The Scottish Government is to rush through emergency legislation after a landmark ruling said the current detention laws violate human rights.
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Thousands of Scottish criminals could launch fresh appeals against their convictions under a human rights ruling expected today.
New guidance is published this week to promote good environmental practice in wind farm construction.
Details of a permanent levy on banks expected to rake in £2.5bn a year by 2012 were unveiled by the UK Treasury.
Support in Scotland for the Liberal Democrats has dropped dramatically in recent weeks as massive cuts to public spending dominated the headlines.
Chancellor George Osborne has unveiled the deepest cuts in public spending in living memory measures that will affect every man, woman and child in the country.
There were fears more than 110,000 Scottish jobs could go as a result of cuts announced in Chancellor George Osborne's Comprehensive Spending Review.
Representatives of Fife, Angus and Dundee City councils gave their reactions to the Chancellor's announcement of spending cuts and how the new fiscal realities will affect the services offered by local authorities.
Any reduction in infantry numbers could be "counter productive" according to a former Black Watch soldier.
Prime Minister David Cameron has slashed defence spending, axed military projects and announced plans to cut army, navy and air force numbers but insisted it is not a "simply cost-saving exercise."