NHS Tayside has described the cancellation of nearly 100 operations in December and January as a “last resort”.
A team of prison breakers swapped snow-bound Perth for the Andalucian sunshine at the weekend.
More than 400 young people have gone missing from care in Tayside and Fife over the past three years, according to new figures.
A bid to bring back forgotten railways in Angus has been described as “pie in the sky” by an enthusiast who successfully fought for the restoration of the Scottish Borders line.
Patients in some Courier Country towns are being forced to wait twice as long for an ambulance.