19 March 2013: 8:18am
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MSPs have rubber-stamped the Scottish Government's spending plans for local authorities.Read
Over-60s could travel on the long-awaited Edinburgh trams free of charge, under plans being explored by the city council.Read
Changes to the Scottish Government's debt management scheme will save people money by freezing their interest and charges earlier, it has been announced.Read
A bar owner fled to Spain after a man who is accused of murdering a businesswoman threatened to break his legs, a court heard.Read
The warmth and friendliness of Scots is having a positive impact on tourists, according to a recent survey.Read
TV presenter Lorraine Kelly and Downton Abbey star Phyllis Logan have put pen to paper to help raise money for charity.Read
A father convicted of shaking his baby daughter to death is to have his case sent back to the Appeal Court.Read
The cigarette display and vending machine sales ban will be introduced in Scotland on April 29, the Scottish Government has announced.Read
The DNA of two men accused of murder was found on a floorboard at a flat where a businesswoman was allegedly tortured and killed, a court has heard.Read
The First Minister has been accused of planning an "independence ball" while cancer patients have to go without treatment.Read
Gypsy-Travellers have described the struggle they face accessing essential services, including what was called a critical problem with secondary education.Read
A team of 18 traditional apprentices is being sought to care for and preserve Scotland's historic buildings.Read
The Health Secretary has been publicly rebuked for sitting on a patient's bed during a visit to a new hospital that has been specifically designed to minimise superbugs.Read
A landlord convicted of offences linked to his flat-letting business has been banned from renting out properties in the capital.Read
Human remains washed up on a loch island have been identified as those of a 13-year-old girl who drowned with her father in a boating accident in 2005.Read
Turnout at elections among 16 and 17-year-olds was "very, very low" after the voting age was lowered in Jersey, MSPs have been told.Read
HMV's administrators are to close 66 shops at the music chain in a move set to cost nearly 1,000 jobs.Read
Educational institutions are failing children and limiting Scotland's economy with an inadequate provision of foreign language teaching, according to international experts.Read
Proposals to make offenders pay towards the cost of supporting victims of crime are to be included in new legislation, Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill has announced.Read
A university and life sciences companies are to work together to create new medicines with the award of a £100 million contract.Read
Drugs worth around £620,000 have been seized in a police raid.Read
The Scottish Finance Secretary has said he does not envisage personal taxes rising if Scotland becomes independent.Read
Doctors, nurses and medical students will be given the opportunity to practice on robot patients following the opening of a new training centre.Read
Improved funding and training will be needed if Scotland is to continue to lead the way in teaching foreign languages, MSPs have been told.Read
Banking and financial services company Barclays has been named Scotland's most gay-friendly employer by an equal rights charity.Read
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