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70s glam rocker Alvin Stardust dies after short illness

Singer and actor Alvin Stardust died this morning aged 72 after a short illness, his manager said.

Stone joins Cenotaph Poppy vigil

Pop star Joss Stone pledged her support for this year's Poppy appeal by joining soldiers at a special vigil marking the start of the Royal British ...

23 Oct 2014 7.48am

Soulful Sam is big Mobo winner

Chart-topping soul singer Sam Smith dedicated his triumph to his parents after celebrating being the big winner at the Mobo Awards.

23 Oct 2014 1.04am

MSP in plea to Celtic over wages

Celtic Football Club should overturn its objection to paying staff a "living wage", a Labour MSP said.

23 Oct 2014 3.19pm

Call to let Scots set own time zone

Scotland should be devolved powers to set its own time zone, a former minister has said.

23 Oct 2014 2.19pm

Oil firms discover new field

A new oil field has been discovered in the North Sea.

23 Oct 2014 3.19pm

Business service creates 385 jobs

Almost 400 jobs are being created by a new business support service which is being set up in Glasgow, the First Minister has announced.

23 Oct 2014 2.19pm

Jury tours World's End murder sites

Jurors in the trial of a man accused of murdering two teenage girls 37 years ago are visiting various sites linked to the case.

23 Oct 2014 2.19pm

Man faces court over PMQs incident

A man who had to be escorted from the House of Commons after allegedly throwing a bag of marbles during yesterday's Prime Minister's Questions will ...

23 Oct 2014 12.05pm

Military complaint system 'failing'

A proposed military complaints watchdog needs stronger powers if personnel are to trust its independence from commanders, MPs said.

23 Oct 2014 12.05pm

New mortgage offers down by 10%

The number of mortgage approvals made to home-buyers was 10% lower in September compared with the same month a year earlier in further signs that the ...

23 Oct 2014 12.05pm

Fewer pupils gain five A*-C grades

Fewer teenagers scored at least five C grades in their GCSEs, including English and maths, this year amid major changes to the exams and school ...

23 Oct 2014 12.05pm

Time change 'improves child health'

British children's health would benefit from switching to continental time by moving the clocks forward an hour, say researchers.

23 Oct 2014 12.05pm

US-led Syria air strikes 'kill 500'

US-led coalition air strikes on Syria have killed more than 500 people, mainly Islamic militants, since they began last month, activists said as ...

23 Oct 2014 3.24pm

Ottawa suspect's mother 'sorry'

The mother of the man identified as Ottawa gunman has said she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son.

23 Oct 2014 4.31am

Eight killed in Pakistan bus attack

Four gunmen have attacked a minibus carrying Shiite Muslims in south-western Pakistan, killing eight of them.

23 Oct 2014 12.05pm

More held over Moscow plane crash

Russian investigators have detained four more employees of Moscow's Vnukovo Airport following a plane crash that killed the chief executive of French ...

23 Oct 2014 12.05pm

Schumacher recovery 'possible'

A doctor who treated Michael Schumacher for nearly six months after his skiing accident says the Formula One star is no longer in a coma, and ...

23 Oct 2014 8.48am