of the lowest pay band in the health service as a breakthrough in the fight against poverty.
SNP claims that tax rises and spending cuts would be avoided by growing the economy if Holyrood was responsible for raising all its own cash are a "red herring", according to one of Scotland's leading economists.
POLICE have warned of a "lack of clarity" over flagship government plans for every Scottish child to have a state-appointed guardian.
Five health boards are failing to meet waiting-time targets for treating patients in accident and emergency (A&E), according to the latest weekly figures.
Health boards are to share more than £4 million to help tackle cancer waiting times after a drop in performance against a key target.