13 April 2013: 4:18am
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Algerian special forces have launched a rescue operation at a natural gas plant in the Sahara Desert and freed foreign hostages held by al Qaida-linked militants, but the number of dead was unclear.Read
A 60-year-old woman has been taken to hospital after a crash involving a lorry.Read
Two British workers are reported to be among the dead following an Algerian military raid to free hostages at a desert gas plant.Read
Burgers containing horse meat could have been made from "diseased or injured animals", according to environmental health experts.Read
Prime Minister David Cameron has said the country should be "prepared for the possibility of further bad news" in the hostage crisis in Algeria.Read
The Princess Royal has officially opened a university's revamped vet practice for farm animals.Read
The Scottish Government has been challenged to spell out what impact leaving the UK would have on people.Read
Britain was not informed in advance of the Algerian decision to stage a military intervention in the hostage crisis, Downing Street has said.Read
A Scottish council has not handed out a single fine over the smoking ban since it came into force almost seven years ago, MSPs have been told.Read
Patients with a rare form of cystic fibrosis will be given access to a new drug which has not been approved for use on the NHS, the Health Secretary has announced.Read
Fears are mounting over the fate of western hostages seized by Islamic militants amid reports that a number have been killed in an Algerian military strike.Read
The Scottish Prison Service (SPS) is reviewing its processes after a video of convicted killer Luke Mitchell taking a lie detector test appeared online, the First Minister has confirmed.Read
The number of fire deaths, injuries and accidental house blazes all fell last year, according to new statistics from Strathclyde Fire and Rescue service.Read
A missing businesswoman who is alleged to have been murdered may have been an undercover police mole, a trial has been told.Read
Negative portrayals of Gypsy-Travellers in the media make it more difficult for authorities to forge good relationships with those communities, MSPs were told.Read
Fears are mounting over the fate of western hostages seized by Islamic militants in Algeria amid reports that as many as 35 had been killed during fierce fighting.Read
Police searching a property where they believe a missing woman was held hostage and tortured for two weeks before being murdered found packaging and labels for floorboards, a court heard.Read
A number of foreign nationals taken hostage by armed militants in Algeria have escaped, it is being reported.Read
Conservationists want the public's help in identifying a time capsule uncovered during restoration work on a historic flagpole.Read
Police have released pictures of a man they want to talk to in connection with a sexual assault.Read
It is unclear whether an independent Scotland would remain in the European Union, Slovakia's deputy prime minister has said.Read
Councils are being urged to provide more sites for Travellers which could help police build trust with this community.Read
More than a million people are "living on a knife edge" because of stress over housing costs, campaigners at Shelter Scotland have claimed.Read
Demand for advice about welfare benefits has increased by two-fifths in the last five years, the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) has reported.Read
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