Routine operations across Angus, Dundee and Perth are to be halted for three weeks over the festive period by under-pressure NHS Tayside.
TV favourite Crimewatch is to be dropped by the BBC after more than three decades on the air.
Rail services through Fife were plunged into chaos this morning after a train hit a tree on the line near Markinch.
Stagecoach East Scotland have launched a brand new ticket to encourage people to travel across the region for less in the evenings.
Action being taken by councils to curb the menace of fly-tipping could result in a - hopefully temporary - surge in incidents.
Illegal fly-tipping is costing Scotland more than £100 million a year, The Courier can reveal.
Despite costing the country more than £9 million a month, very few fly-tippers are being prosecuted.
An extra £5 million to help NHS boards cope with the pressure winter puts on health and social care services has been announced by the Scottish Government.
Rail travellers faced misery on Wednesday as train services were cancelled due to a second case of vandalism on the lines in a little over a week.
A Glasgow-based charity helping amputees live life to the full has extended its reach into Tayside.