Teacake sales soar after ceremony

25 July 2014 6.00pm.

Sales of Tunnock's teacakes have soared after they featured in the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games, a supermarket has said.

SNP hits out over Taylor donation

The SNP has called on Better Together to return a £500,000 donation following reports that donor Ian Taylor's company is in negotiations with a ...

Nationalists desperate, claims MP

"Increasingly desperate" Scottish nationalists will pull any trick they can when Holyrood returns to business for its unprecedented summer session ...

Miliband’s wife enters independence debate

Justine Miliband has made an emotional appeal to Scots to vote No in September with her first intervention into the independence debate.

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Amazon and Visa results hit stocks

The stock market has ended lower after Visa and Amazon posted disappointing results.

£3m settles tycoon damages claim

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has agreed to pay £3 million to settle civil damages claims brought by property tycoon Vincent Tchenguiz arising from ...

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Disturbance at 'crisis' prison

A serious disturbance has broken out at a "crisis" prison after 120 inmates refused to return to their cells this afternoon.

Two held in FGM conspiracy probe

Two people have been arrested for conspiracy to commit female genital mutilation (FGM).

Probe into Big Society payments

A regulator is investigating the awarding and use of taxpayer-funded grants by the charity set up to lead the Prime Minister's Big Society ...

British hostage released in Yemen

A British man held hostage in Yemen for the past five months has been released safely, the Foreign Office said.

EU's Russia sanctions extended

The EU has extended sanctions against senior Russian officials in the wake of the shooting down of the Air Malaysia flight last week.

Restaurants pressed on salt targets

Councils have called on restaurants and pub chains to stop "dragging their heels" and sign up to salt reduction targets.

A&E evacuated due to weed killer

A hospital was forced to evacuate a busy accident and emergency department over a bottle of weed killer.