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New rules to govern school closures

New rules on school closures that come into force today will provide "important safeguards" for rural communities, learning minister Alasdair Allan ...

1 Aug 2014 1.01am

Guards removed over 'selfie' report

Three security guards have been removed from duties at the Commonwealth Games after reports that staff took "selfie" photographs with sprint ...

31 Jul 2014 7.01pm

Home crowd wowed by tattoo preview

The opening preview for this year's Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has "gone down a storm and wowed audiences", organisers said.

1 Aug 2014 1.01am

Scottish pensioners 'worse off'

Thousands of hard-saving Scottish pensioners are worse off since the Tory-led government started cutting benefits, according to the SNP.

1 Aug 2014 1.01am

Man stabbed near swimming venue

A man stabbed in the east end of Glasgow is in a serious condition, police say.

31 Jul 2014 7.01pm

Sierra Leone cyclist in Ebola scare

Health authorities have played down an Ebola scare at the Commonwealth Games after it emerged a Sierra Leone athlete was tested for the killer virus.

1 Aug 2014 2.01am

Murdered DJ's family's fresh appeal

An appeal has been launched to trace a man wanted in connection with the murder of a talented DJ five years ago.

1 Aug 2014 1.02am

Gay sex 'linked to drink and drugs'

Almost half of gay and bisexual men frequently have sex while drunk , a new survey suggests.

1 Aug 2014 1.02am

Girl, 5, shoots playmate to death

A five-year-old girl is dead after police say another five-year-old accidentally shot her.

31 Jul 2014 10.02pm

20 killed in gas leak explosions

A series of underground gas explosions have killed 20 people and injured 270 in Taiwan's second-largest city.

31 Jul 2014 10.02pm

Paternity suit for Spain's ex-king

Spain's Supreme Court says it will consider an appeal of a rejected paternity suit filed against the recently abdicated King Juan Carlos.

31 Jul 2014 4.05pm

One Direction lead UK global sales

Chart-toppers One Direction led the UK's global sales charge last year which ensured home-grown acts accounted for one in every eight artist albums ...

1 Aug 2014 1.02am

Kylie to top bill as Games close

Pop superstar Kylie Minogue will top the bill at the closing ceremony of Glasgow 2014, it has been announced.

30 Jul 2014 8.02pm

Benidorm star Kenny Ireland dies after cancer battle

BENIDORM actor Kenny Ireland has died aged 68, following a battle with cancer.

Video: Bieber taunts Bloom after Ibiza row

Justin Bieber has seemingly taunted British actor Orlando Bloom after their reported altercation in Ibiza, posting a picture on his Instagram account ...

31 Jul 2014 8.01am

Radio 2's Evans hits audience peak

Radio 2 breakfast host Chris Evans has hit another audience high, with a new record number of listeners to his show.

31 Jul 2014 1.04am