Gang members who flooded the west of Scotland with up to £200 million worth of heroin and cocaine have been jailed for a total of 119 years, with police claiming a significant victory against serious organised crime.
A death sentence on 1000 larch trees has been lifted as the disease that threatened their existence is not spreading as quickly as first feared.
THE suspension of the 11-strong SNP group on Argyll and Bute Council has been lifted by the party, but the group leader has stood down following a row over a new coalition.
Police are appealing for information after 10kg of live prawns were stolen from a loch.
To his Army comrades he was one of the bravest young soldiers of his time, killed in an explosion as he gave his life for his friends in Afghanistan.