Scotland produced a record amount of renewable energy in the first three months of this year, with enough power generated to supply almost nine out of 10 homes.
Star Wars, Lego and Nerf blasters are among the predicted top selling toys this Christmas, according to some of the UK's biggest retailers.
Work to build eight Type 26 frigates on the Clyde will begin in the summer of next year, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced.
The 20-year minimum terms handed to a teenage couple – believed to be Britain's youngest double-murderers – for the brutal "executions" of a mother and her daughter have been referred to the Attorney General for being "unduly lenient".
A programme to support families and challenge the behaviour of domestic abusers is to be expanded following a £360,000 cash injection.
Gunmen have stormed a popular cafe in the diplomatic area of the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, taking a number of hostages, officials say.
The shadow Scottish secretary has urged the SNP to "shine the light of truth" on policing during the 1984-85 miners' strike by holding an inquiry in Scotland.
Footballer Ched Evans has won his appeal against his conviction for raping a 19-year-old woman.
A bus driver has been suspended after his "runaway" vehicle caused chaos in Glasgow city centre, ploughing into other vehicles and injuring two people.
An online petition calling for the royals to pay for Buckingham Palace's £369 million refurbishment is gathering pace, attracting more than 130,000 signatures.