Missing Allan Bryant: Facebook troll’s jail gloating adds to family’s pain

31 October 2014 11.38am.

An Allan Bryant appeal Facebook troll has been accused of gloating on the eve of the first anniversary of the Glenrothes man going missing.

Holyrood conveners could be elected

Holyrood could be strengthened by plans to introduce elected committee conveners, Presiding Officer Tricia Marwick has said.

Minister's 'chunky money' for roads

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First Minister pledges to act on Tummel Bridge unsafe water supply

Scotland’s First Minister will pile pressure on Scottish Water after The Courier revealed a Perthshire community’s supply is tainted with potentially ...

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Plea to confront aid corruption

The Government is failing to tackle corruption levels in international aid programmes it is funding, an independent watchdog has found.

Votes counted in PCC by-election

The new police and crime commissioner (PCC) for South Yorkshire will be announced today, with Ukip hoping it will secure the post, following up its ...

BA owner sees profits climb

The owner of British Airways stepped up pressure on its European rivals today by forecasting it will make bigger than expected profits this year.

RBS sets pace in FTSE 100 rally

The recent recovery of the FTSE 100 Index stepped up a gear today amid strong gains from Royal Bank of Scotland and the owner of British Airways.

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Police chief faces internal charge

A chief constable will face an internal charge of gross misconduct following claims that he made "inappropriate advances" to female colleagues and ...

Proposals to repay £2bn WWI debt

Steps to repay the UK's £2 billion in outstanding First World War debt have been unveiled with plans to redeem bonds dating back to the 18th ...

RBS writes off further £780m

Royal Bank of Scotland wrote off another £780 million for past misconduct today and suggested more pain was to come before taxpayers would see a ...

X Factor hopefuls face instant axe

X Factor contestants face instant dismissal on tomorrow night's show if they fail to impress viewers in a Halloween elimination twist as the show ...

Murderers lose whole-life challenge

Two murderers have lost challenges against orders that they can never be released from prison.

Rowling based witch on hated woman

Harry Potter author JK Rowling has returned to the world of her teenage wizard to explain the background of one of her most evil characters.

Lidl matches Waitrose in taste test

Discount store Lidl has done as well as posh nosh specialist Waitrose in a mass blind-tasting of indulgent Christmas foods.