Perthshire businesses are feeling less confident because of Brexit, according to the council.
Half a million pensioners will be forced to seek private healthcare or miss out on an enhanced flu jab because of a national shortage, MSPs have been told.
NHS Tayside is the country's slowest health board at treating people for alcohol and drug problems.
The Tay Cities Deal faces a funding threat with the UK Government cutting its contribution to the £1 billion investment package.
Rail travel could be too expensive for thousands more Scots when new price rises kick in next year, Labour have said.
Shamed politician Sir Nicholas Fairbairn has become embroiled in fresh claims of sexual misconduct, more than 20 years after his death, following accusations he assaulted a journalist during a live radio broadcast.
A Tay Cities Deal would deliver a significant boost to Tayside's economy, according to Deputy First Minister John Swinney.
A Perth-based Tory MSP has warned of border controls if Scotland breaks away from the rest of the UK in the wake of last week's Brexit vote.
One of Perth’s best-known councillors said he is “delighted” to become an MSP and has vowed to fight every corner for his constituents.
The Deputy First Minister has promised a transport revolution for Perth to help drive the economy forward.