CHILDREN would not have to give evidence in court during criminal trials under proposals backed by the Justice Secretary.
SCOTTISH police don't know what stop-searches are and don't know how to count them.
PLANS to end the automatic early release of long-term prisoners need further examination before proposed changes are brought into force, a key committee of MSPs has warned.
The leader of Britain's biggest transport union has condemned plans to put Police Scotland in charge of policing railways in Scotland.
MINISTERS have been accused of political point scoring as it was confirmed the country's single force will take over the policing of the railways once the function is devolved.