The number of people who think the Government and newspapers present official figures honestly has increased, according to new research.
More than 1,200 children were diagnosed with some form of cancer over a 10 year period in Scotland, statistics have revealed.
The number of Scots dying within a month of receiving hospital treatment was 20% lower than had been predicted, new figures indicate.
Police have hailed a reduction in violent crime across the north-east.
Police in Aberdeen faced a surge in housebreaking over the past year - but are winning the battle against violent crime in the city.