Retail sales in Scotland dropped last month in what have been described as “somewhat bruising figures”.
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has warned that the UK’s car industry could return to the ‘dark days’ of the mid-1980s as vehicle manufacture fell for the 10th consecutive month.
Attacks on prison staff rose 21% in a year as record levels of violence continue to sweep through jails in England and Wales, official figures show.
Figures for the number of people who attended north-east hospitals over the festive period have been released by a health board.
A health board has released weekly figures which show a decrease in the number of people attending A&E.
More than 1,000 extra emergency food parcels were given out to north-east people in crisis last year, figures reveal.
Rescue figures released today show the scope of the work done by the RNLI.