An influential network of Perthshire businesses has issued a plea to UK ministers for extra help to safeguard hard-pressed local firms.
The man appointed to give a stronger voice to independent business owners in Perth has died.
Scotland's first new secondary school in more than 20 years is expected to get the go-ahead next week.
The SNP's Pete Wishart has called for an independent investigation of a council planning office amid growing unrest over a huge housing project at Perthshire's biggest village.
Developers have lodged multi-million-pound plans to transform an ageing Perth retail park, sparking a jobs bonanza.
Tory sources have quashed rumours that Prime Minister Theresa May was planning a trip to Perth.
Deputy First Minister John Swinney has slammed council chiefs for asking new councillors to rule on a hugely controversial housing plan just a week after they are formally appointed.
The new Provost for Perth and Kinross began his reign with a plea to keep politics out of the council chamber.
An ambitious housing plan could breathe new life into a redundant Perth hospital.
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