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'Kill Kim' film axed amid threats

A film due for release next week depicting a fictional plot to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been dropped after hackers threatened ...

18 Dec 2014 4.47am

Video: Aberdeen chef Brian McLeish reaches next stage in MasterChef finals

THE Aberdeen chef competing in finals week of MasterChef: The Professionals has made it to the next stage of the competition.

Status Quo on Antiques Roadshow

Vintage rockers Status Quo are the unlikely guests on the Antiques Roadshow Christmas special after a fan's tapestry tribute was valued on the ...

17 Dec 2014 7.06pm

Trident rethink 'not required'

The Defence Secretary said "now is not the time to start rethinking" the UK's nuclear deterrent, on his first visit to the Clyde naval base where it ...

18 Dec 2014 1.18pm

Sturgeon's Twitter followers surge

Nicola Sturgeon's followers on Twitter have more than tripled this year, according to a social network monitor.

18 Dec 2014 12.18pm

Oil industry 'close to collapse'

The UK's oil industry is "close to collapse" but the falling oil price could have a net benefit to the UK economy, according to experts.

18 Dec 2014 1.18pm

Finance sector move 'still a risk'

The risk that major financial institutions could move their headquarters out of Scotland still exists despite the No vote in the independence ...

18 Dec 2014 12.18pm

Renewables match fossil fuel power

Electricity generated from renewables in Scotland has matched that produced from fossil fuels for the first time.

18 Dec 2014 12.18pm

Hacking journalist avoids jail term

A former Sunday Mirror journalist has avoided jail after he handed himself in to police to confess to hacking the phone of a soap actress.

18 Dec 2014 1.21pm

May proposes 28-day bail time limit

Theresa May has announced plans to put a 28-day time limit on the use of police bail, following concerns that people were being left in legal limbo ...

18 Dec 2014 1.21pm

Black Friday boost for high street

Retail sales climbed at their strongest pace for 11 months in November as the high street was boosted by the "Black Friday" surge, official figures ...

18 Dec 2014 1.21pm

DWP rapped over benefit cap claims

Iain Duncan Smith's Department for Work and Pensions has been rebuked by the statistics watchdog over a claim that more than 12,000 households have ...

18 Dec 2014 1.21pm

Hunt defends A&E data suspension

NHS staff should not be forced to work over Christmas to publish A&E waiting time figures, Jeremy Hunt has said, amid claims of a festive "news ...

18 Dec 2014 1.21pm

PM 'incredulous' at Sydney siege

Australia's prime minister has said the deadly Sydney cafe siege may have been preventable, as the chorus of critics demanding to know why the ...

18 Dec 2014 6.48am

Obama brings Cuba in from the cold

After half a century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on to restore diplomatic relations in a historic shift that could ...

18 Dec 2014 4.47am

Uber pledges tougher safety checks

Cab share service Uber has promised to focus on passenger safety amid increasing concerns that its drivers are not adequately screened for past ...

18 Dec 2014 5.47am

Fidel frenzy sparked off-wall plots

For more than 50 years, the US government's schemes to overthrow the Castro government were, if not successful, always creative: poisonous cigars, an ...

18 Dec 2014 5.47am

Happy Havana celebrates new era

Bells tolled in celebration and teachers halted lessons as President Raul Castro told his country Cuba was restoring relations with the United States ...

18 Dec 2014 5.47am