The blistering summer has brought a plea from Scottish Water chiefs to use water wisely in a heatwave which has already seen demand rocket by almost a third.
NHS Tayside has said it plans to work alongside a northern neighbour on innovative solutions to staff shortages which could include an injection of Australian nurses.
Schools across Tayside and Fife were forced to send home pupils after being hit by a series of heating failures on Monday morning.
A killer Tayside driver jailed for the death of a Perth cabbie has been sent back to prison after a court heard how a DVLA blunder left him able to take to the road in a £50,000 weekend test drive Audi.
Routine operations across Angus, Dundee and Perth are to be halted for three weeks over the festive period by under-pressure NHS Tayside.
A Glasgow-based charity helping amputees live life to the full has extended its reach into Tayside.