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The Prime Minister has been urged in the Lords to take a personal lead in tackling “Dickensian” conditions faced by millions of vulnerable children in England.
Thousands of homes are reportedly without power in the Ellon area. A power cut has affected about 1,200 homes in the AB41 area. SSE engineers are working to repair the fault and the company is reporting on its website that electricity will not be restored until 5pm at the earliest.
The deputy leader of the far-right Britain First group has been re-arrested in Belfast.
An Islamic extremist suicide bomber disguised as a police officer has killed at least 17 people at a police academy in Somalia’s capital, officials said.
A nine-year-old girl was left "traumatised" after a man opened her car door and stole a bag containing a large quantity of cash.
Three out of 10 taxpayers in Scotland could be facing a rise in their bills after Thursday’s Scottish Budget, the First Minister has indicated.
The number of primary school pupils reaching the expected standard in reading, writing and maths has risen, official figures show.
An IVF baby was born with cystic fibrosis after its parents were mistakenly identified as not being carriers of the condition, according to a report.
Just 88.9% of patients were seen within four hours in A&E departments in November, the lowest figure since February, as the arrival of winter put further pressure on the NHS.
Nicola Sturgeon has been accused of being "afraid" to reinstate a survey analysing literacy and numeracy of school pupils.
Nicola Sturgeon has backed a rule change that would allow an HIV positive man to become a commercial airline pilot.
A cancer patient has released her own Christmas single to give back to the charity helping her through the illness.
St Paul’s Cathedral was the stage on Thursday for a memorial service to honour the victims of June’s Grenfell Tower tragedy in London. People from all walks of life attended the event to remember the 71 people who died as a result of the tower block blaze.
Christmas revellers are being urged to “keep a clear head” on the rail network after shocking footage showed people stumbling on to tracks.
Finance secretary Derek Mackay is expected to reveal the Budget at 2pm. Here Highland Council leader Margaret Davidson speaks ahead of the announcement.
Three out of ten taxpayers in Scotland could be facing a rise in their bills after Thursday's Scottish Budget, the First Minister has indicated.
MSPs have questioned senior figures at the UK's broadcasting regulator after programmes such as an England v Serbia football match were categorised as Scottish productions.
A judge has warned Sir Cliff Richard that detail of his personal finances might be revealed during a High Court battle with the BBC.
The number of criminals caught with knives or offensive weapons has hit its highest level for six years, official figures reveal.
Argyll councillors yesterday agreed to introduce charges at two Oban car parks - despite a last-ditch attempt to derail the plans.
GP recruitment has stalled or slid backwards in most of the north and north-east, despite soaring numbers of medical staff elsewhere in Scotland.
An Aberdeen man who showed his Christian spirit by bringing help and comfort to Indian sailors marooned at Aberdeen harbour for more than a year will take his first steps towards becoming a Roman Catholic priest this week.
A tidal power firm has reached an agreement with the business empire of Sanjeev Gupta aimed at creating a "new force" in the global renewable energy market.
President Vladimir Putin says accusations of Donald Trump’s collusion with Russia have damaged the US political system and demonstrated disrespect for those who voted for Mr Trump.
Four Iraqi citizens have won High Court damages against the Ministry of Defence arising out of their ill-treatment and unlawful detention during the Iraq War.
Dog owners across the Highlands are being reminded of their responsibilities in a bid to prevent fear to fellow residents and their pets.
A mum has sparked a fundraising mission to support a Moray nursery after seeing a “remarkable” turnaround in her son.
A group of Syrian refugees created a festive feast to thank a Deeside community which welcomed them after they fled their war-torn homes.
A north-east lifeboat crew has launched its own calendar in an effort to raise vital funds to continue to save lives at sea.
An international piping festival in Glasgow has broken new records and generated £2.5 million for the local economy, according to a report.
Loganair has announced new air services for Inverness, Shetland, Orkney and the Western Isles next year – with links to England and Norway.
The royal family has shown solidarity with families whose relatives died in the Grenfell Tower fire by attending a national memorial service.